Public Invited to Return of Origins Game Fair


(Columbus, September 29, 2021)  — The annual tabletop gaming convention, Origins Game Fair returns to the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) from September 30 – October 3, 2021 featuring over 2,000 gaming events, more than 200 exhibitors, and attracting over 12,000 attendees.

Origins Game Fair will also offer a variety of activities such as True Dragon experiences, a robust film festival, a full schedule of anime programming, a comedy show, and music shows.

New this year is Origins collaboration with GDEX, the Midwest gaming and creative technology expo. GDEX will offer the option for attendees to explore some of the most exciting up-and-coming developers and see the latest games before their release.

Hybrid opportunities are also available for Origins Game Fair attendees this year. Origins Online provides a mix of key programming and over 200 online exclusive events. In-person attendees are also welcome to register and participate in these live streamed games, seminars, and events.

Origins attendees can enjoy specials from the GCCC South Café & Marketplace such as:

  • Jet’s Pizza: Grand Opening on Friday, October 1
  • American Nut: Four Mix & Match Popcorn for $20, Five Mix & Match Nuts for $20
  • JAVAS: Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Spice Chai Specials of the Month

“We are excited to welcome back Origins Game Fair to the GCCC ,” said GCCC General Manager John R. Page. “The excitement that Origins generates throughout the venue with their gaming and other activities was sorely missed during the past year. As Origins returns to the GCCC, we have provided safe and plentiful exhibition and meeting space, along with numerous dining options which will provide a great experience for Origins event attendees.”

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The award-winning, 1.8 million-square-foot Greater Columbus Convention Center offers 373,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 75 meeting rooms and a total of 114,000 square feet of ballroom space among three ballrooms. The facility is owned and developed by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority and managed by ASM Global. For more information, please call (614) 827-2500, or visit . Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @CBusConventions.


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  • The GCCC venue itself is a cashless facility. This includes all GCCC operated concessions and all in-lane GCCC parking transactions. However, within the GCCC, there are individual contracted vendors and outlets who, at their discretion, may accept cash.