Farewell to an Amazing Year

There’s no other way to say this, 2015 was incredible for RT SideQuest.

We recapped much of our year in our first Annual Report, which can be downloaded at FY2015 Annual Report. Again, this is our first attempt at compiling such a report, so it may not be as “complete” as reports you see from other larger organizations. But as with all things, we hope to improve in the future!

Some highlights:

  • In 2015 we hosted more than double the number of events we had in 2014
  • We sold event tickets to more than 700 RT community members
  • More of you contributed to our charitable causes than in any prior year
  • Our total raised for charity in 2015 exceeded $30,000, more than $10,000 beyond our 2014 total

Again, it was incredible. And we’re hoping to make 2016 even better!

On that note, 2016 is going to bring quite a few changes to RT SideQuest. As you may already be aware, I (Grady) have stepped down as President, CEO, and Event Director. The Board of Directors accepted my resignation and it became effective yesterday, with the close of 2015. I have asked to stay involved in a role such as “Charity Director”, allowing me to continue to develop RTSQ’s charitable efforts and build even stronger relationships with our charity partners.

The Board has reached out to a few people regarding the various open positions, and hopes to name a new CEO soon. There will be some additional reorganization as well, mostly involving new positions being created to share the workload that we’ve created for ourselves. If you are interested in becoming more involved in RT SideQuest, please reach out to us. But please take note that RT SideQuest is an all-volunteer organization. No one, from the Board of Directors to the CEO to our Spectre event volunteers, receives any sort of monetary compensation.

I want to wrap this post up with a hearty thank you to everyone who has supported RT SideQuest over the years, every person who I have met at our events, and every single one of our donors. You are the reason that RTSQ exists, and you are the reason that it has been such a joy to put countless hours into this organization. I cannot express how much fun I have had over these last four and a half years. I look forward to helping our new leadership take RT SideQuest to the next level, whatever that may be.

Thank you all so much.

Happy New Year!

The 12 Hours of Stream-mas!

Can you believe it? 2015 is nearly at an end! And although we planned for RTSQ for Extra Life to be our last event of the year, we’re getting the band back together for ONE MORE SONG!

On Saturday December 12th we’re hosting RTSQ for AbleGamers, which we’re calling “The 12 Hours of Stream-mas”. On 12/12 we’ll be playing games from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight to raise money for AbleGamers! As usual, you’ll be able to join and play with us at Gamerz Galaxy in Austin, Texas or watch us online at http://twitch.tv/rtsidequest

Of course, we’ll have drinks and snacks for those of you joining us in-person, as well as some great giveaways for everyone watching and playing with us!

If you’d like to help us work towards our goal, you can join our team on Tiltify at https://tiltify.com/teams/rt-sidequest

As a thank-you for raising money for this great cause, we’ll be gifting the top three individuals on our team the item of their choice from the AbleGamers Shop!

We hope to see you on 12/12 from 12:00pm to 12:00am either in Austin or on Twitch!

Let’s get ready to rumble!

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