That is all.
Okay but seriously, I've been putting this off for a couple of days mainly just to decompress and take in all that went on during this magical weekend. RTX is hands down the highlight of every year, and this year has been one of the best RTX's for me so far.
So before I go on about my weekend recap, I want to thank one specific group: The Oxford Comma Cafe, because I find RTX is way more fun with people, and a few years ago I just went to RTX for the convention and didn't really connect to a whole lot of people. However since I joined the group I feel like the con has become so much more fun, between the meetups and just walking around and seeing you guys on the floor, it's honestly half - if not more - the reason why I get excited for RTX.
Okay enough about that, on to the recap:
Spent most of the day driving from Houston to Austin, blasting Fair to Midland and NOT singing along to every song like @teFlyingNinj said I was singing along to MOST of the songs, not all. Once in town, we met up with @Lamkia and got into the hotel room.
This was the first RTX where my dad couldn't come, which is a shame, however since we had the extra room Lamkia (Michelle/Mish, I have a feeling I'm gonna go back and forth interchanging these at some point) stayed with us.
After getting settled in, we went down to Voodoo Donuts and met up with one of Stephen's friends Anna and her family (I don't know if she has an RT account so sorry for not tagging). After eating, Mish went to meet up with some friends while we went to the Museum of Weird, and afterwards went back to the hotel, picked up badges and went to Let's Play Live.
LPL was great, however my one critique is it felt very rushed, like there wasn't a whole ton of time for each set. I totally understand that everyone had their own bits and they had a limited time to work with, plus multiple groups had to perform, but nonetheless I enjoyed the show a lot, and I look forward to future Let's Play Live's.
Ate breakfast in the hotel only to make a new friend, Steven (not to be confused with Stephen/ninja) and after went on down to the Marriott for a panel. I went on a search for @MrFusion to give him the extra badge I promised him, but by the time I got back to the Marriott the panel was closed and the guardians wouldn't let me it. To be fair, I wouldn't let me in either.
I ended up seeing Anna and her folks and decided to go with them to the Camp Camp panel, which was a lot of fun. After that, I met back up with Steven, Stephen and Michelle for the Directors panel (conveniently in the same room), and then we wandered the exhibit floor for a bit to check out the booths. I went by to say hi to @lukemckay and friends, and had to stop by the Mega64 booth to pick up a shirt, then wander back to the hotel room around 6.
Here comes the fun part: The OCC meetup at Frank! Now I'm not gonna tag everyone solely because I don't want to break this fragile website, but let it be known I enjoyed hanging out with all 30+ of you guys again. The OCC dinner is something I look forward to every year, and this year I had a blast. Hot dogs were consumed, alcoholic beverages were drunk (drank? drunken? idk man), and fun times were had. We also got to see Matt, Larry and a bunch of the AH editors as well as Adam Kovic and James Willems, and even Luke McKay popped his head in for a few minutes (I should have specified we'd be upstairs when I told him we were going to be at Frank).
Afterwards, the Steves, Mish and I went back to the hotel where I continued to drink while we hung out in the room. They went to bed and I passed out on the couch for a few hours (alcohol can do that to you sometimes) and I woke up at 3 am hating myself, which is the #1 sign to being sober (that's a joke guys please don't take that seriously), so I took a shower and went to bed for real.
So I woke up, and like an idiot went back to sleep. Slept through breakfast and was awoken by the cleaning ladies. Since I missed the panel Stephen and Michelle went to, I decided to go to the floor and hang out with Luke some more, talking about DnD and all sorts of stuff. Got my yearly drawing and after went to the Mega64 panel. Ended up going down to their booth after the panel and talked to them for a little bit, and left just around when the floor closed.
From there, Michelle invited me to hang out with her, Stephen, @MaciolekScrub , @runick00 , @JadeTiger , @Hanako23 , @Treanomaly and a few others (sorry if I didn't tag you or mistagged, I believe I got most of you guys though?). I had a blast with you guys. We played Mount Your Friends and a few Jackbox games, had Home Slice and some questionable kiwis. And let's not forget our beautiful birthday video we made for @zeitgeistzest .
Later, Michelle and I went back to the room to find Stephen passed out, so we ate some chicken and rice and chatted for a bit until Stephen woke up out of the blue. We chatted some more, talked about making a pillow fort that never happened (NEXT YEAR THO!), and decided I needed some tear away pants for the panel on Sunday, because our best ideas happen at 4 am. Oh, did I mention Michelle became a cocoon? Well she became a cocoon.
Michelle and I went to the RWBY panel, saw some Siege cosplayers (and I absolutely got a picture with best girl Frost), then went to the Oxford Comma Cafe panel (link here). This was my first time on a panel, and I'm so glad that they let me on it, even if most of my input was jokes. I'm hoping we get to do it again next year, and hopefully less clothes too!
After that, the two of us plus @AgentWashingtub008 went to the RTDocs panel. Then we wandered the floor one last time to look at booths. I got more pictures of the Siege cosplayers, chatted with Luke again, and I let Rocco talk me into buying that new Mega64 jacket.
Finally, we went to get some tex mex for dinner. By the way, that restaurant next to the ACC is pretty good. We went back to the car, drove Mish to Firehouse, then Stephen and I left town to start our 2.5 hour drive back home.
(Pheven is kill, send help)
And that just about wraps up my RTX weekend. I had a blast and I hope everyone else did too. OH and I forgot to mention on Friday a couple came up to me and asked for a picture saying I photobombed them last year. I am so proud of that one moment, and if either of those two are reading this, please post that picture we took this year, I wanna see it again.
Lastly, here's all of my pictures from the weekend. I wish I took more, but I'm happy with what I did get.
TL;DR I don't know how to summarize this, so look at the pictures and pretend you read it. Cool? Cool.