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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.

(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.

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.

(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.

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.

(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.

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.

Gen Con 2008

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 11,776
Number of Items Sold 8,004
Value of Items Sold $129,528.70
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 4,149
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 3,855
Amount Raised for Charity $17,398.00

We had another year where we hit a record number of participants (buyers and sellers) for the auction (996) and items (11,776), in part thanks to the coupon we included in the registration booklet for a free bidder card.

 


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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.

Gen Con 2007

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 11,122
Number of Items Sold 8,847
Value of Items Sold $127,562
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 4,971
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 3,872
Amount Raised for Charity $9,802.25

Another Gen Con has come and gone and we’ve had a banner year. We had a record number of participants (buyers and sellers) for the auction (939). This page allows you to explore the items we sold, when we sold them, and for how much.

For the first time ever we tried to sell a CAR!! This was no ordinary car, but a SPAWN detailed car, complete with hydralics for bouncing the car around. The car is included in the item statistics even though the sale was never completed (the buyer backed out). The highest price item in the auction was a “Brown-Box D&D” that went for $2,400. A 2nd printing Brown box also went for $950.

 


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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.

Gen Con 2006

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 11,283
Number of Items Sold 8,039
Value of Items Sold $117,644
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Auction Store) 3,842
Number of Items Sold from the Auction Store 4,197

Another Gen Con has come and gone and we’ve had a banner year. We had a record number of items entered into the auction, and a record number of items pre-registered for the convention.

This page allows you to explore the items we sold, when we sold them, and for how much.
The highest price item in the auction was an original “AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide” pre-publication manuscript that had been hand-edited by Gary Gygax. We also had a couple of brown-box D&D sets, one that sold for $1950, the other sold for a “mere” $1150

 


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Graph: Number of Items Sold by Hour

(click for larger image)
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.

Gen Con 2004

Our second year in Indianapolis validated the successful transition of the Gen Con game convention and auction from Milwaukee to our new facilities in the heart of Indiana. Auction setup was made easy as we were again located in the Capitol Ballroom of the Westin Hotel. The wonderful convention services staff of the Westin were quick to serve all of the event’s requirements. The percentage of items pre-registered online was up significantly from 2003, making onsite data entry less tedious. The success of this and of our Advanced Partial Payouts™ system make the Gen Con game auction the premiere live game auction in the entire hobby.

Here are some of the statistics from this year’s auction:

  • 598 total registered participants (buyers and sellers).
  • Over 50 regular core staff and new onsite volunteers working the auction.
  • 9,367 items consigned to the auction or auction store.
  • 6,133 items sold onstage or through the auction store.
  • $83,678.75 gross sales generated.
  • $13.64 average selling price per item.
  • The Friday and Saturday evening collector sessions both run past midnight with extreme competition for the rarities consigned to the auction.
  • Auction volunteer “Big Lips” makes a “Big Hit” when he does a “Quick Flip” of three sealed packs of “Summer Magic” boosters putting a fast $1500.00 profit in his pocket.

Here are the top selling items from this year’s auction:

  1. $3400.00     Summer Magic cards (3 packs)
  2. $3000.00     Rod of 7 Parts RPGA tourney manuscript
  3. $1400.00     D&D brown box (nice condition)
  4. $1000.00     Dragon magazine 1-237, StratPreview 1-7, & other misc. similar
  5. $ 710.00     Set of painted FRP minis (Aces Charity Auction speed-painting, proceeds to the Make-a-Wish Foundation)
  6. $ 700.00     Gypsy (RPGA tourney) manuscript
  7. $ 700.00     Original pen & ink art by Larry Elmore (proceeds to the Make-a-Wish Foundation)
  8. $ 700.00     Hand-made Diplomacy set (wood; like the one at Origins that only brought $375)
  9. $ 700.00     Great Bugbear Hunt RPGA tourney manuscript
  10. $ 625.00     Spring Fever RPGA tourney manuscript
  11. $ 600.00     Bigby’s Tomb RPGA tourney manuscript
  12. $ 600.00     Crystal Caste Dice set, Wooly Mammoth (like one at Origins that brought $700)
  13. $ 600.00     D&D brown box (good condition)
  14. $ 500.00     Summer Magic, individual packs (3, price is per pack, then resold an hour later as one lot, #1 above)
  15. $ 450.00     Titan / Gorgonstar, near-mint
  16. $ 420.00     TSR newsletter Random Events set
  17. $ 325.00     Fairy Mound RPGA manuscript (Jim Ward archive)
  18. $ 325.00     R2 Hydell RPGA product, shrink
  19. $ 325.00     Riddle of the Ring, unapproved Tolkien card/boardgame 1983
  20. $ 325.00     Magic collectors’ edition brick/shrink
  21. $ 320.00     Titan / Gorgonstar, condition very good, with Battlelands expansion mixed in
  22. $ 290.00     Talisman Dragons expansion, in box
  23. $ 275.00     Palace Vampire Queen, near mint but no outer folder
  24. $ 260.00     Cthulhu manuscript pre-publication (TSR/AD&D DDG)
  25. $ 260.00     Battlelands of Titan expansion, mint
  26. $ 255.00     RoboRally & all expansions (WotC)
  27. $ 220.00     Blood Bowl Demo/Original 3D display
  28. $ 220.00     Longest Day (Avalon Hill), unpunched
  29. $ 220.00     Shadis magazine #1-5 printer’s paste-ups

Special thanks go out to Jane Zoet for coordinating personnel, housing, food and drinks, and a million bits of minutia over hundreds of hours to make the auction the smooth and successful event that we all love.

Finally, from the entire auction staff, a big thank you to all the participants, regulars and newbies. Without your support the auction would not be the featured traditional Gen Con event that has captured hearts and imagination for decades.