From the "More Things Change...." department:
OK, OK, I'm not going to beat the dead horse, but I just found a program from the 1984 Origins (in Dallas, TX), and in addition to the usual monster games, historical miniatures tournaments (and ASL, Up front, and various Victory,Yaquinto, and Steve Jackson Games...) is the following seminar:
"Is Wargaming Dead?" "It use to be that wargames, both historical and science fiction, WERE adventure gaming. These days, companies seem more and more to be publishing role-playing material and simple(istic) "mass market: games. Is "wargaming" dead? Has GAMA's adoption of that neologistic monstrosity, "adventure gaming" brought about a self-fulfilling prophecy? Are wargame companies doomed to publish nothing but D&D adventures and mass-market pablum?