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LGBTQ-Focused GaymerX Returns Starting August 27th


GaymerX, an LGBTQ-focused convention that spotlights a variety of organizations and issues within gaming related to the LGBTQ community is back for it’s fourth year. GaymerX will be getting a head start by selling tickets to the event at Silicon Valley (SV) Pride on August 27th, 2016.

MidBoss is poised to once again deliver the most welcoming weekend in gaming with GaymerX • Year 4 (GX4). Featuring more than 100 speakers, special events and featured games, GX4 attendees are in for yet another fun-filled experience where diversity and inclusion take center stage. On the heels of GaymerX’s first international spinoff – GX Australia, which took place in February of this year – GX4 is primed to reach an even wider audience.”

A variety of speakers, charity and advocacy organizations, as well as a selection of industry experts will be on hand. Some as speakers, some will be conducting showings in the expo hall, while others will be helping support the convention and the community. GX4 is also partnering with MAGFest to have an awesome FREE arcade for attendees to enjoy. A handful of AAA developers and publishers will also be on hand to showcase some of their upcoming titles.

Confirmed GX4 speakers include the following “Bosses of Honor”:

  • David Gaider (BioWare)
  • Tim Cain (Bethesda)
  • 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)

Some Confirmed Companies and Organizations:

  • Extra Life
  • Women in Games International (WIGI)
  • Lesbians Who Tech
  • International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
  • Microsoft
  • Blizzard
  • Oculus
  • Atari
  • Intel
  • GitHub
  • MailChimp

“Whether you make or play games, cover them as press, or upload Let’s Plays to YouTube – you’ll be welcomed with open arms,” says Matt Conn, CEO of MidBoss and founder of GaymerX. “It doesn’t matter if you are straight, gay, bi, trans, white, black, asian, latino, middle-eastern, purple or orange (yes, Donald – you’re invited, too!). Come on down, meet new people, have fun, and celebrate our shared love of games.”

The GaymerX Convention (GX4) will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California September 30th – October 2nd, 2016.

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