Last year around 11,500 fans braved the lack of air-conditioning to celebrate Rooster Teeth, and from 4-5 February 2017 RTX will be back — but this time in a slightly less sweaty venue.
Rebranded as "RTX Sydney", it will be the first first major event to be held in Sydney's brand new International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour, so even more fans can catch all the panels, games and meet and greets from Rooster Teeth.
RTX is a fan event centered around Rooster Teeth, who boast over 25 million YouTube subscribers and have been creating video game themed content on the internet since, well, before video game themed content on the internet was a thing.
"When we launched RTX Australia earlier this year we were thrilled with the turnout and response," said Gus Sorola, Rooster Teeth cofounder and executive producer. "The RTX brand historically has experienced exponential growth year over year, and we anticipate over 50 per cent growth in 2017".
Sorola says after wetting its feet in the Australian market in January, Rooster Teeth is ready to do more of everything in 2017. "More celebrity guests, more first plays of hot new games, and more surprises to delight our fans."
In regards to the rebranding, RTX Sydney codirector Cameron Rooney explains "Sydney is an internationally recognised destination. As we officially localize the event to Sydney beginning in 2017, RTX Australia will become RTX Sydney, leaving room for further expansion over the years to more cities, in Australia and beyond."
Headlining the first round of guest list announcements are returning Rooster Teeth's cofounders Burnie Burns, Gus Sorola, Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna, Blaine Gibson and Josh Flanagan . RTX Sydney debutant's Greg Miller and Tim Gettys from Kinda Funny have also been announced, along with Jack Pattillo from Achievement Hunter, and Fanhaus' Bruce Greene and James Willems.
Tickets are on sale from July 7th online via Moshtix, with weekend passes starting at $60, day passes at $40 and VIP tickets at $500.