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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.

Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on January 01, 2018, 09:40:26 AM
If I drive to Origins (highly likely) I'm going to take a sack of books with me.  I have horrible allergies and paperbacks are printed on cheap paper which deteriorates over time.  I've been discarding physical books and picking up ebooks.  Ah, the sweet, sweet non-smell of electrons.

Anyway, I'll drop off the books at the Grogheads booth (if Brant allows) and let people pick up what they will.  As we get closer to Origins and I'm confirmed that I'll be driving, I'll post a list and people can preclaim and/or nerd fight over them.

Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on February 06, 2018, 06:54:29 PM
I've just submitted "Baltimore Gang War" for the rogue Cthulhu track at origins.

Those with a firm grip on their sanity are welcome to play!
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on February 06, 2018, 07:11:36 PM
I've just submitted "Baltimore Gang War" for the rogue Cthulhu track at origins.

Those with a firm grip on their sanity are welcome to play!

Could you put that in English or Haiku?
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on February 06, 2018, 07:56:38 PM
Larry Correia (Monster Hunter International, Grim Noir series) will be coming to Origins.

I hope he will have a signing, but he is an avid gamer and may just be there to play.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on February 08, 2018, 07:49:19 AM
I think he’ll be there to pimp his new Monster Hunter RPG and minis-combat games.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on February 09, 2018, 06:21:49 PM
I think he’ll be there to pimp his new Monster Hunter RPG and minis-combat games.

Quite possibly, but he is also an avid gamer.  His kids are also.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Cyrano on February 11, 2018, 08:33:57 PM
I think Origins 2018 will be trousers-mandatory.

Floating that out there for further deliberation.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on February 11, 2018, 08:34:34 PM
I think Origins 2018 will be trousers-mandatory.

Floating that out there for further deliberation.

I'm out.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on February 12, 2018, 04:25:43 AM
I think Origins 2018 will be trousers-mandatory.

Floating that out there for further deliberation.

I'm out.

Who's gonna teach me Fields of Despair?
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2018, 04:39:43 AM
I think Origins 2018 will be trousers-mandatory.

Floating that out there for further deliberation.

I'm out.

Who's gonna teach me Fields of Despair?

Didn't you buy it?! You should be playing it already!
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on February 12, 2018, 04:43:25 AM
^Yeah, but it's so far down the list to play that the shrink wrap is still on it.  :-[
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2018, 04:45:30 AM
^Yeah, but it's so far down the list to play that the shrink wrap is still on it.  :-[


Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Cyrano on February 12, 2018, 05:37:41 PM
See, Vader is wearing pants and has no legs!

Be like Vader.

Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2018, 05:49:44 PM
Wear pants, have no legs?
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on March 30, 2018, 07:15:42 PM
Deadline for event submission is next week.  When will the schedule be released?
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 21, 2018, 09:57:20 PM
Deadline for event submission is next week.  When will the schedule be released?

usually early May
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 21, 2018, 10:05:07 PM
Some kind words for the CPX team
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Barthheart on April 23, 2018, 06:43:35 AM
 O0
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on April 23, 2018, 07:12:43 AM
I'm running a Call of Cthulhu scenario "Baltimore Gang War" at 9:00am on Thursday.

Rogue Cthulhu is hosting 185 total events - a record for them.   <:-)

I'm probably going to play Cthulhu, Chill, 5th Edition D&D, and some other RPGs this time.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 24, 2018, 07:30:07 AM
Event grids are released

Ours are excerpted here

(http://grogheads.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/CentCom2018-SPLASH.jpg) (http://grogheads.com/featured-posts/18217)
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: jamus34 on April 29, 2018, 03:59:42 PM
I'm running a Call of Cthulhu scenario "Baltimore Gang War" at 9:00am on Thursday.

Rogue Cthulhu is hosting 185 total events - a record for them.   <:-)

I'm probably going to play Cthulhu, Chill, 5th Edition D&D, and some other RPGs this time.

