Welcome to Live Game Auctions

Results are in from the 2019 Auction. Download an Excel spreadsheet of all items in the auction!

Auction Information

We are a passionate group of volunteers that run the Gen Con auction in Indianapolis each year. Over the years we have found new homes for thousands of old games where they will be played and loved.

Tentative Schedule

This is the basic schedule we follow - there will be additional details fleshed out once we get to the convention and see how many items of each type we get.

Register Your Items

To sell items, you must pre-register them, selecting a price for each day if it is going to the consignment store, or picking a reserve price for items to be live auctioned. Print the tags and attach them securely to the items.

How it Works: Buying and Selling

Are you a first-timer? Start here to learn how the Gen Con auction works and how you can participate.

Charity

Every year Gen Con selects a sponsored charity. We collect items from dealers and attendees to sell during a special segment of the auction - where 100% of the proceeds are given to the designated charity.

Latest News

Gen Con 2019

Gen Con 2019 Auction Report

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 14,108
Number of Items Sold 10,696
Value of Items Sold $218,460.50
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 4,196
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 6,549
Percent items Registered in the last week 53%
Amount Raised for Charity (Split between Special Olympics of Indiana and Game to Grow)
$26,000

We added a fourth credit card machine and processed seller payouts and TAB pickups right at the computer station, like last year. This saved buyers and sellers from traipsing all the way across the room to pay or pickup their money.

In addition we added some wireless bar-code scanners and two laptop/tablet computers that were used to check out TAB buyers.


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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.

Auction Registration Open

You can now begin registering items for Gen Con 2019. I have a few more updates to do, but the system is up and working.

FYI: I’m planning on implementing a new login system that will eventually allow auction participants to comment on news items, view registered items and other fun things.