Gary Con Charity Auction


Gary Con once again hosted our annual charity auction this year for Gary Con XVI! The auction has become an iconic part of Gary Con's annual events. Collectors, enthusiasts, and convention attendees gathered to see what had been donated to the auction this year and partook in bidding to help support a charitable cause.*

People who were interested in donating items for the charity auction, such as iconic TTRPG collectibles, brought their charitable donations to the Gary Con Registration/Help Desk at the Grand Geneva before 6pm on Friday. We kindly requested they did not bring auction donations during the early registration hours on Wednesday evening (5-8pm). 

The live auction took place at 3pm on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Gary Con XVI in the lobby of the lovely Grand Geneva Resort & Spa.


In addition to the onsite auction in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, there was a virtual silent auction. Persons unable to attend Gary Con in-person, who were looking to expand their horde of gaming memorabilia and collectibles, participated online to bolster Gary Con's fundraising efforts to support the charitable cause/organization selected for this year.

This is the virtual silent auction site that was used.

We reminded participants to check back often, as items continued to be added leading up to the official auction date.

Funds raised in 2024 through the auction and other events benefited Children's Wisconsin, a member of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, through the Extra Life program.

We encouraged people to visit TTE to check out the official event details and plan to add it to their convention schedules!

*Although we wish we could provide you with a tax deductible form, Gary Con is not a 501(c) nonprofit organization. As a result, we cannot provide a letter that will qualify you for a tax deduction from your auction purchase. We can provide you with the amount you spent on auction items, but we have no authority or ability to offer any tax advice. In order to determine if there is a way you can claim any deductions for tax purposes, you would need to speak with a tax professional.