So last year I had the chance to go to GaymerX and it was truly the most awesome conference I’ve ever been to. I enjoy GDC, PAX, PAX East, SIEGE Con, etc … but I have always felt maybe just a little out of place in all of those just because I’m gay. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never experienced homophobia at any of them, but I also wouldn’t have felt 100% comfortable going up to a guy I find attractive and saying “Hey man, wanna grab a coffee and talk about which boss is best to fight first in Mega Man 2?”
GaymerX changed that for me. I didn’t even know it was missing in my life. I knew I always felt a little out of place as a gay guy at gamer cons, and I knew I always felt a little out of place as a gamer at gay events (don’t get me started on West Hollywood bars…). But I didn’t realize the sheer magnitude of just how out of place I felt in both of these worlds until I went to GaymerX. It was like a whole new world opened up for me. There has literally never been a time and place where I felt more comfortable being me – a total geek gaymer!!
Needless to say, I am super stoked about GaymerX2 (http://www.gaymerx.com/) and I can’t wait for July! I had so much fun at the last one, and I have full confidence that this next one will be just as incredible! Here’s to gayming!! *lifts glass of red wine*