Columbus Community

We are so proud to be a part of the Columbus area community! Here are some tips and tricks to enjoy the show like a local.


We have partnered with several excellent hotels around to city to make your visit to Columbus comfortable and affordable. View the group rates and room availabilities below!

Get Around Columbus

There is a ton of stuff to do within walking distance of the Convention Center, though if you explore a little further, you’ll be able to discover even more amazing aspects of our community. Here are some options to get you where you need to go, by bus, bike, car, and even scooter!

The free downtown CBUS also makes convenient stops at many local attractions. Explore the map below!

Local Dining

Don’t waste precious gaming time by searching for food options! We’ve put together a list of the best local dining establishments, whether you want to stay in the convention center or explore the Short North, chow down on some tacos or enjoy a sweet ice cream cone, or just grab a quick bite in the North Market. There are options for everyone!

Show Your Badge Discounts

If you want to take a break from the buzz of the convention center, try taking advantage of some of the discounts and specials members of Experience Columbus are offering. All you need to do is flash your Origins Game Fair 2019 badge to get a special discount just for show attendees!

Community Partners

Origins has also partnered with several Community Members to promote the show and nerd culture across the city. Stop by and see what they have to offer if you have a spare moment!