Events Schedule [Last updated August 4, 2004]
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Quick Notes

Check-in   Get your name badge and/or 2004 brick and your bag of goodies. The check-in and door registration starts at 9:00am Friday morning and only pre-registered participants get the full registration package.
     
Display Setup   Setup will start at 10:00am Friday as participants arrive with their creations on a first come first serve for display space allocation unless previous arrangements have been made. Arrive on time, so that you can get the best space for your LEGO creations. Large displays will be permitted to set up Thursday night 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
     
Show and Tell   See MOC (My Own Creations) and their makers in action at these prime times all weekend long for a one on one show and tell.
1:00pm - "Feeding Time" at the Mindstorms and Technic displays (rooms 256/257)
2:00pm - "Castle Fantasy Festival" at the Castle display (room 253)
3:00pm - "Space-Time Warp" at the Sci-Fi displays (rooms 302/303/336)
4:00pm - "Big Train Action" at the Train and Town display - Friday and Saturday only (2nd floor lobby)
     
Schedule Color Key   Take note of the colors on the schedule for the follow:
Purple color = Contests and competitions you could win a prize.
Navy color = Gaming, just sign-up, join in the fun.
Teal color = Presentations, workshops, how to sessions, show and tell.
Red color = Roundtables, discussions, get involved.
     
Session Rooms   Community Meeting Room 244 - Great roundtables and fun sessions on what make us AFoL.
Train Meeting Room 251 - All sessions town, train and more.
Technology Meeting Room 317 - Sessions on web design, software, books and more.
Main Ceremony Room 329 - Fest announcements, awards, team builds and more.
     
Check out Sunday   If you need to check out of your hotel before noon on Sunday, we will provide a secure room for your luggage at GMU.
     

Schedule at a Glance - Subject to change due to room availability and registration.
Schedule at a Glance for CAD/Software, Castle, Gamers, Mindstorms/Technic, Spacers and Trains fans.

Thursday,
August 12th
  Pre Event - Setup
6:00pm-9:00pm   Train Layout and Moonbase display setup (2nd floor lobby and rooms 302/303/336)
Early birds meet and mingle
(room 329)
     
Friday,
August 13th
  Event - Day 1 (Wear your favorite LUG or LTC shirt day)
9:00am-7:00pm   Check-in and Door Registration. (2nd floor lobby) Only pre-registered participants get the full registration package.
9:00am-5:30pm   Free Style Building (room 245)
9:30am-11:00am   LEGO Outlet shopping experience - to attendees with full registration - several specials on merchandise. Go to the Outlet buy stuff, come back to the BrickFest and build it, sort it, or add it to the K8.
10:00am-1:00pm   Brick Bazaar and Displays Setup - to attendees with full registration.
11:00am-12:00pm   Regional meetings - Get to know the people and clubs from your area.
a.
Northeast - hosted by: TBA (room 329)
b.
Southeast - hosted by: Todd Thuma (room 244)
c.
West - hosted by: TBA (room 251)
12:00pm-1:00pm   Lunch/Mingle Break
Brown Bag Session:
Track Mod - Building a Inner to Outer Loop Switch - hosted by: Ondrew Hartigan (room 251)
1:00pm-5:30pm   Brick Bazaar and Displays Open - to attendees with full registration.
1:00pm-1:30pm   Feeding Time - Mindstorms and Technic Show and Tell (rooms 256/257)
1:00pm-2:00pm   Session 1
a.
Minifig Roundtable - hosted by: Geoff Gray (room 244)
b.
An Open Discussion About Other Brick Products - hosted by: Todd Thuma (room 251)
c.
Web Site Creation, Design, Hosting Workshop - hosted by: Eric Smith (room 317)
d.
Moonbase Show and Tell - hosted by: Chris Giddens (room 336)
2:00pm-3:00pm   Castle Fantasy Festival - Castle Show and Tell - hosted by: Magnus Lauglo (room 253)
2:15pm-4:30pm   Mosaic Speed Build Event - hosted by: Todd Thuma (room 329)
2:15pm-3:15pm   Session 2
a.
LEGO Gaming Roundtable - hosted by: Frank Filz (room 244)
b.
TrackDraw Windows Application - hosted by: Cary Clark (room 251)
c.
Writing a LEGO Book - hosted by: Jacob McKee (room 317)
3:00pm-3:30pm   Space-Time Warp - Sci-Fi Show and Tell (rooms 301/303/336)
3:30pm-4:30pm   Session 3
a.
Return of the Losers! The truths from the 2003 LEGO Master Builders Competition - hosted by: Derek Schin (room 244)
b.
Sculpture Thoughts & Tips - hosted by: Judy Miller (room 251)
c.
MindStorms Competition "Ocean Crossing" (room 257)
d.
Moonbase Roundtable - hosted by: Chris Giddens (room 336)
4:00pm-4:30pm   Rail Racers - round 1 and Big Train Action - Train and Town Show and Tell (2nd floor lobby)
4:30pm-5:30pm   Dinner/Mingle Break
5:30pm-7:00pm   Opening Ceremony - Announcements, Introductions, Door Prize drawing, etc (room 329)
7:00pm-10:00pm   Brick Bazaar and Displays Open - to attendees with full registration.
7:00pm-10:00pm   BrikWars - round 1 (room 245/267)
7:00pm-8:00pm   LEGO Game Show - hosted by: David Eaton (room 244)
8:00pm-9:00pm   Panel Discussion - Getting Involved, Finding the Needs in Community and filling them.
With Tim Courtney, Larry Pieniazek, Jake Mckee, Frank Filz, Lenny Hoffman (room 244)
10:00pm   Off Site Fun
     
