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Origins Game Fair 2018 Theme announcement!

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Columbus, OH – Plans for Origins Game Fair 2018 are underway. The Game Manufacturers Association, host of Origins Game Fair, has announced that next year’s theme will be Mystery! Origins 2018 will serve up a high level of fun with activities and events that may require some sleuthing skills.  Mark your calendar, Origins Game Fair 2018 is happening June 13-17 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH. If you are interested in running an event at next year’s show, event submission will be open on the Origins website, September 1 - February 1, 2018. Hotel blocks for Origins will be made available starting in September. At that time, you can make reservations and begin planning your stay in Columbus.  Grab your detective gear and get ready for five full days of gaming…and mystery! Check www.origingsgamefair.com for updates.  ### Origins Game Fair is one of North America’s most prominent annual gaming conventions. It is run by the Game Manufacturers Association

GenCon 50: ALL THE NEW PLACES

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Okay, so Meta Arcade is at booth #509 and they're doing a mobile game, Tunnels & Trolls Adventures. You can create and share your own adventures with a software they're demoing and play a kind of choose your own adventure story. It looks really freaking cool.They have a launch trailer available if you want to check it out.  Given I'm playing Mystic Messenger right now, something a little less cringeworthy is going to do me some good. So check it out and we'll play together. If you want to learn more about the game, check out the trailer above or go check out the MetaArcade website . I know I keep saying this, but there are seriously so many games here. Games. All over. Everywhere I look. I'm crushed in the throng of moving people and moving along and missing things because there's so much going on. This is only going to be a serious little snippet of things you can see at the convention and you really need to book in advance for next y

Gencon 50: Wyrmwood, Japanime, Rule & Make, Roll20, BOB ROSS ART AND CHILL

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If you didn't order your badge early for GenCon 50, ladies and gentlemen, you are out of luck! The entire week was completely sold out by Friday!! HOLY CRAP THAT'S SO AWESOME. There are no badges being sold at the door. They are at capacity. Woo! They have also expanded, according to the staff in the press room, from the convention center and hotels to the Colts stadium!! They're also going to have They Might Be Giants at the Stadium. Free with your badge!! WOO!! And, for the technical stuff about GenCon, it's owned by Peter Adkison from Wizards of the Coast. They're sponsored this year by Mayfair Games, Paizo and Rio Grande Games. 50 year convention, 15th year in Indy. Pretty impressive track record. I was lucky enough to land a press pass for this year's event and I'm SO STOKED. This is my first GenCon and I'm blogging through the day from the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Parking is an absolute BIIIIIITCH so my advice (and a no

Origins Game Fair 2017 Post Convention release

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Photo Credit: Jacob Sigafoos, Official Origins Photographer Origins Game Fair welcomed thousands of guests from all over the world to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, June 14-18. This annual convention brings in gaming companies, authors, artists, and more for five days of events and family-fun. Origins 2017 featured over 7,000 events, a 24 percent increase in events from 2016. The show offered major tournament play, with the return of the WizKids World Championships, national tournaments for IELLO, Catan Studios, Konami, and the Catalysts Battletech Open. "Mayfair Games would like to thank everyone who attended Origins this year,” said Larry Roznai, President and CEO of Mayfair Games. “A special thanks goes out to all the fans who stopped by for an event, a demo, or to pick up the latest hot game! It was an amazing show with a double digit increase in sales over last year, non-stop booth demos, and overwhelming participation in the ever-popular Ribbon Quest program.

Origins 2017

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I had an AWESOME TIME at Origins this year. Father's day weekend is tough for me since dad passed, but this year I only had a few moments of lingering sad on my way to the convention. After I was there, the people to came to my panels and those who came and played games with me at the Japanime Games booth were super fantastic awesome. We had some really great games of Mangaka, particularly one about a cat who transformed into a gun-cat. If I ever find the comic uploaded somewhere I will share. Hopefully I find it. I was Star Butterfly on Saturday and I got a lot of compliments on my costume, including one person saying my execution was fantastic. My cosplay panel went well even without the presentation loading like it should. I will have to update them so they will run without internet for the next convention. I am always so happy to work with Japanime Games. The guys who work the booth, who run the company, are super awesome and definitely supportive of all walks of lif

Costume Judging Guidelines

These are the cosplay rules I was given when I first began cosplaying as a way to figure out where I stood as a cosplayer and where to put myself as far as competing went. I am passing these on to you. "Junior/Youth" Anyone younger who has made his/her own costume. There is no guideline for the age of such persons. There is no guideline for the name of this division. It is suggested that a child model an adult-made costume either out of competition or at the adult's level. Directors are encouraged to place entries containing younger participants near the beginning of the masquerade regardless of what division they're entered in. A "Junior/Youth" is encouraged to seek counsel when deciding what adult division they should enter in. Novice The Novice division is to encourage beginners. You may not enter if you are a professional, or are above Journeyman in regional competition, or have accomplished any of the following in international competition: hav

Products are LIVE!

I actually have an honest to goodness online web store set up for my products!! You can buy my handmade body butter, my glorious pussy hats, some awesome crochet bags, plushies and accessories and do it all from the safety of my website! I process via Square and you'll get a nifty email receipt when you purchase! This has been a productive use of a sick day from my two day jobs.