RTX Gets Twitchy

Rooster Teeth teams with Twitch, Phantogram for convention

This just in from the desk of chocolate in your peanut butter: RTX, the gaming culture celebration from local online content powerhouse Rooster Teeth, will team up with gaming streaming service Twitch.

This morning, the two tech/culture innovators confirmed that Twitch will be carrying the livestream of all the center-stage programming from RTX (July 7-9) at www.twitch.tv/roosterteeth, with details of additional online programming to come. Twitch VP of Global Partnerships John Howell called the partnership "a no-brainer," while Rooster Teeth co-founder and RTX Executive Producer Gus Sorola said he was "especially proud to make gaming and internet culture more accessible and more interactive for fans."

The announcement comes with a new round of programming and guests, including the talents behind YouTube's Smosh Games channel, the bizarre gaming reality of Mega64, pop-culture analysts Kinda Funny, and more.

This comes after the convention had already announced a big musical guest, with electro-rockers Phantogram playing under the Rooster Teeth banner at Stubb's on July 8. RTX has often had a musical component, whether it be a straightforward concert like Barenaked Ladies in 2015, or performances of show scores from Rooster Teeth's own roster. For this year, RTX Director of Events Bethany Feinstein said, "I wanted a headliner that would get people excited. That’s Phantogram. Their catalog is dynamic and original. Their dance songs will get people moving and the slower, more ethereal songs will speak to our audience in a deeper way."

RTX Austin runs July 7-9 at the Austin Convention Center, Hilton Austin, Hilton, and JW Marriott. Single day and weekend tickets at www.rtxaustin.com.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 36 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More RTX
RTX: Austin Animation Update
RTX: Austin Animation Update
New Rooster Teeth show, Castlevania, and more

Richard Whittaker, July 17, 2017

Andy Serkis For RTX
Andy Serkis For RTX
Planet of the Apes star to deliver keynote

Richard Whittaker, June 21, 2017

More Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth Launches <i>gen:LOCK</i> Trailer
Rooster Teeth Launches gen:LOCK Trailer
First footage from new mecha-anime from Austin studio

Richard Whittaker, Jan. 22, 2018

Rooster Teeth Wants to Give a Million to Charity
Rooster Teeth Wants to Give a Million to Charity
24-hour streaming show to raise money for Dell Children's Hospital

Richard Whittaker, Nov. 11, 2017

More by Richard Whittaker
ATX Film News
ATX Film News
Our monthly guide to what's filming and screening

Feb. 16, 2018

Black Panther
High drama and high action as Marvel gives Wakanda life.

Feb. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

RTX, Rooster Teeth, Phantogram

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle