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Title: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 21, 2017, 06:24:19 PM
OK guys - start making your plans and/or excuses* now...


















* yes, BC, we're looking at you
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Bison on June 21, 2017, 06:25:07 PM
Let me figure out the gestation period on a human being.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on June 21, 2017, 06:31:26 PM
I'm still recovering from Origins 2017.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on June 21, 2017, 06:32:36 PM
Let me figure out the gestation period on a human being.

Little late now, innit?
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Bison on June 21, 2017, 06:34:52 PM
Let me figure out the gestation period on a human being.

Little late now, innit?

Oh...right.  Damn you science!
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on June 21, 2017, 06:47:30 PM
I'm planning to return.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: MetalDog on June 21, 2017, 07:46:55 PM
I will be there dependent on the usual factors completely out of my control.  Once verified, I will commence the browbeating of any of you backsliders and on-the-fencers.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 21, 2017, 09:59:15 PM
I'm going to do my best. I have no idea how I'll pull the logistics/financing off but I'll try to, regardless. I'll definitely have to room with someone/sleep on a couch or floor.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on June 23, 2017, 10:11:24 AM
Attending if at all possible.  My wife may go with me this time.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 27, 2017, 11:58:39 AM
Front page countdown timer is updated - only 50 weeks and change to go :)
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on July 22, 2017, 11:26:14 PM
I'm going and Ill be running a pulp cthulhu scenario.  I've got it about 40% written.  I'll tell you guys which one and when it will run after I learn this.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on July 23, 2017, 12:13:55 PM
Since I'm way ahead of the game this year.  What hotels do you guys recommend for Origins that are within walking distance of the show?  I have that option this year, although parking out at the airport and driving in was not a problem except for the Gay Pride parade day.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: MetalDog on July 23, 2017, 12:36:17 PM
It's my understanding that the hotels that are close, the Hyatt, Hampton Inn, etc. get snapped up shortly after the current con is finished.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on July 23, 2017, 12:44:38 PM
It's my understanding that the hotels that are close, the Hyatt, Hampton Inn, etc. get snapped up shortly after the current con is finished.

Origins website claims that the group rates on the hotels will come available in September.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 23, 2017, 12:57:17 PM
Get the Hampton if you can. It's actually the one that's closest to where we are, and you get free breakfast with it
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 01, 2017, 11:05:05 AM
Hotel block is live, though not openly advertised yet.

There's already people calling the Hilton and referencing "Origins 2018" and getting the $149 rate, which is stupid cheap.  But those are going to go very fast, so call ASAP

(614) 384-8600
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on September 01, 2017, 01:14:01 PM
Hotel block is live, though not openly advertised yet.

There's already people calling the Hilton and referencing "Origins 2018" and getting the $149 rate, which is stupid cheap.  But those are going to go very fast, so call ASAP

(614) 384-8600

I just tried, and the room block is not open yet.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on September 01, 2017, 01:15:59 PM
Friggin Brant and his lies!
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 01, 2017, 01:21:51 PM
I just tried, and the room block is not open yet.

after I posted that, GAMA put some info out thru Facebook about the block opening next week.  So I think they got wind of the Hilton booking people early, and shut it down.  Sorry :(
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 01, 2017, 01:22:45 PM
Friggin Brant and his lies!

Yep.  Right up there with "Just the tip..."
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on September 06, 2017, 11:27:25 AM
Well, that sort of sucked.  I ended up getting a room in the Marriott Courtyard because my first 3 choices were booked.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on September 08, 2017, 07:06:19 PM
Booked a room at the Hyatt for $149.00/night for the entire convention. You know, in case someone wants me to run Fields of Despair for Grogheads.  :-"   :P
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on September 08, 2017, 07:14:10 PM
you're hired
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: MetalDog on September 08, 2017, 08:37:44 PM
Yeah, Brant.  How do you turn down free labor?!  That volunteers for enforced servitude, no less!
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 08, 2017, 08:45:45 PM
Probably going to need him. Likely missing Barth next year
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Barthheart on September 08, 2017, 08:47:33 PM
Yeah....  :(
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on September 09, 2017, 07:22:26 AM
Yeah....  :(

 :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Staggerwing on September 09, 2017, 07:26:53 AM
Is Barth's team at work planning on ripping a hole in the T-S continuum that weekend and transporting their town back to 1600's Germany?
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Barthheart on September 09, 2017, 11:07:38 AM
Is Barth's team at work planning on ripping a hole in the T-S continuum that weekend and transporting their town back to 1600's Germany?

No... but your house could end up on Ceti Alpha 5.....
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Staggerwing on September 09, 2017, 01:39:01 PM
Suddenly my ear feels sort of itchy...
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on September 09, 2017, 10:59:24 PM
Yeah....  :(

Sorry you can't go.  I owe you beers for sending me that game.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Barthheart on September 10, 2017, 05:14:23 AM
Yeah....  :(

Sorry you can't go.  I owe you beers for sending me that game.

Don't be too sorry for me, we're going to England instead. 2019 I should be back.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on September 11, 2017, 08:24:18 PM
Yeah....  :(

Sorry you can't go.  I owe you beers for sending me that game.

Don't be too sorry for me, we're going to England instead. 2019 I should be back.

Where in England?  I've not been to the Imperial War Museum since the last reworking of the exhibits.  The Tank Museum in Bovington is amazing.

