Gaming Expo

March 15–17. Drawing in developers, manufacturers, and fans from all facets of the gaming community, the Gaming Expo is the epicenter of gaming culture at SXSW. Here is where you’ll find the Indie Corner, Tabletop Experience, PC Arena, Arcade Bunker, and much more.

Esports Tournament Stage at SXSW Gaming 2018 - Photo by Cal Holman

Esports Tournament Stage at SXSW Gaming 2018 - Photo by Cal Holman



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.

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Unlike similar gaming conventions and festivals, SXSW Gaming is positioned at the nexus of the converging Interactive, Film, and Music 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.

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PC Arena

The PC Arena hosts hundreds of cutting-edge computers and laptops for SXSW Gaming Expo attendees to enjoy a wide-array activities on. With daily tournaments, tons of prizes, and a welcoming environment for both new and veteran gamers, the PC Arena offers endless hours of great PC gaming entertainment.

Arcade Bunker

The Gaming Expo features its very own arcade each year in the Arcade Bunker. With dozens of the best classic arcade cabinets, and several newly-fitted rigs featuring the latest games, this unique area brings the rich gaming history of the arcade back to life for thousands of gamers to enjoy.

Tabletop Experience

With a library that boasts hundreds of classic and recently-released games in one of the largest open play spaces found at SXSW, the Tabletop Experience is the home for all tabletop content found at SXSW Gaming.

Indie Corner

The greatest indie games from around the world are featured each year in the Indie Corner to compete for one of four coveted SXSW Gamer’s Voice Awards. This crowd-voted award is dedicated to indie developers and teams, and is part of the SXSW Gaming Awards program.

The Streamery

Home to dozens of streamers broadcasting live from the Gaming Expo floor each day, The Streamery is the hub of live streaming content at SXSW Gaming.

Discovery Stage

The Discovery Stage features the best fan-centric programming that involves special appearances, game reveals, and many more fun events hosted throughout the weekend. Discover how to get integrated in this great programming opportunity found at the heart of the Gaming Expo!

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