We welcome Leonard Herman,The Game Scholar
and publisher and editor of Phoenix, The Fall and Rise Of Video Games
(now known as The History of the Video Game industry)
as our Silver Sponsor.
(due to circumstances beyond our control
Leonard won’t be able to attend)
Leonard Herman, The Game Scholar, is regarded as one of the earliest and
most respected video game historians. The first edition of his book,
Phoenix: The Fall & Rise of Home Video games, was published in 1994 and is considered
to be the first serious and comprehensive book about the history of video games.
He has written articles for Video gaming & Computer gaming Illustrated, Games Magazine,Electronic Gaming Monthly, the Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, Pocket Games, Classic Gamer Magazine, Edge, Game Informer, Classic Gamer Magazine, Manci Games, Gamespot.com and Video Game Trader, a magazine that he also edited.
He has also contributed articles to several video game-related books, including Supercade, The Video Game Explosion and The Encyclopedia of Video Games.
Mr. Herman has also written the book ABC To the VCS (A Directory of Software for the Atari 2600), a compendium of game summaries.
He has also written and designed user’s manuals for several Atari VCS and Magnavox Odyssey2 games. He has served as an advisor for Videotopia, Classic Gaming Expo and the National Videogame Museum and has appeared in several episodes of G4’s Icons and in the documentary, The King of Arcades.
In 2003, Mr. Herman received a Classic Gaming Expo Achievement Award in recognition for his accomplishments in documenting game history.
You can find out more about Leonard Herman at http://www.rolentapress.com/