Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez
We're partial to SXSW (hosted here in March), but this 176,000 sq. ft. welcome wagon also hosts Semicon Southwest and over 50 other trade shows and meets per year. It houses intimate spaces for meetings of 10 as well as exhibit halls with capacities over 4,000.
Big-time three-day 24-hours-a-day gaming fest! Pro esports tourneys, VR gaming, BYO PC or console for the LAN gaming area, a $2,500 cosplay competition, and much more. Fri., April 28 - Sun., April 30Fri.-Sun., April 28-30, 10am. $36-210.