SXSW Gaming and the SXSW Gaming Expo brings the excitement of video games to March in Austin, mixing this energy with many other well-loved elements of geek culture. Featuring sessions, exhibitors, rockin' parties and exceptional demos, SXSW Gaming bridges the gap between industry insiders and consumers. The fact that this all happens in Austin (a true hotbed for the ever-expanding gaming industry) makes the SXSW Gaming Expo all the more special.
Exact dates for SXSW Gaming and the SXSW Gaming Expo have yet to be finalized, but when they are you’ll find them here. Check back soon.
Venues for the 2015 SXSW Gaming Expo and all SXSW Gaming programming will be announced shortly. Stay tuned to this page for confirmed locations.
Speaking at SXSW Gaming:
If you're interested in speaking at SXSW Gaming in 2015, enter your idea in the SXSW PanelPicker, our online interface for collecting (and cataloging) the best daytime programming concepts from the digital community. The period for submitting speaking proposals opens on Tuesday July 1 and runs through July 25, 2014.
2014 SXSW Gaming Sessions included:
An Interview with Phil Spencer
Author Ernie Cline Discusses His New Novel Armada
Big Brother Is Watching: Tracking Today's Gamer
Fruit Ninja - Slicing Up the Brand for All Media
The Gamers' Guide to Parenting
Gaming's Next Gen: Will AAA or Indie Games Win?
Getting Started with Teaching Game Design
The Growing Impact of Games on Entertainment
Hacking Princess Culture: Girls, Games, & Science
Hadouken! Street Fighter Takes on Pop Culture
How Game Development Is Like Breaking Bad
How to Get a Job in the Gaming Industry
I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours!
Indie MEGABOOTH: A Trilogy in Two Parts Q&A
Interview with Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA
Learning from the Space Between Digital & Paper
Mobile Cloud Meet Up
More than Child’s Play: Apps that Create Change
Music for Video Game Marketing
MySpace's Chris DeWolfe Jumps from Social to Games
PlayStation: Data at the Speed of Gaming
Press Start to Begin: UX & Video Games
Racing in Reverse: From OT to Project Slippage
Redefining Video Games with AI & Robotics
Revenge of the Cancer-Fighting Nanobots
Riot Nrrrd: The DIY Future of Games
Saga of the Banner Saga
Sesame Street & the Second-Screen with AllJoyn
Unearthing the Atari Graveyard: The Search for ET
Using Games to Kick-Start Education
The Vicious Battleground: Mobile Game Discovery
Video Gaming IS Pop Culture: The Overall Picture
We Are Player 1: Diversity in Gaming
When Licensors & Mobile Games Collide
2014 SXSW Gaming Expo Programming included:
ComiXology: Take Comics Further
Dolby Sound Exchange
Game Jam Finals Dolby Sound Exchange
Into the Pixel Art Gallery presented by the Entertainment Software Association
Pennzoil Presents Mario Karting Reimagined
SXSW Game Jam
SXSW Gaming Happy Hour presented by Bulltiger Productions
SXSW Gaming Happy Hour presented by comiXology
SXSW Gaming Happy Hour presented by Fiksu
SXSW Geek Stage presented by comiXology
SXSW Indie Corner
SXSW LANFest presented by Intel and Dell
SXSW Table Top and Magic: The Gathering
SXSW Tournament Stage presented by Monster and Logitech G
Video Game History Museum presented by NES Remix
SXSW Gaming Awards
In 2014, we added the SXSW Gaming Awards to honor the year's best major studio games, as well as recognize the most innovative titles from the indie side of the fence. For more information about the SXSW Gaming Awards and how to get involved, head on over to the Gaming Awards page.
Bonus Round Closing Party
For inquiries about exhibiting at the SXSW Gaming Expo, contact Justin Burnham.
If you’re curious about speaking at SXSW Gaming or have questions about daytime programming for SXSW Gaming, email Andrew McNeill.
For all press requests, please contact Kelly Krause.