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  • About That AHWU Package

    5 hours ago

    Andy Editor n' Junk

    I would like to apologize to the audience, and most of all Amber (aka Syllabus) who sent us the package which I haphazardly opened on this week's AHWU. Before filming started, we were informed that this was going to be a super fast-paced and chaotic AHWU. But of course, this being Achievement Hunter, it quickly evolved into something else. It still wasn't my best judgement, and I would like to make it right, which is why the package will be re-opened on the next AHWU properly. Again, this isn't an excuse, but it was not my intent to offend. I really am sorry.
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  • Full Sail RTAA Episode Out Now!

    6 hours ago

    gus Elite Staff

    Hey there! I’m here with a quick update on our latest partnership with Full Sail University. 


    A while back, Miles announced that Full Sail will be bringing you an extra special episode of RTAA that discusses the animation process. If you were lucky enough to attend the RTAA panel at RTX Austin earlier this month, you have likely already seen this episode. For the rest of you, I have good news: this special episode is up RIGHT NOW!



    As you probably guessed, this isn’t your typical RTAA episode. In this one, a very handsome man with extremely muscular arms walks you through the animation process, including writing, pipelines, sound design, QC, and everything in between. If you’ve ever thought about going into animation, you won’t want to miss this episode. To learn more about Full Sail University and the animation degree programs they offer, check out http://fullsail.edu/roosterteeth. 

  • Exciting Rooster Teeth Announcements from SDCC (and Beyond)

    2 days ago

    matt

    Every year, tons of exciting announcements come out of SDCC. This year is especially exciting because Rooster Teeth made a few of those announcements. 


    In tonight’s panel, we released information and dates about some really cool stuff we have coming up over the next six months. However, before I jump into the news of what’s to come, I have some quick news about what has come and gone... and come again! FIRST members will be happy to see some familiar shows popping up on Rooster Teeth: the first season of Day 5 is available right now, the second season of Day 5 will release on a weekly basis starting August 20 (entire season available on October 8), and episodes of Crunch Time have already started rolling in on a weekly basis (entire season available on August 22).


    Now onto the news from SDCC! 


    First things first, Immersion is coming to Shark Week on Discovery on Saturday, August 3 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern! In this special episode, the Immersion crew answers a wide range of shark-fueled questions by taking some of the most iconic shark moments from pop culture history and bringing them to real life. 


    But wait, there’s another exciting thing happening on August 3 at 11:30 p.m. Eastern: gen:LOCK premieres on Adult Swim! For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, gen:LOCK is a mecha-anime style series starring Michael B. Jordan, Maisie Williams, Dakota Fanning, and David Tennant. And don’t worry – gen:LOCK will remain on Rooster Teeth while it airs on Adult Swim. 


    For those of you who have been waiting to watch RWBY Volume 6 on YouTube, the wait is almost over. The first episode of RWBY Volume 6 will be released on the Rooster Teeth Animation YouTube Channel on Sunday, October 12, with ensuing episodes going up each week after that. Tell your friends!


    “October” starts with an “O,” which is just the fancy intellectual name for “circle,” so it only makes sense that the much-anticipated first season of Arizona Circle will premiere on Rooster Teeth on October 23! FIRST members get early access, and it’ll be free for everyone else on Rooster Teeth seven days later.


    Continuing with the theme of much-anticipated premieres, RWBY Volume 7 premieres on Rooster Teeth on Saturday, November 2 for FIRST members! Everyone else can watch it for free on Rooster Teeth a week later.


    If you’re itching for even more RWBY, the iconic heroines will soon become playable in the hit game Smite! Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long will face their toughest challenge yet: The Battleground of the Gods. More info to come later this year.


    After the holidays, we’ll be back to wish you a Happy New Fear! No, that’s not a typo. That’s just my clever way of announcing that a new season of Haunter is coming to Rooster Teeth in January 2020! FIRST members get priority access to episodes, and everyone else can watch for free on Rooster Teeth a week later.


    Finally, I’d like to round out all these exciting announcements to let you know that our latest game, Vicious Circle, will be available on Steam for just $20 starting August 13! Vicious Circle is an uncooperative multiplayer shooter in which four mercenaries compete for loot against a terrifying monster who wants to kill them. Dirty tricks are the key to victory, and only one player can come out on top. It’s super fun and we can’t wait for you to experience it.

  • Post RTX Feels

    1 week ago

    kriss Community Manager

    Hey fam! 


    I have mostly recovered from post RTX sads; I'm happy for the recovery, but I miss all of you. My heart was so full when I saw all of your bright shining faces. Those three days just flew by and I honestly wish RTX was a week long (much to the Events team's dismay =P). There were so many high fives, hugs, happy and sad tears, and just a huge wave of love that we shared in that short amount of time. I was completely exhausted by the end of Sunday night, but I'm glad that I could celebrate all things community related with you all. 


    To start, we had a FANTASTIC community summit with 75 community leaders from all over the world join us at Stage 5. (photo by Ben Matzke)


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    The SideQuest charity gala was AMAZING as always. And I got to hang out with some of the coolest people like @RoadBlock


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    I got speak at my first ever RTX panel! (photo by Daniel Starrett). We got to talk about all things community management related and it was so awesome seeing everyone out in the audience including a very special appearance by @Desayjin (BEST SURPRISE EVER)


    It really did warm my heart that many of you were interested in our day to day and were curious about what we do as community managers. Thank you all so much for attending our panel! 


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    Community Corner was hopping! Here's @MrWartburg and his badass wood burning pieces. 


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    And Flutter_Chey's awesome laser cut acrylic pieces. 


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    I got to meet up with community groups such as The OCC! 


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    And I got to see my lovely PA Guardian family Sunday night. 


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    RTX remains a highlight of my year. I loved meeting everyone, attendee and Guardian, and hearing your stories of how you got into the community. 


