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With PAX East coming up in April (the 11th through the 13th, to be exact), it’s time once again for the Annual GayGamer.net PAX East Meet-up! Come have a few drinks and hang out with me and the rest of the gaymers attending the East Coast PAX convention!
Unfortunately, the awesomely low-key bar where we’ve always gathered our gays, Fritz, has closed for remodeling, forcing us to find another venue to descend upon. Luckily, there’s a spot right around the corner in the same neighborhood called Club Café. And it’s got a dance floor, so we can get our groove on!
So join us on Saturday, April 12, starting around 9:00 at Club Café, located at 209 Columbus Ave. (We’ll be there all night long, but after 11:00 they start charging a cover.) Hope to see you there!
Have you found yourself sitting on a great idea for an article or a feature about video games? Board games? Cosplay? Got something to say about queer issues in gaming? Or maybe you’re just really passionate about a certain series or character?
If so then GayGamer would like to hear from you!
GayGamer is currently accepting submissions for new contributing writers for our main site and vloggers to create video content for our YouTube channel.
If you’ve ever fancied yourself a voice in the gaming industry, now is your chance.
If you weren’t able to make GaymerX this past August there’s absolutely no reason to feel like you’ve missed out on anything! The folks behind the first ever queer gaming convention have begun uploading every single panel from the inaugural event, as part of the GaymerXTalks series.
For those keeping score, there are indeed plenty of changes and new features coming to GayGamer.net soon and they are still very much in the works.
Don’t miss the rest of the GaymerXTalks series, featuring Pandora Boxx, Mattie Brice, Ellen McLain, and many more, over on the official GaymerX Youtube Channel. More panels are being uploaded regularly.
When Rebecca Wilson of the Children’s Miracle Network handed me a tiny blood pressure strap I nearly broke down right then and there, in a hospital hallway. Small enough to wrap around my pinkie, this strap is one of many keys to saving the lives of premature babies (or preemies, as they are affectionately called) that most facilities don’t keep in regular stock.
The Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland has been using specially designed equipment like this for nearly 100 years as one of the country’s most renowned childcare-centric hospitals. The humble campus is the only hospital of its kind in its entire region, with young patients literally being flown in via helicopter to receive the kinds of care they can’t receive anywhere else. (Side note: the hospital’s helipad is awesome.)
Children’s, the first dedicated ‘baby hospital’ in the West, was founded on the ideal that no child would ever be turned away. This ideal has not been lost in the better part of a century that the hospital has been operating. From cancer to sickle cell disease all the way to AIDS/HIV, Children’s lives up to its founders’ dreams. In fact the very first case of AIDS/HIV found in a child was treated here.
The hospital boasts one of the single highest retention rates staff, despite being a 100% not for profit organization. Rebecca shared with me a story of a young girl who was told by one hospital that following an accident her foot needed to be amputated, but at Children’s the doctor took the risk to actually treat this patient and attempt reconstruction despite the challenges and cost involved. Again, no child is turned away, even for a lack of funds or insurance coverage. Treatment before profit. Health before business.
Last week I had the privilege of joining GaymerConnect on a tour of this amazing place as part of our joint support for it via an event known as Extra Life.
Time for some site news. We’ve been testing out our new Twitch.tv channel for the last couple of weeks and we’re now ready and raring to go with weekly livestreams.
Check out our Twitch.tv channel by heading over to twitch.tv/gaygamernetevery Sunday starting at 5pm PST. The live streams will typically last anywhere between 2-3 hours depending on the game. And if you aren’t able to make the live streams they will be archived for you to playback whenever you like.
Also be sure to check out our Youtube channel, Youtube.com/user/gaygamer, where every week we’ll be posting highlights from Sunday night. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss anything.
During this past Sunday’s test stream Ritz, Jesse, and DJ introduced themselves and played a little BattleBlock Theatre.
What games do you want to see us play? Let us know in the comments and we’ll make sure to add your favorite titles into the weekly rotation. A big gay schedule is forthcoming!
GaymerX is over, but if you didn’t get a chance to attend the con we’ve got a ton of pictures from the whole weekend for you! From the opening ceremonies to the cosplay competition and everything in between, we’ve got nearly 20 shots to give you an idea of what the first ever LGBTQ* video game convention was like.
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.