Have they even been to mainland Europe before? I'd be willing to go they went to, say gamescon (or however you spell it), regardless of the probably astronomical prices, although I'd certainly be more inclined to go a con in UK, naturally
The more annoying thing is they even asked in the drunk tank for UK con suggestions, I sent them a link for one, don't remember which one, and they have not mentioned UK con's since. I even left a flurry of comments regarding this on burnieburns personal page and DT comment's.
Besides that I need to buy some more merch with out the ridiculous shipping from states!
in a roundabout way, we have been talking to the RT staff...thanks to Tudor, this is what we know so far;
Tudor: You able to give away any details on plans for RT to visit the UK? Geoff: There may or may not be one. If there is, I'm going.
as tudor put it, their plans seem to still be up in the air. by the sounds of it, geoff likes the idea, but they still havent made a decision as to how a trip to the UK figures into their plans for the larger cons
Yes KAPOW COMIC CON in London on the 9th and 10th of April 2011 would be a perfect opportunity for the guys to meet their UK fans. I'm coming over from N.Ireland for it. This is Kapow's first year and it is Mark Miller's (Kick Ass) idea. You should check it out www.kapowcomiccon.com/ It would be brilliant to have a few of you over
People always say that. The fact is, Rooster Teeth are a company that don't go to conventions for fun. It's work for them. They pay to come down to the cons and they sell their merch down here and make a little money in the process. When we go to see them, we're doing it for fun. We aren't getting anything out of it other than enjoyment. We're not making any money, even the smallest amount. I know the cost of flights and hotels won't be covered by the merch they sell at the con, but it's not as if they can't afford it. Some people like me and WeeMan1311 can't afford to go down to London, or may have jobs that require Saturday or Sunday work and can't take the time off. It isn't as easy as all that.
you have until october to find approx £150 and ask for 3 days off from work. any job that pays legal wages and has a manager who is not a total douchebag will allow you the time off and pay you enough to put that aside.
this is the first time the RT guys have been to the uk in several years, so if you REALLY wanted to see them you'd find a way like the fine folk over here
I am planning on saving enough money to see them but, the fact is, if people have other commitments, such as families that want a holiday, it isn't as easy as some people make it. I didn't mean to make it sound like it's the most difficult thing in the world because it isn't, but it also isn't the easiest.
And you hit the nail on the head with the, "has a manager who isn't a total douchebag" thing. I know people who have massive douchebags for managers. One guy I know got a warning from his manager for taking sick time off when he'd already used up all his sick days. The guy had been hit with a heart attack. He got a warning for that.
My job is easy. I can set myself as unavailable for that weekend and that is that, but it's not that easy for some people. And not everybody can save up £150 just like that. My brother, for example, is being screwed by the CSA (because his ex is a total bitch, but I won't go into that) and can barely afford a couple of pounds a week for his daughters dance lessons because is ex doesn't understand why she should have to use the money she's getting from him anyway to pay for them. There is no way in hell he could get £150 by October. There are a lot of people in this situation.
and without meaning to sound totally harsh (i really dont mean to), but those people have more important things to be thinking about that a pissup with some RT staff. (like kicking their ex's ass for being so lame)
also, im pretty sure that dude could quit his job, seeing as its unreasonable to make him work when he needs time off for health reasons, and could sue the company for constructive dismissal...creating an environment which forces him to leave