Coming after the great success of the first ever LGBT gaming convention, GaymerConnect has announced its second annual gathering will take place July 11-13, 2014 at the InterContinental San Francisco Hotel in San Francisco, California.
According to co-founder and Creative Director Matt Conn, GaymerX was created to provide both a safe space for LGBT gamers, but also to start a dialog with game developers (and each other) around LGBT representations in games.
“For games to be taken seriously as the pieces of art that they are,” said Matt Conn, “they can’t live in a culture that is afraid to tackle and discuss issues like gender, sexuality, race, and identity. The amount of support that we’ve gotten for GaymerX shows that the gaming community is coming around to the idea of having serious debates on how to improve the medium.”
GaymerX2 will feature more celebrities, guest speakers, panels, concerts, mixers and games. Notably on the list of guests are David Gaider, Mattie Brice, Alexis Ohanian, Gordon Bellamy, Jaime Woo, and John Scalzi, musicians like 2 Mello and Virt, as well as returning faces like Ellen McLain, John Patrick Lowrie and Zach Weinersmith.
So get ready and grab your joysticks boys! Its gonna be a wild time!
You can register and get more information about GaymerX2 at the GaymerConnect website.