GaymerX East Player’s Guide

Let’s do a quick walkthrough of GaymerX East for this weekend!

Getting to the Venue

GaymerX East starts registration at 10AM, so make time for travel and all that to get to Time’s Square. The event takes place at the Microsoft Technology Center. This post here has useful tips for getting to the venue, and even good tips for food!

This is what the entrance to the Microsoft Technology Center looks like! The address is “11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036” but the entrance is actually on 8th street just around the corner!

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Registration

At the door you’ll be asked for your ID. If you registered through Eventbrite your name should be in the system already. We will hand you a pass that is used solely for getting in and out of the building through the building’s security. Please note that if you haven’t gotten a pass yet we are NOT selling them at the event, the event is officially sold out.

From there you will take the elevator to the 5th floor where you will be able to register and then hang out in the social lounge until the events begin. You’ll be guided as to where to go but there is also this handy dandy map!

Board Games

We STRONGLY urge people to bring one or a couple of cool board games to play in our tabletop area.  There will be some to play, but if you bring your favorite then you can show it to all the lovely people at the event! This also goes for card games and tabletop RPGS. The event can be WAY more fun when people bring a bunch of neat, interesting games that people may not have had a chance to learn before.

Video Games

We will have a BUNCH of amazing video games! Most of these will be cool indie games that you may or may not have ever played! We encourage you to try AS MANY of these games as you can during the weekend because a lot of these may be games that you won’t be able to play at home for a while. Most of the games will be brought by the developers themselves and you’ll be able to chat with them and talk about what they’ve made! Make sure that you EXPLORE as much as possible because there will be games all over the place and you’re gonna wanna find them all!

Panels and Talks

We have a TON of programming so whether you wanna check out 1 or 20 panels this weekend, we’ve got you covered! At most times there will be 1-3 sessions running in the 6th floor. Check out the handy dandy schedule app Sched to learn all about these amazing panels and the awesome people on them! Make sure you plan ahead, even if it’s just taking 10 minutes at the start of the day to check out the schedule. It’ll prevent that moment after the show where you regret missing your favorite speaker or topic.

HAVE FUN

GaymerX East is going to be an event where we can all let loose and have fun and make new friends and learn new stuff! Make sure to be friendly and kind to each other and abide by the Code of Conduct which is a handy tool for interacting with new folks! Also, keep in mind this is our first New York event ever and we’re new to the space, so bare with us and let us know if there’s anything you need!

After Party

On Sunday night, we will all head to the Iron Bar & Lounge, just 3 tiny blocks from the venue. There, we’ll be treated to an amazing show by the incomparable nerdcore rapper SAMMUS, which if you haven’t heard yet you’ll definitely want to check out. To get in just bring your GaymerX East badge and you’ll get into the show AND we’ll give you a drink ticket!

** WE HAVE OPENED UP A FEW TICKETS! Because of folks at GXE wanting to bring friends, we’re opening up some tickets for the after-party! Head to gxeast.eventbrite.com to get a ticket for the after-party. If you’ve already got a GaymerX East Con-Badge, then just bring that and you get in for free.

Don’t hesitate to ask for help! We’ve got lots of awesome volunteers around (check the badge ribbons!) and the staff will also be at Con Ops for anything you need! Also, if you have any ideas, feel free to share them, we’re pretty open minded! If you have any discreet questions feel free to email info@gaymerx.com and if you have private questions to ask, feel free to email toni@gaymerx.com or see us in Con Ops!

Last chance to get your tickets for GX East and GX Australia at the lowest price!

😍Join us in NYC November 12-13 for GaymerX East!

Get your tickets before Nov 1 when prices go up by $15! Only 150 tickets left too!

http://gxeast.eventbrite.com 

Check out our little map! 😀

ALSO!

This is your LAST chance to back GX Australia and help bring queer gaming and a safe space for nerds of all kinds to Australia… check it out and consider tossing them some $!

Just check out some of the Bosses of Honor coming to GX Australia Year 2!!





