I personally believe no matter what sort of gaming you may be invested in – be it LARPing, table top, or video games – we should always be exceptionally open and inviting in order to include people of all walks in our hobbies. Two upcoming events – Tulsa’s XPO Game Festival (September 23rd – 25th, 2016) and Santa Clara’s fourth annual GamerX (September 30th – October 2nd, 2016) – aim to do just that.
You can even save 15% off advance tickets for both events through September 16th.
About XPO Game Festival:
Matt Stockman, Events Manager of VisitTulsa, talked about XPO Game Festival. “Like GaymerX, everyone has a place at XPO — regardless of gender, ethnicity, or orientation. Closely following the trend for more inclusiveness, XPO will feature transgender restrooms and open discussions on any and all topics related to the game industry and gaming culture,” says Stockman. “The Tulsa Chamber also has its own diversity business council known as MOSAIC — which educates, leads and influences businesses on creating diverse and inclusive workforce cultures. We’re embracing diversity by creating an event that’s open to all walks of life.”
Day Passes feature full access to XPO, including the virtual reality showcase, Indie Alley showcase, retro lounge, tabletop gaming, fighting games, Magic: The Gathering tournaments, panels, and the expo floor. In addition, attendees will also get access to that day’s concert and afterparty in downtown Tulsa.
Weekend Passes grant access to the XPO Game Festival and all of its attractions for the whole weekend. In addition, attendees will get access to the kickoff party on Thursday, September 22nd.
Party Passes grant access to each day’s afterparty in downtown Tulsa and you can get your tickets here.
Now in its fourth year, GaymerX is dedicated to celebrating diversity and inclusiveness in gaming. Featuring high-profile speakers discussing controversial topics, special events, and tons of games, GaymerX Year 4 (GX4) will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California September 30 – October 2, 2016.
“GaymerX’s mission includes exposing people to rarely discussed social concepts and issues in games while creating a fun, inviting space. Our collaboration with XPO Game Festival will let us share this message with parts of the country that might not regularly have the chance to openly debate these issues,” says MidBoss CEO and Gaymer X founder Matt Conn. “We were ecstatic to learn of XPO’s stance on this very important topic — and we welcome the organizers and the audience to this industry we all know and love.”
Three-day Passes include access to all events — including Expo Hall, Game Tournaments, Cosplay Pageant, Dance, Concert, Keynote Speeches, Drag Ball, and more.
Day Passes are also available — including access to all events.
VIP Passes include a free GaymerX Year Four VIP T-shirt, VIP Badge/Dedicated Registration Line, VIP goodie bag, and access to the Thursday Night Boss party (with two drink tickets) — and more perks to come! VIP Passes are limited, so buy yours right here today!