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Origins Game Fair 2010 Begins Today!

Today, June 23rd marks the opening of the 35th Anniversary of the Origins Game Fair!  This gaming convention in Columbus Ohio is very likely the second largest of its kind in the United States, with only  GenCon being its only rival for top spot.
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As many old gamers may remember, Origins Game Fair used to be mainly a wargamers convention, sponsored in a big way by Avalon Hill, who made tons of board and strategy games over the years.  And Origins used to be a nomadic convention, moving all around the country for the first 20 or so years of its existence, hitting cities like Baltimore, Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia, and even Detroit.  I remember checking Dragon Magazine at the beginning of each summer for the Origins advertisement, to see if it was going to be anyplace nearby that year.  As fate would have it, the one time it was within a reasonable drive (Detroit MI,) I was stuck going to a wedding!

But Origins has been firmly rooted in Columbus now for the last 15 years, and I am really looking forward to attending this year’s events – particularly as this will be the first time I have actually been to this convention!  There was always one reason or another why I never planned to go, but this year I’d be remiss not going, what with the founding of Neuroglyph Games and everything that it entails.

I plan to drive down in the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning, and will be attending Origins all day Friday and Saturday.  So if you happen to see a gamer with a Neuroglyph Games Logo on his shirt – that will be me!  I will be covering the event as “press” and look forward to meeting and chatting with D&D 4E gamers from all over.  And definitely check back on next Monday’s blog, as it will feature my experiences and pictures from Origins Game Fair.

It looks like there will be plenty to do at Origins this year, with nearly 5000 games, events, and seminars on the schedule, and over a thousand of them are role-playing in nature.  And although Wizards of the Coast will not be attending, there are plenty of 4E D&D events on the schedule.  Plus there will be over 200 exhibitors there, representing everything from RPGs, to board games and miniatures, dice and card games, and anything else a gamer could want.  Not to mention the big Origins Auction, and a bunch of seminars – I daresay I’ll have a pretty busy couple of days!

So I hope to see you there at Origins this weekend, and if you can’t make it, I hope you’ll enjoy Monday’s feature blog all about the convention.

So until next blog… I wish you Happy Gaming!

About The Author

Michael is an Adept of a Secret Order of Dungeon Masters, and dwells in a hidden realm with his two evil cat-familiars, deep within the Vale of Wolverines, called by some "Michigan". He has been esoterically conjuring D&D Campaigns for nearly a Third of a Century, and has been known to cast ritual blogs concerning Dungeons & Dragons every few days with some regularity. Michael has freelanced for Wizards of the Coast, and writes reviews of D&D and other Role-Playing Game products on EN World News.


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