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 counter in the 2nd floor lobby.
  • 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. 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.

Schedule

  • 8:00am-5:00pm – Items for the auction can be displayed in the 2nd floor lobby
  • 8:00am-5:30pm – Personal auction items can be bought out for the indicated price at the Registration desk.
  • 6:15-7:30 – Auction
  • 7:30-7:45 – Claim Unsold Items you want to take back.
  • 7:45-8:00 – We will sell remaining items at the Buy Out Price.
  • 8:00-8:15 – Claim remaining items you want to take back.
  • At 8:15pm all items remaining become property of Mepacon!
  • After 9pm, proceeds will be distributed. Proceeds will be held until the end of the convention.

Our Vendors

  • The Portal