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Intel Developers and Diversity Theater Sessions!
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What is GaymerX?..
GaymerX is safe space for gamers and ‘gaymers’ of all identities to have fun, learn, grow their career, play, and to help drive the game and tech industry’s conversation on issues of LGBTQ, Women, and People of color.   

GaymerX is made for everyone and everyone is welcome!

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In the issue!...  Sept 26, 2016
  • Intel spotlights four indie devs and their games in the Intel Lounge
  • Our ‘3 Questions with...’ interview series continues with:
         - Ebony Peay, Program Manager for Oculus VR
         - Carly Rose, Community Coordinator for Patreon
  • Sign up for a 1:1 session to get your game on Microsoft Xbox1 and Windows10
  • Logitech G announces GX4 Scholarship 
Did you know?..
GaymerX is now global with upcoming events in New York and in Sydney, Australia!
For more info, go to: 
   GaymerX East in New York City  |     GXAustralia in Syndey - www.gxaustralia.com
Intel spotlights four Indie devs and their games in the Intel Lounge
Intel is looking forward to bringing to life an interactive lounge for the community to gather, collaborate and celebrate gaming at GaymerX next week.
 
Different perspectives are key to creativity and that’s really important to us, especially as we look to innovate and inspire completely new products and experiences. We’ll feature four developers in the booth who are examples of that creativity and we encourage attendees to come chat with them about their projects. You’ll be able to see the following games and developers:
  • Treachery in Beatdown City by Shawn Alexander Allen and Nico Marcano
  • We Know The Devil by Aevee Bee
  • Shard by Anita Tung
  • I’m Fine by Royel “Rokashi” Edwards

These developers will also be doing a panel on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. called "Who We Create – An Exploration of Characters"
. Join them in discussing what it means to create a character and the exciting ways in which they explore and express complex identities and tops through these characters in their games.

New this year at our lounge, we’ll have a photo booth where attendees can get creative with selfies and share them across social networks and be giving out some very colorful novelty socks. Back by popular demand, we’ll be giving away an exclusive, collectible pin only available at this show.

Stop by and visit us in the Intel Recharge Lounge (Booth 504). We look forward to chatting with everyone, learning from the community and working together – and don’t forget to use #IntelGameDev at the show to keep up on what’s happening!

Check us out!
  Booth #504

And in The Diversity Theater
Fri: 1:30 - 2:20
   "To be determined.."
Sat: 1:00 - 1:50 pm
  "Who We Create - An Exploration of Characters"
Sun: 1:00 - 1:50 pm
   "Finding Duskers: Innovation through emergent design pillars"
 
GaymerX sits down with Ebony Peay of Oculus to talk Diversity and GaymerX as part of our '3 Questions' interview series
Why is diversity and GaymerX important to Oculus? 
GaymerX has built an inclusive environment that enhances the VR community and we admire that. We enjoy working with them and collaborating with their teams and we really appreciate what we’ve learned in the process—it’s inspiring!

What will Oculus be doing at GaymerX? Oculus will bring GearVRs to demo 360 Video and VR experiences. We also hope to check out the GaymerX concert and sessions.

What new product/service/information are you most anxious to share with GaymerX attendees? I’m super excited that Oculus Story Studio’s Henry recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Interactive Program! I’m also looking forward to sharing our new achievements feature that lets people show off their in-app accomplishments on their profiles.


Thank you, Ebony. We look forward to seeing you and your team at GaymerX!
GaymerX and Carly Rose of Patreon talk Diversity and GaymerX in the latest installment of our '3 Questions' series
What will Patreon be doing at GaymerX?
Members of the Patreon community will be giving talks each day of GaymerX in the Diversity Theater, catch us every day of the conference at 2 pm! We will also have a booth in the expo hall. Come by and talk to our team about launching your Patreon page.

How do you see diversity and inclusion changing the game and tech industry?
Patreon strongly believes that having more diverse team members building tech or gaming products makes those products better. It's true that more diverse teams are more innovative and creative, so a company’s ability to push the limits of their product and innovate on top of it improves with diverse teams. If your ideal customer base is completely represented in the team building the product, you have more of your users' voices represented in your team, in your design process, and in your product testing. You are then able to consider the varied and diverse perspectives of your users and tailor the product for them. Without a doubt, the actual culture of the industry improves with more diverse teams; who bring voices from new backgrounds and are able to share and learn from a wider breadth of life experience. Investments in diversity and inclusion will improve the appeal, products, and culture of the game and tech industry.
     Further, as a company, we would hesitate to say that our diversity initiative is "successful" or completed -- at Patreon we think of it as a way our culture can continually improve. We're never "done" with diversity, and even though our culture is diverse and inclusive, we are striving to make it even better. We believe the tangible things we've done--unconscious bias training, more open discussion about diversity, manager and recruiting team training, hosting events for underrepresented groups in tech--have made us more aware of our teams value, and of the ways we can be more kind and compassionate towards each other on a daily basis. Lastly, it's definitely made us all appreciative of having teammates (and especially team leaders!) that put diversity & inclusion among their top priorities.

What new product / service / information are you most anxious to share with GaymerX attendees?
Patreon just released a new integration with Discord to address the greatest needs of game streamers on our platform! Starting September 12th, we are enabling Discord roles in Patreon rewards!


Thank you Carly. We look forward to seeing you and your team at GX4!
Attend GaymerX for free, courtesy of Logitech G

Accepting applications till Sept 28
The Logitech Scholarship program provides the opportunity for game students, developers, and fans to attend GaymerX Year Four (GX4) when they may not otherwise be able to do so. Each recipient receives a full General Admission pass to all three days of GX4, access to all sessions, Saturday night’s parties, networking events and the CosPlay contest a along with a special gift from Logitech.

Apply here - http://gaymerx.com/gx4logitechscholarship/ 
Learn how to get your game onto Xbox1 and Windows10?
 
Overview of the ID@Xbox Program and Challenges in Independent Development
Becoming an independent developer and shipping games is easier than it ever has been, but finding success as a developer is as challenging as ever. In this talk, you'll learn about Microsoft's ID@Xbox program for independent developers, as well as our take on essential issues that developers need to address during development to maximize your chances for commercial success with your game.

Katie Stone Perez- Sr. Program Manager –Digital Games Publishing & ID@Xbox

Mark your calendar for:
  Friday: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  Booth #310
Mention us on Twitter @GaymerX
Contact us at info@gaymer.com
Get your Cosplay ready for GX4!
Hotel rooms available for Friday and Saturday night - get yours today!
Become an exhibitor or sponsor at GX4!
   To explore exhibition and sponsorship options, contact:
   Gina Grahame, VP of Corporate Partnerships
   Em: gina@gaymerx.com
   Ph: 415.572.1324
GaymerX would like to thank our Media Partners
Mission: To advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community.
Women in Games International (WIGI), made up of both female and male professionals, works to promote the inclusion and advancement of women in the global games industry.
Meet HER. The app you were waiting for. Made for LGBTQ women, by LGBTQ women. For dating, making friends, reading content, finding out about local events or just chatting away. It's the biggest community for queer people worldwide.
Lesbians Who Tech is a Community of Queer Women in or around tech (and the people who love them).
Feminist Frequency advocates for an inclusive and representative media landscape and the eradication of online harassment.
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