Attend SXSW Gaming

The SXSW Gaming Conference & Festival offers an endless amount of possibilities for fun and entertainment across the Expo, Awards, and Programming. Join us March 16-18 to experience an all-new SXSW Gaming, featuring an expanded Gaming Expo, a one-of-a-kind awards show and evening events, and unmatched industry programming. Grab your exclusive Gaming Wristband today!

Attend SXSW Gaming

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2017 SXSW Gaming Wristband Rates & Deadlines


Wristband Type Through
Friday, Jan. 27
Single-day $20 $25
Three-day $39 $49

Early registrants benefit from discounted rates, which expire at 11:59pm PT on the deadline above. SXSW Gaming is free to children 12 years old and younger.

Learn more about How to Attend SXSW Gaming 2017 below and explore our Frontgate admission pages for 3-day Gaming Wristbands, and single-day Gaming Wristbands for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from March 16-18, 2017.



Gaming Wristbands can be picked up in the Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (enter at 4th and Niches Streets) at the days and times shown.

SXSW Gaming Registration is open:

Wednesday, March 15 | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 16 | 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday, March 17 | 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 18 | 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Remember: Upon receiving your credentials, you must wear your wristband on your wrist for security reasons. If your wristband is lost/stolen/confiscated, a replacement will only be issued at the walk-up price.

How to Attend


SXSW Gaming takes place from Thursday, March 16, through Saturday, March 18 at the Austin Convention Center, and encompasses a wide variety content throughout the SXSW Gaming Expo, Gaming Awards, and Gaming Program.

With a SXSW Gaming Wristband, you’ll be granted complete access to each portion of the show as well as exclusive perks such as discounted hotel rooms, complimentary swag bags, and access to incredible special events.

SXSW Gaming is open for attendance to all ages, with complimentary access given to all SXSW badgeholders. The SXSW Gaming Wristband does not grant access to any SXSW Interactive, Film or Music events.

Book your hotel using the link provided in your Gaming wristband confirmation email with SXSW Housing & Travel. Learn more about how to book, and review our reservation policies and hotel availability here.

For further information about the 2017 SXSW Gaming Conference & Festival, explore Wristbands Terms and Conditions, RFID Policy, Code of Conduct, and FAQ.

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Join us in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from March 16-18 for SXSW Gaming 2017.

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