Welcome to one of the best kept secrets in gaming! Gary Con is an annual game convention held every March in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. It honors the memory of the Father of Role Playing Games, E. Gary Gygax.
Peter is a successful game developer, and the founder of Wizards of the Coast; which he ran successfully as the CEO from 1993 through 2001. During Adkison's tenure, Wizards of the Coast rose to the status of a major publisher in the hobby game industry. Wizards achieved runaway success with its creation of Magic: the Gathering, which started the collectible card game genre. It also distributed the Pokémon trading cards, and later acquired the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, releasing a successful new 3/3.5 edition of the popular game.
In 2001 he sold Wizards of the Coast to Hasbro. Peter later purchased Gen Con from Hasbro, in 2002, and continues to run & manage one of the largest role-playing game conventions in the known universe.
In 2005, he was the CEO of Hidden City Games and working to promote their new game Clout Fantasy. Adkison is a longtime fan of role-playing games in general and Dungeons & Dragons specifically. As of 2013, he has started a production company known as Hostile Work Environment LLC. So his time is spent with all of his creative projects.