But I had a blast! Got to meet a lot of great community members. Shoutout to my roomshare friends, Simon and Brandon (never actually got your rt name)!
I got to see so many panels thanks to VIP status. Laughed hard, got excited about new content, and ate a lot of delicious food. And with all that heat and walking I still lost 4 pounds when I got back home. Granted part of that was because I only ate maybe 1 or 2 meals a day if at all with all the running between panels.
The VIP party was fun as per my last post, Saturday was more of a technical day, visiting the 3D printing/Cosplay panel and the Indie Game Dev panels, both things I'm involved with here back home and want to step up.
Sunday I saw the RT Podcast Panel, which was hilarious as per usual, though I was hoping for another Gavin or Google seg. After that I just chilled in the VIP lounge and ended meeting and taking pictures with a lot of the RT Crew, both those in front and behind the cameras. Man, Franco from Five Facts is amazing, just everything he does while not even living in Texas. Kudos. Also it was fun watching Michael pre/post Moonshine and then crashing on a seat while his PA kept handing him water. Guardians are the best!
I can't wait to see how many people are going to show up next year, and hopefully there will be a system for the lines. This year, even if they said to not line up 2 hours before, people would just stand around 'existing' until the 2 hour mark. A bit chaotic.
And to those who had VIP, it will be hard to go back to nonVIP status especially if size of the convention grows as much as it did from last year. Personally, I'd like to try to apply to be a guardian so I get to experience all different sides of RTX.
But most of all, I'm just happy I decided to go this year. Just like my Colorado trip, it put a perspective on my life, that I hope to [insert deity here] will make me get my act together.