Frequently Asked Questions
GaymerX is a gaming convention, first and foremost. We want people to come expecting to go where everyone has one thing in common: a love for games. Video games, card games, tabletop games. We will have panels with gaming celebrities, game devs, and press folks in the industry. We will have booths and content from awesome companies like EFF, SharkRobot and IndieCade, and we will have gaming rooms galore. There will also be a concert, a cosplay contest and dance, a wedding, opening & closing ceremonies, Boss of Honor signings and panels, and much much more!
Will there be a GaymerX3?
Maybe, but I wouldn't take it for granted and say "Oh, I'll just go next year" - running a convention is a more than full time job and if we don't at least break even on costs this year (we actually spent more than we made for GaymerX1), then it won't be likely that we'll be able to continue the convention. Either way, even if this is the final GaymerX, we will continue to fight for equality in the gaming world and won't be happy until all gamers feel equal and all welcome at the table :)
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100%. Absolutely. Think of GaymerX like you would a LGBTQ film festival - you don't have to be gay to go to go and watch and enjoy the movies, and engage in spirited debate, and the same is true of GaymerX. We are a convention open to everyone, but with the theme being around providing a safe space for queer folks and those misrepresented in the gaming industry, as well as a place to dive deeper into discussions around queer themes and representations in gaming.Last updated:
This is because we moved to a new venue in downtown San Francisco that is 3x the size (40,000 sq ft!) of last year's venue, and we've extended convention activities by a full day. We wanted to keep the con price as low as possible, but doing an event in downtown San Francisco at this scale is expensive. In order to address the feedback we got from last year, we moved to a bigger venue that could accommodate a large crowd while still allowing us to take over completely and do things like have gender neutral restrooms.
There were other venues that would have been cheaper, but we wanted to give gaymers the very best this year, and The Intercontinental is truly awesome - plus its just 2 blocks from BART! :DLast updated:
We've worked closely with Geeks OUT in the past and we've seen the amazing work they do. They are a certified nonprofit and the organization rallies, empowers, and promotes the queer geek community.
From their site:
Ours is a diverse and growing culture made up of enthusiastic fans of all ages, colors, genders, sizes, and nationalities. Through regular events and a dynamic social media and online presence, Geeks OUT seeks to facilitate interaction locally, globally, and virtually, both to celebrate our shared geekiness and to focus and promote our own unique LGBT voice within that community.
Queer culture adds boldness, breadth, and an outsider edge to geek culture. Geeks OUT celebrates our contribution to the larger pop culture conversation by promoting queer and queer-positive artists, creators, and works; by calling out and combating homophobia and lack of diversity in geek culture; and balancing a queer viewpoint on mainstream geekery with a geeky view of the LGBT world.
Geeks OUT aims to offer and maintain a visible and vivacious queer presence at geek events, fostering inclusivity and openness within our community. By hosting a booth at conventions, we highlight the fact that LGBT fans are an integral part of geek culture, encouraging greater participation and representation for this generation of queer fans and the next.
Keep it fun, kids. Central to our mission is the free and un-cynical enjoyment of geek culture. While dedicated to our community, we stand united in fandom. Celebrating and promoting the LGBT fans within geek culture strengthens and enriches that culture for all.
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The reason for this is twofold. One is that we want to be able to provide a safe and welcoming space for everyone, and working with youth is something that we're not skilled at, and we feel as though we wouldn't be able to make the experience great for everyone. Secondly, there are insurance issues involved with the venue and having under 18s. That being said, we are eager to look at other ways we can engage and work with the queer geek youth community.Last updated:
Please email email@example.com for more info - Half Indie Tables start at $149 (which includes a ticket) or $299 for a Full Table (which includes two tickets!)Last updated:
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