All GenCon events should be open and friendly to individuals of all shapes, sizes, colors, backgrounds, and sexual preferences. However, the following are events that have a LGBT / Gaymer focus or may be of particular interest to the community. If you have or know of other events which should be included here, please let us know by completing the Submit a GenCon Event form. You must have a GenCon account to log in and see additional details linked to from the Game ID.
Stink 13 – Social
Game ID: ZED1685620
Start Time: Wednesday at 5:00 PM (3 hours)
Location: Union Station :: Grand Hall
Welcome to the 13th Annual Stink! Join the Indy Mavens for the Original Wednesday night event. Campers, come brave the evening at Camp Roll-A-Die. Join the fun and activities to see if you survive at Camp Roll-And-Die.
Tabletop Gaymers will have a table at the Stink this year! There will be GAYMER and ALLY Badge Ribbons, stickers, fliers, and other goodies to give away. The event is sold out, but they almost always accept generic tickets at the door. Please come visit and pick up some swag!
Queer as a Three-Sided Die – Seminar
Game ID: SEM1692527
Start Time: Thursday at 3:00 PM (1.5 hours)
Location: Crowne Plaza :: Grand Central Ballroom C
The popular “gaymer” panel discussion returns for its fifth year! We need diverse games! Join our panel of game industry professionals to discuss & share experiences about sexual & gender identity in gaming. What have you seen? What would you like to see? Industry panelists lead discussion of gender and sexuality issues in gaming from design and publishing to game-play and community.
Worlds Colliding: Diverse characters and fresh voices in Aethera Campaign Setting – Seminar
Game ID: SEM1693929
Start Time: Thursday at 3:00 PM (1 hour)
Location: Crowne Plaza : Victoria Stn C/D
Join Aethera contributors as we examine characters from far-flung settings in communication & conflict—& the advantages & obstacles to calling on underrepresented & new voices to create them.
Gaymer Gathering – Social
Game ID: ZED1686583
Start Time: Thursday at 6:00 PM (4 hours)
Location: Union Station :: Grand Hall SE
Join fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) gaymers and our allies for a casual social event. Play tabletop games, meet new friends, make evening plans, create new connections and network with like minded individuals. Some games will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. GAYMER badge ribbons will be available for pick up. The event will take place in the Union Station’s Grand Hall SE, just off of the main ballroom.
Philosophers Play Pathfinder – Seminar
Game ID: SEM16102053
Start Time: Friday at 9:00 AM (1 hour)
Location: Crowne Plaza :: Victoria Stn C/D
What exactly is being detected when a sorcerer uses detect thoughts? Are charm & dominate spells inherently unethical? Find out when a panel of academic philosophers discuss these issues & more! From the host: “4/5 of us on this panel are LGBTQ individuals. Depending on audience interest we may talk about Queer Theory and queer themes. We will certainly be queer-friendly.”
SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen – Entertainment
Game ID: ENT1686038
Start Time: Friday at 7:00 PM (2.5 houra)
Location: Westin : Capitol II
(Nominated for a GLAAD Award) A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
Diversity in Gaming – Seminar
Game ID: SEM1699493
Start Time: Saturday at 4:00 PM (1 hour)
Location: ICC :: 212
Everyone should feel welcome at the game table! Join Paizo’s staff in discussing how Pathfinder can be more inclusive and fun for people of all shapes, genders, sexual preferences, ages, ethnicities, and more—both in the books, and around your gaming table.
Nerdlesque Extravaganza! (D20 Burlesque)
Game ID: ENT1686940
Start Time: Saturday at 9:00 PM (2 hours)
Location: ICC :: 500 Ballroom/Reception
D20 Burlesque is NYC’s longest running monthly nerdlesque show and we are back again this year at Gen Con with a whole new burlesque show for you all! Featuring burlesque from Anja Keister, Iris Explosion, TigerBay, Maki Roll, Magdalena Fox, Satira Sin, Lewd Alfred Douglas, and more! You’ll not want to miss out on all the naughty, nerdy fun as we pay tribute to gaming, tv, nerd culture and more via sexy, comedic, spooky, and sometimes strange striptease! All this plus gogo dancing and audience games.
GAYMER Badge Ribbons
We’ll be passing out GAYMER Badge Ribbons for FREE again this year at GenCon 2015. We will be at all of the events mentioned here.
Badge ribbons will also be available at the Rogue Judges HQ table throughout the convention. The Rogue Judges area is in Hall D of the main convention center. Check the program for a map. (Thank you to the RJs for allowing us to use part of their space.)
Submit an Event
If you have or know of other events which should be included here, please let us know by completing the Submit a GenCon Event form.