Starting December 27th, 2021

Benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Zeldathon's Impact

Total Raised
$2,858,000+

Hours Streamed
3,516

Events
29

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All proceeds will benefit Starlight Children's Foundation.

Our Flagship Series

Starting in 2009, our team of gamers, musicians, artists, tech experts, and entertainers have gathered under one roof to celebrate The Legend of Zelda series of video games.

We've raised over $2,600,000 for great causes over 25 marathons.

Our latest event in the series, Zeldathon Forces, gathered over 600,000 viewers to watch as we celebrated the ten year anniversary of our marathons.

More Than Just Zelda

In 2020, our team decided our events shouldn't be limited by a single series. Side Quest was started to allow us flexibility in the type of segments we produce.

Additionally, we're able to take advantage of a remote format to allow new contribitors to the marathons from across the globe.

On The Road

May 24th, 2019 - May 26th, 2019
$16,051 Raised for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Our team was lucky enough to be invited to MomoCon 2019 to present a Zeldathon event from their show floor. For the first time, we were able to have a live studio audience, meet our fans formally, and engage with them directly.

Who knows where Piece of Heart will show up next?

We Are Kinstone

Kinstone is a group of over 100 entertainers and broadcast professionals from across the world. Every year, these participants gather to host high-quality gaming marathons. During these events, the team broadcasts their gameplay, camera feeds, and commentary online for one week straight, no breaks.

The gameplay is supported by live musical performances, sketch comedy, trivia, and other interactive segments. Fans of the group can tune in online at any point to engage via an ongoing chatroom. With consistent average viewership of over 5,000 viewers, and peaks reaching as high as 15,000 people, there is an extremely active community for Kinstone year-round.

By encouraging their audience to donate charity, the group has raised over two million dollars for great causes since 2009. Non-profit partners include St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Direct Relief, charity: water, and more.

Need further information or media? Please don't hesitate to get in contact with us.

Get Involved!

We are continually humbled that so many are willing and able to help us on our mission to raise money for charity. On this page you can find out more information about prize donations and corporate sponsorships.

Sponsorships

Sponsorships directly support the costs of running our events. We have a lot of different and fun ways to partner with you during one of our events! Examples include the following:

  • Your name in the intro and credits

  • Product advertising on stream and/or in prize packs

  • Social media posts before and during our event

  • Inclusion in the sponsor slideshow

  • Your logo on our website and Twitch page

  • Video advertising during stream breaks

  • Sponsored mini-segments, such as a product demo!

For detailed viewership stats and a breakdown of our sponsorship packages, please review our sponsorship deck!

Prize Donations

Prize Pack Contributions

During each of our events we offer prize packs as an incentive for donations. Each donation of $10 or more during a prize block makes the donor eligible to win! Who supplies these prizes? Our team sets aside funds to purchase games and other fun items, but our most unique prizes come from artists, crafters, and other generous folks all over the globe.

Get in touch with our team if you'd like to donate a prize during one of our events!

Contact Us

This form is for press requests, sponsorship information, non-profits, and other professional contact.

Got a more casual question? Feel free to ask us on our social media channels.

Side Quest: A Fantastic Journey!

June 11th, 2021 - June 17th, 2021
$78,250 Raised for Direct Relief

Finn returns on a Fantasy Adventure in a mysterious land. More guests, more prizes, and yes, more unexpected segments. This marathon also introduced Rio, Finn's best friend, and Alfredo the weasel into the team!

Side Quest: Take to the Seas!

December 26th, 2020 - January 2nd, 2021
$87,887 Raised for charity: water

This event introduced Finn, our mascot! On a sea-faring adventure, the community banded together to welcome new guests and friends into the Zeldathon events.

Side Quest

August 2th, 2020 - August 12th, 2020
$72,127 Raised for Direct Relief

Brought into existence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this online-only event allowed team members to play any game they wanted! Fans of Anything Other Than Zeldathon finally got their sequel.

Zeldathon Ascent

Starting December 27th, 2021!
Fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Zeldathon Forces

December 27th, 2019 - January 3rd, 2020
$173,700 Raised for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

In celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary of Zeldathon, the team debuted the documentary "Money Making Game" about the decade long journey. The marathon also marked 25 Zeldathon marathons completed.

