The premier video gaming and pop culture event in the Rio Grande Valley is back! It’s sure to bring special guests and cosplay events with huge gaming tournaments and more! Come experience a world full of your favorite characters on September 10th with the South Texas Gamer’s Expo at the McAllen Convention Center!

A Full Day of Fun

Don’t know what to expect? That’s okay; Explore McAllen has everything you’ll need to know about STX Gamer’s Expo. It’s going to be a fun-filled day of special guests, a free play arcade and one-of-a-kind vendors full of your favorite gaming characters, artwork and more!

Special Guests

Are you ready to meet voice actor Jen Taylor? She is the talent behind three of the Super Mario Bros. franchise’s popular characters: Princess Peach, Toad and Toadette! Taylor is also known for her roles as Cortana in the Halovideogame series and Zoey in Left 4 Dead.

Another special guest is Alesia Glidewell, the voice behind Carmelita Fox in Sly 2: Band of Thieves, Alma Wade in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, and Krystal in Star Fox: Assault and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Cosplay Contest

Get creative, replicate your favorite character and sign up for STX Gamer’s Expo’s Cosplay contest! With a $100 cash prize for the winning adult cosplay, it’s a great way to have fun and win some money!

Free Play Arcade

It’s time to button smash against all of your pals! This is a free arcade where you can play your favorite titles, including Marvel vs. Capcom 2CentipedeGalagaMortal Kombat 3Street Fighter Alpha 3 and so much more! Get ready to challenge your friends and gain the glory of victory.


Have you always wanted to know how your favorite voice actors got into the industry? Want to know how your favorite game was created? This is your chance to experience an interactive Q&A style panel featuring special guests, industry insiders, voice actors and more!

Gaming Tournaments

Think you have what it takes to be tournament master? Prepare to test your skills against some of the best gamers in the RGV! There will be tournaments to fit the most hardcore gamers and the friendliest of casual players. Plus, winners will receive some great cash prizes! Here is a list of games you can play:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Madden NFL 17
  • FIFA 16
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Killer Instinct
  • Street Fighter 5
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2
  • Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
  • League of Legends
  • Minecraft
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ­


Save some cash by getting your passes early! Passes are only $15 online or $20 at the door. You can also purchase them at Kaboom Comics & Collectibles in McAllen.


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