Thanks to everyone who joined us at SXSW this year!
SXSW Gaming is an integral part of the SXSW experience. This diverse and widely popular array of events combines well-loved elements of geek culture with the cross-console video game world.
And it all happens in Austin, Texas, a true hotbed for the expanding gaming industry.
With the Gaming Awards, panels, a free expo, rocking parties and exceptional demos, no event bridges the gap between industry insiders and the general public quite like SXSW Gaming.
Qwizards Live: Zombie Edition presented by Dead Island 2
Saturday, March 14 at 4:30 p.m. — Location: twitch.tv and live on the Geek Stage in the Palmer Events Center
Wikia presents Qwizards, an exciting live-action collaborative quiz show.
Guests: WalkerTexasRanger (walkingdead.wikia.com), Jgjake2 (deadlisland.wikia.com), and Peteparker (imagecomics.wikia.com). Hosted by Wikia's Ericmoro.
SXSW Gaming Awards
Saturday March 14 at 7 p.m. — Location: ACL Live at the Moody Theater
The SXSW Gaming Awards honors major studio and indie game titles in 21 categories. Fans collaborated with industry experts by voting for their favorite games on Wikia.
Hosts: Markiplier, YouTube personality; Janet Varney, actor and comedian
On Saturday, March 14, a special SXSW Zombie Edition of Qwizards was broadcast on twitch.tv and hosted live on the Geek Stage. Three Wikia superfans (hailing from the Walking Dead Wiki, the Dead Island Wiki, and the Image Comics Database) and 50 audience members faced off in a battle of ultimate trivia on all things undead, from outbreak defense to scientific zombie analysis. Questions about films, television, comics, books, and even real life were all fair game.
After the superfan round, audience winner Rion Pela came on stage to compete against superfan winner Peteparker, ultimately besting him to become the Ultimate Qwizard and a likely future zombie apocalypse survivor.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at SXSW. Check out the video recap below, and stay tuned for the next edition of Qwizards!