Adding to the growing list of game conventions taking place in this country, GX Australia is bringing the Gaymer X festival from San Francisco to Sydney in early 2016.
GX Australia describes the upcoming festival as "Australia's first queer gaming convention".
The event is in the early stages of planning, but the current plan is to hold the event at the Australia Technology Park on February 27-28.
"Much like the amazing team in the States we're seeking to provide a safe space for gamers, geeks, and allies whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity," explained Joshua Meadows, the Director of GX Australia. "We want to create an opportunity for people who feel out of place at mainstream gaming and pop culture conferences the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, hang out with others like them, and have fun without worrying that they might be made to feel unwelcome."
GX Australia is currently working with a number of publishers and other interested parties to get funding for the show. There are also plans for a crowd-funded Kickstarter for interested folks to get early bird tickets.
According to the team, their running on a fairly tight schedule to get the first show up and running, but are hoping to make GaymerX an annual event in Sydney.
"We'd definitely love to do it annually,"said Joshua. "GX, formerly GaymerX, in the US has been an annual event since 2013, and we don't see any reason why we can't offer the same experience to Aussie gamers. However, we're planning responsibly and have to get the first one successfully accomplished first! After we have an idea of interest and community support we'll have a better idea of what we can offer in 2017 and beyond, but we've got our fingers crossed that the Australian gamer community is as receptive and interested as the US one has been for GaymerX."
You can find out more about the event here at the official Facebook page.