I will be at the Origins Game Fair convention in Columbus Ohio on June 16th of this year. I’ll be there for the one day only. Part of my intention is to look around and consider whether it is worth getting a booth there next year or not. That and my experience at this year’s World Boardgame Convention will help me decide which way to come down.
Unfortunately I will not be able to get to the June 15th date to be part of the Trade Day at the Retailers’ Lounge. I may however be bringing some sample merchandise in case I can fulfill orders while I am down there. If you bump into me, check to see if I do.
I will be checking my website on a – hopefully – frequent basis. If you do actually want to meet with me there I might be able to oblige – if I’m not having too much fun.
I found their 16-step registration process somewhat confusing. I had to indicate whether I wanted to participate in all sorts of general and specific areas. Unfortunately I’m not conversant enough with the convention to understand what most of the categories or events being thrust in my face were! I eventually found out that I could register simply for a pass in – if I ignored all these apparently-random “items.” I’d like to have seen a contact telephone number so I could ask what’s what, but as usual larger organizations like that don’t want to waste time talking to you. Sort of a mercenary attitude.
I have to wonder if I will regret not registering for potentially interesting events. For example, one of them is just labeled “Miniatures.” Does that mean I don’t get to go into the Miniatures area? Or that I don’t get to reserve a table so I can set up a battle? Not obvious, is it? I’d love to go in and have a look, but I don’t think I’ll have time to play a game or two.