Wil Wheaton Keynoting at PAX East

February 9, 2010

Because my wife is madly in love with Wil Wheaton, I feel a particular need to write about this new fact I picked up at Kotaku today.  Also, I want to write about it because I’ll be there and she won’t, and I can rub it in her face.  I know, I’m evil.  So, to the point: Wil Wheaton will be giving the keynote speech at the first ever Penny Arcade Expo on the east coast the last weekend of March.  He is one of the icons of our precious geek culture and has unique and interesting views on geek-dom and gaming, making him the perfect speaker to launch the east coast PAX extravaganza.

For those who don’t know him, he’s arguably most famous for his roll as Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation.  Since then he has become an accomplished author – writing I believe three books – as well as continuing his acting career in smaller guest rolls in popular television and web series such as The Guild, Leverage, Criminal Minds, Numb3rs, CSI and The Big Bang Theory.

Am I looking forward to this?  Oh yes, definitely.  But, not as much as my wife would be if she could be there listening to him give the keynote at PAX in a month and a half.  I’ll be there along with the rest of the DualShockers crew, so keep an eye out for us to tear up Boston!  In the mean time, I’ll likely be sleeping on the sofa tonight…

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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