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GaymerX Will No Longer Hold Annual LGBT Conference

Posted on: April 22, 2014

The organizers of the GaymerX conference for LGBT games and developers have announced this is the conference’s last year, citing difficulty finding sponsors despite rapid growth.

“This decision was not made lightly,” says GaymerX in a blog post, “but one that was made after spending much time looking over numbers, and realizing that trying to create a mega-event of this size, and trying to grow it at the pace that we were trying to keep was becoming unsustainable.”

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GaymerX clarifies that while this is the end of its annual conferences for now, this does not spell the end of GaymerX events forever, and is “certainly not an end to the fight for equality in gaming.” Tickets to the GaymerX 2014 conference are still available and start at $70. The event will take place July 11-13 in San Francisco and is the organization’s second conference.

Toni Rocca, president of GaymerX and organizer of the con told reporters she and the GaymerX organization did something new, something no one was doing two years ago, when the con was first announced. She’s proud of what the GaymerX convention accomplished, and what’s more, GaymerX as an organization will continue forward. GaymerX began on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter and in less than a week, hit its $25,000 goal.

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