SXSW Gaming Festival

March 15 - 17, 2018 | Austin, Texas

SXSW Gaming is the nexus of all things gaming at the legendary SXSW Conference & Festival. Blending all the things that make gaming great into one wild experience that only SXSW can provide, don’t miss out on the next generation of gaming festivals.

Gaming Expo, SXSW Gaming 2017 - Photo by Michael Caufield

Gaming Expo, SXSW Gaming 2017 - Photo by Michael Caufield

About SXSW Gaming


With its origin dating back to 2006 as the Screeburn Arcade during the SXSW Interactive conference, SXSW Gaming has quickly grown into one of the largest events found at SXSW. With attendance numbers in the tens of thousands year after year, SXSW Gaming brings the best of gaming to Austin each March for a weekend of nonstop fun and excitement.

The SXSW Gaming Festival is made up of three major parts: The Gaming Expo, Gaming Awards, and Gaming Programming. Each facet of SXSW Gaming covers all parts of the gaming industry, and brings a unique flavor of activities that both gaming fans and professionals enjoy every year.

Join us March 15-17 in Austin, Texas for SXSW Gaming 2018 and be a part of one of the most diverse, engaging, and welcoming communities of gamers in the world.

Enjoy a new kind of Gaming Festival

Celebrate gaming culture at SXSW Gaming 2018 via a unique combination of exhibitions, esports tournaments, hands-on play, awards, panels, and more.

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