I am available to speak passionately about LEGO, Architecture, and my book ‘The LEGO Architect’. I have given a Keynote talk, multimedia presentations, and facilitated panel discussions at LEGO conventions. I have also done book signings, multimedia presentations aimed at LEGO enthusiasts and the general public, and a radio interview.

If you would like to have me speak at your store or event, email me at: tom@tomalphin.com

Past Events:

Saturday/Sunday, October 7-8, 2017

BrickCon, Seattle, WA.

BrickCon Seattle

I gave an in-depth talk on LEGO Storage and announced my new LEGO Storage Guide. I also helped host a panel discussion about the topic.

Saturday/Sunday, October 1-2, 2016

BrickCon, Seattle, WA.

BrickCon Seattle

I attended BrickCon 2016, where I had an opportunity to reconnect with existing friends and connect with additional members of the LEGO community. I also did a book signing on Saturday and Sunday during Public Expo hours.

Thursday, June 15, 2016

Brickworld, Chicago / Schaumburg, IL.

I had the great privilege of giving my talk about LEGO and Architecture to a packed audience at Brickworld. I also led a panel discussion with 4 talented LEGO Architecture artists from the Chicago area.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

BrickCan, Vancouver, BC.

It was a tremendous honor and privilege to deliver an abridged 30-minute version of my LEGO Architecture talk during the Keynote at BrickCan, Vancouver’s LEGO Convention. I was preceded by none other than Justin Ramsden, a LEGO set designer on the Superheroes theme, who visited the convention from LEGO HQ in Billund.

Saturday, February 27th, 2016 @ 12:00 Noon

Bricks Cascade Public Expo, Portland, OR.

Bricks Cascade

I am excited to host an author talk, Q&A, and book signing at Bricks Cascade, the annual LEGO convention in Portland, Oregon. I will have books available for sale most of the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, February 28th, 2016 @ 12:00 Noon

Bricks Cascade Convention, Portland, OR.

Bricks Cascade

I am doing a longer version of my talk for attendees of the four-day Bricks Cascade convention. This is an intense LEGO convention aimed at Adult LEGO Enthusiasts. I will be signing books, and will have books available for sale throughout the convention.

My presentations at Bricks Cascade were well received, both by the general public and the more in-depth talk aimed at the AFOL community. It’s always a pleasure to have a warm response and thoughtful questions from the audience.

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 @ 2:00PM

Barnes and Noble, Bellevue, WA.

Barnes and Noble Bellevue

I am excited to sign books and answer questions at the Bellevue Barnes and Noble store. Barnes and Noble has a great LEGO selection, and it is just a few blocks from the Bellevue Square mall.

12/13/2015 Update: It was great to see so many people at this event. I was able to share The LEGO Architect with many new fans.

Friday, November 20th, 2015 @ 7:00PM

Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA.

Elliott Bay Books

I am excited to host an author talk, Q&A, and sign books at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. It’s a great place to have coffee and browse.

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 @ 12:30 EDT / 9:30 PDT

Judith Regan Show, SiriusXM Stars Radio.


I am doing an interview on the Judith Regan show about my book, The LEGO Architect.

If you are a Sirius XM radio, You should be able to listen to the interview in archives at https://www.siriusxm.com/stars.

10/25/2015 Update: Thanks to Judith for interviewing me on her program. We had a nice conversation about the history of the book, the LEGO community and building your own LEGO Architecture.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 @ 7:00PM

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA.

Third Place Books

I am excited to host an author talk, Q&A, and sign books at the Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. It’s a great big store and I hope you can join me.

10/23/2015 Update: Thank you to the folks who came to my talk and book signing. People seemed really interested in the presentation, which gave a brief history of the book, followed by a look at popular architectural styles using LEGO examples.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 @ 2:00PM

BrickCon LEGO Exhibition, Seattle, WA.

BrickCon Seattle

I am excited to speak with fans of the book and sign books during the BrickCon LEGO Exhibition. You can find me Saturday at 2:00 PM at the No Starch Press booth, where you will be able to buy copies of the book if you haven’t already (while supplies last!) I will also have the models included in the book on display as part of the main convention.

10/4/2015 Update: It was a pleasure to meet so many fans of The LEGO Architect at BrickCon 2015. The publisher brought a lot of copies and we still sold out! Come to one of my upcoming events if you weren’t able to make it.

2 Responses

  1. Matt says:

    Hi Tom, any more events planned?

    • tomalphin says:

      Matt, I don’t have any specific events scheduled at this time. I will be attending BrickCon Seattle on October 1/2, but don’t have any specific events in mind.

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