The Queerness and Games Conference is all about community. We absolutely love it when our community members get involved in the big (but super rewarding!) task of making QGCon a reality.

There are two primary ways to get involved at QGCon 2017: be a homestay host for a visiting QGCon speaker or volunteer at the event. Note: the deadline for event volunteering has passed, but we still need homestay hosts. Register here.


Each year, QGCon runs a “homestay” program that pairs speakers with local community members for a place to crash free of charge. The goal of the program is to help defray the cost of traveling to the conference and make the event more financially accessible for all. Our wonderful homestay hosts make the program possible.

We are currently seeking volunteers to host speakers during QGCon 2017 (April 1 & 2).If you live in the Los Angeles area and have the space to host a visitor for a few nights, we would love to hear from you. To volunteer as a host, simply fill out this form:


After you submit the form, we will be in touch shortly to confirm your information and to match you with a speaker who has applied to the homestay program. In our experience, hosting a speaker is a great way to meet great people and make new friends.

If you are considering volunteering to be a host but have questions before you fill out the form, please feel free to email the QGCon organizers at contact@qgcon.com.


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – deadline passed

* The deadline for registering to volunteer at QGCon 2017 has now passed. Thank you to everyone who signed up!*

QGCon is made possible by its wonderful volunteers! Each year, volunteers generously donate their time to help with tasks ranging from registration, to room management, to arcade monitoring. There are a number of time slots and roles to choose from — and all of them help out a lot.

If you are interested in volunteering at QGCon 2017 (Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2), please fill out the following form HERE by Monday, February 20. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch soon after to coordinate.