By Shaun Morris:
“And so we begin anew as GAMA recently announced Hotel Blocks are set to release in September. With that, I bring to you all the latest rendition of the Origins FAQ Post.
With the block release preparations for Origins will officially begin and with them will come a multitude of questions from first-time attendees and veterans alike.
As previous versions of the Origins FAQs thread have reached 20+ pages, I’ve created this thread in order to keep the answers on or near the front page. I will monitor the thread and post additional questions and answers as they appear in the subsequent pages to the relevant subject below.
Essentially, I intend for this post to serve as both an unofficial FAQ for Origins as well as a place for attendees to talk to each other about any and all things Origins related. There will be a number of additional Origins related Geeklists being posted in the coming weeks and months, such as the Flea Market, Math Trade, Volunteer Opportunities, and “Geek” Organized Game Events. I will be posting links to those lists here as well as relevant information about what you will find at the link….”
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By Origins Game Fair Staff:
The Theme for Origins Game Fair 2018 is Mystery!
“Origins 2018 will serve up a high level of fun with activities and events that may require some sleuthing skills.
Mark your calendar, Origins Game Fair 2018 is happening June 13-17 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH.
Registration is open! Register early to get early bird prices and the benefit of pre-registration badge pick-up at the show.
Interested in running an event at next year’s show? We are in the process of improving our event submission system and volunteer comp program. Keep checking the Events page for updates.
There are a few hotel blocks that are still available. Check our hotel page for more information and book your stay in Columbus for Origins 2018!”
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[Origins has improved markedly over the last few years. First, its attendance has gone from a stagnant 12,000 or so to 17,000 as of last year. That’s almost a 50 percent increase in three years. Second, its added wargames to its schedule (see the Grogheads area in particular.) Third, it seemed to have upgraded its registration system from being simply abysmal to average, which if you ever tried its old system you’d realize is a marked improvement. – Fred]