pizzainacup posted 23 hours ago
For our third year anniversary, we have a week of treats planned. Today's will be this announcement we've been planning for a while; We plan on taking WesterosCraft from the server and into the realm of men next August at the Rooster Teeth Expo. RTX is a gaming and internet convention held in Austin Texas. Next year it will be on August 7th-9th.
What is Rooster Teeth?
Rooster Teeth is a creative production studio, responsible for award-winning internet videos such as Red vs. Blue, the longest running web series in history, reality gamer series The Gauntlet, live action Rooster Teeth Shorts, Immersion, and RWBY. Rooster Teeth also founded the gaming website AchievementHunter.com and produce the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast, voted Best Gaming Podcast at the 2012 Podcast Awards. The Rooster Teeth YouTube channel has become the 7th most viewed YouTube channel in the world with over 6 million YouTube subscribers, and the Rooster Teeth website has 5 million unique monthly visitors with 1.6 million registered community members.
Why do we want to go?
Last year, 30,000 people attended RTX; this presents an opportunity to reach a new audience. Our server is badass and sharing it with the world is going to give us the opportunity to grow as a community. In addition to the event attendees, there will be other vendors and journalists from the gaming and entertainment industries. Participating in a convention would gives the server a physical presence that can broaden our community.
Having a real world event is also a great excuse to have a meetup! I would like to invite everyone to come hang out at the WesterosCraft vendor booth at RTX. I'll post details on purchasing event badges as it becomes available. Its a great chance to meet your fellow crafters and enjoy all the convention and the city offers. If we can get a group, first round of drinks on me (unless there is a bunch of you in which case buy your own drinks).
How do we get there?
We can't pay the iron price for booth fees and I'm not an heir to the fortune of Casterly Rock so we are looking to you to help raise money for the convention. 100% of merchandise and donations bought at westeroscraftmarket.com will go towards convention costs. I'll have a budget proposal as more information becomes available for event vendors. Crowd sourcing through a site like Kickstarter or Indegogo might be an option for raising money.
Have any questions or suggestions? I'll do my best to answer in this thread.