SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

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    • RTX 2018 Guardian questions!!!!

      1 week ago

      SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      Hey y'all <3

      I'm slowly working through your questions and messages. Thank you all so much for your patience!


      Later today I will be doing an @RTXEvent Guardian AMA on my Mixer channel! 

      Join the chat - bring your enthusiasm and questions!  


      WHERE:

      https://mixer.com/Frankie-SailorTweek 


      WHEN:

      noon or 1pm-ish PST! I will update here and on my Twitter feed when I jump online  caboose


      WHAT:

      Ask me anything about being a Guardian, applying to become a Guardian, and all things RTX Austin  heart


      WHY:

      Why? Because we like you


      Much love and again...thank you for your patience as I make my way through the messages! I hope to see you on the stream!

    • RTX 2018 Austin Guardian applications are LIVE

      1 week ago

      SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      And we have lift-off, people! 2018 RTX AUSTIN GUARDIAN APPLICATION


      Applications went live last Friday. You have 2 months to fill out your applications. 


      FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION CAREFULLY PLEASE. I encourage you all to take your time with filling out the application. There is no time limit when you open the form. There is no pressure here. Make sure that you type in your usernames and emails correctly.


      I have an FAQ in the works for you all. In the meantime, my inboxes are open! Hit me up here on RT or via email - sailor.tweek at gmail .com - with any questions you may have. There is also this handy post I wrote a few weeks ago that focuses on basic Guardian information - http://roosterteeth.com/post/51400134



      PLEASE REMEMBER:

      • Do not text me or reach out to me via other social media sites for Guardian inquiries. Keep it here and email. Thank you in advance for following this simple instruction  donut
      • No, you are not bothering me or wasting my time with questions. I'm unemployed and have practically no social life  grif 
      • Be sure that the email you provide is an email that you can and will check frequently. If you are a student and will be graduating, transferring, or taking a break from classes, please provide a different email address instead. DO NOT use a work email address.


      Good luck, my friends. Thank you all for being so passionate and taking the time to apply  heartpulse



      EDIT & REPOST: Fixed a link / added an html because the site refuses to let me link a phrase. <3 




    • mundinger1992 asked SailorTweek a question

      I'm sorry I know you're probably very busy, but I just wanted to check to make sure I didn't miss the applications opening up. I've been checking on here and Twitter and the RTX website 6 times a day.

      Answered: Oct 31, 2017

      There has been no announcement and applications have not been posted. Keep any eye out, though. Soon! And don't stress yourself out checking 6 times a day. Applications will be open for a month ;)

    • 2018 RTX Austin Guardian applications coming up SOON

      4 weeks ago

      SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      Howdy! My name is Mary McDowell. I am your co-Head Guardian. I rule with an iron fist made of silly putty. I have been in charge of the RTX Guardians since 2012


      My partners-in-crime are @sirNARVY - co-Head Guardian since 2012, my husband of 9 years, one half of the strategy hive mind, and the guy who pokes me with a broomstick when I crawl into corners


      And @mrarcys - co-Head Guardian since 2016, online training wizard, and lover of horrible movies, and the other half of the strategy hive mind.


      The three of us work closely with RTX Events staff and directly with the HUNDREDS of Guardians we will accept this year. <3 Yes, HUNDREDS. And I will be reading the THOUSANDS of Guardian applications. Yes, THOUSANDS.


      We welcome you to apply as an RTX 2018 Guardian when the applications go live SOON. How soon? We're talking about applications going live anytime between this evening to next week. 

      Yes, it's early. We want to get a jump on 2018 planning!



      **PAs are not listed as a preference on the application simply because we receive 500+ requests each year for those positions. We will be picking PAs based on how you apply (your reasons for wanting to be a Guardian, past PA work for RTX and other shows, and your preference qualifications) and you have the opportunity to check a box to be considered.

      **All returning Guardians, regardless of position, must apply if they want to be considered for 2018. 

      Pardon my bullet list-like ways of covering information, but this is going to be a long post.


      WHAT:  RTX 2018 Austin

      WHEN:  August 3 - 5  ** Guardians onsite for Thursday August 2 - Sunday August 5

      WHERE: Austin Convention Center - Austin, TX and various locations


      Wednesday August 1 is an optional work day (bag stuffing, team meetings, badge & shirt pick-up)


      So, you want to apply to be a Guardian? RTX Guardians represent The Community, the Company, and the Convention. The RT Community is pretty incredible and we aim to bring in the best (and those aspiring to be the best) community representatives into our Guardian ranks. 

      We are looking for willingness to do the tasks assigned to you, positive attitudes, customer service, patience, and a genuine desire to make the convention experience rock for everyone. We strive to make the show a safe place for all fans.

