Gaymercon, a convention for everyone but with a focus on creating a safe space for gay gamers and tech fans to congregate, will be happening on August 3 and 4th of 2013, somewhere in San Francisco. The con is happening no matter what, but—wait for it—the organizers would love for you to donate to their Kickstarter to make it better.
Everyone is welcome to attend, the Gaymercon folks say in their Kickstarter:
We want to be clear this isn't just for gay white dudes either. We want all genders, races, and sexual identities including our straight friends and allies to come together and have a gay, geeky good time. We believe very strongly that creating a space like this is not only important for building a strong community, but also showing new generations of gaymers that there are others like them out there, they are not alone, and there is a welcoming place for them, not just at GaymerCon, but as part of the larger gaming community.
And why are they asking for $25,000?
Without any donations we will create a great space for gaymers to come together, build community, and have fun. WITH your donations however, we can reserve swankier and more centrally located venues, book more geeky bands to play for you, have more consoles and games to play on, have cool prizes for contests, and more. Basically the more you give, the more you get out of the con when you come. If we raise lots and lots of money, it will get the attention of the gaming industry, making them more likely to come to the show too so you can see their awesome stuff, but also let them know there is a market out there for gaymers and maybe they should pay attention to you.
GaymerCon: Everybody Games [Kickstarter]