Chill is still popular? That’s actually pretty cool. I have the sourcebook and while I never found anyone interested in playing it I liked it for the fact that it weighed more heavily on role playing and problem solving rather than pure combat.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: jamus34 on April 29, 2018, 04:07:35 PM
And disappointed that this is another year i will miss this one.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 01, 2018, 05:17:02 AM
this is a pretty handy event listing browser tool that someone whipped together over at BGG

http://origins.jtks.net

As a reminder, all of our GH events all start with "GrogHeads Presents..."
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 01, 2018, 07:26:27 AM
Newbie-specific runs for TrueDungeon

http://truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=605&id=247047
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 02, 2018, 12:23:44 PM
Expected but still irritating - Origins server won't work for event registration 1.5 hours after the kick-off time.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 02, 2018, 01:00:55 PM
they took the site down for a bit earlier today to sort out their load issues, but it's not going well
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on May 02, 2018, 03:01:39 PM
they took the site down for a bit earlier today to sort out their load issues, but it's not going well

So, just another normal year?  :P
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 02, 2018, 03:25:34 PM
It still will not let you add anything to your schedule.
It seems like the jerks could get a functioning website.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 03:38:13 PM
Classic


(http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=19848.0;attach=12797)
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Cyrano on May 02, 2018, 03:41:28 PM
It is an unending wonder to me that Origins and GenCon struggle on this year after year.

Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 03:42:30 PM
You'd think they could afford some additional server resources.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 02, 2018, 03:56:38 PM
They released an update to the schedule this morning. Prevailing opinion is that the update didn't correctly load to the registration database. The errors are coming from people trying to register for events that don't exist anymore because they're working from an old copy of the event grid and not the new one that was released today.  Couple that with the probability that the new event grid didn't correctly load into the backend database, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Of course it helps when people continually ping the website over and over and essentially bury it under a DDOS attack  ::)
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 03:58:27 PM
Of course it helps when people continually ping the website over and over and essentially bury it under a DDOS attack  ::)

Yeah, it's the registrants' fault  ::)
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 04:00:18 PM
They released an update to the schedule this morning. Prevailing opinion is that the update didn't correctly load to the registration database. The errors are coming from people trying to register for events that don't exist anymore because they're working from an old copy of the event grid and not the new one that was released today.  Couple that with the probability that the new event grid didn't correctly load into the backend database, and you have a recipe for disaster.


(http://cf.chucklesnetwork.com/items/3/9/0/2/0/original/i-dont-always-test-my-code-but-when-i-do-its-in-production.jpg)
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on May 02, 2018, 04:15:26 PM
 ^ :2funny:
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 02, 2018, 04:17:18 PM
Quote
We’re still working through the issues with the portal and truly appreciate your patience as we sort through this. The registration portal is running, but is still moving very slow. Use the link below to bypass the website and go directly to the registration portal. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. We will be back with more information once we receive updates.

https://gama.eventready.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=reg.accessMyReg&event_id=32


from GAMA on FB
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 02, 2018, 04:28:17 PM
Just went back and tried again.

When the event showed on the schedule, I could not actually register for it.  I know many of the events are on the schedule because I'm a member of the group that is running the events.  I'm on a listserv that the Rogue Cthulhu people are bitching about events not showing up at all.

Origins organizers deserve to be fired if they have anything to do with this software situation.  To have this happen year after year is inexcusable. 
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 02, 2018, 04:33:37 PM
When the event showed on the schedule, I could not actually register for it.  I know many of the events are on the schedule because I'm a member of the group that is running the events.  I'm on a listserv that the Rogue Cthulhu people are bitching about events not showing up at all.

check the newest version of the schedule to make sure the event # didn't change
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 02, 2018, 04:34:04 PM
Of course it helps when people continually ping the website over and over and essentially bury it under a DDOS attack  ::)

Yeah, it's the registrants' fault  ::)

no, but you know it's harder to fix when everyone's hitting the server
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 05:06:43 PM
Of course it helps when people continually ping the website over and over and essentially bury it under a DDOS attack  ::)

Yeah, it's the registrants' fault  ::)

no, but you know it's harder to fix when everyone's hitting the server

Maybe don't make breaking changes on the day reg opens.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 02, 2018, 06:25:23 PM
Agreed
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Cyrano on May 02, 2018, 07:28:11 PM

[/quote]

Maybe don't make breaking changes on the day reg opens.
[/quote]

I know what does this.  I see it with disturbing regularity, viz.: you've got no one to stress test with and, worse, have no or a limited dev. environment.  So you throw the switch and hope for the best.

Comes out right with the frequency of successful land wars in Asia.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 02, 2018, 07:41:41 PM
I've registered for 9 events - but some are placeholders.

The system is still screwed up.  Rogue Cthulhu's schedule does not show up after Thursday.  Pretty much all of the Tabletop games are not showing up.

This is an utter screwup, even worse than last year.

The convention runs annually.  They should have worked out the bugs by now.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: HellCat6 on May 03, 2018, 08:05:10 AM
Glad I found this thread!

