RTX Austin Returns – Convention Games, Animations & Podcasts – The Outerhaven

RTX Austin, Texas’ largest celebration of games, podcasts, and animation, is happy to announce the highlights from its program of panels, shows, special guests, evening events, and livening conference rooms. RTX returns to Austin July 1-3 this summer after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. RTX will take over downtown Austin with programming at the Austin Convention Center and Hilton Hotel, and special events at Paramount, Stateside, Bluestarlight theaters, and the historic Scott Inn. Weekend badges are available at RTXEvent.com.

Stop by the RTX Gaming Pavilion to catch live demonstrations of the gaming talents at the RTX Showroom. Fans will have an exclusive opportunity to play their favorite video games along with their favorite streaming channels! It features Rooster Teeth’s rock star roster of gaming talent, including Achievement Hunter members, Squad Team Force, Funhaus, and special appearances from Therapy Gecko, BoomerNA, Datto, AvaGG, JenEricLive, CriticalBard, Lobosjr and bloodyfaster.

Arcadegeddon from IllFonic Studios makes its RTX Austin debut this summer with its first playable release available exclusively at its booth in the RTX Conference Room. Fans will experience this co-op multiplayer game that offers a mixture of PVE and PVP of all different gameplay speeds. RTX attendees can play to win free concert tickets at a tournament at the booth beginning Friday, July 1. The Scoot Inn Concert features live music by artists on the game’s soundtrack, including DJs UZ and AFK. Tickets start at $25.00 and can be purchased here.

APEX LEGENDS will host a special board featuring stars from the game. Join writer/comedian Ify Nwadiwe as he talks with Johnny Young (Crypto), Justine Huxley (Wattson) and Ben Prendergast (Fuse) about voice acting and the world of Apex Legends.

Tabletop gamers can play live in the conference room all weekend long with over 100 stunning booths and 50 independent artists, bringing out the best in gameplay and gameplay. Game Kastle Austin will host live games, single DnD shots, and a small tin plate in a dedicated tabletop area on the show floor.

“Historically RTX has been steeped in gaming culture, and this year more than ever, we’ll be returning to those roots to bring the best of gaming to Austin July 1-3,” said Rooster Teeth Head of Events, Clarissa Gonzalez. “We are fortunate that RTX has been able to make a comeback this year when many other gaming conferences have not. RTX has something for all gaming fans, so we can all continue to celebrate the games and creators we personally love,”

The RTX Animation Festival will feature premieres, shows, panels, and featured guests from the popular adult animated series, including Adult Swim’s Primal, HBO Max’s Ten Year Old Tom, Rooster Teeth’s RWBY Volume 9, RWBY: Ice Queendom, Minnow Mountain, Newscape Studios, and Neebs Gaming.

The official RTX cosplay contest presented by HBO Max returns with Alison Tabitha, Mangolo, and Anna Fugate as judges. This year, the cosplay contest will feature a new category for HBO and its HeroMode characters. The winner in this category will receive a special award from HBO Max. Other categories for this year’s competition include design, quality, accuracy, presentation, effort and creativity. Contestants can apply for the competition on-site at the Hilton Austin, starting on the morning of Saturday, July 2 at 10 a.m. Fans who are unable to attend RTX in person can also submit cosplay photos of their favorite HBO Max character online for a chance to win.

The RTX Podcast Festival returns with a host of panels from some of the biggest creator-led podcasts, including Dead Meat Podcast, Therapy Gecko, Podcast But Outside, Super Carlin Brothers, New Rockstars, Danny Brown, Big Mood, Primm’s Hood Cinema, FoundFlix, Recreo , great night, scam nation, cult podcast, and more!

RTX will showcase the best of Rooster Teeth with panels from The Rooster Teeth Podcast, Achievement Hunter, Funhaus, RWBY, and Squad Team Force. Fans will get a sneak peek at new Rooster Teeth shows like Red Dragon Inn and RWBY Volume 9. The fun continues into the night with FIRST Night at Paramount Theatre, RTX Rave, Theater Mode Downtown Live at the Blue Starlite, and RTX Comedy Night!

For more information on RTX programming and events, please click here. For the schedule at a glance, click here.

Source: press release

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