Zeldathon Heals

June 13th, 2019 - June 20th, 2019
$170,049 Raised for Help Hope Live

An exciting return to raising for Help Hope Live, voice acting challenges, exciting prize giveaways, and new interviews brought more power to the events.

Zeldathon Response

December 27th, 2018 - January 2nd, 2019
$165,000 Raised for Direct Relief

In hopes of celebrating more of The Legend of Zelda franchise, the team began to bring in speedrunners as guests. Additionally, more fan-made versions of the games were debuted.

Zeldathon Champions

June 15th, 2018 - June 21st, 2018
$160,013 Raised for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

In celebration of the new Champions’ Ballad DLC for Breath of the Wild, Champions gave even more amazing gameplay. Additionally, the new Zelda Art Hour and dedicated Jam Train block provided new focus on the talents of the Zeldathon Team.

Zeldathon Mission

December 27th, 2017 - January 2nd, 2018
$224,665 Raised for Direct Relief

A new overlay design highlighted Mission's commitment to quality. By donating, sharing social media posts and spamming Twitch chat, the Zeldathon audience could now complete Missions to earn rewards like video features, extra giveaways and points for their favorite team.

Anything Other Than Zeldathon

September 29th, 2017 - October 2nd, 2017
$26,803 Raised for Help Hope Live

For the first time, the team hosted a marathon featuring games other than The Legend of Zelda! Returning to The Moon for one final time, tons of in-jokes were born from this weekend event. Shoutouts to Jorji.

Zeldathon Wild

June 5th, 2017 - June 11th, 2017
$169,982 Raised for The Wild Foundation

A huge celebration of the newest Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Wild improved on many of the events of Zeldathon past, with tons of game shows, musical performances and more engagement with the community.

Zeldathon Cures

December 27th, 2016 - January 2nd, 2017
$376,157 Raised for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

With new cameras and audio equipment, Cures began another rapid increase in production value for Zeldathon. Huge donations, prize giveaways and insane events all ensured this was the biggest marathon yet.

Zeldathon Classic

October 14th, 2016 - October 17th, 2016
$27,546 Raised for Child's Play Charity

In a throwback to older marathons, this marathon featured a small venue, a few games and a lot of soul.

Zeldathon Recovery

June 17th, 2016 - June 23rd, 2016
$230,077 Raised for Direct Relief

During Recovery, new mini-productions like Late Night with Jyggy and the Zeldathon Underwire Brass Band brought some of the most exciting moments in Zeldathon history to life.

Zeldathon Hope

December 27th, 2015 - January 2nd, 2016
$251,554 Raised for Help Hope Live

Now located at MC's Castle on Mars, Hope saw charity representatives attending in person, new donation events and more hype than ever.

Zeldathon Deluxe

June 19th, 2015 - June 25th, 2015
$196,097 Raised for charity: water

With the addition of Deluxe Upgrade Goals, our fourteenth marathon exceeded all expectations and started a wave of improvements for marathons to come.

Zeldathon Relief

December 27th, 2014 - January 2nd, 2015
$106,100 Raised for Direct Relief

With a polished and revolutionary layout, Relief brought along new team members and the first Zeldathon to officially end with over $100,000 raised.

Zeldathon Adventure

July 10th, 2014 - July 17th, 2014
$97,251 Raised for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

From MC's Mansion on the Moon, this marathon featured a radical new stream layout and the launch of The Adventure System, a way of unlocking games with donations.

Zeldathon St. Jude

December 27th, 2013 - January 1st, 2014
$54,965 Raised for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Our eleventh marathon brought our community together like never before using a second stream for presenting fan creations.

Zeldathon Headstone for a Hero

October 4th, 2013 - October 6th, 2013
$10,202 Raised for Zachary's Headstone

Our second mini-marathon highlighted the recent release of The Wind Waker HD and contained green screen hijinks.

Zeldathon Lives

July 5th, 2013 - July 10th, 2013
$53,039 Raised for the National Foundation for Transplants

This marathon worked to refocus Zeldathon, bringing new attendees and improving the goals presented on stream.

