About the SXSW Gaming Expo

Drawing developers, manufacturers and fans from all facets of the community, the Gaming Expo is the epicenter for gaming culture at SXSW. This diverse range of events combines well-loved elements of geek culture with the cross-console video game world. And it all happens in Austin, Texas, a true hotbed for the expanding gaming industry.

With panels at the Geek Stage, a free expo, rocking parties, demos, and networking opportunities, no event bridges the gap between industry insiders and the general public quite like SXSW Gaming.

Have questions? Want to get involved? Contact Justin Burnham.

The Gaming Expo is open to the public with free Guest Pass wristbands, available in advance or onsite at the event. Visit guestpass.sxsw.com for more information. SXSW Badge and Wristband holders do not need a Guest Pass to attend.

Thanks to our official sponsors!

Hours and Location

FREE and open to the public

Friday, March 13 | 12:00–8:00pm
Saturday, March 14 | 12:00–8:00pm
Sunday, March 15 | 12:00–8:00pm

At the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704.

2015 Geek Stage

Austin Education Game Jam
Building Long-Lasting Game Franchises at King
The Casual VR Scene
ComiXology Recommends Comics for You
Explore the Future of Virtual Reality with Oculus
Fast and Furious: Bringing the Legacy to Mobile
The Future of Play: Inspiring Tomorrow's Builders
Harnessing the Power of YouTube Influence
How to have an Open Conversation about Game Design
Lords of Thunder
Minecrafting the World
Nerdist Comics Panel
The Plaid Jackets
The Rise to a Leading Lifestyle Brand for Gamers
Skybound: Five Years of Story, Zombies and Beyond
Star Citizen: Making Space Sims Cool Again
SXSW Cosplay Competition
Telltale Games: Interactive Storytelling in 2015
The Thrilling Adventure Hour
Tough Coded: Live
Upsilon Circuit Live!
Verite Games: Next Evolution/Revolution in Gaming
Wakfu, Dofus and Krosmaster: 2015
Wikia Qwizards: The Ultimate Fan Qwiz Show

Check out additional ways to participate in SXSW Gaming with our Awards Ceremony and our Geek Stage.


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For all inquiries regarding participation in the SXSW Gaming Expo, please contact Justin Burnham

For all press requests, please contact Kelly Krause

For all general inquiries, please contact us at gaming@sxsw.com

Photo by Merrick Ales