6-9pm at VSW and online

Suggested: $10

  • Part pop-up arcade, part poetry reading, and part performance, this night will showcase the work of over a dozen artists and game makers who have participated in past Queer Games Bundles or is part of the larger queer games community. Several video games made by queer artists will be playable at VSW, and experimental games and video art will be shown.

    Artists and collectives involved include Bagenzo, Axe Binondo, Fantasia Malware, Cody Filardi, fotocopiadora, Fuzzy Ghost, lotus, gg noni, NB Spiders, sraëka-lillian, Resnijars, Velvet, among others.

    The Queer Games Bundle is an annual large-scale, community-driven initiative to support queer game developers, zine makers, and other media artists in a non-competitive way. It runs every June, during Pride Month, in response to the increasing power of rainbow capitalism over queer pride. The bundle is a tangible way in which queer artists can support themselves and others. Through the Queer Games Bundle, artists from around the world have earned a total of over $360,000 in the past two years.

    View the program PDF here.

    This event is supported by swampbabes, a small DIY queer game art community founded in Rochester, NY.

    The VSW Salon is programmed by Tara Merenda Nelson, taranelson@vsw.org

    The VSW Salon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and by the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • Screenshot showing twelve of the over 500 games in the Queer Games Bundle 2022.
  • Audiences watch work by fotocopiadora in the microcinema
  • Viewers watch a zine-video by cody filardi
  • Visitors play Pangaea's Error by sraëka-lillian
  • Manglepaw by resnijars is projected in the hallway