      You must be comfortable in crowds/crowded spaces, can deal with emergencies with a cool head, and willing to work with your teams. We have a variety of jobs that range from super exciting to oddly mundane...but all jobs/tasks are important and necessary so we expect everyone to put their full effort into every task.


       cabooseGuardians are VOLUNTEER. You get a crew shirt, snacks, unique job experience, and a chance to really connect with the Rooster Teeth Community <3 Guardians are responsible for their own hotel, travel, meals, and parking. 

       


       doc Being a Guardian is HARD WORK. I want you to say that sentence out loud and take it to heart because it is very true. You ask any past Guardian and they will tell you that very same thing. You will have lots of fun and hopefully end the weekend with a terrific sense of pride and accomplishment, but it takes a lot of hard work from the RTX Guardians to make this show successful.


       tower Applying to be a Guardian

      Please fill out the application thoroughly and seriously. A cute comment here and there is fine, but all joke applications will be disregarded - this goes for beginners and veterans of RTX. Fill out the form, please. Prove to us that you can follow directions.


      You must be willing to check the RoosterTeeth website every week. Although Guardian news comes in random bursts, we require that you check this site frequently. It is our home base for information. Team Leads will utilize email and we will continue using our private Twitter account, but RT is where the action is. We will NOT have a Tumblr, Facebook, or reddit thread/page/group. All communication will be via email, group post, or private messaging on this site. 


      Be sure to TRIPLE check your information. Names, emails, and usernames are often misspelled. it's difficult to get in touch with you if you submit an application with a misspelled name

      We do our best to honor your assignment preferences, but preferences are never a guarantee. We cannot have 124 Tech Guardians. @Adam would crucify me.


      No worries if you lack convention experience! We accept all skill levels. Y'all gotta start somewhere, right? Tell us if you have worked retail, Disney parks, summer camps, business events, child care, personal assistance, office management, scout leading, project management, extracurricular activities...EVERYTHING that involves dealing with groups of people.

      Thousands apply, hundreds are accepted. Just keep that in mind.  



       sarge What do Guardians do?

      We are the support structure of this show. We are the Oompa-Loompas of this magnificent candy factory. We make this show run from Wednesday at bag stuffing to the moment we close up on Sunday. You are all part of an award-winning, record-breaking team! Below is a list of the previous Guardian roles. The list is not exhaustive, and duties may change. It is a good reference, though.

      • Center Stage – Responsible for the operation of Center Stage located on the Expo Hall floor. Work tightly with the Tech Guardians to make sure that game consoles are up to date and working. Tech knowledge is a plus.

      • Exhibitor Services - Assigned to a group of exhibitors in the Expo Hall. Responsible for making sure their RTX experience is the best it can be. Hospitality, customer service (the exhibitors are your customers), and a little bit of line management

      • Freelancers - Freelancers are the most flexible Guardians. From guarding a door one minute to wrangling a crowd of attendees the next, these Guardians go where they're needed. Good for people who are a jack of all trades and want to move around a lot. Really. A lot.

      • Panels - Responsible for the smooth running of all the panel rooms including load in/out of attendees, counting attendees in line, manning Q&A microphones, and making sure the panel starts and ends on time. Works with tech and the convention staff to make sure panelist tech needs are met.

      • Personal Assistants - Assists an RT employee or special guest for the duration of the convention. Help staff members when they are out in the public areas of RTX. Must be able to maintain communication on a professional level with staff/crew/special guest, keep track of schedules, and know where to obtain items (food, drink, and so on)

      • Registration - Assists with attendee, staff, VIP, and exhibitor check in. Is the first face an attendee sees at RTX. Must have great customer service skills. May get reassigned during the late moments of RTX as needs arise.

      • RT Store - Help run the RT Store. Help attendees find merchandise and keep the tables stocked. Help maintain the RT Store line.

      • Response - Work with EVERY team to help with crisis management and crowd control. Must be able to forcefully/professionally tell attendees who are breaking the rules to stop. Does not get physical with attendees. Responsible for line management of the entire event. Does not carry weapons. Role is to observe, deter, and report ONLY.

      • Tech - Tech Guardians work with Center Stage, Panels, and other areas of RTX to make sure tech needs are met. Responsible for the streaming equipment, queue room A/V, game console setup at Center Stage and for select Panels. Tech is NOT responsible for theatrical rigging or sound boards.

      • Signature - Handles the designated Signature area. Line management, customer service, checking badges & signature tickets

      • Specialty Rooms - Responsible for dense collections of RT content typically in a specific space such as Double Gold sign up, RT Experience, escape and/or interactive rooms, and Achievement Hunter Lounge. Duties include being custodians of the content and company valuables, customer service for attendees visiting locations.

      • G-Spot - The literal Guardians of our quiet spaces. G-Spot is where Guardians can take a break, store their stuff, and is also a great space to call for dispatch. This team is far away from the action and chaos of the event.

      • Happy Hour / Evening Events - Much like Freelancers, they do a little bit of everything during the evening programming.

