The Game Manufacturer’s Association has canceled Origins Game Fair 2020 one day after cancelling Origins Online, the organization told exhibitors in an email Thursday.  "GAMA made the decision to postpone Origins Game Fair to October to provide time to evaluate the possibility of holding a tabletop gaming convention in 2020," the organization said in the email.  "Based on the information we are receiving on the likelihood of a second wave of the COVID pandemic this fall and uncertainty around Ohio’s mass gathering restrictions for festivals, fairs and events like ours we have made the difficult decision to also cancel the October Origins show.  We regret the timing of the decision but believe that is better to provide as much notice to exhibitors, event planners and attendees to adjust their schedules and plans for the rest of the year."

GAMA had postponed the event, originally scheduled for June 17-21, to October in April (see "GAMA Postpones Origins Game Fair"), announcing an online event for the June dates.  Origins Online was cancelled last night after dozens of programming, gaming, and company participants dropped out (see "GAMA Cancels Origins Online").

The show attracted 18,648 unique attendees in 2018, or 70,765 turnstile attendees (see "Origins Attendance Up Substantially This Year").  Final attendance for 2019 was not announced, but early attendance was up over 10% (see "GAMA Reveals Early Origins Numbers").