Ready for me to get sappy about RTX London again? What do you mean I've worked 3 conventions in between there?
Okay, I'll get to those afterwards, but RTXL is still fresh. Let's goooooo
Oh man. happened, huh?
Every RTX I feel so incredibly grateful to be selected as a Guardian, and this one was no exception. And, this time, I was asked by the lovely Sole to be her co-team lead. And what a team it was. I love our Signatures family, London and Austin.
Our returning teammates were incredible, the new ones were wonderful, and the lines squad that joined us - they consistently went above and beyond.
I want to give a special thanks to our incredible squad leads, Will, Chloe, Jessamy, and Harrison.
Y'all kicked so much butt, took care of your squads, and made sure Sole and I were functional, and I can't thank you guys enough. Really. Thank you for stepping up and being amazing. Love you guys
And the rest of the team, thank you all for being so quick to learn and adapt. We made some changes from last year, and more changes throughout the weekend, and you all picked up on them and adjusted, and made sure the attendees had the best possible experience in our little box. Thank you thank you thank you!
The Guardian fam is incredible, every RTX we rock it. Thank you RTXL guardians for being amazing and making this year even better than last year - I can't wait to see next year!!
And of COURSE, Arileya and Boomer. You're both incredible leaders and community members. This wonderful team is because of you. We see some of your hard work during the weekend, and I'm sure there's so much more behind the scenes that we don't even know about. Thank you for your love and your passion for the RT community, RTX, and the Guardians. Lots of love
I could go on forever about the Guardians, but that wasn't all this trip was. I also got to see Heathers with Jessamy, Amber, Abi, Lauren, and Shantel, and had a fabulous time. Thanks for being lovely friends. Which musical we on for next year?
There was also the lovely RT LGBT+ meetup, which couldn't have happened without Stef/Riga and James Kirk, who are both lovely friends and great community leaders. Thanks for plotting with me and helping the community have a great weekend (and raise money for charity!)
There are so many more people to thank for making this an unforgettable trip (finally meeting Lixxie B who is a sweetheart and lovely person! Watching Rebecca have her signing with Geoff! The Garbo heist! Hair dye and plotting with the sigs girls! Erkan's hugs! Luke organizing Cheer on the Guardians!!)
Tl;DR - RTXLondon was incredible. The Sigs fam rocked it. I have amazing friends in this beautiful community - I wish I could see you all more often than once a year.
Thanks for letting this American be part of something really really grand.
Till next year,