Tycho and Gabe to be Honored by Time (updated!)

Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik — better known to webcomic fans as Tycho and Gabe of Penny Arcade — have hit the big(ger) time after being included in Time magazine’s Top 100 most influential people of 2010.  Readers for any length of time know about their extended work outside the comic itself, including Penny Arcade Expo and Child’s Play, a charity started to send video games to children in hospitals worldwide.

Now, Time is holding a ceremony to honor members of this year’s list, and Holkins will be in attendance.  According to Monday’s blog entry:

I’ll be leaving in that direction today, literally on a jet plane. My experience differs from the song somewhat in that I know the precise date of my return (Wednesday). I’ve also chosen to retain the melancholy, but not for any particular reason.  Readers will suffer no interruptions of service.

We’ve been invited to some kind of thing for the Time 100, but with Gabriel at home gingerly grooming his cub it falls to me to represent our clan.  This means I will be wearing a suit fully two times this year; I shall try not to develop airs.

Might Holkins Tweet his experience during the ceremony?  Follow him at twitter.com/tychobrahe and find out.

UPDATED: And here’s the PATV episode covering the event. Man, they’re fast!