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Post Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:39 pm 
 

As the lead auctioneer for GaryCon, I couldn't help but notice that some folks were raking in 'way kewl stuff...

Any scores anybody wants to reveal? (Burntwires in particular... or would you rather keep mum at this point?)

frex, there was a limited run of 100 numbered medallions for the con, and 11 decks of (normal) cards with the GaryCon I & II logos on 'em.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:25 pm 
 

I did observe one interesting deal that went down during the con.

Jeff "Ducky" Leason showed up. First time I've seen him in almost 30 years. He brought along 2 O.B.3's, one shrink, one not.

He traded the shrink'd O.B.3 for one autograph.
That of Jean Wells.
On his unshrink'd copy.

And in exchange for one shrink'd O.B.3, Jean agreed to do no other autographs on an O.B.3.

(She gave me an autograph but on a separate item. the O.B.3 I brought came back unsigned... fair & square, tho; she was paid a high price for that exclusivity.)

Jeff apparently has the only autographed O.B.3.

Is this in error? Anybody else got one?

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:02 pm 
 

Was anything else of interest sold at the con?

Did Gail or anyone else in the family talk about the memorial project?


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:30 pm 
 

Only general references to the memorial project. Incoming funding (con proceeds, auction net, etc.) was designated for (a) GC2 expenses, (b) GC3 seed money, and (c) excess to Memorial.

Other interesting items? Geez, lessee if I remember...

Chris Clark wrote an adventure for low-level 1e, and I tweaked it; he printed a one-of-a-kind copy with the AD&D header on it. It'll come out later in generic form, but this edition is unique.

Tim Kask donated his copy #1 of the OD&D adventure he wrote for & ran at the con. Went higher than his one for last year.

Tim "Ollie" Cahoon* donated a 1st print Titan, went for $250. He also donated 1 of the two known printouts of TSR's interoffice email, a gritty and uncensored look at the inside circa 1984...

Jolly Blackburn did 4 quick cartoon sketches of KoDT characters; the one of Sarah (which character was inspired by Jolly's frau) was popular since Barb was there to sign it.

Several nice art prints, including two by a guy who's doing graphics for major Hollywood stuff (like the current Alice).

Convention medallion #001 was auctioned off, went over $100.

Had an autographed Manual/Planes (Grubb) and an autographed OA (Zeb); also some of Gary's autog, mostly LA materials.

I'm sure I'm forgetting lots, but there it is...

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:54 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:And in exchange for one shrink'd O.B.3, Jean agreed to do no other autographs on an O.B.3.



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Post Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:19 pm 
 

Once I've finished encoding and converting (another couple of hours), I will be posting a video of Gary Con II, which includes a good deal of the auction. I'll post the link once it is ready.

The "Hollywood" guy's name is Keith Christensen, brother of Bill Cousino (Christensen), married to Elise Gygax, one of EGG's daughters. His website is: http://web.mac.com/keith_christensen/iW ... /home.html (redirect from www.headvalve.com).

Keith did the cover art for a module that I gave away 100 free copies of at the con, in support of the Gygax Memorial Fund. You can see the cover and download the module at www.dungeonsdeepdesigns.com . Note that I haven't yet had the chance to clean up the errors I've found, since returning from GCII, but that'll be happening over the next week or two. I also need to spiffy up a couple of the maps.

I'd hoped the print I donated would go for more, but I think the lousy framing job and the fact that it was put up for auction right before the big-ticket items, killed it's chances. I wanted to do a more professional frame-up, but I put in over 1,000 hours on the module over the past year and just didn't have the time until I got to Lake Geneva, where I had seriously limited options. I plan to put a second print up for auction next year, with professional framing, along with a second work from Keith, of a dragon (to be the cover of a project I'm working on). Hopefully, those will command better $ for the fund.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:54 pm 
 

I could not hang around for the auction which was very tough. I am also very curious as to the results of that treasure hoard.
I also think there was a silent auction. But I can't be sure of what was included (other than a set of RC1-3 second prints  8) ).


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:00 pm 
 

dndgeek wrote:Once I've finished encoding and converting (another couple of hours), I will be posting a video of Gary Con II, which includes a good deal of the auction. I'll post the link once it is ready.

