Wednesday, October 24, 2018

SNES Omnibus Writer Spotlight #33 - Holt Slack

As with my buddy Delf Meek, I met Holt Slack in Tulsa, Oklahoma well over a decade ago at the late, lamented Oklahoma Video Game Expo. Over the years, we’ve become good friends, hanging out at video game and comic book conventions and meeting up at the National Video Game Museum. I recently interviewed Holt for an article for AntiqueWeek about The Transformers, and his answers were fun and informative (surprisingly, he didn’t say a single sarcastic thing during the entire interview—LOL). We are about the same age and have a lot in common, including an interest in cycling, comic books, and 1980s rock ’n’ roll. Holt, who is clearly devoted to his wife and boys, turned in some fun stories for The SNES Omnibus project. Thanks, Holt!

Holt Slack discovered his love of video games via a friend’s home Pong console in 1975. Soon after, other friends introduced the Odyssey, Atari, and Apple II computer before Holt finally got his own Atari 2600 for Christmas in 1979. He began reading magazines like Electronic Games and Creative Computing and video game tip books in the school library. Now the father of two competitive gaming sons, he remains an avid collector and exhibits at regional gaming conventions like the Let’s PlayGaming Expo in Dallas and the late, great Oklahoma Video Game Expo in Tulsa. Holt’s greatest gaming achievement is getting a letter to the editor published in the June, 1983 issue of Electronic Fun with Computers & Games magazine—look it up!

1 comment:

Holt Slack said...

Thanks for the kind words Brett! I enjoy all your books and am happy to contribute whenever I can - just lmk when you are ready to do a book covering the Genesis, Atari 2600, or Vectrex!