Yesterday Mid Boss Games launched the crowd-funding campaign for GaymerX2, seeking $10,000 to put down a deposit on the venue for this year's LGBTQ-friendly gaming event. After 24 hours online the event has surpassed its funding goal, bringing in $11,169 (as of this writing). With the deposit secured Mid Boss Games has an entire month to raise extra funds for various stretch goals, which can be found here. This year's event is scheduled to take place at the San Francisco InterContinental hotel from July 11 – 13 in San Francisco.
Yesterday organizers revealed some of the speakers and special guests that will appear at this year's event including BioWare's David Gaider (lead writer of Dragon Age series), Gamercamp co-founder and "Meet Grindr" author Jamie Woo, Borderhouse's Mattie Brice, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, IGDA's Gordon Bellamy, SMBC-Comics creator Zach Weiner, sci-fi author John Scalzi , WWE superstar Darren Young (Fred Rosser), and members of the Read Only Memories development team.
You can learn more about this year's event on Kickstarter.