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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.