We're a little more than two weeks away from this year's RT Philly, where we Aspire to Endeavor, so I figured it be a good time to formally announce all of our guests and presenters.
This year none other than Jon “Roadblock” Serna will host RT Philly. Roadblock was a huge help during RT26, and part of the Latenight JengaJam Team. We're happy that he is leaving the Land of Tornadoes for a weekend and joining us in the City of Brotherly Love. It's his job to keep you entertained between presenters, so if you're not entertained, blame him, not us.
Now we realize that the hosting gig is a big undertaking, and that it helps to have a local on the team, so this year Jack "Jengaship" Edathil will be assisting Roadblock. Don't let that fool you; Roadblock is the star, no matter what Jack says. Jack is Philly born and bred and your go to guy for any Philly related questions. Except for "Where should I get a cheesesteak from?" Jack will answer "Steve's." But we all know he is wrong and that the true answer is Tony Luke's.
We're pleased to announce that we have three special guests this year. First up we have Ms. Barbara
Dunkensnacks Dunkelman. Barb used to be like us, fan, attendee, community event organizer, but now she has ascended to RT Community Manager. You may think, "Wow, that's awesome, she's amazing!" While that is true, deep down she just like us so don't let her title go to your head.
Next up we have Jack Pattillo from Achievement Hunter. Jack equals one half of the adults who are a part of Achievement Hunter team. When he's not babysitting the rest of the crew he likes to go on safari where he tracks down and kills big game achievements. He is the reason why achievements are on the endangered species list. Pretty soon it will be a crime to hunt them. Also, BEARD.
Lastly, and certainly not least, we have Jesse "Jeskid" Cowell. Jesse is a filmmaker known for Shades of Grey, Drawn By Pain, and most recently Status Kill. On top of all that he works for MyDamn Channel, producing some of the funniest videos on the
interbutts intertubes interweb internet. Unbeknownst to some, Jesse is an accomplished martial artist, and he likes to kick people in the head. So you've been warned.
Hey Philly enthusiasts! We're less than 3 weeks away from the final big RT community gathering of the season. Hope you all are as pumped to see everyone as we are!
I wanted to quickly talk a little about something we're very happy to bring back to RT Philly this year: The Corgi Cup! We began it in honor of friend of the community/event Jamie Dillion, who many of you likely know as the project manager of Child's Play (and if you know her, you also know about her passion for all things Corgi-related). Child's Play is a wonderful charity, and we would be remiss if we didn't celebrate the fantastic work of one of our own and help contribute to it. Thus the Corgi Cup was born. We launched it at last year's event as a live auction filled to the brim with wonderful items graciously donated by our guests and vendors both present and past. All in all, thanks to the continuously amazing generosity of the RT community, we managed to raise over $500 for Child's Play, and the first annual Corgi Cup was awarded to Kathleen Zuelch, who brought in the most money individually with her items.
So here's what you need to know about this year's Corgi Cup. The rules haven't changed much from last year. We will have items up for silent auction displayed throughout the day, and attendees will be able to place competing bids through the entire event. Anybody can donate an item to be bid upon, and the individual who brings in the most money from all of their items combined will be awarded the Corgi Cup. Every cent of what is donated during the event goes directly to Child's Play and making a difference in the lives of kids in need.
An auction is only as good as the items that are being auctioned off and the people who place bids on them though, so we're asking all of our guests, vendors, and attendees of this year's event and past events to participate and either donate auction items or consider placing a bid on at least one item. [b]You do not need to be at RT Philly this year to donate an item.[/b] Kathleen could not attend last year and ended up winning the whole thing. Any item (within reason) is okay to donate.
If you have any questions regarding the Corgi Cup or are interested in donating an item, e-mail me at email@example.com, and I will gladly answer them. If you need to mail an item because you will not be attending the event, we can compensate shipping costs.
Thanks, and I'll be seeing a bunch of you very soon!