RTX SideQuest 2015 FAQ

General FAQ

Q: I have a ticket to an RTX SideQuest event. When is it? Where is it?
A: Check out our new schedule page. In the event of any changes (we don’t expect any) they will be posted there and shared via social media.

Q: What’s the difference between an “All-Access Badge” and a regular ticket?
A: An All-Access Badge is a physical badge that can hang on your lanyard and will get you into all RTX SideQuest events as well as the exclusive SideQuest Lounge on Sunday night. Regular tickets are issued digitally via email and only get you into that specified event.

Q: Do I need to bring my ticket with me to the event?
A: You do not need a physical print-out of your ticket, but we strongly recommend having it as a backup. In most cases your digital ticket/confirmation email should suffice.

Q: Do I need to bring my ID with me to the event?
A: Yes. We check your ID when issuing badges, checking your ticket, and taking payment at the auction. You will also need your ID if you are of age and would like to order drinks.

Q: I can’t make it to RTX SideQuest any more, can I get a refund?
A: Unfortunately no. We are too close to the event to issue any refunds. However, feel free to re-sell your ticket to someone else if you would like. Just contact our ticketing staff and let them know who to transfer it to.

Q: I bought a badge/ticket second-hand. How do I know that you have my information correct?
A: If you’d like to double-check, contact our ticketing staff.

Q: How and when do I get my All-Access Badge?
A: We will have pre-registration/badge pickup in the second floor lobby of the Radisson Hotel & Suites starting at 5:00pm on Thursday, August 6th. This is ONLY for people who bought an All-Access Badge. If you only have individual event tickets you do NOT need to pre-register.

Q: Who are the Spectres?
A: The Spectres are our volunteer staff. Most of the time they will be wearing white shirts with “SPECTRE” across the back, but on the night of the Cocktail Party and Charity Auction they will have yellow flowers to identify themselves.

Cocktail Party and Charity Auction

Q: What makes this a “cocktail party”?
A: There will be four cash bar stations where you can purchase drinks. We will also have a selection of snacks and desserts available throughout the night, but likely not enough to consider it a full meal. We recommend planning to eat a normal meal either before or after the auction.

Q: Will this be a sit-down banquet?
A: No. We want our guests to socialize, so the tables will mostly be standing cocktail tables without chairs. There may be a few round banquet tables with limited seating available.

Q: How is the auction conducted? Is it a live auction?
A: Our charity auction is a silent auction. The various items available to bid on will be laid out around the room with bid sheets placed nearby. To bid, simply write your name and your bid amount, keeping in mind any minimum bid increases that may be set for that item.

Q: When the auction ends, how do I get the items I won? Can I just take them?
A: Please do not handle any items until instructed to do so by a Spectre. You will receive your item once we have processed your payment.

Q: How can I pay for any items I won?
A: We will be able to accept just about any debit or credit cards through PayPal Here. We will also accept cash, but we greatly prefer cards. NO personal checks will be accepted.

Q: Will you help me package and ship my items?
A: In situations where the original donor had special packaging, we will attempt to provide that to you. We will also have a small amount of poster tubes available. However, you are largely responsible for your own packing and shipping.

Q: Will I receive a receipt for my donation? Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Yes, we will issue receipts to the winner of each item. Questions about tax deductions should be directed to your tax advisor.

The SideQuest BarLympics

Q: What are the BarLympics?
A: The BarLympics are a “competitive party” of sorts. Attendees are divided into teams upon arrival and compete to earn points. The winning team has their team name engraved on our trophy, The SideQuest Cup.

Q: How do I select what team I’m on?
A: You don’t directly choose your team. Spectres will place you on a team upon your arrival by marking you with a colored dot. The four teams are cyan, blue, maroon, and orange. If you’d like to end up on a specific team, come dressed appropriately. In most cases we will try to keep groups of friends on the same team and accommodate other requests.

Q: How do I earn points for my team?
A: We will announce these details before the event begins, but in general you earn points by playing opposing team members in various bar and video games. You can also earn points by buying drinks and participating in the Barvenger Craunt, a bar crawl and scavenger hunt that occurs during the middle two hours of the event.

Q: I’m under 21 and can’t drink. What can I do?
A: Lots of things! You’ll be able to earn points for your team by playing pool, darts, shuffleboard, and more, as well as a variety of video games on consoles we’ll hook up around the venue. Keep in mind however that you must remain upstairs at Buffalo Billiards for the duration of the event. Once you head downstairs you won’t be allowed back up. This is the venue’s rule, not ours.

Q: I’m under 18 and can’t even get into Buffalo Billiards. What can I do?
A: We will have a scavenger hunt available for those under 18 who can’t get into Buffalo Billiards (their rule, not ours). It will mostly involve finding and visiting locations seen in various Rooster Teeth videos such as RT Shorts, RT Life, Social Disorder, Immersion, etc, but there may be a few surprises. Each item you complete on the scavenger hunt will earn points for your team. We will also try to livestream the final point tally and award ceremony so you can “be there” when your team emerges victorious!

Q: How will you keep track of points earned by each team?
A: Points will be tracked by the Spectres. Every time you do something that earns you points, you will need to inform the Scorekeeping Spectre.

Q: If I want to stay at Buffalo Billiards but keep track of my team’s Barvenger Craunt, how can I do that?
A: Most Barvenger Craunt items require photo proof. We ask that teams tweet their photos using #BarLympics and #RTSQ. If you follow those tags you can keep tabs on your team.

RTSQ’s RTX After-party and The SideQuest Lounge

Q: What’s the difference between RTSQ’s RTX After-party and The SideQuest Lounge?
A: RTSQ’s RTX After-party is open to anyone with an RTX badge (Over the age of 18. Their rule, not ours) while The SideQuest Lounge is open only to All-Access Badge holders. The SideQuest Lounge takes place upstairs at Buffalo Billiards.

Q: Where can I buy a ticket for RTSQ’s RTX After-party?
A: You already have your ticket if you’ve got an RTX badge!

Farewell to RTX Lunch

Q: Which Salt Lick is the farewell lunch at?
A: We’ll be at the location in Driftwood, Texas.

Q: How do I get to The Salt Lick?
A: You’re responsible for your own transportation. Unfortunately it was cost-prohibitive for us to try to charter a bus. Some community members have begun organizing ride-shares in the RTX 2015 forums.

Q: What time do we eat?
A: Though the event begins at noon, food won’t be served until 12:30pm. Hopefully that gives everyone enough time in case they hit traffic, get lost, etc.

Q: Is there a vegetarian option?
A: ronswanson


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