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Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  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)

  4. 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)

  5. Breathing New Life into PC Games & Space Sims to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    In the 1990s space sims and high end PC games were synonymous with the name, Chris Roberts. Roberts made his mark in the games industry with legendary and groundbreaking computer ...

    At Palmer Event Center (map)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. SXSW Gaming Happy Hour presented by PlayHaven to

    Gaming Expo on Sunday 10th March

    Going to SXSW's Gaming Expo? Take a break to mix & mingle with the PlayHaven team - there'll be good times, good folks and plenty of refreshments! Happy hour starts ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  10. 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)

  11. Descendants of Erdrick - Rock Band Dedicated to Video Game Classics to

    Gaming Expo on Sunday 10th 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)

  12. 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)

Monday 11th March 2013

  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.

    At Iron Works (map)

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. Puzzle Clubhouse: Secrets of Crowdsourcing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Puzzle Clubhouse is Schell Games' grand experiment in crowdsourced game development. In this talk, Jesse Schell will explain what his team has learned about voting, community management, and how to ...

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

  7. Jesse Schell - Book Reading to

    Book/DVD signing on Monday 11th March

    Jesse Schell will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “The Art of Game Design” following his Solo session. Jesse Schell is Professor of Entertainment Technology at ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. What Does Guitar Hero Have to Do with Your Health? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Everyone wants to get healthier. New solutions arrive daily. Yet the challenge isn't getting people to try new things and start new habits but getting them to stick with them. ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Creekside (map)

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

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