First time I've tried to register for Origins as a participant in events, not part of a vendor, and what an ugly mess its been. I thought I was just incompetent, then looked on this thread, and realize it may not be me...

Tim
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 03, 2018, 08:06:59 AM
The next day and it is still screwed up.  No Rogue Cthulhu events appear after Thursday and most of the tabletop games don't show.  Not sure what else is messed up since that is what I'm looking for.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 03, 2018, 08:07:41 AM
A bunch of our events are missing, too.  See if you can find #7841 in the listing
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 03, 2018, 09:48:39 AM
Origins: Five Full Days of Trying to Register
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 03, 2018, 09:56:52 AM
https://twitter.com/medik68/status/991778955660275715
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 03, 2018, 11:03:17 AM
https://twitter.com/medik68/status/991778955660275715

I did not know that the entity that did the programing for registration was a cat.  This explains so much.

If a dog screwed up this badly it would at least feel guilty.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 03, 2018, 11:30:48 AM
it looks like everything is working now
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 03, 2018, 11:42:26 AM
it looks like everything is working now

Now the events are showing up, but you cannot register for them.

These folks are just screw-ups.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 03, 2018, 12:25:55 PM
I have a feeling their web team is in India.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Barthheart on May 03, 2018, 12:27:16 PM
More likely Nepal...
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 03, 2018, 12:31:06 PM
Elbonia
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Barthheart on May 03, 2018, 12:31:55 PM
 O0
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 03, 2018, 12:53:21 PM
Origins web development

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2db9u76.jpg)
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 03, 2018, 01:59:47 PM
http://ragingowlbear.blogspot.com/2018/05/origins-registration-crapfest-again.html (http://ragingowlbear.blogspot.com/2018/05/origins-registration-crapfest-again.html)

And this explains everything:

Quote
The site was throwing Cold Fusion errors left and right. That's right. Event Ready uses Cold Fusion, which was a hot technology sometime back in the mid-1990s while most of us were still writing BASH scripts for the /cgi-bin/ folder.

 :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 03, 2018, 02:14:30 PM
For me at least it is working.  I cancelled my placeholder events and was able to register for things I wanted to play.

I've got a full schedule.  I'll probably no-show something to go to the dealers room at some point.

I did not get every single event that I wanted, but I got most of what I hoped to get.

Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 03, 2018, 02:15:17 PM
I did not get every single event that I wanted, but I got most of what I hoped to get.

that probably would've happened even if it all worked perfectly
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 03, 2018, 02:46:06 PM
I did not get every single event that I wanted, but I got most of what I hoped to get.

that probably would've happened even if it all worked perfectly

Agreed.  I don't expect to get everything and I got most of everything I hoped to get.

I spent probably 20 hours going through all of the events before registration opened.  I figured out what my most wanted events were and then had lots of backups.  I also cut out everything I had no interest in, which left me with a mere 500 or so events that could have at least been ok up to "sounds awesome!"

I've got 7 Call of Cthulhu.
1 Dungeon Crawl Classics
1 Savage Worlds - I'm hoping that Larry Correia is running this one.  It is in the new Monster Hunter variant of Savage Worlds.
1 Ogre (Steve Jackson)
2 Other Tabletop games

On the Call of Cthulhu side, I'm happy with the games.  They were either ones that sounded the absolute best, or they were ones run by people who I know run a good game.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 08, 2018, 05:17:54 PM
Origins Apology & Explanation Email - what I got as an ordinary user.

Last week we opened our event registration portal for Origins 2018 and the system failed, causing many attendees setbacks in building their itinerary for the show.
What happened with event registration is inexcusable and we want to be transparent with what we saw:
•   Several website plug-ins broke, resulting in a 500 Server Error
•   Our website was not moved from a shared server, and it crashed
•   Events were dropped from the portal and had to be added again after registration went live
•   Our event registration portal was placed on a shared server and was not moved before it went live
Much like our hotel contracts, plans for the registration process are made one year or more in advance. Bottom line is, when we planned our contracts we did not predict the show would see this amount of growth. It has been amazing seeing the number of attendees increase each year at Origins, so we need systems in place to keep up with the growth. 
We are committed to providing you with an all-around great experience while keeping cost down for attendees. So, where do we go from here?
Last year we invested in event registration on-site, incorporating more machines and cutting the registration line time to just 22 minutes! We are doing this again, giving you more time to play games and enjoy the show.
Website updates are in the works—server support, website design, and content development. Plans for modifying our registration system are happening based on the comments you shared online and through the survey sent out last week. As a nonprofit organization, we need to be fiscally conscientious of our investments—this means things may take more time, but the outcome will be worth it.

Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 08, 2018, 05:21:36 PM
^that's the IT equivalent of, "Phhhhhbttth!!"
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on May 08, 2018, 05:43:55 PM
^And next year's equivalent of, 'hold my beer'.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 08, 2018, 05:46:34 PM
I've had my share of IT disasters, but nothing quite on par with Origins 2018....yet.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 08, 2018, 05:58:23 PM
I've had my share of IT disasters, but nothing quite on par with Origins 2018....yet.

Origins 2016
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 08, 2018, 06:22:13 PM
I've had my share of IT disasters, but nothing quite on par with Origins 2018....yet.

Origins 2016

Impressive...most impressive.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 09, 2018, 08:11:26 AM
So this year we're going to arrange the space so that we have an open gaming table for other games in our area

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The Open Gaming Table!

Sometimes you just want to sit down with some friends and play your own game, or show off something in progress for others to ogle.  Rather than struggle to find a spot in the back corner of the hall, or pay extra to set up in the Board Room, we’ve got a Grog-friendly gaming table for folks who want to play their own games while hanging out with the Cool Kids™ at Ft Kickass.

How does it work?

We’ve got 4-hour blocks that you can sign up for at the show (9a-1p, 2-6p, 7-11p), and that table is yours for those 4 hours, plus the cleanup time to clear off for the next group to come in.

The rules (such that they are):


Just come find us on Wednesday, and we’ll start signing folks up!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


We'll open that table up starting with the mid-day slot on Wednesday, and then start adding folks from there thru Sunday morning.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 14, 2018, 12:49:10 PM
Guests of honor announced

http://originsgamefair.com/guests/
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 14, 2018, 12:52:21 PM
Guests of honor announced

http://originsgamefair.com/guests/

I thought Larry Correia would be a guest of honor.  I'm taking a couple of my books for him to sign.  He will also probably game a lot.  Perhaps the Savage Worlds will also be releasing the Monster Hunter rules edition.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 14, 2018, 07:48:42 PM
I thought Larry Correia would be a guest of honor.

His invitation got rescinded

https://www.facebook.com/originsgamesfair/photos/a.984665758252754.1073741830.802408846478447/1923460054373315/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Cyrano on May 14, 2018, 08:22:32 PM
So.

Dumb.

As if his presence at a con of this size would have harmed anyone.

Curious to see what GenCon will do as PegInc prepares to launch the Monster Hunters game for "Savage Worlds".

Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 14, 2018, 08:28:14 PM
There are guests of honor at Origins? I guess I should have cared last year.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 14, 2018, 08:31:45 PM
I am honestly curious how many of the people who claimed they would or would not attend based on Larry's presence or absence would have actually attended or not if his guest of honor status had never been offered, rescinded, discussed, or considered
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 14, 2018, 08:44:12 PM
I've honestly never heard of him.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Cyrano on May 14, 2018, 08:44:37 PM
@Mirth:  Amen.

@Brant:  Net Zero
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Cyrano on May 14, 2018, 08:45:57 PM
I had heard of him through the Sad Puppies silliness -- Mirth, were you aware there still was a Hugo award? -- and through Savage Worlds.

I was surprised to see him on the list and figured to let my son take his works for a spin and tell me if they're any good.

Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 14, 2018, 08:48:26 PM
In 2017, I drove 13 hours each way and burned 5 days of PTO to meet and hang out with the people from GH. If I go again, it will be for the same reasons.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 14, 2018, 08:50:50 PM
@Cyrano I am aware there is still a Hugo award. Can't say I have really cared.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: MikeGER on May 15, 2018, 01:49:02 AM
Guests of honor announced

http://originsgamefair.com/guests/

i thought Jason Rimmer from the UK could have been a guest of honor this year  :-\

Intel:  http://www.awargamersneedfulthings.co.uk/p/blog-page.html
(more active on The Matrix forum he is accredited here as TacticalWargames as well)

A well known, illuster, sometimes mooted, person from the global wargaming community and founder of the "A Wargamers Needful Things " blog/review side. Actual also busy with small in house PC game development, so the rumors

I remember he once mentioned he would love so much to go to Origin once, but lacking the funds
(....well like most of possible Origin-visitors from this side of the pond, Yours truly included ;-), so no shame on that)
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on May 15, 2018, 04:14:59 AM
In 2017, I drove 13 hours each way and burned 5 days of PTO to meet and hang out with the people from GH. If I go again, it will be for the same reasons.

