It has been announced that Sydney will be home to GX Australia, which is being billed as the country’s first gay gaming convention.
This new event for gay geeks is taking place on February 27 and 28 at the Australian Technology Park.
Interestingly, GX Australia is supported by the US convention GaymerX and actually raised $55,000 US dollars on Kickstarter in order to hold the event.
The organisers had this to say via the Kickstarter page: “We’re thrilled to announce that GX Australia, with the support and blessings of the talented team in the United States, is taking place in Sydney next year! It will have everything you’ve come to expect from GX, but with home-grown spin and tons of Australian style! February 27th and 28th, 2016 will see us host the first GX Australia event at the Australian Technology Park, minutes away from central Sydney!”
They are also promising that the event will be a “unique, inclusive space for gamers, geeks, and allies of all stripes to come together regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.”
While I find conventions to generally be welcoming places, full of accepting people of all types, it’s still great to see this happening – especially in Australia.