Fall 24 HOUR GAMEATHON for Child’s Play

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Hello folks,

So here it is, a official announcement for the 24 HOUR GAMEATHON that will be August 28-29, 2015 starting on Friday at 9:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on the 28th. This years event I will be trying a new format. The past few events the scheduled events that I have made have done well, but at the end of the 2 hour segment I am just getting warmed up and so is the chat to the game. So I feel rushed and I know that others feel the same way.

So this year I am going to do just a couple of timed events. Poker will still be the Friday night kick off, then we will put up poll to pick the next event and after 3 hours we will do another poll, either continue to play the same game, or any of the games that I have installed.

Games With A Set Time:

  • Poker on Aug. 28 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • SMITE on Aug. 29 at 4:00 pm EDT
  • Destiny on XBOX One on Aug. 29 at 9:00 pm EDT (Hosted by GunBrothers Gaming)

Possible Games List:

  • Dirty Bomb
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Insurgency
  • Minecraft
  • Rocket League
  • Robocraft
  • Trove
  • World of Warships

So like I said, this will be a little experiment, as I am always trying to better and improve the experience for everyone. I like the idea of this and several people that I have floated the idea to seem to like it aswell.

Also we will be using a new system for tracking donations. The new system will not only track the donations to Child’s Play, but it will also be able to track the goal amount, inform me of who donated (unless someone checks to be anonymous), and also show a pop up on the stream with the name and amount. So thats great and will be a new feature for us.

If you wish to donate, you may do so by clicking the Donate Button just below.

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With a New Year Comes New Changes

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This year, the 24 HOUR GAMEATHON is entering its fourth year and that is really exciting to me. As you all know, last year was a big year for us. I said last year that I had big plans for the GAMEATHON. This year we are scheduling two events, one in the Spring and one in the Fall, for two separate charities!

In the Spring,  May 8th, 2015 at 9:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) to be exact, we will be raising money for the charity, Operation Supply Drop. OSD is a veteran-founded charity designed to provide video game filled care packages for soldiers (U.S. and its allies). This includes deployed soldiers in combat zones and those recovering in military hospitals.

In the Fall, we will be raising money for the charity Child’s Play. Child’s Play is a charity that improves the lives of children in a network of 70 hospitals worldwide with toys and games. Child’s Play purchases consoles, peripherals, games and more for hospitals and therapy facilities to provide much needed cheer and joyful distractions to children.

The first three events have been seen by more than 8,500 people and we have raised over $6800 for charities. All donations are actually tax deductible as OSD and Child’s Play are both registered non-profit charities. I hope this year will be our biggest and best year to date.

Thank you for your support,
Paul Jarrell aka MrWaylain
Event Coordinator

With a New Year comes New Changes

Hello 2015!

This year, the 24 HOUR GAMEATHON is entering its fourth year and that is really exciting to me. As you all know, last year was a big year for us. I said last year that I had big plans for the GAMEATHON. This year we are scheduling two events, one in the Spring and one in the Fall, for two separate charities!

In the Spring, we will be raising money for the charity, Operation Supply Drop. OSD is a veteran-founded charity designed to provide video game filled care packages for soldiers (U.S. and its allies). This includes deployed soldiers in combat zones and those recovering in military hospitals.

In the Fall, we will be raising money for the charity Child’s Play. Child’s Play is a charity that improves the lives of children in a network of 70 hospitals worldwide with toys and games. Child’s Play purchases consoles, peripherals, games and more for hospitals and therapy facilities to provide much needed cheer and joyful distractions to children.

The first three events have been seen by more than 8,500 people and we have raised over $6800 for charities. All donations are actually tax deductible as OSD and Child’s Play are both registered non-profit charities. I hope this year will be our biggest and best year to date.

Thank you for your support,
Paul Jarrell aka MrWaylain
Event Coordinator

Thank you

 

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I know its a bit late, but I wanted to go through and update the site after the event. This year was probably our best yet in terms of prep and execution. We streamed for over 24 hours and had over 100 people join us to play games for our event. We also had close to 1000 hits on www.24hourgameathon.com over the event and day after. We missed our big longshot goal, but we are really hitting an average of the last two years. Consistency is a good thing in my book and we still raised over $1000 for Child’s Play

Next year is a whole new year and brings an even better event for our fourth year. Hope to see you all there!

 

We are so close!

 

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We are so close I can feel it and I hope you can too. With prizes and sponsored events, we are poised to have our biggest event ever. So lets get on with some details.

First off is our open to the public Poker Night, which will include a prize to the winner. For more details on that, check THIS out and register now!

Our first sponsored giveaway will be during the Titanfall slot which begins at 12:00 pm EDT on Saturday. During that hour period we will be giving away a Titanfall themed prize pack that includes a T-shirt, 2 posters, and a credit card style 30 GB flash drive! For details on how to win, make sure you tune into our stream during that portion.

Another sponsored event will be during the Mechwarrior Online slot which begins at 7:30 pm EDT on Saturday. During that portion we will be giving away 12-24 Hour premium time game codes for MWO. Make sure you check that out as well.

Below is our full list of events during the event aswell as our social sites. Please make sure you have liked and followed us wherever possible. Channels for each event have been made in the Midnight Squadron Teamspeak Server so please use those. If you have any questions feel free to pm me or you can email me at paul@24hourgameathon.com

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Friday August 15, 2014 Times are in EDT (GMT-4)
9:00 pm Starbound Intro
10:00 pm Poker Night Tournament

Saturday August 16, 2014 Times are in EDT (GMT-4)
8:00 am Robocraft
10:00 am League of Legends
12:00 pm Titanfall (Giveaway**)
1:00 pm Guild Wars 2
4:00 pm Wildstar/Insurgency
5:00 pm Diablo 3
6:00 pm War Thunder
7:30 pm Mechwarrior Online (Giveaway** )
8:00 pm Elder Scrolls Online
9:00 pm THE END!

*Times and events on schedule are subject to change
**Please click the links, or check out our Prizes page for more details

Schedule is now LIVE

So without any further delay, we can publish our finalized schedule for the event! This list is not final as there are a few items we are still trying to nail down. So here ya go!

Friday August 15, 2014 Times are in EDT (GMT-4) 
9:00 pm Starbound Intro
10:00 pm Poker Night Tournament

Saturday August 16, 2014 Times are in EDT (GMT-4)
8:00 am Robocraft
10:00 am League of Legends
12:00 pm Titanfall (Giveaway**)
1:00 pm Guild Wars 2
4:00 pm Wildstar
5:00 pm Diablo 3
6:00 pm War Thunder
7:30 pm Mechwarrior Online (Giveaway** )
9:00 pm THE END!

*Times and events on schedule are subject to change
**Please click the links, or check out our Prizes page for more details

Introducing our Shirt!

Today we launched our first ever event t-shirt. This will be a limited edition t-shirt that will be on sale til August 23, the same day that the donation tracker will stop and when we hope to hit our goal. All profits from sales of the shirt will go to Child’s Play to help us reach our goal. If you wanna grab one yourself, head over to our STORE and grab one today!

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We Are LIVE!

Today we officially announcing that we are live. Help us out and help us share and spread the word/page to friends and family. The more people that we can reach, the more money we can raise for a great charity.

70 days and counting!

We have a Site and a Logo!

I have been working with the amazing and talented Amy Kantor for a few weeks now and we have finally figured it out a logo! I am really excited to be able to continue working on the site and open it up to the world. You can see it at the logo at the top, but below is a full, uncropped version.

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