The First Ever GCE Gaming Marathon!

The First Ever GCE Gaming Marathon!

July 31, 2015 0 By Tim Finch


It’s time for the first ever Geek Chic Elite video game marathon for charity, and we’re making it awesome with 48 hours of new gen and retro gaming! Join us at noon EST on Saturday, August 1, 2015 as we’ll have two live streams going simultaneously: one for retro gaming and another for Xbox One gaming.

Our charity, Free the Children, is an amazing children’s charity that works to empower children internationally with the tools, knowledge, confidence and support network to be ambassadors for change and lead meaningful action. In places like Africa, Asia, and Latin America, they work together with communities to establish a comprehensive, child-focused development approach that gives all community members the education, skills and opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty—forever. They’re an amazing charity and we’re proud to be raising money for such a great cause.

The marathon itself will involve 24 hours of fun with the a variety of 16- and 64-bit games from the Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and Nintendo 64, as well as newer games on the Xbox One. Beyond chatting with us live, you can donate to have us relive old favorites, or share in your childhood miseries. Of course, this is made possible by donating to Free the Children.

You will help us enjoy the marathon to the fullest with your donations which will also unlock “achievements” for you, the viewer, some of which allow you to control what and how we play! The perks for individual donations are:

  • Any amount: Entry into regular drawings for video game art from GeekyCrafters.
  • $10: In addition to the above perk, you’ll be entered into a drawing for our grand raffle prize – a geeky prize pack containing a gaming-themed print from GeekyCrafters, a retro-themed flask, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Ghosts (360), a Game of Thrones T-shirt, and various other geeky prizes!
  • $15: In addition to the above perks, you will receive a shout-out from us during the marathon and be entered into an additional drawing for a Pokémon starter trio print set as well as a set of Pac-Man coasters!
  • $25: In addition to the above perks, you will be entered into a drawing to win a retro cart flask to use as a conversation piece or during your favorite drinking game.
  • $50: In addition to the above perks, you will present us with a challenge from our list of scheduled games! The challenge must be time based, and no longer than 20 minutes – just try to best us! (e.g. – Beat World 1 in Super Mario World within 15 minutes.) If we can’t beat your challenge, you get an extra entry into the raffle for the grand prize!
  • $100: In addition to the above perks, you will receive a retro game from Tim’s personal library and five extra entries into the grand prize draw
  • $125: In addition to the above perks, you will be able to choose ANY Super Nintendo or Genesis game for us to play and seven additional entries to our grand prize draw! (if we don’t have it, we’ll get it!) *Note: Please request the game & what time we should play it during the marathon as a note in the “Supporters” section on the main donation page after donating.*

If you would like to donate Steam or other digital download games for us to raffle off during the marathon, please contact us at – we’ll be happy to consider any physical raffle prizes you’d like to donate too!

The fundraiser is open now! Click the link and donate to this worthy cause and get in before the rush. See you on August 1st!