We want to thank everyone who participated in last year’s game auction. All proceeds from the auction went to charity, and each year we continue to increase our contribution. From everyone at U-Con, thank you so much!
Everyone is welcome to attend, whether it’s to sell, buy, or just watch! We will begin the auction at 1pm, so please arrive early with items you intend to sell. If you’re curious, we thought we could explain how to enter items into the auction. Sellers do not have to be present during the auction. Buyers, please pick up an auction paddle at the front.
Sellers, before the auction begins, please fill out Item Slips for each item you plan to sell, as well as a Seller Item List. (We ask that sellers who plan on selling a large number of items please sell them in bundles whenever possible. This will help keep the auction moving and allow buyers to see all of the items available). Each Item Slip has a brief description, any comments about the item if the item is out of print or rare, and notes about damage or if anything is missing. Each Item Slip will also include the seller’s name and number, the item number listed on the Item Sheet, and the starting bid or reserve. On the Item List, sellers will write their name, seller number, donation %, and the information from each Item Slip. The Seller Number is used to keep track of which item belong to which seller, and will be provided before the Auction begins. The Donation % is to indicate if you would like to donate more than the standard rate of $1/item or 10% of the final value, whichever is higher.
Buyers, immediately after the auction is completed, you must pay for your purchases (cash only please), collect your items, and return your paddle. Once all the buyers have paid, each seller will be called to collect their bounty. Sellers, please be present at this time! In the rare case a seller is missing, their bounty will be held for them at the Registration Desk. If it is not picked up before 5pm Sunday evening, that bounty will be donated to charity.
We hope that this answers your questions and inspires you to participate in the auction. Items will be accepted at the registration desk starting 1pm on Saturday, although earlier is a possibility. We have had things like unusual tokens for RPGs, signed items by previous Guests of Honor, and copies of rare roleplaying books and games. You never know what you’ll find at this year’s U-Con Auction!