Cainrin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bookwyrm

from Portland, ME

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    • RTX Planning

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      Cainrin Bookwyrm

      Hello RTMaine people! RTX is July 7-9 this year. If you're not comfortable finding a random person on the main RTX forum, here's a place to find someone to travel/room/meet up with who lives closer to home. This gives you a chance to meet them in person before meeting in Austin.

      Flights from Portland, Boston, and Manchester all go to Austin, typically with one connection. Train and bus tickets to Boston from Portland run about $40 round trip.

      RT typically books special room rates at the JW Mariott and Hilton right near the convention center. There is a Radisson a couple blocks farther away, and a Hyatt across the river. There are a few hostels in town, and Air B&B-type places are also available to rent.

      @dizzyblinker and @Cainrin both attended RTX last year and can answer any travel/prep questions you might have. So who's making the trip to Austin this year?

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    • I don't post journals often...

      7 months ago

      Cainrin Bookwyrm

      I'm still here though! I could write lots of journals about RTX, but the highlights (besides meeting TONS of amazing new people) were:

      Meeting Miles & Kerry

      Running into the Day 5 cast on a street corner and getting a couple of photos taken

      Meeting Michael, who runs the camera changes for all the podcasts

      SQ dinner auction - met Matt Hullum, and got to chat with Brandon and Josh a little bit

      Meething Chelsea momentarily (nice to put a face/voice to the e-mails)

      RTMaine is growing! Even if it's a super slow millimeter by millimeter. We've got a pretty cool core group, now trying to get other people involved. We also have a mascot, a little green-spotted cow named Edgar!

      Work and life keep me pretty busy, so while I don't post journals much, I'm on the site just about every day. Drop me a line if you want to chat!

    • RTX Expectations

      10 months ago

      Cainrin Bookwyrm

      In less than a week, I'll be in Austin! And then Round Rock. I'm flying out early to visit some family in the area for a few days before the convention to do some vacation-y things.

      I've put my name in to be in whatever Immersion they will be filming on Thursday...I'll know if I got in by Friday; here's hoping! And if not, it will be an easy afternoon with check in and badge pickup.

      I'm also going to the RTSQ Auction Thursday evening, so I hope that's fun. Everyone I've asked said it is the highlight of weekend. The ticket price was a bit steep for me just for the opportunity to spend more money, so I'm hoping it will be awesome. They also have a happy-hour type thing on Sat and Sun nights that's RTSQ-only, so that helps justify the cost.

      Then the convention! I've been to PAXEast the past 3 years, so I have a vague idea what to expect in regards to scale. But to have everything Rooster Teeth themed will be amazing. I'm looking forward to meeting some friends for the first time, and to meet new people! This really is a community, and I have a feeling that it will be just one big, 3-day-long party with family.

      If anyone reading this will be at RTX, let me know! Let's meet!

    • 2 Years a Sponsor

      11 months ago

      Cainrin Bookwyrm

      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!

    • Video Games

      1 year ago

      Cainrin Bookwyrm

      I really need to find time to play video games again. I have such a backlog that I want to get through before I can even look at games that have come out in the last 5 years.

      AC 2, 3, Revelations

      Skyward Sword (about 80% through)

      Shadow Hearts (almost done)

      Mario for Wii (on World 6)

      Epic Mickey (need to restart)

      Super Mario Galaxy (maybe 25% through)

      Tower of Shadow (more than halfway)

      Spyro games (all of them on PS2)

      Halo Reach and 4

    • First Day of Spring...kind of

      1 year ago

      Cainrin Bookwyrm

      Spring started yesterday! So of course, a massive storm sweeps through New England. The branches outside my office have 2-3 inches of snow on them, though I bet we've gotten more. Can we be done with snow, please? It was a very mild winter, and I'd prefer to not make up for that in March and April.

    • Celebration Ideas

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      Cainrin Bookwyrm

      Hi everyone! Things we're currently looking at organizing:

      RWBY Grim Eclipse session(s)

      Jackbox session(s)

      Cards Against Humanity session(s)

      Local Meet'n'Greets/Game days - follow your local RT Community group leaders on this site or Twitter for more information regarding individual meetups.