    To all the Guardians who worked tirelessly for this show. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You make this show happen, and I can never fully express how much your love, energy, and passion mean to us, to me. You are all inspiring. I'm so happy that we could finally get you purple shirts this year. 


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    This year's Community Day is so special to me because we got to see each other IRL and that is invigorating for me. I love you all very much. Thank you for being here, and thank you for being my community. <3 



  • FIRST Membership Pricing

    1 week ago

    matt

    Hey, everyone -  Just wanted to make sure you heard about a bit of news from RTX.  


    In my Ask the CEO panel I let everyone know that later this summer we’re going to be increasing the price of our FIRST memberships, which will ensure that we can keep making cool stuff for our awesome community. If you want to lock in a really great deal on FIRST for a full year, you still have some time to sign up for our ridiculously cheap 12-month plan. We will have all of the details on the new pricing and benefits, including a new tier with a long requested perk we think a lot of people will really like, as well as answers to your questions later this month. 


    In the meantime, thank you for being a part of this great community and for all of the ways that you support us. We couldn’t do it without you.

  • RWBY Volume 7 Updates and RWBY at RTX!

    2 weeks ago

    Kerry

    Yo yo yo! RTX is this week and I’m freaking out! (In a good way :P)


    RWBY 7 is going really well. I’ll talk about it more at the panel (Friday 1:00 p.m., Hall 1 at the ACC), but we’re off to a really strong start this year. We’re changing some things up (in some really positive ways) and I think it’s already showing some great results. I promise I’ll give more details at RTX, sorry to tease!


    Speaking of RTX, I also wanted to confirm that we are planning to upload the panel afterwards on RoosterTeeth.com! So even if you aren’t there with us in person, you’ll still be able to check it out! And you’re going to want to check it out because we might be showing you new things, and talking about cool new stuff like maybe some games and books hoo boy it’ll be great. I’ll also post a journal talking about some of our biggest announcements after the panel, so you can read it straight from the horse’s mouth.


    (I’m the horse)


    We’re also going to be changing up how we’re doing questions this year. Over the years we’ve gotten feedback about the Q&A portion and how it’s been done. Sometimes it’s the same question over and over again, or long stories (which are cool, don’t get me wrong), or questions about ships/end of the show/etc, but these can slow down the panel and not allow us to get to as many people or questions as we want to. With this new method, I honestly think it will work out a lot better and we’ll be able to answer a lot more questions in a fun and meaningful way. We plan on taking on a whole variety of topics, so if you’re coming don’t be afraid to write down whatever you want. 


    So, what’s the plan? Step 1: Make sure that you have the RTX App downloaded (get it for iOS or Android). Step 2: Friday morning, a couple of hours before the panel, a push notification will go out detailing how to fill out the new Q&A Form. Step 3: Attend the panel and hear what questions we’ll be answering! 


    One more thing that’s obviously had a lot of conversation around it is who will be voicing Qrow. 2019 has been a wild year for me as I grow and develop my role and responsibilities as a creator, and for my own mental sanity, I’m choosing to move forward on a lot of these topics in a positive light. To that end, I can’t think of anything more positive than to have Jason Liebrecht voice Qrow Branwen. We’re incredibly excited to be working with him and he’s already doing an amazing job. 


    Please welcome him and send him some love!


    Alright, I’m gonna get back to work! Thanks for reading, see you at RTX!

    <3 Kerry

  • A review of 'The Messenger'

    4 weeks ago

    BrianGaar

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    The 80s were a weird time in video games.


    If you were playing on a console, which probably meant an NES, graphics hadn’t advanced to the point to where they could realistically portray human beings.


    It was more like “those pixels are his head, those are his body and… I guess he’s got a vest on?”


    This wasn’t a bad thing, because it meant that games weren’t yet loaded up with 10 minute cutscenes that triggered every time you took three steps.


    No, 80s video games had to be more like radio -- you had to use your imagination to fill in the gaps between the graphics of the time and the idea they were trying to portray.


    It was a bit like reading a book, except more fun, because you were playing a video game.


    And games back then weren’t serious about themselves.


    Nothing about the 80s was serious. It was action movies and Hulk Hogan and dudes in fifth grade holding court in the bathroom, saying that we should just nuke Russia and that only pussies listen to Bon Jovi.


    Anyway, my point is that the graphics sucked in video games back then, but that was a good thing -- because they actually had to be fun to play.


    Then Ninja Gaiden came along and it felt much more cinematic than anything I’d played before that.


    It actually had cutscenes that told a story, but the game was still hard as fuck, so as gamers, we still thought it was legit.


    Like all games back then, beating it felt like a real accomplishment, because there was no internet to tell you where to go, no saves and (at most) three continues. After that, you were shit out of luck. Start over and get better.


    That era is gone now and games look a million times better. And maybe I’m romanticizing the past, but they aren’t as fun. They’re better made, better quality of life, better stories, better writing better everything -- except I don’t have as much fun playing them.  


    There’s a whole website now that tells you how long games take to beat.


    How long is Red Dead Redemption 2? It took most people 46 hours to do the main story. Ok.

    I check that site that all the time because mostly I’m thinking, “How much longer is this?” Even if I’m enjoying it.


    Ok, that’s all prelude to talk about The Messenger.


    It’s from Devolver Digital, which is that hipster game publisher in Austin that has probably put out a million retro 8-bit aesthetic games like this.


    And a lot of their games are cool, but you can also tell that the people who work at Devolver KNOW they’re cool, which kinda takes some of the magic out of it. But I’m just being crotchety. It’s good that people are still making these kinds of games. Even if craft beer dudes are the ones doing it (I assume).


    The Messenger is like a Ninja Gaiden cover band. It looks like it, it plays like it, and it has the same chip tuney soundtrack that sounds like a Gameboy getting thrown off a cliff and screaming all the way down.


