2008 Origins Game Fair - Note Change

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  1. PokeDaddy

    PokeDaddy New Member

    OK, So I saw this yesterday when POP announced the 2007 - 2008 Season Overview:

    National Championships
    Dates: North America: June 2008
    Go here for the complete story. http://www.go-pokemon.com/op/news/articles/18.html

    This prompted me to go the Origins website. http://www.originsgamefair.com/

    Note date change - start 0700 on Wednesday June 25 and end Sunday June 29th at 2000 (8 pm).

    1. The name has changed from Origins to Origins Game Fair (OGF).
    2. The OGF is going to be up and fully operational for a full 5 days instead of 4.
    3. OGF does not coincide with Columbus' 4th of July celebration "Red, White, and Boom" (more hotel space)​

    So, will Pokémon Organized Play have presence at the OGF for the full 5 days?

    If so, Pokémon at OGF will be spectacular!

    All of this is based on the premise that US National Championships will be held at the OGF.
    Will it be?

    Steve
     
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  2. DarkMagnus

    DarkMagnus New Member

    WOOOOT a longer honey moon for me even better!!!!!! now with dates set time to go ask for time off!!!!
     
  3. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    I am sure it will be.

    Trust me, Red White Boom isn't that great. I went to the local park to watch it and it was so far away and the place looked like a battlefield with all the smoke and sounds of explosions going off. The streets were trashed and you couldn't get to the convention center if you wanted to during those hours.

    Having them late in June will be different, but not that much different. Having it 5 days instead of 4 is GREAT but I hope the prices of tickets don't go through the roof because of it.

    This year at Origins, Pokemon had a bigger area and was more prominent. Let's hope next year, it grows again!
     
  4. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    ug it is going to be hard on my physical endurance to go
    June 25 - June 29th at Orgins (Ohio) then go to Los Angeles for Anime Expo (July 3rd-6th)
     
  5. mumsascrappa

    mumsascrappa Active Member

    The earlier dates make me a slight bit nervous living in New England, with snow day extensions of school into that last week of June. Looking forward to another trip to Ohio in 2008.
     
  6. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Works better for me.
    I'd rather be home for the 4th
     
  7. Any chance they move Nationals to another city?
     
  8. JohnnyBlaze

    JohnnyBlaze New Member

    Yes in years past Origins has been held either prior to, during, or after 4th of July. This upcoming year it appears to be prior to the 4th. I still think Hotel rooms will be at a premium. Reserve now!!
     
  9. Poliwag92

    Poliwag92 New Member

    Not this year. I think they would have to warn people atleast a year before for a new location.
     
  10. PokeWisconsin

    PokeWisconsin New Member

    Pokemon OP saves a ton of money by having it at Origins, so no.
     
  11. SGH Erika

    SGH Erika New Member

    Yessss !! Four days wasn't enough this year. Looking forward to it!
     
  12. CCGs_Cards

    CCGs_Cards New Member

    I just went to the Origins website myself, and I believe that there will not be any events on Wednesday, as it appears that just Badge Registration is happening that afternoon. Origins and GenCon both for years have had Wednesday badge registration to help reduce crowds on Thursday morning.

    Also, Origins moves the week back approximately every 6-7 years. Look for the event to dreep back toward the 4th over the next few years.
     
  13. Big Daddy Snorlax

    Big Daddy Snorlax Administrator

    Origins has moved their dates to the end of June for the next 3, maybe 4, years.

    BDS
     
  14. Dark_Fyre

    Dark_Fyre New Member

    AND i get into origins free for all 5 days
    W00T
     
  15. The Gorn

    The Gorn Active Member

    None whatsoever. And, IMO, it will never change from Origins.

    There were events at Origins this year (2007) on Wednesday, 78 of them actually. For whatever reason, a lot of people just don't know about them.

    But next year Origins is intending on expanding that number.

    One thing that keeps the crowd down on Wednesday is the fact that the vendor hall is not open. Not sure if that will change next near.

    Should be great.
     
  16. secretsof2113

    secretsof2113 Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    Oh the vendor hall at origins. I cannot wait for this. and now that I know I want to play way ahead of time, it makes things a lot better. Here's to hoping I don't bomb again.
     
  17. deogg

    deogg New Member

    I've already put in for Origins AND GenCon off work next year!
     
  18. Krucifier

    Krucifier New Member

    Stay at my place for GenCon :F


    GenCon Australia FTW!

    Hopefully alot of you will be at Gencon. And hopefully Nationals will be at Gencon too :D
     
  19. deogg

    deogg New Member

    Nationals will be at Origins. GenCon is the same weekend as Worlds next year.
     
  20. Krucifier

    Krucifier New Member

    Uhhh

    Gencon is in Australia right? I mentioned Nationals straight after I said that...:F

    I meant Australian Nationals...:F

    Same weekend as Worlds? Why did Worlds get put at GenCon...>_>

    Worlds in Australia would be blasphemy though. Even *IF* it was held at one of the worlds biggest conventions...>_>
     
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