SXSW Gaming offers a legendary experiences across not only its cutting-edge programming, expo, and awards show, but also in the epic parties thrown each night.


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About SXSW Gaming Parties


SXSW Gaming hosts a variety of daytime programming and special events throughout the Austin Convention Center. In addition to this great content, the festival also features select evening events that are sure to please all.

For SXSW Gaming 2017, the parties were nothing short of epic. This year, Twitch personality KittyPlays hosted the Opening Party and Cosplay Contest with special performances by gaming metal cover band Powerglove and videogame jockey experience Tough Coded: Live, while the Closing Party was taken to a whole new level with a mix of upcoming EDM stars including Feature Cuts, Luca Lush, and none other than the rapidly rising Alan Walker.

With so many great memories from this year, what will be next at SXSW Gaming 2018?

SXSW Gaming 2018 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17.


Vote During the 2018 SXSW PanelPicker®

The SXSW PanelPicker community voting period takes place from Monday, August 7 – Sunday, August 27. Vote on your favorite ideas for sessions, panels, meet ups, and more to help decide what makes it to SXSW Gaming 2018.

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2017 SXSW Gaming Schedule

Learn more about the dozens of new experiences enjoyed this year at SXSW Gaming, and browse our 2017 lineup of unique sessions, panels, and meet ups that all attendees got to see.

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Spotlight on SXSW Gaming 2017

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

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