I’m champing at the bit for Origins.  We’re six weeks out, and I have a lot of work to do to get ready for the art show.

For those of you that don’t know, the Origins Game Fair is a show that draws over 10,000 people each year to see, play, and buy the newest board games.  This gives people a chance to try out a lot of new games and meet the designers of those games.

I’ve a certain degree of loyalty for the Origins show.  I first heard about the Origins Game Fair while listening to BoardGameSpeak, the old podcast of BoardGameGeek.com.  In 2007, I attended my first show while serving as a 16-hour volunteer for the art show.  In the years that followed, I continued to volunteer on an informal basis, and I got the opportunity to meet some amazing artists, most of which I would call friends today.  It was seeing Donna Waltz’s work at origins that convinced me to try producing digital artwork of my own, and in 2010 I made my debut at that show.  It’s been a great time, and I think this is going to be another fantastic year.

There are a few new things happening this year.  First, the art show is now in the main hall!  This will make it easier for attendees to see the amazing artists that Origins attracts.  Second, GAMA is releasing a calendar containing art from contributing artists for $12.50.  Today’s image is my piece in the program.  Third, I’m going to be delivering a class on 3D Artwork and stereoscopy.

The theme of this year’s show is Superheroes, and the artwork for the calendar and the program will be superhero-based.

If you like games, occasionally have a family board game night, like wonderful art, or simply want to enjoy a fantastic vacation for the whole family this summer, then I encourage you to attend the Origins Game Fair.  The show is June 12-16, and is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

For more information go to the Origins site (or hit the link in the sidebar).