Toronto: Unconventional is an Internet community event based in Toronto, Ontario. We had our humble beginning nearly 10 years ago when a group of nerds got together and decided to make a fan event for a show on the web called “Red vs Blue”. That event would be known as RvBTO, and would on strong for eight years under that name. However, due to increasingly busy grown-up lives, the creators of RvBTO decided to retire the event, but they wanted the community spirit to live on; and that’s where we come in.
TO:UnCon is an event for members of the RT Community, run by members of the RT community. This event is about YOU GUYS. Because, over 10 years, we have come to realize that sometimes our favourite part of going to a convention, is getting to hang out with your friends after it.
In keeping with the tradition of the past, Toronto: Unconventional remains a not-for-profit event with a donation made to charity every year. Our charity of choice is Child’s Play – a group that brings joy and entertainment to children undergoing medical treatments and procedures in hospitals and treatment centres in North America.
Now we’d like to tell you a little bit about the folks behind the curtain…
Charlie Lawton is thrilled to be involved with Toronto: Unconventional. Going to past RVBTO events made Charlie the man he is today – and for that they should be blamed. He can never forget them and will do everything in his power to make sure RvBTO’s spirit lives on in TO: Uncon. Charlie is known on the RT side as Film_Geek or the nickname Geekers. He’s been on the site for nearly a decade, starting out as a user not many people knew, being promoted to forum mod of the movies forum (he is still convicted this decision was purely based on his screen name) and finally being made into an Admin that still not many people know. he is constantly shocked when people recognize him from the Internet. Bringing a lot of experience with him from running a Rep cinema in Toronto and working with many diffrent film festivals and events, Charlie plans to use all that knowledge to make Uncon the best he can. He’s also a working independent director in the Toronto film scene, have directed multiple features and music videos, and is currently working on post production for his latest feature film. He is very excited to Co host this event, overcoming years of crippling stage fight.
Hi, my name is Mak (Toku from the RoosterTeeth website). I am event coordinator. I hope to see you at the event!
DiMono’s here too
Vicki is a mean ghost.
Hey I’m Nat! You may know me as Natalie from the RoosterTeeth site. This is my second year going to community events, and my first year helping to plan one. I’m 22, from the big city, I love video games, and I’m ready to help make this event better than ever!
I hope to see you all at the event!
Snitches get stitches. “For reals”- Deshawn
Hi, I’m Kristin, which is also my name on the RT site. This is the second year for me with this wicked sweet event, and I love it here. I’ve met my best friends here and love this event to pieces. Come stay awhile.
Erik ‘Big Red’ Swenson is a longtime member of the RT Fan community. Though relatively new to the convention scene, he has made a splash as a guardian at RTX, and has recently been brought into the fold to assist with the UnCon event. His “IRL” jobs have kept him busy during the planning phase of the event Big Red steps up to the role of event co-host, and will be attempting to recreate the magic of his performance last year as the dungeon master of our very first public DnD game, a last-minute addition to the schedule that had the crowd in stitches. Your laughter is his medicine, so look forward to seeing him at the event! Ask for free hugs! Find Erik on Rooster Teeth at 1TinSolider and on Twitter @ThisTinSoldier.