That’s right! GayGamer.net’s favorite drag superstar, and hardcore gamer, Pandora Boxx will be making her mark on the first ever LGBT gaming convention GaymerX this August in San Francisco. Ms. Boxx is the latest Boss of Honor announced for the con, joining an already impressive lineup including Ellen McLain aka GLaDOS, Anna Anthropy, and more! What’s more, she’ll be hanging out with the GayGamer.net team the whole weekend long!
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – May 28, 2013 – GaymerX has released their schedule of panels and events as well as their Bosses of Honor for their inaugural convention August 3-4, 2013 in San Francisco, California. GaymerX is the world’s first gaming convention focused on LGBTQ* geek culture, featuring panels by leading publishers like EA, Riot Games (makers of League of Legends), and BioWare, as well as indie and industry darlings such as Mattie Brice, Porpentine, and Jared Rea (Twitch.TV).
The festivities begin early for VIP badge holders, who will be treated to an exclusive party the night before GaymerXhosted by Pandora Boxx, a fan favorite from Logo TV’s RuPaul’s Drag Race.
GaymerX also announced their first group of honorees known as the “Bosses of Honor,” headlined by Ellen McLain, best known as the voice of the villainous GLaDOS in Valve’s Portal series. The honorees also include John Patrick Lowry (Half-Life), Anna Anthropy (Lesbian Spider Queens of Mars, Dys4ia), Zach Weiner (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal), and Matthew Michael Brown (The Tester).
“We all want our stories told. We are human, we are people. We live, we love,” says McLain in a YouTube video made for GaymerX. “And if we love games, games should be created for us too.”
After raising over three times their initial Kickstarter goal, GaymerX has garnered plenty of attention from both supporters and detractors. Although the Westboro Baptist Church has threatened to picket the event, notable members of the gaming industry, comics, and even hip-hop have stood beside GaymerX, proclaiming that it’s “OK to go gay-ming.”
“We are so humbled and amazed by the outpouring of support in terms of panels for GaymerX,” said site developer and CTO Andrew Evans. “The members of the community had a lot of great ideas and panels they brought to the table, and their support is what will make this convention amazing.”
Alongside the announcement of the Boss of Honor lineup is the official convention schedule. GayGamer.net will be making an appearance, of course, with our very own panel Sunday afternoon. We’ll also be making appearances in a few other panels as well, so keep an eye out.
And last but certainly not least, we’ve teamed up with our friends at GaymerX to bring attendees the GayGamer.net Lost Levels Lounge: a secret area where you can come meet Pandora Boxx, play games with the GayGamer crew, and much much more! We don’t want to give away all the surprises just yet, so stay tuned for more in the coming months leading up to the big event.
If you haven’t already done so, be sure get your GaymerX badges by visting the official Gaymer Connect site and signing up! Our readers can use the special code ‘gaygamer’ to get five dollars off the cost of entry!