June 11th, 2021 at 4PM ET

Join us for our next event, Side Quest: A Fantastic Journey, where all proceeds will benefit the charity Direct Relief.

Zeldathon's Impact

Total Raised

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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.

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Side Quest: A Fantastic Journey!

June 11th, 2021 - June 17th, 2021
Raising for Direct Relief

Finn returns on a Fantasy Adventure in a mysterious land. More guests, more prizes, and yes, more unexpected segments.

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 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.