Damn!! LOOK at that lineup! Go back now!

Bye!

New This Year at GaymerX – Diversity Theatre

The Expo Hall at GaymerX this year features a first, The Diversity Theater. Here companies and organizations will showcase their initiatives, offerings, and recruitment opportunities. Reinforcing the truth that diversity isn’t merely accepted in today’s game and tech industry, it’s in demand.

We’re excited about this great addition to our expo hall, where attendees can meet representatives from companies like Intel, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Patreon!

Microsoft Session: ID@Xbox Program overview 4:30 – 5:20 pm

Becoming an independent developer and shipping games is easier than it ever has been, but finding success as a developer is as challenging as ever. In this talk, you’ll learn about Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program for independent developers, as well as our take on essential issues that developers need to address during development to maximize your chances for commercial success with your game.

Stop by the Intel Booth: #504

In the Diversity Theatre:

  • Friday 1:30 – 2:20 pm
  • Saturday: 1:00 – 1:50 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 – 1:50 pm

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In the Diversity Theatre:

  • Friday: 2:30 – 3:20 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 12:50 pm

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In the Diversity Theatre:

  • Friday: 2:30 – 3:20 pm
  • Saturday: 2:00 – 2:50 pm
  • Sunday: 2:00 – 2:50 pm

Last day for hotel rooms!!

Today’s the last day to book a hotel room for GaymerX at the group rate ($145)! After this, room prices will likely be double!

Please use this link to book a hotel now and tell anyone you know who was planning to go!
https://aws.passkey.com/event/14827516/owner/2281/home

** Sunday night rooms might already be full! **

Just think of how much easier it’ll be to cosplay when you’re staying at the venue!

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Our Hearts Go Out to Orlando

GaymerX attendees and fans,

This is a tragic and pivotal time for the queer community, after beloved members of our community were senselessly taken from us in Orlando. This unspeakable hate crime against our friends and family, gay & queer people of color at a gay Latinx event, shows just how at risk we still are every day in this country and why our fight is far from over.

For the rest of June, GaymerX will be donating $20 of all GaymerX Year Four (GX4) 3-day ticket sales to Pulse Victims Fund, Orlando Youth Alliance and Zebra Youth to a minimum of $1,500

Moving forward, we will be reviewing our security procedures with our team and Santa Clara Hyatt & Convention Center to ensure the continued safety of attendees and volunteers at our events.
GaymerX and its community stands in solidarity with the LGBTQ people of  Orlando and all of the people who now give support in the wake of this tragedy. We will continue to gather, we will continue to fight to build our community together as a family.

 

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STRETCH GOALS!! ʕ•`ᴥ•´ʔ

Since GaymerX is run by our community, we wanted to give you all a chance to help us make it awesome!

We’ve added several stretch goals to help us do more! We really need your help to reach out to your friends, the ones who are gonna get that last minute day-of ticket, and make sure they get their tickets and back this campaign ASAP! Getting your tickets NOW makes it a lot easier for us to potentially expand and open up more tickets!

SPEAKING OF TICKETS, we are also opening up more early bird tickets! Some of you noticed and messaged us about how quickly they sold out. It seems like we’re going to be selling out sooner than usual this year!!

Below are the stretch goals we’re looking to reach! Once the campaign is complete, we will also be able to put ticket sales towards these goals as well, so the more tickets we sell the closer we get as well! ୧ʕ•̀ᴥ•́ʔ୨

It really isn’t a lot to raise so please keep spreading the word and also giving us your feedback because at the end of the day that’s gonna be a big factor in what we do!!

GaymerX Year Four is a GO!!

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Please please please make sure to get your tickets and hotel rooms ASAP because they are going a lot faster than previous years! We will do everything we can to accommodate everyone who wants to go!

 

Get tickets here: http://gx4.eventbrite.com/

 

Get hotel rooms here: http://resweb.passkey.com/go/GaymerX16

 

As you may know, GaymerX has always been a project made for and by the community and your input is what drives the directions we move in. So we wanted to take this time to ask you some questions about what you’d like to see at our event!

