Hey Stephen & David,
Are you guys going to make it to Origins this year?
And if so, would you guys want to get together for dinner one night with Spiel fans?
I will know for sure if I am going to Origins later this week. Dave, unfortunately, can't make it due to his work schedule.
If I end up coming to Origins, I'm game for a Spiel dinner, sure. Hopefully we can get some guidance from locals since last year we wandered around before settling on a place.
Here are a few ideas of places to eat near Origins.
Max & Erma's Restaurants: Crowne Plaza -more info »
Bd's Mongolian Barbeque - more info »295 Marconi Blvd, Columbus, OH - (614) 586-0077
I have taken the plunge: ordered my badge, booked my hotel.
I arrive Thursday afternoon and will stay through Sunday. Woo!
As for dinner, I am an omnivore and love trying any type of cuisine. I always favor locally owned establishments. The North Market is great but I didn't think they were open for dinner. Barley's sounds promising, too.
Anyone else have thoughts?
Gah! I really want to go now!
I'll be around, but mostly I'm going to setup shop in the Board room this year. :-D
I look forward to seeing other Spieler's!
Here are the multiplayer wargames I will be running in the War Room. Look for my white board along the right wall as soon as you enter the War Room.
Don't try to signup for them on the Origins web site as GAMA can't be counted on to get the details correct. Contact me directly or just showup at the appointed time.
All games WILL start on-time. You need not be familiar w/ most of these game to play; I teach it as the game progresses.
Wednesday the 24th
Thursday the 25th
Friday the 26th
Saturday the 27th
Sunday the 28th
If you are a P2Per or Consimworlder, stop by and say Hi!
I have noticed in the past that you are setup right inside the war room section. War room ribbon mandated for play with you? My timing has never worked out for any of the games you have run in the past, but I am always on the lookout for your schedule.
Several on the list this year that I would be very interested in. I often want to try to get the longer games in at Origins, but that desire doesn't seem to match general interest, so I usually get in a bunch of shorter Euros - still fun.
Great report, Kevin!
One of the great thing about conventions is how varied the experience can be from player to player. Since I am pulled in ten directions at once, needing to do interviews, learn about new games, talk to and meet listeners, *and* play games, I am lucky if I get one big heavy game in over the course of the four days.
We had our first run with a simple game of Through the Ages this past weekend and had a great time with it. I hope we can return to it again soon so we can build on what we know.