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Rooster Teeth Cancels This Year’s RTX Convention After Surge in Texas COVID-19 Cases

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Rooster Teeth, the division of WarnerMedia’s Otter Media devoted to sci-fi, gaming, animation and fandom, has canceled its flagship RTX 2020 conference. Instead, it’s planning a digital occasion for followers in its place.

The choice got here after the Austin Public Health division decided that the annual conference can’t be held on the Austin Convention Center. It had been set to run Sept. 5-7, 2020.

“Despite all our wishes and best efforts to bring us together in person this year, due to citywide restrictions on large-scale events, RTX Austin 2020 has officially been cancelled,” the corporate introduced on its web site Thursday.

Further particulars in regards to the digital RTX occasion shall be shared once they grow to be out there, Rooster Teeth mentioned. Those who purchased tickets will obtain refunds, or they’ll choose to postpone their badge to RTX 2021 (at this link), which is scheduled for July 9-11, 2021.

Texas now has surpassed greater than 100,000 coronavirus circumstances, and on Wednesday the state reported a brand new one-day excessive of 5,551 confirmed circumstances.

Tickets for RTX 2020 ranged from $14 for a one-day move to the Expo, as much as the Ultra $1,500 ticket with quite a few perks together with full entry to RTX, RTX Expo, and RTX Animation Festival, fast-pass safety check-in, and precedence seating in panel rooms.

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