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NIS America and GaymerX Resolve Sponsorship

posted on 2014-07-30 16:13 EDT

NIS America has agreed to fulfill its sponsorship promise to LGBTQ gaming convention GaymerX after having reportedly backed out once the convention was over.

GaymerX CEO Matt Conn posted on Tuesday afternoon that the two parties had resolved the issue.

NISA representative David Alonzo sent this statement to news website GameSpot:

We've worked closely with Matt and have since resolved the issue. This came about because of miscommunication on my part and I sincerely apologize for that.

I also want to say that as a part of the LGBTQ community, I will always be supportive of queer rights. I got a bit overzealous with my support, but because of this I failed to follow the proper internal protocol. Fortunately, NISA wholeheartedly endorses the community, and has fulfilled what was promised.

I'm happy that we've been able to resolve this, and I appreciate that Matt was able to work with us to resolve this quickly. I support what he does for the community 100% and I only wish the best for him and his future endeavors.

GaymerX CEO Matt Conn posted a screenshot of an e-mail he received from Alonzo on his Twitter on Monday. The e-mail stated budgeting issues and lack of communication were to blame for NISA failing to uphold its GaymerX2 sponsorship. The convention promoted NISA during its July 11-13 event under the pretenses that NISA was a sponsor and would pay US$3,000.

"They agreed to $3,000 to be the official sponsor of the VIP party and open bar," Conn told gaming website Polygon via e-mail.

"We were already in dire straights, but we were really relying on this $3K to pay for our artists who came and to take care of some of the outstanding hotel bills," said Conn. "This just further puts a nail into our coffin if we don't figure out a revenue stream very quickly."

Devolver Digital announced Monday evening that it had already pledged US$3,000 for GaymerX sponsorship in 2015, and other game developers have said they would do the same.

GaymerX2, the title given to GaymerX's second-year convention, was held July 11-13 at The Intercontinental in San Francisco. The convention focuses LGBTQ gamers and allies.

NIS America releases both anime and video games in North America, including most of Gust's Atelier game franchise, Disgaea, most of the Neptunia game franchise, Fairy Fencer F, Mugen Souls Z and more.

[Via Polygon, GameSpot]


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