Image: Genevieve Adams
Van Burnham was a great "get" for the SNES Omnibus project. She is the esteemed author of Supercade, a prestigious full-color coffee table book covering the Golden Age of video games. When Supercade was published in 2001, there were very few books of its type on the market. She was a true trailblazer, and her stories in the SNES Omnibus books are colorful and distinctive, showing a long history with gaming. I hope to see Van at a retro gaming convention sometime soon as she seems like an interesting and fun person. I'll just make sure not to criticize her Philadelphia Eagles--she'll rip me a new one. Thanks, Van!
Here's Van Burnham's bio from The SNES Omnibus Vol. 1:
Van Burnham is the author of Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age (MIT Press) and steward of the Supercade Collection, one of the largest private collections of vintage video arcade games in the world. She’s also written for Retro Gamer and Wired. Based in Los Angeles, Van is currently curating an international exhibition of contemporary art inspired by games. Follow her on Instagram @supercade71 for updates and images from the Supercade.