This trading card and award were presented during the 2017 Free Play Florida Trading Card Awards Ceremonies, conducted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld, in Orlando, Florida, Saturday, November 18, 2017. To see the other trading cards unveiled during this ceremony -- or to see the long chronological history of the TRADING CARDS AWARDS TRADITION, go to this link: Chronological History of the Trading Card Awards Ceremonies
UNITED KINGDOM TRADING CARD CEREMONIES • 2018
This award and card will most likely be presented a second time when the UNITED KINGDOM TRADING CARD CEREMONIES are held in 2018 at some to-be-announced location and date in Great Britain. Thanks to Dan Tearle Sports Art, of Lichfield, UK, for donating the illustration of Paul Drury used on this card. https://www.facebook.com/dantearlesportsart/
Paul Drury has been writing for Retro Gamer, the UK's premier classic gaming magazine, since it began in 2004. Over the last 13 years, he has interviewed over 150 programmers, designers, artists, musicians, and high scorers, including Nolan Bushnell, Ralph Baer, Ed Logg, Warren Davis, Eugene Jarvis, and Dave Theurer amongst many others – his 'Black Book' of industry contacts is second to none! He also reviews modern games for his local paper, The Nottingham Post, and can be regularly found conducting live interviews with industry figures at various retro gaming events across the UK. Paul’s enthusiasm and encyclopaedic knowledge of video gaming from its humble beginnings through to today’s modern console platforms, has made him the ‘go-to’ person for many European publications over the years. His writing has successfully bridged the gap across the Atlantic, bringing video game history from the USA to Europe and vice-versa. When he's not writing about video games both old and new, Paul is a Senior Lecturer in Special Educational Needs at Nottingham Trent University.