Well, today marks 2 years of being a sponsor on the RT website. This year also marks 10 years of being an RvB fan. I was first shown RvB my freshman year of college, which would be sometime in season 3 or 4. I slowly starting watching other RT stuff after college (when I had time to do such things), then got into AH when that happened. After watching from the sidelines for so long, I finally decided to join the site and become a sponsor - and it was a great decision. I get to watch everything ad free, before it gets released elsewhere, and more and more videos and BTS stuff is becoming sponsor-only. I haven't made many friends here, and I don't always keep in touch like I should, but I've come to find that, generally, the RT community is just full of good people. And everyone wants to share their love of this company that is so very unique, even in a world filled with streamers, social media personalities, and a generation that grew up expecting to have high speed internet at their fingertips all the time (but that's a whole other discussion).
I recently stepped up to become an admin for the Rooster Teeth Maine community. I really had no idea what I was getting into. I met an amazing person in @dizzyblinker when Lazer Team came out and it was instant chemistry. Maine was lacking in any sort of cohesive group, but this show sold out with 181 tickets! I've been introduced to all sorts of new software (Twitter, GroupMe, Rabbit, Hangouts, Jackbox). I've already made some mistakes, but everyone seems willing to forgive me and let me learn as I go. All I want is for the group to grow so other people can discover what I have. It's awesome to quote something from season 2 of RvB and have everyone at the table know what you're referencing.
PAXEast was also this past weekend. I got to meet Geoff, Gus, and Jeremy, and get the RvB Fan Guide Book signed. That was definitely the highlight of the weekend! I went with some friends from high school so my RT side was held in check. PAXEast is the one time a year all 5 of us get together nowadays. But it was a great weekend (albeit with little sleep - I really wish I could sleep when people are snoring!!), and we did get a quick RT meetup in there! And there's a new Star Fox game! Not that I'll ever get to play it, don't have a WiiU. Waited for 2.5 hours on Sunday )after waiting 2.5 hours for the Expo Hall to open) to play the Occulus Rift game; I don't think the 10 min demo was worth the long wait, but it was still pretty cool. I'm a terrible shot, haha.
Now I get look forward to RTX again. The hype was big when tickets came out, and I found a hotel room to stay in and a flight. My father is traveling out with me a few days early to visit my aunt (his sister) who lives in Round Rock. I'm excited to get a mini family vacation in before the convention. This will be my first RTX, and I have no idea what to expect. I got a SideQuest ticket too after everyone told me it'll be worth the hefty $85 ticket fee. I'm hoping it is! Unfortunately this means I have to bring makeup and something fancy to wear. Really wasn't planning on either of those things coming with me. I'm pretty good at packing light though.
So that's enough about me. I hope everyone is enjoying their spring! It snowed here on Tuesday. Gotta love New England weather. Let me know if you'll be heading to RTX this year, I'd love to meet you!