2018 Auction Results are in !!

We hit a new record for the amount raised for charity - thank-you to everyone who participated in the Charity auction.


Gen Con 2018

IMPORTANT Notes:

  • No On-site registration will be available this year.  Make sure to pre-register everything!
  • Registration prices can be viewed here:Pre-registration details
  • You can register items though July 29th.

Show Schedule
Item Registration
Approx May 1st thru Sunday before the show
Item Drop-Off
Wednesday Noon - 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 11 am
Consignment Store Open
Thursday 10 am – 11 pm
Friday 9 am – 11 pm
Saturday 9 am – 7 pm
Live Auction
Thursday 10 am – 11 pm
Friday 9 am – Midnight
Saturday 9 am – Midnight
Seller Payouts & Item Return
Sunday 10 am – 2 pm

Come by at the show to see the schedule of items to be auctioned.


The 2017 (Gen Con 50) results and statistics are available here: 2017 Results


About Live Game Auctions

 

The first live game auction was hosted at the second Gen Con game show in 1969. Since then, there have been hundreds of live game auctions all over the world. At each auction, gamers bring in their no longer wanted games and gaming items, to be sold either at public auction, or at a fixed price in a consignment store.

Some auctions allow a “silent bidding process”, where bidders can write their bids on a piece of paper connected with an item. But the most popular auctions are ones where each item is in turn auctioned Live, with the highest bidder winning the item.

Charity segments are also popular in live game auctions. Gamers are very generous, and many auctions will allow gamers or manufacturers to donate items to a charitable cause. All or most of the funds raised by selling the donated items in the live auction are then given to the charity. Gen Con live game auction is also famous for its charity segments. You can see details about these auctions here.

How a live gaming auction and consignment store works

Terms often used in live gaming auctions

Advice on how to get the most for your items

General FAQ about live game auctions