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Thursday, July 10
 

7:00pm

Boss GaymerX Pre-Party (VIP, Boss and Donor Tickets Only) [Open Bar 7-10]
Limited Capacity seats available

As a thank you to guests with a Boss/VIP or Donor badge, we will be throwing a special reception with drinks, music, special guests, and games!

Moderators
avatar for Matt Conn

Matt Conn

CEO, MidBoss
Matt Conn is the founder and CEO of MidBoss, through which he is the executive producer for the annual GaymerX gaming convention. Matt also produces LGBTQ focused gaming media, including the the cyberpunk story adventure game 2064: Read Only Memories (2016), and the 'gaymer' documentary Gaming in Color (2014). Conn is a major leader of the fight for inclusion of queer themes and developers in the video games industry and works out of San... Read More →
avatar for Toni Rocca

Toni Rocca

President, GaymerX
Toni Rocca is a feminist and an activist for creating inclusive spaces in gaming and other fandoms. As a trans woman, her expertise tends to revolve around queer issues and creating safer environments to foster creativity and enrich the culture of a space. She is known mainly for running the LGBTQ themed gaming convention GX (formerly GaymerX) in San Francisco alongside Matt Conn. Toni has most recently taken to consulting for various companies... Read More →
avatar for Mike Savoie

Mike Savoie

CEO, Gaymer Zone

Thursday July 10, 2014 7:00pm - 11:30pm
GaymerX Terrace (4F) Pacific Terrace (4F)
 
Friday, July 11
 

9:55am

Opening Ceremonies!
Limited Capacity seats available

We invite all our guests to help us kick off our celebrations. We'll be welcoming all of you and helping you all start the con off right!

Moderators
avatar for Matt Conn

Matt Conn

CEO, MidBoss
Matt Conn is the founder and CEO of MidBoss, through which he is the executive producer for the annual GaymerX gaming convention. Matt also produces LGBTQ focused gaming media, including the the cyberpunk story adventure game 2064: Read Only Memories (2016), and the 'gaymer' documentary Gaming in Color (2014). Conn is a major leader of the fight for inclusion of queer themes and developers in the video games industry and works out of San... Read More →
avatar for Toni Rocca

Toni Rocca

President, GaymerX
Toni Rocca is a feminist and an activist for creating inclusive spaces in gaming and other fandoms. As a trans woman, her expertise tends to revolve around queer issues and creating safer environments to foster creativity and enrich the culture of a space. She is known mainly for running the LGBTQ themed gaming convention GX (formerly GaymerX) in San Francisco alongside Matt Conn. Toni has most recently taken to consulting for various companies... Read More →

Speakers
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
avatar for Mattie Brice

Mattie Brice

Mattie Brice is a play and games critic, designer, and activist. She previously wrote at publications like Kotaku, Paste Magazine, and PopMatters about design and social justice within the video game industry, and now writes independently. She also designs experimental games like EAT, Mission, and her most notable Mainichi, which was exhibited at the Museum of Design in Atlanta and an Official Selection at IndieCade. Mattie regularly speaks at... Read More →
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 Age: Inquisition in 2014.


Friday July 11, 2014 9:55am - 10:45am
GaymerX Ballroom (3F) Grand Ballroom (3F)

10:45am

Keynote: The Gaymer Movement & GaymerX
Limited Capacity seats available

David Gaider (Dragon Age), Colleen Macklin (The Metagame) and Mattie Brice (Mainichi) talk about what queerness can bring to the table in the world of games.

