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News for BrickFair VA 2013 registrants (exhibitors).
May 17th 2013
A friendly reminder: BF/VA features a short 4-hour time slot we call Adult Swim. Saturday night, from 9pm until close, the Expo Hall is restricted to registrants ages 21 and up (Alabama and New England do not have this). This is the adults' short respite to let loose a little and enjoy a more quiet, adult setting. I regret any disappointment this may cause some, but out of 4 full days of LEGO fun, Adult Swim is only a couple hours.
On an unrelated note, some of you may have heard the Dulles Expo Center is expanding. It's true. But construction won't be done until after BrickFair this August. We have contracted with DEC in 2014 for the entire building, including the new space - all 130,000 square feet. Both the vendor and MOC areas will grown significantly!
I'm looking forward to seeing you all again this August :)
Apr 20th 2013
Bring On the Fun!
Just a reminder to everyone that BrickFair's first goal is fun. As such, the MOC area is a no-sale zone. No advertising for businesses, no YouTube channels, no BrickShelf sites, and no CUUSOO promotions. BrickFair quarantines all the business of LEGO in the vendor area. We appreciate everyone making BrickFair fun and pop-up ad-free.
Apr 12th 2013
Bring On Your MOCs!
BrickFair VA is seeing a 1/3rd drop in registrations compared to past years. Maybe it's because we've branched out to Alabama and New England. Or perhaps it's due to the loss of a special LEGO store sale. Who knows?
Presently our MOC registrations are on target, and we'd like to keep it that way. If you ever wondered about bringing more MOCs to show off, but had second thoughts, this is the year to cast aside your doubts and plan to bring more LEGO!
Apr 8th 2013
Alternate Hotel (Wyngate)
By request, we have again reached out to the Wyngate Hotel as an alternate place to stay. They say they have very limited rooms available and suggest anyone interested reserve their room right away.
Mar 16th 2013
We received a question from one astute young exhibitor: "If I can still sign-up for games after the sign-up deadline, then why is there a deadline?"
You see, Timmy, the computer randomly draws names to participate in games because we have more attendees than seats. So not everyone can play in every game they wish. In order to have a fair drawing, everyone must know when that drawing is taking place. Thus, the deadline.
But even after the drawing, some games still have empty seats. So we don't cut off sign-ups, so late-comers might join in a game. After the initial drawing, every few days, the computer will continue to randomly draw names, from sign-ups, to fill seats.
I hope that made sense, and thank you for asking,