What’s New for SXSW Gaming 2017

South by Southwest (SXSW) Gaming has grown exponentially over the past few years, and new features continue to be added to the event thanks to the growing demand of the gaming community.

What’s New for SXSW Gaming 2017

2016 SXSW Gaming Esports Tournament Stage – Photo courtesy of Twitch

About SXSW Gaming


From its humble beginnings as a part of the Trade Show during SXSW Interactive, to its bustling growth as the SXSW Gaming Expo at the Palmer Events Center, SXSW Gaming has become the cornerstone of everything gaming and geek culture during the world-renowned SXSW Conference and Festivals.

With an attendance of over 76,000 in 2016, we’re proud of the community we’ve developed at SXSW Gaming and dedicated to bringing more of that SXSW magic to the gaming and geek culture world for years to come.

Through its three core pillars, the SXSW Gaming Expo, SXSW Gaming Awards, and SXSW Gaming Programming, SXSW Gaming continues to bring innovation to the gaming world. Each of these facets of show host a wide-array of unique and compelling content, and we highly encourage you take the time to browse through everything we have to offer within each of them for the 2017 festival!

With all that said, be prepared for more exclusive looks into the most highly-anticipated upcoming games, trying out the latest and greatest tech for gaming, experiencing the newest trends across geek culture, and meeting your favorite industry superstars all at SXSW Gaming.


Attend SXSW Gaming 2018

Join us March 15-17 to experience the best in gaming culture featuring a sprawling Gaming Expo, a one-of-a-kind awards show, unmatched industry programming and more. Get your official SXSW Gaming Wristband today!

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Contact Us to Exhibit

Interested in showing off your latest product, project or game in an exciting and energetic atmosphere? With an attendance expanding beyond 46,000 attendees in 2017, the SXSW Gaming Expo is the perfect place to do so! Learn more about exhibiting at the SXSW Gaming Expo in 2018 today!

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Spotlight on SXSW Gaming 2017

SXSW Gaming brings together the gaming industry into one chaotically fun experience that only the legendary SXSW can provide. It’s a unique combination of all things geek, nerd, and gaming that takes place in an environment where creativity thrives. Unlike similar gaming conferences, SXSW Gaming is positioned at the nexus of the converging music, film, and interactive festivals that are found exclusively at SXSW. Join us in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18, 2017.

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