Yoooooo! Who's going to PAX West!? Let's hang out with the RT Games team! Will have deets soon about a meet up, but curious to know how many people are attending.
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4 days agokriss Community Manager
US and Canadian friends! Today is the day if you want to see Blood Fest in theaters! See our very own Barbara on the big screen TONIGHT! How do you get tickets?
If you live in the US, click here!
If you live in Canada, click here!
And for our Australian friends, Blood Fest will premiere on the 15th in Sydney and on the 16th in Melbourne. Get your tickets here!
Enjoy the show and pleases let us know what you think!
5 days agokriss Community Manager
I've been on a kick lately to track down some games from my childhood/early gaming years. While I did grow up with an NES as my first console, I have a lot of love for the SNES and the PS1. We did have other consoles/handhelds (that my other family members had) available, but there are a few games that really stuck with me, and I wouldn't mind having them again.
These are just a handful of what I'm looking for, but I think this is a decent list to show off my early gaming years. Also something to note, I am very much a physical copy type of gamer, so I'm all for tracking down discs and cartridges. What are some games that have stuck with you through your childhood?
1 week agokriss Community Manager
I am simply going to be copying and pasting for convenience. This rabies warning article was recently posted by Statesman.
RABIES ALERT: Health officials seeking women who handled infected bat downtown
Health officials are looking for several women who handled a bat last week near the Austin Convention Center downtown that has since tested positive for rabies.
The bat was initially found by a passerby near Fourth and Red River streets on Aug. 2 around 4:30 p.m.
“Multiple females were seen picking up a bat from the sidewalk and handling it while trying to give it water,” a statement from Austin Public Health said Wednesday.
“They then placed the bat in a tree and the bat fell out again on the ground,” officials said. “The bat was then covered with a cone until it was collected by Animal Protection.”
Health officials are urging anyone who handled or touched the bat to call the city’s Disease Surveillance Program at 512-972-5555.
“Rabies exposure occurs only when a person is bitten or scratched by a potentially rabid animal, or when abrasions, open wounds, or mucous membranes are contaminated with the saliva, brain, or nervous system tissue of a potentially rabid animal,” health officials said.
They said infected people may not show symptoms for several weeks or longer.
“The early signs of rabies can be fever or headache, but this changes quickly to nervous system signs such as confusion, sleepiness, or agitation,” health officials said. “Once someone with a rabies infection starts having these symptoms, that person usually does not survive.”
They said it is critical that you talk to a doctor or health care provider immediately if a wild animal bites you.
If you or someone you know has handled this bat, please take the necessary steps to ensure that you/they get the medical assistance that is needed.
1 week agokriss Community Manager
RTX Austin 2018 has come and gone, and I miss everyone so much. The entire week went by like a blur, but I have awesome memories to keep with me. I was ecstatic that I was able to attend as many community events as I did. I met so many people! I started off my week with the RT World/BUS cookout on Wednesday. That was a HOT day, but I was a happy lady because so many people attended the event, and there was a ton of food including pancakes on the menu!
On Thursday, we held our first community summit with about 65 of our community group leaders/admins. It was absolutely amazing to see the huge turnout and also to be able to have an open dialogue with various representatives from our community. As it was the first of its kind, there were a lot of logistics to keep in mind to make this a success and a success it was! I could not have done this without Chelsea. She is, without a doubt, the most amazing co-pilot ever. Of all time.
And of course, afterward, I hit up the charity gala hosted by Sidequest. Ya gurl can clean up!
Now comes RTX Austin proper! HOLY SWISS CHEESE! I had so much fun meeting you all and having a ton of conversation on your feelings about the community and RTX as a whole. Fun fact, I was a Guardian from 2013 - 2017. This was going to be my 6th year being a Guardian, but I got to experience RTX as a CM this year! It was exciting and weird and bittersweet for me, but I'll get into that later. I got to attend a lot of community panels including the RT Reviews, BIGBITE Media, RT World, and OCC panels! (If you missed any of the community panels, you can see them here on Mixer!)
The weekend practically meshed into one day for me: our community creatives were kicking butt at the community corner all weekend long,
I got to ride on a wooden dragon,
and I got reconnect with even MORE community members during the evening events.
