Big news! After three years running as a fall event in Berkeley, the Queerness and Games Conference is moving down to Los Angeles for our fourth year. The official dates haven’t been announced yet, but we’re aiming for early April. We’re so excited to be hosting this amazing conference yet again.
Why Los Angeles? We love the Bay Area, and we’re sad to leave behind the amazing local community; making QGCon accessible to that community has always been one of our main goals. Recently though the QCGon organizers have scattered to the four winds, and there just aren’t enough us left in the Bay to make the event work there.
However, now that Bonnie works at USC (and is headed to UC Irvine next year), we’ve got a solid footing and lots of amazing contacts in LA. It’ll take us a bit of time to get set up in our new SoCal home, which is why the event will be happening in spring 2017 instead of fall 2016 — but we’re hoping the move will mean that the conference is accessible for a whole new local community.
Details about dates, the call for speakers, volunteering, sponsorship, and travel are all coming soon. We can’t wait to see you at QCGon 2017!