GuardianCon, a Destiny fan convention, raised $1.2million for charity before it even began

By James O'Connor
30 June 2017 02:23 GMT

Sometimes, a game’s fans can come together and do great things.


GuardianCon 2017 is a Destiny fan festival being held in Tampa, Florida, from June 30 until July 1. It will feature special guests, live podcasts and streamers, keynote speeches, meet-and-greet sessions, and competitive play. The event has also been heavily focused on charity, and has managed to raise a huge amount of money by streaming Destiny.

As of right now, GuardianCon 2017 has raised $1,220,696 to help sick children. The money goes to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (which you can donate to via this link), a hospital that focuses on treating and curing childhood cancers and other life-threatening diseases. More donations are still coming in, and the number is likely to rise over the course of the convention.

This money has been raised through the GuardianCon Charity Marathon, which has brought together numerous streamers and YouTubers to create content and encourage fans to donate. It has, evidently, been extremely successful. The ‘Play Live’ initiative, which this has run through, makes it easy for users to sign up and start their own fundraising campaigns.

If you’re in Tampa and interested in attending, Friday tickets and weekend passes are still available for $30 and $50 respectively.

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