Origins Game Fair Sees Attendance Spike

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The numbers are in for the 2017 Origins Game Fair, which was last week.

 

 

Unique attendees at this year’s Origins Game Fair totaled 17,001, an increase of 9.8% over last year’s number, according to show organizer The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Turnstile attendance, which is the sum of daily admissions over the event’s five days, was up 12%, reaching 58,958 (an increase of 6,397 daily admissions).

Origins 2018 will be held, June 13 – 17, 2018 in Columbus Ohio.

One comment

  1. While it doesn’t ‘feel’ crowded, there were certainly more people there this year than last. The dealer hall had more people to ‘weave’ through, but still you could stop and have conversations without blocking anyone else. You almost can’t stop by some booths at Gencon, because you will be trampled (or hear people talking directly to you)

    As I told my friends, to compare Origins and Gencon.

    Gencon is like a Tarrasque while, Origins is more like a Siren. Both will certainly kill you dead. But the Tarrasque will stomp your guts in, and Origins just lures you into a false sense of security and drains you slowly.

    I enjoy both conventions quite a bit, and if a person identifies themselves as a ‘gamer’ and has the means, should go to both.

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