Interact With Geek Culture March 7-9 at the 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo

2014 SXSW Gaming Expo

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 exhibitors, panels, rocking parties and exceptional demos, this free-and-open-to-the-public event 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. Join us March 7-9, 2014 for this amazing celebration of the power of video games!

Dates and Hours of the 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo:

Friday, March 7 | 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 8 | 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 9 | 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location of the SXSW Gaming Expo:
The Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs)

Directions to the SXSW Gaming Expo by Car:
The main entrance to the Palmer Events Center is on the North Side of the building facing Riverside Drive. Ample parking is available at a nominal fee in the parking garage adjacent to the Palmer Events Center. The Long Center is located at 701 W Riverside Dr.

Directions to the SXSW Gaming Expo by SXSW Shuttles:
SXSW Interactive Festival Shuttles will run frequently between The Palmer Events Center, The Long Center, and the Austin Convention Center. This Interactive Festival shuttle is free for all SXSW badge holders.

Must-see highlights of the SXSW Gaming Expo include:

SXSW LANFest presented by Intel and Dell
Friday, March 7 from 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9 from 10:00am to 10:00pm
Palmer Events Center, Second Floor, Meeting Rooms 2 thru 5
Come join us again for the good time you always find at LANFest! Expect the FreePlay Area, awesome games, and Raffle. And of course some of the most fun PC tournaments in the Austin area. If you are new, welcome and prepare to have a great time! Featured tournaments include: Chivalry, Kerbal Space Program, Minecraft, and League of Legends!!

SXSW Game Jam presented by Air National Guard
Friday, March 7 (sign-ups begin @ 1:00pm) thru Sunday, March 9
Palmer Events Center, EH1, IGDA Booth
Game Jam is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games… while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression.

SXSW Tournament Stage presented by Monster and Logitech G
Friday, March 7 from 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Palmer Events Center, EH2
See the fantastic world of eSports and watch as teams take each other on in some of the most intense matches in gaming.

SXSW Geek Stage presented by comiXology
Friday, March 7 from 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Palmer Events Center, EH1
ComiXology presents the hottest names in video games, comics, movies, TV, tech and more exclusively at the Geek Stage! Come see the biggest announcements of the SXSW Gaming Expo!

Dolby Sound Exchange
Friday, March 7 thru Sunday, March 9 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Palmer Events Center, Lobby
Stop by to recharge, play games, and enter to win a Kindle Fire HDX or gaming headset. And don’t miss happy hour daily 5:00 - 7:00pm: free drinks and music by DJ Pinky.

SXSW Gaming Happy Hour presented by Bulltiger Productions
Friday, March 7 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Palmer Events Center, EH1
Enjoy drinks, conversation, and entertainment with the team from Bulltiger Productions, Austin’s most innovative Transmedia company.

SXSW Gaming Happy Hour presented by comiXology
Saturday, March 8 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Palmer Events Center, EH1
After their whirlwind announcement on the Geek Stage relax and grab a FREE drink with co-founder and CEO David Steinberger in an all-drinks-paid Happy Hour brought to you by the revolutionary digital comics platform – comiXology!

SXSW Gaming Happy Hour presented by Fiksu
Sunday, March 9 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Palmer Events Center, EH1
You know what 5 o'clock means! Join Fiksu for a well deserved drink following a long weekend of gaming pitches, demonstrations and networking.

SXSW Table Top and Magic: The Gathering
Friday, March 7 from 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Palmer Events Center, EH1
Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering- FREE. Check out Duels of the Planeswalkers. Drafts and League all weekend long. And are you a hard core table top gamer or just getting started. We can help navigate the experience with dozens of game to learn and try. Watch many of the games being played on Table Top and then decide if it's right for you.

SXSW Indie Corner
Friday, March 7 from 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Palmer Events Center, EH2
The Indie Corner is where you’ll get time with some of the best indie titles the previous year had to offer and some that haven’t even hit release yet. Come play games and vote on which one you think should be winner of the new SXSW Gamer’s Voice Award!

Video Game History Museum presented by NES Remix
Friday, March 7 from 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Palmer Events Center, EH1
The Videogame History Museum was established to document, preserve, and archive the history of the Videogame industry. After over ten years of exhibits at the world-famous Classic Gaming Expo, the 501(c)(3) non-profit Videogame History Museum Inc was formed in 2009. Since then, they’ve done exhibits at E3, GDC, GDC Next, Comikaze, PAX and DICE among others. The archive is comprised of over 50,000 items spanning numerous collections and over 25 years of historical document and data archiving. Plans are well underway to establish a physical research and reference facility that will also serve as an interactive educational exhibit to the industry and general public alike.

Into the Pixel Art Gallery presented by the Entertainment Software Association
Friday, March 7 from 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Palmer Events Center, Second Floor
Into The Pixel is an annual art exhibit showcasing video game artwork and concept artwork. The exhibit is sponsored by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS). Each collection features 16 pieces which were selected by a panel of judges from the field of video games and art museums.

Karting Reimagined. Powered by Pennzoil.®
Friday, March 7th thru Sunday, March 9th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Palmer Events Center, North Entrance
Pennzoil® reimagined synthetic motor oil by creating it from natural gas. Now we’re using our commitment to innovation to reimagine go-karting, creating a unique racing experience like no other. Buckle up SXSW, this race is for you.

Sizzle Reel From the 2013 SXSW Gaming Expo:
To watch highlights of what happened in March 2013 at the SXSW Gaming Expo, click here.

Exhibiting Your Gaming-Related Company at the SXSW Gaming Expo:
Purchasing exhibit space at the SXSW Gaming Expo gets your company, product or service in front of a huge audience of industry professionals, engaged media and gaming-crazed consumers. Inquire ASAP on available exhibitor opportunities to ensure the best possible placement on the show floor.

To exhibit your gaming company at the SXSW Gaming Expo:
Contact Justin Burnham

For general SXSW Gaming Expo information:
Contact Justin Burnham

For information on gaming-related panel sessions:
Contact Dhinuka Perera

For media inquiries about the SXSW Gaming Expo:
Contact Kelly Krause