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News from The Strong

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    Julia Novakovic, archivist for The Strong’s Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, speaks about the museum’s video game and board game archival holdings at the annual Rochester Archives Fair.
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    Fellowship recipient Danielle Almeida, professor at the Federal University of Paraíba in Brazil, visits The Strong to examine the role of toys in cultural identity.
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    More than 650 guests, along with honorary co-chairs the Constanza Family and sponsors, raise more than $285,000 at the Play Ball fundraising gala in support of The Strong’s educational mission and outreach programs. 
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    Students in the "History of Video Games" class at Catawba College in North Carolina visit The Strong's Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play to research topics about electronic games.
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    Paul Dillenberger (right), co-creator of the original 1971 version of The Oregon Trail, tours The Strong’s electronic games collections. Pictured here with Jon-Paul Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games.​
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    The Strong, in partnership with Visit Rochester and Brand USA, welcomes a delegation of German tour operators as part of a Wine, Water, and Wonders Upstate New York familiarization tour.
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    Filmmaker Cailleah Scott-Grimes tours The Strong's collections and learns about the museum's Women in Games initiative before presenting her documentary "She Got Game" at Rochester Institute of Technology.
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    The National Toy Hall of Fame names the 12 toy finalists for 2017: Clue, Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony, paper airplane, PEZ Candy Dispenser, play food, Risk, sand, Transformers, Uno, and Wiffle Ball.
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    The Strong hosts nearly 100 video game scholars from around the world for the Replaying Japan Conference in partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Alberta, and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.
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    Craig Hagen, senior director of global government affairs at Electronic Arts  (second from left), and author Michael Kaufman (far right) tour the museum’s electronic games collection, research archives, and interactive exhibits. Pictured with The Strong’s Shannon Symonds, Steve Dubnik, and Jeremy Saucier. 
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    Readers of the Rochester Business Journal and Daily Record name The Strong the number one cultural attraction.
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    Nearly 50 journalists from around the country visit The Strong as part of the Macaroni Kids Silver Daisy Boondoggle tour of Rochester. 
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    Fellowship recipient Susan Asbury, PhD candidate at Penn State University, visits The Strong to examine its early board game collections and explore the role of board games in shaping American home life.
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    The World Video Game Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2017: Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokémon Red and Green, and Street Fighter II