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Poll: Are you going to GenCon Indy 2007

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:57 pm 
 

burntwire brothers wrote:Claddagh's is cool. I haven't eaten there myself but some of our friends have and they said good things.


Very nice place to eat and drink....


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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 1:31 pm 
 

GenCon Auction Downsizing Collectibles

"We also won't be listing set times - just the order of things going up that day. If you swing by the auction room we should be posting the schedule for the following day (in other words - on Wednesday, we'll post Thursday's schedule, on Thursday we'll post Friday's schedule, etc....). Other changes will likely include less time on "collectables" with the semi-collectables included in the genre to which they belong. There will be NO Sunday morning auction." -- Larry and Jane Zoet

http://community.gencon.com/forums/post/106320.aspx

I wonder how they're going to decide which are Semicollectible and which are Full... and whether a list of which-is-which will be posted.  :?

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 2:33 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:NO Sunday morning auction


Thank God!  I have to drive home Sunday morning....to Texas!  8O

Seriously though...I already have pre-auction jitters.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 3:58 pm 
 

Frank, are you still going to be an auctioneer?

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 4:38 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Thank God!  I have to drive home Sunday morning....to Texas!  8O

Seriously though...I already have pre-auction jitters.  :D


Then how am I getting home?  I'm staying until they lock the place up!  :D

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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 5:26 pm 
 

burntwire brothers wrote:Frank, are you still going to be an auctioneer?


Dunno yet.

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 5:34 pm 
 

:? :?

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 6:29 pm 
 

I'm looking forward to going this year, and to meeting up with Acaeum folks again :D

I had thought that PPP would have a booth, but our cheapo booth option disappeared due to a miscommunication with GenCon folks, so we're looking at whether or not we can afford a full 10x10 booth or not.  I'll keep everyone posted, one way or the other.  

If you're interested in playing (imagine that! :D ), the events that Rob is going to run are posted on the PPP forums @ http://p085.ezboard.com/fpiedpiperpubli ... =151.topic

The events haven't been added to the listings by GenCon yet, but should be there by Monday.

More later :D


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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 10:50 pm 
 

I hope the collectable auction is still Friday night!! I actually go to Gencon to play games and socialize with people.  Spending all day waiting for the 5-10 items I want to go up for auction just won't happen for me.  If the collectable portion is not scheduled then I can't participate :?


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Post Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 9:59 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:I hope the collectable auction is still Friday night!


The core question to me is "what's a Collectible"? If someone decides that all the OD&D supplements are Semi-, they'll be sprinkled in... and you won't find any Sup2 Blackmoors in the evening.

No word on any of that as yet. :/

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 11:34 am 
 

I read the post from the link finally.

So Larry is running the auction now?

Hopefully they will ask Frank to be an auctioneer. I see that Tom will still be auctioning the train games so as far as I'm concerned it would be detrimental to the auction if Frank isn't there for at least the "collectible" auctions. Some people(myself included) may think twice about putting items in the aution if the knowledgeable auctioneers aren't going to be involved.

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 5:22 pm 
 

Well, SO far -- think twice, then.

As yet we have very little information... more as they dribble it out I guess.

When Auction God posted that he and Jon Huston were being considered to run it, Jeannette (GenCon Events manager) felt it necessary to clarify that they were in negotiations and that GenCon would post when something was Official.

God (and Jane Zoet) are posting some details about major changes (all to benefit the auction staff -- fewer hours, no set slots, no Sunday; nothing to help the attendees afaik). But GenCon has not posted anything about the auction as yet, so none of that is official.

So we all wait. :/

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 1:08 pm 
 

Update.

I've had a good phone chat with Jon Huston, and we're tentatively go/green for me to come and auctioneer, primarily collectibles.

Although the GenCon board has not yet assembled its fecal output, and has claimed that Jon and "Bruce Campbell" are running the auction (LOL), Jon and Bruce Carson do seem to be in charge, with Larry Zoet (a good man) as lead auctioneer and head of sales.


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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 3:01 pm 
 

Jeez...just found out that Tracy Hickman's Killer Breakfast doesnt actually serve breakfast.  8O  Now what am I going to do?  I gotta eat dammit!  :)

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 3:05 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Jeez...just found out that Tracy Hickman's Killer Breakfast doesnt actually serve breakfast.  8O  Now what am I going to do?  I gotta eat dammit!  :)


You signed me up for that!!!  You bastard!!!!  I'll eat your heart instead of some eggs and bacon!  :wink:

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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 3:16 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:Update.

I've had a good phone chat with Jon Huston, and we're tentatively go/green for me to come and auctioneer, primarily collectibles.

Although the GenCon board has not yet assembled its fecal output, and has claimed that Jon and "Bruce Campbell" are running the auction (LOL), Jon and Bruce Carson do seem to be in charge, with Larry Zoet (a good man) as lead auctioneer and head of sales.


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Right on!!  Friday night here I come :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:58 am 
 

Some interesting items expected (from one of our major collectors/co-auctioneers; he's liquidating, raising cash for other activities):

D&D Brown Box, 2nd or 3rd Print (?)
Boot Hill, 2nd Print, Near Mint
Metamorphosis Alpha (2nd or 3rd print)
Dungeon! Boardgame, 1st print (purple horizontal)

Aeon RPG, with pre-litigation cover (before Trinity sticker)
Aliens RPG (with the photo inserts)
Alma Mater RPG (Banned from GenCon and Origins in 1982)
Bushido RPG (Boxed)
Dallas RPG
Droids RPG
Dune Imperium RPG Hardcover
Earthdawn Ltd Ed. (912 of 1000), signed by everyone
Elfquest RPG
En Garde! RPG
Hellboy RPG (Ltd Ed. Hardcover)
High Colonies RPG
Judge Dredd RPG
Morrow Project, 3rd Print
Nightspawn RPG (before litigation)
Ringworld RPG + Ringworld Companion
Runequest, 1st ed
Starfaring RPG
Traveller, 1st print, near-mint
Valley of the Pharoahs RPG

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:07 am 
 

How does one go about being involved in the auction if one is not actually at GenCon? I mean, if I were to bid on something. Is it possible?


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