GaymerX2 Organizers: This Year's Event Likely The Last

April 14, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Organizers of GaymerX say that this year's event in San Francisco, GaymerX2 will very like be the last event they organize. Speaking to Polygon, GaymerConnect's Matt Conn told Polygon that the cost of securing the venue and other things related to the event were just too high and the successfully funded Kickstarter campaign did not generate enough money.

"We decided that we could no longer continue as a convention as the price of running a yearly convention downtown in San Francisco was just too high - we weren't able to get the corporate sponsorship that we needed to make it something sustainable, and we were racking up huge amounts of debt to put this year's con on," organizer Matt Conn told Polygon.

"That being said, we're going to make the very best convention we can and we're super eager to see a rise in more alt-cons in the future, making gaming accessible to everyone."

Subsequent tweets from the official GaymerX Twitter account hinted that the event could happen in the future at a smaller and more cost effective venue.

Gamers interested in attending this year's LGBTQ friendly gaming and geek culture event - GaymerX2 - can still purchase tickets. GaymerX2 takes place July 11-13 at The InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco.

Source: GII


Comments

Re: GaymerX2 Organizers: This Year's Event Likely The Last

This just in: conventions in major cities cost a lot of money. I do like that they're considering alternative venues that don't cost a bajillion dollars to use.

Re: GaymerX2 Organizers: This Year's Event Likely The Last

This doesn't really surprise me - I think they underestimated how much work you have to put on such a large convention and how many costs you have.  The costs tart racking up quickly and are accrue year-round on top of their own operating expenses.  It would have been nice to see it succeed but I really don't honestly believe that the people behind this knew just quite what they were getting into.

 
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