 

Please fill out this form: GaymerX Year Four Suggestion Box!

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Unicorn Booty x GX3: Magical Rainbows of Coverage

It’s time for a little Rainbow Roundup!

We’re excited to announce that this year at GX3 our Press Lounge will be run by the beautiful folks at Unicorn Booty!

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Unicorn Booty is an online magazine that connects readers of all sorts to news, culture and commentary on pop culture, politics, entertainment, travel, and anything interesting happening in the world. They’ll be covering major happenings at GX3 as a Media Sponsor and we’re so stoked to have them!

Unicorn Booty and their editor Daniel Villarreal will also be holding “The Effects of Gayme Addiction on Queers” panel at the con which you can RSVP for here!

In the meantime, be sure to check out the their GaymerX coverage so far including interviews with our Bosses of Honor, plus lots more fun, queer, geeky stuff you might not get to see elsewhere.

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How To Respond To The Most Common Complaints About Newly Out Characters

robjagnowwithwatermark-701x336INTERVIEW: Rob Jagnow Makes Fun Games About Class Issues And Bullying

Pop Stars as Final Fantasy VI Characters

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GX, the Queer Gamers Conference, Is Invading Australia!

Spanish Artist Nacho Diaz Combines Classic Films With Vintage Video Games

‘Metroid: The Sky Calls’ Could Teach Nintendo How To Portray Women

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N7 Day: How Mass Effect Helped Me Accept My Gender Identity

The True Story About The U.S. Hunt For Buried Fairy Treasures

Video Games On Vinyl? Check Out The Video Game That Was A B-Side!

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A Look Inside Funspot, The World’s Largest Arcade

10 Classic Video Games That May Have Passed You By

“Nuclear War” Turns 50: A Fun Game About Human Extinction

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Meet The Female Cosplayer Fighting Sexist Harassment

Love On Board: 10 Tabletop Games About Love

What If Female Video Game Characters Had Real Bodies?

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Mini Gay Boyfriend: Gay Romance in Your Pocket!

Be sure to check out these and future content at Unicorn Booty where you can find some news that isn’t afraid to get a little gay and a little nerdy.

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MAGfest Arcade Presents the Open Indie Space!

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Hideho~ It’s your friendly neighborhood gaymer Kayla, with more juicy info about GX3 and our new MAGFest Arcade. We’ve been hard at work in the salt mines making sure to deck it out with all kinds of fun things for you to explore and check out, and we have something super cool for indie game devs joining us at GaymerX this year!

GX3 would like to present to you the Open Indie Space! There will be 8 spots total open to those indie developers who would like to show off their games in the Arcade!

This fancy free space comes with some limitations because we like to make sure everything is fair and square here at GaymerX. So let’s go over the rules of engagement. (PS if you don’t get the reference even with the hint we can’t be besties but you can still get a space)download (2)

  1. Each developer will be limited to a 2 hour slot and no developer can have more than one slot in a day.
  2. You may request to be put on more then one day, BUT those who haven’t gotten a slot are treated as priority and take precedence over any additional slot requests.
  3. All we guarantee to provide is a monitor and power. Developers are asked to provide any signs for their games to be used during their time slot as well as the machine to play their games on.
  4. Those in the Expo Hall, or those who have paid for spaces, take priority in slots but there are more than enough to go around so everyone will get a chance to show off.
  5. Last, but certainly not least, you will be assigned slots. These will be locked prior to the event and can not be changed day of. No additional developers will be added day of so it’s really important to request space as soon as possible!

The deadline for submitting a request to get a slot to show off in is Dec 5th, after that no new developers will be accepted as the schedule will be locked in and unable to change. So to sign up dance your wonderful selves over HERE and fill out the information needed for you to secure your very own timeslot.

We really want to celebrate our awesome, diverse indie game community and we’re so excited to be able to provide this space for indie game devs joining us this year! We really hope you join us and see all the new, awesome games in the arcade!

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See you at GX3 in December!!

~ Kayla