Origins Game Fair - History - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

Throughout most of its life, Origins migrated from city to city, but this limited the show's growth. In 1996, GAMA decided to anchor Origins in a single location. After considering a number of possibilities, GAMA chose Columbus, Ohio. With its proximity to many attendees and show volunteers, Columbus promised a fertile environment. The decision proved wise, as Origins continued to grow in subsequent years. In 2005, the show set another attendance record with just over 15,000 attendees (as announced on the Origins website). Attendance in 2009 was approximately 10,200 people, with 10,669 in 2010.

Year Dates
1996 July 4–7
1997 July 17–20
1998 July 2–5
1999 July 1–4
2000 July 13–16
2001 July 5–8
2002 July 4–7
2003 June 26–29
2004 June 24–27
2005 June 30 - July 3
2006 June 29 - July 2
2007 July 5–8
2008 June 26–29
2009 June 25–28
2010 June 24–27
2011 June 22–26
2012 May 30 - June 3
2013 June 12 - June 16
2014 June 11 - June 15
2015 June 3 - June 7

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