Alright, time for the recap!
Getting to Seattle was difficult, mostly because Akaku and I didn't have access to my car -- and in any case, I had no experience driving downtown. We wound up taking a bus or two. Not the most efficient, or comfortable, way, but it got us there.
Things seemed both a bit packed and yet not as packed this year. Lots of impressive MOCs, though! Special note to a remote-controlled R2-D2, and a remote-controlled mouse droid (those rolling toaster ovens that ran around on the Death Star).
The Bionicle table was a lot smaller this year, and not in its usual place of mid-back (more like the back-back). There was a lot of cool MOCs but - somewhat worryingly - no members hanging around. (We got to the hall at around 11:50.)
After some heartbreaking moments of concern that we were the only members there -- eureka! We found one!
Pictured: Roa McToa and her amazing Makuta of Okoto MOC. Not pictured: Akaku fanboying.
We had a lovely chat, and -- our hope restored -- we went on the hunt again. And we found more!
Pictured: GSR and Kakaru. Not pictured: Cajun.
We all had a chat, a couple of the metal pieces I brought with me got passed around (my bronze Shelek, and my Kohrak-Kal ring), and then -- the fire alarm got pulled.
We regrouped outside, and met up with Cederak and Ezorou. After a few moments getting acquainted, we decided to take our unscheduled break to get lunch at the Armory. We spent about 1.5 hours eating and chatting together, then returned to the convention hall.
Fortunately, during the break, more members came out of the woodwork.
Pictured, from left to right: Based Goomy and xccj.
Pictured: Cederak, Ezorou, and Letagi.
We had a great time, but with the end of the con day coming up (and my getting dizzy), we needed to get going. I took one last picture, then headed to find the bus home.
Pictured, from left to right: Roa McToa, The 1st Shadow, Meyres the Anchorman, Akaku: Master of Flight
All in all, despite issues with the transportation and finding other members, this was probably the best BrickCon I've ever gone to! Can't wait until next year! ^^
(warning, not all of them were cropped before uploading)