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Friday, July 11
 

11:00am

Pokémon Snap Contest
Limited Capacity seats available

Wii U Virtual Console Pokemon Snap. Highest Score/Coolest picture/Funniest Picture. Any course is allowed (except Mew Course). First 60 people can participate, one picture per person. After saving a picture, player must put their name on a form corresponding with the number in the album and whether the pic is up for Highest Score/Coolest/Funniest. Gym Leaders will judge the coolest/funniest pictures. Winners of all three categories will be announced at 5:15pm. Winners must be present to receive prize.

Friday July 11, 2014 11:00am - 5:15pm
Golden Bay City Gym Montgomery (5)

12:00pm

Pokémon Trivia Contest
20 Questions – Individual Play – Who’s That Pokemon?!

Friday July 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Golden Bay City Gym Montgomery (5)

1:00pm

Gearbox Software's GaymerX Spectacular
Limited Capacity seats available

Join members of Gearbox Software (Randy Pitchford, Ashley Rochelle, Graeme Timmins, Amanda Christensen, Anthony Burch, Chris Faylor) as they discuss how they've tried to make their games more inclusive, and how they can go even further in the future. Discover the devs’ motives behind making more diverse casts in Gearbox games past, present and future! Then, get in on the conversation as Gearbox turns to you: what still needs to be done? How can we go further? We want to hear your thoughts!

Speakers
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Anthony Burch

Anthony Burch is co-creator of the almost-popular web series Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin', and is a writer at Gearbox Software. Since joining the studio in 2010, Anthony has written for Borderlands 2 and all of its add-on content in addition to work on the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel... Read More →
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Amanda Christensen

Amanda Christensen is a concept artist at Gearbox Software. Since joining the company in 2013, Amanda has designed characters for multiple Gearbox franchises in addition to contributing art to the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Prior to Gearbox, Amanda attended the Maryland... Read More →
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Chris Faylor

Product Manager, Gearbox Software
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Randy Pitchford

Randy Pitchford is president and CEO of Gearbox Software, which he co-founded in 1999. Under his guidance, Gearbox has grown into an industry-leading independent studio whose titles have sold more than 50 million units worldwide, including multiple award-winning installments of Gearbox’s... Read More →
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Ashley Rochelle

Ashley Rochelle is an environment artist at Gearbox Software. Since joining the studio in 2010, she has worked on Borderlands 2 and all of its downloadable content, in addition to contributing to unannounced Gearbox Software projects. Prior to arriving at Gearbox, Ashley attended... Read More →
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Graeme Timmins

An eight year veteran at Gearbox Software, Graeme Timmins is a lead level designer who has worked on Borderlands 2, the original Borderlands, and multiple installments of the award-winning Brothers in Arms franchise, among other projects. Prior to joining the studio, Graeme graduated... Read More →



Friday July 11, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
*GX Panel Room A (3F) Grand Ballroom AB (3F)

2:00pm

Meet LGBT Developers: Are We Doing This Right?
Come chat with the developers behind Sentris, Cogs, Extrasolar, Natural Selection, and more. You'll hear stories of life in the trenches and get your chance to voice your thoughts. Are we doing enough to diversify the industry? What can we do better?

Moderators
avatar for Gordon Bellamy

Gordon Bellamy

USC
I value connecting good people. I love when people aim high. Occasionally, I will have a very clever turn of phrase. I tweet @gordonbellamy

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Cleveland

Charlie Cleveland

Navigator, Unknown Worlds Entertainment
My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon. -Chinese proverb Game designer/entrepreneur in San Francisco.
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Rob Jagnow

Founder & CEO, Lazy 8 Studios
Dr. Rob Jagnow is the founder and CEO of Lazy 8 Studios (lazy8studios.com) in San Francisco, CA. The company's first independent title, Cogs (cogsgame.com), won a number of awards, including the Grand Prize at the 2010 Indie Game Challenge. Rob's latest project, Extrasolar (extrasolar.com... Read More →
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Samantha Kalman

Founder / CEO / Shapeshifter, Timbre Interactive
Samantha Kalman is an artist, entrepreneur, and founder of Timbre Interactive. She has a broad range of creative and technical industry experience including game design, virtual reality experience design, programming, prototyping, public speaking, software production, marketing, fundraising... Read More →
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Jeff Meador

Principal, So Much Drama Studios
Established in 2012 by Jeff Meador and based in San Rafael, California, So Much Drama Studios creates social and mobile games filled with smart gameplay, vibrant art direction, and culturally irreverent humor, including the critically successful Fireflies! and wildly entertaining... Read More →


Friday July 11, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
*GX Panel Room B (3F) Grand Ballroom C (3F)

2:00pm

Fireside Chat with Darren Young
Limited Capacity seats available

Join an intimate conversation with WWE's Darren Young (Fred Rosser) and Matt Conn about Darren's rise to the main roster and being an openly gay wrestler, his coming out, WWE2K14 and being the first openly gay selectable sports character!

