Pre-Registration for badges, ribbons, events, and generics is available online before the show. Many badges have special pre-registration pricing. For a complete description of Origins badge types please visit the Registration page.
Shortly before the show pre-registered attendees will receive an email with check-in instructions. This email includes a barcode that can be presented at any pre-registration counter. Simply scan the barcode at the station. Once the attendant gives you your badge, move to the materials pick up area to get any ribbons or generics you may have purchased.
Note: if you created multiple registrations with the same email account, you will receive a separate barcode email for each. These are not duplicate emails.
If you have registered for an Educators Hall Pass or Military badge, make sure to have your credentials handy. If you have registered a child badge, please make sure the is child present at the time of check-in.
Pre-registration for Origins will be open through Monday, June 1st. Barcode emails will be sent between May 25th and June 2nd.
There’s also good news if you want to register your badge onsite! Online badge registration will be open during all five days of the show. This way, you can register for your badge using your computer, tablet, or phone before even reaching the registration counter. Simply have the registration attendant look up your record, add any ribbons, events, and generics you may want, and you are on your way that much faster.
If you register for an Educators Hall Pass or Military badge, make sure to have your credentials handy. If you register a child badge, please have the child present at the time of check in.
For a complete description of Origins badge types please visit the Registration page.
Adding Events, Ribbons, & Generics
Once you have picked up your badge and start enjoying the show, you may discover an event that you overlooked, decide that you want to pick up a ribbon for unlimited play, or grab some generics on the go. To purchase additional events, ribbons, or generics during the show, just visit any manned Onsite registration counter. Generics may also be purchased by any attendee with a badge at the generics cash only counter.
Origins accepts Cash and all major Credit Cards with valid picture ID.
Cancellation or refund requests for pre-registered badges and/or event tickets for the Origins Game Fair must be submitted by the pre-registration deadline. Send requests to registration(at)gama.org. All requests must be submitted from the same email address used to create the original registration. All refunds will be credited to the original card used for purchase and are subject to a $10 administrative fee. Cancellation/refund requests will not be accepted after the cutoff date.
Origins Game Fair Badges are not transferable.
Onsite Registration Hours
|Wednesday||7:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Thursday||7:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Friday||7:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Saturday||7:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Sunday||7:00 AM – 4:00 PM (all generics must be refunded by 5pm)|
Navigating Registration at the Show
Onsite & Event Registration
Badges, events, ribbons, and generics may be purchased at these counters. Badges can be registered online using your computer, tablet, or phone before reaching the counter.
Family Day Pass Window (Sunday Only)
With cash – Family Day Passes may be purchased at this window, located next the the Exhibit Hall entrance, on Sunday only.
To purchase a Family Day Pass with a credit card, visit any Onsite & Event Registration counter. Only cards will be accepted at the counters, cash transactions must use the Family Day Pass Window.
All pre-registered badges and events are picked up at these counters. You may use the self check-in counters or one of the manned counters. Ribbons & generics are claimed at the materials pick-up area.
If you have registered for an Educators Hall Pass or Military badge, make sure to have your credentials handy. If you have registered a child badge, please make sure the is child present at the time of check in.
This is where we can answer your questions and resolve any issues that may arise.
Please note that lost badges, ribbons, and event tickets cannot be replaced.
Pre-registered Exhibitor Badges may be picked up here or at any Pre-Registration counter. Additional Exhibitor Badges can be purchased here.
Pre-registered GMs should use the Pre-Registration counters to pick up their badges. Additional materials and compensation can be claimed at the materials pick-up area. GMs that are registering onsite must come to this counter for verification.
GMs may also drop off their Event Reporting Slips here.