Other than Nats...

Discussion in 'Conventions' started by Cardzmaster2004, May 29, 2008.

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  1. Cardzmaster2004

    Cardzmaster2004 <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showpost.php?p=

    Just a general topic for things you'll be doing at Origins and the surrounding area (i.e. Columbus, OH proper) that doesn't have to do with Pokemon. Me, personally: I'll be volunteering for another gaming company (I'd say who, but that's be advertising on the boards) helping run tourneys and demos all days except on the day of Nats. Anyone else have any other gaming plans other than Pokemon?
  2. The Gorn

    The Gorn Active Member

    A few years back, we decided that the only time we're playing Pokemon is on Saturday.

    So we've got a full schedule of other games on Wed, Th, Fri, and Sunday.
  3. louist200

    louist200 New Member

    They have the easist games to pick up on the fly.
    And you can stay and play for hours
  4. DL24

    DL24 New Member

    Definately plan on checkin out other games! I don't know wat 2 expect seeing that this will b my first time seeing orgins all the way through!
  5. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    There is a lot to do. We usually try a new game or two and then also play some games that we usually only play at home against family. Last year, my hubby and sons played a large Heroscape battle and my then 6 year old was on the winning team. Bragging rights all year long! And this year, we are helping out at the TFG and TCG booths. Fun!

    If you just need a break from the Convention Center but do not want to head far then I say walk over to the North Market. It's a little food court, farmer's market, etc. all rolled into one. There is usually some sort of entertainment too though it might not be your taste (the last time we went someone was singing opera and my kids made some great faces!). If you have an extra day or have family with you that isn't interested in the entire convention then head to the Columbus Zoo. It is one of the best. You definitely need a car to get to it though as it is in the northwest suburbs. Easton or Polaris for shopping will interest some as well.
  6. deogg

    deogg New Member

    Where exactly is the North Market? That might be something to do in my off time......in addition to my yearly tradition of getting a Frappucino from the Starbucks at the Arena!
  7. The Gorn

    The Gorn Active Member

    There is a Starbucks much nearer now, right up High Street from the convention center. Longer hours also, I believe.

    Everything you need to know about North Market...


    The pizza and ice cream places are great. So is the deli (HUGE sandwiches).
  8. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    The North Market is only 2 or 3 blocks from the Convention Center. Exit the CC and cross High St. at Vine or Spruce and walk down either of these until you see it. It isn't far at all and there are so many yummy choices - pizza and ice cream as The Gorn mentioned plus a juice/smoothie place, Indian, Mozart's bakery, sushi, popcorn, etc. Plus there are some produce stands and some grocery items which might interest those staying at hotels in the areas.
  9. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    FLUXX~ plz? and MTG i'm signed up for the sealed Draft Friday night.
    i gotta remember to bring my DCI card.
  10. PokePockets

    PokePockets New Member

    MtG maybeh, i will have to see.
    Playing Pokemon of course
    I'll be seeing what new stuff SlugFest Games is coming up with.
    Definitely be checking out any of the D20/D&D Roleplaying stuff going on.
  11. sKizor

    sKizor Member

    this year im going to be playing some warlord, CAV, and i'm going to take the apples to apples tournament this year
  12. I always drop into the exibit hall and find alot of fun games to demo or just see whats new. There are also alot of gaming companies that promote in the gaming hall too. One thing i love to do also is play at LOONEY labs. Also for all who care and are fans of the WWE:

    Their annual ppv Night Of Champions will be playing at the hooter 11 miles away. I know me and afew buddies are going so if anyone is also interested ill send along the exact adress
  13. DarthPika

    DarthPika New Member

    Ceder Point FTW!!!!

    Anyone else going?
  14. Rew

    Rew Active Member

    i'm playing pokemon, then heading to nashville for the rest of the week and 4th of july =)
  15. secretsof2113

    secretsof2113 Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    Cedar Point? Have fun making the two hour drive up to Sandusky!

    I don't know what else we are going to have planned. Depends on how my nats work schedule ends up. Can't wait though!
  16. One big thing ill be doing Thursday is having fun demoing the pokemon TFG. Its gonna be fun because instead of decks i get to play with great figures made my just incredible artist. :)
  17. supertyranitar

    supertyranitar New Member

    I'm gonna be doing that sword ring thing that they've got at Origins. THAT IS A BLAST.

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