What is GuardianCon?

What started as a fan meetup for Destiny streamers KingGothalion and Professor Broman in August of 2015 grew to encompass numerous Destiny content creators. The result was what fans dubbed "DestinyCon". A year later in 2016, Destiny Community Con took place again in Tampa, Florida, as a proper convention with proceeds going St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where the Destiny community raised over $544,000. After Destiny Community Con ended the event was rebranded as GuardianCon.

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It was in 2017 that GuardianCon passed the 1 Million dollars raised for St. Jude with a total of US$1,078,510.00 raised. As per the event itself, took place in the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida with attendees the likes of Dr Lupo, Triple Wreck, SheSnaps, BurnBxx, MyNameIsByf and more! You can visit the GC17 gallery here.

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GuardianCon 2018 had one goal: to raise enough money to run St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for one day. When the event had been announced, that total was 2.4 Million dollars, and by the end of the event, the total raised was US$2,851,866. In addition to the US$46,680.79 monthly donations (through sustained giving). GuardianCon became more than just a Destiny meetup at a bar. GuardianCon 2018 took place at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL.

 

Partners

We’re proud to partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Charity and community is at the heart

of our event, which has raised over $4.6M over the last three years.

Our 2019 goal is $4 million.

 

2019 Venue

Rosen Shingle Creek

Located minutes from Orlando International Airport and many of the region’s premier attractions, Rosen Shingle Creek is one of the largest full-service convention hotels in Central Florida. Situated on 255 cares, the hotel offers myriad amenities, including a spa, an 18-hole Championship golf course, dining and lounging options, four outdoor pools, lighted tennis courts, nature trails, and an Olympic-regulation sand volleyball court. The Convention Center at the hotel features over 500,000 square feet of event space, including 3 ballrooms and 99 breakout meeting rooms.

 

FAQ

You’ve got Questions. We’ve Got Answers.

Q: Is my shirt a ticket?
A: No. Never shall it be.

Q: Can I come in cosplay?
A: Yes. We will have guidelines coming soon.

Q: “My child is 7. Do they need a ticket?”
A: No. Children under the age of 10 get in free.

Q: Do I have to stay on site?
A: No. You can stay wherever you want. However, it’s always convenient to be close by.

Q: How do I sign up to volunteer?
A: There will be an add on that pops up automatically during the ticket purchase process.

Q: Is GuardianCon open to the public, or just industry/press?
A: GuardianCon is open to the public.

Q: Who are you raising money for?
A: We are raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Q: How does St. Jude receive the money?
A: GuardianCon never touches the money directly. Donations are made through Tiltify and distributed directly to St. Jude.

Q: Is the donation tax deductible?
A: Yes. When you donate, you will get the option to receive a tax receipt that shows a donation to St. Jude.