Laying Down the Lore
Folklore. Fairytales. Tall tales. That thing that happened to a "friend of a friend." Aaron Mahnke's award-winning Lore podcast has collected and collated stories of changelings and ghosts, vampires and abductions, from around the world, and now Amazon adds shadows to his campfire stories with the Lore TV show.

3:00PM Sun. Oct. 15, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

RTX: Austin Animation Update
Mechas, Atlanteans, and vampires: While last weekend's RTX festival was under the banner of local online studio Rooster Teeth, there were big announcements there for local animation outfits Powerhouse and Mighty Coconut as well.

4:15PM Mon. Jul. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Wrestling the Mic From Colt Cabana
For the last eight years, Chicago-based wrestler Colt Cabana has been one of the top names in grappling podcasting. Before strapping on his kneepads for Wrestlecircus at SXSW, he'll be recording his laidback and conversational The Art of Wrestling. He said, "We're bringing new people and new attention to the underground wrestling scene."

12:01AM Fri. Mar. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Rooster Teeth Raised … How Much?
Rooster Teeth Extra Life, the 24-hour tele-game-comedy-a-thon charity fundraiser for kids' health care is over, and the total is in: $665,234 in donations, plus extra merch sales that boosted the total raised to $895,000. That blasts through the goal of $500,000, and pwns last year's #RTExtralife total of $560,000.

1:15PM Sun. Nov. 13, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Rooster Teeth Gives an Extra Life
These are strange days, when you feel like doing good, but may not want to leave the house. Happily, mega gaming charity fundraiser Extra Life is on, and Austin's own Rooster Teeth is sacrificing sleep and sanity to raise money for kids' medical care.

1:30PM Sat. Nov. 12, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Crunch Time for Rooster Teeth
When the world ends, it will be with neither a bang nor a whimper but, according to Crunch Time, with a lot of finger-pointing and really bad ideas.

3:30PM Mon. Sep. 12, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Sending Postcards From the Great Divide
As department head of UT-Austin's Radio-Television-Film program, documentarian Paul Stekler has taught a few lessons. Midway through his new online series of election shorts for PBS, he's learning one too. He said, "Anyone that tells you that short films are easier to do than longer films, tell them they don't know what they're talking about."

9:00AM Sun. Jul. 10, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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RTX: Nine Things We Learned About RWBY
How big a deal is Rooster Teeth's anime-influenced series RWBY? Friday's panel at this weekend's RTX festival filled the massive Austin Convention Center Exhibit Hall 1, then filled it again Saturday for a repeat. With a whole slate of programming all weekend, there's a pile of details about the future of RT's massive hit.

11:00AM Tue. Jul. 5, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

WebFest Brings the Really Small Screen to the Big Screen
WebFest, a digital/web series festival, is coming back to Austin for a third year. Boasted as the only festival of its kind in Texas, this year the festival joins forces with Austin Creative Alliance to be considered for ACA’s sponsorship. This will allow the festival to apply for grants to bring WebFest to the next level.

9:30AM Tue. Jun. 21, 2016, Rivers Wright Read More | Comment »

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