Zeldathon Water

December 27th, 2012 - January 1st, 2013
$45,273 Raised for charity: water

From our new house location, we played at least two games at all times, cycling out new players when we could. This marathon also saw the creation of the Goal Wheel.

Ultimate Zeldathon

July 7th, 2012 - July 12th, 2012
$27,176 Raised for Child's Play Charity

This marathon featured a version of Challenge Cam that was outside, which lead to tons of water goals.

Zeldathon Child's Play

December 29th, 2011 - January 5th, 2012
$15,473 Raised for Child's Play Charity

The longest Zeldathon to date featured the ability to directly choose "punishments" while donating.

Zeldathon American Red Cross

July 19th, 2011 - July 23rd, 2011
$13,280 Raised for the American Red Cross

From a new location, this marathon collaborated with Zelda Dungeon to go beyond any donation total yet.

Zeldathon Quest

June 22nd, 2011 - June 24th, 2011
$2,672 Raised for RJ's College Fund

Our first "mini-marathon" features an Ocarina of Time Race and a goal of dancing in the streets.

Zeldathon American Diabetes Association

December 27th, 2010 - January 1st, 2011
$4,001 Raised for the American Diabetes Association

Featuring our first international guest, this marathon brought in team members who remain to this day.

Zeldathon American Cancer Society

June 19th, 2010 - June 22nd, 2010
$3,322 Raised for the American Cancer Society

Adding a live camera, this marathon also provided the start of Donation Goals with Randy's infamous dancing in a skirt.

Zeldathon For Charity

December 27th, 2009 - December 30th, 2009
$301 Raised for Child's Play Charity

Our first marathon, without a webcam, without donation alerts and with a stream that went down repeatedly due to an overheating laptop.

A Fantastic Journey – Schedule

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A Fantastic Journey – Prizes

Grand Prize

$50 entry during duration of event

Ravio scarf, green knit hat, Mage lip balm, Naru and Ori painting, Celeste landscapes painting set, Among Us figure with hats (green), Link amigurumi, Silly Pokemon stickers, Windows XP cross-stitch, Gamer pride patch, X Box Series S console, 6 months Game Pass Ultimate


Roll for Initiative Block

$10 entry during duration of block

Ravio scarf, green knit hat, Ranger lip balm, Fus Ro Dah cross-stitch, Ori painting, Smash symbol pins, Pokemon bag, Link amiibo, Gamer pride patch, Minecraft Lego set

Aim for the Stars Block

$10 entry during duration of block

Mario characters scarf, purple knit hat, Fighter lip balm, Yoshi amigurumi, Among Us figure with hats (red), Pusheen stickers, Pig pins, Rupee bag, Frog patch

Treasure Hunt Block

$10 entry during duration of block

Ravio scarf, pink knit hat, Cleric lip balm, Axel cross-stitch, Spyro dragon 3D print, Kirby inhale keychain, Stickers (candy corn), Pokeball cloth, Kingdom Hearts scratch art

Lost in the Woods Block

$10 entry during duration of block

Tingle brothers scarf, blue knit hat, Rogue lip balm, Eevee amigurumi, ALttP forest painting, Pokeball bag, Pokeball lanyard, Mewtwo, Among Us sticker pack (yellow)

Dungeon Dive Block

$10 entry during duration of block

MtG scarf, blue knit hat, Mage lip balm, Celeste eyeballs painting, Celeste poster, Among Us figure with hats (purple), Pokemon bag, Cloud amiibo, Gamer pride patch

Forge Ahead Block

$10 entry during duration of block

To the Moon scarf, purple knit hat, Ranger lip balm, 3D printed Paper Rabbit, Among Us figure with hats (orange), Assassin's creed hoodscarf, Fruit lanyard, Among Us sticker pack (blue), Gamer pride patch

Storm the Castle Block

$10 entry during duration of block

King's Quest scarf, purple knit hat, Fighter lip balm, Raichu amigurumi, Link doll, Among Us figure with hats (blue), Pokeball pins, Silly Pokemon stickers, Scorbunny, Frog patch

Drawn to Trouble Block

$10 entry during duration of block

Ravio scarf, red knit hat, Cleric lip balm, Kairi doll, Ori cross-stitch, Kirby hat keychain, Fruit cloth, Pig lanyard, Kirby cupcake, Gamer pride patch

