In response to ongoing anonymous threats, on Oct 26th, 2015 SXSW organizers announced the cancellation of two panels titled "Level Up; Overcoming Harassment in Games" and "SavePoint: A Discussion on the Gaming Community". While "Level Up", organized by Caroline Sinders, intended to broadly discuss the issue of harassment in gaming, "SavePoint" was organized by GamerGate supporters. It was branded as focusing on "ethics in gaming journalism" but many were skeptical as to the organizers motives.
The choice to cancel both was ill-received by the broader community, resulting in widespread criticism and threats from prominent media corporations such as Buzzfeed and Vox to pull out of the event. Ultimately SXSW organizers apologized for its choice and announced a one-day summit dedicated to the issue of online harassment in the place of the panels. This section will be updated as this issue unfolds.
Update: On November 13, 2015 the SavePoint panel was reinstated to its original time slot at SXSW Interactive, while Level Up is still scheduled to take place during the Harassment Summit. Content concerning these developments can be found in the Online Harassment Summit section of this page.
Before the panels were chosen and then cancelled, Caroline Sinders wrote a blog post about how GamerGate supporters were targeting her panel.
Caroline Sinders on Fusion: Aug 18, 2015: GamerGate is going after SXSW panels: How 'the downvote' gives power to the mob
This section houses articles concerning the evolving agenda of the summit.