We've had seminars and playtests at DDXP and PAX East (see here for details, transcripts, and videos); now it seems Origins Game Fair is joining the list. The convention runs from May 30 - June 3 in Columbus, Ohio.

Sneak Peek of Dungeon Command
Time: 1 PM – 3 PM, Friday and Saturday
Location: Regency Foyer, Hyatt Hotel

Wizards of the Coast’s new miniatures skirmish game, Dungeon Command, doesn’t release until this summer, but you can get a sneak peek of the game at Origins. Join the games designers, Peter Lee and Chris Dupuis, to watch or play the game.

Playtest Special: D&D Next
Length: 4 hours
Location: Regency Ballroom, 3rd floor Hyatt Hotel

4 tables each time slot:
Thursday: 8:00 am / 1 pm / 7 pm
Friday: 8:00 am / 1 pm / 7 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am / 1 pm / 7 pm

Join in a public playtest of the next iteration of the Dungeons & Dragons game at Origins. Play in an adventure with characters provided, and give us your feedback to help guide the future of the D&D game! Players of any edition of the game are welcome to participate. Ticketing will be available in the Origins registration system. All participants are required to agree to playtesting terms in order to participate.

Board Games Industry Panel
Time: 11 AM, Saturday
Panelists: Peter Lee, Chris Dupuis, Mike Selinker, James Earnest
Location: Room C212

Miniatures, Board Games & Beyond
Time: 4 PM, Friday
Panelists: Peter Lee, Chris Dupuis, Mike Mearls
Location: Room C 212

Come chat with some of the Wizards of the Coast board game and miniatures team about the design and development process for some of Wizards’s recent games, including Lords of Waterdeep and the new miniatures skirmish game, Dungeon Command. Seminar to be followed by Q&A.

An Hour with Mike Mearls
Time: 2 PM, Friday
Panelist: Mike Mearls
Location: Room C 212

D&D Senior Manager Mike Mearls takes questions about Dungeons & Dragons, his history with gaming, breaking into the game industry, and anything else you can think of.

Future of Dungeons & Dragons
Time: 6PM, Friday & 6 PM Saturday
Panelists: Mike Mearls, Robert J. Schwalb
Location: Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel

The next iteration of Dungeons & Dragons is on its way! Join D&D Senior Manager Mike Mearls and designer Robert Schwalb in a Q&A about the next D&D, and how the public playtest is using fan feedback to help shape the future of the game.