My heart is so full right now. RTX is such a great opportunity for members of this community to meet for the first time, reconnect with old friends, make new friends, and share their love of everything Rooster Teeth. Of course, RTX would not be possible without our Guardians. The heroes that you saw throughout the weekend with the red shirts (with the cute Ruby design) are all community members who volunteered their time and energy to make RTX run as smoothly as possible. I mentioned before that I was Guardian for 5 years. All weekend long, I wanted to throw on a Guardian shirt and help out wherever I could. Once a Guardian, always a Guardian for me. But this year, I passed the torch on to Joey and George, and I couldn't be more proud of them. Working with them over the years, seeing them grow into the people they are now, and watching them kick ass this weekend was a huge highlight for me.
Along with saying my farewells to the PA team, I also came to the realization that I would no longer be working with Chris, Mary, and Dan as I normally would as a Guardian. Of course, I'm still here as a CM and working with them in that fashion, but it's always difficult to immediately adapt when your course has been changed. I love these three with all my heart, and I am always so impressed with their work ethic, their strength, and all the passion they pour into RTX. Managing 500+ Guardians is not an easy task, but they handle it beautifully every year, regardless of how many obstacles and hurdles come their way. I learned so much from them as friends and as peers, and I reiterate again that RTX Austin could not happen without them.
Did you know that in 2013, Guardians had red shirts? It's oddly fitting and bittersweet that it is in 2018 that they have red shirts again. It's come full circle for me.
2013 Guardian Jackie!
I was and still am proud to have been a Guardian, and I will use that same energy to be a kick ass CM for this community. You all have provided very helpful guidance and feedback for me over the weekend, and I look forward to working together and making this the best damn community the internet has ever known.
Now that my wall of tex has wrapped, HOW WAS YOUR RTX? GIVE ME ALL THE DEETS.
2 weeks agokriss Community Manager
Hey community! RTX IS THIS WEEK! AAHHHHHH! Still so many things to do and not much time left to do them! Even though the official official countdown has begun, we still like to have fun around the office. We have dubbed this week as RTX Homecoming, and we would love it if you celebrated each day with us. We have four days of shenanigans lined up leading our week into RTX proper. Here's what's happening this week:
Monday (that's today!): It's pajama day! Rock your favorite onesie, get comfy, heck, show off what you are having for breakfast. @Chelsea is being her amazing self and making pancakes for everyone at the office!
Tuesday: We getting fancy AF! Is there a special bow tie that you've always wanted to show off? A tiara? New suit, gown, dress shirt, vest? Now's your chance to shine!
Wednesday: Squad/Twin day! The goal is to get you + your twin, or you + your squad all dressed up similarly. Fan of Power Rangers? Morph it up! Want to go our during your lunch break and look for Pokemon? Get that trainer gear on! Have fun and show off your love for all your BFFs/squads!
Thursday: RT Spirit Day. Wear as much of your RT merch as possible! Hats, shirts, pants, pajama pants, stick DVDs to your chest with duct tape… We love seeing all of your RT Community Day posts every month, so seeing this level of passion and love for everything RT will be the perfect way to head right into RTX.
WE WANT TO SEE YOU CELEBRATING WITH US! Please use #RTXHomecoming so we can see your lovely faces. We will be doing the same as well!
I'm off to eat more pancakes now.
3 weeks agokriss Community Manager
Hello, my lovely RTX attendees!
There is a ton going on during RTX weekend, so I wanted to put together a consolidated events list for everything community created/focused, so you can join in on the shenanigans with me!
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE IN CENTRAL TIME.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1ST
2:00pm - 8:00pm
Our lovely community leaders from The BUS, RT Austin, and RT World are hosting a Pre RTX Cookout at Zilker park! This even is open to everyone, so please feel free to stop by and hang out with your fellow community members!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2ND
5pm - 7pm
7pm - 12am
This is your chance to get fancy af while helping out some of the best charities out there!
Bring your bidding face, because you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, and introducing this year – a live auction, full of one-of-a-kind artwork, rare memorabilia, and other great items donated from throughout the Rooster Teeth community. All proceeds go towards helping SideQuest’s partner charities. Take home something amazing while supporting some fantastic children’s causes!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3RD MEET UPS
Unofficial 5 mile run (as in jogging) with Josh Flanagan and Tyler Coe!
8:30am - ???