      • Team Leaders - Every department above is lead by one or more Team Leaders. All Guardians report to and receive direction from a Team Leader. They know the convention inside and out. Usually a veteran Guardian or somebody with previous convention volunteer experience.

      • Satellite Leads - The extension of Chris and Mary to head up the multiple venues.


      gusThings that Guardians DO NOT do:

      • Theater rigging

      • Sound design

      • Operate camera equipment

      • Forklift operation

      • Physical security

      • Event scheduling

      • Event content production

      • Content selection and/or placement

      • Establish event and/or attendee policies

      DO NOT ASK ME IF YOU CAN BE PLACED ON DEPARTMENTS THAT HANDLE THESE JOBS. I am not a conduit for the hiring of Freeman or Austin Convention Center personnel.


      Little Tips and Tidbits

      • Do not be concerned about submitting too much information. I enjoy reading the applications! 
      • Do take the time to provide details. One sentence answers are easily passed over.
      • This bears repeating: Do not send me a joke application and do not spend too much time being silly. Regardless of how many years you have been a Guardian, we need you to fill out the application seriously.


      If you have any questions, please reach out to me! You may privately message me here on RT, use the website "question" feature (if you are alright with the answer being posted publicly), or you may email me: sailor.tweek@gmail.com 


      (Please do not reach out to me on Twitter, Tumblr, Discord, or Facebook or even text message - consider this an exercise in following directions)


       caboose Much love and good luck! <3

    • mundinger1992 asked SailorTweek a question

      Hi again, Sorry to keep bugging you but is there any particular skill set or degree that you look for when choosing Guardians? And how do you determine what area the Guardian will be working? Thanks

      Answered: Oct 11, 2017

      No need to apologize! Questions are good  ^_^


      We look for passionate people of all skill sets.  I have a few tips here:


      List the conventions that you have worked: The name of the convention, the year, and your duties. Be detailed about your experience! If you were a PA, tell us who you handled. It's not "name dropping", it's telling us about your professional experience. 


      Tell us about your skills: Having no convention experience does not damn you to the rejected pile. Tell us what qualities you have that will contribute to Guardians. Do you have retail experience? That's all sorts of useful! Customer service skills, communication skills, working holiday rushes - this is useful experience to have! Do you have experience working with children?  Hospitality work? We want to know! Have you lead community functions for a local club or church or other social groups? All skills are worth mentioning  ^_^


      Degrees Are Not a Guarantee: For example: Having a tech-centric degree does not guarantee you a spot on the Tech Team. You may absolutely list your degrees! Hey, you spent a lot of time and money to earn it so we welcome you to include it on your application. We are not looking for any degrees in particular




    • mundinger1992 asked SailorTweek a question

      Hi, I was just curious, since this is the first time I will be applying, where will the applications for Guardians be found and when do they need to be completed?

      Answered: Oct 11, 2017

      Hello! 

      The RTX Austin 2018 Guardian application link will be posted on my RT journal and announced on the RoosterTeeth twitter account. 


      Applications will be open for 1 month.

    • Hey Guardians - Current and Aspiring

      1 month ago

      SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      Hello there!


      So, RTX London is coming up. Can you believe it? Our little get-together is growing and going way beyond the expectations of its creators. <3 


      For those of you selected as Guardians for RTX London, I have a few words of wisdom to share.

       doc  This is the FIRST RTX LONDON. You can expect hiccups, long lines, and technical problems. We call these growing pains <3 It'll be fine.


       doc  Just because it worked in Austin doesn't mean that it will work in London and vice versa! 


       doc  You might have felt that news/updates were few and far between. Hey, it's the first RTX London. It's all good. You got this. Most shows don't give any information until you get onsite. You're already ahead of the game <3


       doc  Security - Ya know, we don't have to even list examples of how weird shit has been lately. Just know that Security will change at the drop of a hat when needed. Change is a constant at a convention. What works on day 1 might not work on day 2. Adapt daily.


       doc  Be patient. Be kind. Respect your role. If I find out that you make a fellow Guardian cry...I will mail myself to London and we will have words  gus


       doc  AND THE MOST IMPORTANT BIT I HAVE FOR YOU: Trust in @Arileya and @Boomer - they are passionate community leaders and are determined to do what it takes to make RTX London successful. It has been an honor to advise and share Guardian strategies with these fine folk. You are in good hands. Trust your Head Guardians. I know that I do!

      Seriously. Jason and Eloise are incredible people and you all are very lucky to have them as your leaders  heart


      I am so excited for the UK communities! I hope with all my heart that the very first RTX London is tons of fun and the beginning of something truly special! Have fun, take lots of photos, and make tons of friends <3 I wish our ever-growing Guardian family the best of luck and lots of love! 


      I can't wait to live vicariously through your tweets and posts! 

    • Mixer for Twitch

      1 month ago

      SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      Good news: I have been streaming more!

