So Origins screwed up a variety of games through scheduling errors and general incompetence/carelessness/whatever. I don't know what went down behind the scenes but it was painful to witness. I feel lucky that I didn't have any problems.
What can we do to make sure it doesn't happen again? Michael Miller, who worked hard at damage control during the show, has some thoughts here
One thing I really missed was a dedicated games on demand area, or even an informal place to hang out and make matches. It seemed like a lot of that was happening electronically, via twitter or by phone. At a physical event where there are real people to talk to, that seems less than optimal. Thoughts? Ideas? Can we work with Origins to help them? Should we route around Origins to help ourselves? Both?