Last August, a group of LBGTQ gamers created a Kickstarter project to fund a gaming convention for people of all colors on the rainbow flag and their allies. With a $25,000 target, GaymerX 2013 raised $91,000. Now GaymerConnect is back producer Anne Clements has created a Kickstarter campaign to document the creators of GaymerConnect, as well as other gay gamers (gaymers) and industry insiders. Gaming in Color promises to “show you the queer side of gaming. The good, the bad, the FABULOUS!”
Gay gaymers have more choices than ever when it comes to playing videogames their way, what with options to have homosexual relationships in many Bethesda (Skyrim) and BioWare (Mass Effect II and III) games. Now another door is opening in the digital closet. In a few months, players in the EA MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic (SW:TOR), will be able to romance same-sex characters.
GaymerConnect (Formerly GaymerCon) Gamifies the Gaming Convention, Dares Attendees to Level Up for Special Lootz
What’s in a name? Absolutely everything if you own a trademark. And it seems that the group who plans to run a new LBGTQ gaming convention did not own the trademark to the name Gam3rCon. That would belong to Gaym3rcon (who also owns all phonetic variants). The organization that is currently working to organize the upcoming LBGTQ-friendly convention, not wishing to run afoul of the law, has changed its name to Gaymer X. But that’s not all.