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Child who used PlayStation 4 money to help neighbors being honored at A-Kon 25
Video gamers come together to honor 9-year-old Hector Montoya for his selfless good deed
A special presentation will be taking place for Montoya at A-Kon 25 on Saturday, June 7 at 6:15 p.m. Held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, the young video game fan's moment will take place in the video game tournament room.
Presenting Montoya with the Future Legacy Award for video gaming will be North Texas based video game personality Patrick Scott Patterson and actress Rachel Lara.
"What Hector did was the epitome of good," Patterson said. "In a world where video games are far too often blamed for the horrible decisions of others, Hector's actions show that good parenting is the true ultimate influence for a young child and video game fan."
In addition to the awards, a number of PlayStation 4 titles will be presented for Hector to enjoy on his new PlayStation 4 console, which was provided to him after his selfless story went viral. These titles are courtesy of a fundraising effort by Killeen-area video game ambassador Josh Jones.
The media is invited and encouraged to attend Montoya's award ceremony and watch as video gaming comes together to celebrate this inspirational young man.
ABOUT PATRICK SCOTT PATTERSON: A lifelong video gamer and native of North Texas, Patrick Scott Patterson makes his living as the go-to guy for information and commentary on the video game industry, history and culture. He has spoken on video game topics at live events such as San Diego Comic-Con and South By Southwest as well as Stanford University and appeared on television news spots on a variety of stations to battle misconceptions about violent video games to the media.
Patterson is slated to appear in a variety of media content later this year, including documentary films such as The NES Club, Pixel Poetry and World 1-1 as well as an appearance on an upcoming cable television series.
ABOUT A-KON 25:
A-Kon® is the oldest continually running, anime-based convention in North America.
Celebrating its 25th year in 2014, A-Kon® hosts anime fans and guests and offers other items of interest ranging from gaming to independent film, all in the quest to provide the best experience for the fans and bring the most engaging and educational entertainment to the anime community.
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