LIVE AUCTIONS
Forever Mining - original Minecraft painting

Discovery and adventure await you in the Overworld, or you can try your luck in the darkness beyond in the Nether! This original painting depicts various colourful biomes and worlds in Minecraft. Even when you can't be playing the game, you can be forever mining with this painting on your wall. more...

Winning Bid:
DeathOfRats for $1,919.19
Pinny Arcade rare pins lot

Since their debut, the collectible Pinny Arcade trading pins have been the talk of PAX! Once again this year, we have a very special package of very pins for our Desert Bus prize mines. These particular pins are some of the rarest and most treasured of them all. They're not available for purchase, you can only get them through a long and convoluted system of trades and bribes and wish spells and really bussing good luck. OR by winning this auction!

This lot contains the following pins:

- PAX East 10th anniversary pin
- PAX Prime 10th anniversary pin
- PAX Australia 10th anniversary pin
- Pinny Arcad more...

Winning Bid:
Omega Lairon for $5,500.00
Under the Weirwood Tree

Winter is coming....but that doesn't mean you have to shiver through the next few months! This full size quilt is backed in warm flannel to make it extra cozy, and it features a fiery-leafed weirwood on the front. Kathy at merrimentdesign.com graciously granted permission to use her design for the two coordinating pillowcases that are included. Each one has a handy little pocket to hold tissues, your cell phone, or lucky dragon's claw.

All items have been machine sewn are machine washable in warm water and can be tumbled dry on low. more...

Winning Bid:
Dedwrekka for $750.00
The Bad Astronomer Lot

Our favourite astronomer is back and he's got a whole lot for us packed with goodies!

This lot includes:
A signed copy of Phil's book "Death from the Skies!"
A TARDIS USB hub (it makes the whoop whoop noise when you activate it)
A Scirens wristband (a group of actresses who support science, http://www.scirens.com)
A CD of "The Sky is Calling" by Kim Boekbinder
Fun pop music about science
Various stickers: NASA, New Horizons Pluto probe, a couple from Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman's Tested show, Kim Boekbinder, and a Krieger's Army sticker (given to Phil PERSONALLY by Lucky Yates who plays Kri more...

Winning Bid:
Omega Lairon for $2,600.00
Miss Diana, the Desert Bus chocobo

Miss Diana is all gussied up and ready for a long drive. A long, long, long drive. Well hey, it's for charity! This handmade, one of a kind chocobo is crafted from acrylic yarn and made "firmly squishy" with polyfil. She's also fully poseable, featuring a fully wired bottom jaw, crest, head, neck, legs, toes, wings, and each individual tail feather. She comes with her Desert Bus bus driver's hat, elegant tail decoration, and stylish beaded sash proclaiming who she's driving for. Better yet, the addition of a beaded lengthener/converter allows the sash to be converted into a double-wrap bracelet or a choker for her human companion! This little more...

Winning Bid:
Lizardman for $1,300.00
SDCC Planeswalkers + Garruk's Axe package #1

Vanquish your foes with this full collection of Planeswalkers cards, which not only look magnificent, but can block, attack, and cast some pretty esceptional spells. Oh and if they don't quite manage to bring your opponents life down to 0, you can alwaysjust hit them with an axe (it's a Nerf Axe, guaranteed to only injure their pride.) This prize pack includes teh San Diego Comic Con Planeswalkers, and Garruk's Axe (Nerf) set.

Donated by Wizards of the Coast, who don't actually encourage violence amongst Magic players. Just to be clear. more...

Winning Bid:
DoctorBobtastic for $7,150.00
Stuffed Head of Drogon (GoT)

Drogon, notorious problem child of the Mother of Dragons, has oft been described as the biggest and fiercest of the Targaryen dragons. He's now the most low maintenance and docile, requiring only the occasional dusting! It was only a matter of time before this fellow met a terrible fate, we just beat George R.R. Martin to the punch! Professionally stuffed by the most talented taxidermist of House Bolton, this one of a kind specimen can now decorate the wall of your own great hall or personal chamber! The Head of Drogon is easily hung from walls by a single nail or screw and is lightweight for its bulk. Specially crafted resin eyes are designe more...

Winning Bid:
hascow for $3,650.00
Blue Spirit Mask

Just who could be hiding behind this Blue Spirit Mask from Avatar, the Last Airbender? Perhaps it is Zuko, or perhaps it is YOU! The mask is signed by Dante Basco, Sifu Kiso, and Sifu Rodriguez, and comes with a display stand. Mask and stand by FevStudios.

