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GaymerX2 will be the final GaymerX -- for the foreseeable future
GaymerX2 will be the final GaymerX -- for the foreseeable future
April 14, 2014 | By Alex Wawro




Organizers of the annual GaymerX convention have announced that this year's show, GaymerX2, will be the final one for the foreseeable future.

The GaymerX2 convention was successfully funded via a Kickstarter campaign that closed late last month. It's the sequel to last year's inaugural GaymerX, which was held in San Francisco's Japantown and featured musical performances, presentations and panel discussions about the state of inclusivity in games.

According to a Facebook post from GaymerX founder Matt Conn, smaller and more sporadic GaymerX events may still take place in the future.

"The size of our event and the amount of money we were losing to put it on became too much of a burden to keep at this pace," wrote Conn. "The dream of creating a better world for queer geeks will live on until there is true equality and we ask you to keep fighting the fight."

GaymerX2 is still accepting speaker submissions through the end of April for the final convention, which will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown San Francisco July 11 - 13, 2014.








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Maria Jayne
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Good, whatever your sexual orientation is shouldn't matter. You're still a gamer and there are plenty of shows and events for those.

Christian Nutt
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It's a simplistic way of thinking, though. Because it's shutting down for financial reasons and because other events are becoming more inclusive, not because providing a voice and a space for queer gamers is irrelevant.

In the end it's fine to say "shouldn't matter" but it does -- as the furor over PAX is making quite clear.

Lance McKee
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That's too bad about this convention, but I'm sure the two at least will help bring some attention to the issue. Hopefully we'll see more focus on this and other inclusivity issues in some of the existing conventions that are held.


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