GaymerX2 Goes Bigger in 2014 1

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With 2,300 attendees this past August, the very first GaymerX got industry-wide attention for being one of the only conventions to openly celebrate gamers from the LGBTQ, female and minority communities. For its second year, the handily renamed GaymerX2 or GX2 is moving up to the swanky InterContinental Hotel in the SoMa (South of Market) district in San Francisco. Running from July 11th through July 13th, attendance is expected to rise to more than 3,500 gaymers and their allies.

The featured speakers – dubbed Bosses of Honor – are also expected to increase. Returning from last year’s program are famed Valve game voice actors Eileen McLain and John Patrick Lawrie, along with webcomic creator Zack Weinersmith (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) and musical guest Aethernaut. They will be joined by industry vet and former International Game Developer’s Association Executive Director Gordon Bellamy, games activist Mattie Brice, writer Jaime Woo, Senior Bioware Writer David Gaider, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and sci-fi author/blogger John Scalzi. New musical guests will include 2Mello and Super Soul Bros.

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    During the first gaymerX, there was a Japanese festival happening at the same time. It was a nice way to get cheap and delicious grub!

    So will there be another similar event for next year?
    And will Pandora Boxx be there again? And what about “She-who-cannot-be-name-without-causing-a-flamewar-in-the-forum”? (that’s Anita Sarkeesian)