This year we can reserve a table and play Munchkin at Fort Kickass!  :buck2:
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 15, 2018, 04:22:03 AM
GAMA has now had to pull down the post listing the Guests of Honor because of all the vitriol about the Correia dis-inviting.

They'd already shut down the reviews of Origins because dueling internet flash mobs were bombing their ratings, first for inviting him, and then for rescinding the invitation.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: TacticalWargames on May 15, 2018, 05:15:05 AM
I'm so happy and feel honoured after reading MikeGer post and email he sent. Really took me by surprise.

Any credit should go to the team and to Bob. Without them AWNT would be no more!

Thanks
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: TacticalWargames on May 15, 2018, 05:17:33 AM
Also,yes, I'd love to be able to finally sit down and talk to Groghead crew.

Oh I do doubt that AWNT is even known amongst many let alone Origins to be even considered as a guest let alone even know me. Lovely thought though!

One last thing, what's an Illuster?
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 15, 2018, 08:23:51 AM
GAMA has now had to pull down the post listing the Guests of Honor because of all the vitriol about the Correia dis-inviting.

They'd already shut down the reviews of Origins because dueling internet flash mobs were bombing their ratings, first for inviting him, and then for rescinding the invitation.

What an asshat decision.  Inviting a guest of honor and then did-inviting them.  Larry has very strong points of view which he posts on his blog, but he is as polite of an individual as you could ask for.  Larry is also about 6-6 and 325 so it is doubtful that anyone would mess with him.

Larry does not get along with Social Justice Warriors.  The latest blow-up between the two camps was an awful, libelous charge made against John Ringo that lost his invitation to Carolinas Con.  John had an attorney send a cease and desist letter to a particularly scummy group on the internet.  The "charges" against Ringo at a Convention were utterly rejected by that Con and the website scrubbed all of the charges against Ringo.  It seems like the same scummy SJW crowd worked to get Larry disinvited to Origins.  As a result, I'm even less happy with the Origins organizers than I was before.

I have a copy of all of Larry's books.  He has a couple of series: Monster Hunter International; Hard Magic; and a Sword & Sorcery series I'm less enamored of.

I'm quite irritated by this because I bought an extra copy of a hardback book to have signed for one of my brothers for a Christmas present.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 15, 2018, 08:27:36 AM
This is Larry's response on Facebook:

So I’m no longer the writer guest of honor at Origins. My invitation has been revoked. It was the usual nonsense. Right after I was announced as a guest some people started throwing a temper tantrum about my alleged racist/sexist/homophobic/whatever (of course, with zero proof or actual examples), and the guy in charge (John Ward) immediately folded. He didn’t even talk to me first. He just accepted the slander and gave me the boot in an email that talked about how “inclusive” they are. I actually heard about it on facebook before I even saw the email.

Oh well.

They did this to John Ringo at ConCarolinas a little while ago, and took a lesson from it. This is just another new way for bullies to target people who disagree with them. Throw a fit, make up some accusations, and cry about how you feel unsafe. Now that they know it works, it is just another tool in their tool box.
For the record, I’m not any of the things they accuse me of. Despite writing a whole bunch of books, and a ton of political articles, and all of my many personal interactions with fans (I’ve done up to 15 cons and events in one year), none of these people can ever find any actual examples of me being sexist, racist, or homophobic (and the Guardian looked hard and still came up with nothing).

That’s because in reality, I’m a libertarian who does not give a shit who you are, or what you do, and it is none of my business, as long as you stay off my lawn. 🙂
This time they kept calling me a “rape apologist”. They dug up that classic that John Scalzi created about me several years ago. It’s total nonsense. I spent many years teaching self defense to women, and I’m all in favor of every rape attempt ending with the rapist receiving a couple hollow points to the chest. But that just goes to show the power of lies, rumor, and narrative.

So years later, complete strangers come out of the woodwork to talk about how evil I am. Yeah… That does get tiresome. It is wearying.

I’m really sorry for any fans who were planning on seeing me at Origins. Hopefully I’ll get to meet you at some other event.
For me personally, meh. I go to enough events. I’ll just do something else fun that weekend.

The saddest person in all of this is my son, who was my plus one. He was looking forward to playing a bunch of games, and then we were going to go to the zoo on Sunday. (They have manatees there!).
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 15, 2018, 08:46:15 AM
As a result, I'm even less happy with the Origins organizers than I was before.

