Origins Live Game Auction at Origins 2010

The 34th annual Origins Live Game Auction is being held at the annual Origins Game Fair

Want to pre-register your items? Visit here: Pre-registration Login

Special Items:

Got a very special item you plan to put into the Origins Auction? Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and he may add it to this area

Charity Event:

This year's charity has not yet been announced. We'll post the information here as soon as we get it

For more information about this year's charity auction or the charity auctions we've run in previous years, please visit the charity page.

We will also be accepting items from gamers and manufacturers for the charity event.

Schedule: Rooms E150-E151" to "Schedule: Ballroom 3

Items accepted: Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Consignment Store: Thursday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Live Auction: Friday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (or earlier if items run out)
Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (or earlier if items run out)

There will be meal breaks on the live auction from noon to 1 PM and 6 PM to 7 PM on Friday and Saturday

Participating in the auction or buying from the consignment store requires wearing your Origins badge


The auction is run by a staff of volunteers. These volunteers are allowed to buy items from the consignment store and bid on live auction items. They get no discounts.

Volunteers are reimbursed with free badges to the convention, and possible free food, lodging and travel expenses, depending on how many hours they work. We always need more volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, email Katie, our manager This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fees for Sellers:

A seller/bidder card costs $1

You can pre-register your games here or you can register them on our computers at the auction.

If pre-registered on website - $0.35 per item/lot if for store, $0.85 per item/lot if for live auction

If registered at show - $0.50 per item/lot if for store, $1.00 per item/lot if for live auction

15% of the final sale price is deducted to cover auction expenses.

Consignment store items can not be priced for more than $50.00. Live auction items have no price restriction.

Sellers can request a partial payment for all items sold so far at any time the cash register is open.

Final payouts for sellers are Sunday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Any payouts not paid out by this time, will be mailed a check on Monday. Any unsold items not picked up by 11:00 AM Sunday become property of the auction.

Fees and Method of Payment for Buyers:

A seller/bidder card costs $1

There is a 3% buyer's premium (a kind of tax) charged on all purchases. All 4 major credit cards traveller's cheques and cash are accepted for payment. To encourage cash purchases (which we need to pay sellers), there is a 3% discount for payment in cash. Checks are not accepted.

Bidder Registration: To bid in the live auction you must register and get a bidder card at a cost of $1.00. No registration is needed to buy items in the consignment store except a valid convention badge

A buyer tab can be purchased for $50.00. This represents a $50.00 deposit on all items to be purchased, and allows the buyer to accumulate a stack of items before making payment. This deposit may not be returned until the buyer asks to close his tab. At that time, the deposit will be applied to all items currently unpaid for. Then the remainder, if any, will be paid over to the buyer and the tab will be cancelled.


We will refuse mildewed items, counterfeit items, and items of no interest to gamers. An R2D2 model kit? Allowed. A bust of John Adams? Not Allowed. A picture book of 3000 Military Ships? Allowed. A picture book of flowers of the Amazon? Not allowed.

We are no longer accepting any items for auction that look like real weapons, or could actually hurt someone badly. A foam hammer or plastic light saber is fine. But a metal sword or replica revolver is not.


Auction is sponsored by Troll And Toad and is being run by The Partnership (Bruce Carson and Jonathan Huston) and managed by Catherine Fountaine. Software provided by Bruce Carson. Website designed by Jonathan Huston and Bruce Carson.

Color Commentators:

Descriptions of items (color commentary) will be made by Jason Pipes, Soren Haurberg, Jon Huston, and other volunteers

Official (Licensed) Auctioneer:

The official licensed auctioneer for the Origins Live Game Auction is Paul Delphia Auction by Delphia