We raised $33,580 in 144 hours for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Phenomenal! I think the best way to summarize the event is Jasef’s retrospective which I’ll link at the bottom of this post. We are now gearing up for our Resident Evil Marathon , October 13-16 for Direct Relief International. We will be playing RE 1-7 as well as a few of the spin off games. We’ve started planning out a theme for the event as well as cool partnerships that we will be able to announce shortly. If you want to stay in touch with all of us, be sure to join the discord, discord.gg/thespeedgamers . It’s a great place to hang out with the community between marathons! See you all soon 🙂
I slept very well last night after 4 days of Mega Man. This event sure did have a flair for the dramatic. You guys rallied from what seemed like an insurmountable deficit to hit our goal. We experienced some internet issues less than 24 hours into the event. At one point we were disconnecting every couple of minutes. By Saturday night things had resolved themselves and the internet was back in working condition. Thank you guys so much for sticking with us through those technical difficulties. Approximately $11,800 was raised for Rocking H Ranch. I had so much fun during this event and it was truly a team effort. I enjoyed meeting AlanEdgeHead and Metalman from the forums for the the first time. They were really cool guys to hang out with and huge assets to the team. I look forward to doing more marathons with them in the future. Also big props to our first time player Trombonus. He played during the wee hours of the morning and destroyed his games. We couldn’t have done it without you all.
Our head web guru Local did an incredible job creating his own substitute for chipin which we used during the marathon. He will be making it available for anyone else who would like to run their own gaming events. We will have updates on this on a later date.
Up next, our WEEK LONG FINAL FANTASY MARATHON!!! This is our biggest event of the year and it all begins MONDAY June 24 @6pm central and will end on Monday July 1st.
If you won a prize, emails will go out within the next week asking for shipping addresses.
Thanks again for another memorable marathon!
What a great event! Best ever? Quite possibly. I cannot thank the community enough for the job they did during our marathon. Promotion, activity, energy, you guys had it all. We are just shy of raising $20,000 for Rocking H Ranch. Right now we stand at $19,700 but you are still able to donate. We thought our goal of $15,000 would be hard to achieve, but just a couple of hours in we knew it was was going to happen. We could not have done it without our great promoters and all of our friends from around the internet who showed up help push us to our goal. A special thanks to Fangamer for their continued support and amazing prize donations. Also, thank you to the indie gaming devs and teams that supplied us with their games for giveaways; Team Meat, Humble Indie Bundle, Super Giant Games and Indie Royale.
I’m going to start work on a retrospective video like I typically do after our big events. Look for it to be posted within the week on our youtube channel. Be sure to sign up to forums if you have not already.
Stay tuned for more news about our upcoming events. We look forward this summer (June) to putting on a great event for ACT Today and also to catching all the Pokemon.
What a picture perfect marathon. We had a photo finish in catching our last and 493rd Pokemon. I can’t tell you how much excitement was flowing through the room. We are all proud to have raised over $18,000 for Ally’s House. We are about $1,000 short of $125,000 total raised for various causes.
Emails will be sent out shortly to those of you who won prizes :
- Meowth hat and Pokemon Indigo League season 1: Redraw
- Pokemon Diamond/Ho-oh plushie: Mike Furst
- Pokemon Pearl/Turtwig plushie: Justin Felke
- Pokemon Platinum/Palkia figurine: Ruju
- Shiny Team: Redah Winsblow
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Peter T.
- Pokemon Card collection: Stian Haugen
- Heart Gold: Tom Katzman
- Soul Silver: Chris Jolly
- Drawing of Pokemon team of your choice, by Anatotitan: Nicholas Viola