It's been a while since we caught up. How are you? I wanted to give you all a bit of an update on what we've got going on with RTUK this year, both as an event and as a community overall. So let's jump straight into the good stuff.
GameBlast - 24/25 Feb
We're taking part in Special Effect's annual gameathon, GameBlast! As many of you know, we've loved working with Special Effect in the past to raise money for their cause, and this is the next step in supporting them further. Our own Rob Argent will be streaming from the RTUK Twitch account, starting at 9am on the 24th of February for a whole 24 hours. We hope you'll join him, and his guests, in the chat and helping to drum up support. If you'd like to donate, we've got a JustGiving page dedicated for this event: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rtuk-community
Hoo-boy! There was a time not long ago when RTX London would be a pipe dream for us, and now the second one has been announced. We'll be working hard in the background to come up with another Community After Party, and hopefully some more community focused events this year. What are your plans for RTX London? Doing a new cosplay? Hoping to be a Guardian? Let us know!
If you're planning to apply as a Guardian, please read this super helpful post from Head Guardian @Boomer: http://roosterteeth.com/post/51650908
Don't forget that Guardian applications are open until 23:59 on the 3rd of March, so make sure to get your name put forward:
I can't say too much, but just know we're looking into it and hope to have a date finalised soon. We're always looking at ways to improve the event too, so if you have any suggestions, please let the Fireteam know.
As you've noticed, I've used 'we' a lot here and whenever I say that, I'm referring to the RTUK Fireteam. Since we launched as the Fireteam early last year (and before that, we were the RTUK Committee), we often see the question "Who is the Fireteam?" or "How do I contact the Fireteam?" We're putting together some small posts to introduce ourselves, how you can contact us and what we help with within the community. Is there anything particular you want to know about us? Within reason, we want to be as open as we can with you guys, so feel free to ask!
Until then, just know that anything you send to the @RoosterTeethUK Twitter account is read by a member of the Fireteam, so you can always reach us there.
RTUK Fan Map
Finally, as we get closer and closer to RTX London, people always ask where people are coming from. But did you know we have a map of all Rooster Teeth UK fans? (Obviously not their direct addresses, that would be silly and irresponsible). But if you want to see who might be in your area, check this out:
RTUK Fan Map
If you want to get yourself added to the map, just contact either @TopherBeadle or @Tudor here on the RT site with your rough location and any social media accounts you don't mind sharing and we'll sort that out for you.