Fortnite and Destiny Fans Help Raise Money for Charity at GuardianCon

Turning competition into cash for kids.

Fortnite and Destiny fans are helping to raise money for charity during this year’s GuardianCon.

GuardianCon, an annual two-day event taking place at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida this Friday and Saturday, will host a number of panels and live-stream events to raise money for the event’s charity partner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The conference follows a week-long charity streaming marathon, hosted on the GuardianCon Twitch channel. During this year’s marathon, fans raised over $2.7 million to help cover operating costs for St. Jude.

Friday, panels on the Evolution of Content Creation, the Game Attack Game Show, and a St. Jude Keynote presentation will be featured on the main stage, and a panel by the developers of Warframe will follow on Saturday.

Special Charity Blitz events are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, and feature 60 to 90-minute competitive gaming sessions between popular content creators, who may even impose unusual restrictions on themselves (ex: not being able to use guns in Fortnite) in exchange for donations. Featured Charity Blitz games include Realm Royale, Destiny, Fortnite, and more.

GuardianCon has invited popular Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube partners to attend the conference as guests, and a number of gaming personalities have already confirmed their attendance, including Broman, Gothalion, Ninja, GeekChick, SheSnaps, TheMavShow, and more.

For more information, to purchase tickets to the event, or to donate to St. Jude, visit the GuardianCon website.

For more on all things battle royale, check out our Realm Royale early access review, and Fortnite is getting motion controls on Switch!

Brian Barnett is an IGN freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @Ribnax.

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