      We want you capture a quick video of your crew celebrating, AHWU-style. Have a quirky catch-phrase idea? Let's hear it!

      Of course, you ARE the community - What do YOU want to see happen for the RT International Community Day/Happy 13th Birthday?

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    • Rooster Teeth Maine (and New England)

      1 year ago

      Cainrin Bookwyrm

      Hi everyone! I'm working with @dizzyblinker to rev up the Maine (and by extension, New England) fans to start doing things together. Our first goal is to get two meetups monthly happening, one online and one in real life. Our second goal is to help people connect for PAXEast (we will both be attending) and RTX (I have a weekend pass, she's a Guardian! Go say thanks!) Here is some contact for us outside of the RT website:

      Twitter: RTMaine:

      Facebook: Rooster Teeth Maine:

      Groupme: Rooster Teeth Maine & New England

      Come on out and talk to us! We both like meeting new people. What do you want to do with fellow RT fans? Are you good at various types of art? Just want someone to grab drinks with? That's what we're here for!

      Also, make sure you click "Follow" on groups that you are in! I had some from before the site changeover that I wasn't automatically following. Forum threads you automatically follow after you post something.

    • RT Maine

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      Cainrin Bookwyrm

      Hi everyone! @dizzyblinker and I are looking into ways to get the Maine RT community connected and have some fun! Find gaming buddies, get events and meetups happening, make new friends, find travel buddies for conventions! She's working to revive and combine a couple of Maine groups on the site, and has also set up a new twitter account, RTMaine, which you can find here. Hop on over and follow us! Reply here to let me know if you're interested! Looking forward to meeting you all!

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    • Lazer Team Movie

      1 year ago

      Cainrin Bookwyrm

      So the South Portland, ME screening was last night, and what an awesome movie. Even more exciting was the sheer number of people in the theater! Dinner ran 30 minutes late, so by the time we got there only the front 3 rows were open. That's way closer than I like to sit, but it wasn't terrible. I loved all the RT nods (can they really be called Easter Eggs? They weren't exactly secret...) and cameos in the movie, and a friend who went with me and knows nothing of RoosterTeeth also really enjoyed it. I even made a couple of new friends! I'm hoping this is the push that was needed to get some active members in the southern Maine area connected. We'd love to start seeing more local faces!

  • Comments (8)

    • Maulfoy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      I was told by the Rooster Speaks page to wish you a happy birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope that it is awesome!

      • Cainrin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bookwyrm

        2 years ago

        Thank you so much! smiley0.gif

    • yelnocp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TNETENNBA

      2 years ago

      Hey! welcome!
      Cool to see another RT Fan in Ptown!

      • Cainrin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bookwyrm

        2 years ago

        I love Gelato Fiasco, I'd be there every day if my wallet would let me. smiley8.gif I have still not made it to Novare Res, that will have to be on my "to do" list this summer. Let me know if you ever want to get together for drinks or something, it'd be neat to meet another fan!

      • yelnocp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TNETENNBA

        2 years ago

        I had to stop and think for a minute.
        Lately, I've been spending a lot of time at Gelato Fiasco on Fore st.
        When I eat out, it tends to be at chipotle. If I were to make an off-the-cuff restaurant recommendation, try Novare Res. It's a "Bier Cafe", but they have a great menu and kitchen.

      • Cainrin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bookwyrm

        2 years ago

        Haha, wow! And that is a great response to a pretty typical question. I have to ask, do you have a favorite spot/restaurant? There are still so many places I haven't been yet in Portland, and it's not that big!

      • yelnocp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TNETENNBA

        2 years ago

        As the story goes, if someone were to ask me if I've lived here my whole life, my response would be
        "Not yet"

      • Cainrin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bookwyrm

        2 years ago

        Thanks! I know, I was surprised to see a fellow Mainer, let alone in Portland! I found the Maine group, it had about 15 people and didn't look very active. Have you been in Portland a long time? I've lived here about a year and a half.

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