Hey you guys! GX Australia is coming back in 2017, but Australia’s most inclusive convention needs your help! Come hang out with a super-awesome bunch of diverse geeks in Sydney in April – you can pick up your tickets now and help out the GX Australia Kickstarter at the same time!
Want to spend an incredible weekend hanging out with the friendliest bunch of geeks you’ll ever meet? Are you passionate about video games, or dreamed of making one yourself? Do you like to cosplay? Or are you an avid fan of card or board games?
Well listen up, because we’ve got some great news for you!
Nearly 800 attendees made their way to Australian Technology Park in February 2016 for a great weekend of tournaments, tabletop gaming, awesome and insightful panels and talks, and an escape room… but 2017 is set to be bigger and better.
A few things are different, this time around. The most obvious two are the location and the dates. GX Australia has moved house, setting its sights on the Sydney Showgrounds – it’s more accessible, more affordable, and has recording and streaming capabilities. A crucial difference between the two venues? The Showgrounds have air conditioning. Nuff said.
Event organisers have been paying close attention to all the feedback from 2016 attendees, and have made even more changes behind the scenes. You can expect more of the same stuff, of course – incredible guests, amazing panels, a killer show floor, stacks of games and experiences and some swanky events for VIPs.
But this year there will also be a bigger tabletop space – something that was much requested after last year’s event. The event itself will be (even) more diverse and representative, with more people of colour and indigenous speakers taking part.
At this point, there have been a few Bosses of Honour revealed: Game critic Katherine Cross, host of Good Game Stephanie Bendixsen, Kim Allom from Blush Box Games, musician/comedian/derby girl Jordan Raskopoulos, professional cosplayer Eve Beauregard, Obsidian Entertainment’s Tim Cain, entertainment editor Lucy O’Brien and tech journalist Rae Johnston… and there are more still to come!
So. This is all taking place April 29-30, 2017. Want in?
The GX Australia Kickstarter is now live, meaning you can help chip in to make the event happen (and snag yourself some nifty bonuses in the process!).
Tickets start at $50 (early bird pricing), and you’ll get three games from the GX Australia Loot Pile to tide you over until April next year. This might be the most obvious choice for many, but there are plenty of other options available, too.
By pledging just $1, you’ll earn the team’s eternal thanks – and be included in the loop for special backer announcements. $15 will get your name up on the GX Australia Champions Wall at the event (as well as being listed on the website), while $35 throws a couple of games into the mix.
Adding more cash to the coffers will get you more games, tshirts and an invitation to the VIP party – and, if you’re representing a business, you can sign up for a booth or a sponsor position!