From their Kickstarter, GaymerCon is being promoted as "the first gaming and tech convention with a focus on LGBT geek culture."
We are creating a convention where all types of geeks can come together, meet others like them, and have a blast without having to worry about what their peers think of them or being discriminated against.. We will have exhibitor space, cosplay, guest speakers, live music, panel discussions on topics that are directly relevant to our interests, gaming industry professionals who support including queer content in their products, social events, and of course…GAMING!
It looks like they've got a decent amount of support already, with Ellen McLain (AKA GLaDOS)'s endorsement and around $12,500 of the requested $25,000 raised. I'm not well-versed when it comes to queer involvement in the arts, but I imagine similar events exist for film and other media, so it makes perfect sense to me. And I'm always in favour of a bit of progressivism in the culture, so they've got my support.
So what do you think? Is this something you would support?