With just 6 days left to go, we’ve gotten a bunch of common questions, and wanted to make sure that you saw the answers to them.
I would like an extra badge(s), extra bitroms, or would like to upgrade the badge that comes with the artist alley spot.
Cool beans! You can totally do that – to add extra badges, we ask that you add either +25 to your order for regular badges, or +90 for a boss badge. We’ll be asking anyone who donates over their amount what they would like to use their extra funds for. For extra bitroms, just add +45 per extra bitrom you’d like. We’re flexible on the limited edition bitroms, but you can’t get extra gold ones like this (duh).
I live out of the country - will you ship to me?
Yes! In the interest in keeping it simple, we only ask that you add +$5 to your order for shipping. If you order a bitrom and live in say, russia, and don’t add $5, we’ll ask you to please paypal us or something after the Kickstarter is over. Within the US, shipping is free.
How will the whole..badge system work?
After the kickstarter is over, sometime in the near future we will send you a code that you can go onto our site and enter to redeem for the package you ordered. Bitroms will be sent to you, and for VIPs who ordered who can’t make it, we can send you your shirt – however, badges, VIP swag bags, and any other goodies need to be picked up at the con.
Why is it called GaymerCon?
The name is a play on the word Gamer, and we feel that Gaymer is an all inclusive word, that includes lesbian, trans, straight allies, and all of our friends. While a title like LGBTQ & Friends Gaming Con would probably be more apt, we’re also aware of that whole “branding” thing that those business folks talk about o_O
Why is it 18+?
This is due to the liability of having minors at the event – we realize that queer youth are one of the groups that would be the most moved and effected by the con and its goals, and we hope that we can open it up as we move forward (and we are actively looking at solutions), but due to this being year one, and all the potential liabilities involved, we are, at least for now 18+.
Why don’t you have a venue? Who’s speaking? What is going to happen there?
These are all things that we’re working on booking right now – due to the extremely high demand (and funds raised!) we’ve had to look at larger venues and bigger potential bands and celebrities. These things take some time, but we’re going to keep you in the loop as much as possible. We have some really cool people we’re in the near close-to-end stages with, and hope we can book them before the end of the Kickstarter. We just brought on a Volunteer Director, Art Director and Programming Coordinator, so we’re really focused on building our team up in the past few weeks to make sure we have the people on hand to make sure we can handle the now thousands, not hundreds of awesome Gaymers coming to GaymerCon next year
What about the haters?
What about them? If you’ve backed GaymerCon, you’ve voted with your dollars and this has been way more of a success than even are wildest dreams – we knew that there would be those who would be against the idea of the con, from varying degrees of legit concerns. For those who do have actual concerns, we aim to be as transparent and open as possible to answer questions. Have thoughts, concerns, ideas? Hit us up on FB (/gaymercon), @gaymercon, or on our site at gaymercon.org
What is this 100K goal? GaymerConnect? What?
So we really really REALLY would love to make a program/app that helps Gaymers connect to one another. Find gay guilds, find other queer players to play with, etc. We have a few engineers helping us out, but to make it really shine, we’d like to bring on some design, front-end, QA help to make it really cool. Even if we don’t hit 100K, we’re still going to try to make it happen! Want to help out? Let us know!
Is this REALLY going to happen?
Uh, yes. The date, August 3 & 4th, 2013 is 100% locked in and will NOT change. We now have the funds to get a great location, have really cool music & celebrity talent, great speakers, and the ability to bring on awesome folks to make this something that could be really cool. We hope to make an experience that everyone is going to leave GaymerCon feeling like they personally got a lot out of it, while also helping to bring these dialogues to the greater gaming public. We realize that, becuase its a con and people’s experiences will vary depending on their social group, who they meet, what they do, etc, that there’s no way we’ll be able to ensure that everyone is going to have the best time of their life, but we’re going to try our very hardest to get as close to 100% completion as possible.