Where's Walter

In celebration of the Galaxies of Gaming event at Ottumwa Old School Arcade in Quincy Place Mall on Sunday, October 6th, 2019, cutouts of Walter Day have been placed in 16 local businesses. From September 5th to October 6th, pick up a passport at any of the businesses, Main Street Ottumwa or Greater Ottumwa Convention + Visitors Bureau, find the Walter cutout at the businesses and have your passport signed.

All those with completed passports will receive free admission to the Galaxy of Gaming event at on October 6. This includes 5 hours of free gaming, punch and cake party and drawings for arcade passes, T-shirts and laser tag.

Participating businesses include: Antiques & Uniques, Polar Xpress, Stitch Doctor, iPhix I.T., Canteen Lunch in the Alley, Berry Patch, Market on Main, Old School Pinball & Arcade, Gamer Tag, Bridge View Center, Ottumwa Pizza Company, Lead Head Bait & Tackle, The Optical Shoppe, My Chic Boutique, Martha’s Nook & Cranny and The Sewing House.

After you like and share this post, tag everyone you’ll take with you on this downtown Where’s Walter hunt!

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International Video Game Hall of Fame Nomination Forms

Submissions for the International Video Game Hall of Fame Class of 2019 are now open. 

As the preeminent voice, The International Video Hall of Fame respectfully requests your nominations for our Hall of Fame Induction.  IVGHOF Committees will select winners solely on qualifications and a narrative submitted on the nomination form.

The class of 2019 will be honored at the annual International Video Game Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held in Ottumwa, IA in October.

Entry forms are available online at IVGHOF.info

Categories Include:

1990’s Gamer (1990-1999)
2000’s Gamer (2000-Present)
Game Developer
Industry Leader
Golden Age Game (1970-1989)
1990’s Era Game (1990-1999)
2000’s Era Game (2000-2009)
Current Era Game (2010 – current)
Community Action Award
Walter Day Lifetime Achievement Award

 You may submit multiple nominations for each category, however separate entry forms should be submitted for each nomination.

The entry deadline is April 30, 2019.

IVGHOF.info

 

Video Game Summit - July 14th, 2018

Remember how much fun you used to have playing Atari, Nintendo and all kinds of games on your computer? Well, you will have the rare opportunity to play these great games again at the Video Game Summit, Chicago's premier video game trade show. In fact, several dealers in retro games will be on hand offering games, controllers, systems and memorabilia and will be prepared to buy or trade for the games you have held onto since you were a kid. Who knows, you might just have an Atari cartridge worth $1000 or more collecting dust in your attic.

http://www.videogamesummit.net/

The Video Game Summit is being held on July 14th, 2018 from 10 am.(Early Admission starts at 9:30am) until 6 pm. at The Odeum Expo Center 1033 North Villa Ave, Villa Park,IL.
For information on the show visit us at: http://VideoGameSummit.net
Connect with us:
Follow us on our twitter: @VideoGameSummit
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/VideoGameSummit

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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