This thread is for attendee's to post their thoughts on all of the great things that happened at fest.
I left for D.C. Wednesday/Thursday at midnight and drove with my brother for 14 hours to get to fest. It was wonderful to meet up with the other admins and castle fans who attended last year along with meeting new people. Many thanks to Magnus and Ed for coordinating the castle room and events.
Meeting Tony and Christina in person was wonderful. Ulmaris was fantastic and I enjoyed viewing Formeathan in brick.
Josh Levinson's black castle (which won best large castle creation) had great details including a flying dragon and torture chamber. Check the main page soon for a picture of his joust
Carl's landscaping, especially the bushes built of leaves and bricks, gave me many good ideas.
All of the other creations were very good too. The CC City was a bit smaller than we had hoped so next year we will all have to bring more for that.
The LEGO employees and their families were extremely friendly, supportive to the fans, and seemed to enjoy themselves. The talks by Jake, Jørgen Vig, and Kjeld made me think the company is getting back on track and willing to listen to fans for our input. That and the LEGO Factory are exciting developments for us. Several of the admins made a presentation about Classic-Castle.com to LEGO. More information about this meeting and ideas we discussed will be posted at a later date. A few things we can confirm (which eurobricks also posted) is that Vikings are coming out in October, they are selling very well in Europe, and a line up for second year is currently being developed.
My second fest experience rocked! Thank you to LEGO for attending and taking time to speak with the fans We also owe a lot to everyone who set up fest, especially Christina Hitchcock. She announced that she got another job and BrickFest will not be at GMU next year. Does anyone have a spare convention center lying around?