Breakfast with Rooster Buckeyes @ Jo's Coffee Downtown!
9am - ???
Breakfast meet up hosted by RTNY @ Voodoo Donut on 212 E. 6th St!
7pm - ???
Dinner with The Oxford Comma Cafe @ Frank!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4TH MEET UPS
5pm - 7pm
Pre-Kinda Funny Standup Dinner @ Easy Tiger Beer Garden
6pm - 6:30pm
8pm - 10pm
8pm - 11pm:
10pm - 2am
Sidequest is taking over the upper floor of Buffalo Billiards into a tournament of drinking and gaming!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th MEET UPS
2pm - 4pm
7pm - 11pm
Come relax and hang out with fellow RT community members in a chill setting.
8pm - 12am
Sidequest is hosting their annual RTX Wrap-Up Party. ANY RTX badge gets you into the bar’s lower level, but this ticket grants admission to the SideQuest Lounge upstairs.
GOING ALL WEEKEND LONG
Community Corner can be found at Booth 731 in the ACC! Here you will find some awesome stuff from our creatively talented community members. Please stop by and chat with them! IF YOU ARE USING THE RTX APP WHICH YOU TOTALLY SHOULD BE, you can find details of the Community Corner guests under the CENTER STAGE tab.
Community Panels are part of RTX Austin's programming this year, so please download the RTX Austin app (available for iOS and Android), and pencil in these awesome panels into your schedule. You will see a nice "sea foam" colored COMMUNITY label next to the panels that are created and run by your fellow community members.
1) This will be a "living document". As I am informed of more community events that are ticketed or open to the public, I will be posting them here, so keep this journal handy and bookmarked!
2) If you plan on attending the Sidequest events, community members have been given a discount code! Please use rtsidequest10 to get 10% off ticket prices! While you can purchase tickets to individual events, there is a PREMIUM PASS that serves as an all access ticket to every event!
3) We just announced that Mixer is our official streaming partner this year! If you cannot make it to the community panels, they will be streamed AND archived!
See you soon! <3 your faces!
1 month agokriss Community Manager
RTX IS ALMOST UPON US!
Looking for some community events to attend during RTX weekend? I highly encourage you to check out the events hosted by Sidequest! If you are unfamiliar with Sidequest, that's okay! Here's a brief snapshot about them!
"Originally born from the Rooster Teeth fan community, we are perhaps best known for our SideQuest Community Weekend (formerly called RTX SideQuest), a series of meetups and parties held before, during, and after RTX in Austin, TX. Since the first RTX in 2011, SideQuest has organized safe, inclusive, unforgettable events for community members to connect with one another outside the hustle and bustle of the RTX convention."
Now on to the even better stuff! What events can expect from Sidequest this year?
- SideQuest Charity Gala (Thursday, August 2nd)
Time to play dress-up, hang out with your pinkies out, and bid on one-of-a-kind artwork, beautifully designed props, and other great items donated from throughout the RT community. All auction proceeds benefit SideQuest’s partner charities, including Child’s Play, AbleGamers, and Operation Supply Drop. This year we’re hosting the event at The Line Hotel in downtown Austin, just a short walk from the Austin Convention Center and other downtown hotels.
**Special note about the charity gala. If you're the creative and artistic type, Sidequest is still accepting unique items to be auctioned off at the gala. If you would like to send in something, fill out this form! For ideas on what was submitted in the past, feel free to check out this album.
- SideQuest Barlympics (Saturday, August 4th)
Come party with us to Buffalo Billiards on Austin’s iconic Sixth Street. Have a round or three in the company of your SideQuest family, because we’ve reserved the entire upstairs space of Buffalo Billiards for this event. And when you’re done being cordial, throw down against other community members in a variety of games. Rack up points for your team and compete for glory. Will your squad have the honor of hoisting the SideQuest Cup at the end of the night? (NOTE: This event is only for guests 18 and up.)
- SideQuest Lounge and RTX Wrap-Up Party (Sunday, August 5th)
Come on back to Buffalo Billiards and cap off your RTX weekend with one last night of fun. You can even bring along your RTX friends who don’t have SideQuest tickets, because we’ve locked down the entire venue for an RTX-attendees only party! An RTX badge is all you need to get in on the bottom level, but a SideQuest ticket is still required to access the SideQuest Lounge upstairs. (NOTE: This event is only for guests 18 and up.)
