This #RTXcited blog is the fourth of the series for #RTX2017. Since it’s from me you can mostly expect it to be ridiculous with kernels of things that are nice to know. It’s also kinda lucky that it was done in time for #rtcommunityday (or would have been if the first whole upload worked).Now we're doing it 5-6 parts because of all the uploading issues between the links and the size. Don't worry, I'll make the links easy once they're all up
“Well rested” and ready for the day I woke up decently early to get into my casual Mad King Ryan cosplay.
Here’s another little story about shinanigans early in the morning with no pictures to show at this point.
You all know about the great little picture of me @SailorGirl81 painted of me in her wonderful style. Well, not only does she make these, she gives them to us, and I originally planned to get it from her at the party the night previous. An AT&T dead zone in the bar and completely understandable situations on her end meant we couldn’t. It’s all fine because I just got up early and ran to the convention center to get it from her.
In full compliance with the Guardians I was able to get in the building and down to the signings area to wait for her at 7:something AM CST which was pretty cool. Then I received the picture and, as I told the people at the front, I came back out with my painting in hand.
It’s a very nice painting so I immediately ran up to my room and slid it into my laptop.
All in good humor and faith (because I believed that the line issue would be resolved), here’s the first line of the day I was very excited to wait in. Starbucks! I didn’t tweet the snarky line, but I’ll tell you all here:
“The line for breakfast before RTX is long enough to watch the new Camp Camp twice!”
Which is what I did. (By the way, great episode and real shout-out to @Miles for keeping up that voice.)
And that iced mocha certainly was the jolt I needed for the day to begin.
I also snagged a selfie with the new and improved lines.
Obviously working with a problem happening is different from working with a problem the next day, but having multiple denser lines was really the way to go. Also, going from 3 to 9+ metal detectors (I didn’t really count) helped a whole bunch.
The problem was solved and everything was as good as it could be given the circumstances.
Next stop was the Expo hall itself. Boy, was it nice!
I tend to take a full look around before I start doing things on an Expo floor. Not only to plan things out, but also to get a sense of it for future reference (which definitely came in handy (see the third day)).
After my survey I went to @lukemckay ‘s booth where I got myself sketched in my crown and had a nice conversation with the fellow Seattle-area-ite and sure enough down came @OboeCrazy who I’ve also interacted with on the site and at RT_Seattle events.
They’re both tons of fun and I’m glad I had the chance to see them myself so early when I completely missed them last year. I’d come back (I had to get the other Balls 2 That book if I had any money left after the RT Store.
Remember how excited I said the guardians were to see attendees in the RT Store, well, I was just as excited to be there myself. I had a plan and I also got a few extras in two trips that day. For more details on this trip you’ll have to wait for the 008 Update #27- Quite Literal FUNpacking.
One thing I did get was that Kinda Funny hat I wanted, which was great. I took a quick swing back to the hotel to get swag in the room and get another iced mocha (as is fitting) as pre game for the Kinda Funny panel that was happening.
The Kinda Funny panel was fantastic and everything a Best Friend like me could have asked for. If it’s like last year, this will go up on the Kinda Funny channel soon enough. If I remember I’ll come back and link it here.
After the panel we had a two part meet-up at the front and started to grab my pictures and photos with the Kinda Funny people present, including Gen Miller. She was super sweet and signed the brim of my hat too! I think she was a little surprised by it, but I wanted all the signatures I could get. The first part was a mass of us at the front (except for Nick who had to go to a press thing). I also ran into the other Kinda Hunnies who signed my hat as we waited outside. Very nice ladies, all of them.
My picture with Andy is blurry, but I have a story about this animal too. He signed my Mad King crown. I had it on my hat when I handed it to him, so fair enough, but it’s a really good funny story to have that as the only signature on my crown. I was trying to get Ryan or Meg to sign it too, but this is good. This is the kinda story you tell about Kinda Funny.
@TimGettys is one of the most down-to earth individuals I know in RT (and I know there are quite a few). He genuinely cares about the audience and he makes an effort. Last year, on the way back to my friends’ rented apartment, I got a high-five from him. He clearly was on his way somewhere but he stopped to make it happen after the event and with somewhere to go. Also I have to give him major props for noticing my Heartles Emblem lock-screen.
Greg Miller, that enduring tower of hope, he’s great. He can play the heel all he wants, he can even call Batman V Superman a good movie, but the man is an inspiration. He listens to us too. I went to the panel with one message from my mother (also a Kinda Funny fan) that I got that morning in a text. She wants more Portillo (so do I, that little skamp) and is excited for Cooking with Greggy. He listens and is more than happy to share his time with us. I appreciate you for that sir. That and all the poisitivity he generates with Team Fat, his bombastic attitude, and those ridiculous stories with the wheezing laughs.
Seeing all of these people so much this RTX was an honor.
A similar honor was getting to meet the architect himself, @Axialmatt who I just love. He is one of those fan success stories that’s an inspiration. He also is responsible for everything I’ve had to build in #Bleepbloopopolous, sooo… Well, at least I work within my 1-man team limits. Catching him in the wild on the floor was pretty cool.
I also caught him while wandering with my OCC buddy Greenbull who I just now realize I didn’t take any pictures with. I’m super sorry dude. You’re a whole lot of fun and we were almost always doing something so we definitely had fun.
I spoke too soon, when I was in line for my photo at the AH lounge, my guardian took a sneaky selfie, and there is Greenbull. Hi Greenbull and Guardian I don’t know! Thanks for your work all weekend.
Which yeah, I had to take a picture of me man-spreading evily on the Throne of Pimps while in my Mad King outfit. DUH.
A selfie with the Tower of Pimps was also required.
TO BE CONTINUED