    I forget the story because who cares. But I know you’re a ninja from a ninja village who has to deliver an important scroll someplace. And along the way, you’ve got to fight a bunch of bosses who have attack patterns you have to memorize and, after a few dozen tries, you beat them, feel good about it, and move on.


    Oh and there’s a little demon who follows you and if you die, he’ll taunt you with some meta humor. He’ll say stuff like, “Are you just ALLERGIC to pushing the jump button?” And you’re like, haha, fuck you dude, I’ve got a mortgage.


    It feels like somebody at Devolver Digital following you around all the time, being all quippy. You can tell that whoever wrote the jokes on the death screens was really proud of themselves.


    Anyway, if you remember Ninja Gaiden and liked those games, this game will absolutely scratch that itch, even though it looks and plays better than Ninja Gaiden ever did.  At least, I think so, I haven’t played Ninja Gaiden in forever.


    Another thing I should mention -- this is the perfect game to play while you’re doing something else. You can totally play this while you’re listening to NPR, which, if you get all the references in this game, you’re definitely old enough to be into NPR by now.


    I am terrible at categorizing games. Is this a platformer? It’s definitely an action game. You've got a sword and you can kill most things in one hit. It’s one of those.


    The bosses, however, take a million fucking hits to kill and you’ll get frustrated enough to throw your controller, but you won’t because controllers cost 80 bucks now.


    I haven’t finished it yet. I’m in the “hell” part of the game. I think it’s called the Underworld, where there are spike walls and spinning spikes and blood dripping from walls.


    But I’m having fun playing it. You also get a grappling hook, which is something Ninja Gaiden absolutely should have included.


    There’s also a magician guy who you go to for upgrades and to save your game. He’s also clever, like your monster buddy, but at some point, you’re like, “Dude, shut up, I just want to look at my skill tree and see if I’ve got enough to upgrade. We get it. You’re clever.”


    I’m being grouchy again. I really do like this game. If you’re in your 40s, this is a shot of nostalgia right into your veins. They clearly meant it that way, and it works. You’ll 100% start thinking of somebody who dumped you in middle school while you’re playing this game.


    I never know how to review games. I feel like an idiot when I try to put my feelings about them into words. Either I like a game or I don’t, and I usually can’t verbalize why.


    So... I liked this. It reminds me of an easier time in my life, but also video games were just simpler. There were bad guys and you killed them. Video games weren’t trying to say something important and developers didn’t get death threats if people didn’t like something in them.


    Or maybe they did, I don’t know. But you’d have to do it by mail, and that’s a higher commitment to making a death threat than just firing off a tweet.  


    I’ve got the game on pause while I’m writing this. My guy just got a new hat and his body is moving up and down while he breathes. Ninja Gaiden definitely didn’t have that. Oh, and when 

    you stick to walls, you can crawl up or down, which is nice. Maybe games ARE better now.


    I’m at that point in the game where I’m comfortable enough with the mechanics that I feel powerful. That’s fun. That’s what you play games for, right?


    That’s what this game is, in a nutshell. You’re a ninja with a scroll, and at the end, you’re a badass ninja with a scroll.


    Except I haven’t gotten to the end yet. One of the bosses is still kicking my ass. Six tries and no luck.


    Just like the old days.



  • BRING YOUR RTX 2019 WEEKEND FULL (ARIZONA) CIRCLE!

    1 month ago

    ElyseWillems

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    Hello fellow comedy-lovers,

    Josh and I are excited to share with you a full rundown of the Arizona Circle events happening at RTX 2019.


    Thursday, July 4th

    FIRST Night Screening

    5:30pm at the Paramount Theatre!

    Premiere of the first episode of the season! First come, first served with RTX Austin Badge


    Friday, July 5th

    “Cuck Con” Shoot

    8:00-11:00am at the Austin Convention Center

    Do you have dreams of appearing as a scantily-clad extra in a sketch comedy show, after which you'll be immediately filled with regret, thereafter unemployable, and shamed and shunned by your loved ones and society?


    Then scroll to the bottom of this post for more details!


    Arizona Circle: Buck-Buck Rides Again Panel

    1:30-2:30pm at the Hilton (Austin Grand Ballroom)

    It’s… a panel. About the show. See new sketches!


    Sunday, July 7th

    Funhaus Panel

    2:30-3:30pm at the Austin Convention Center (Ballroom D)

    It’s… another panel. With even more stuff!


    ALL WEEKEND

    Arizona Circle Cucks Photo Op

    All weekend at the Rooster Teeth FIRST booth (#837)

    Proud or simply arrested, come get your proper cuck mugshots!


    *** “Cuck Con” Shoot

    On Friday, July 5th, we invite con-goers to meet at the West entrance of the Austin Convention Center (or "Checkpoint 2") at 8:00 AM CT, to help us shoot a scene for an upcoming Cucks sketch. (If you're not familiar with the first Cucks sketch, you can check it out here.)


    Note that we'll need 2-3 hours of your time, and eligible extras will need to come in "costume;" a sleeveless white undershirt, skin tone short-shorts, and wire frame glasses (glasses optional). Changing rooms will be provided.


    All genders are welcome and encouraged to come. You must be 18 or older to participate, and possess valid I.D and official RTX Badge. You will be filmed and possibly appear in the finished show. Participation is limited to the first 400 people to arrive.

  • Fit4RTX Week 7!

    1 month ago

    kriss Community Manager

    How are we at week 7 already??? I also must apologize as I don't believe I posted week 6's routine here on the site as I was out of town for a wedding. But I hope y'all have been keeping up with those push ups and planking! We're in the homestretch now, baby! How's everything going on your end? How are you feeling? 


