For Immediate Release: May 13, 2015
GaymerX Announces Special Cosplay Host Trixie Mattel for GX3
Bay Area LGBT Gaming Convention Also Announces PBS’ Game/Show Host Jamin Warren and Game Developer Robert Yang
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – As part of their month of May announcements, GaymerX and MidBoss announced three new Bosses of Honor for GX3 today: Kill Screen founder and PBS’ Game/Show host Jamin Warren, game designer and academic Robert Yang, and RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Trixie Mattel, the latter of whom will be hosting the convention’s annual Cosplay Pageant.
MidBoss CEO and GaymerX founder Matt Conn had this to say about the announcement. “Being able to work with a wide variety of folks in the gaming world is what makes GaymerX different and awesome. Having game developers, games critics, and gaming celebrities all in one spot is really exciting!”
Throughout the month of May, GaymerX and MidBoss have been announcing new Bosses of Honor for their flagship show GX3: Everyone Games with another half-dozen to be revealed, to be announced each Wednesday during the month of May.
Past GaymerX special guests have included Dragon Age writer David Gaider, RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Pandora Boxx, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and WWE sports entertainment superstar Darren Young. Previously announced guests for this year’s GaymerX include Mass Effect voice actor Jennifer Hale and Bee and Puppycat creator Natasha Allegri. For more information, please visit gaymerx.org
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Trixie Mattel is known for her life-in-plastic aesthetic, charming audiences for years with her unmatched performance style, razor-sharp reads, and off-color comedy as a dazzling host and emcee personality. Accessories sold separately. Batteries not included. Ages three and up.
Robert Yang is an indie game developer, academic, and writer, based in New York City. His work often focuses on first person level design, architecture as narrative, and game modding as a radical design practice. He regularly teaches game development and design within NYU Game Center at New York University, IDM at NYU Poly School of Engineering, and MFADT at Parsons the New School for Design.
Jamin Warren is the founder of the videogame arts and culture company Kill Screen, and a vocal advocate for inclusive gaming. He currently serves as host for the Game/Show for PBS Digital Studios, and an advisor to the Museum of Modern Art’s department of Architecture and Design. Ebony named him one of their top tech leaders to watch and the New York Observer called him a “burgeoning media baron.”
GaymerX is the first ever LGBTQ-focused gaming convention. For its third year, the event will take place under the name “GX3: Everyone Games”, celebrating a space where all can join in discussion, play, and community without fear of harassment or discomfort for being who and what they are. This year the event will take place in San Jose, California at the San Jose Marriott and Convention Center on December 11th-13th 2015.
MidBoss is a gaming, tech, and geek culture company based in San Francisco that focuses on alternative and LGBTQ lifestyles that encompass gaming culture. Under the MidBoss banner, projects like the GX convention (formerly GaymerX), Gaming In Color, Read Only Memories, and GXdev endeavor to create a better gaming community for queer geeks. The company’s goal is to create a safe space for everyone who loves games, where they can enjoy and express themselves through games however they choose. Everyone games.