The "Hollywood" guy's name is Keith Christensen, brother of Bill Cousino (Christensen), married to Elise Gygax, one of EGG's daughters. His website is: http://web.mac.com/keith_christensen/iW ... /home.html (redirect from www.headvalve.com).

Keith did the cover art for a module that I gave away 100 free copies of at the con, in support of the Gygax Memorial Fund. You can see the cover and download the module at www.dungeonsdeepdesigns.com. Note that I haven't yet had the chance to clean up the errors I've found, since returning from GCII, but that'll be happening over the next week or two. I also need to spiffy up a couple of the maps.

I'd hoped the print I donated would go for more, but I think the lousy framing job and the fact that it was put up for auction right before the big-ticket items, killed it's chances. I wanted to do a more professional frame-up, but I put in over 1,000 hours on the module over the past year and just didn't have the time until I got to Lake Geneva, where I had seriously limited options. I plan to put a second print up for auction next year, with professional framing, along with a second work from Keith, of a dragon (to be the cover of a project I'm working on). Hopefully, those will command better $ for the fund.



Jason,
Thank you for linking the free download of your module.
I plan to print and read it soon.

The link to your web site will not work with the PERIOD being placed after the dot com part.

Here it is without that frustrating period.

http://www.dungeonsdeepdesigns.com

And since you are offering it for free, a link directly to the PDF of The Cabal King.

http://www.dungeonsdeepdesigns.com/docu ... alKing.pdf


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:02 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:The link to your web site will not work with the PERIOD being placed after the dot com part.
Fixed; thanks

  

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:04 pm 
 

For those wishing to download the PDF, be patient.
It takes a little while.
Sometimes you have to wait a moment for 96 free pages of D&D goodness. 8)


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:14 pm 
 

I "gots" mine at Gary Con!

Have not had the time to review it yet, but it certainly looks great!


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:55 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:As the lead auctioneer for GaryCon, I couldn't help but notice that some folks were raking in 'way kewl stuff...

Any scores anybody wants to reveal? (Burntwires in particular... or would you rather keep mum at this point?)

frex, there was a limited run of 100 numbered medallions for the con, and 11 decks of (normal) cards with the GaryCon I & II logos on 'em.

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GaryCon was a blast. Had a great time playing in Tim Kask's, Frank Mentzer's, and Allan Grohe's games. We picked up a few cool things at the auction:

-1 of the 11 decks of GaryCon cards
-"Mailbox the Complete Story" interoffice emails(rated R and funny as hell)
-Chris Clark(of Inner City Games) one-of-a-kind module signed by Chris and Frank

We felt bad outbidding Luke Gygax on the Mailbox so when we paid for our winnings we donated an extra $40 to the Gygax Memorial Fund :)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:58 am 
 

Gary Con II video 1/Friday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS8uJx6YO4k

Saturday up next, then the Auction, then some extras

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:30 pm 
 

Hi,

also photos on facebook (if you have it). Spotted the BB on some :)

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:58 pm 
 

Some nice big Flickr pics here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:22 pm 
 

Still processing, but Saturday's video can be found here when ready:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N8f-ydgrWQ

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:27 am 
 

...and finally the auction video; well, part 1, anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwl3F-XDolQ

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:54 am 
 

Thanks for posting the video. Looks like fun and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the video with the really good stuff being auctioned. Those guys are great auctioneers....Tim Kask for some reason reminds me of Uncle Jesse from Dukes of Hazzard. :)

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:59 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:For those wishing to download the PDF, be patient.
It takes a little while.
Sometimes you have to wait a moment for 96 free pages of D&D goodness. 8)
Yeah, sorry about that. I'll post a zipped copy in the next day or two and then a fixed, zipped copy probably late next week.

In the meantime, here is Auction video #2...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqiOf79SyiQ

...and, as I probably should've just done like four posts ago, find the future videos here: http://www.youtube.com/jasonmcook . (I'm still figuring out YouTube.)

Auction video #3 (the last) and an extras video featuring a bluegrass band that played at the hotel Friday night, to come.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:12 am 
 

misterspock wrote:Tim Kask for some reason reminds me of Uncle Jesse from Dukes of Hazzard. :)


I know Tim likes tequila, but not sure about moonshine.  I'll have to ask him next time I see him.  :lol:


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