    Week 1

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  • Our response to the recent Reddit thread about RT Animation

    1 month ago

    matt

    We have seen the recent messages about Rooster Teeth’s animation studio related to crunch, and want everyone to know we take these concerns seriously. We acknowledge that we could have better managed our animation pipeline, and we apologize to all who have been affected.  


    Over the last several months we conducted a review and have taken several steps to improve communication and workflow to ensure we have a studio where people are happy to come to work every day. We are announcing today new measures on the road to improvement.


    Effective today, we are moving forward with a previously planned change in our producing and creative structure. Gray G. Haddock is stepping down as head of studio for animation to dedicate himself to a strictly creative role. With Gray’s help, we have been in the process of hiring a new production head of the department, who will be responsible for the overall producer hierarchy and staff management. We want to thank Gray for his hard work and dedication to growing the animation studio over these years, and are excited to continue working with him in this new capacity.


    Further, we are consulting with experienced leaders in the animation industry on our workflow, pipeline, production structure and other areas to enhance the workplace experience for our staff. Margaret M. Dean, the head of Ellation animation studios and president of Women In Animation, will consult with us and aid the search for a new studio lead.


    We’ll always continue to work on improvements to our workplace, and we appreciate everyone’s support and feedback on this ongoing mission.

  • Austin Film Festival - Digital Series & Fiction Podcast Competition - Deadline July 5!!!

    1 month ago

    Chelsea RT Community Manager

    You’ve seen Day 5 and gen:LOCK, but have you seen yourself writing a show?


    If so, you should finish that script and send it in to the Austin Film Festival for a chance to win their scripted Digital Series or Fiction Podcast competition! We announced this competition for the Rooster Teeth Fellowship Award back in March and this is your reminder that the July 5 deadline is FAST approaching.

     

    The Rooster Teeth Fellowship Awardis still open to original comedy scripts in theDigital Series and Fiction Podcast script competitions. Both competitions celebrate episodic storytelling. The Digital Series Competition is intended for scripts that tell short form episodic stories written for the web, while the Fiction Podcast Competition is intended for scripts that tell an episodic story written for an audio-only medium. For both of these categories, writers can submit up to three episodes.

    The fellowship will be awarded to the project that best fits Rooster Teeth's voice by incorporating elements of comedy and genre filmmaking and accomplishing a low budget/high concept feel. Rooster Teeth is looking for stories about ordinary people in extraordinary situations, coming-of-age stories, and other engaging journeys of self-discovery.


    The winner of the Rooster Teeth Fellowship Award will receive a $5,000 prize along with a one-on-one mentorship with Rooster Teeth. This will include feedback and notes from a Rooster Teeth representative on the winning Fellowship script and a week-long mentorship in Austin with all travel expenses covered. In addition to the Fellowship Award, Rooster Teeth will offer development deals to three (3) finalists, who will be given the chance to develop an original concept in conjunction with the Rooster Teeth team. Rooster Teeth will review the top scripts submitted to the category and will determine the finalists and one winner. Finalists will be given the opportunity to meet with representatives from Rooster Teeth during AFF’s Writers Festival, held this October 24 –31, 2019.


    Your entry in this year’s competition could be the entry point you’ve been working and waiting for for – a career in writing for film and television. So why wait? Deadline is July 5th so - ENTER NOW!


    *Questions? Concerns? Check out the above link for an in-depth FAQ and further contact information.

  • Five Years

    1 month ago

    Chelsea RT Community Manager

    Hey everyone -


    Today's my five year anniversary officially here at Rooster Teeth. That's insane. It's officially longer than I was in college, longer than I was in high school, which to me were some of the longest years of my life. 


    In five years, being here with you all, I've seen and been a part of some incredible things. I saw the Lazer Team campaign explode and hit a million dollars in record time. I watched RWBY grow into a global-reaching anime. I've seen the company grow and expand, hiring some of the most talented individuals I've had the luck to meet in my life. I've moved around within the company; front desk, Account Manager, Campaign Manager, Sponsor Liaison, Community Support, and now your Lead Community Manager with an incredible team (<3 @kriss and @Cricket).


    I've watched you meet each other online, meet IRL, start dating, some of you even have gotten hitched in the time I've been here! I've heard stories, read feedback, seen photos of you at conventions, with your loved ones and with your new online friends. Every time I read something about how Rooster Teeth has affected your life, I'm likely to become a pile of sobbing goop. 


    There have been ups and down over the years. But at the end of every day, I wouldn't trade this job or family for the world and I'm so lucky that I've found such a home here with these idiots. 


    On a personal note, in five years I've watched my dad battle cancer and as of last Thursday, June 6, exactly a week ago - lose the battle. He never really understood what Rooster Teeth was or even what I did for a living, but he knew that I was able to be myself here. He followed me on Twitter and would enjoy all the weird gaming tweets (he himself, a true lover of Crash Bandicoot and Ratchet & Clank) and text me asking for the latest Pokemon updates.


    So, here's to five amazing years. I can't wait to see what happens next. 


    Much love to all of you,

    Chelsea

  • First time to RTX? Here's what you need to know!

    1 month ago

    kriss Community Manager

    Hello RTX first timers! 


    First off, thank you so much for joining us for a weekend of RT shenanigans. Second, I have seen that for many of you, this is the first time you are attending RTX and/or attending your first convention ever! Today, I will be providing some helpful advice and things you need to know for RTX!


