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GaymerXTalks Starts Friday

Hey everyone! If you couldn’t make it to GaymerX, starting this friday, and every friday until we run out of panels, we will be releasing two panels from GaymerX.

Please check out the video explaining GaymerXTalks and stay tuned – this week we’ll launch Pandora Boxx and EA’s panel, and have lots more in store. And the best part? All of them are free.

Also, we’re making a game: Read Only Memories. The success of this game is crucial – all the eyes of the gaming world are looking to this to see if LGBTQ themed games have an audience and can succeed, so if we can hit goal, then AAA publishers will be that less afraid to include queer characters because there is now a proven business case.

The game is only $6 – please consider backing it, or if you have, telling your friends!

Lastly, if you haven’t gotten a badge for GaymerX2 yetthere are still limited tickets available in the kickstarter, and for just $9 more than a regular badge, you can get two versions of R.O.M., a beanie, stickers and your name in the credits. Now is THE BEST TIME to get a badge for GX2 if you haven’t yet – and Ouya will double your money!!, so you’ll be helping us out even more.


Volunteers needed – free GaymerX badge included!

Hey there! GaymerX is currently looking for volunteer positions for next year’s convention. We have a great group of supportive individuals helping us with many tasks that holding a convention requires. If you’re interested in joining the team, fill out our quick and easy survey here.

Even if you’re not sure you can attend every day of the con, or don’t know how you can help, we’d love to hear from you! You’ll get free attendance to the convention if selected!

We love our volunteers and we know there’s a ton of talented individuals who would be a perfect fit for our convention. We hope to hear from you soon!


You go girl!


Hey Backers!

What a fantastic day yesterday for human rights - we’re so excited over here at GaymerConnect and can not WAIT for GaymerX in just over 30 days now. Hoping to see lots of cool cosplays and potentially even a marriage proposal or two??

We have some big news and a couple of updates coming this week but first we wanted to clear up a common question that we got: Badges.

Badges will not be mailed out to attendees, but instead the badge code emailed to you is your badge, and you need to register your badge code on GaymerConnect. Think of it like inputting your name to start a game of Master Chen or Conversation Parade on your BMO. You can use any name you’d like on your badge and we’ll know what ID to match your badge to when you pick your badge up. (You don’t have to use your birthname on your badge!)

TO DO THIS >> Go to and login (using Facebook, Twitter, or new account), you can register your badge code that you were sent earlier in the year. If you haven’t received an email, please let us know and we will resend your code to you :) Once we have your code you’re all set and ready to play VIDEO GAMES!

Last day to register your badge/give your code to a friend to register their badge is July 25th, so that way we have a list of people attending and their badges.

If you know for sure that you can’t make it and would like to donate your badge (which will be donated via giveaways and local gaymer meetups), please email [email protected] with the subject “Donate” and the badge codes you’d like to donate. This will also help us open up tickets for other people that would like to attend. We’ll miss you though :(

Thank you for all your support and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store, we hope to exceed your expectations for an inaugural gaming convention and can’t wait to continue to good fight for LGBTQ rights in the gaming world.

- Team GaymerX


My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant removes mentions of Nintendo in wake of Tomodachi controversy

Up Multimedia just updated My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant – Already one of the very few gay-oriented computer games currently available, version 1.5 adds a bunch of options aimed at enabling players with a disability to join in the fun. Woop woop!



Up Multimedia has also responded to the recent Nintendo same-sex censorship controversy by withdrawing references to popular Nintendo titles from the game.

Specific improvements to My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant include introducing a unique high contrast mode for players with vision impairment and a subtitling system for sound effects for players with a hearing impairment.


“Gay people with a disability can sometimes feel like they’re trapped in a second closet,” says developer Luke Miller. “Making our game accessible to people with different requirements has always been a goal of ours and we are pleased to take some steps towards it.”

“Even with the limited resources of an indie company, it was surprisingly easy to meet many of the suggestions provided by the Game Accessibility Guidelines at We’re hoping our efforts here will inspire other developers to include gamers with disabilities in the fun.”

Additionally, the new version of My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant removed references to Nintendo’s Zelda: Ocarina in Time that had been part of the pop-culture-laden game. This comes after reports last week that Nintendo have controversially patched their game Tomodachi Collection: New Life to remove a “bug” that allowed same-sex characters to get married (and also get pregnant). The glitch was a game breaking bug, but the way they handled it has left much to be desired in the gay community



“What is particularly disheartening about Nintendo’s actions is that it shows that the near absence of gay and lesbian characters in video games is not always an oversight but often the result of deliberate decision-making by developers to exclude people like us from computer games. And we can, and we will, withdraw our support when we see that happening.”

My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant is available now for Windows/Mac/Linux for $22US(same price worldwide) at and will have a booth at GaymerX.




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No but for realzies -

Congrats Ouya!

Openly lesbian CEO Julie Uhrman of OUYA just raised $15M – give her a round of applause as a LGBTQ female at the top of the gaming pyramid!


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Twelve new characters for you on!

Amazing all-around superstar Anna Anthropy (Dys4ia) made us new icons!!! Check them out, use em, and let us know what you think!!



Boo apple.

Looks like Apple has a problem with a thumb sized gay sex scene while happily selling comics with pages full of blood and guts. (If you’ve seen Ares torn in half Marvel’s Seige#2, you know..)


Please back the “Gaming In Color” Kickstarter!

Hey there!

If you haven’t heard about Gaming In Color, we urge you to go check it out, donate, and help spread the word.

We’re extremely excited that a film has come along (and has asked us to be a part of it) to help cronicle all the change that is being done by queer gamers and queer game developers, from dys4ia to QGCon, to Quiltbag, there has been a ton of amazing developments in queer game theory and growth in the LGBTQ gaming market and we feel that this film needs to happen.

We are eager to be a part of this film so that way all the hard work and energy that you have put in to make this convention SO much larger and better than originally planned can be captured – we want the world to see the power of thousands of Gaymers from across the world coming together and celebrating their queer geekiness.

If you can, please donate to Gaming In Color and help spread the word!

- We’ll be announcing a final list of Bosses of Honor/Artists within the month, send out a seperate email about panels (but submissions end this month) and more shortly!

Thanks for all your support -

Team GaymerX