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Bricks & HEROES at the MCFC event

by admin on August 1, 2012

in Community News

(Written by Chris of Yoda Archives)

Have you ever been to a comic-convention like the recent San Diego Comic Con? These are fun events featuring comic books, science-fiction, fantasy, gaming, horror, costuming and other awesomeness to satisfy and dazzle comic fans. And usually they have LEGO too! Below I will tell you about an upcoming convention you might want to check out! 🙂

Following in the footsteps of other comic-conventions where the LEGO company is now regularly featured, this November the 3rd Annual Memphis Comic & Fantasy Convention (MCFC) is adding a BRICKS & HEROES LEGO section to celebrate super-heroes, science-fiction, and fantasy themed LEGO. In fact, this is the Mid-South’s first ever LEGO-fan celebration! It will include LEGO MOC-displays, a LEGO stop-motion animation film-festival, LEGO vendors, and LEGO panel discussions.

LEGO related vendors who already confirmed their presence at the Memphis Comic & Fantasy contention include:

  • The LEGO Group – makers of the toys we all love! 🙂
  • EclipseGRAFX – makers of custom minifigs, printed minifig body-parts and accessories. Also carry Brick Army and BrickWarriors items.
  • BrickJournal – published by TwoMorrows Publishing, and edited by Joe Meno, this is the ultimate resource for LEGO enthusiasts. BrickJournal spotlights all aspects of the LEGO community, featuring events, people, and models in every issue, with contributions and how-to articles by top LEGO builders worldwide, new product intros, and more!
  • BrickMania – makers of custom military LEGO building-kits with building instructions. They are also an official reseller for BrickArms
  • Modern Brick Warfare – reseller of Si-Dan Toys/Minifig.Cat products that specializes in original, custom-designed LEGO compatible weapons and gear for your minifigs.
      

I talked with Joe Thordarson, the convention’s director, who said there more vendors will be announced soon. He told me about a couple of them… let’s just say I’m really excited!  Once Joe makes an update on the convention’s website, I will post an update here in the comments section. Here is a short video introducing the event:

Would you like to join the fun? They still have some room for LEGO MOC exhibitors. Your MOC must be family-friendly and they want themes to fit the overall convention theme of super-heroes, science-fiction and fantasy.

For LEGO animated movies the deadline is October 18, 2012. LEGO movies need to be genre-based, featuring super-heroes, science-fiction, or fantasy themes. All movies must be family-friendly. To submit your movie, please copy it onto a DVD, and mail it, and all of your contact information to: BRICKS & HEROES – 925 Colonial Rd. Memphis, TN 38117. Prizes will be awarded for best submissions! 😀

Also note that LEGO is just part of this convention. MCFC will host science-fiction writers, artists, gaming, panel discussions, and costuming. There will be children’s art and short story contests. A costume contest will be held Saturday night. The Convention will have an exhibitor-hall with comics, art, and toys. These cons are great for collecting comics and toys or discussing your favorite movies or shows. This year the convention is at a new location, the Memphis Hilton.

Tom Kenny, the voice of Spongebob Squarepants is going to be the Guest of Honor at the event.  He will be at the con on Friday and Saturday. The first 250 people to buy three-day passes will get a Tom Kenny autograph photo. There will even be a Bikini Bottom MOC to coincide with Tom Kenny’s appearance. 🙄

I’ve attended comic conventions before but never a LEGO exhibit. I’m looking forward to this one! I will be there with my toy-photography prints and my wife’s handmade fairy-wings. I won’t be in the LEGO section since my work is not exclusively LEGO. But I will report on the event once I get back.

The Memphis Comic & Fantasy Convention will be held November 9-11, 2012 at the Memphis Hilton, in Memphis, TN.  Three-day passes are $35 and single-day passes are $15. Children under the age of six are admitted free. You can purchase tickets here: Buy MCFC Tickets. There is also a link to book your hotel room: MCFC Hotel Booking

For more information about BRICKS & HEROES and MCFC visit MembhisCFC.com, email Joe Thordarson or call at (901)-921-7105.