    For general convention best practices: 


     towerJuly is HOT HOT HOT! Be mindful of this as you walk around outside. Drink water and keep some small snacks with you. There's a lot of stuff to do during the weekend, and sometimes you can forget to drink and eat. Make sure you take care of yourself! 

     towerSpeaking of walking! Make sure that you wear comfortable shoes. You will be doing A LOT of walking. So if you have new shoes, break those babies in now! 

     towerUse hand sanitizer and wash your hands frequently. Post con crud is a thing. You will be around a lot of people. Personally, I tend to the fist bump people during shows. 

     towerBe mindful of cleanliness in general. I know this is a weird point to make, but hygiene is super important to not only yourself but other attendees. Use deodorant and shower once or even twice (remember July is hot!). 

     towerIf you are networking, remember to bring your business cards!

     towerIF YOU ARE ATTENDING WITH YOUR CHILD, please use landmarks in the area or the registration desk as a location point in case you are ever separated and need to reconvene. 

     towerThere is a lot to do at every convention. Understand that you may not be able to see everything you want. Create your schedule (I will write about the RTX app down below), and figure out your priorities as well as a plan B or C.

     tower Be mindful of your budget. There are different practices for everyone on how to keep track of their spending, but one solid way to keep yourself from not spending a lot is using pre-loaded VISA cards. Load in a certain amount, use that card only, keep yourself within budget. Tada! For emergencies, keep cash or another card in your hotel room. 


    Important things to know for RTX proper: 


     tower Important social channels to follow on Twitter: 


    @RTXEvent = main social channel for the event 

    @RTXLines = updates on panel line statuses 


    Support email: RTXEvent@RoosterTeeth.com 

    Main website: https://rtxevent.com


     towerOne of our amazing community groups compiled a list of places to eat near the ACC! The original post was made last year, so the panel information has expired, however there is a TON of recommendations on places to eat toward the second half of the post.

     towerThe RTX app for iOS / Android will have information on all the programming that will be presented during RTX. This includes schedules of talent, panels, center stage entertainment, and the ability to create your own schedule. The app should be updating on 6/14/19 to reflect the 2019 programming schedule. 

     towerWho are those people in the purple shirts that says GUARDIAN on them? They are our awesome volunteers who help us run RTX! If you have a question, concern, you're lost, or need assistance in some way, please flag a Guardian and they will assist to the best of their ability. Please note that Guardians are not security. If you feel that there is a situation that requires ACC security, a Guardian will be able to help you get in contact with them. 

     towerOur wonderful Events Specialist, Nicole, put together a very comprehensive post going over the security plan for RTX 2019. This is a really important post to read, so please take the time to go through it. 
     towerYou may see RT personalities roaming around. Yes, it's okay to ask for a signature or a photo, but please understand that they have a schedule to keep. If they say they have to take off, please let them. If a Guardian is ushering talent away, please let them do their jobs.  

    towerYou will make new friends! The coolest thing about RTX is that you will have something in common with everyone who is attending. Strike up a conversation if you're waiting in line for a panel, attend some community events, get to know the people who make up this community. There are so many awesome people to meet!


    What are some community-focused areas of RTX? 



     towerThe RTX App will have loads of info on different panels to see including the lineup for Community Panels! You can see all the panels here and/or keep track of them in the RTX App. 


     towerWe have a Community Corner set up on the expo floor that will showcase various artistic talent from the community. And yes, these will also be in the RTX app for you to add to your schedule. View the list here! 


     towerThere are a ton of community events happening before and during RTX as well! Some events are open to public, some are ticketed. I compiled a list that serves as a living document and will be updated any time I add a new event. View the list here!


    That's it for now! I know it's a A LOT of info to process, but we always want to make sure that everyone is informed and has the best time at RTX. Special thanks to @Antharwn from RT World in helping me get this together! 


    <3

    Jackie 

  • Weiss VS Mitsuru - Writer & Editor Notes

    1 month ago

    JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi
    • Welcome to another round of my writer/editor notes! Watch the full episode and then come back and check out some random (quite literally) insights into my brain on Death Battle. (Remember those anti-drug PSAs? “This is your brain on drugs” and it’s a shot of a fried egg in a pan or something. The '90s were weird. Lot of dutch angles.)

    • This is the first episode of Death Battle that I wrote! Very exciting for me. I used to write a lot of Top 10s and Desk Ofs over the years and now I’m in the big leagues! And even bigger to be writing for a RWBY character! I wrote Weiss’ rundown and the fight and Sam wrote Mitsusu. It was a blast to write this and I hope everyone enjoys it!

    • The fight itself was actually where I started writing and the first idea I had was, “Let’s have it start mid-fight. We cut in and they’re already sword fighting.” I liked that idea a lot, It’s the epitome of “get in late” and it utilizes the freedom of this season - one that doesn’t feature that “FIGHT” graphic anymore. Actually, you could almost pretend in your head cannon that the FIGHT graphic happens before we cut into this fight.

    • Another awesome thing about working on this particular episode is that Torrian came back to direct the fight animation. I was so happy to work with him for really the first time. We have collaborated before and he’s helped me with projects of my own but we’ve never had a chance to work on an animated fight together. So that was very exciting.

    • A lot of my screenwriting experience is writing sitcom style stuff and comedies, so naturally my first draft of this script was overloaded with jokes. Here are some we ended up cutting: “Weiss schnee do that???” “Weiss couldn’t beat total ice-olation.” “Weiss wipes the floor with any whack wimps that dare to waltz.” “Mitsuru, persona user, she drives a Subaru, her favorite show being, Zoboomafoo.” Really silly stuff, you can see how they would get cut.

    • I looove cutting a character for DB that has a tv show or a lot of movies to pull from. No offense to comic book panels but it’s infinitely more rewarding to cut video together.

    • Did anyone see Liam (a DB writer/researcher) appear on DBCast a few weeks back? I am not prepared to be as thorough as he was when talking about this episode so don’t have your hopes up! haha

    • I work for Rooster Teeth obviously but I can’t tell you how excited I am to have had a chance to play around with an original RT property like RWBY. It’s so so cool and I’m so happy to have been assigned to write and edit this episode. Like, Miles and Kerry read through my script before we got started - how cool is that?!

