SXSW Gaming

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2016 Information


SXSW Gaming takes place from Thursday, March 17 – Saturday, March 19


Austin Convention Center, Southside


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SXSW Gaming Sessions

SXSW Gaming brings together the best that the industry has to offer across a variety of free panels and sessions. Whether you're a newcomer to gaming, or an industry veteran, there's always something to enjoy and learn from during our SXSW Gaming Sessions.

Highlighted speakers for this year's event include Yuji Naka (Creator of Sonic the Hedgehog), John Hanke (CEO of Niantic), Rahul Sood (CEO of Unikrn), Ian Jones-Quarterly (Cartoon Network), and Tom Cassell (Syndicate).

The majority of the SXSW Gaming daytime sessions are publicly entered and voted on via the SXSW PanelPicker. For any questions or suggestions about the daytime programming for SXSW Gaming, email

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SXSW Gaming Expo

The SXSW Gaming Expo presented by Twitch and Razer has exploded in attendance, having reached over 55,000 attendees in 2015. Its halls bring together the greatest that the gaming industry has to offer and mixes it with the flare and mystique that lives within SXSW. This is where you’ll find the illustrious Indie Corner, Tournament Stage, and Geek Stage among several hundred booths of amazing exhibitors. Who knows who you may run into – you could be doing pushups with Markiplier one second and then flexing your geek brawn with Robert Kirkman the next! Whatever it is you’re looking to experience in gaming, you’ll be sure to find it here!

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SXSW Gaming Awards


Saturday, March 19, 2016 | 8:00 – 10:00pm


Hilton Austin, downtown – Grand Ballroom, 6th floor

Séan "Jacksepticeye" William McLoughlin & Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico. Photos courtesy of talent

2016 Hosts

Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico & Séan "Jacksepticeye" William McLoughlin

Presented by

G2A, Curse Inc., Windows Games DX, IGN Entertainment, Twitch, Imaginary Forces, and Porter Novelli

With 21 unique award categories, and a hundred awesome nominees, this is one show you won't want to miss. Check out the 2016 finalists and learn more about the SXSW Gaming Awards.

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