Yes, after a successful debut at Bricks by the Bay in April, the BOC category will be making it's sophomore appearance at BrickCon, in my home town of Seattle.
But Iain, what is "Bricks of Character" exactly? Some kind of fancy masonry company? Celebrity bowel movement innuendo?
...good question! Bricks of Character is a Lego building theme featuring brick-built models of well known characters from film, television, literature, history, politics, or even just your imagination. Anything so long as it has personality, and isn't just posed mini-figs.
Once you're registered for the convention, make sure to enter MOC cards for all the creations you'll be showing, making sure to select "Bricks of Character" as the theme, for any MOCs that fit the bill.
You should also check out the BOC Flickr group where you can add photos of your BOC submissions, look at examples of other BOC MOCs, or talk trash with fellow BOC contributors. As the BOC theme coordinator (aka "Char Tsar"!), I'll be using this group as a central rallying point, and your MOC cards and photos will help a lot in planning the display and making sure enough table space is allocated. So check the group out regularly to stay in touch, plus my email door is always open.
The first 30 people to contribute a MOC to the BOC table (during exhibition setup, starting September 30th) will recieve a free, unique, collectible, one-of-a-kind BOC badge brick to add to your convention brick badges. This year, they are in the gorgeous new Medium Dark Flesh color seen in the Prince of Persia sets...
As with any collaborative theme at a Lego convention, there will be judging of the best creations (or largest bribes), and suitably cool and unique brick-built trophies will be awarded to the winners. And for BrickCon 2010, the award categories for BOC will be (drum roll, drrrrrrrrrrr)...
So now you have TWO material incentives to bring someting to the BOC table! As if the admiration of your fellow AFOLs or 10,000 members of the Lego-loving public wasn't already enough.
And finally, a BIG SHOUT OUT to my BOC compadre and all round multi-talented dude Tommy Williamson for coming up with both the name and the logo for BOC. Sadly Tommy won't be able to make it to BrickCon this year, due to some career-related globe-trotting. But he will definitely be there in spirit. If by "spirit" you mean "hard cider"!