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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Genghis Con XXXVI - Auction

This is the weekend for the big local convention; Genghis Con XXXVI. Friday night is auction night and my time to get up in front of a crowd and make them buy used games.

I really enjoy doing this and I have been doing it for 30 years now. Here are a couple of pictures from the early stages of games being brought in to sell at the auction. We started selling at 6pm and finished about 12:30am and wrapped up the paperwork about 1:30am. Its a long night and I trade of duties with 2 other auctioneers although I lost one of them part way through the evening, I may have sold him. So I did the bulk of the selling. The high point, this year was selling an unpunched copy of SPI's Campaign for North Africa for $250. That's always fun!

Looking forward towards the crowd. We opened up the air wall when it was closer to the start time.
Looking towards the back. We stack the sold lots on the double stacks of tables along the back and side walls.


  1. Very cool, be nice to do that over here where I live....most events just do a barter town/trade day....

    1. I like the flea market tables that some of the conventions over here run too. But nothing really beats a good auction.