Where do I even begin.....
I honestly didn't think RTXL2018 could beat RTXL2017 but it was in so many ways.
The Expo Family grew, we went from a family of 12 guardians to a family of over 20 both old and new. There is nothing that can beat being a guardian for those few days those people are your family you have breakfast, you work, you have fun, you get dinner, you drink and you bond! I have made friends for life being a guardian. I love being a part of RTX, helping attendee when they are lost or not sure where they should be going, I love being a cog in the machine that keeps RTX going. It hard to explain to others why you take days off work to essential work at a convention but I just don't see it as work because I love it so much!
The RT community is like no other. I try to explain what Rooster Teeth is and how the community is so important and people just don't get it but RTX is the best example of how much our community gets involved. Whether your waiting in line for a panel or just hanging out in the pub after there is always something or some one you can join and have fun making new friends. I got to experience this in three ways, the first was the boat party organised by RTUK, I didn't really know anyone going and I was a little nervous to go but by the end of the night I had made so many friends and bonded with people who I continued to see over the weekend. The second was with the RT Ireland meet up on Saturday night, we were expecting a lot of people to turn up but hoped we get a few, throughout the night we had more and more people join us saying things like 'Oh I didn't know there was an RT Ireland group mind if I join you" and we grew even bigger than night and those people will go on to meet up with us at future events in Ireland. The third one was when I wasn't ready to say goodbye so I went back to a friends hotel and found other RTXer in the bar who weren't ready to let the weekend end just yet but everyone was having fun and moving from group to group and I met people from all parts of the world and it was just a great way to end RTXL!
I have already booked my holiday time off for next year for RTX Austin and once we have dates for RTX London I be sure to book that time off as well because its something I don't want to miss!