    • So over the long weekend last month (Memorial Day) I watched all of Season 2 of Barry in. one. sitting. I definitely didn’t set out to do that lol. It was just so good. I’m sure this isn’t an original opinion on the show but what I love is how un-glamorous the violence is in the show. It’s not cool and no one is invincible. It’s brutal and unforgiving. It adds so much darkness and weight to the show. The irony here is that I’m writing about this in a post-mortem for a show called DEATH BATTLE lol.

    • Check out the Commentary for more BTS stuff. Behind the scenes not that one band. Unless you guys want us to start talking about them. Tweet at Ben I guess? We’ll do it.

    Watch the full episode! RT | YT 

  • New YouTube Channels, Twitter Accounts, and more - OH MY!

    1 month ago

    Chelsea RT Community Manager

    Happy Tuesday Everyone!


    Wow- it’s been an incredibly busy June already and it’s only the eleventh! :o If you haven’t been able to keep up with everything that’s happened, let me recap it for you.


    New YouTube Channels!

    On June 1 we launched the Rooster Teeth Animation Channel with the first episode of Season 3 of Camp Camp! Episodes from Season 3 will release weekly.  Remember, this YouTube Channel will be a season behind everything you will see on RoosterTeeth.com, so make sure you watch the premiere of Camp Camp Season 4 on our site right now.  


    Also of note, Rooster Teeth Trailer’s YouTube Channel went live. We’ll be uploading all of our trailers, clips, interviews, behind-the-scenes videos, and exclusive clips  on this channel from here on out, so make sure you subscribe!


    New Twitter Accounts!

    Do you like RWBY? Do you really like gen:LOCK? You do? That’s great! We’ve got some links to share with you. Both of these shows now have their own dedicated homes in the Twitterverse where you can get your daily fix of RWBY and gen:LOCK content. Check out the links below and give ‘em a follow: 

    RWBY - https://twitter.com/officialrwby

    gen:LOCK - https://twitter.com/officialgenlock


    New Site Updates!

    June 5 saw the release of new feature updates to RTTV, our 24-hour streaming channel for FIRST members . New “live” icons, a full-fledged streaming schedule for the next 24 hours, as well as a schedule of all live shows living on the home page. You can read more about it here!


    Additionally, there was another much-requested update to mobile apps that happened recently. You can now browse by channel, which previously was a desktop web-only feature.


    That’s all for now, folks! We’ll be back soon with more fun updates and information to share with you. :)


    <3

    Chelsea

  • RTX Austin 2019: And In This Corner...!

    1 month ago

    GeorgeFromGeorgia RT Events Coordinator

    Hi friends!


    Last month we had the pleasure of announcing the involvement of some of our incredibly talented community members at RTX. The community panel schedule has been announced along with the other panel and autograph times; you can find that here. I have the pleasure of announcing the times for our wonderfully curated Community Corner.


    Friday, July 5th

    Saturday, July 6th

    Sunday, July 7th

    The Community Corner can be found on the expo floor, booth 937. Make sure to find time throughout the weekend to visit and support your fellow community members. They’re incredibly talented and have worked hard putting together everything you’ll see at the Community Corner.


    That’s it for now. To stay up-to-date on all RTX news, visit RTXEvent.com, follow us on social media: twitter.com/RTXEvent and facebook.com/rtxevent/.


    See you in less than a month (ahhhhh)!


    - George

  • WHAT?! RTTV has new updates today!

    1 month ago

    Chelsea RT Community Manager

    Hey everyone!


    I have some fantastic news to share with you all today. RTTV, which many of you have become frequent watchers of in the last few months, is getting a nice feature update for the beta on both web and mobile apps! For those of you who haven’t checked it out yet, RTTV is a FIRST member-only 24-hour, 7-days a week streaming channel filled with an assortment of content (scheduled out in these blocks) with breaks for live shows. Now, onto the updates!


    First of all, there will now be a shiny LIVE indicator which you’ll be able to see from any page in the left navigation bar, and the new RTTV icon in the mobile apps. Any time a show goes live, this little baby will light up. (So, when that happens - click it. Watch whatever is on and chat with the community.)


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    Second, there will be a carousel on both the front page of RoosterTeeth.com and on RTTV where it will show the schedule of our live shows.


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    Finally, there will be another schedule. A BIG schedule. A schedule of epic proportions. This schedule will be below the video player on desktop web and a separate tab on mobile. This schedule breaks out everything that will be streaming for the next 24 hours, with special indicators for live events.


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    That’s all for today, folks! So go on, head over to roosterteeth.com/live now to check out the schedule and start chatting with other community members.


    Have fun!

    Chelsea


  • 10 Years Since High School

    1 month ago

    JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

    We graduated high school ten years ago today. Here comes an unedited stream of consciousness to celebrate the occasion:


    1. Because I got a ride with Mr Mateyka, the best English teacher I ever had, I would wake up somewhere between 5 and 6am and get to school well before it started. I used to find somewhere on campus to sleep in private before the bell rang. I was never “busted” but there were some close calls.

    2. I miss San Francisco a lot. Four years of perpetual hoodie weather spoiled my hoodie-loving heart.

    3. Making “New Life Academy” and the countless other videos we made is the reason I work in the industry today. I couldn’t be more grateful for that.

    4. My voice cracked during a cover of a relient k song that we performed during a chapel and that still haunts me from time to time.

    5. I feel super alienated when people talk about their high school experiences in a negative light because mine, despite hardships, was ultimately so positive and I look back on it fondly.

    6. Last week I hurt my foot running around with our dog, Sophie. It still kinds hurts even now but in high school I once fell down an entire flight of stairs, landed on my feet, and kept running. Thanks, aging!

    7. I am SO happy that I recorded a ton of footage from these times. It's really, truly, one of the best things I could have done at the time. Maybe I'll share some soon. I've really enjoyed revisiting them from time to time over the years.

