DreamHack 2018 Festival is Coming to Austin

The Dreamhack festival is returning to Austin on June 1st through the June 3rd at the Austin Convention Center. This year’s Dreamhack festival consists of BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN Party, Esports, DreamExpo, Hackathon, Game Jams, Panels, Workshops, Stream Zone, Free Play Zone, Live Music, Sleep Zone, Fan Zone, COSPLAY Lasers throughout the festival and much more. Below are the descriptions for some of the events however if you want more information you can visit: https://dreamhack.com/austin/this-is-dreamhack-austin-2018.

Esports zone: Esports zone features multiple professional esport tournaments and open competitions where amateurs compete with the pros. Games confirmed for the Esports are below however there many others throughout the Dreamhack Festival.

BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN Party: Festival attendees bring all of their own gaming gear with them to the festival for three days of in-person gaming. The LAN party is open 24 hours a day during all DreamHack festivals.

Game Jams: Game Jam offers participants the chance to sprint on a game idea from concept to reality in a short period of time.

DreamExpo: The DreamExpo is at the Austin Convention Center and will feature company booths, new technology demonstrations, indie games, charities, colleges, job recruitment, and more.

Panels and Workshops: They usually have 150 hours of panel content and programming over the course of the weekend. Panel topics vary based upon community and sponsor feedback.

Stream Zone: At the Stream Zone 30-50 streamers are invited to come to DreamHack to broadcast live for the entire weekend to their communities.

Free Play Zone: The Free Play Zone features for PC, console, tabletop, mobile, and arcade games.

Live Music: Confirmed artist to perform at the festival include: KREWELLA, PEGBOARD NERDS and TOKYO MACHINE.

Sleep Zone: The Sleep Zone provides sleepers with floorspace to rest up. Note: Sleepers must bring their own sleeping gear with them.

Fan Zone: The Fan Zone is where pro players, streamers, and personalities get to meet and greet with their fans all weekend long.

COSPLAY: At the Dreamhack festival they have a cosplay competition to celebrate the artistic ingenuity, creativity, and hard work that is poured into each and every costume.

Ticket Information: Day passes start at $30 and rates go up each time a wave sells out. To buy tickets please visit: https://www.tixr.com/groups/dreamhack/events/dreamhack-austin-2018-7161

Event Hours:

  • Friday pass holders – 10am-Midnight (24 hours for 3-day pass holders)
  • Saturday pass holders – 10am-Midnight (24 hours for 3-day pass holders)
  • Sunday pass holders – 10am-8pm (24 hours for 3-day pass holders)

Expo Hours:

  • Friday: 12pm-8pm
  • Saturday: 12pm-8pm
  • Sunday: 12pm-8pm

I’m applying for a press pass for Dreamhack so stay tuned on the news if they give me a press pass. For more information about Dreamhack Austin event please visit: https://dreamhack.com/austin.


Source: Dreamhack