I think the GAMA board, not the employees who run the show, had more to do with this than anything

Either way, it's not a good look, and it's exploding online everywhere today.

We are staying out of it.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 15, 2018, 08:47:18 AM
It's sad that this BS is seeping into a convention that's about playing games and not politics or safe spaces.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 15, 2018, 09:37:00 AM
The more I think about this the angrier I get.

Larry Correia is one of the few authors who is a hard core gamer.  He plays online games, electronic RPGs, tabletop RPGs (with his kids), paints mineatures and games at conventions.  He even has had charity auctions to play an RPG with him.  Larry & Jim Butcher are the two reasonably well known authors who actually game.

And then the Origins leadership asks him to be an author guest of honor.  Great idea!  He actually is active in the hobby and can speak intelligently about it.

Then the asshat leaderhip of Origins turns around in 24 hours and "disinvites" Larry.

I've got Ward's mailing address and I'm strongly considering writing him a physical letter.  This was a horrible boneheaded move on his part.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 15, 2018, 09:39:18 AM
Larry & Jim Butcher are the two reasonably well known authors who actually game.

I'd put Matt Forbeck & Michael Stackpole at the top of that list before Correia / Butcher.  Not saying they aren't gamers, but Forbeck & Stackpole have decades of both under their belts.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 15, 2018, 09:47:41 AM
This is Larry's Full statement from monsterhunternation

http://monsterhunternation.com/2018/05/15/statement-concerning-my-being-disinvited-as-the-guest-of-honor-for-origins-game-fair/

Ward is a spineless jerk.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 15, 2018, 10:41:32 AM
Larry & Jim Butcher are the two reasonably well known authors who actually game.

I'd put Matt Forbeck & Michael Stackpole at the top of that list before Correia / Butcher.  Not saying they aren't gamers, but Forbeck & Stackpole have decades of both under their belts.

They are also worthy names.  Forbeck has a much stronger game publishing background than he has as a writer of Novels.  Butcher & Correia have sold a ton more books than Stackpole.  But any of these four would be an excellent choice for Origins - assuming some stupid political thing does not intervene.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 15, 2018, 10:46:21 AM
I've read a bunch of stuff about this, including tweets and blog posts from Correia. I've reached the conclusion that I still don't care one way or the other.

What is fascinating is just how badly GAMA bungled it. Epic fail.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: Cyrano on May 15, 2018, 10:53:56 AM
@mirth:  What I told Brant this morning:  somebody over there either knew what they were stepping into or they bloody well should have.

No excuse either way.

Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 15, 2018, 10:56:55 AM
^yup. Once he was named as a GoH, they guaranteed some group was going to be pissed. That GAMA has managed to piss of all sides is truly impressive.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: mirth on May 15, 2018, 10:57:50 AM
On the bright side, Origins 2018 will no longer solely be remembered for the Registration Fail.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bbmike on May 15, 2018, 11:04:42 AM
lol
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 15, 2018, 12:02:24 PM
Ironically, the hardback book I ordered so Larry Correia could sign it for a Christmas present for my brother arrived in this afternoons mail.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 15, 2018, 12:03:37 PM
On the bright side, Origins 2018 will no longer solely be remembered for the Registration Fail.

True that.

Con organizers are like sports referees.  If they do their job properly, people don't think about them.  It is bad news when they become part of the story.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 15, 2018, 01:30:06 PM
Ironically, the hardback book I ordered so Larry Correia could sign it for a Christmas present for my brother arrived in this afternoons mail.

I wonder if you wrote the guy, if you could maybe get him to sign it by sending it to him in the mail? Long shot but who knows.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: airboy on May 15, 2018, 03:20:42 PM
I'm so upset that the Origins staff disinvited Larry without even contacting him in response to the online slander that it has caused me to question ever attending Origins in the future.

I question if I should contribute money to a group that responds to slander without giving the individual a chance to respond.

I've met Larry, his wife, and his kids.  Larry is an avid gamer.

The exact same behavior occurred at CarolinasCon aimed at John Ringo - another libertarian/conservative author.  Ringo had his attorney write at least one Cease and Desist letter to those slandering both him and his wife.
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 17, 2018, 04:17:12 AM
seems appropriate

(https://assets.amuniversal.com/5ae4ea203502013630ba005056a9545d)
Title: Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 17, 2018, 05:56:22 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/82QXoAj.jpg)

...and this was the early 80s when this one hit papers.