This Year’s GaymerX2 Will Be The Last For The Convention


In an unfortunate turn of events, organizers of the GaymerX2 convention have announced that this will be its last year. The annual LGBTQ-focused event was created in order to provide a safe and supporting environment for gamers of all backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations.

As explained via the convention’s official Twitter account, “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 debuted last year in San Francisco, attracting over 2,300 attendees. Since its inception, support for the event has been booming. It managed to secure over $24,000 in a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year to help cover the increased cost needed to function.

It seems the expanding scope of the convention is what eventually triggered its end. “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,” they clarified.

All is not lost, however, as the organizers did respond to a tweet saying that there is a possibility that, after this year, the convention may return as a much smaller venture. “We don’t want to say gaymerX is forever gone.”

GaymerX2 will take place July 11-13 at the San Francisco InterContinental hotel.