      Weird news: NOT over at Twitch!


      I created a Mixer account during PAX West. I did it initially for the free pin and fidget spinner (*sad trombone*), but it turns out that I really enjoy the service and the communities within. I gotta give a shoutout to @kriss for introducing me to some of her buddies at the Mixer booth!


      In an effort to curb my rambling, here are my thoughts in bullet points -


      *  I prefer Mixer over Twitch

      *  I'm NOT deleting my Twitch account and will continue to watch my friends over there!

      *  I'm still rocking my Twitch hoodies <3

      *  I'm focusing my streaming activity to Mixer

      *  This isn't a brand loyalty thing...it's all about liking the service features and the intimate atmosphere. 


      If you happen to find yourself over at Mixer, look me up!

      https://mixer.com/Frankie-SailorTweek


      I even have interactive buttons that you can press to make cartoon characters yell at me!


      AND did you see the amazing new banner I have? That's all @Rogzilla <3 I have it up on my twitter banner as well  <3  I mean, you know that Stitch and I will give Rick back his spaceship when we are done joy ridin'  caboose


    • It's no secret (a post about merchandise)

      2 months ago

      SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      Y'all know how much I LOVE Rick and Morty


      It's right up with Venture Bros and Bojack Horseman - great dialogue, incredible characters, and bizarre antics...and those moments when the show decides to rip out your heart and show it to you...that happens in all 3 shows.


      Anyways.


      I love Rick and Morty. It was a happy accident that put the show into my narrow cable tv orbit in 2016. Cartoon Network had a snafu and the DVR recorded Rick and Morty instead of Venture Bros. I was super bummed because 1 SEASON OF VENTURE BROS TAKES YEARS TO PRODUCE. I'm not mad...it's the price for an amazing and completely creator controlled show. But here's the show that I'd seen advertised in a Spencer's Gift window and was skeptical....but we gave it a shot.


      And then we bought the first season that evening on Amazon video

      And watched most of it that night


      The dialogue. I cannot get over the dialogue. Not only is it quotable, but it's so flippin' smart.


      Since that happy accident, it's been all downhill for me. I own several shirts, hoodies, board games, plush toys, Funko Pops, artwork from the Gallery1988 show, collectible pins, graphic novels, and even the tiki statue mugs. 


      At this rate, I will equal number of Rick and Morty merch and Rooster Teeth merch.

      And I have a TON of Rooster Teeth merch.


      I have been lucky enough to have a great rapport with the owner of Zen Monkey Studios. Zen Monkey is an inhouse art studio that creates licensed merchandise for series like MST3K, Bill and Ted, and various anime. I got to know these folks through all of the Rick and Morty merchandise they produce. I've ordered from their site 20+ times since 2016 and in person at various conventions. Speaking of: You should say HELLO to them at New York Comic Con this year! Tell them Mary "SailorTweek" McDowell sent ya!


      Zen Monkey has me testing their referral program. Basically, I put out special codes to the ZenMonkey product pages and if anyone buys from my links within the 14 days of link creation...I get a part of the sales!


      So if you are looking to expand your wardrobe, lanyard flair, and even make your walls prettier ...

      hit any of the links above! You can buy official & unique merchandise AND help me make a little extra coffee money on the side  ^_^






    • There was this one time...

      2 months ago

      SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

       towerI said something REALLY embarrassing a few years back and it still makes me cringe in the dead of night.


       towerI saved a guy's life by pulling him out of the path of oncoming traffic. He had put himself in the road to commit suicide.  However, my pulling him out of the road turned into me accidentally judo flipping him into a blackberry patch. He was still grateful but I apologized for months.


       towerThe person I was dating in college bought a luchador hoodie with the hood being a luchador mask. They knocked on the door wearing this hoodie. I opened the door and just laughed out of pure joy that they were wearing this awesome hoodie. They took it as an insult...that I was laughing art them to tease & ridicule. They wouldn't talk to me for the rest of the night out of anger even after me explaining frantically that my laughter did not equal teasing. You'd have thought that knowing me for as long as they did they would have known that. And what did they expect? Did they want me to purr like a cat or start a wrestling match right there?


       towerIn 1999, I was flying from LA to Seattle after my family's first trip to Disneyland. Walking through the plane to find my seat, this guy in first class began to hardcore flirt with me. Oh he was DREAMY. Shoulder length dark hair, goatee, had the grunge rock star thing going on. Totally my aesthetic. I smiled, got all blushy and girly...but kept walking to my seat. I sit down and my brother starts to FREAK OUT. 

      "Do you realize who was just flirting with you?" he said with high pitched excitement.

      "No clue, but he was dreamy!" I say, slightly confused. Should I know this dude?

      As if announcing to the rest of the plane, my brother responds "THAT WAS CHRIS CORNELL!!!"

