Auction Donations are Open!

Note: This was scheduled to post at 8pm last night, but I inadvertently set the date for 5/5/15 instead of 5/4/15. Oops!

Happy Star Wars day (Like I said, oops) everyone!

Today we’d like to publicly announce that anyone interested in donating items to our 2015 RTX SideQuest Cocktail Party & Charity Auction may do so by filling out the form located at http://rtsidequest.org/auction-donations. We’ve already got quite a few incredible items to auction off, but we’re looking for help rounding things out! The RTX SideQuest auction has been a great showcase of community art and talent for the past three years, and we can’t wait to see what the RT Community creates for this year!

Speaking of items we already have…

Appearing at the charity auction this year: Signed Star Wars coins!

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May the fourth be with you! An awesome RT community member named Bree (WomanFriday) donated a set of limited Star Wars coins to the RT SideQuest charity auction this August. With Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens scheduled for release this December, this is an exciting opportunity for any Star Wars fans in the community to own a rare set indeed. For more info about these coins, check out this post by TheForce.net.

In anticipation of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith, California Lottery® issued a run of Star Wars coins as part of a Scratchers tie-in game. Bree acquired these coins during that time and kindly donated them to this year’s auction.

The C-3P0 coin is signed by Anthony Daniels and the Princess Leia coin is signed by Carrie Fisher. Signatures acquired in-person at Emerald City ComicCon 2015 and Vancouver Fan Expo 2015.

– Dominic Dobrzensky (Count3d)

Not a bad start to our auction line-up, is it? We’ve got a LOT more stuff to share with you over the next few months, including information on this years’ RT SideQuest Signature Series!

“You heard the lady! Move like you’ve got a purpose!”

“When I joined the Corps, we didn’t have any fancy-schmanzy tanks. We had sticks! Two sticks, and a rock for the whole platoon—and we had to share the rock! Buck up, boy, you are one very lucky marine!”
Sergeant Major Avery Junior Johnson (Halo 2)

While Halo 2 may be fiction, there are a whole lot of deployed troops who know that “two sticks and a rock” isn’t too far off when it comes to downtime entertainment. That’s where Operation Supply Drop comes in! They’re a 501(c)(3) military charity that supports active-duty and veteran troops of the United States Military and Her Allies through several different programs, though they’re best known for the “supply drops” that they send to US and NATO troops, both deployed and in recovery hospitals. They’ve even made drops to military families in need, like the drop code-named FIRE FIGHTER.

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After reading about FIRE FIGHTER and unveiling the Quest Coin program last year, we really wanted to “move like we’ve got a purpose” and fully support Operation Supply Drop this year with a 24-hour marathon and livestream. Because, let’s face it, lots of deployed troops have children back home or are really not too far removed from being kids themselves, which means helping keep morale up with supply drops is ultimately for the children (Enim Filii!).

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So we’re gearing up for RTSQ for Operation Supply Drop, which will coincide with OSD’s 8-Bit Salute! We’re going to be gathering at Gamerz Galaxy (Hancock) for 24 hours of games, food, and fun in an effort to reach our team‘s fundraising goal. As with past events, we’ll have a wide selection of games to play on Gamerz Galaxy’s gaming stations, but you’re more than welcome to bring a console/game of your own! We’ll also have some tables set up for board games and card games, so we can take a break from staring at screens and play something like Munchkin from Steve Jackson Games. And of course we’ll have some giveaways, friendly competitions, and snacks (Though we highly recommend bringing something of your own to snack on! We can’t feed everyone!) as we have at past events.

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In addition to RTSQ for Operation Supply Drop, we also plan to further support OSD with a new Quest Coin at RTX 2015! We’ll have several of last year’s “coin” bottle opener available at Gamerz Galaxy in case you didn’t get one last summer. We hope to unveil the new Quest Coin design soon!

Now all you need to do is join the team and come out to play on May 16th at Gamerz Galaxy to raise money for Operation Supply Drop! Once you’re signed up, be sure to ask your friends and family to donate to your page to support you! And if you’re not able to be in the Austin area for the event, you can tune in on Twitch on May 16th to join in the fun!

Join our team: https://fundraise.operationsupplydrop.org/fundraise/team?ftid=42631
More about Operation Supply Drop: http://www.operationsupplydrop.org/about/
RT Community Event page: http://roosterteeth.com/events/event.php?id=745

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