What do you think? Are you planning to be there? Please let me know in the comment section below. I hope to meet some of you guys from TBB there! If you are in the area please attend and come by to say “hi”! 🙂

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY- (mouth of lightning) :) oh and Star Wars Is AWESOMEMER than Ninjago :) but barely :) August 1, 2012 at 9:45 AM

LOL! 😆

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legolotr (Nick) August 1, 2012 at 7:25 PM

My sister wants to know how old you are. Not sure why. 🙄

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anniekan August 1, 2012 at 7:27 PM

yo! I’m Nick’s (legolotr) sister

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admin August 1, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Anniekan, nice to have ya! I’m an AFOL (Adult-Fan-of-LEGO) if that’s what you wanted to know. 😉

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anniekan August 2, 2012 at 10:17 AM

hi thanks ! um but I was asking DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY- (mouth of lightning) 🙂 oh and Star Wars Is AWESOMEMER than Ninjago 🙂 but barely 🙂 sorry not trying to be mean

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nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) August 1, 2012 at 10:17 AM

What state? ❓

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SKOUTLAW FOR LIFE August 1, 2012 at 11:03 AM

tenesee

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SKOUTLAW FOR LIFE August 1, 2012 at 11:04 AM

i cant go but imight be able to attend the new york comic con

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legodude19 August 1, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Ooo. I live close enough that this might somehow become a reality for me!
😀 but probably not. 😛

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Chris of Yoda Archives August 1, 2012 at 12:06 PM

You have sometime to plan. Make it happen.

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studless August 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

nuts, can’t come. Really want to go to Brickcon in October. Never been to a lego fan convention before 🙁

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Chris of Yoda Archives August 1, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I’ve never been to a LEGO convention either. The nearest one to me was in Birmingham, Alabama I was at a local comic book convention that weekend.

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Micho August 1, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I have been to the SD Comic Con 3 times last time was 4 years ago… LEGO now has a much larger presence than back in those days now. I was in my dark ages back the though.

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nace10 A.K.A. (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule August 1, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Hey guys please do this short survey for my site. It will help!
http://nace10.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/survey-2/

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Padawan Ahsoka Tano August 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Too bad I’m in Los Angeles… I haven’t been able to go to any of the cool conventions, even San Diego Comic Con, since I didn’t have the money to buy a ticket and my parents didn’t have the gas money to drive all the way down there. .___. The best convention I’ve been to is the Los Angeles Book and Magazine Convention, because I was helping this Teen book series help pass out flyers.
Maybe someday I’ll go to Comic Con…

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Micho August 1, 2012 at 7:14 PM

That’s why I went as a single adult LOL

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KING_BOO_XDDX August 2, 2012 at 8:58 AM

RAAAAAAAAAGE QUIIIIIIIT I MISS EVERY THING NO ME GUSTA maybe i should be smart and tell ma mom … meh she would say noez -_- 🙁

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KING_BOO_XDDX August 2, 2012 at 9:06 AM

hmm maybe IF i do (which i sadly WONT) i probably might see you in person… but we wont recognize… OH CRAP SCHOOL -_______________________-

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KING_BOO_XDDX August 2, 2012 at 9:20 AM

WHAT THE the website said discounted price of $93.00 PER NIGHT AT THE HOTEL id rather go to WALMART BUY A FREAKING TENT FOR WHAT? $20? AND CAMP OUT RIGHT NEXT TO COMIC-CON AND BE FIRST ALL THE TIME

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admin August 2, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Hiltons are expensive in general. What I usually do when we go to events like this is just look for a cheaper hotel nearby. Often there is one for a lot less in walking-distance or just a short drive away.

I go to Expedia.com and do a hotel search by address. I put in the address of the expensive hotel, then sort the results by price. The results will also tell me how far the cheaper hotel is from the expensive one.

And yeah, a tent is also an option. 😉

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KING_BOO_XDDX August 2, 2012 at 9:22 AM

FREAKING SCHOOOOOOOOL -_- my life sucks

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KING_BOO_XDDX August 2, 2012 at 9:24 AM

maybe would of been able to go if it wernt for school **** it (i cencored it)

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Ninajgo Fan 100 August 2, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I wish I could go to get some new and cool minifigures and that crossover comic of Anakin Skywalker and Harry Potter! 😀
The comic makes me wonder if they have fight to the death 🙂 but sadly I can’t go 🙁 all well I think someone will sell those stuff on the internet anywats 🙂

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Chris of Yoda Archives August 29, 2012 at 1:16 AM

The comic will be an e-book download not a printed comic.

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Chris of Yoda Archives August 29, 2012 at 1:01 AM

They’ve added another vendor. Citizenbrick., http://citizenbrick.com/ will be there.
“Citizen Brick premium printed LEGO® compatible bricks. We offer the finest quality Minifigs, bricks, and tiles around. No labels, decals, hand painting, or ink jet digital. Printed like the real thing using authentic LEGO® parts. For the serious AFOL model builder.”

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Chris of Yoda Archives August 29, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Update #2 They are also having a name the spokes-figure contest. Submit a name for their Spokes figure via the contact page. The winner get a lifetime pass to Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention.
It just says pass to the convention so the contest would only be good if you can make the trip or are near the area.
http://memphiscfc.com/

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Chris of Yoda Archives November 7, 2012 at 7:05 PM

This will happen this weekend. I’m going to take tons of pics.

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