2019 Information and Rules

Promoters and Organizers 
Action Jeunesse is proud to once again be the promoter of Brickomanie – Lego Convention and Exhibit for 2019. 
The members of Brickomanie’s organizing committee are:

  • Benoit Désilets 
  • Chantal van Mil
  • David St-Cyr
  • Geoffroy Bussière 
  • Jacques Bussière 
  • Jonathan Bussière
  • Sylvain Maltais 
Event 
Brickomanie will take place November 8, 9 and 10, 2019 at the Coop de l’Espace Saint-Hyacinthe pavilion,
2740 Beauparlant Avenue, Saint-Hyacinthe (QC) J2S 4M8. 
 
Registration 
Although this is an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) convention, all those who are passionate about LEGO bricks, whether or not they are affiliated with the club, are welcome. 
 
Children under 18 years of age: 
The activities in the convention are intended primarily for adults and are not always appropriate for children. Certain games are very competitive. Adults that are accompanying children should keep that in mind. 
  • All children that are 17 years old or younger must have a completed parental authorization form, even if they are accompanied by an adult. 
  • Children aged 11 to 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult that is registered for and present at the convention. 
  • Children under 10 years of age must be preauthorized by the organizing committee and must be accompanied by an adult that is registered for and present at the convention.
You can register as an exhibitor, participant or vendor (read the appropriate sections before registering). 

Registration can be done through the website (www.brickomanie.com) or by completing the printed registration form. 
 
Registration fees for exhibitors and participants are $50 until August 31, 2018 and $60 from September 1 to October 10, 2019. Payment must be made at the time of registration. 
 
The fee for an 8 x 12 foot vendor space is $200. This includes: a vendor registration, a participant registration and admittance for one assistant per day. Add $150 for each additional space without registration. 
 
If, for any reason, you must cancel your registration, you must do so as quickly as possible. Please note that there will be no reimbursements. 

Accepted forms of payment: 

  • PayPal (expo@brickomanie.com) 
  • Interac E-transfer (info@brickomanie.com) 
  • Cash given to a member of the organizing committee along with a duly completed registration form.
Exhibitor  
To be considered as an exhibitor, you must at a minimum be able to fill a 8 foot table or the equivalent. 
 
It is possible for several exhibitors to group together in order to make a collective presentation. In such a case, the exhibitors must designate a representative to be in contact with the organizing committee and to supply the committee with any necessary information. 
 
The committee reserves the right to limit the space allocated to exhibitors and to collective presentations. If this happens, the committee will contact you. 
 
If two exhibitors want to present the same collection, the organizing committee reserves the right to prioritize the exhibitor that has already participated in past editions. 

Your allocated space must be completely set up before the exhibit opens to the public on the Saturday at 10:00am and can only be dismantled after the end of the exhibit on the Sunday at 4:00pm.

Authorized material: 
  • Brickomanie is a 100% LEGO exhibit. We do, however, accept pieces from third party producers such as Brickarms, Brickmania, Altbrick or others who are involved in the AFOL communities and events. Pieces of Mega Bloks, Kre-O, Best Lock, BrickTek and others are not permitted, and neither are counterfeit minifigures. 
  • Official sets are accepted if they are integrated into a creation or if you come with a themed collection (i.e.: 1989-1992 Pirates sets). A contextual setting is required. The organizing committee reserves the right to refuse a set if it is too prevalent. 
  • Any creation containing any of the following will be refused: 
    • Drugs, tobacco, alcoholic beverages; 
    • Sexual content; 
    • Realistic or extreme violence, blood, etc.; 
    • Political or religious convictions and / or insults towards those convictions; 
    • Racist content; 
    • Able to anger or hurt somebody. 
  • In case of doubt, it is preferable to contact the organizing committee. 

Your presence during exhibit hours is preferable but not obligatory. 
 
Each exhibitor is responsible for the security of their space against theft. In case of any losses, please inform the organizing committee in case the piece(s) should be returned.