Saturday,
August 14th
  Event - Day 2 (Wear your favorite LEGO or classic BrickFest shirt)
9:00am-7:00pm   Late Check-in and Door Registration. (2nd floor lobby) Only pre-registered participants get the full registration package.
9:00am-5:30pm   Brick Bazaar and Displays Open - to attendees with full registration.
9:00am-5:30pm   Free Style Building (room 245)
9:00am-11:00am   LEGO Outlet shopping experience day 2 - to attendees with full registration - Visit the store to see what deals they have today!
9:00am-12:00pm   Evil Stevie's Pirate Game - hosted by: Frank Filz (room 268)
9:00am-12:00pm   Formula 1 Game - hosted by: Tom Hohman (room 245)
9:45am-10:45am   Session 4
a.
Mindstorms in Education (part 1): Background and Discussion - hosted by: Calum Tsang (room 244)
b.
Photography - hosted by: Geoff Gray (room 251)
c.
Space Subtheme Show and Tell - hosted by: Chris Giddens (room 336)
10:15am-10:45am   Rail Racers - round 2 (2nd floor lobby)
11:00am-12:00pm   Timed ISD Team Build - hosted by: Todd Thuma (room 329)
11:00am-12:00pm   Session 5
a.
Mindstorms in Education (part 2): Carnegie Mellon's Educational Software - hosted by: Bill and Susan Duggins (room 244)
b.
Club Trailers - hosted by: James Trobaugh (room 251)
c.
Intro to Free 3D LEGO Modeling Software - hosted by: Tim Courtney (room 317)
d.
Large Scale Castle Building - hosted by: Magnus Lauglo (Castle room 253)
e.
MindStorms Competition "Sumo Chaser" (room 257)
12:00pm-1:00pm   Lunch/Mingle Break
Brown bag Session
GoCart Racing Game - hosted by: Don Cox (room 245)
1:00pm-5:30pm   Evil Stevie's Pirate Game Continues - hosted by: Frank Filz (room 268)
1:00pm-1:30pm   Feeding Time and Spybot Swarm - Mindstorms and Technic Show and Tell (rooms 256/257)
1:00pm-2:00pm   Session 6
a.
Classic-Castle Standard and Website - hosted by: Lenny Hoffman (room 244)
b.
8-Wide Trains Roundtable - hosted by: Ondrew Hartigan (room 251)
c.
BIP v.3 Roundtable - hosted by:Jacob McKee (room 317)
2:00pm-2:30pm   Castle Fantasy Festival and Castle Joust Tournament - hosted by: Lenny Hoffman (room 253)
2:15pm-3:15pm   Session 7
a.
Collectors Roundtable - hosted by: Brian Darrow (room 244)
b.
ILTCO Roundtable - hosted by: Mike Walsh with guest panelist Steve Barile, Larry Pieniazek and James Trobaugh (room 251)
c.
Basic Parts Authoring in Ldraw - hosted by: Orion Pobursky (room 317)
d.
60-Minute K8 Brick Build Challenge - hosted by: Craig Hicks (room 245)
3:00pm-3:30pm   Space-Time Warp - Sci-Fi Show and Tell (rooms 301/303/336)
3:30pm-4:30pm   Session 8
a.
The Joy of Building In Micro-scale - hosted by: Ashley Glennon (room 244)
b.
BBB Steam Wheels (A Hands on Show and Tell) - hosted by: Steve Barile (room 251)
c.
LDraw Community Roundtable - hosted by: Tim Courtney (room 317)
d.
MindStorms Competition "King of the Hill" (room 257)
e.
Space SHIP Show and Tell - hosted by: Chris Giddens (room 336)
4:00pm-4:30pm   Rail Racers - round 3 and Big Train Action - Train and Town Show and Tell (2nd floor lobby)
4:30pm-5:30pm   Dinner/Mingle Break
5:30pm-7:00pm   Keynote Ceremony - Announcements, Awards, LEGO Question and Answer session with new set release? Door Prize drawing, etc (room 329)
7:00pm-10:00pm   BrikWars - round 2 (room 245/267)
7:00pm-7:30pm   Live Auction - hosted by: Larry Pieniazek (room 329)
7:30pm-8:30pm   Dirty Brickster - (3rd floor lobby)
8:30pm-9:30pm   Animation Fest - BrickFilms High Adventure Theatre - hosted by: Todd Thuma (room 244)
10:00pm   Off Site Fun
     
