Festival: Origins Game Fair, June 12 – 16
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH
Tickets: http://www.originsgamefair.com/Registration/tabid/2938/Default.aspx (must create an account in order to purchase)
Why we’re excited to go: Gen Con’s smaller gaming convention sibling, Origins still offers a wide array or nerdery at a fraction of the cost (read our review at http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/2012/origins-day-one/) . It also offers elbow space, but as Settlers of Catan makes appearances on Big Bang Theory and Parks and Recreation, the cat’s probably out of the bag. It’s also a short walk to the Northside Market and Short North so it’s easy to get your foodie on.