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)
GuardianCon is a convention with a focus on the week long charity broadcast marathon benefiting St.Jude Children's Research Hospital.
-2015 - 564,000 Raised
-2016 - 1.35 Million Raised
-2017 - Our Goal is to reach 2.4 Million dollars
*2.4 Million Dollars is the daily operating cost of St.Jude.
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.
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.
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.