GuardianCon is a 2 day Gaming Convention located in Tampa, Florida. The focus of the convention is the week long charity gaming marathon benefiting St.Jude Children's Research Hospital that occurs the week prior.
The convention consists of many activities, special guests, food, and fun for all ages.

When - July 13-14th

Where - Tampa Convention Center

Who - Anyone is welcome (Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult or legal Guardian)




The ticketing partner for GuardianCon is Nightout

All ticketing Questions or concerns should be pointed toward them.

Support Page
Call: 1 800 936 3126




GuardianCon is a convention with a focus on the week long charity broadcast marathon benefiting St.Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

-2016 - 564,000 Raised

-2017 - 1.35 Million Raised

-2018 - Our Goal is to reach 2.4 Million dollars
*2.4 Million Dollars is the daily operating cost of St.Jude.



Convention Center


- About

- Directions

- Parking

- Restaurants 

- Map




There are a number of hotels in the downtown area, some within walking distance, while others are but a short car ride away. Click HERE to secure yourself a hotel room for the event.

Discounted Block for the Westin is Here



Main Stage

GuardianCon Operates via single stage programming with breakout rooms. The main stage can feature anything from Developer Showcases, Trailer Reveals, Tournaments, Educational Panels and more!





Throughout the convention you will find areas of rest, these areas can provide wi--fi hot spots, charging stations, hydration stations and nearby snacks for when your feet just can't take another step.




Our friends from Texas Gamer Lounge return each year bringing to the party, arcade classics as well as recent additions. Make sure to stop by the arcade to win prizes, participate in tournaments, obtain glory, and make some new friends in the process.



Influencers/Industry Professionals


Each year, GuardianCon brings together groups of influencers and industry professionals from multiple communities, studios and disciplines. GuardianCon is dedicated to providing a community driven space where creators, developers, and fans alike can connect and have fun together.




Will I be on Camera?
- GuardianCon is considered in the public domain, and the convention has no rules outlawing the use of video cameras, camcorders and photography, so it is likely you will be on camera.

Do you Charge for Autographs?

 - No, however; you must purchase a badge to be on convention grounds, and the badge must be visible at all times.