GaymerX Returns In 2016 September 30th
GaymerX has been going on for the past 4 years now, and it is hitting 2016 with a bang from September 30th to October 2nd. For people unfamiliar, it is a very welcoming community filled with people who are a part of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community.
It is taking place in Santa Clara, CA for those who are wanting to know where it'll be at. You are able to buy tickets on the site right here. You can get a 3 day pass for $65.00, a 3 day VIP pass for $145.00, and finally a boss level donator pass for $500.00. The 3 day pass gives you access to all events during Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. With the 3 day VIP pass you get the VIP t-shirt, access to the VIP dedicated/registered line, and access to the Thursday night boss party with 2 drink tickets and more.
The biggest perk, the boss level donor, gives a metal donor badge, access to the donor lounge with coffee and food, and a special donor lunch with the founders and bosses of honor on Sunday. Your name will be added to the backer HOF (Hall of Fame) on the back of the program and top of the website thank you page. There are, however, only 25 of these tickets and your support is EXTREMELY appreciated by GaymerX.
They also have posted the following guests (Bosses of Honor) who have been confirmed to make an appearance this year as a speaker.
- David Gaider (BioWare)
- Tim Cain (Obsidian Entertainment)
- Mark Barlet (AbleGamers)
- Katherine Cross (Gamasutra)
- Laura Kate Dale (Destructoid)
- Dave Fennoy (The Walking Dead)
- Brandon McGill (body artist and music video director)
- Kitty Powers (drag personality and game developer)
- Progducto (ESPN contributor and competitive gamer)
- Karin Weekes (BioWare)
- Patrick Weekes (BioWare)
You can read more information about GaymerX here. If anyone is curious about any past events you can do so here as well! If by any chance you wish to contact the staff of GaymerX they have a contact us form you can use located on the site.
GaymerX, the first ever LGBTQ-focused gaming convention, is an annual convention focused on games and gaming culture. We focus on creating a fun and safe space for gamers and gaymers of all identities to have fun and hang out with like minded folks. GaymerX is a “queer space”, in that many of the panels revolve around queer issues or queer devs, but GaymerX and the GX events are made for everyone and everyone is welcome!
GaymerX was founded in 2012 by Matt Conn via Kickstarter. The campaign was set to be funded at $25,000 but quickly soared over $90,000 causing the event to expand to a much larger venue than originally intended.