Chris Perkins will be the storytime (aka keynote) speaker at PAX South 2017. He is the Principal Story Designer for Wizards of the Coast, home of Dungeons & Dragons. You may also know Chris as the Dungeon Master for Penny Arcade’s own Acquisitions Inc.
Photo Credit: Chris Perkins and Acquisitions Inc. at PAX East 2015.
Chris started with Wizards of the Coast in 1997 as the editor of Dungeon magazine. From there he became the editor in chief of Wizards periodicals, and then senior producer for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. His work includes story manager for D&D 4th edition, working on the team which updated the setting and cosmology of D&D in 4th edition, and Star Wars Saga Edition, a Star Wars role playing game.
Acquisitions Inc. is Penny Arcade’s own D&D group, featuring:
- Jerry Holkins aka Tycho and Mike Krahulik aka Gabe of Penny Arcade
- Scott Kurtz of PvP and Table Titans
- Wil Wheaton, actor, writer, and host of Tabletop
- Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy
- Morgan Webb, former co-host of G4 show X-Play and consultant and creative advisor for Activision Blizzard
- Chris Perkins is the group’s Dungeon Master
Acquisitions Inc. Playlist
D&D Podcasts – Series 1-3: Sort by Old-New and listen through Series 3, then stop.
PAX Prime 2010
PAX Prime 2011
D&D Podcasts – Dark Sun and NEXT: Continue with the podcast through the NEXT episodes, then stop.
PAX Prime 2012
D&D Podcasts – Mines of Madness and Ark of the Mad Mage: Finish the D&D podcasts.
PAX Prime 2013
PAX East 2014
PAX Prime 2014
PAX East 2015
PAX Prime 2015
PAX East 2016
Acquisitions Incorporated the Series – Episodes 1-12: Penny Arcade TV launched a web series. Watch all 12 episodes, which lead into…
PAX Prime 2016
PAX South 2017 – See it live! Or on Twitch and YouTube soon after.
Queue Early or Watch the Stream
If you’re interested in seeing either Chris Perkins or Acquisitions Inc. you’ll want to line up extra early. Storytime with Chris Perkins is Friday morning at 10:30 AM in the Main Theater. You’ll want to get to the convention center when it opens at 8:00 AM and line up for the keynote, which will likely be in the Main Theater queue and not the Queue Hall. Ask an Enforcer for directions. You can read more about your Friday morning options.
Acquisitions Inc. is Saturday at 2:00 PM, again in the Main Theater. Line up early (Enforcers should start the queue around 12:30 PM) in the Main Theater queue.
The Main Theater has a lot of capacity so don’t fret if there’s a line already once you arrive, but these two events will fill up so plan your schedule with the wait time in mind.
Both events will also be streamed by Twitch and available online after PAX South, so if you can’t make it into the theater (or PAX South) you can still enjoy the shows.