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RTX JournalIt was coming, only a matter of time.

So RTX 2012 was my first convention ever, and it was a great first experience! The thing that amazed me the most was that people recognized me. Some people wanted me to sign stuff and even take pictures with them. I was not expecting that at all!

I had tonnes of fun meeting awesome people from the community, walking the exhibit hall, and attending and being on panels.

Speaking of panels, I attended the Mega 64 and part of the Achievement Hunter one. I was also on three; The AH Community Panel: How to Break Into the Community, Internet Box, and My Little Pony. This was also my first time speaking in front of a group of people that large (around 250 people per).

The AH Community one was great! I'm glad lots of people showed an interest in making community videos for Achievement Hunter. I look forward to seeing all the new videos that will hopefully come through.

The Internet Box podcast was totally awesome. It was the first time Michael, Lindsay, Barbara, Ray, Dylon, and MisterSir had all met in person. The room was filled with amazing fans, especially the guys that made IB quote shirts and wore them! We even got gifts from some people.

Here's the lineup for the IB panel:

And a view of the crowd:

Now for the My Little Pony panel...

That was something for sure. We still had fun and everything, and had some great sing-alongs, but... What. The. Fuck. The crowd was, I guess the best words to describe them would be obnoxious and rowdy. Not the way to behave at a panel. We seriously thought they might riot or something. I highly doubt there will be another MLP panel next year.

Thanks to the guardians that ran the panel rooms and pretty much the entire event! We really couldn't have put these things on without you.

250 obnoxious Bronies:

As I said though, it wasn't all bad. Shout out to the guy that gave me a Rainbow Dash cupcake!

Huge thanks to everyone that gave me stuff. Seriously, I was not expecting that even in the slightest.

And an extra special thanks to LaRugh! She gave me the Fluttershy ID card (which I wore the entire event), light-up Fluttershy, and the Pinkie Pie remote controlled car.

See you next year!
2 years ago  |  Comments (21)  |  + 44 Cool
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dan132518 Sponsor
#1  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Cool
Good job breaking out of your shell and shattering your con cherry!
#2  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Cool
What happened at the MLP panel?
#3  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Funny
#1  Posted 2 years ago
MisterJ984 Sponsor
Yeah that MLP panel was pretty obnoxious just from the stream!
Glad you had fun. Wish I could have been there.
#4  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
Nycole Sponsor
I was watching the stream, I couldn't really see the crowd but I heard you guys telling then to calm down. Anyway, glad you had a great time and lost your convention virginity. I hope to see you next year!
#5  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
evilcrash9 DatGarrus
While the audio for both the IB and Pony panels were messed up on Twitch, I had fun just watching what was basically a Live Internet Box.

The pony panel was....probably in need of more planning than just mostly videos. I know you tried to talk about stuff, but there's only so much you can talk about to a room of people with different favorites. If you do try it again, maybe try a smaller group.
#6  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
I wish I was there so bad. Those panels would be so awesome to watch.
#7  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
I hope there will be more MLP panels to come. I saw the stream, and I think that if you are going to have another one, you should plan what you're going to do to.

Post edited 7/11/12 2:14AM
#8  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Cool
shellavation Bad Spawn
I spy Garrett. I was so surprised to see him walk to the front on the stream.
#9  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
It was cool hanging with you briefly at the airport despite the circumstances of it all. Did you end up getting stuck in Houston as long as I did? (about 3 hours total) I ended up doing all that running for nothing.
#10  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Cool
Nope, my flight was on time.
#1  Posted 2 years ago
Good to hear. You had so much farther to go then I did.
#2  Posted 2 years ago
arvawter Austin
I was there in the Internet Box panel. Will that be uploaded to iTunes or the youtube?
#11  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Cool
No. The audio was messed up.
#2  Posted 2 years ago
audio doesnt actually start working till 39 min in
#3  Posted 2 years ago
MLPAggie Sponsor
I'm the guy who made the shirts and got y'all to sign my shorts! Thanks for signing all my crap and making my weekend so much more awesome!
#12  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
tonyski Fck It Im In
as Data said in the FiM images and memes thread.
It was like a soccer riot waiting to happen, like people were gonna start beating other people with chairs while screaming, "Love and tolerate!"

seems like you had no idea what you were doing. I went to a MLP Panel at Youmacon where all they had was a PowerPoint presentation and gave out prizes at the end. Everyone was well behaved and it was an awesome panel to go to.
#13  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
That sounds boring.
#1  Posted 2 years ago
tonyski Fck It Im In
it sounds safer than a soccer riot. And it surprisingly wasn't.
#2  Posted 2 years ago
Zeddy0525 SnatchMaster
Even though the audio for the IB panel was messed up, I loved watching the last thirty minutes, when the audio was finally fixed. The AH panel you were on was probably one of my favorite panels. I'm sorry about the My Little Panel, from what people tell me it sounded like it was fucking brutal.
#14  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
MollyJo19 Sponsor
I met you! It was epic! <333 I went to the IB and the MLP panels and both were pretty awesome. Mike you rock!
#15  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
Wow...Maybe Burnie was right about locking the doors...
#16  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Zing!
Thanks for accepting the fluttershy card and figurine! Also thanks for the short conversation Saturday morning about AH_TEENS. This was also my first con. I was glad to spend with the best guys on Earth. Thanks for caring for the PEOPLE. It means a lot to me.

Post edited 7/12/12 10:43PM
#17  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
About the MLP Panel: For what it's worth, it was incredibly fun to watch. Like a bomb going off in slow motion. I'm glad to say I wasn't one of the dudes that was -randomly yelling the entire time-, I just sat next to a friend trying not to laugh at how ridiculous everyone was acting. There's a crappy video of the best me gusta facial expression I've ever managed on my channel somewhere.

It was funny, but it was also incredibly awkward. Also, Mike, for what it's worth, thank you for not punching me in the face when I sat down to eat with you guys at the hotel Fridays. You dudes were super nice to me, and I was half-worried that I was coming off as a mouth breathing fangirl the entire time we hung out.

It's cool to meet people you know from the media in real life, and -even cooler- to know they're actually cool people and not complete d-bags off camera.

Post edited 7/13/12 5:50AM
#18  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Cool
I just saw Andrew's My Little Panel video, they were monsters, good thing you found out their weakness was mlp songs.
#19  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Cool
LaRugh Sponsor
You rock!
#20  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
datalaughing Forum Mod
Yeeeeah, it got a little tense in the room at the MLP panel alright. Though, honestly, I think it would have been better with some sort of plan. You started out saying basically, "we have no idea what we're doing," and inviting everyone in the room to suggest things. That along with a small group of loud, annoying people (they were that way in the line as well) kind of stirred the whole room up.

Had a lot of fun waiting in line for that panel, though. Met some cool random people and got a game of Cards Against Humanity going while we waited. Good times.
#21  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
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