GaymerX, the annual LGBTQ-oriented gaming convention, is changing its name, and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund next year’s event.
The event known as GaymerX for the past two years will now be known as GX3: Everybody Games. The name change represents a slightly modified vision for the event. Previously, GaymerX was overtly gay-themed, offering a place for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered gamers to congregate, play and discuss games and gaming culture. While GX3 will still be a major event for “gaymers,” the convention is looking to expand its appeal, and wants to, “make sure (they) represent everyone who feels like they've been left out of mainstream gamer culture.”
Along with the name change, GX3 will also see a new venue and event date. According to the organizers, this year’s GaymerX 2 was held in a venue that cost too much and held too many people, so they will find a new, more fitting home for the event in the San Francisco area. In addition, the convention will move from July to either November or December.
GX3’s Kickstarter campaign started a little over a week ago, and has netted over $40,000 since its launch. With over three weeks left, the fundraising campaign still has a ways to go to meet its $80,000 goal, but fan support has been strong, and the expo is likely to be fully funded before the Sept. 18 deadline.