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access_time August 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM in Culture by Ryan Bates

GaymerX 2013: The Official Report


GaymerX was a triumph.

We’re making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS.

It’s hard to overstate our satisfaction.

The GaymerX conference

It took place this weekend

In San Fran

And good times were had by all

Except the WBC

The GaymerX team expected a certain intake

But 3,500 the trip they did make

And the panels got done

And we saw some Pokemon

And the world it is still alive.



GLaDOS was lovely

I’m being SOOOO sincere right now.

Ellen McLain and John Patrick Lowrie

Are allies

And super nice people

And John, who’s the Sniper

In Team Fortress 2 is also a writer

They hosted a Voice Acting school and got two lovers hooked up

Now I’m trying to find the words

To explain this great time

But the words keep escaping

So I do it in rhyme

GotGame’s panel, Know Your Roots

Was a packed house – WOOTS!

And I made it straight through, still alive.


And as the con wrapped up

A wave of emotion crashed inside:

I’d never seen so much drive and passion…

It’s just an assignment –



In every way, history was made

Now gaymers have a real voice

Look at me still writing

When there’s more work to do

And I’m proud to be a gamer

Who is LGBTQ

There are movements to be made

For new games to be played

Saying the gaymers, they are still alive.


And believe me, they are still alive.

EA and Riot Games knows we’re alive.

Bioware, they know too we’re alive.

And all the passion will be still alive.

Until we’re equal we’ll be still alive.


Still alive…


Still alive…..



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  • Ramon Aranda August 8, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Nice job Ryan; very original piece.

    • Ryan Bates August 8, 2013 at 12:44 PM

      Thank you, Bossman. And thanks to you and to the big boss, Steve, for allowing me the chance to be part of this.

      When I sit at a computer and stare at a blank screen not because I don’t know what to write but I can’t find the words to do it justice, that’s an accomplishment. When I still get chills hearing “Still Alive” four days after closing ceremonies… that’s powerful.

      I can’t thank the GotGame team enough for not only supporting me but supporting GaymerX and all the gaymers out there. I’m blessed to be part of this team.

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