There is a huge statue of thanks to Canada just outside of Buckingham Palace erected after WW1.  The Brits have not been tearing their statues down.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Barthheart on September 12, 2017, 04:16:19 AM
Yeah....  :(

Sorry you can't go.  I owe you beers for sending me that game.

Don't be too sorry for me, we're going to England instead. 2019 I should be back.

Where in England?  I've not been to the Imperial War Museum since the last reworking of the exhibits.  The Tank Museum in Bovington is amazing.

There is a huge statue of thanks to Canada just outside of Buckingham Palace erected after WW1.  The Brits have not been tearing their statues down.

My wife's family are SE of London. That'll be our base. We want to a couple days in London,go north to Scotland, maybe stop and see Bob on the way if he'll have us.
I've not been the Imperial War Museum since 84 and have never been to Bovington. I'll try to convince my wife of the imperative to visit those.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 12, 2017, 07:19:32 AM
Barth, check out the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow, as wel as the Royal Fusilier Museum too. Check the hours of operation for the latter, though. Both are not that far apart - they're within walking distance in fact.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Barthheart on September 12, 2017, 07:28:16 AM
Barth, check out the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow, as wel as the Royal Fusilier Museum too. Check the hours of operation for the latter, though. Both are not that far apart - they're within walking distance in fact.
O0
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: rickbill on September 24, 2017, 10:39:05 PM
I plan to be there
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bob48 on October 19, 2017, 03:50:35 PM
Vance, Bovington is a must, although I've not been for many a year. And hopefully a stop off in Newcastle for a cuppa whilst on the way to Scotland  :bd:
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on October 19, 2017, 03:55:00 PM
Vance, Bovington is a must, although I've not been for many a year. And hopefully a stop off in Newcastle for a cuppa whilst on the way to Scotland  :bd:

Newcastle? My great grandparents were from Cambois.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bob48 on October 19, 2017, 03:55:47 PM
Not that far then  :)

Its a bit further up the coast from Blyth, so maybe about 20 miles or so from me.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on October 19, 2017, 04:15:18 PM
Not that far then  :)

Its a bit further up the coast from Blyth, so maybe about 20 miles or so from me.

I've always wanted to have a look at that area. I'll have to remember you are close by if I ever get back across the pond.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 19, 2017, 05:34:22 PM
I plan to be there

huzzah!  we could really use you :)


of course, you're a perfectly nice dude to hang out with, too!
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on October 19, 2017, 05:35:48 PM
I can give a definite maybe.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on October 19, 2017, 05:42:25 PM
I have hotel reservations and have volunteered for official duty.  :cowboy:
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on October 19, 2017, 05:45:56 PM
Sucker!
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on October 19, 2017, 05:52:10 PM
I was appalled at the quality of the game masters at the last one.  :P
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on October 19, 2017, 05:58:33 PM
I know. I was appalled by Vance too.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on October 19, 2017, 05:59:32 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on October 19, 2017, 06:00:05 PM
He didn't even have a proper whiskey glass.  :DD
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on October 19, 2017, 06:02:36 PM
He was completely unprepared.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on October 19, 2017, 06:03:40 PM
He didn't even clip the counters for the games I was running.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on October 19, 2017, 06:04:37 PM
He didn't even clip the counters for the games I was running.

 :o
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on October 19, 2017, 06:07:28 PM
Shameful
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 19, 2017, 06:14:36 PM
He was completely unprepared.

there was no preparing for you, dude...
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on October 19, 2017, 06:22:49 PM
He was completely unprepared.

there was no preparing for you, dude...

Quite
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: MetalDog on October 19, 2017, 07:12:34 PM
Oh, I don't know.  I had several drunken phone calls from mirth trying to talk him in to driving to Origins and out of whining about how he was going to have to work.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on November 20, 2017, 05:53:34 PM
My Call of Cthulhu scenario was accepted by Rogue Cthulhu so I'll be going as a "club member" this year.  I'm not sure if I'll run more than one session of my scenario.  I could also run Eldritch Horror - but I probably won't so I can play more games myself.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: MetalDog on November 20, 2017, 06:59:52 PM
You were a Cthulu playin' fool in June.  When I met you Sunday morning, you had been at it since Wednesday.  That's some dedication, brother!   O0
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Cyrano on November 20, 2017, 07:36:28 PM
It galls me that I need to reserve a room this flipping early, but I really should get around to that.

@Brant:  Re: Commitment to playing one game, "they" are coming for sure, right?

Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 20, 2017, 07:47:12 PM
@Brant:  Re: Commitment to playing one game, "they" are coming for sure, right?

No, not for sure.  No one is "for sure" until there's a deposit down.

I'm trying to make it happen, but we have to make it happen w/in the framework Origins has given us  :-\
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on November 21, 2017, 06:52:21 AM
It galls me that I need to reserve a room this flipping early, but I really should get around to that.

@Brant:  Re: Commitment to playing one game, "they" are coming for sure, right?

Wow, I would have thought it would be too late by now. I snagged a room as soon as they started taking reservations.  :o
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Cyrano on November 21, 2017, 08:15:10 AM
I've for whatever reason abandoned hope of being close a couple years ago.

The family and I stay at the Hyatt Place not too far away and we've never had a problem.

Free breakfast is nice, parking is included, and the walk is now familiar.