GaymerCon, an effort to convene the "first gaming and geek lifestyle convention with a focus on LGBT culture", drew backing and support from the likes of Xbox Live, Penny Arcade, and even the Sniper from Team Fortress 2. It beat its funding target by a mile after its Kickstarter closed on Friday.
Organisers set $US25,000 as a goal; they brought in $US91,389, guaranteeing that the Con will be held on August 3-4, 2013, in San Francisco. The group is now in the process of selecting a venue and hotel(s), and will open up badges for sale again sometime down the line. They'll need to think up some panel ideas too. But it's on, for sure.