Out-of-towners looking to come to RivalCon July 21-23 can get a discounted rate on their hotel rooms. The Courtyard Cleveland Westlake, host to this year's RivalCon festivities, is offering a special rate of $109(US) a night for RivalCon attendees booking by June 20. Book your room now to take advantage of this offer! Don't forget to order your tickets for RCM's biggest event of the year! In addition to a weekend of awesome gaming with your favorite Rivalcast personalities, our Friday night pizza party, and (new this year by community request) Sunday Morning Battle Brunch, attendees get a totally badass Mystery Box of RCM paraphernalia. What will be inside? Find out July 21-23...it's RivalCon!
So...yeah. For those who have been asking about the fan fics, the next installments of Rogue Agent (the third book in the series) will be going up soon. Jen's been on writing sabbatical for a while to get a lot of other behind the scenes stuff together, but new chapters of Agent as well as her blog The Accidental Podcaster will be going up soon. In the meantime, since some (read: all) of the navigational links in the first stories got fubar'd, we've gone in and updated the links and the chapter indices for both Da Bark Lurd (book 1) and Agents of Arachnos (book 2).
RivalCast Media is excited to announce the schedule for this weekend's New Year's Extravaganza! We're leaving this year on our terms, kicking off Friday night celebrating the 100th episode of our round table friend making show RCM On Tap with a two-hour special starting at 8:30 ET. Immediately following On Tap, Baron von Gosu will be joined by Killer McCoy and Deededee for their annual Go To Hell stream. The all-night broadcast will feature a playthrough run of Diablo I, II, and III.
You've seen the streams. You know the stories. Now meet your favorite RCM personalities and fellow fans for three days of fun and gaming at RivalCon 2017! That's right - next summer's RivalCon has been confirmed for July 21-23 in Cleveland, OH.
Throughout the month of October, RivalCast Media will be helping our friends at Operation Supply Drop with their VETober fundraising campaign. VETOBER® is a month-long campaign rising awareness and donations for Operation Supply Drop programs impacting today's veteran through deployment, integration and community. Throughout the month, OSD will host a variety of streamers on their channel to help raise funds for this cause and Twitch will feature these streams on their home page from 8 PM - 10 PM ET (7-9 CT) each day. RivalCast's stream day will be Thursday, Oct. 13, with game details to be released in the upcoming weeks. For those who want to contribute, we will be using the same link as for our 8-Bit Salute in May (https://tiltify.com/events/8-bit-salute-2016) to route all donations directly to OSD.
Big things are happening next week as RCM gets ready for its NEW FALL* CONTENT!!! From RCM Writing, the next chapter of Baron's supernatural thriller The Girl In Green comes out Friday, Sept. 23 and is slated to continue through the fall and winter. Meanwhile, the newest RCM adventure, Rogue Agent, makes its much-awaited debut on Monday, Sept. 26. Over on our Twitch channel, RCM's live stream schedule gets a bit of a shake-up this week as Baron and Varyar are filling in for Deededee. Baron will host a Monday edition of Baron Busts on Sept. 26, while Varyar will start his Wednesday Roughnecks stream a bit earlier in the evening.
Over the last year, RCM has grown and changed in many ways. I want to thank everyone reading this for their loyalty and contributions as we've grown. RCM started with two people and a small audience. Because of you guys, we've become a larger community, with regulars, inside jokes, and an awesome camaraderie. I want nothing more than to continue that trend. We're making some changes, not only in schedule, but in terms of the way we do things, to try and be more transparent with everyone and make it possible to entertain you all in new ways. As we do this, I want you all to remember what makes our community fun! Welcome new people, explain our ways, and make them us. We've had more and more new folks coming to the twitch channel and as we grow, I want to make sure we're creating the things that you all want to see. Please, as we make these changes, tell us what you think. Honest criticism is more valuable to us than anything else when we're trying new things. If you love it, tell us! More importantly, if you hate it....TELL US! We want to make sure that we continue to provide a fun environment for you all. In the interest of transparency, I'm going to tell you real quick about some administrative/behind the scenes stuff. This probably won't impact anything that you all see, the same excellent streamers will still be streaming, but I want you all to know the steps we're taking in order to be a bit more organized and efficient. The station was originally a partnership, then a sole proprietorship. Now, it's an LLC. This means that there's a whole team of people that are responsible for different facets of the organization and I've created a Board of Directors to help keep us organized and efficient.. Listed below are the people on that Board and the positions they hold.
Join RCM this Saturday, August 27, as we support our RivalFriends Lenard and StrwbryshrtKate on their 24 hour stream to raise money for the Gamer's Outreach Foundation. RCM will be hosting their stream starting at 10 AM ET and throughout the day until Chaos Will Ensue starts at 5 PM. We will also host during the 7 PM to 9 PM slot in between Chaos and the Saturday edition of RCM Roughnecks. Gamer's Outreach is a 501(c)(3) charity which raises money to bring technology and gaming equipment to hospitals to bring joy to children during their hospitals stays. The funds they raise go toward developing portable gaming carts (GO Karts) that aid in providing kids with an outlet for relief, socialization, and a sense of normalcy during treatment within the hospital. Each GO Kart is equipped with a gaming monitor, gaming console, and games. The carts provide a safe, flexible, and efficient way to ensure children have access to entertainment and coping mechanisms during long-term hospitalization. So far, GO Karts have been built for eighteen children's hospitals across the country and are used by more than 84,000 kids per year. Saturday's charity stream is presented Chive Gaming and is slated to run until Sunday morning. More information on Gamer's Outreach can be found at: https://gamersoutreach.org/
RCM is proud to support our RivalFriends Lenard and StrwbryshrtKate, who are working with Chive Gaming to put on a 24 hour stream to raise money for the Gamer's Outreach Foundation. The event will be held Saturday, August 27, and RCM will be hosting their stream throughout the day in between our regular shows. Gamer's Outreach is a 501(c)(3) charity which raises money to bring technology and gaming equipment to hospitals to bring joy to children during their hospitals stays. The funds they raise go toward developing portable gaming carts (GO Karts) that aid in providing kids with an outlet for relief, socialization, and a sense of normalcy during treatment within the hospital. Each GO Kart is equipped with a gaming monitor, gaming console, and games. The carts provide a safe, flexible, and efficient way to ensure children have access to entertainment and coping mechanisms during long-term hospitalization. So far, GO Karts have been built for eighteen children's hospitals across the country and are used by more than 84,000 kids per year. More information on Gamer's Outreach can be found at: https://gamersoutreach.org/