Homeward Bound Block

$10 entry during duration of block

Oops all greens scarf, black knit hat, Rogue lip balm, ALttP pixel Link painting, Zelda doll, Star Fox stickers, MM/OoT drawing, Rupee bag, Pig cloth


Flash Giveaway #1

$5 entry during entry period

Purple knit hat, Rupee keychain (green), Fighter lip balm, Ocarina perler

Flash Giveaway #2

$5 entry during entry period

Blue knit hat, Hylian Crest keychain (purple), Ranger lip balm, Spyro perler

Flash Giveaway #3

$5 entry during entry period

Red knit hat, Zelda keychain (yellow/black), Rogue lip balm, Captain Toad perler

Flash Giveaway #4

$5 entry during entry period

Green knit hat, Hylian shield keychain (red/orange), Cleric lip balm, Among Us perler

Flash Giveaway #5

$5 entry during entry period

Green knit hat, Triforce keychain (yellow), Ranger lip balm, Spyro perler

Flash Giveaway #6

$5 entry during entry period

Blue knit hat, Hylian Crest keychain (blue), Fighter lip balm, Zelda perler

Flash Giveaway #7

$5 entry during entry period

Green knit hat, Link keychain (translucent blue), Ranger lip balm, Wizard perler

Flash Giveaway #8

$5 entry during entry period

Purple knit hat, Rupee keychain (yellow), Cleric lip balm, Madeline perler

Flash Giveaway #9

$5 entry during entry period

Green knit hat, Link keychain (light green), Mage lip balm, Among Us perler

Flash Giveaway #10

$5 entry during entry period

Pink knit hat, Hylian shield keychain (blue/purple sparkle), Rogue lip balm, Dr. Watts perler

Flash Giveaway #11

$5 entry during entry period

Black knit hat, Triforce keychain (clear yellow), Mage lip balm, Link perler

Flash Giveaway #12

$5 entry during entry period

Blue knit hat, Rupee keychain (orange), Fighter lip balm, Heart perler earrings

Flash Giveaway #13

$5 entry during entry period

Black knit hat, Zelda keychain (pink), Cleric lip balm, Tingle perler

Flash Giveaway #14

$5 entry during entry period

Purple knit hat, Hylian shield keychain (yellow), Mage lip balm, Fox perler

Flash Giveaway #15

$5 entry during entry period

Purple knit hat, Hylian Crest keychain (rainbow), Rogue lip balm, Barkle perler

Social Giveaway #1

Green knit hat, Link keychain (light blue), Ranger lip balm, Captain Toad perler

Social Giveaway #2

Pink knit hat, Rupee keychain (black), Fighter lip balm, Madeline perler

Social Giveaway #3

Red knit hat, Zelda keychain (yellow), Cleric lip balm, Zelda perler

Social Giveaway #4

Green knit hat, Hylian Crest keychain (green/teal), Rogue lip balm, Fox perler

Social Giveaway #5

Blue knit hat, Hylian shield keychain (red/black), Mage lip balm, Spyro perler

Social Giveaway #6

Black knit hat, Triforce keychain (gold), Ranger lip balm, Paladin perler

Social Giveaway #7

Purple knit hat, Rupee keychain (purple), Fighter lip balm, Tingle perler

Social Giveaway #8

Purple knit hat, Link keychain (yellow), Cleric lip balm, Among Us perler

Social Giveaway #9

Green knit hat, Hylian shield keychain (light blue), Rogue lip balm, Dr. Rosaline perler

Social Giveaway #10

Green knit hat, Hylian Crest keychain (pink/purple), Mage lip balm, Link perler

Social Giveaway #11

Green knit hat, Triforce keychain (RGB), Ranger lip balm, Spyro perler

Social Giveaway #12

Purple knit hat, Rupee keychain (blue), Fighter lip balm, Madeline perler

Social Giveaway #13

Blue knit hat, Link keychain (black), Cleric lip balm, Captain Toad perler

Social Giveaway #14

Red knit hat, Hylian shield keychain (gray sparkle), Rogue lip balm, Boss key perler

Social Giveaway #15

Pink knit hat, Triforce keychain (glitter yellow), Mage lip balm, Barkle perler