Origins 2010 Recap

June 29, 2010

Thank you to our fans, sponsors, volunteers and GMs for a great Origins show this year! If you attended Origins this year, you helped increase attendance from last year by more than 5%, bringing in 10,669 people. Sponsorship jumped this year to 19 sponsors. Thanks to all our sponsors for making the show bigger and brighter with great advertising, prize support for game events and tons of other support! The Exhibitor’s Hall was a great success as well! This year’s space was sold out; full of vendors from all over the country selling their goods. A special thank you goes out to this year’s volunteers. Without all of your hard work and dedication, Origins would not have been possible. So, THANK YOU!

“My biggest thrill was seeing the youngsters in the kid’s room and watching them as they enjoyed the activities of the show!” says GAMA Executive Director, John Ward. “I think it is a testament to the hobby as a whole that we are in the business of ‘fun’ and I am excited when I see that next generation joining us all in the games we love and enjoy.”

Thank you again to everyone and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s show!


2010 Origins Awards Winners

June 29, 2010

On behalf of Game Manufacturers Association and the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design, the 36th Annual Origins Award winners of 2010 are:

Best Historical Miniature Figure or Line – Wings of War: Albatross D.III by Nexus Editrice

Best Historical Miniature Game Rules Supplement – Flames of War: North Africa by Battlefront Miniatures, LTD.

Best Historical Miniature Game Rules – Wings of War: WWII, Deluxe Edition by Nexus Editrice, designed by Andrea Angiolino & Pier Glorgio Paglia

Best Historical Board Game – Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! By Academy Games, designed by Uwe Eickert, John Hill & Dana Lombardy

Best Game-Related Book – BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction by Catalyst Game Labs, written by Randall N. Bills, Jason Schmetzer & Matt Heerdt

Best Game Accessory – Knights of the Dinner Table by Kenzer & Company, designed by Jolly R. Blackburn

Best Miniature Figure or Line – Marvel HeroClix Hammer of Thor Expansion by WizKids, designed by Eric Englehard, Kelly Bonilla, Jake Theis & James Szubski

Best Miniature Game Rules – BattleTech: Strategic Operations by Catalyst Game Labs, designed by Herbert A. Beas II & Randall N. Bills

Best Role Playing Game Supplement – Big Damn Heroes Handbook by Margaret Weis Productions, designed by Cam Banks, Jennifer Brozek, Jim Davenport, Jason Durall, Tony Lee, Nathon Rockwood & Clark Valentine

Best Role Playing Game – Eclipse Phase by Catalyst Game Labs/Posthuman Studios, designed by Rob Boyle & Brian Cross

Best Children’s, Family or Party Game – Are You The Traitor? By Looney Labs, designed by Andrew Looney

Best Traditional Card Game – Poo by Catalyst Game Labs/Labs/WildFire, LLC., designed by Matthew Grau

Best Board Game – Space Hulk by Games Workshop

Congratulations to all of the winners!