I guess Wil Wheaton did the keynote speech at Penny Arcade's convention this year (Penny Arcade has a convention??), and not being that much of a gamer, I had little interest in it. I'm not that into Penny Arcade, and aside from Tetris and Dr. Mario, I'm not really much of a gamer, so I didn't even really let it get too far into my brain before I forgot about it. I saw Wil mention it on Twitter, and then it promptly left my brain.
But then a recording of it came through Wil's podcast feed, where I listen to whatever he sends down (which is not very often -- but when stuff comes down, it's invariably interesting and cool), so I listened to it.
I highly recommend that you do the same, because it is FANTASTIC. Wil is a wonderful storyteller, the likes of which only Henry Rollins (and maybe people named Sedaris) can top in my very limited "telling stories on stage" book -- and let's face it, Henry Rollins (and anyone named Sedaris) is pretty impossible to out-story. I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more. Incredibly entertaining, and incredibly heartwarming. And a little bit foul-mouthy.
The author lives in Vancouver, Washington, USA with his girlfriend and a menagerie of cats, rats, fish, birds, guinea pigs and robots.
Among other inanities, he strives to use investigative techniques to work young starlet breasts into every aspect of rational discourse -- focusing on the discourse, thus making it not perverted. Also, has recently begun a career as "Internet hairstylist."
He can be contacted via email and Jabber IM at 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. He likes to be contacted.
(All press inquiries, however, ought be directed towards the author's agent, Alistair Hoel, via email to email@example.com.)