Moderators
avatar for Matt Conn

Matt Conn

CEO, MidBoss
Matt Conn is the founder of Gaymer X and producer of Read Only Memories, Matt believes in making gaming accessible to everyone regardless of gender identity or sexual identity. He continues to strive to achieve equal representation in gaming for the LBGT community. He also likes olives... Read More →

Speakers


Friday July 11, 2014 2:00pm - 3:45pm
*GX Panel Room A (3F) Grand Ballroom AB (3F)

3:00pm

Pokémon Battle Tournament
Single Battle. Smogon Rules (visit www.smogon.com for more information). Sign up at the event.

Friday July 11, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Golden Bay City Gym Montgomery (5)

4:00pm

Accountable Cosplay
Moderators
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Kitty Stryker

Head of Cosplay, MidBoss

Speakers

Friday July 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
*GX Panel Room A (3F) Grand Ballroom AB (3F)

4:00pm

2064: The Creation of Read Only Memories
The Team of Read Only Memories goes into the process of making the game, things they're passionate about, and how the game is coming! :D

Moderators
avatar for Matt Conn

Matt Conn

CEO, MidBoss
Matt Conn is the founder of Gaymer X and producer of Read Only Memories, Matt believes in making gaming accessible to everyone regardless of gender identity or sexual identity. He continues to strive to achieve equal representation in gaming for the LBGT community. He also likes olives... Read More →
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John James

Art Director, MidBoss

Friday July 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
*GX Panel Room B (3F) Grand Ballroom C (3F)
 
Saturday, July 12
 

11:00am

Queer Comics… in Every Direction!
Publisher Charles "Zan" Christensen "gets the band back together" to talk to the creators of Northwest Press' first four books about those first projects, how they were received, and what exciting new stuff they're up to now.

Moderators
avatar for Charles

Charles "Zan" Christensen

Publisher, Northwest Press
Zan heads up Northwest Press, which publishes top-notch lesbian, gay, bi and transgender graphic novels and comics collections. Zan was also the Founding President of LGBT comics nonprofit Prism Comics.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Macy

Jon Macy

Most known for Fearful Hunter, winner of the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for gay erotica. Author and comic creator of Tropo & Nefarismo. Contributor to Meatman, Gay Comics, Three, Qu33r, and No Straight Lines


Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
*GX Panel Room B (3F) Grand Ballroom C (3F)

11:00am

Pokémon Stadium Mini-Games
N64 Pokémon Stadium on the big screen.

Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00am - 6:00pm
Golden Bay City Gym Montgomery (5)

12:00pm

Pokémon Trivia Contest
20 Questions - Team Play - General Trivia.

Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Golden Bay City Gym Montgomery (5)

1:00pm

Being a Queer Wrestling Fan in 2014
On this panel, we'll talk about our experiences being a queer fan of wrestling, some angles and storylines that made us feel uncomfortable in the past (Orlando Jordan, Goldust 1994), and if wrestling companies abroad and locally are making positive movements towards making it safer and more fun for LGBTQ members of the audience.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Conn

Matt Conn

CEO, MidBoss
Matt Conn is the founder of Gaymer X and producer of Read Only Memories, Matt believes in making gaming accessible to everyone regardless of gender identity or sexual identity. He continues to strive to achieve equal representation in gaming for the LBGT community. He also likes olives... Read More →
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Philip Jones

VP of Creative, MidBoss
Con co-chair and Expo Hall & Indie Space Director
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Jetta Rae

Co-Owner, Kissing Covens
Mercenary journalist and modest mothra votary.


Saturday July 12, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
*GX Panel Room B (3F) Grand Ballroom C (3F)

2:00pm

Meet BioWare's David Gaider!
Moderators
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David Gaider

Senior Writer, BioWare EA
David has worked as both a writer and designer for BioWare since 1999, on such titles as Baldur's Gate 2, Knights of the Old Republic, and Neverwinter Nights. He then acted as Lead Writer on the hit Dragon Age, including Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, and most recently Dragon... Read More →

Saturday July 12, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
*GX Panel Room B (3F) Grand Ballroom C (3F)

2:00pm

Podcast X Zone
If you're a fan of podcasting and all things gaming, come join us to learn about our shows, hosts, and how we create the magic. Come meet the big personalities behind: Gayme Bar, Game Buoy, Horde House, Orange Lounge Radio, and Qoopa Klub podcasts!

Moderators
avatar for Phil Garcia

Phil Garcia

Qoopa Klub Podcast
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Speakers
JJ

Jeremy Johnson

Podcast Host/Editor, Qoopa Klub
Co-founder, host and podcast editor for Qoopa Klub. We are a gaming podcast with an LGBT twist, with a huge focus on Nintendo.
avatar for Rob Roberts

Rob Roberts

Editor-In-Chief, Content, VOGNetwork.com
ROB ROBERTS is an internet broadcasting veteran with over 13 years of broadcasting experience online. His first shows were a weekly Sunday show and a morning show at KCSC- California State University, Chico. After college, Rob was a part of the show Under Sedation Live! during its... Read More →
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Jason Toups

Sr. Quality Assurance Analyst, Kixeye
I work at Kixeye and co-host the weekly queer gaming podcast, Gayme Bar (est. 2011). | | http://www.gaymism.com | Twitter: @gaymebar, @Toupsi | PSN: Tootsi | Steam: Toupsi


Saturday July 12, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
*GX Panel Room C (3F) Union Square (3F)

3:00pm

Natural Allies: Gaymers and Furries
LGBT gamers and furries are natural allies. This round table will cover:
* a primer on what furry is
* a brief history of the furry community
* shared imagery
* shared image issues
* discussion of how gaymers and furry gamers can be natural allies!