      My brother then dumps his luggage into my lap, grabs his teenage poetry journal, and ran to first class to get an autograph. I just sat there...with all of my brother's shit...still soaked form Splash Mountain...


       towerEdward James Olmos said that I was amazing and hugged me.


       towerI cried during a Bob's Burgers episode...or two.


       towerI had a panic attack for no reason last year while shopping at a the Total Wine & More store. Just stood there in front of the tequila and sobbed. Store clerked asked if I was alright. I lied and said something along the lines of "Oh this audiobook I'm listening to blah blah blah". I still to this day have no idea what triggered it.


       towerI got kicked out of class for sneezing. Actually, this happened more than once. Old teachers who should have retired the moment they decided that they hated kids...


       towerI applied for a job at Rifftrax 6 years ago.


       tower In junior high, I punched a guy for grabbing my ass. I threw him against a wall, slugged him in the shoulder and boomed" If you EVER touch me or anyone else in this school like that again, I will drink your fucking blood". A teacher (who had known me since kindergarden) overheard the swear word and approached. More concerned than shocked, she said "MARY! What is going on? I can't believe I just heard that word!" 

      I let the guy go and looked into the teacher's eyes "He followed me from lunch telling me he was going to do all these horrible sex things to my mom and then grabbed my ass."

      The teacher, swear to God, grew 4 feet...stepped up to the guy and slammed him against the wall. "Whatever Mary said that she'd do to...I will do a 100 times over. Are we clear?"

      Guy never bothered anyone ever again.


       towerI playtested Portal 2 and was kidnapped by the Team Fortress team. I got to see all of the original animatics and some finished animations of the "Meet The..." shorts. I had no idea what the hell I was watching *LOL*


       towerI took a walk through Times Square by myself at night. I loved it. I felt safe. I ate at a deli, went to Madame Tussaud's, and just drank in every light and sound. I'm a quiet town kind of gal, but I love visiting NYC. 


       towerI once sang my heart out during karaoke...felt no fear...no shame...and had a ton of fun. Got applause and a free drink out of it! The song was "Somebody to Love" by Queen and I may have been a little drunk



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    • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

      1 month ago

      I saw this and thought you would enjoy it. Hope you enjoy

    • Cheshire_Cat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Registration Team Lead

      6 months ago

      you have a head guardian staff like badge.. very cool. Very well deserved :)

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      6 months ago

      I think there needs to be a word for "the confusion caused when someone changes their profile picture." I saw your posts in the RTX questions and my first thought was "Who the hell is answering these questions with very specific .... oh, it's my boss." :p

    • devilito666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Happy F.U. to you 

    • meelis13 Estonian

      7 months ago

      Happy FU day!

    • DonnieZOMBiE FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jensaarai

      7 months ago

      Happy Featured User Day!

    • Russspruce FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Hey Mary!  Congrats on being the Featured User!  Hope you are as ready for RTX as much as I am!

    • indiart28 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Whoa there! Hold the presses! Is that the Amazing Head Guardian I see recognized as Featured User!?!? I need to verify this! *checks achievements*


      Congratulations for unlocking the Achievement "Featured User!" Enjoy your 100 gamerscore!


       whiskey geoff jack ryan gavin michael jeremy tower


      Huh. I guess it is true.

    • Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Happy FU!

    • ShadowTemp47 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Random D20

      7 months ago

      FU! :P

      • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

        7 months ago

        Sooooo, super embarrassing... I put my name on the FU queue as a placeholder so the algorithm wouldn't kick in...and then forgot to take my name down. So HAPPY 8th FU TO ME! 

    • FaetalFlaws FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian X3

      7 months ago

      Happy Featured User Day, Mary!! <3 caboose

    • Willowfield FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 4x Guardian

      7 months ago

      <3 YAY! Happy Feature user day!!!!!

    • OsageOrange

      7 months ago

      Awesometimes for you on this Featured User Day!

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      7 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • OsageOrange

      1 year ago

      You likely know that a certian someone is today's Featured User

    • NillaWiffle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mom

      1 year ago

      Hey Hey, Have you heard the new Monkees Album??

      • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

        1 year ago

        I have been listening to it all day! <3 <3 As much as I enjoyed Pool It and Justus...Good Times is the most MOnkees album they have put out since Headquaters <3 This album had me so happy the first listen through that I cried like a bunny. SO GOOOOOOD!

      • NillaWiffle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mom

        1 year ago

        ME TOO! Me & Magdalena had me in tears. Just. Mike and Micky together is amazing. But yes I agree, this album is so Monkees. I have to say...#3 over all of Monkee albums. I'm only sad that Mike isn't touring with them again this year. Though I think he's staying home to write a book or something?

    • Felix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NXT RPRT

      1 year ago

      I just noticed your shiny new badge!!! AWESOME :D

    • spanksthellama FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Silly Little Donut

      1 year ago

      Move to Austin and let's have a cosplay party.

