Gay gamers convention formally known as GaymerX, is alive and kicking under their new name, GX3: Everyone Games! GX3 will stay in the Bay Area, and will still focus on attracting and creating a safe place for all LGBTQIA gamers to get together and have some fun.
They’ve put a kickstarter, with a goal of $80,000, half of what the convention is expected to cost. With just over 15 days left in the campaign, they’ve raised nearly $60,000. If you’re interested in attending next year it should be noted you can get tickets to next years convention by donating the cost of the ticket ($60).
Those of GX3 acknowledge that something needs to change, and have a pretty good plan for keeping on budged this next year:
Our first year, we didn’t really know what we were doing and had to try to figure it out on the fly. Because of this, we hit a lot of unexpected roadblocks, expenses, and last minutes issues. With GaymerX2, we had a plan and knew what we wanted to do, but went with a venue that was extremely costly and overestimated attendance.
By doing this Kickstarter first before we sign any contracts, we can make sure we produce GX3 within our means on a sustainable level. We’re also doing the event in the late part of the year, when it’s off peak for the Bay Area and room rates are far lower.
Some big companies have gotten behind the project as well, Blizzard Entertainment, whom you know from the likes of Starcraft, Diablo, and World of Warcraft, donated $10,000 to the cause. So you know this is serious business! If you’re interest in learning more or supporting the cause, check out their kickstarter! There’s only 16 days left!