    8. I am a TERRIBLE tour guide for San Francisco. I won't take you to the touristy spot or the best spots, I'll take you to the tiny Chinese spot we walked to during lunch. Or the Win-Wah market up the street that had Wasabi flavored funyuns and arizona iced tea. The old hangout spots!

    9. For new friends who don't know, I graduated with a class of sixteen people. We were a tight-knit group of productive slackers and I miss them a lot.

    10. My sister passed away during freshman year of high school and my SFCS family got me through. Some of them talked me through it, some prayed with me and for me and most of them just made me smile when it was really really hard to. Thanks so much for so many dear memories, '09!

  • Community Events Happening During RTX 2019!

    1 month ago

    kriss Community Manager

    Hey RTX fam! 


    There's a TON of community held events happening all throughout RTX week, and I wanted to make sure that you know about them! These are perfect opportunities to meet more people from the community and to share your mutual love for anything Rooster Teeth! 


    SPECIAL NOTES: 


     starAll times are in Central Time!

     starThis will be a living document, meaning that I will be updating this list as more events are sent to me. 



    Without further ado!


    WEDNESDAY - JULY 3RD

    RT Community Picnic: hosted by RT World + various communities

    Pecan Grove area @ Zilker Park

    2:00pm - 6:30pm


    The picnic is coming back for its second year! Open to the public. Joining the Discord is the best way to RSVP and keep up to date on all the details!  



    THURSDAY - JULY 4TH

    FAHC Gathering: hosted by Katsumi Cosplay

    Hilton Lobby

    5:00pm - 8:00pm


    Introducing the first official Fake AH Crew gathering for AH cosplayers! We will be hanging out in the Hilton lobby, then moving to Ah live as a pack! Gathering details can be found here!


    SideQuest: Charity Gala 

    The Line ATX Hotel

    111 E Cesar Chavez St.

    7:00pm-11:00pm


    Time to get fancy af for charity and officially kickoff RTX! Get tickets here! 


    The Villains' Swing Ball: hosted by RT Cosplayers community group

    Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

    2312 San Gabriel St.

    8:00pm - whenever! 


    Tickets are $7 at the door. Parking is at Quarters Garage on 22nd 1/2 St. About $5 Uber from vicinity of ACC. You don't have to be cosplaying a villain, or even dance. Just show up and have fun. Tweet for reference and saving info!




    FRIDAY - JULY 5TH


    Breakfast @ SoCo: hosted by RT Maryland 

    Torchy's Tacos 

    1822 S. Congress Ave

    8am - whenever!


    RTX Kick Off Breakfast: hosted by RT Games

    Easy Tiger 

    709 E 6th St, Austin

    8:30am - 9:30am


    Breakfast Meet Up: hosted by RT New York

    Voodoo Doughnuts

    212 E 6th St.

    9:00am - 11:00am 


    Breakfast Meet Up: hosted by Rooster Buckeyes 

    24 Diner

    600 N Lamar Blvd Suite 200

    9:00am - 11:00am 


    Open to the public. Meet up details can be found here.


    RTX Bar Crawl: hosted by Jason Guy

    Casino El Camino

    517 E. 6th St


    Meet up details can be found here.



    SideQuest: Barlympics! 

    Buffalo Billiards 

    201 E 6th St.

    10:00pm - 2:00am 


    Choose between blue team, red team, or freelancer team and earn points! Get your tickets here!


    gen:LOCK Pajama Party: hosted by Labinnak & Mangoloo Cosplays - L&M

    JW Marriott 2nd floor by Starbucks 

    7:00pm - 10:00pm 


    EVERYONE no matter what you plan on cosplaying is welcome to join.


    Community Meet Up: hosted by the OCC Community Group

    The Fareground 

    111 Congress Ave

    7:00pm - whenever!



    SATURDAY - JULY 6TH


    Breakfast at Le Cafe Crepe: hosted by RT New England

    200 San Jacinto Blvd

    8:30am - whenever! 


    All are welcome! Join the Discord for more deets!



    RWBY Cookie Party: hosted by Labinnak & Mangoloo Cosplays - L&M

    Hilton Rm 616AB

    1:00pm - 2:00pm 


    If you love RWBY and cookies, this is the place to be! 


    TikTok Meet Up: hosted by RadioBandit 

    Austin Convention Center (exact location TBD)

    5:00pm - 6:00pm


    Do you have a TikTok? Do you make RWBY or Rooster Teeth related TikToks? Come join us for some shenanigans! Keep an eye on the FB event for updated details!


    RTX Community Meet Up: hosted by Stream Austin

    Eastside Tavern 

    1510 E Cesar Chavez St. 

    6:00pm - 10:00pm


    Please note that you must have a Twitch log in to RSVP. More details here!



    RT LGBT Meet up @ Hilton 4th floor

    7:00pm - whenever!


    Open to the public. There will be games like MBD and Heist and there will be snacks!


    Dinner Meet Up: hosted by RT Indy

    Newk's Eatery

    408 Congress Ave

    7:00pm - whenever!



    SUNDAY - JULY 7TH



    Punk/Emo RWBY Meet Up: hosted by Abby Rose Cosplay

    JW Marriott Lobby

    12:00pm to meet up 

    1:00pm head to ACC for photoshoot 


    Theme is Punk/Emo/RWBY but all are welcome regardless of cosplay. Keep an eye on the FB event for updates!


    RoosterSpeak Meet Up Party

    The Star Bar 

    600 W. 6th Street

    7:00pm to 11:00pm


    RS is throwing yet another awesome party to close the weekend. Get your tickets here!


    SideQuest Lounge Wrap Up Party
    Buffalo Billiards
    201 E 6th St., Austin, TX 78701

    8:00pm - 12:00am (bar open to the public midnight-2am)


    Time to reminisce about the weekend and all the wonderful memories that were made. Get your tickets here!