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      1 year ago

      Happy Warm Fuzzies!

      heart

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      1 year ago

      Hello! I'm not a Guardian myself, but I'd like to thank you for being awesome and helping everyone!

      • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

        1 year ago

        Thank you! Your gratitude means a lot to me <3

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        1 year ago

        <3

    • Shellylast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

      1 year ago

      Thanks for leaving those goodies at my shack on the server! They really gave me a jump start so I'm not hobbit holing anymore. <3

    • kriss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Lead Guardian

      1 year ago

      LOOK AT THAT SHINY BADGE.

      • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

        1 year ago

        It's like Twitter verification only cooler

    • JDMFK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Staple Intern

      1 year ago

      I'm so ashamed that I hadn't sent you a friend request sooner! Well, better late than never I suppose!

      • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

        1 year ago

        No no no worries

    • cyd0nia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cosmic Floof

      2 years ago

      Hi! Thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm excited to apply as an RTX Guardian 8)

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    • Julia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold elDiablo

      2 years ago

      Mary! You rock and it was awesome being able to hug our fearless leader after RTX was over. Any RTX 2016 plans yet? (I am totally kidding please get some rest and relaxation. Lots of coffee yes, coffee <3)

    • Myshu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold chupariffic

      2 years ago

      Hope your birthday's been super-rad!

    • Gody117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nick

      2 years ago

      Happy birthday Mary! You are sooooo cool!!!

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      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday! I hope you have had a great day and that you have enjoyed yourself! :

    • Razorx243 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Happy birthday Mary!! I present you with a rabbit with a waffle on its head... or at least I hope I do and its just not a line of stuff or a box of nothing... waffle.jpg

    • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

      2 years ago

      I want to wish a Happy Birthday to the Tweek of the Sailor variety :P

    • BostonPoke FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Happy birthday? oh! Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

      Mine is tomorrow! oh shoot... that reminds me of another friend who's birthday must be today. D'oh!

      But for now... just your birthday time. Happy Day!

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      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday SailorTweek!!! Hope you're having an awesome one!


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      2 years ago

      happy birthday, Mary!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! <3

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      Happy Birthday!

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      2 years ago

      eard it was your birthday, hope you won't be plundered with RTX work to stop you from celebrating c:

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      2 years ago

      I fear what lies what beyond.

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    • Riles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Austin, Texas

      2 years ago

      Hey Mary, I had a random thought about the shirt sizes that we put on our guardian application. I don't remember if I put M or L, (I need it to be Medium) but if I put Large by mistake, is it a big deal to ask for a different size once they are given to us? Thanks a lot (for everything! :)

    • AgentTank FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I AM KROGAN

      2 years ago

      Oh and happy belated RT anniversary! smiley0.gif

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      2 years ago

      Hey there mary! How are you?

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      Happy RT-versary! smiley12.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley12.gif

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      Hawkeye loves Goat Simulator. smiley8.gif

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      2 years ago

      Hey didn't you used to be a regular member before?Now you are a Forum Mod :/

      • Clakra

        2 years ago

        I'm jelly lol

      • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

        2 years ago

        Yep! Regular member to Head Guardian for RTX to Forum Mod :)

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      2 years ago

      We should stream together! smiley1.gif

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      2 years ago

      #BEST FRIEND STATUS! HOPE YOU'RE HAVING A GREAT WEEK BEST FRAN!

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    • Red_Uncle

      2 years ago

      BUT WHAT DO I DO WITH THESE 20 TICKETS I BOUGHT!?

      • Red_Uncle

        2 years ago

        How wude.

      • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

        2 years ago

        You have a hole in your butt you can put them all in!!!

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      2 years ago

      Hi Mary! I was going back through my old comments tab and found a post from you 3 years ago. I realized that was before RTX 2012 and well before we met and knew each other. Funny how things work out over time! smiley0.gif

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    There has been no announcement and applications have not been posted. Keep any eye out, though. Soon! And don't stress yourself out checking 6 times a day. Applications will be open for a month ;)

    No need to apologize! Questions are good  ^_^


    We look for passionate people of all skill sets.  I have a few tips here:


    List the conventions that you have worked: The name of the convention, the year, and your duties. Be detailed about your experience! If you were a PA, tell us who you handled. It's not "name dropping", it's telling us about your professional experience. 


    Tell us about your skills: Having no convention experience does not damn you to the rejected pile. Tell us what qualities you have that will contribute to Guardians. Do you have retail experience? That's all sorts of useful! Customer service skills, communication skills, working holiday rushes - this is useful experience to have! Do you have experience working with children?  Hospitality work? We want to know! Have you lead community functions for a local club or church or other social groups? All skills are worth mentioning  ^_^


    Degrees Are Not a Guarantee: For example: Having a tech-centric degree does not guarantee you a spot on the Tech Team. You may absolutely list your degrees! Hey, you spent a lot of time and money to earn it so we welcome you to include it on your application. We are not looking for any degrees in particular




    Hello! 

