Day 1 was an absolute blast and we're back for more presentations and such today. We started the day off with a live shoot mentioned in yesterday's RT panel. Almost every attendee showed up for a shoot involving 1,500 people and six closed off blocks of downtown Austin, where we filled the streets and at the drop of a hat all had to fall over and play dead. It's apparently a new series, and we can't wait to see what they do with it.
Right now though, we're heading into Rooster Teeth's second panel, back in Main Theater/Canyon. We've gauged pretty quickly that an assured seat means waiting from 60 to 90 minutes beforehand.
10:15: We're in the theater now. The lights are turned way down low compared to yesterday.
10:30: Precisely on time, they're now showing a blip.tv promo reel.
10:31: Now advertising Flatiron Film Company, behind many of the cinematic game trailer/films we 've talked about before.
10:32: Now advertising Razer and its perfectly customized Xbox 360 controller.
10:33:Gus, Geoff and Joel have taken the stage.
10:34: Matt now showing up. Playing the same season 10 trailer that they showed yesterday.
10:36: Burnie just showed up after a snarky comment by Joel about that. Burnie's responded in kind.
10:37: Now talking about the shoot this morning.
10:38: Joel: "This is like the Iron Man of cons." Talking about the super early shoot following the late night concert.
10:39: Now having a kind of back and forth with the audience about whether to do videos or questions.
10:42: They've decided to roll "Nature Town," something by Chris.
10:43: Some random interplay between a pigeon and a tortoise about racing cancer and a cure for AIDS. Cancer is the hare.
10:44: Now between a squirrel and the same pigeon. Squirrel asking if trees look like Bill Cosby. Finally the squirrel convinces the pigeon to look. It's Bill Cosby in a tree.
10:45: Pigeon asking tortoise if he wants a different shell. Tortoise talking about his friend Harold while he's paranoid about a sloth getting closer to him. Sloth pickpockets him.
10:48: Burnie talking about how he wants more short series, which this is a part of, rather than standalones. Geoff is asleep. Matt says they might release something from this morning.
10:51: Apparently no more past casts, Joel is tired of dressing like Hitler and Chris has moved on.
10:51: Burnie talking about the education aspect of RTX and how to get into the industry.
10:52: Michael is the best example of a community or random video hire.
10:53: How drastically has CGI changed the production time of RvB vs. machinima?
Matt: Slight difference: animation has so much production time and lead time.
Burnie: We wrote the entire season in advance, finished by last October.
10:55: The writing for RvB has been good, why did you bring on another writer?
Burnie: Always a big fan of Eddie's work, I've also wanted to work on other things. Backstory has to really drag you down after 10 years, Eddie is more familiar. Monty is technically a writer because he really has to figure it out and make it work in choreography.
10:57: What has been the high point of Joel and Matt's careers outside of RT?
Joel: They made me wear a neckerchief for six episodes as a pirate waiter.
Matt: It's all terrible. It involves Scooby-Doo, walking right into Sara Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinz Jr.
11:00: Somehow a terrible question has been worded into: Do you love and care for each other?
Gus relating a story of kissing Geoff on CNN that got cut. Then how they cuddled in a hotel bed. Burnie sucked Joel's dick. That's the first half of the spit cup story.
11:03: Can we get RTX 2012 shirts?
Yes there are World Tour shirts.
11:05: What was some of the backlash from drunkgamers.com
Geoff: No one ever saw drunkgamers.com to give us backlash.
Burnie: AH doesn't do reviews, we just enjoy things we like.
11:07: When did you realize you had to switch from doing RvB part time to full time?
Burnie: Later than we should have. We were really doing two full time jobs for a long time.
Just from working at a call center, we hate the sound of a phone ringing.
11:08: Have you ever had a moment where you realized you were getting paid to do this?
Joel: You get paid?
Gus: Really often, it's pretty unbelievable.
11:12: In the future, will you pull community members for any other shorts?
Burnie: We'll continue to have community RTX shorts, and we'll keep getting smarter about it.
11:13: Will you be focusing on a few of the freelancers, or will we learn more about the rest?
Matt: We want to focus on the core characters. (Repeat question from yesterday)
11:14: Zingers flying back and forth now.
11:16: What is the dumbest thing Gavin has ever said?
Joel: That Burnie is good looking and nice.
Burnie: Why pick? Just wait five minutes.
11:17: Member of the audience just gave people custom shirts and drawings.
11:20: Is there anyway to broadcast the podcast out into the exhibit hall?
Burnie: We are streaming it live.
Audience: Wi-fi sucks.
11:21: What is your best memory from university.
Burnie: Joel, Matt, and I all went to UT, making that movie and working at TSTV was the best.
11:24: Are you going to any other machinima projects in the future other than RvB?
Matt: If anything else interesting comes around.
11:25: Now showing episode 6 again.
11:35: No Elijah Wood today.
11:35: How do you guys live with each other without killing each other.
Joel: It feels tingly and we want to kill each other later today.
Geoff: It's alright.
Gus: It's kind of like dealing with siblings.
11:36: Now they are accepting questions from people in chat.
11:37: What does RT plan to expand in?
Gus: My chair when eating pizza.
Burnie: An exclusive line of AH beards.
Joel: Talking to Jack feels like talking to a scrotum.
Burnie: Joel calls that Friday.
Evidently Jack's girlfriend really likes his beard and won't let him shave.
11:38: What is the best office prank?
Gus: When we had the cat and would hide catnip in various places.
Burnie: Quotation marks in AIM to Gus, and it almost broke him.
11:40: With Church not as the Alpha, does that hinder the progress on killing the Director?
Burnie: Now Epsilon going through memory units, he can elevate himself to the Alpha, won't slow it down.
11:41: When you get gifts from fans, do you keep them?
Matt: We just got a crate of saltwater taffy.
Geoff: There was booze under the taffy. It's already gone.
11:43: Will you make girl-cuts in the old designs?
Matt: Occasionally we could.
11:45: Now they're ready to show a take of this morning's shoot! A short scene from series called Day 5, Joel is the lead, at 3 AM one day, everyone who is asleep dies, and anyone who falls asleep dies, this is the fifth day, and survivors are trying their damnedest to stay awake in a post-apocalyptic world.
11:48: Camera circling around Joel, people walking, as it makes a complete circle, everyone is revealed to have fallen down.
11:50: One last video to play, and four more questions.
11:51: What is the most fun you've had filming or voicing something?
Burnie: Immersion when we had the car, we spent hours just driving it around afterwards. We express it when we stop and just laugh.
Matt: These RTX shoots.
Gus: When Gus accidentally walked into the Fighting Girls Immersion shoot.
11:52: Are you guys fans of Barenaked Ladies, or is he a fan of RvB?
Burnie: Burnie was a fan, but Ed wrote one day to express his appreciation, and they began collaborating.
11:54: What's with all the cops in this town?
Gus: I'm not nervous, do you act different?
Burnie: That was really your question?
11:55: Burnie, you're great and everything, but could drunk Burnie be on the podcast?
Burnie: You say that now, no one on the stage was encouraging that at all.
11:57: Question time is over, and they're showing a final video for another series. Burnie just announced Immersion Season 2!!!
11:58: Showing the same action video as yesterday now. That's it for panels. We won't be doing the AH panel or the live podcast.