The RTX SideQuest 2016 Charity Auction Needs YOU!

It’s been an exciting few weeks at RT SideQuest, with staff members spooling up and making preparations for the now-revived RTX SideQuest 2016. That means the return of the RTX SideQuest Cocktail Party and Charity Auction (Thursday, June 30th, at the Radisson in downtown Austin)! Time to dress up real fancy-like, sip drinks pinkies-out, and connect with one another while raising money for some great causes.

One of the coolest things about the charity auction is that it’s a fantastic showcase for everything the RT Community is capable of creating. It also demonstrates the overwhelming generosity of the RT Community. I was blown away by last year’s submissions, many of which ended the night with huge bids and helped us raise generous amounts in donations for our partner charities (Child’s Play, Operation Supply Drop, and AbleGamers, just to name a few).

Well, this year we’re at it again, and we’re calling on the RT Community to step up and get their craft on. If you’re a creator who would like to be a part of this year’s RTX SideQuest Cocktail Party and Charity Auction, please fill out this neat little form, and we’ll be touch!

In addition to donations from the Community, this year’s auction will also feature some UNBELIEVABLY juicy items collected and curated by RT SideQuest for your bidding pleasure. As RTX approaches, we’ll reveal more about these items in our auction item gallery.

Are you getting as excited as we are for RTX? Stay tuned for more!

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

YEP, that’s right! We found someone stupid crazy qualified enough to lead RT SideQuest! I’m happy to announce the new CEO of RT SideQuest – Amber Conrad! She and I have been friends for about 8 years or so, and she absolutely has everything it takes to lead RTSQ and take it to the next level. Amber has already been hard at work getting things together for RTX SideQuest, but she had time to share a little bit about herself and her motivation for taking on this role…

Sometimes in life you feel alone, but here we can all be family. That’s what RT SideQuest is. We connect the community for you, the fans of all that is RoosterTeeth. We serve the community, and give to charity. We work to bring everyone together as a big happy family. Welcome.

Hello! My name is Amber, and I’m your new RT SideQuest CEO! I have a masters in planning and work as a volunteer coordinator/event planner/editor/graphic designer/photographer/on camera personality/summer camp director for the state of Texas. I have sorted used sports jerseys, been barfed on by toddlers and wore a bonnet while forging metal spoons at all the many jobs that led me to you. I just wrapped up running a statewide art contest for thousands of elementary school kids and yesterday I personally refrained from buying more dice at Dragon’s Lair.

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When I was a professional climbing director at a Boy Scout summer camp, we had a special staff award given every year – the Starfish Award. On the plaque, a simple story was engraved in metal. It told of a person walking along a beach at dawn, carefully picking up starfish and tossing them one by one back into the sea. Now you see, each night during high tide, all manner of starfish wash up to litter the beach. However, as the sun comes up, starfish that are not able to get back in the water bake in the hot sun and dry out. Yet every morning they would wake and walk the shore, bending every few steps to take hold of a creature. One day our hero was confronted by a tourist walking along the sands looking for shells. How could you possibly expect to save all the starfish, the tourist asked? Surely those actions didn’t make a difference in the overall scheme of things. “Well,” said our hero as they picked up another creature and threw it back home to the sea, “I made a difference to that one.”

I found my way to RT SideQuest because in every charitable donation we make, every child we help, every community artist we support, every friend we make through the community is another starfish back in the water. You found your way to the Rooster Teeth community because you feel like you belong here. One day you may end up on the shore and start drying out, but RT SideQuest is here to toss as many of you back in the water as we can.

We’ll have all the usual things you’ve come to expect from RTSQ at RTX this year. Our Cocktail Party and Charity Auction is Thursday, the Barlympics is Saturday and our big sendoff party is Sunday night. I’m excited to bring another year of fun and togetherness to the community with RTX SideQuest, and I hope you’ll join us there!

If you need anything, want to talk about RTSQ, express your concerns, or just send GIFs you found on the internet, you can find me on RT and on Twitter as @superduperyay. Or you can use our Contact Form to get in touch via email.

Today is just the start of RT SideQuest’s newest chapter, there’s lots more to come!

It’s been less than two weeks since Amber took the reins and she’s already running things better than I ever could’ve hoped. In case you missed the flyer on the way in, RTX SideQuest tickets are on sale RIGHT NOW for our events this summer. Lots of things are still being worked on behind the scenes, and we have lots of announcements to make in the coming weeks including information about Spectres, auction donations, etc.

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