RTSQ Presents Schedule

July 4th, 2013 (4:30pm-8:30pm) - RTSQ Presents: Rooster Teeth Community Shorts Meetup and Read Through at Cherry St
July 4th, 2013 (8:00pm-10:00pm) - RTSQ Presents: TGIFireworks at the Radisson Hotel and Suites Austin - Downtown
July 5th, 2013 (3:00pm-5:00pm) - RTSQ Presents: Live Chainsaw Carving with Griffon Ramsey at theFORT
July 5th, 2013 (8:00pm-12:00am) - RTSQ Presents: CARMAG (California RTX'ers Meat and Green) at Green Mesquite and Peter Pan Mini Golf
July 6th, 2013 (6:00pm-8:00pm) - RTSQ Presents: RTAD Revelry at the Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center
July 7th, 2013 (7:00pm-9:00pm) - RTSQ Presents: Blazer Tag with RvB:TX at Blazer Tag

RTSQ Presents: CARMAG

Ahhhhh… California. A land of… sun? Beaches?

Honestly I have no idea what’s out there. I’ve been to California all of two times and I saw very little but learned quite a lot. You people (Yes, I mean “you people”) are missing out. “On what?” you might ask.

On MEAT. Delicious barbequed meats.

Lucky for you, California RTXers! You’re going to be in Austin, Texas soon! And RTSQ’s favorite California transplant and Director of Media, Alec (aka Legato2d), wants to show you just what you’re missing.

The plan is to have a California RTXers Meat and Green (You know, like Meet and Greet, but… different) on the first night of RTX. What is a Meat and Green, you ask? Well it’s pretty simple: Those of you Golden State-ers wanting to get a taste of Austin can head out to The Green Mesquite for some barbequed MEAT, and follow it up with a round (or two)of mini-golf on the GREENs of the Austin classic, Peter Pan Mini Golf! (See what we did there?)

Not from California but still want to Meat and Green? I’m sure they won’t mind if you want to join. They don’t bite (as far as I know)

Did I mention that Peter Pan is BYOB? Because it is. Just don’t bring glass bottles, and don’t be dumb, and this will be the best mini golf that you’ve ever played!

Event Summary

RTSQ Presents: CARMAG (California RTXers Meat and Green)
Where? The Green Mesquite and Peter Pan Mini Golf
When? July 5th, 2013, 8:00pm-Midnight (Or later!)
Community Group: California RTX’ers
Community Contact: Legato2d

RTSQ Presents: Blazer Tag with RvB:TX

As RTX grows closer and closer, we’re filling out the rest of our schedule with awesome things for you to do when the convention isn’t open. As you know, we’re working with several RT community groups to help them host their own events, as part of RTSQ Presents.rvbtx

Today we’re announcing the second of our RTSQ Presents lineup… the fine folks over at RvB:TX will be hosting a SideQuest classic: Blazer Tag!

SideQuest Blazer Tag started at the first RTX with a handful of SideQuesters heading down to play a few games after playing capture the flag on the lawn of the Texas capitol building. Sound familiar? (Hint: Capture the Capitol is BACK!). During year two, we turned Blazer Tag into a ticketed event with an enormous turnout. We rented out the entire complex for several hours and had TONS of fun! We even had a truck from Chi’Lantro come out to serve food!

Now, through RTSQ Presents, RvB:TX is bringing you another year of Blazer Tag at RTX!

On Sunday, July 7th, just after the doors of RTX close, you’ll be able to head down to Blazer Tag in South Austin for a couple hours of fun in the state’s largest laser tag arena. What better way to vent your frustration at the fact that you are an ENTIRE YEAR away from the next RTX? I mean, just look at the fun everyone had last year!

For at least two action packed hours there will be battles, arcade games, and fun times for everyone! Blazer Tag usually charges over $8 per person per game, but with such a large group we’ll be able to get the group rate of $7.25 per game! Of course, you’ll want to bring cash so you can pay as one group to get the special rate. Oh, and of course food, drinks, and arcade games will be your own responsibility.

Since this is one of the more logistically complex events, we need your input! First, we’d like to have a rough idea of how many people will show up. This will help us plan accordingly. The more people, the more stuff might be included!

Second, last year we (SideQuest) had a shuttle going from the convention center to Blazer Tag. RvB:TX would like to have one again this year, but they need to know how many people will actually need and use it. Since they won’t have money from ticket sales to use for the shuttle, if there’s enough interest they’ll set up a donation system. And if they get enough donations, they might even be able to include some extra stuff like free food, game tokens, or free games of Blazer Tag!

The crew at RvB:TX have set up the survey below:

That’s all for today! A big thanks to RvB:TX for offering to host Blazer Tag this year! We hope to see everyone there!

Event Summary

RTSQ Presents: Blazer Tag with RvB:TX
Where? Blazer Tag
When? July 7th, 2013, 7:00pm-9:00pm (Tentative)
Community Group: RvB:TX
Community Contact: Radius55, BlackPenguin, Steffie

RTSQ Presents: TGIFireworks

Tonight we’re announcing the first of our RTSQ Presents events at RTX 2013, TGIFireworks!

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In a thread over on the RTX 2013 forums, community member StanLewis had the great idea to get some community members together to watch the City of Austin fireworks display (Link to last year’s event) on the night of July 4th! He asked RTSQ Presents for help, and here’s what we came up with…

FridaysNewOn the night of the 4th, we’re going to kick off the night with a community dinner at the TGI Friday’s in the Radisson hotel. The plan is for community members gather and meet in the hotel lobby around 8:00pm. After meeting up with a few more people, head on inside and get a table and get to know each other! Having multiple small tables is much easier (and faster) for the restaurant than one big one! Swap life stories, share what you want to see at RTX, drink a few drinks, and have a good meal! Plan to be finished eating and have your bill paid by around 9:20pm or so. Why?

Because that’s when the EXPLOSIONS start!

PoolNightAs everyone finishes eating, head out to the Radisson’s pool and patio area. The people who are attending our Cocktail Party and Charity Auction in the ballroom upstairs will also be drifting down that way. Around 9:30pm, the fireworks show will start over at Auditorium Shores. The pool and patio area will offer us a pretty good vantage point to watch the show from afar. We won’t be able to hear the symphony (though usually they broadcast it on the radio), but I don’t think anyone will be heartbroken about that.

After the booms wrap up around 10pm, everyone can take a short walk over to Sixth Street (Or in the case of auction attendees, back upstairs to the ballroom) to keep the celebration going late into the night!

Does that sound like fun? Contact StanLewis or post in the forum thread if it does! He’ll have more details on who is attending and any post-fireworks plans. We’ll also update this post with more details as the event draws closer!

Event Summary:

RTSQ Presents: TGIFireworks
Where? Meet in the lobby of the Radisson hotel
When? July 4th, 2013, 8:00pm-10:00pm (And beyond?)
Community Group: Forum thread
Community Contact: StanLewis

Stay tuned for more RTSQ Presents events! We have several more in the works, and we’re still taking requests from community members/groups!