We didn't attend the annual Origins Gamefair this year, but we'd like to congratulate the winners of the 2009 Origins Awards:
In the Board Games category: the alarmingly topical Pandemic, from Z-Man Games.
Children's, Family and Party Games category: Say Anything, from North Star Games.
Historical Board Games: Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear, from Academy Games.
Card Games: Dominion, from Rio Grande Games.
Collectible Card Games: Magic the Gathering: Shards of Alara 1, from Wizards of the Coast.
Fiction: Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons Volume 2, from Devil's Due.
Nonfiction: Tour de Lovecraft, from Atomic Overmind Press. (We own a copy of this, and recommend it highly.)
Miniatures Rules: Classic Battletech: Tactical Operations, from Catalyst Game Labs.
Miniature Figures: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Miniatures from Wizards of the Coast.
Historical Miniatures Rules: tied between Field of Glory by Osprey Publishing, and Song of Drums and Shakos from Ganesha Games.
Historical Miniatures Rules Supplements: Field of Glory: Rise of Rome, by Osprey Publishing.
Historical Miniature Figures: 15mm SS Panzerdivision "Das Reich" from Battlefront Games. (Sorry I can't find a link -- ask your local game store.)
Roleplaying Game: Mouse Guard Role-Playing Game, from Archaia Studios.
Roleplaying Supplement: Serenity Adventures, from Margaret Weis Productions. (Again, no link. Their site appears to be under attack by the Alliance.)
Game Accessories: the D-Total Die from Gamescience (a 24-sided die!).
Congratulations to all the winners!