Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

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Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby cpugs » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:02 pm

Origins 2021 September 30 to October 3rd.....
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2020

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:25 pm

Will you be able to make it Charlie?
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2020

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:27 pm

And as an added question, are they taking away a day? 30th is a Thurs. Isn't it normally Wed-Sun?
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:41 pm

To add to the new topic. Here are the important dates you'll need.

February 16 - Sponsor/Exhibitor Information Sent
(Doubtful this is relevant to us)
June 1 - Hotel Block Opens
(NOTE they aren't using OnPeak so we do it ourselves. Which brings up the question, why do we then need to wait? Unless its for the discount).
June 5 - Badge Sales Open
(No news on Groups, but I promise I will know before this what we should do)
June 8 - Call for Volunteers
(Just in case you want to give more of your time)
September 30 - October 3 - Origins Game Fair
(Yay! tempered with uncertainty)
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby cpugs » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:44 pm

Yes I am going. Yes it's Thursday this year, no explanation as to why, but I'll take it. Social distancing and masks will be required. Origin's website has the dates for hotels, registration, etc. Encouraging and at my semiannual doctors visit it looks like April for my vaccines.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby Lady Grace » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:35 pm

Mind you, it'll also depend if Cbus isn't a smoking ruin in the next couple of weeks... :evil:
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby salamanca » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:04 pm

And the question if the site is no longer the backup emergency room for Columbus. That will take priority.

Chopping wednesday is a smart move this year. Saves them lease, shortens exposure for us and in september, saves a handful of parents the issue of cutting classes for the con.

Keep in mind, if we are not running events, that will make the club discount a non viable thing this year. The volunteer time to make that up is ridiculous.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby Sister Sonya » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:57 am

In the Sunday Chicago Tribune was listed how long, at the current rate from the beginning, it would take to complete the distribution of the Vaccine to all persons, it gave 20 months for Illinois.

I won't be attending Origins if this is true.

And, as Covid-19 is a virus, it will mutate and there will be a new vaccines for 2022, 2023, 2024, etc.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby salamanca » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:29 am

I totally understand anybody opting to stay home this year. My own attendance will be in question until at least August. And only part of it is covid related.

But I will miss seeing you there, Mike.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:13 pm

On the plus side, it's good to hear from you Mike! We always worry when you go quiet.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby Sister Sonya » Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:27 pm

[quote=... it's good to hear from you Mike! .[/quote]

Lots of health issues: No Covid, but blood clots on the lungs, bad knees, etc. Age hurts! :o
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:22 am

Sister Sonya wrote:[quote=... it's good to hear from you Mike! .


Lots of health issues: No Covid, but blood clots on the lungs, bad knees, etc. Age hurts! :o[/quote]
I hear ya Mike. Add to that the stress of worry about covid, job, civil war...
This ain't good for any of us.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby Sister Sonya » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:25 pm

So, the guy from Moderna admits today that we will have to get 'boosters' every year for COVID-19.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby salamanca » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:51 am

We kinda knew that. The message just got buried in the refusal to talk about the virus after october.

No different than a flu shot at that point.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby cpugs » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:50 pm

OK, so last year's flight credits were used for this years trip. So, step 1, I can get there. Step 2, vaccination. And step 3, book my hotel. Looking positive...
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby salamanca » Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:33 pm

I hope it is a go and i can wrangle free.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby salamanca » Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:42 pm

Step 1: i have transport
Step 2: just scheduled for next week.
Step 3: jeremy's job to book rooms.

Step 4: convincing the job they don't need ke for 4 days... i should be able to make it.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:52 pm

Posted this on FB, just increasing the signal.

Heya Everyone!
I with the changing dates for Origins/GenCon (and the fact that a couple of you PMed me to check) I thought I should let you know where HoA is (vis-a-vis) running events this year. Unfortunately, there will be no organized HoA presence at any of the cons this year. No new events (I know you've been very patient, and I promise to reward you once this is over) will be released (though I may (and I stress MAY) do something online). As for catching up on missing events, I am letting individual GMs make their own decisions about whether they want to run things or not, and I will let them make their own posts about the details (though to be clear I am encouraging them to just skip too, I don't want anyone to get sick/die.) I am sorry, I wish I had better news, but safety is always the priority.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby daundelyon » Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:01 pm

We're tentatively planning to go, but that may change. We'll also both be vaccinated by the end of May.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby CaitlinCallahan » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:01 pm

So, I got my first shot yesterday afternoon, and my second is scheduled for April 20th. My room is already booked (gotta like hotel points), though it can be cancelled up to 48 hours in advance with no charge.

For me, I think it really hinges on who will be there - I'd rather not go two full years between seeing all of you!
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby cpugs » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:15 pm

With vaccine and no other variants of Covid I am going.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby CaitlinCallahan » Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:01 am

New wrinkle - the store is sending Floyd to GenCon this year (September 16th through the 19th), and currently, they have their fall auction scheduled for the first full weekend in October, which makes it difficult for me to be gone the weekend before (Floyd basically lives at the store the couple of weeks pre- and post-auction). So, it's not looking likely that I'll be able to make it to Origins. :(
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby salamanca » Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:35 am

Yeah that GenCon shift was a jerk move.

But now I am imagining a game store with a sufficient inventory and client base to hold an auction... never gonna find that in these parts.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2021 (MAYBE)

Postby CaitlinCallahan » Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:00 pm

The auction is pretty cool - they actually have folks come in from around the country for it.

Thursday night is all Trade and Collectible items, Friday night is HIstorical/European/Family games, Saturday is RPG, and Sunday is Miniatures. It's usually a pretty impressive turnout (though I'm not sure how that will hold up this year).

They usually do one in the spring, and one in the fall. 2020 Spring Auction got in just before the quarantine (I believe the quarantine started about 10 days after the end of the auction). So this fall will be the first one since COVID.
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