Gen Con 2018

Gen Con 2018 Auction Report

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 12,814
Number of Items Sold 10,168
Value of Items Sold $191,342
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 3,991
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 6,177
Percent items Registered in the last week 53%
Amount Raised for Charity (Split between Jack Vasel Memorial Fund and Second Helpings)
$30,500

We again had no on-site registrations – and zero complaints!

The big change this year was a new feature to our software to help with helping TAB buyers to pick up their items. We added a third credit card machine and processed seller payouts and TAB pickups right at the computer station. This saved buyers and sellers from traipsing all the way across the room to pay or pickup their money.

 


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Graph: Number of Items Sold by Hour

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Graph: The procrastination factor. Number of items registered by day.

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Here’s a down-loadable spreadsheet of every item in the auction. Make sure to save with an extension of XLS.

Gen Con 50 (2017)

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 14,054
Number of Items Sold 10,591
Value of Items Sold $178,731
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 4,865
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 5,726
Percent items Registered in the last week 48%
Amount Raised for Charity (Child Advocates)
$20,100

This was the second year that there were no on-site registrations. We had a few frustrated would-be sellers who still hadn’t gotten the word, but overall the sellers seem to appreciate it because of the advantages I spelled out last year:

1) Faster setup for us on Wednesday (no need to setup 4+ extra computers and printer)

2) Faster drop-off for sellers (since we had everything setup and ready to roll, and we didn’t have to spare anyone to help those entering items) !

3) Less congestion in the room of people waiting with stacks of games to get to the on-site computers.

I think that all the sellers who pre-registered would agree that check-in went VERY smoothly this year.

In addition we added another credit card machine – this allowed us to keep one over by item intake during the busiest times (Wednesday and Thursday morning). This minor change saved many a seller the extra steps needed if the only credit card machine was over by the registers.

 


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Graph: Number of Items Sold by Hour

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Graph: The procrastination factor. Number of items registered by day.

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Here’s a down-loadable spreadsheet of every item in the auction. Make sure to save with an extension of XLS.

Gen Con 2016

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 10,269
Number of Items Sold 8,258
Value of Items Sold $151,744
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 3,104
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 5,154
Percent items Registered in the last week 60%
Amount Raised for Charity (The Pour House)
$17,635

This was the first year we did away with on-site registrations. Overall the result and reception was positive. Unfortunately there were a few attendees who didn’t get notified and were disappointed that they couldn’t register their games on-site as they had done in the past. For those curious as to why we did away with the on-site registration, here are some of the advantages we realized:

1) Faster setup for us on Wednesday (no need to setup 4+ extra computers and printer)

2) Faster drop-off for sellers (since we had everything setup and ready to roll, and we didn’t have to spare anyone to help those entering items) !

3) Less congestion in the room of people waiting with stacks of games to get to the on-site computers.

I think that all the sellers who pre-registered would agree that check-in went VERY smoothly this year.

 


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Graph: Number of Items Sold by Hour

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Graph: The procrastination factor. Number of items registered by day.

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Here’s a down-loadable spreadsheet of every item in the auction. Make sure to save with an extension of XLS.

Gen Con 2015

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 10,865
Number of Items Sold 7,974
Value of Items Sold $136,644
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 3,298
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 4,676
Percent items Registered in the last week 72%
Amount Raised for Charity (The Julian Center)
$11,714.35

 


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Graph: Number of Items Sold by Hour

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Graph: The procrastination factor. Number of items registered by day.

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Here’s a down-loadable spreadsheet of every item in the auction. Make sure to save with an extension of XLS.

Gen Con 2014

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 12,022
Number of Items Sold 8,164
Value of Items Sold $135,323.75
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 3,163
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 5,001
Amount Raised for Charity (Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana’s BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids)
$11,904.56

 


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Graph: Number of Items Sold by Hour

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Graph: The procrastination factor. Number of items registered by day.

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Here’s a down-loadable spreadsheet of every item in the auction. Make sure to save with an extension of XLS.

Gen Con 2013

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 10,766
Number of Items Sold 8,223
Value of Items Sold $134,236.25
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 3,233
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 4,990
Amount Raised for Charity (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana) $14,342.44

 


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Graph: Number of Items Sold by Hour

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Graph: The procrastination factor. Number of items registered by day.

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Here’s a down-loadable spreadsheet of every item in the auction. Make sure to save with an extension of XLS.

Gen Con 2012

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 12,871
Number of Items Sold 8,976
Value of Items Sold $126,789.95
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 3,220
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 5,756
Amount Raised for Charity (Stars Youth Foundation) $11,878.80
Amount Raised for Charity (Gygax Memorial) $15,383.34

 


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Graph: Number of Items Sold by Hour

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Graph: The procrastination factor. Number of items registered by day.

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Here’s a down-loadable spreadsheet of every item in the auction. Make sure to save with an extension of XLS.

Gen Con 2011

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 16,753
Number of Items Sold 11,699
Value of Items Sold $138,071.25
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 5,909
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 5,789
Amount Raised for Charity (Books on Wheels) $13,077.59

 


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Graph: Number of Items Sold by Hour

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Graph: The procrastination factor. Number of items registered by day.

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Here’s a down-loadable spreadsheet of every item in the auction. Make sure to save with an extension of XLS.

Gen Con 2010

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 13,173
Number of Items Sold 9,542
Value of Items Sold $124,908.52
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 5,146
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 4,396
Amount Raised for Charity (Pajama Program) $11,904.67
Amount Raised for Gygax Memorial $9,128.00

We hit a record number of items in the auction this year with 13,173 items. The more numerically capable of you may be wondering how that is a record considering that last year we had 13,255 items in the auction. The answer is simple! Last year’s count included the charity items, this year’s count does not. We started a new procedure to make the charity auction a bit easier on us. We devoted a cash register to this section. All charity items had to be paid for immediately and at the end of the segment we ran the tape to get the total raised for charity – much simpler than creating an auction tag for each charity item.

 


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Graph: Number of Items Sold by Hour

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Graph: The procrastination factor. Number of items registered by day.

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Here’s a down-loadable spreadsheet of every item in the auction. Make sure to save with an extension of XLS.

Gen Con 2009

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 13,255
Number of Items Sold 8,956
Value of Items Sold $119,973.70
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 4,691
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 4,265
Amount Raised for Charity $10,036

We had another year where we hit a record number of items for the auction – 13,255 (11,776 was the previous record set last year). Even though the coupon in last year’s book was good for this year for a free bidder card, NO ONE used a coupon! We had 857 participants this year (down from the record of 996 last year).

This page allows you to explore the items we sold, when we sold them, and for how much.

 


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Graph: Number of Items Sold by Hour

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Graph: The procrastination factor. Number of items registered by day.

(right click-save target as)
Here’s a down-loadable spreadsheet of every item in the auction. Make sure to save with an extension of XLS.