Moderators
Saturday July 12, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
*GX Panel Room C (3F) Union Square (3F)

3:00pm

Why YOU Should Create A Webcomic!
Moderators
avatar for Alex Woolfson

Alex Woolfson

Owner, Yaoi 911
After Alex Woolfson started a successful career as a filmmaker in the Bay Area, he soon realized the best way to make the "big-budget" adventure stories he craved would be as full-color comics. Inspired by the sci-fi thrillers he loved as a kid, he teamed up with illustrator Winona... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alex Woolfson

Alex Woolfson

Owner, Yaoi 911
After Alex Woolfson started a successful career as a filmmaker in the Bay Area, he soon realized the best way to make the "big-budget" adventure stories he craved would be as full-color comics. Inspired by the sci-fi thrillers he loved as a kid, he teamed up with illustrator Winona... Read More →


Saturday July 12, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
*GX Panel Room B (3F) Grand Ballroom C (3F)

3:00pm

Pokémon Battle Tournament
Double Battles. Smogon Rules (visit www.smogon.com for more information). Sign up at the event.

Saturday July 12, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Golden Bay City Gym Montgomery (5)

3:30pm

Meet and Greet/Signing with Darren Young at 2K booth
Moderators
Saturday July 12, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Expo Hall Presented by LogoTV (5F) InterContinental Ballroom (5F)

4:00pm

The GayGamer.net Drag Ball

Saturday July 12, 2014 4:00pm - 5:45pm
*GX Panel Room C (3F) Union Square (3F)

7:00pm

Pokémon Stadium Mini-Game Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

Held in the GX2 Video Game Room (look for the GBCG Signs). Sign up begins at 7 pm. 16 Players max. Game played is chosen randomly by the game. Tournament Format:
First Round
- 4 Players/game – 4 games
- First player to 3 wins from each game moves on to the Second Round

Second Round 
- 2 players/game – 2 games
- First player to 3 wins from each game moves on to the Final Round

Final Round
- Final 2 players
- First to win 5 games win the tournament

Saturday July 12, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Video Game Room (5F) Fremont (5F)
 
Sunday, July 13
 

10:00am

Q&A with Extra Credits' James Portnow & Friends
Moderators
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Soraya Een Hajji

Marketing Director, Extra Credits

Sunday July 13, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
*GX Panel Room A (3F) Grand Ballroom AB (3F)

11:00am

Loving "Boys Love": Discovering Japan's Gay Games
Moderators
avatar for Andrew Yoon

Andrew Yoon

Editor in Chief, GameFly
Former Joystiq & Shacknews guy. Currently just a dude.

Sunday July 13, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
*GX Panel Room C (3F) Union Square (3F)

11:30am

Pokémon Improv Contest
Contest of Pokemon Improv Comedy. Judged for winner.

Sunday July 13, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Golden Bay City Gym Montgomery (5)

1:00pm

BioWare Developer Signing
Speakers
avatar for David Gaider

David Gaider

Senior Writer, BioWare EA
David has worked as both a writer and designer for BioWare since 1999, on such titles as Baldur's Gate 2, Knights of the Old Republic, and Neverwinter Nights. He then acted as Lead Writer on the hit Dragon Age, including Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, and most recently Dragon... Read More →
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Robyn Theberge

Development Manager, BioWare
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Karin Weekes

Lead Editor, BioWare
Karin is Lead Editor for BioWare’s three studios. She has worked at BioWare since 2006, editing Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect 3 Dragon Age II, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins and various DLCs for the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises. Karin... Read More →
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Patrick Weekes

Writer, EA BioWare
Patrick joined BioWare’s writing team in 2005. Since then, he’s worked on all three games in the Mass Effect trilogy, where he helped write characters including Mordin, Tali, and Samantha Traynor, (along with krogan poets, hanar Spectres, and foul-mouthed asari matriarchs). After... Read More →


Sunday July 13, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
*GX Panel Room C (3F) Union Square (3F)

1:00pm

Pokémon Trivia Contest
20 Questions – Individual Play – General Trivia.

Sunday July 13, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Golden Bay City Gym Montgomery (5)

3:00pm

SMBC Presents: Updates from Weinerville
2 Hour Block:

20m - Updates from Weinerville (all my current nerdy projects)
30m - questions for Zach
40m - Zach will do a live draw by request - Alexis may join!! :D

Moderators

Sunday July 13, 2014 3:00pm - 4:45pm
*GX Panel Room B (3F) Grand Ballroom C (3F)