Halo 4® Kicks Off Their Largest Tournament Ever At RTX 2013!
Rooster Teeth’s New Series RWBY Premieres At RTX 2013!
Austin, TX— Wednesday, June 19, 2013— RTX 2013, the three-day event where gaming meets the Internet, is pleased to announce the first wave of confirmed programming, exhibitors and special guests including the premiere of Rooster Teeth’s highly anticipated new anime series, RWBY, and the first live event for Halo 4®‘s biggest tournament to date. RTX 2013 will take place July 5th – 7th at the Austin Convention Center.
RTX is the brainchild of the great minds at Rooster Teeth, the team behind the longest running web series of all time, Red vs. Blue. Rooster Teeth created RTX to bring the Rooster Teeth community, game companies, gamers, online content creators and online video lovers from around the world together for one great weekend in Austin, TX. RTX is excited to return to the Austin Convention Center for the third annual convention where attendees will have the opportunity to play games, interact with one another and sit in on panels led by industry experts including the Rooster Teeth team.
RTX is thrilled to announce that attendees will have the first and only opportunity to view the premiere episode of Rooster Teeth’s new anime series, RWBY, ahead of its July 18th online premiere. From Rooster Teeth’s Director of Animation Monty Oum, RWBY is a show that brings four very different girls together for one legendary purpose. These four fighters will come face-to-face with menacing creatures, devious villains, and an incredible cast of characters. The first episode of the series will be shown each day at RTX.
In other programming news, Freddie Wong, Matt Arnold and Desmond Dolly, co-founders of RocketJump, the creators of the web series Video Game High School, will be on hand at a panel on Friday at RTX to provide their personal insight on what goes into producing an award-winning series. They will also unveil the official season 2 trailer before opening the floor to questions.
Additionally, Spill Dot Con is holding its convention within RTX with programming that includes a film festival, talent show, costume contest, and more.
RTX evening events include a Geeks Who Drink trivia night and an attendee mixer.
Please see below for additional confirmed exhibitors and special guests at RTX. A full schedule of events and panels is available at RTXevent.com/schedule.
- 343 Industries
- 501st Legion
- Austin Film Society
- Bacon Brix
- Bluish-Green Productions
- Bursting Brains Studio
- Button Mash Productions
- Captivate Conference
- CodeHatch Corp
- DarkForge Games
- Das Keyboard
- Devolver Digital
- DigiPen Institute of Technology
- Edge of Reality
- Finders Keepers Creations
- Game Over Videogames
- Game Republik
- Glennz Tees
- Gunnar Optiks
- Heresy Game Design
- Iron Galaxy Studios
- Iron Gaming
- Level Up Studios
- Minicore Studios
- Night Light Interactive
- Osiris Studios
- Silverleaf Resorts
- Steve Jackson Games
- Stoic Studio
- The Behemoth
- Timeless Trends
- 405th Infantry Division
Confirmed Special Guests:
- Adam Montoya, aka SeaNanners
- Content Creator/Producer Jenni Powell
- Earl Alexander, the voice of “Louis” in Left 4 Dead
- Freddie Wong, aka FreddieW
- Game Developer/Entrepreneur Richard Garriott
- Grace Helbig from Daily Grace
- Jen Taylor, voice of “Cortana” in Halo
- Justine Ezarik, aka iJustine
- Mamrie Hart from You Deserve a Drink
- Milana Vayntrub from Live Prude Girls
- Musician Nico Audy-Rowland (Trocadero)
- Ryan Wyatt, aka Fwiz
- Stephen Toulouse, aka Stepto
- Stevie Nelson from Live Prude Girls
- The Creatures
- Writer/Director Bernie Su
- Red vs. Blue voice talent
- Rooster Teeth staff
To see the full list of special guests, Red vs. Blue voice talent, and Rooster Teeth staff attending RTX, please visit the Guests page on RTXevent.com.
In addition to the events and attendees listed above, RTX is pleased to work with a great group of sponsors including Smith Micro, Nerdist, Razer,
Behemoth, NextGenReality, Cadenza Interactive, Geeks Who Drink, Cinedigm, Insert Coin Clothing, RedLynx, and ShootMania Storm (Ubisoft).
3-day Passes for RTX are available for purchase online for $50 plus tax and fees. Single day passes are $30 plus taxes and fees. Children ages 6 and under get free admittance with a paying adult. Get yours now!
RTX is now accepting press credential applications. To register for press credentials for RTX 2013 please send your name, title, and outlet as well as links to two recent articles or a business card to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. The deadline to apply for press credentials is Friday, June 28th. Please note all applications are subject to approval.
About Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth is a creative production studio responsible for award-winning online videos such as Red vs. Blue, the longest running web series in history; the reality gamer series The Gauntlet; comedy series Rooster Teeth Shorts; the upcoming animated series RWBY; and Immersion, a show that tests video game concepts in the real world. Rooster Teeth founded and operates the gaming website AchievementHunter.com and produces the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast, voted Best Gaming Podcast at the 2012 Podcast Awards. With a dedicated worldwide fan community, Rooster Teeth created RTX (Rooster Teeth Expo), an annual gaming and Internet convention held in Austin, TX which attracts thousands of gamers, online video fans, and Rooster Teeth community members from around the world. The Rooster Teeth YouTube channel became the 8th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2012, now with over 5 million YouTube subscribers and 2.2 billion views, and the Rooster Teeth website has 5 million unique monthly visitors with 1.4 million registered community members. Rooster Teeth has won multiple awards, including 2011 and 2012 Best Animated Series (Red vs. Blue) from the IAWTV, and has been featured by hundreds of major publications and networks including MTV, G4, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone Magazine, Wired Magazine, and many more.