Each day this week I will be announcing at least one new LEGEND who will appear at Classic Gaming Expo on August 9th and 10th, ending in a summarized update at the Classic Gaming Expo site.
You can view details on all of the confirmed legends who will be speaking, meeting, greeting, and signing autographs at this year's Classic Gaming Expo , but in this forum I'm going to provide some details about them. Take note of games and items that you might want to bring along for signatures!
With an early involvement in troubleshooting all types of analog and digital circuitry, then five years in high reliability defense electronics, Dan Kramer delved into the newly burgeoning world of home video gaming with Atari. From 1980 to 1984, he was in the middle of the consumer engineering group responsible for developing both the home computer and home video game products. The coin-op games division was also virtually at arm's reach.
Within a year of his start with Atari, Kramer championed the creation of the Trak-ball Controller for the home gamer: the models for both the 800 computer/2600 Video Computer System and the 5200 SuperSystem were brought to market as a result of his diligence. He also received a U.S. patent for designing a digital to analog interface for the 5200 trak-ball. After the collapse of Atari Inc. in 1984 and its subsequent purchase and name change to Atari Corp. he escaped to follow other pursuits for the ensuing ten years.
Mr. Kramer has been operating since 1994 as an independent service entity covering classic video games, pinball machines, juke boxes and arcade games. He has recently joined Nuby, a leading maker of controllers and accessories for major video game systems.