    That's it for now! Remember to check back occasionally to see if anything was added or updated. 


    See your lovely faces soon! 


    <3

    Jackie  

  • We are halfway through Fit4RTX!

    1 month ago

    kriss Community Manager

    We are in week 5 of Fit4RTX, baby! I'm not doing so great with the push ups, but honestly, I am doing more push ups that I have in several years. I'm feeling pretty good about them overall, but I know I can improve, and improve I shall! (I also can no longer feel my butt...) 


    How's everything going for you? Let me know! 


    Week 1

    Week 2

    Week 3

    Week 4


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  • Camp Camp IRL - Share your camping memories with us!

    1 month ago

    kriss Community Manager

    Happy Friday! All of us are super excited for Camp Camp Season 4 to premiere tomorrow and to get into the spirit of Camp Camp campi-ness, several staff members shared their own experiences from wilderness trips and summer camps! 


    (Don't forget to read up on Jordan's journal post about the details for Season 4!)


    First up, we have Tim from our Integrated Marketing team, Zack from Sales, Evan from Programming, and AJ from BizDev enjoying the great outdoors. They have dubbed this the TPG Campfire Experience. Look at that sky!! 


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    Our partner manager, Daniel, used to be a camp counselor! 


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    Here's Al from our 2D team with his dad and brother at Philmont Scout Ranch. 


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    And closing up round 1 of RT Camp Camp shenanigans, we have our very own Miles Luna sharing fond memories of his camping days.  


    "As a Boy Scout, I spent about a month up in the mountains of New Mexico backpacking and counseling at Philmont Scout Ranch. Fun fact: The quiet little town of Cimarron, NM served as the inspiration for Sleepy Peak! There's not much to do there... but they do have a pizza place."


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    That's it for now! Please share your own camping stories, photos, and experiences with us; we'd love to see some community love for the outdoors! 


    <3

    Jackie 


  • 1 year later

    1 month ago

    kriss Community Manager

    I can't believe it. Today is my one year anniversary at RT. This place, these people, have had such a huge impact on my life since I signed up on the site in 2005. There are a ton of memories here and I hope to remember them forever. 


    There's been a lot that's happened in the last year. Getting the job itself, learning the ins and outs of the company, being asking to co-host RWBYRW with Chad and Ellie, figuring out ways to strengthen the relationships between RT and community, building up internal/external relationships...  I learned a lot about myself as a person and as a CM. I'm still crafting my skills and learning about the people who make up this community. There are many moving pieces, and sometimes, it can get a bit overwhelming, but I've always had the support of veteran members here, my team, and my friends. People ask me all the time how I help manage a community this size, and I'm happy to say that I'm never alone in my day to day. I receive guidance, insight, and I'm able to find reasons to smile and laugh. Every day. 


    In one year, I feel like I've both done much and not enough. The latter is me continuing to learn about myself, my goals, and what I want to accomplish. To no surprise, my goals are always community-focused. How can I help out the community more? How differently do I approach working with an individual, a group, or the community as a whole? How can I make it healthier or more fun? There are tons of little battles to pick and choose from, and each has their own unique hurdles and rewards.  When I reflect back on my first year, I am comfortable in saying that I've done my best and the community is becoming stronger. 


    I feel very fortunate to have a solid team in Chelsea and Cricket, and being able to work with so many different departments here, to have a voice, and be heard, is quite amazing. I know there is still a lot to be done, and I look forward to another year working with so many awesome people both at the company and in the community. Thank you for making this first year very special. 


    <3

    Jackie 




  • Fit4RTX Week 4 is a go!

    1 month ago

    kriss Community Manager

    Hi all!


    The long weekend got the better of me, but we are now into week 4 of Fit4RTX! How are your routines coming along? I'm finding that I definitely don't drink as much water as I should, so I'm working on that. I can feel my legs getting stronger, but I have to take it a little easier on the pushups. Often times, I split up the numbers as well like doing half the amounts in the morning, and then finishing up the routines at night. 


    Let me know how y'all are doing so far! Let's go go go! 


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  • Update Incoming for Android Mobile

    1 month ago

    Chelsea RT Community Manager

    Howdy all!


    For those of you who have been using our mobile apps, thank you! You've been a part of helping us find new ways to deliver content to you in an easy and fun way. You've helped submit bugs and feedback and for that, the team working on these apps couldn't be happier. 


    We have a major app update coming soon to both iOS and Android devices, (3.0) which will deliver some really cool features such as a CHANNEL tab on the bottom navigation! 


    With this update, we will also be ending support for devices running Android 4.x. Our new lowest minimum support OS version will be Android 5.0. (To check what version of Android you are running, go to your system Settings, scroll to About, and look for Android Version.)


    If you are running Android 5.0 or later, you don't have anything to worry about, carry on! Enjoy the upcoming update and continue watching videos. 


    If you are running a version below 5.0, here's what you need to know:


    You aren't going to receive any app updates going forward. For the time being, you will be able to continue using your version of the app, and can even install that final version (2.2.0) on your device. At some point in the future that version of the app will stop working. Once that happens, in order to keep watching the Rooster Teeth content you love, you'll need to update your phone OS version (if available), or watch on mobile web by visiting the site in your phone's web browser.


    Thank you for all of your continued support!

  • RTX Austin 2019 Panel & Autograph Schedules are HERE!

    1 month ago

    Clarissa.Gonzalez RT Live Events Manager

    MOBILE APP COMING JUNE 14TH. AVAILABLE AT THE APPLE STORE AND GOOGLE PLAY (RTX AUSTIN) 


    *Subject to change. Please refer to the mobile app for the most up-to-date info.


    *For Autograph Lottery Code details, please refer to Nicole's journal here ->https://roosterteeth.com/post/52024849



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