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Charlotte Cain and Kathryn Myers
November, December 2013, & January, 2014
Oil pastels by John Preston and Marty Mitchell
VIDEO GAME TRADING CARDS and POSTERS at ICON GALLERY
Hundreds of noted individuals from the global video game culture appear on video game trading cards in
an exhibition at ICON Gallery. The exhibit, titled "The Video Game Trading Cards & Posters of Twin
Galaxies," is now open and will run through August 11th. It features more than 600 colorful trading cards
and posters designed by Fairfield resident Walter Day. "Walter is famous in the gaming world," says ICON
Director Bill Teeple. "He is known globally as the "Scorekeeper" for the video world. It’s an honor to have
Walter choose ICON for this historic event." The exhibition is open daily from 11 AM until 5 PM.
Over 100 celebrities from around the U.S. featured on the cards will convene at ICON on Saturday, August
10th, where they will meet the public and autograph cards. Saturday night all the "trading card celebrities"
in attendance will be honored in a Red-Carpet Awards Ceremony at the Fairfield Arts and Convention
Center. Following the awards ceremony will be a Video Game Film Festival.
The trading card set was created to commemorate the history of the global video game culture, honoring
the iconic industry pioneers, the video game personalities, the world record holders & tournament
champions and the landmark milestones, inventions and historic events. Walter Day, creator of the card
set, says: "Each card is like a little window into the history of the video game age. Not only have we
created cards that honor famous people and events, but we have also documented the lives of many
people who have contributed greatly to the video game industry who have been overlooked by the history
books. All these forgotten people are like thousands of colorful threads in a big tapestry and, together,
they form a picture that tells the story of the video game age. And, we want these cards to tell their story.
It is my hope that history teachers in the future can use these cards to teach their students about the
people and games who launched the video game culture."
Day says, "The ICON Gallery was chosen to host this event because it is one of the more progressive and
distinguished art galleries in America's Midwest region. It will elevate the proceedings to a sophisticated
level, giving the honorees the prominent recognition they deserve."
This exhibition was funded through contributions from Eric Tessler, of LaHabra, CA. Mr. Tessler is an
acclaimed member of the arcade restoration community in California and is a distinguished supporter of
video game cinema. He is the Executive Producer of two video game documentary films slated for release
in 2013. They are The King of Arcades (Directed by Sean & Krystle Tiedeman) and The Video Craze
(Directed by Dave Danzara).
ICON THURSDAY SLIDE SHOW
WITH WALTER DAY
8:00PM, August 8, 2013
Talk and slide show on The
Video Game Trading Card and
Poster Exhibition currently at
ICON. History of how Ottumwa
became the center of the video
Click Here for more views of show
& Award Winners:
VIDEO GAME TRADING
CARDS & POSTERS OF TWIN
August 4th through 11th.
SPECIAL VIDEO CELEBRITY
Saturday, August 10th
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Meet and greet video game
celebrities from all over the
U.S. at ICON. The Official Pac-
Man will be there.
Refreshments will be served.
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Autograph Sessions, Media
Interviews and PR photos at
Group Photo in front of the
"Trading Card Wall." (Icon
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Everybody breaks for Dinner -
there are MANY restaurants
within walking distance.
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Award Ceremonies at the Arts
and Convention Center.
8:30pm to 11:00pm
Film Festival at the Arts and
Convention Center. (1) Wilson
and Sorflaten 1982-1983
Documentary footage. (2) The
Video Craze by Dave Danzara.
(3) NoobZ by Blake Freeman.
For More Information, call:
Walter Day at 641-451-0461
NO ICON THURSDAY
August 15th and 22nd
Bill Teeple is on vacation.
ICON THURSDAY VIDEO
8:00PM, August 29, 2013
New York in the 50’s.
ICON THURSDAY VIDEO
8:00PM, September 5th, 2013
Vermeer. Documentary on the
great Dutch artist narrated by
1st FRIDAY ARTWALK
6:30 – 10:00PM
Friday, September 6, 2013
Paintings by Charlotte Cain and