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  1. Julie Uhrman & Josh Topolsky Keynote to

    Keynote on Monday 11th March

    Indie developers and open source principles provide the power and the passion for the SXSW Interactive Festival. With this core value of community collaboration in mind, we are very pleased ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  1. SXSW Gaming Expo presented by Nintendo to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    The SXSW Gaming Expo is the place to be for hands-on product demos and networking opportunities. Because Austin is a hotbed for video game talent and development studios, popular demand ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  1. Leap Motion Experience to

    on Saturday 9th March

    Demo games and apps in Leap Motion's fun, immersive space. You'll experience 3D motion control with your own two hands. www.leapmotion.com

    At Iron Works (map)

  1. Games: Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Raise your hand if you agree with any of these statements: - Gamers are primarily by young or teen boys. - Games are usually played alone in the home on ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 4-5 (map)

  1. Zombies, Run! Transforming Fitness, Games & Story to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Everyone wants to be fitter. The trouble is making yourself exercise. Some systems use 'gamification' to turn exercise into points, and set targets and 'win' conditions. Zombies, Run! takes a ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 4-5 (map)

  1. Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    SXSW GEEK Stage - We'll chat with Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus, Paul Bettner, CEO of Verse HQ, Chris Roberts, creator of Wing Commander and Star Citizen, and Cliff Bleszinski, ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  1. Angry Nerds: Being Human in the Digital Age to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Video games are part of pop culture. Millions of people game every day. But the process of making a game remains a mystery to most people. The work often comes ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  2. Bisected Realities: ParaNorman's 2-Bit Bub Game to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    What happens when you combine the visions of advertising agency, W+K and game designer, Graeme Devine. Advertisers have discovered games: they can be cheaper than TV spots, produce lots of ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  1. Indy Gaming: Why Publishers Must Evolve or Die to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    The video game business is currently undergoing an upheaval similar to the one that shook the movie business in the 1970s. Enabled by new technologies and new platforms, independently produced ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 4-5 (map)

  1. Leap Motion Experience to

    on Sunday 10th March

    Demo games and apps in Leap Motion's fun, immersive space. You'll experience 3D motion control with your own two hands. www.leapmotion.com

    At Iron Works (map)

  2. SXSW Gaming Cosplay Competition presented by Evil Pastry Studios hosted by Seth Herzog and Meg Turney to

    Gaming Expo on Sunday 10th March

    West Canopy - Join Evil Pastry Studios and SXSW for SXSW Gaming's Cosplay Competition! People from all over come to compete in costumes from video games, sci-fi, anime and more! ...

    At Palmer Event Center (map)

  3. The Making of Defiance, a Living Transmedia World to

    Gaming Expo on Sunday 10th March

    SXSW GEEK Stage - In April of 2013, the largest, most ambitious transmedia project in history comes to life when Defiance debuts on television and launches its online game component. ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  1. Games R Art to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Linear narratives and static written words no longer dominate communication. New forms of communication are fundamentally changing the way interactive media producers, including game developers, engage audiences. Success at communicating ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 4-5 (map)

  1. Taking Social Games from Pink to Blue to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Approximately 55% of women are playing social games online, but what about the men? The social games genre has typically been geared towards the female player, but a new era ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 4-5 (map)

  1. Bing Gordon: Gaming and the Future of TV to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    The gaming console has done more to evolve TV than any other technological innovation in a generation, with Xbox Live, PS3 and Nintendo Wii U providing gateways into the home ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  1. Descendants of Erdrick with a special announcement from Richard Garriott to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    SXSW GEEK Stage - Descendants of Erdrick is a rock band dedicated to re-imagining the soundtracks of classic video games, specializing in covers of the "epic" role-playing/adventure genre of games. ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  1. SXSW Gaming Expo presented by Nintendo to

    Gaming Expo on Saturday 9th March

    The SXSW Gaming Expo is the place to be for hands-on product demos and networking opportunities. Because Austin is a hotbed for video game talent and development studios, popular demand ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  1. The Past, Present and Future of Borderlands - SXSW GEEK Stage Featured Slot to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    SXSW GEEK Stage - Go behind the scenes of Gearbox Software's critically-acclaimed Borderlands series with Matt Armstrong, Borderlands Franchise Director, and Jonathan Hemingway, Lead Character Designer, as they explore the ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  1. Designing Games for Realism: What's Real Enough? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    While the game industry regards realism as a key characteristic of AAA games, research suggests we may be wasting our money. Perceived realism is far more important, varying on dimensions ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 4-5 (map)

  1. Make It Anything: Game Modification for the Masses to

    Workshops on Monday 11th March

    RSVP Required - The founders of Modit will discuss their vision for a future in which game development is democratized by turning game players into game creators. Browser-based game development ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon AB (map)

  2. Creative Clusters: Fostering Creative Environments to

    Core Conversation on Monday 11th March

    Creative media work can be done anywhere, particularly in our internet age. But it is clear that some areas of the world have higher concentrations of talented creative people, which ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Big Bend (map)

  1. SXSW Gaming Expo presented by Nintendo to

    Gaming Expo on Sunday 10th March

    The SXSW Gaming Expo is the place to be for hands-on product demos and networking opportunities. Because Austin is a hotbed for video game talent and development studios, popular demand ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  1. Don't Stand in Fire: Leadership Lessons from WoW to

    Future15 on Monday 11th March

    When we're born, we start learning how the world works by playing. The Tarahumara running tribe in Mexico play a game as a kids that teaches them how to run ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB (map)

  1. SXSW Comedy: Comedy Bang! Bang! Live Podcast Recording to

    Comedy on Saturday 9th March

    Host Scott Aukerman (Mr. Show, Between Two Ferns) will tape an episode of his flagship Earwolf show that blends interviews, games, and inspired character bits. In partnership with IFC, home ...

    At Esther's Follies (map)

  1. Parsing Reality: Shaping Play with Connected Stuff to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    This panel will explore how our actual lives and everyday stuff are becoming the most interesting platform for gaming. We'll discuss, from different perspectives, the ways games are shaping our ...

    At Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake, Town Lake Ballroom (map)

  1. Social Underground: Official SXSW Gaming Closing Party presented by Nerdist Industries and comiXology to

    Gaming Expo on Sunday 10th March

    West Canopy - Please join us as Nerdist Industries and comiXology celebrates the close of the 2013 SXSW Gaming experience. This show is free and open to the public, featuring ...

    At Palmer Event Center (map)

  2. FUNimation to

    Gaming Expo on Sunday 10th March

    SXSW GEEK Stage - FUNimation, the industry leader in North American anime, will highlight some of the amazing titles headed your way in 2013. In addition, there will be a ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  3. Democratization of Publishing: Survive & Thrive to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    The publishing industry is evolving as authors, indie app and game creators and musicians are empowered to self-publish and distribute real time, on demand content to millions of potential customers. ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  1. Leap Motion Experience to

    on Monday 11th March

    Demo games and apps in Leap Motion's fun, immersive space. You'll experience 3D motion control with your own two hands. www.leapmotion.com

    At Iron Works (map)

  1. The Future of a Fragmented Mobile Eco-System to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    With the rise of mobile devices, especially tablets, the opportunity in mobile gaming is taking center stage. As mobile continues to heat up in the gaming industry, many believe that ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

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