Sunday,
August 15th
  Event - Day 3 and Public Expo (Wear your new BrickFest 2004 shirt day)
9:00am-5:00pm   Brick Bazaar and Displays Open - to attendees with full registration.
9:00am-3:30pm   Free Style Building (room 245)
9:00am-11:00am   LEGO Outlet shopping experience day 3 - to attendees with full registration.
11:00am-12:00pm   Session 9
a.
My Experience as a Professional Model Designer - hosted by: Pierre Normandin (room 251)
b. The State of SciBrick - hosted by: Lenny Hoffman (room 317)
c.
MindStorms Competition "Sumo" (room 257)
11:00am-3:30pm   Public Expo - Brick Bazaar and Displays - $5/person at the door for this one afternoon, children under age 3 are free.
11:00am-12:00pm   Rail Racers - racing fun (2nd floor lobby)
12:00pm-2:00pm   Lunch/Mingle Breaks - Stagger them breaks, lets not all run out at once.
12:00pm-3:00pm   Animation Presentation Repeat - Starting at the top of each hour (room 244)
1:00pm-2:00pm   Book Signing with Jake McKee and Tim Courtney (3rd floor lobby)
1:00pm-1:30pm   Feeding Time - Mindstorms and Technic Show and Tell (rooms 256/257)
2:00pm-3:00pm   LEGO Mindstorms Robotics and FIRST LEGO League Introduction - hosted by: Bill and Susan Duggins (room 251)
2:00pm-2:30pm   Castle Fantasy Festival - Castle Show and Tell (room 253)
3:00pm-3:30pm   Space-Time Warp - Sci-Fi Show and Tell (rooms 301/303/336)
3:30pm-4:00pm   Public Expo Ends - The public need to close out them last minute Brick Bazaar deals and work towards the exits.
4:00pm-5:00pm   Dinner/Mingle Break
5:00pm-6:00pm   Closing Ceremony - Announcements, Door Prize drawing, etc (room 329)
6:00pm-10:00pm   BrickFest Ends - Rebuild GMU - Clean-up
10:00pm   Off Site Fun
     

Additional Information

Free Style Building   Come and build using LEGO Bricks provided by the LEGO Company. Get creative and build something fun and new. Regrettably, we have a set amount so if you see a piece you absolutely must have, please replenish the K8 with other LEGO Bricks from your collection.

The clock is ticking - and you have just 60 minutes to build something based on a top secret theme. Sound like fun? WAMALUG thinks so, and that's why we're bringing our 60-minute build challenge to BrickFest. We provide the brick, you provide the creativity. After the build we admire each other’s work, take some photos, and return all parts to the brickpile. Ready, set, go! Saturday at 2:15pm in the Free Style Building Room 245.

     

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