downloadA new gaming convention is coming to Sydney Australia in February – and it’s as important and special as it can get!
GX Australia is going to be the country’s first queer geek and gaming convention aimed to create a safe and fun environment for diverse geeks and gamers from all kinds of backgrounds. Its inspiration came from the United States, where GaymerX was launched in 2013 with great success.

One of the brains behind the convention, Liam Esler, says that this convention is going to be important for many minorities, as it can be difficult to feel comfortable at other gaming conventions primarily marketed at ‘traditional gamers and audiences’.

Special guests for the expo include international developers such as Tim Cain (Fallout, Pillars of Eternity), Manveer Heir (Mass Effect: Andromeda) and Chris Avellone (Planescape: Torment, South Park: The Stick of Truth). (Source: aie.edu.au)

The convention will be a great opportunity for the local game developer community to network and show their games on the show floor to affordable rates, especially for aspiring indie developers. Tickets are available via the GX Australia website or directly on Eventbride.

AIE itself backed the Kickstarter project to support this event, as well as Sydney based Indie Developer Flat Earth Games with Sydney campus Game Design teacher Leigh Harris as director and myself.