RTX 2016 is right around the corner, and we are thrilled to be seeing you so soon!


Please check out this “10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO” list to make sure you’re ready for the crazy weekend ahead.


1) MEETING VENUES

RTX 2016 is being held in three locations again this year. Be sure to check the mobile app (available for iPhone and Android users) and the printed program (in your attendee bag) for more information regarding panels, locations, rooms, and times.


Austin Convention Center – RTX EXHIBIT HALL, PANELS, AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS!

500 E Cesar Chavez St

Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 404-4000


Hilton Austin – RTX PANELS!

500 E 4th St

Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 482-8000


JW Marriott – SGC EVERYTHING!

110 E 2nd St

Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 474-4777


2) REGISTRATION HOURS AND LOCATIONS

Bring your email or printout of your RTX ticket confirmation and ID with you to registration. This is where you will receive your badge and attendee bag. Registration will be located in all three venues and open during the following hours:


Thursday, 6/30 – 12:00PM - 6:00PM

Friday, 7/1 – 8:00AM - 6:00PM

Saturday, 7/2 – 8:00AM - 6:00PM

Sunday, 7/3 – 8:00AM - 6:00PM (JW and Hilton locations close at 12:00PM)


As an attendee, you may pick up your badge at ANY of the three locations. *If you are a VIP, Special Guest, Exhibitor, or Press/Media, you can only pick up your badge at the Austin Convention Center.


3) RTX APP!

Check out the RTX app for iOS and Android! This will be your connection to the latest updates and reminders, and will help you organize your weekend. Search “RTX” in the app store to find it. QR codes with direct links are also available in the printed program and on many of our signs. Keep in mind: the app has the most up-to-date information.


4) ROOSTER TEETH STORE

Don’t forget to load up on the coolest merch items we’ve ever had! Stop by the RT Store located in the Exhibit Hall at the Austin Convention Center.


Want to win free RT merch after the event?! Make sure you complete the RTX survey (link in the program book) for a chance to win $50 at the RT Store. Details will be sent out once RTX is over.


5) ANIMATION FESTIVAL

For the first RTX ever, animation is taking over! We will be featuring various programming throughout the weekend, including panels from How It Should Have Ended, Flashgitz Frederator, and many more (including our very own RT animation crew)!


6) EVENING HIGHLIGHTS

*Check out the printed program or the mobile app for more evening activities and panels.


THURSDAY

7:00PM - 9:00PM – FIRST Night Screening (Paramount Theater @ 713 Congress Ave, FREE, first-come, first-served with early access for VIPs)


FRIDAY

7:00PM - 8:00PM – Geeks Who Drink (ACC Ballroom ABC, FREE, first-come, first served)

7:00PM - 9:00PM – Comedy Night (North Door @ 502 Brushy St, FREE, first-come, first-served)

8:30PM - 12:30AM – SGC Programming (JW Marriott, FREE)

9:00PM - 12:00AM – VIP Party (for VIP badge holders only)


SATURDAY

6:30PM - 9:00PM – Theater Mode LIVE (Alamo Drafthouse Ritz @ 320 E 6th St, FREE, must have previously signed up for a ticket)

7:00PM - 8:00PM – Geeks Who Drink (ACC Ballroom ABC, FREE, first-come, first served)

8:00PM - 10:00PM – Concert Night with Jeff Williams (ACL Live @ 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, see link to purchase your ticket: https://t.co/rgkw9ZCw0B)

8:30AM - 1:00AM – SGC Programming (JW Marriott, FREE)

1:00AM - 3:00AM – SGC Rave (JW Marriott, FREE)


7) FIVE NIGHTS AT ROOSTER TEETH

Prepare yourself for fun time celebrations in RTX’s newly reopened theme park attraction, Five Nights at Rooster Teeth! Catch a live taping on the famous Rooster Teeth Podcast set, and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at some of our beautiful facilities and our well-trained animal friends. Swing by the Rooster Teeth Gift Shop to check out all the beautiful merchandise on display. Who knows, maybe you’ll get to meet some of your favorite RT personalities – provided they still exist in the physical realm!


**DISCLAIMER: Please do not interact with any of the caged animals or personnel in this attraction, as their behavior is sometimes erratic. For insurance purposes, DO NOT deviate from the tour path – wouldn’t want anybody to lose a finger!**


Location: Austin Convention Center, 4th Floor, Room 17


8) AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

If you successfully redeemed your code for an autograph session, please make sure you arrive in the timeframe specified in the printed program and/or RTX app. The sessions will begin and end promptly. We will only admit attendees who have successfully signed up for the session. Please make sure you either print the confirmation (with barcode) OR be able to provide it on your phone. We WILL be scanning all attendees into each autograph session.


*There is no need to arrive early, since this is a ticketed event only. We recommend arriving 5-10 minutes prior (at most), and you can arrive after the session has begun.


9) TRANSPORTATION

We are happy to announce that FARE is the official ride-share provider of RTX 2016! Make sure you use the official code: RTX2016 when using FARE! The app is available in Google Play and the App store. www.ridefare.com


10) WEATHER IN AUSTIN

Be smart about how you dress for RTX! The temperature is expected to be almost 100 degrees for the entire convention. And in case that doesn’t mean anything to you, let us just emphasize, it’s FREAKIN’ HOT. Make sure you drink tons of water, wear sunscreen and hats when you can, and dress appropriately. We also ask that you please be hygienic (hygienic = daily showers + deodorant) to be courteous to all your fellow attendees.


Got questions still? Tweet us at RTXEvent.


We love you. And we will see you very soon.

<3

Bethany