It was previously reported that after only its second year the queer-friendly gaming convention GaymerX would be no more. Numerous reasons were cited for the con’s end, the biggest one being a significant lack of financial support from sponsors and game companies to help with the event’s already high costs. Running a game convention at a major hotel in one of the most expensive cities in the world is no small feat, and organizers Toni Rocca and Matt Conn have publicly shared their uncertainty of holding another con, let alone breaking even on the first two. Since then a number of game developers have stepped up with financial support for the convention.
Today it has been announced that GaymerX is coming back for a third year and will be rebranded as GX3: Everyone Games.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.”