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NIS America to make its GaymerX payment 'in full,' conference founder apologizes

NIS America will make the payment it pledged as a sponsor of the GaymerX2 conference, Matt Conn, CEO of MidBoss, the LGBTQ-focused event's organizing body, revealed in a statement provided to Polygon.

In his statement, Conn explained his initial misunderstanding and the new developments.

"We, GaymerX, received an email from NIS America in regards to the sponsorship, which read as though there was a budget misallocation and that they would not be able to complete the terms of the sponsorship," he wrote. "This has been explained that that was not the case, however, they agreed that it was worded poorly and could understand how I could misconstrue the intent of the letter."

Conn also apologized to NIS America "for escalating it to the press in the manner I did" and said that the sponsor will make the payment.

"I want to publically (sic) apologize for any pain or distress I may have caused NIS America or their team," he wrote, "they have been very genuine and sincere in fixing the issue and have confirmed that payment will be made in full."

On Monday, Conn took to Twitter, where he attached a document from NIS America to a now-deleted tweet. Based on that document, Conn believed that NIS America would not pay for its sponsorship of the GaymerX2 event that took place July 11-13. In an email to Polygon the same day, Conn claimed that the company initially agreed to pay $3,000 "to be the official sponsor of the VIP party and open bar."

In the wake of Conn's initial tweet this week, Hotline Miami publisher Devolver Digital and Thomas Was Alone developer Mike Bithell offered to match the $3,000 sponsorship fee, as did Goat Simulator developer Coffee Stain Studios and more.

We've contacted NIS America for more information and will update this article as we receive it.

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