Archive For The “Conventions” Category
Avery Abernethy, 28 June 2019
“December 25th, 1914. In the sleepy town of Grovers Mill the 6th Infantry is celebrating Christmas when suddenly the peaceful night is shattered; Martian Tripods have broken through the front lines!” described this Origins session. That sounds different. This Origins I decided to play miniatures for the first time. Silent Night, Martian Night was pick #2 when I built my Origins schedule.
I knew nothing about the game, the game world, or miniatures play. But it sounded weird and potentially fun. (more…)
Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 27 June 2019
Our IMINT team makes it a point to infiltrate the costume contest every year for photos. Here you go!
There’s another costume gallery of folks just walking around the show, too.
Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 26 June 2019
Our IMINT team are always on the hunt for costumes and cosplayers, and Origins has some excellent ones. They spend all weekend on the hunt for costumes, and that’s before we even get to the costume contest over the weekend.
The costume contest is a separate gallery that we’ll share tomorrow.
Avery Abernethy, 25 June 2019
A Newbie Wrecks Havok
2019 was my third Origins so I decided play something utterly different – miniatures. I’ve read after-action reports from Wings of Glory games and thought the WW1 aircraft would be a good place to start miniature combat because there are few units and the planes move slowly and are not very maneuverable. Ares sponsored multiple Wings of Glory and Wings of War scenarios, so I checked to see which ones welcomed beginners and signed up for two. My first 2019 Origins game was Wings of Glory on Wednesday Noon.
Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 24 June 2019
With so much of the wargaming media in one place, we decided to bring them together for a panel on the wargaming media, and see what happened. So we’ve got our editor, plus Jim from Line of Departure, Gary from Ardwulf’s Lair, and Mark from Wargames To Go. Sadly, we missed Katie Aidley (who was actually working!), and the guys from The Players Aid, who were only there on Saturday.
For much of our time in the room, the panel actually outnumbered the audience, but they did wander in eventually. Either way, a good time was had by all, and the next iteration of this panel might take place off-site, with some adult beverages.
The video is approximately 52 minutes, but unfortunately, the camera filled up on us and we didn’t get the entire panel.
Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 15 June 2019
Saturday is always the biggest day, because it’s the obvious day for single-day attendees to come to the show. In addition to the events and the exhibit hall, Saturday includes the Origins Awards Banquet, and the costume contest.
This year, there was a -zero- percent chance of us paying $40 for a seat at the awards, for minor snacks, a cash bar, and no swag bag. But we did get a bunch of contest pics that’ll be included in our giant costume gallery that we’ll publish next week.
Meanwhile, enjoy the scenes of Saturday at Origins 2019 as captured by the IMINT team