More Reviews
REVIEWS Journey (PS4) Review
The critically acclaimed Journey makes the leap to the PS4. Is the PS3 classic still a trek worth taking? Duh.

Rare Replay Review
Rare has had a profound impact on the gaming industry, and this collection is a catalog of its timeless designs.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Preview
Fans were mad about Beyond Earth. Rising Tide should fix that.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Goat Simulator
Release date: 08/11/15

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Release date: 09/01/15

NHL 16
Release date: 09/01/15


LATEST FEATURES How ARK: Survival Evolved Is Conquering Steam
Is ARK just another popular survival game, or is there something more behind its surprising level of success?

Buy, Try, Die: August 2015 Release List
Madden NFL 16, Until Dawn, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture: What will you Buy, what will you Try, and what needs to Die?

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437 Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that.  It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece.  I strongly recommend anyone...

GAMING NEWS

GaymerX Convention Will Be Changing Its Name

Posted on Monday, July 14 @ 13:30:00 PST by


During the closing ceremonies of GaymerX2 yesterday at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown San Francisco, GaymerX creator Matt Conn joined alongside other core team members and Bosses of Honor including con president Toni Rocca and WWE Superstar Darren Young (whom Kevin Schaller will post an exclusive interview soon) cleared the air on the future of the convention.

To the collective concern among the 2,000+ attendees at GaymerX2, rumors and articles had already circulated that this would be the last GaymerX or that the convention would go biannual. While Matt Conn shared that the former is true, it's only for the name "GaymerX." There are events planned for 2015, some under the GaymerX banner and some under an entirely new one. (Nothing's set in stone yet but maybe a game jam of some kind.)

The future name still remains uncertain, but one guess would be "EveryoneGames," the hashtagged word that has been paired with GaymerX ever since its inception last year. Matt Conn articulated that though "GaymerX got us to the dance," so to speak, it's not the best word to describe everyone who attended and who should feel comfortable going to GaymerX2 which includes straight, lesbian, transgender, and queer people. 

I believe "EveryoneGames" would be a strong candidate not only for its longstanding association with the convention, but because it would position it better in the eyes of possible sponsors for the future. 2K, Ubisoft, NIS America, and Riot Games were just a few of the headlining sponsors at GaymerX2, so the potential for growth is high. Beyond that, it would diminish the criticism that the LGBT community specifically needs a gaming convention of its own.

With two years' worth of convention experience, Matt admits that the team has made several mistakes but he hopes to bring what he and his staff has learned to the convention's future events.
Tags:   GaymerX, LGBT
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution