For the second consecutive year, the Origins Game Fair exhibit hall has sold out more than a month in advance of the event. The hall will have over 350 booths representing more than 200 companies in the industry.
Among those companies is the show’s new co-sponsor: Mayfair Games, which will provide support for many of the events at the show, including the “Kids Room” and the return of the “Theme Area.” Others sponsors include Rio Grande Games, Troll & Toad, Sandstorm Productions, Elfinwerks, Bandai, Adventure Retail, Cryptozoic, Catalyst Game Labs, Looney Labs, Chimera Hobby Shop, Decision Games, Hills Wholesale Gaming, WizKids, Eagle Games, Geek Chic, GPA, Battle Front, Kenzer & Company, Reaper / Hobby Q, Z-Man Games, GameScience, and Free RPG Day.
Origins 2010 saw a marked increase in attendance (see “Origins Attendance Up is 2010”) after a downturn in attendance in 2009.
The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has announced plans to once again host an “Origins Trade Day.” (see “Origins Trade Day for 2011”). The Trade Day will be held on Thursday, June 23rd.
Some new additions to the show this year are a new “Fast Play” area in the RPG hall, a themed costume contest and an open play area featuring the Origins Award Nominees (see “37th Annual Origins Award Finalists”).
The Origins Game Fair takes place June 23-26th Columbus Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Pre-registration for the Origins Game Fair ends on May 31st.