Auction

About the auction

Though it’s long been our policy, we will be enforcing that we are only accepting gaming related items. Please no magazines, comics, PC games, VHS tapes, and no novels except complete multi-book series.

The other new policy allows each person to choose up to 5 items that are guaranteed to go to auction as long as they fit the above qualification until we hit a maximum number of items. If there is additional time in the auction, we will auction additional items. There is no limit on the number of items you may put in for buyout.

There are three types of auction items:

  • Personal auction (white slips) – you set a buyout price, which people can pay pre-auction and receive the item; if the item goes to auction, we will start the bidding at half the buyout (rounded to the nearest dollar). After the auction, you will get a payout of 80% (rounded to the nearest whole dollar) of what your items sell for. Download Personal Auction Slips

  • Charity auction (gold slips) – there is no buyout and ALL of the money for these items goes to Charity. Download Charity Auction Slips

  • Convention auction (green slips) – there is no buyout and ALL of the money for these items supports Mepacon. Download Convention Auction Slips

Instructions

To enter items in the auction:

  • Fill out an auction slip and attach it to the item.
  • Please fill in the SELLER (your name), ITEM (the thing you are auctioning), and BUY OUT sections (if applicable). Be as descriptive as possible in the ITEM description. Your item may not be the only one of its type in the auction. The remainder of the sections will be completed by MEPACON staff.
  • Place items (with slips attached) on the indicated tables in the main ballroom.
  • Each person may choose up to 5 items that are guaranteed to go to auction as long as they fit the above qualification until we hit a maximum number of items. These are indicated by a colored sticker on the tag. If there is additional time in the auction, we will auction additional items. There is no limit on the number of items you may put in for buyout. Only items with a Buy Out higher than $5 will go to auction. Feel free to bundle items for a higher Buy Out.

Schedule

  • 8:00am-5:00pm – Items for the auction can be displayed near the open play main desk and Buy Outs can be purchased at the Registration Desk..
  • 6:15pm-7:30pm – Auction
  • Please claim any unsold items by 8:15pm. At that time, all remaining items become the property of MEPACON.
  • After 9pm, proceeds will be distributed. Proceeds will be held until the end of the convention.
  • If you would like a receipt for Charity items, please see Katie or email admin@mepacon.com. Receipts may also be requested for proceeds, but will not be issued automatically.

Shirt Preorder

Remember to preorder your t-shirt. Some shirts will be available at retail during the convention, but this will ensure you can get one in your size. Order at Tabletop.events.

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