GX Australia returns to Kickstarter to fund GX Australia 2017. Returning in 2017 after a hugely successful first event in 2016, the Kickstarter campaign for GX Australia 2017 and the country’s most inclusive geek and gaming convention, has gone live.
GX Australia is asking for $60k through its Kickstarter campaign, GX Australia will return next year bigger, better, and with even more glitter and glam on April 29-30th, 2017.
Run by Joshua Meadows (Sydney Gaymers, Australia’s largest queer gaming group) and Liam Esler (Event Manager for Game Connect Asia Pacific, Australia’s premiere game development conference), GX Australia provides a space for gamers and geeks of all stripes, sexualities, ethnicities, genders and interests to come together and have an entertaining weekend of video and tabletop games, panels, and guests.
Special guests (“Bosses of Honour”) initially announced in the Kickstarter include Katherine Cross (internationally renowned games critic), Kim Allom (Producer at Brisbane-based developer Defiant Development), Jordan Raskopoulos (front women for Axis of Awesome and co-founder of Insert Coin), Eve Beauregard (cosplayer, game producer, and personality), Tim Cain (creator of Fallout and former co-founder of Troika), Lucy O’Brien (journalist and Entertainment Editor at IGN), and Rae Johnston (famous Wonder Woman cosplayer, Gizmodo journalist, and radio personality).
Some of the rewards backers can receive by pledging to GX Australia include tickets to the event, booth space, sponsorship, and most importantly a fantastic selection of local games. The games that have been donated by the wonderful Australian and New Zealand independent game communities include Killing Time at Lightspeed: Enhanced Edition (Gritfish), Split (itsfine), Expand (Chris Johnson), Shower With Your Dad Simulator (marbenx), Mini Metro (Dinosaur Polo Club), Ryan North’s To Be Or Not To Be (Tin Man Games), My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant (Up Multimedia), Phantasmal (Eyemobi) and Assault Android Cactus (Witch Beam).