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GaymerX2 To Be The Last Edition Of The LGBTQ Convention
Despite game convention GaymerX2 being in full preparation for a second, larger gathering this year, the organization has announced that this edition will be its last. On the convention’s Twitter page, it’s said:
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.
There are a few reasons for GaymerX2 to be the ultimate happening of the convention. One of thoughts expressed by the group, in a series of tweets, is that trying to get the event going required a ton of effort that put a strain on its volunteers.
In another tweet, the more likely reason of financial stress was mentioned with the following message:
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.
This is sad news for the supporters of GaymerX2, who flocked to the event’s aid this year when it put up a Kickstarter campaign. It raised over double its needed amount of $10,000 to enlarge the convention, in order to meet crowd demands.
It seems like that money isn’t nearly enough, as a later post on reddit states that the head organizer is supposedly “50K in debt.” That message is part of a debacle in a, since removed, thread about the organization’s failings, which isn’t gaining a lot of traction.
In related news, GaymerX2 announced last week that it would open up submissions for public speakers to either create a panel or just participate in one. You can still apply for that right now, if you’re interested.