I am going to Origins next week and I can't wait. It's an intimate affair with me and 15,000 of my closest friends. I will be arriving in Columbus on Wednesday and will post throughout the entire event (The Hampton Inn and Suites has free Hi-Speed internet access in each room!) The first Origins took place in 1975. I have been attending Origins off and on since 1989. They began holding it in a different host city every year but it found a permanent home in Columbus in 1996.
My Saturday Night tradition at Origins is going to the Japanese Steak House for dinner and then attending The Smithee Awards Show afterwards. It don't get better than this!