Classic Gaming Expo Distinguished Guest:
Leonard Herman is a technical writer and computer programmer. He
became hooked on videogames after he played Pong at a
local bowling alley in 1972. He later became interested in home
videogames when he purchased his Atari VCS in 1978 and eventually
accumulated a near-complete collection of NTSC cartridges. Mr.
Herman, who is an award winning lyricist, has written articles for
Videogaming & Computer Illustrated, Games
Magazine and Electronic Gaming Monthly as
well as two books on videogames;
Phoenix: The Fall & Rise of Videogames
which Wired Magazine called the definitive book on
videogame history, and
ABC To The VCS
(A Directory of Software for the Atari 2600). Mr. Herman, who is
a long standing member of the North Atlantic Videogame Aficionados
(NAVA), has served as an advisor for
Videotopia, a traveling
videogame museum exhibit.
Mr. Herman resides in New Jersey with his wife Tamar and sons
Ronnie and Gregory.