Games Done Quick announced its annual Awesome Games Done Quick speedrunning marathon is returning to in-person events next year. Awesome Games Done Quick 2024 will take place in downtown Pittsburgh and runs for one week in January. As always, all proceeds will go to charity.
Awesome Games Done Quick Starts January 14, 2024
GDQ announced its first 2024 event in a recent press release. The next AGDQ runs from January 14 to January 21 at downtown Pittsburgh’s Wyndham Hotel and Resorts. This is the first in-person Awesome Games Done Quick since 2020. Fans who can’t make it in person can tune into GDQ’s 24-hour Twitch livestream. The livestream will also include speedruns from remote participants. Speedrunners who wish to participate in AGDQ 2024 can submit their runs from September 1 to September 10.
As with previous years, proceed from the 2024 edition of Awesome Games Done Quick goes toward supporting the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The PCF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cancer research, education, outreach, and advocacy. The organization hopes to reduce cancer deaths by 40% by 2035 and plans to invest $40 million into that effort. That includes putting $20 million toward research, $10 million toward screening and prevention, and $10 million for education and outreach. Fans can donate to the PCF through the GDQ website during the February event.
GDQ also used the press release to announce its Summer Games Done Quick and Frame Fatales events. SGDQ raises money for Doctors Without Borders and usually takes place sometime between May and August. Meanwhile, Frame Fatales is GDQ’s annual all-women speedrunning marathon. It raises money for the Malala Fund, which helps educate girls in unstable or developing countries. However, GDQ hasn’t announced dates for those events.