SXSW Gaming brings together the gaming industry into one chaotically fun experience that only the legendary SXSW can provide. It’s a unique combination of all things geek, nerd, and gaming that takes place in an environment where creativity thrives.
Unlike similar gaming conferences, SXSW Gaming is positioned at the nexus of the converging music, film, and interactive festivals that are found exclusively at SXSW. With the SXSW Gaming Awards, daytime sessions, a bustling gaming expo, rocking parties and exceptional demos, no event bridges the gap between industry insiders and fans quite like SXSW Gaming.
Date: Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18
Time: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: Austin Convention Center Exhibit Hall 1 & 2
The Geek Stage exemplifies the heart and soul of the SXSW Gaming experience. Covering all aspects of geek culture, the stage features content from the world of video games, comics, board games, animation, toys and more.
Esports Tournament Stage
The Esports Tournament Stage features the latest trending esports titles and their greatest competitors each year at SXSW. Whether you’re new to the scene or a fan of seeing the highest-level competitive play in your favorite games, this stage will keep you entertained with the best non-stop action.
Tabletop Experience presented by Catan Studio
Powered by Emerald Tavern Games & Cafe. Whether you’re a tabletop fanatic or just looking for a new game, the Tabletop Experience will satisfy your need to conquer the board. Here you’ll find the latest arrivals, as well as long-time classics, with our exclusive library of over a hundred unique games.
Indie Corner presented by NVIDIA Indie Spotlight
The greatest indie games from around the world are featured each year in the Indie Corner to compete for the SXSW Gamer’s Voice award. This crowd-voted award is dedicated to indie developers and teams, and is part of the SXSW Gaming Awards.
Open Play Areas
The Open Play Areas, which are comprised of the PC Arena presented by Logitech and Rocket League (powered by DreamHack), Arcade Bunker (powered by Arcades4Home), and Mobile Gaming Dome (powered by The Slurred Nerd and NVIDIA), are home to both the latest and most classic games of all time. Whether you’re a fan of PC gaming, mobile tablets, or reliving the arcade experience, you won’t want to miss out on all the additional content found in these areas.
Student Showcase presented by The Art Institutes
Enjoy the best student projects from dozens of schools at the Student Showcase on the SXSW Gaming Expo floor. With finalists being announced by the end of January, come back again soon to view what you can expect at the show this March.
Pitch Competition presented by Streamline Studios
The Pitch Competition connects gaming industry veterans directly with independent game developers in a private atmosphere to help build great pitches for new projects.
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