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GaymerCon Now "Gaymer X"

Oh legal issues, you scamp...

Indeed, as eagle-eyed readers might have guessed, the name "GaymerCon" has become a thing of the past. In the interest of avoiding trademark issues, the fine folks at this most festive of geeky get-togethers have, for the sake of avoiding any litigative unpleasantness, have decided to rename the coming fabulocalypse "Gaymer X," while its social media counterpart shall be called "GaymerConnect."

According to the above video, posted by the con formerly known as GaymerCon founder Matt Conn, the specter of such issues came to light early in the Kickstarter. No names were provided; rather, he simply stated that they had "chatted with the owner of the trademark" about the matter, and that it was believed that the two parties could come to an agreement on a shared-use arrangement. That fell through, and Conn stated that the subsequent issues with licensing would have siphoned money from the con - and thus, from those that helped to fund it.

The change also comes after GaymerConnect was released out of beta. Profile registration is free (as one would expect); those who wish to visit the GaymerConnect Fortress can peruse the forums, find LGBT guilds, or network with other gamers by "following" them - in addition to the rudimentary sending and receiving of private messages. For those feeling competitive (or wish to ascend to the heights of digital godhood), each profile features a leveling system. Those who are awaiting their badge codes will be happy to know that they will be sent out in the next week or so.

So unless further issues arise, necessitating that Conn & Co. change the name to something along the lines of "GaymerCon: Revelations," you can check out GaymerConnect!

3 Comments

Silver Phoenix said:

They need a better logo because it's pretty shitty and doesn't evoke games let alone a gaymer.

Toni said:

Even if the name change is kinda confusing I'd still much rather than than all the kickstarter money going to keeping the old name. :P

michael said:

gotta do what you gotta do. Still so excited for this!

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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