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GLaDOS and The Sniper Join Up To Support GaymerX2

| 7 Mar 2014 19:35

GLaDOS and The Sniper have come together to express their support for the upcoming GaymerX2 convention and encourage everyone else to do the same.

Do the names Ellen McLain and John Patrick Lowrie ring a bell? No? You might know them better as GLaDOS and The Sniper, two of the many characters the husband-and-wife team of voice actors have portrayed over the years. They recently put their talents to use in support a good cause, the GaymerX2 convention, and the results are pretty fantastic.

The GaymerX2 Kickstarter has almost doubled its fundraising goal but there's still more than two weeks left in the campaign and plenty of stretch goals to achieve. At $20,000, there will be a cosplay contest and party; $30,000 will see another band added to the GaymerXConcert; $40,000 will bring McClain and Lowrie to the event for a wedding, signings, a voice acting panel and other activities; $50,000 adds a "bonus celebrity" to the lineup; and on it goes.

Without any effects, McLain's voice isn't exactly GLaDOS, but it's close enough (and creepy enough), and the passive-aggressive threats ensure that there's no mistaking it; Lowrie's turn as The Sniper is less obvious if you're not looking for it. Even so, it's great to see a couple of well-known voice actors throwing their support behind such a worthwhile cause. I hope they can help push donations to the point where they're able to attend.

GaymerX2 takes place from July 11 to 13 at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco. For more information, hit up gaymerx.com or the GaymerX2 Kickstarter.

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