ICON 2016

Special Thanks to everyone on such a great event.

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ICON 2016: Homecoming is less than a month away!

Check out our links below to make the most of your trip to The Video Game Capital of the World!

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Ottumwa, Iowa -- long famous as the "Video Game Capital of the World" -- flexes its video game muscles
during the weekend of August 5 - 7, 2016, when it plays host to a Video Game Festival, an Iowa Film Premiere
of Man VS Snake, the induction of the Class of 2015 for the International Video Game Hall of Fame (IVGHOF),
and the inauguration of a Video Game "Walk of Fame". 

 

ICON 2016: Itinerary FUN for everyone beginning Friday, August 5th through Sunday, August 7th.

 

AmericInn Ottumwa is the "OFFICAL" ICON 2016 Hotel 
SAVE $15 per day when you use offer code "ICON2016". Rates begin at $84.90 and up (offer ends 7/29)
Rooms are limited...Book yours today!

 

Explore Ottumwa Ottumwa... the name means place of perseverance and land of rippling waters.
Ottumwa embodies the westward expansion of the United States, plentiful game, good fishing,
and the river's rippling waters. Ottumwa is once again growing and thriving. New businesses continue to
open and expand, preserving Ottumwa's place as regional economic center. Now more than ever, there are
more reasons than ever to come to Ottumwa, stay in Ottumwa, and take pride in Ottumwa.

 

 

ICON 2016 NEWS!

ICON 2016: Homecoming is less than a month away!

Check out our links below to make the most of your trip to The Video Game Capital of the World!

 ICON 2016

Ottumwa, Iowa -- long famous as the "Video Game Capital of the World" -- flexes its video game muscles
during the weekend of August 5 - 7, 2016, when it plays host to a Video Game Festival, an Iowa Film Premiere
of Man VS Snake, the induction of the Class of 2015 for the International Video Game Hall of Fame (IVGHOF),
and the inauguration of a Video Game "Walk of Fame". 

ICON 2016: Itinerary FUN for everyone beginning Friday, August 5th through Sunday, August 7th.

AmericInn Ottumwa is the "OFFICAL" ICON 2016 Hotel  SAVE $15 per day when you use offer code "ICON2016". Rates begin at $84.90 and up (offer ends 7/29) Rooms are limited...Book yours today!

Explore Ottumwa Ottumwa... the name means place of perseverance and land of rippling waters.
Ottumwa embodies the westward expansion of the United States, plentiful game, good fishing,
and the river's rippling waters. Ottumwa is once again growing and thriving. New businesses continue to
open and expand, preserving Ottumwa's place as regional economic center. Now more than ever, there are
more reasons than ever to come to Ottumwa, stay in Ottumwa, and take pride in Ottumwa.

More information on the International Video Game Hall of Fame can be found here: International Video Game Hall of Fame

 

 

OFFICIAL WALTER DAY TRADING CARD MUSEUM

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Join Walter Day and friends Friday, Jan. 15th - Sunday, Jan. 17th at the ARCADE EXPO 2.0 in

the Museum of Pinball in Banning, CA. for the dedication of the Official Walter Day Trading Card Museum 

Arcade Expo 2016 Schedule

Friday, January 15th (2pm-12midnight)

Saturday, January 16th (10am-2am)

Sunday, January 17th (10am-8pm)

 

  • FREEPLAY on ALL 800 machines
  • STARCADE at ARCADE EXPO 2.0
  • Tournaments
  • Kong Off 4.5 with Richie Knucklez
  • And SO MUCH more!

 

BECKETT GRADING SERVICES TO AUTHENTICATE TRADING CARDS AT ARCADE EXPO 2.0 IN JANUARY

We are proud to announce that there will be a CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPHING SESSION with Beckett Grading Services, Inc., at the Museum of Pinball, in Banning, California, on Saturday, January 16, 2015. This autographing session will be conducted during the ARCADE EXPO 2.0 gaming festival. The hours of the session will be 11AM - 5PM. Go here to learn more about the ARCADE EXPO 2.0.

Everybody who appears on either a Science Fiction Historical Trading Card or a Video Game & Pinball Trading Card is invited to come and sign their cards for the public—or for their own collection. This is a rare opportunity as Beckett does not recognize all card sets that are produced today, and we hope that everyone will come and participate in the fun process of being a "pop culture celebrity" for the day. 

THE PROCESS: Not only will Beckett encapsulate your cards in a protective plastic container (called slabbing) and grade its condition (on a scale of 1-10), but Beckett will have your "celebrity" autograph certified, too. For Beckett to authenticate your autograph, you will have to show your ID and then sign your cards in front of the Beckett officials as they watch you sign. (See image above of cards already graded and authenticated by Beckett).

COSTS: Because our group will be submitting a large number of cards for encapsulation, grading, and authenticating, we will be given the low price of $9 per card that is submitted.

HOWEVER, SIGNING IS FREE OF CHARGE: You will not be charged for signing your cards. You are only charged if you want to submit one of your signed cards to Beckett for them to encapsulate and then have one of their experts spend time viewing the card under a microscope to determine the condition of the card (they judge the card in four different ways on a scale of 1 to 10: are the edges straight with no wear or blemishes; are the corners crisp, sharp, and not crumpled; is the surface bright and lustrious with no scratches, wear, stains, etc; and, finally, is the image perfectly centered on the card.)  As of the time of this writing, 750 cards from the Walter Day Collection have been submitted to Beckett and only two (2) cards have come back with a grade of "Pristine" 10.0. So, cards with a grade of BGS 9.5 are the golden mean among collectors.

YOU DONT NEED TO COME IN PERSON: If you would like to build a collection of Beckett graded cards but can't come in person, it will be possible to order Beckett graded cards signed by many of the attending celebrities. For more information on this possibility, send Walter Day an email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Houston Arcade Expo - Awards Ceremony

The Houston Arcade Expo—scheduled for the weekend of November 13-14, 2015—will be hosting a Trading Card Awards Ceremony that features cards for Mike Begum, Keni & Josh Jones, Shawne Vinson, William Higinbotham, Mike Wright, plus cards that commemorate the event itself. The cards were sponsored by Eric Tessler, of La Habra, California. The cards for Begum and Wright include hand-drawn illustrations from the pen of Dan Tearle, of Lichfield, U.K. Mr. Tearle is a noted sports artist whose work is well-known around the world. For more information on the Houston Arcade Expo, go to: www.arcadecenter.com. To learn more about our tradition of Awards Ceremonies, go to A Chronological History of the Trading Card Awards Ceremonies