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.

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.

2014 Highlights

Dolby Sound Exchange

Into the Pixel Art Gallery presented by the Entertainment Software Association

Pennzoil Presents Mario Karting Reimagined

SXSW Cosplay Competition

SXSW Game Jam Presented by Air National Guard and IGDA

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

Bonus Round Closing Party presented by Video Game Voters Network and Alternative Press

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


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