Participant 
Whether you are a knowledgeable designer or simply someone who is passionate about LEGOs, you can attend the Brickomanie event as a participant. You will have access to all of the activities, which will allow you to meet others who share your passion. 
 
Vendor 
The number of vendor spaces is limited and the organizing committee is offering priority, until August 31, 2019, to vendors who have already participated in previous editions. 

 
Only items that are related to LEGO bricks are authorized, and no exclusivity will be offered. 
 
Your space must be set up before the exhibit opens to the public on the Saturday at 10:00am and it can only be dismantled after the end of the exhibit on the Sunday at 4:00pm. 
 
Each vendor is responsible for the security of their space against theft. The organizing committee can not in any case be held responsible for losses, nor for disappointing sales during the event. However, in the case of any losses, please inform the organizing committee in case the piece(s) should be returned. 


General Rules 
  • Emergency exits may not be obstructed for any reason. 
  • It is forbidden for exhibitors, participants or volunteers to sell items inside the building where Brickomanie is taking place. 
  • Any activities such as publicity, member recruitment, collection of money or others must be approved by the organizing committee. 
  • It is forbidden to play any music or movies during opening hours. Showing personal films featuring LEGOs is, however, allowed. 
  • Pets will not be admitted, with the exception of service dogs. 
  • Out of respect for the visitors, it is forbidden to begin dismantling before the end of the exhibit. 
  • Each person is responsible for picking up their garbage at the end of the event. 
  • It is forbidden to consume drugs or alcohol during the exhibit’s opening hours to the public. Offenders will be expeled from the exhibit and will only be able to recover their belongings after the exhibit has been closed to the public. 
  • The event will have a reunion permit valid for the Friday and Saturday evenings. Attendees who are of legal age will therefore be allowed to bring their own alcoholic beverages with them for those periods. Moderation being in better taste, the organizing committee reserves the right to expel any attendees who are extremely impaired or whose behaviour is deemed inappropriate.
Gifts and Activities 
Each registered person, whether they are exhibitor, participant or vendor, will receive: 
  • a welcome bag; 
  • access to the activities; 
  • supper the Saturday evening; 
  • an entry into the Saturday evening draw (there will be a special draw just for the exhibitors) 
  • the chance to meet and discuss with others who are passionate about LEGO bricks; 
  • and many more surprises.
Technical Information 
  • Table formats: 96 x 30 inches. 
  • Ivory tablecloths will be placed on each table (they touch the ground). 
  • Format of “stages”: 96 x 48 inches or 48 x 48 inches (variable height of about 6 inches). 
  • Black skirts will be placed around the “stages”. 
  • ABS barriers will be provided upon request. 
  • If you need electricity, please note it on your registration form. You must supply your own extension cord and toolbar. 
  • If you would like a specific location (against the wall, 360 degree view, or other) please note it on your registration form. 
  • If you have any preferences, for example: I would like to be beside X because… The committee will try to respect your preference as much as possible. 
  • It is forbidden to install anything on the walls without the authorization of the organizing committee. 
  • It is forbidden to set up a structure (fire service regulation). 
  • If you have any particular needs, please contact Jonathan Bussière.
Schedule 
Welcoming Ceremony - Friday 11:00am 
Day and activities - A detailed schedule of activities will be published later on our internet website 
Set up - Friday de 7:00am – 10:00pm  And Saturday 7 :00am-10am 
Public Exhibit - Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm And Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm 
Dismantling - Sunday after 4:00pm 

Important Dates 

August 31, 2019, deadline to take advantage of the $50 registration fee and the priority to vendors. 
October 10, 2019, deadline for registration. 
October 31, 2019, deadline to make changes to your specific needs. 
November 8, 9 and 10, 2019, Brickomanie – LEGO Convention and Exhibit. 
 
Contacts 
Jonathan Bussière, organizing committee President 
e-mail : info@brickomanie.com
téléphone : 514-318-1900