Archive for the ‘Meet-Ups’ Category


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July 18
2014

GaymerX2 Photo Gallery

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This year’s GaymerX2 was an absolute blast! For those of you who missed the big event we’ve taken some photos of the event for you to check out below. From the show floor to the GayGamer.net Drag Ball to the costume contest and masquerade party.

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July 11
2014

GaymerX 2 Is Here!

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GaymerX 2 has officially begun! Following last night’s VIP Party and this morning’s Opening Ceremonies, the doors of the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown San Francisco have swung open to welcome hoards of queer geeks into its halls. The second year of the first ever LGBTQ-centric gaming convention has a veritable ton of things to do, people to meet, and games to play, as evidenced by their jam packed schedule.

If you’re at the con and not entirely sure what to see this weekend, not to worry, here’s a rundown of some of the weekend’s must-see events!

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June 19
2014

SF Gaymers! Don’t Miss Streetpass Saturdays @The Stud

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GaymerX2 is fast approaching but if you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area and can’t wait for a big gaymer meet up then you won’t want to miss the inaugural StreetPass Saturday, this Saturday at The Stud. GayGamer.net and GaymerX have teamed up to bring you a night of gaming, gogo gaymers, and more street passes than your 3DS can handle.

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June 5
2014

Major Game Companies Join GaymerX2

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GaymerX2 is only five weeks away (how time flies!). This year may be the queer gaming convention’s last for the foreseeable future, but it’s going to go out with a bang. While event organizer Matt Conn has previously expressed his frustration with major game companies being unwilling to support GX2, today it’s been announced that several well known game-makers are putting their money where their pro-gay mouths are, making appearances at the show. Ubisoft, NIS America, and OUYA have all stepped up to show support for their LGBTQ fans, joining the previously announced BioWare, Indicade, and Cards Against Humanity.

Via GaymerX2:

Major Game Companies Double Down on Equality and Diversity in Gaming

Ubisoft®, NIS America and OUYA join Cards Against Humanity and IndieCade for GaymerX

Friday, June 6 – San Francisco – In light of the recent attention towards corporate support of LGBTQ audiences and on the heels of E3, three major game publishers — Ubisoft, NIS America  and OUYA have stepped up in a show of solidarity in support of their LGBTQ players. All three companies will be present at this year’s GaymerX convention in San Francisco, California on July 11-13. Each will be joining the convention, a celebration of LGBT influence in gaming and geek culture, in various ways including panels, workshops, events, and  goodies for attendees.”

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May 9
2014

San Francisco Gatherings: Folsom Street Foundry

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You guys, OMG, you guys, have you heard about Folsom Street Foundry? It’s this large warehouse-like event space at Folsom and 10th St. in San Francisco, and they’ve started this weekly event called SHOWDOWN: Tuesday Game Night and it is awesome! I first heard about it when it popped up randomly in my Facebook feed and figured I’d give it a go. It was right around the corner from work and started more or less as soon as I got off at 6, so I figured what the heck. As luck would have it, our very own Sal just so happened to have the same idea and I just so happened to run into him. We observed the goings-on around us and determined that, lo, it was good. Lemme tell you about it…

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April 24
2014

Fireside Gatherings, Blizzard’s Way Of Saying “Go Meet People!”

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Have you played Hearthstone yet? You should. Blizzard’s latest offering is a Magic: The Gathering-esque virtual card game available on pretty much everything but Android and iPhone (with the former surely in development), it’s completely free-to-play, and is ridiculously addictive. But I’m not writing this post to review the game; rather, I’m wanting to draw attention to the interesting idea that Blizzard has crafted in the form of “Fireside Gatherings,” ad-hoc events that encourage Hearthstone players to bring their laptops and iPads along and meet with other players in the real world.

I know, it’s crazy, right?

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April 16
2014

PAX East 2014: The Diversity Lounge

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Born from yet another foot-in-mouth moment from Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik (“Gabe”), the PAX East Diversity Lounge was mired in controversy from its inception. Was it a genuine attempt to bring attention to marginalized groups, or just a face-saving measure? Happily, I can report first-hand that the inaugural Diversity Lounge was quite successful at bringing much-needed attention to marginalized communities of gamers, and the people I spoke to there agreed.

“I’m actually very impressed,” admitted Samson Romero from Toronto Gaymers. “We didn’t know what to expect from PAX East, to be honest. But the support here is so amazing.”

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