    The RTX Austin 2018 Guardian application link will be posted on my RT journal and announced on the RoosterTeeth twitter account. 


    Applications will be open for 1 month.

    Hello! Thank you for taking the time to reach out to me. :)


    No. Only autograph ticket holders may enter the Aurograph area.

    According to our FAQ document, those times will be announced when we get the show schedule. Also, those times will vary depending on what team you are on. :) 

    Please privately message me here on RT or send me an email about this matter. Thanks.

    I've been AFK for the 3 day weekend. Will be answering emails and messages tomorrow. Please be patient. :)

    Agent "The 'Stache" Wyoming

    Totally fair question! 

    As far as we (@sirNARVY and I) are concerned, everyone has to start somewhere. We accept applicants a good mix of applicants who have and have not been to RTX, have and have not worked conventions, and so on. Not having experience is not necessarily detrimental to your application :)

    My favorite character is difficult to decide on. I really love Amethyst because my natural reaction to disaster is a poorly timed joke. I also really like Greg because his outlook on life is amazing. Visually, I'm in love with the mysterious pink haired human woman that Pearl gets a crush on. OMG WHO IS SHE? I want to get to know her. Connie is everything I wish I could be intellectually and BONUS she still gets to act like a child. 


    This is not to say that I don't like the other characters. I could write for pages about why and how much I love almost very character in Steven Universe. 


    My favorite episode (right now) is Mr Greg. ALL OF THE SONGS and some closure on Pearl and Greg just pulls at every heart string. Pearl's song is tremendous on the emotions and is sung with such passion that I end up crying EVERY SINGLE TIME 

    According to @Bethany, tickets do not go on sale until Jan 9th.

    Guardian emails will be sent out before then :)

    Going to get a little deep on this, but I really like "Auto Erotic Assimilation". I'm trying to go spoiler-free here:  We see more of Beth and Jerry's very real relationship problems - Rick makes it with entire collective (including a giraffe) and that brings around consequences that you don't really see coming - Summer (who continues to become a more fascinating character than just the stereotypical teenager) calling out Unity on how its assimilation is morally reprehensible, but the reveal of Unity's pure motive is pretty neat. babble babble babble I could go on for pages...

    And THAT ENDING, THO.  The post credits scene is good, too :)



    We believe that everybody has to start somewhere, so we accept all skill levels. The most important thing to keep in mind is that we have over a thousand applications to choose from. Even the most experienced applicants might not get picked because we simply have too many applications. 


    There is no confirmation email. I am currently out of town til Thursday night. I will check then. If your app did not go thru, I will reopen the link for you :)

    Totally fair question. Dazzle me with your experience (you can list that in preference qualifications and in the why you want to be a Guardian section). Jokes get old after the 400th application. Make it easier on me (and a hell of a lot more beneficial for you) by showing me your passion and why you would make a great Guardian <3

    Hello! Thank you for reaching out to me!  ^_^

    Applications will be open for month (closing on November 14th at 11:59pm CST)

    After applications are closed, I will be reading (and rereading) all of the entries. I will also be communicating with my Team Leads and the RTX Events staff about who to choose. This process can take up to 2 months (being unemployed, I have to work around everyone else's schedule)

    No, y'all can't hope for any earlier than December. I will have the final count/acceptance list before RTX tickets go on sale.

    Thanks!

    Any and all teams can be beneficial for EMS skills. :) Medical emergencies can happen anywhere, so EMS skilled folk don't really have a central team. Unless absolutely necessary, Guardians don't led too much of a hand in those situations. We call the venue's emergency team/onsite paramedics to handle those situations. It mostly boils down to your other skills and how you desire to help. :) Let me know if that does not make sense or if you have more questons. Thanks!

    Per the journal post update (link):  PAs are not listed as a preference on the application simply because we receive 500+ requests each year for those positions. We will be picking PAs based on how you apply (your reasons for wanting to be a Guardian, past PA work for RTX and other shows, and your preference qualifications) 

    Check the Guardian group. There is a news post from a week or 2 ago that mentions the deadline :)

    DO YOU KNOW THE MUFFIN MAN?!

    | Asked by: Royplayer89 1 year ago

    I HAVE INTIMATE RELATIONS WITH THE DONUT MAN

    Keep your eye on RTXEvent.com and the RTX twitter account for up-to-date RTX news ^_^

    It all depends on what you want to experience at the convention. Going to a convention alone means that you get to focus on your schedule and allows you to go at your own pace (within the confines of the events schedules, of course!) Going to a convention alone doesn't mean that you won't go to community sponsored events or keep you from meeting people while waiting in lines ^_^

    If the answer to this is not on the RTXEvent.com website, then we don't ahve the information yet. Most likely won't have a date and time until closer tot he show ^_^

    That is an excellent question! I don't have the official answer, but my gut says that there will be an artist alley for 2016. Be sure to stay tuned to RTX news!