You can buy your tickets here! AND Sidequest is offering y'all a 10% off discount code! When you purchase your tickets, don't forget to use RTSideQuest10 when checking out!
I hope to see you at one or all of these events! I have to figure out what I'm going to wear for the gala now.
- SideQuest Charity Gala (Thursday, August 2nd)
1 month agokriss Community Manager
There are quite a few of us who have our origin story deeply rooted in the RT community, but I don't think you can get more OG than @barbara.
I remember signing up on RT, trying to connect with a variety of people and groups on here, entering a few contests here and there, and then being able to attend my first RTX in 2012. I actually had zero clue whether or not anyone from RT knew who I was outside of my username but I saw an opportunity at RTX to say hi to Barbara and I took it. I was pretty much expecting to get a wave in and then run away shyly. But she IMMEDIATELY recognized me and hugged me, and we took a picture together and flipped off the camera, and I wished her well and we both went on our ways to enjoy the rest of RTX.
I know many of you have similar experiences to this. Barbara is one of few who has seen RT evolve into the company it is now from the very beginning. She comes from the core of the community and she has always welcomed everyone with an open mind and an open heart. I am very proud to now work with her in this capacity, and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.
Love you, Barbara. Happy birthday <3
1 month agokriss Community Manager
Pst! Hold onto your butts because we are 30 minutes from going live with our Pride-Cast Livestream!
You can join us here: https://roosterteeth.com/live
And please don't forget that we are raising funds for The Trevor Project
For a little bit more info on TTP: Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
Thank you for being part of this community, thank you for hanging out and being awesome, and thank you for all of your donations.
See you soooooon!
Awesome On Its Own
aRTistic Users interviews
Funny Halo/RvB Pics
SailorTweek Fan Group
RTX 2012 Baby!!
Christmas Decorations Origami styled!
RT Vegas 2013!
There are some random shenanigans that happen in my life. I thought I would capture some of them via crappy stick figure comics I drew.
Fallout 4 Screenshots
Um... screenshots of my first playthrough of Fallout 4.
Extra Life Photo
Been so busy, I forgot to do the thing.
I got one upped by THE_HAND... THE HAND.
Questions answered by kriss
| Asked by: zogman1 2 months ago
Hi there! Please report them here. https://roosterteeth-engineering.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/2
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Hi! We want all of our community members to have the best experience possible when utilizing the site. These are improvements that we are working on implementing in the near future. Our Director of Programming, Evan, wrote up a nice journal recently about the implementation of CC here https://roosterteeth.com/post/51765346 I hope this is helpful!
| Asked by: CraigRobinson 2 months ago
We will totally be celebrating! Working out the finer details now, so keep an eye out for announcements.
Back in college (a looooooong time ago), a friend of mine was watching RvB on his PSP. I couldn't stop laughing. I got hooked right then and there. Signed up on the site in November 2005.
| Asked by: DLGR 2 years ago
Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Me? Clearly, you don't know me very well ;)
| Asked by: CarlosFavela 2 years ago
I didn't even see this question! But I was very happy to meet you! Hope to see you at future events! =D
| Asked by: jackiebot 2 years ago
I have a feeling there's going to be a lot of sex.
| Asked by: mcguigy 2 years ago
My heater broke, I think. My apartment feels like Hoth and Sidewinder made a baby.
It's really. Fucking. Cold.
| Asked by: buckeyedon 2 years ago
Loud and clear! I honestly don't know =O I'm not sure what that particular industry is like in this city. But this city is HORRIBLE. STAY AWAY. JUST VISIT.
Speaking of, visit soon! =D
| Asked by: AgentWashingtub008 2 years ago
Hmmm. I think it's really important to understand and practice empathy. It's very easy to get caught up in your own world, on your own projects and deadlines, so it's extremely important to understand that the people you work with are going through just as much on their side. Just because you don't see people every day and you're not in constant communication with them, it doesn't mean that they aren't doing their job. I do what I can to ensure that my coworkers know how much I appreciate them.
Both! I primarily use a MacBook Pro, but I do also have a PC set up in my home as well.
| Asked by: nicole_paoli 2 years ago
Definitely Mabari! In my DA2 run, I named my Mabari Sparrow because you know... Hawke. =P