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GaymerX2 will be the final GaymerX -- for the foreseeable future
Organizers of the annual GaymerX convention plan to discontinue the event after GaymerX2, which will still take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco July 11 - 13, 2014.
April 14, 2014
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Organizers of the annual GaymerX convention have announced that this year's show, GaymerX2, will be the final one for the foreseeable future. The GaymerX2 convention was successfully funded via a Kickstarter campaign that closed late last month. It's the sequel to last year's inaugural GaymerX, which was held in San Francisco's Japantown and featured musical performances, presentations and panel discussions about the state of inclusivity in games. According to a Facebook post from GaymerX founder Matt Conn, smaller and more sporadic GaymerX events may still take place in the future. "The size of our event and the amount of money we were losing to put it on became too much of a burden to keep at this pace," wrote Conn. "The dream of creating a better world for queer geeks will live on until there is true equality and we ask you to keep fighting the fight." GaymerX2 is still accepting speaker submissions through the end of April for the final convention, which will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown San Francisco July 11 - 13, 2014.
Based on feedback that we’ve gotten, the new focus towards diversity in the industry and budget, GaymerX2 will be the final year for the con— GaymerX (@GaymerX) April 13, 2014
That’s not to say that we may not do other events again in the future, but we’re asking so much out of our volunteers for the past 2 years— GaymerX (@GaymerX) April 13, 2014
We love you and we wouldn’t have been able to make this convention possible without all your support and love— GaymerX (@GaymerX) April 13, 2014
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