Origins 2011

Last Saturday, while the Mad Tea Parties were happening, I went with Seth and our friend, Jerry, to Origins Game Fair. We arrived about 1pm and went straight to the food court to get Subway. On the way we found my friends Jen and Chris, who I hadn't seen in a couple of years. They came with us and we grabbed sandwiches and caught up a bit, before they had to go actually play a couple of games. We finished eating and headed down to the dealers room.

Within a matter of minutes I had found the booth for The Blonde Swan, which is an absolutely amazing hat shoppe. I looked a bit and almost instantly fell in love with an absolutely amazing hat. It was very similar to this one:
Only I did not buy the crazy plumes. I did buy the hat though, and it is going to become part of my Wedding ensemble. Yay leather wedding hat.

More shopping happened after that and I got...
Plush Baba Yaga and Hut

An awesome gaming system

Chibithulu (lulu)  for Moira
Reaper mini figurines for painting.
Bobby Jo, Redneck Princess

Vermina, Rat Queen

Halloween Mouslings
After shopping for a couple of hours we met back up with Jen and Chris, and their friend Amber. We all headed to BD's Mongolian Barbecue for dinner, which was great as always. Then we went back to the convention center so Chris could go to a LARP session. We hung around for a bit, which included getting photographed by some Democrats who were at the convention center to hear the Vice President speak and thought it was hilarious that the gaming convention was happening at the same time. Then we actually headed back to BD's to join a City of Heroes meet up, and meet some of our fellow players. All in all it was a great day. 

And now just for fun some random Origins photos. 

Look at all the gamers

Mini Figs

Crazy awesome gaming tables

T-shirt vendor

Amazing chain and scrap metal Cthulu

Bad photo of me in the hat, but look how awesome the hat is. 


i see you are a girl after my own heart. mad tea parties and all that! sounds so fun! thanks for your comments on my blog. nice to "meet" you!
AlphaBetsy said…
Nice to meet you as well. :)
That is an awesome hat!! I love hats :)
anyway, just wanted to stop by to remind you that today is a new day and it promises to be good :) Cheers!
Carousel Dreams said…
Wow...yes that hat is awesome! Looks great on you!
AlphaBetsy said…
Thank you for the complement. I can't wait to play with hairstyles and such to go around it.
Celia said…
Great hat!!! Looks like you had a great time!

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