Lets see if I can remeber how to do this....
Figured the best place for summing up RTX London 2018 was back home on the RT Site :)
So, this year I was again a Platinum badge holder, and went down on the Thursday, so that I had more time to chill out and see friends and all that awesome stuff :)
I will say from the get go, that I will not be doing Platinum again though. Hopefully I will convey through this journal my reasons for changing from this. I would definately recommend it though still for others!
This journal has ran rather long...so TL;DR
Much Community enjoyment
300% more panels this year
One of which I was ON!
Not doing Platinum again, much rather hang with Community!
Thursday ended up just hanging out with everyone's favourite Canadian, who used to live in Scotland, Byron :D Its always so heartening seeing him and hanging out with him.
Thursday was also the day of the Let's Party London stream from all under Let's Play. For this, the amazing Tudor had arranged with the same venue for the After Party to have the stream playing, so I went along to do some community tweets and the like from there as poor Tudor had to work (hahahah the Scot beat you into London AGAIN!)
Once that finished ended up at the standard hang out of The Fox @ ExCel with a whole host of people! (Keith, Ciara, Ash, Sparky, Kirsten, Dec, and probably missing people...)
Friday was more of a Tourist day, but not so much for myself, more for the wonderful Jackie, our Community Manager :D Her first time out of the United States and she gets adopted by Tudor and a tag along of me. Go check out her Twitter @geekyfriedrice for her travels, including her first Full English Breakfast (which is weird, it has chips...Scots is better...not that I could manage that hahah) Followed this up with a trip across to the O2 on Cable Cars and a whole bunch of Pokemon Go-ing as well (Defeated a Moltres!!! Didnt catch it though....:'( )
Friday was also a big day as it was the Community Summit as well. This a venture that was started at RTX Austin where all the Admin gets together with RT and talk about how RT can help us and help their community, and was continued at RTX London! What this was, was basically a round(ish) table with Chelsea (Community Support Manager), Jackie(Community Manager), Eric Cherry (Man in charge of setting up the UK Offices after he setup the Australian base), Matt and Burnie. This was a great opportunity for us all to get our community pains and pleasures heard as well as to hear more about the longer term plans for the community and community site. Was also good putting more names to faces, especially long term faces that I've known in one form or another for like 10 years...
Finally, Boat Party, after a quick run to grab my badge, then back to the hotel to change like Superman in a phone box, good times, good craic, most I've seen of London as an adult and the only way to see it. With Booze and away from the rest of the crowds! :D
Saturday, Ask the CEO Panel, even after the Summit, as it was another chance to hear other things Matt and Eric had to say, as well as different views from the wider community on what they want and want to see (100% more panels than 2017!)
Next up, the CommuniTea panel! Good listening to that lot babble on for a while and listening to the questions they got as well (200% more panels than 2017!)
Rest of the day was more wandering around the Con, meeting people, having a few drinks and taking some cool photos where I could before a signing with Jeremy and Ryan.
Saturday was supposed to be the Platinum Party, but I skipped this to hang out again at the Fox and met some more people that I hadnt seen for ages, and just have a general damn good time :)
Sunday, more just exploring the Con, seeing our community member Natalie in the Community Corner displaying her awesome artwork!
Final part of the Con for me, was the panel that I (we, RT Scotland!) was on! This was the CommEUnity panel along with Eoin (RT Ireland), Lena (RT Germany) and Tudor (RTUK) aka A Scotsman, Irishman, englishman and a German walk into a bar... Or the panel to go to when you couldnt get into the queue for Off Topic...This was great talking about our experiences with community and what we try to do with them and trying to build relationships between communities since despite being RT Scotland, RT Germany we're all part of the same big RoosterTeeth Community. Also annouced was our February 24 hour stream for SpecialEffect! Totally not what spurred me to buy a good PC for gaming...nope not at all...
After this, a quick wee rest and shower then off to the After Party where I was bugging everyone for charity! Selling Raffle Tickets for some amazing prizes (all profits to SpecialEffect! Who were also at both the Boat Party and the After Party which was awesome!) and taking photos (with the assistance of the glorious Sparky) and then back to the After After Party and meeting even more people.
All in all, it was a great time, and I realised that the main thing that I am going for is Community. Whether its just hanging out talking killing time between panels and stuff like that, or drinking in the evenings, or just trying to help wherever I can, the Community is what I am going for 100% and am intending to get a weekend pass next year
...And totally am not trying to figure out Austin either....shhhh ;)
Hope this wasnt too rambly and long, and if you made it this far, there are photos in my Gallery hopefully from RTX London 2018!
Until the next time!