Moderators
avatar for Toni Rocca

Toni Rocca

President, GaymerX
Toni Rocca is a feminist and an activist for creating inclusive spaces in gaming and other fandoms. As a trans woman, her expertise tends to revolve around queer issues and creating safer environments to foster creativity and enrich the culture of a space. She is known mainly for running the LGBTQ themed gaming convention GX (formerly GaymerX) in San Francisco alongside Matt Conn. Toni has most recently taken to consulting for various companies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mattie Brice

Mattie Brice

Mattie Brice is a play and games critic, designer, and activist. She previously wrote at publications like Kotaku, Paste Magazine, and PopMatters about design and social justice within the video game industry, and now writes independently. She also designs experimental games like EAT, Mission, and her most notable Mainichi, which was exhibited at the Museum of Design in Atlanta and an Official Selection at IndieCade. Mattie regularly speaks at... Read More →
avatar for Matt Conn

Matt Conn

CEO, MidBoss
Matt Conn is the founder and CEO of MidBoss, through which he is the executive producer for the annual GaymerX gaming convention. Matt also produces LGBTQ focused gaming media, including the the cyberpunk story adventure game 2064: Read Only Memories (2016), and the 'gaymer' documentary Gaming in Color (2014). Conn is a major leader of the fight for inclusion of queer themes and developers in the video games industry and works out of San... Read More →
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 Age: Inquisition in 2014.
avatar for Colleen Macklin

Colleen Macklin

Founder and co-director, PETLab
Colleen Macklin is a game designer, professor in of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design, and founder/co-director of PETLab (Prototyping Education + Technology Lab), a lab that develops games for learning and social engagement. PETLab projects include disaster-preparedness games with the Red Cross, the urban activist game Re:Activism, and the fiscal sport Budgetball. PETLab has also published game design curricula for the Boys... Read More →


Friday July 11, 2014 10:45am - 11:15am
GaymerX Ballroom (3F) Grand Ballroom (3F)

5:00pm

Ladies of GaymerX2 Meetup
Join Winnie Tong in a fun gathering of women and anyone who identifies with women’s communities to share stories and greet one another!

Moderators
avatar for Winnie Tong

Winnie Tong

Designer, Happy Nerdcore
Winnie is a virtual arms dealer & agent of the Enlightened in the massively multiplayer augmented reality role playing game, Ingress. She also likes collecting card backs in Hearthstone. When she's not facerolling, she likes to rock climb and hike.

Friday July 11, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
*GX Panel Room C (3F) Union Square (3F)

7:00pm

GaymerXConcert
Limited Capacity seats available

Virt, Aethernaut, 2Mello, & DJ Sean B will share their musical stylings! Party with us and rock out to game related music spanning from chiptune to hip-hop!

Moderators
Speakers
Artists
avatar for Aethernaut

Aethernaut

Aethernaut returns to GaymerX! The chiptune violinist is back and with even more jams to get you moving! | | He is classically trained and video gamed, ready to share his sounds with all of you. Drum n bass, rock, electro, and more all laced with the sweet sounds of yesteryear. Be there and be square!


Friday July 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
GaymerX Ballroom (3F) Grand Ballroom (3F)
 
Saturday, July 12
 

6:00pm

Cosplay Pageant
Limited Capacity seats available

The cosplay pageant is back! Miss Kitty Stryker's leads a beautiful ensemble of dazzling, incredible cosplayers and all-star judges, with some great prizes for the best cosplayers at GaymerX! 

Moderators
avatar for Kitty Stryker

Kitty Stryker

Head of Cosplay, MidBoss

Speakers
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Lead Editor, EA 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 holds an M.A. in Journalism from Stanford University, where she learned that she liked editing and writing punny headlines much more than interviewing story... Read More →


Saturday July 12, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
GaymerX Ballroom (3F) Grand Ballroom (3F)

8:30pm

Masquerade Ball (Dance Party!)
Limited Capacity seats available

Don't wipe off that cosplay makeup just yet! At our Masquerade Ball we encourage everyone to dress as fun and fierce as they can! You don't need to be in cosplay to come party, but it sure makes it even more fun!

Saturday July 12, 2014 8:30pm - 11:30pm
GaymerX Ballroom (3F) Grand Ballroom (3F)
 
Sunday, July 13
 

6:00pm

Closing Ceremonies and Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Watch us get all teary-eyed on stage as we say goodbye for now and give you an idea of what to look out for in the future!

Sunday July 13, 2014 6:00pm - 7:45pm
GaymerX Ballroom (3F) Grand Ballroom (3F)