Rooster Teeth's RTX Fan Convention Returns in July

Celebration of the local streamers back after two years online

Photo by John Anderson

RWBY and Red vs. Blue fans, rejoice. Tickets have gone on-sale for RTX, the annual convention for Austin's Rooster Teeth. The celebration of the streaming phenomenon will return, July 1-3, as an in-person event at the Austin Convention Center and the Fairmont Austin.

Founded in 2003, Rooster Teeth was been a pioneer in online streaming video with its breakout series Red vs. Blue, but has grown into a massive family of podcasts and animated and live-action series (learn more about their growth here). In the process, the team developed a massive and loyal fanbase, and launched RTX in 2011 as a gathering for those devotees. Between that first event and the last in-person RTX, it went from attracting 500 people to over 62,000 over a long weekend. Now it's back, July 1-3 (plus the preview-packed First Night on June 30), for RTX and its accompanying spin-offs, the seventh RTX Animation Festival and fourth RTX Podcast Festival.

The in-person return comes after a two-year hiatus due to (you guessed it) COVID-19. In the early days of the pandemic, Rooster Teeth initially planned to push RTX 2020 back from July to September, before being forced to cancel the in-person event in June, before leaping online for RTX at Home, an 11-day streaming event to bring the community together. The event stayed online in 2021 for an extended RTX at Home, complete with an animation festival. Now it's back in-person, with plans for panels, announcements, merch, and more.

Early bird tickets are available to the public now through 10am, Feb. 14 (so the perfect Valentine's gift for that certain gen:Lock-lover in your life), after which regular rates will kick in. And, if you can't make it, or aren't comfortable with an in-person event, there will be a streaming component.

Head to for passes and more info.

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