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Here’s your chance to play Dungeons and Dragons with eight well-know fantasy and science fiction authors at Immortal ConFusion in Detroit, Michigan next month. It’s part of a charity fundraiser for Worldbuilders who will be donating the proceeds of the auction to Heifer International.

Join eight other fantasy authors in a classic game of D&D at Immortal ConFusion this coming January! The players include some of the best in the fantasy world: Pat Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett, Diana Rowland, Jim C. Hines, Mary Robinette Kowal and Sam Sykes. Authors Myke Cole and Saladin Ahmed will DM the game.

You can bid on the eBay auction right now and get your chance to take part in what’s sure to be an amazing adventure!

(Brian J. Noggle via Neatorama)

This genuine replica Portal gun signed by Valve employees is currently being auctioned off to benefit Child’s Play and GAAM (Game Arts And Music).

Product Specifications:
Life size 1:1 scale replica of the Handheld Portal Device
Features:
Orange and blue LED lights
Unique sounds that correspond to each color
3 way switch: blue, orange, off
Pull the trigger to activate the “firing” and sound
Extendable & posable claws

This is an officially licensed collectible made by NECA and measures 8.5″ wide by 30″ long, even longer with the claws extended. It’s cool enough out of the box, but the signatures make it something extra special. Bidding is currently at $810 with about four days to go, so bid now for a chance to own this truly one-of-a-kind Portal gun.

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Treat yourself for the holidays and bid on a piece of Hollywood history during this weekend’s Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction. Profiles in History is offering an insane number of collectibles on December 15 and 16, and you can place bids even if you aren’t in Los Angeles to attend in person. The 366 page catalog has plenty for geeks to drool over (it also has instructions on how to participate online).

I scanned through and here’s a sampling of the gems I spotted: Spider-Man 2 storyboards; a Gom Jabbar from the Dune Miniseries; tons of James Bond posters, stills, and props; costumes and scripts from darn near every iteration of Star Trek including ear tips that Leonard Nimoy wore on screen in Star Trek The Motion Picture; a screen used Facehugger; production miniatures from Star Wars including an X-wing, the Millennium Falcon, and an AT-AT; a stunt replica of Luke’s lightsaber; and tons items from Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Terminator. 

If I had thousands of dollars, I’d be going after all the things. It does seem like there are plenty of items in the $800-$2,000 range. Happy bidding!

Check out some of the available items after the break.

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Clear some shelves and make room because you have the opportunity to own a huge collection of loose Star Wars action figures! And by huge, I mean 1,950 separate figures collected from 1978-2012. Yes, it includes the vintage Kenner line and though they are loose, they are all in very good condition.

But why would anyone part with a set this massive? Simply put, it’s for a good cause.

The collection is being auctioned by Rancho Obi-Wan, a non-profit organization, to celebrate their one year anniversary and to tie with the publication of Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection: 35 years of Characters by Steve Sansweet (the President and CEO of Rancho). What better way to celebrate the release of a book about all the Star Wars action figures than this?! The set was donated to Rancho, and all proceeds will go to the non-profit.

They believe it to be the “largest single collection of unique Star Wars action figures ever made available on eBay.” The figures were taken out of the package and moved right to display cases. Given the high quality and the fact that the set is so complete, and an expert appraised it at a minimum of $8,200.

Even though I can’t afford the figures (bidding’s already at $3,900), it’s still fun to drool over the pictures and massive list of the characters included. Impressive is the only word for it.

Check out the auction and get your bid in at eBay!

Most companies give out pins or certificates for five years of service, but Blizzard gives you a sword. Employees get a sword at five years, a shield at ten and a a ring at 15 years. The shield and ring are the same every year but the sword is unique to the year it was issued. This one is up for auction on eBay with bidding at $500 as of this writing, so you better start searching the couch cushions for change.

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It’s not just the dollar amount that makes your eyes bug out, but the incredible size of this recently auctioned collection of Nintendo and Sega video games. This covers NES, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Virtual Boy, Sega Master System, MegaDrive/Genesis, Game Gear, Saturn and Dreamcast. Every. Last. Game. All together this is more than 5,000 games all still in their original boxes and many even factory sealed. How the heck did one person collect all this stuff?

Check out the eBay listing below while you can and try to comprehend the magnitude of this collection.

(eBay via Kotaku)

At first you think this is crazy, but then you check yourself and realize that if you happened to have $70,150 just hanging around doing nothing, then you’d have bought this, too. The 24 foot long, 9 foot high Galileo NCC-1701/7 shuttlecraft from Star Trek TOS was recently sold at auction to an undisclosed bidder. It’s been sitting in storage since it was acquired by a collector a few years back and is need of a lot of work. The auctioneer said he believes the new owner plans to fix it up and put it on display in a museum.

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In order to raise money for St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Blizzard Entertainment is auctioning off 2,000 recently retired World of Warcraft blade servers on eBay which have been fitted into transparent cases etched with the World of Warcraft logo. In addition, each server bears a plaque with the signatures of the development team and is marked with the realm it was used to host.

Mike Morhaime, CEO [of] Blizzard Entertainment, said: ‘World of Warcraft realms are like the virtual neighbourhoods of the game’s community. They contain the spaces where millions of players have made friendships, forged friendly rivalries, and created lasting memories. Each winner in this auction will own a small monument to those collective experiences. The best part is that this auction benefits a great charity doing tremendous work in helping children from the U.S. and around the world.’

The auctions will run until the end of January. Click here to check them out.

(via Telegraph)

In order to raise money for the Hero Initiative, which provides emergency support to comic creators in need, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman is selling everything in his studio, including original art, TMNT collectables, 600 DVDs, action figures, t-shirts, as well as his drawing table and chair.

As of this writing, bidding has reached $5,100, with roughly 7 days remaining. You can check out a video tour of Kevin’s studio after the break, and if you feel compelled to bid, you can find the auction here. Good Luck!

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On September 25th, Stargate Artifacts will be auctioning off 50 props from Stargate SG-1, including an actual Stargate from the pilot episode (estimated $80-$100K), along with various costumes, weapons and set props.

The auction will take place from 9am-6pm PST at the Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum in Seattle. Make sure to bring your wallet, checkbook and maybe even the deed to your house.

(via Blastr)