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Support GaymerX in our fourth year of celebrating gaming for everyone!
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GaymerX is back! Welcome to Year Four.

GaymerX Year Four will feature nearly 60,000 square feet of inclusive game events including indie games, parties, talks and panel discussions. 

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2, 2016.

GaymerX Year Four will feature nearly 60,000 square feet of indie games and parties, talks and panel discussions focused on diversity and representation, and inclusive social cultures that showcase that truly #EveryoneGames.

Already been to GaymerX? Here are some shortcuts:

Ticket sales are LIVE!

Book your hotel room here! 

Interested in sponsoring the con? Let us know here and we'll reach out to you.

Looking to run a booth in the Expo Hall or a table in the Indie Space? Submit here!

And of course, Panel Submissions are UP until July 1! 

- Want to be a panelist? 

- Want to RUN a panel/have a full panel ready?

- Want to run a tabletop event?

Quick note about rewards -- if you want tickets to the event, just click on the "Ticket Sales are LIVE" above or go to gx4.eventbrite.com

If you want multiple tiers of this kickstarter, just pledge for the TOTAL amount of all tiers you want, and on the Backerkit, you'll be able to choose your items.

Thanks!

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If you haven’t been to GaymerX before, here’s what you can expect!

From DDR machines to the classic consoles, we always try to bring a fresh mix of retro, modern, and indie to keep everyone interested. We’ve even got competitions and prizes for those of you who wanna show off your stuff!

Every year we add to our MASSIVE selection of tabletop games for you to play for FREE throughout the event! You can even play some games with the creators!

From cosplay contests, to dances, concerts, etc, we’ve always got something fun going on no matter what you’re into!

At GX3 we had The Doubleclicks, Super Soul Brothers, and SAMMUS, as well as Hideo, 2Mello and Alannah Pierce! This year My Parent’s Favorite Music will be joining us as well as some old friends and new friends yet announced!

Our Bosses Of Honor are carefully selected to give a fascinating range of keynote topics for those of you looking to learn a little something!

We always have lots and lots of great speakers for loads of amusing panels and talks.

Here's the part where we can all pitch in to make GaymerX even more AWESOME!  ʕง•ᴥ•ʔง

As you know, the convention is run by a small community and we work really hard to put together a cool event! Well, now you can join us in making the event even cooler by helping us reach our stretch goals! :D

$4,000 - Extra Boss Of Honor!

We're thinking someone awesome and fun who's been everywhere in the gaming world!

$6,000 - Food Trucks!

While we know you love the fun of our convention, you also have to eat and sleep. Well, we want to make the eating part as convenient for you as possible so you can get right back to the many many hours of fun we'pve got planned. For those of you who were at GX3, we want to expand on what we did with the Takoyaki stand and give you even more!

$8,000 - Extra Boss #2 !

This time around, we'd like to bring in another awesome person who's had their hands in some big name titles that many of you love. 

$10,000 - Arcade!

This year we wanna go big with our arcade and bring in titles, new and old, for you to play! 

 $12,000 - More Bosses~!

More Bosses, more fun, more surprises! As we get closer to these goals we want to start pulling out all the stops to make this year AWESOME~

Why are you running a Kickstarter for Year Four?

There’s still lots for us to plan and arrange even this far out from the show, and we need this burst of support as much as ever! If you’re new to GaymerX, or are interested in going above and beyond for us, please keep reading!

It’s never been stated better than by Boss of Honor alumni David Gaider in this touching post we implore you all to read. 

 I’m white/cis/straight/male. Can I still come?

Absolutely 100%. That ‘everyone’ part of our little hashtag? We really mean it! For real reals. Here’s a little more about our mission statement.

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", but is made for everyone! We stand side-by-side with any communities who have been left out of or discriminated in mainstream gaming culture, and we are dedicated to providing a unique, safe, harassment-free space for all marginalized people. 

This includes not only queer folk, but women, people of color, and of course the intersections of these identities. We also work really hard to remain the most interesting, engaging, and entertaining gaming convention this side of the 'sippi. If those values are in line with yours, our invitation is extended to you.

For more of our mission statement, read it on our website here: http://gaymerx.com/about-us/

For more on what we do to welcome and care for our diverse attendees, read our Code of Conduct and general rules here: http://gaymerx.com/rules/

GaymerX is an 18+ event, but if you're with a parent or legal guardian you can join us! No unsupervised kids - we don't get paid enough to babysit, and this allows our discussions to stay high level and discuss tops that may not always be all ages.

We couldn't be here without your support. So thanks, everyone, and we'll see you soon at GaymerX Year Four.

With love,

Matt Conn and the whole GaymerX team!

 Items are priced out on the side bar -- if you want something from multiple categories, or multiples of a singular item, please just pay the total amount of all those items combined - you can choose whatever items you want on the BackerKit.

Thanks BackerKit!

So let's do it!

Risks and challenges

This is our fourth year of GaymerX; problems can always occur, but with three successful cons behind us, we’re very proud of what we’ve built, and we’ve learned more and more each year. We’re confident we can rock this out.

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    THANK YOU! - Your name/company on the GaymerX Thank You Page! Our eternal thanks.

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    GAMING IN COLOR STEAM CODE - Check out our documentary "Gaming in Color" on Steam!

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    STICKERS! - You get the GaymerX Limited Edition Sticker, plus a GaymerX Series 1 Sticker Sheet! Good for lappys and binders and other places you may stick a sticker.

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    ROM GOODIES! - Includes 1 Read Only Memories Sticker Sheet, set of 5 Pins (Turing, Turing Smile, Hassy, ROM, MidBoss), and 2 Read Only Memories posters!

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    GAMING'S GAY MAFIA T-SHIRT - Join the mafia! (Note: we are not a real mafia)

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    GAYMERX YEAR 4 BOH T-SHIRT! - The GX4 VIP T-Shirt!

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    DONATE A BADGE! - We'll donate all badges from this tier to local 501(c)(3)s for students and people who would not be able to attend otherwise!

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    ALL GOODIES SUPER PACKAGE - Get the $10 Level (GIC on Steam) , $15 Level (Sticker set), $20 level (ROM goodies), $29 level (GGM T-Shirt) and $34 (GX4 VIP shirt) - a savings of $29! :D

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    ALL GOODIES SUPERPACKAGE + DONATE A BADGE - Same as above tier but also donates a badge!

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    ALL GOODIES SUPERPACKAGE + SUPERBACKER HALL OF FAME! - Your name, company, or game will be featured with the sponsors in the Year Four booklet as well as on the website!

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    Want to sponsor GaymerX? Don't choose this option! Click on the sponsor form linked at the top of the campaign and reach out privately. However, if you give us money through here, we'll do something really nice for you, but it'll be a secret. A ten thousand dollar secret.

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