Origins Food and Drink Map

I made a map for Food and Drink in Columbus for Origins.

This will be especially helpful navigating around the Columbus Pride crowds too! As a Columbus local, these are some of my favorite places to go in the neighborhood just north of the convention center, The Short North!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Td0a42YsJzsR-8QSZXAxYTy62-Q&usp=sharing

Origins 2016 – Two Weeks Away!

The Origins Games Fair is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center
in Columbus, Ohio. Known for it’s friendly mid-west atmosphere, Origins is an absolute blast every year. In 2016 it will be held June 15th – 19th.

The event will take place in the Hyatt-Fairfield room and will run in three sessions each day, from 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, and 8pm-midnight on Thursday through Saturday and 9am-1pm on Sunday. There will be LARPs on Demand as well, which are detailed in the main event book!

Stop by with 2 generics per 4 hour game, or buy tickets for timed slots ahead of time. If you want to see what’s on the menu, stop by about 10 minutes before each session and you’ll see what games you’ll have the ability to demand from our talented and friendly GMs. No games are guaranteed to run, but we try our hardest to offer the newest small press games out there!

What games can you expect to see? Here’s a list of likely suspects: Continue reading

Originally shared by Kira Magrann

Are you coming to ORIGINS? I don’t know WHY YOU WOULDN’T ITS THE BEST CON. IT’S BASICALLY IN MY BACKYARD.

COME RUN GAMES AND EAT FOODS AND ICE CREAMS AND LAUGH AND DRINK BEERS WITH US!

Never ran a game at a con before? We can give you some advice! You can also volunteer in different ways to help out! We aim to be an inclusive, diverse space, and are always trying new things to MAKE IT SO.

If you are interested in running games for us at Origins 2016 Games on Demand, please fill out the survey below before February 24th:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PNV8LWfq1gOrp0Dex96a2Y0YnxHaBt_dQFc7fJHpZH4/viewform

In case you forgot, here’s the amazing time we had last year.

GoD at Origins Game Fair 2014

Indie Games on Demand at Origins

We Want You!

Origins Game Fair in Columbus Ohio (happening June 11-15th) is our favorite game convention of the year. Why?

It’s super laid back and fun, and you actually get to hang out with people, eat delicious Columbus food and drink delicious Columbus drinks, and play all of your favorite indie games with all my favorite indie people without running around like mad like at a gigantic convention like Gencon.

Evan Torner, Jim Crocker, and Kira Magrann are organizing Indie Games on Demand again this year!

Here’s what we’ll have this year:
– A new streamlined signup process
– An amazing team of GMs and players
– The hot new small press and independently designed games you want to try
– Support for people new to gaming and GMing
– Jeni’s Ice cream
– The awesomeness that is the indie/storygaming/people that like edgy and new games community

We could use your help!

If you’re interested in GMing:
If you run four games you can get a free badge!
Fill out this survey: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dFdnR2dJaWNhd3hIb3cyYzJEa0RLakE6MA#gid=0

If you’re interested in attending:
Check out the Origins website, and Indie Games on Demand site on Facebook!
http://originsgamefair.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/213959718621943/

Bring on the Diversity!
One of our goals is to even further diversify our GM team this year, and if you identify as a woman, POC, or are LGBTQ, we would love it if you would consider helping us out!

Alternately, if you can’t make it, please help us spread the word by sharing this post on your social media, and asking friends you might know are going to check us out.

Thanks friends! Game on!

Game Directory at Origins Indie Games on Demand

The Game Directory for Origins

Is here! This is a list, although not exhaustive, of games we’ll be featuring at Indie Games on Demand at Origins. Take a look see!

Most certainly there’s games not on this list that our GMs would be interested in running. If you’re curious about something you’ve heard of but it’s not on this list, just ask. Also, not all GMs can run all games. Although that would be an amazing feat, we are limited by the games we enjoy and know how to run.

IGoDOriginsDemandGameDirectory

 

Get ready to roll at Origins 2013

We’re starting to get excited about Origins! We’ve got an A list of GMs ready to run all of the games, at your demand. We’re up on the Master Event Grid as Indie Games on Demand, and pre-registration for games should be up any day now on the Origins site.

The event will take place in the Hyatt-Fairfield room and will run in three sessions each day, from 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, and 8pm-midnight on Thursday through Saturday and 9am-1pm on Sunday.

For more information, join our Facebook group to meet the community of GMs and players: Indie Games on Demand – Origins.

This year we’ve got pretty banners, new game menus to easily find new exciting games, nanogames, new playtests, Marvel Heroic and Monsterhearts which are both up for Origins Awards, and an exciting Jeepform larp schedule running in addition to the main event.

Also, keep your eyes peeled for a PDF game menu to appear on this site. We’re making your demanding even more accessible!

We look forward to seeing you all in Columbus Ohio, rolling dice and playing games!

The Origins Indie Games on Demand Organizers,

Origins 2013 – Indie Games on Demand

We’ve already begun to organize for next year! If you’re interested in GMing, send an email to Kira Scott at anansi at gmail. We’ll add you to the already bustling list of GMs ready to rock the event this year!

Also join our Facebook group to meet the community of GMs and players: Indie Games on Demand – Origins.

We look forward to seeing you all in Columbus Ohio, rolling dice and playing games!