    Oh, hell. I came into WoW at the release of Burning Crusade! *LOL*

    I liked that you actually had to READ the quest text to figure out where to go. Leveling was slower so you felt a little more vested in your character. "Vanilla" WoW isn't better or worse than what WoW is today. Just different. And I agree with a lot of folks who say that the best thing about "vanilla" WoW was the joy and wonder of experiencing the game as a beginner. Everyone was a beginner. My favorite thing in the world was running Karazan. I still do it...as a level 100...solo just for old times sake!


    I adore WoW in all of its various forms (Except Cataclysm. But that is another rant for another day!). I don't play as often as I'd like, but I still love it. I've had my mage since I started. She was a blood elf...then a worgen and is now a panda. I play both alliance and horde (my heart belongs to horde) and there is still so much of the game I haven't experienced!

    Sorry, yo. I cannot give travel advice other than this: Do what your budget allows. :)

    DO YOU LIKE TOAST, TOO?!

    | Asked by: Royplayer89 1 year ago

    I LIKE MY TOAST LIKE I LIKE MY LOVERS - RYE AND COVERED IN MELTED BUTTER

    Disneyland.

    My favorite community at my favorite place in the world would be absolutely wonderful <3 Ride all the rides, take all the photos...get a little drunk at Trader Sams or Downtown Disney ;)


    I love the idea of the RT Community sticking an RT flag at the top of the Matterhorn! Ok, nto gonna happen, but we'd be a fun crew to get stuck on a ride with!

    If you changed your username between applying for and being accepted as a Guardian, YOU MUST MESSAGE ME ASAP. When messaging me, please include your old username so I can find you on the roster.


    The Guardian roster is housed outside of the RT website. You may not have been able to access the acceptance link because we could not find your username. When you change your username, I have ABSOLUTELY NO WAY OF KNOWING UNLESS YOU TELL ME. I then have to go and manually change the roster. it doesn't take a horrendous amount of time, but I'd rather be focusing on team assignments and training documents.


    Please, please, PLEASE do not change your username until after RTX - or, at the very least - Come and speak with me first.


    Thank you. <3


    I have NO idea. I was never this popular in high school or college *LOL*


    Thank you <3


    I surround myself with excellent people and learn from them. I am empathetic, optimistic, and try to react with a delicate balance of logic and emotion. I celebrate the good stuff and give myself ample time to deal with the bad. I try to be super nice to everyone :)

    That would be a question for Rooster Teeth! ;)


    Although getting hired is never my goal, it would be pretty awesome to be considered. I do my thing because I love the community and support the company <3

    Usually PAX Enforcers applications are located on the PAX site closer to the events. I've never been a PAX Enforcer, but anyone out there wanna give some info on this?

    This is a hard question! If it wasn't for Emerald City Comic Con, I would not be where I am today. I learned everything I know I about convention volunteering from ECCC. I made life long friends, met some of my childhood heroes, and did things that I never knew I could do!


    BUT my favorite event for content is PAX Prime. I love games (be it board, card, or electronic pretty moving pixels) and I love trying out new things! Meeting game devs and listening to them passionately talk about their projects is inspiring <3

    I have to say DOOM.

    My uncle Rob brought the game to our house and installed it on my family's first high-end computer (that didn't have a black and green screen!)

    He taught me how to use DOS, showed me how to play the game, taught me all of the cheat codes, and even showed me how to install the .wad files to turn all of the monsters into Barney the Dinosaur and Beavis & Butthead! DOOM was gory and cool and action packed! I was too scared to watch horror movies or read scary stories...but DOOM made me feel brave. I'd see the scary thing sand SHOOT THEM IN THE FACE. And the best was the fact that my parents were fine with it. They knew my brother and I would never turn violent because of a video game. They'd even watch us play! DOOM was my gateway...and Super Nintendo was my Yellow Brick Road ;)

    I wrote a journal post about this the day the emails went out:


    If you have NOT received an email:

    * Check your spam filters - The email will be from Rooster Teeth

    * Give it 24 hours - mass email is not always instant.

    * If you still don't have an email by tomorrow afternoon - please message me here on RT so I can figure that mystery out


    If your spam filter does not have an email from RoosterTeeth.com, then send me a private message here on RT. :)

    I hear the "rule of thumb" for booking a flight is 60 to 90 days before the event. I'd wait on hotels to see if RTX has any deals. But it really all depends on your situation (what hotel you want, are you staying during the 4th of July holiday, your trio budget).

    Typically, no. Shoes are required in most event venues. Not only is this a hygiene issue, it is also a safety/injury prevention issue. This is not something that Guardians will enforce, but the venue staff will ask you to put shoes on. There are some great tutorials online for invisible shoes and/or intigrating shoes with socks for cosplay. I highly suggesting searching for those ^_^