This item has been generously donated by the organizers of MomoCon. With over 14,600 people in 2014, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all-ages conventions in the USA. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, and Video Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, an more...

Winning Bid:
MadTheorist for $8,000.00
So Long, Egon print - limited edition, #1 of 15 & signed by Dan Aykroyd

Fans everywhere were saddened by the news of Harold Ramis' passing earlier this year. Our friend Ash Vickers drew an exquisite piece of tribute art as a fond farewell, art that became incredibly popular and made large parts of the internet teary. The art was never available for purchase (and never will be, Ash has declared), but a handful of prints were made for charitable purposes. We have two of those here at Desert Bus, and this is one! Numbered 1 of 15 and signed by the artist, this print is a poignant reminder of fond movie-watching memories.

Due to Ash's magical powers of awesomeness, this print is also signed by Ghostbuste more...

Winning Bid:
Admiral Memo for $4,100.00
Raz custom figure

This little guy really gets into your head. This custom 8" figure is a physical representation (totally real, not a mental projection) of everyone's favorite Psychonaut/circus performer Razputin from the Doublefine's "Psychonauts".

Disclaimer: will not enter your mind and sort out mental baggage. more...

Winning Bid:
Phlip for $4,500.00
Adventure Time's Finn and Jake

What time is it?

Fresh from the Land of Ooo, Adventure Time's Finn and Jake are ready for swords fights and heroic rescues, with plenty of supplies in tow! This adventurous duo have brought along Finn's trusty backpack, his golden sword, and most importantly, the like-like sweater given to him by Princess Bubblegum! Wherever their path lies, whether as a child's new favorite toy or a treasured possession for the kid at heart, Finn and Jake are armed, protected, and ready for action!

The dolls and backpack were adapted from a pattern by Lucyravenscar on Etsy. more...

Winning Bid:
scottgoblue314 for $3,500.00
Houseboat Vacation on beautiful BC, Canada Lake

Houseboat vacation on the Shuswap Lake leaving from the town of Sicamous.

-Cruise craft 2
-14/5 ft wide and 60 ft long, sleeps 15 people
-Hot tub on the top deck

-7 days & 7 nights for May/June or September/October excluding long weekends (note, this means Canadian long weekends).

Expires end of October 2015.


Donated by Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations more...

Winning Bid:
castlewise for $5,000.00
Ken Steacy collectible signed trading card lot

PLEASE NOTE: At the request of Ken Steacy, and with the permission of Child's Play, 50% of the donations for this item will go to the Desert Bus organizing team, in recognition of their efforts in putting on this event. The other 50% will go to Child's Play. More information is available here.

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Included in this lot are 18 of Ken’s cards from years gone by, featuring the X-Men, Madman, Spawn, Mars Attacks, World of Warcraft, and many others - all signed! more...

Winning Bid:
Omega Lairon for $2,501.00
Scintillating Steacy Star Wars set

PLEASE NOTE: At the request of Ken Steacy, and with the permission of Child's Play, 50% of the donations for this item will go to the Desert Bus organizing team, in recognition of their efforts in putting on this event. The other 50% will go to Child's Play. More information is available here.

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This lot starts with one of the last few artist’s edition signed copies of the Celebration Europe print, but Ken’s plans to keep adding value to it til you scream - or stop bidding, whichever comes first!

The more...

Winning Bid:
Jarod for $6,600.00
Enormous X-Men poster with OOAK Pencil Print

PLEASE NOTE: At the request of Ken Steacy, and with the permission of Child's Play, 50% of the donations for this item will go to the Desert Bus organizing team, in recognition of their efforts in putting on this event. The other 50% will go to Child's Play. More information is available here.

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This poster enjoyed a limited release back in the day, and the B&W print is the only known copy of Ken’s preliminary pencil rough - both are signed, and can be personalized! more...

Winning Bid:
MouseHab for $1,410.00
Harry Potter Platform 9.75 original sketch

PLEASE NOTE: At the request of Ken Steacy, and with the permission of Child's Play, 50% of the donations for this item will go to the Desert Bus organizing team, in recognition of their efforts in putting on this event. The other 50% will go to Child's Play. More information is available here.

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This was to have been the box art for an unreleased set of Harry Potter gaming cards, and includes a giclée of the final colour artwork! more...

Winning Bid:
Tiny Ghost of Emily Carr for $1,000.00
colour cover sketch for The Incredible Hulk #294

PLEASE NOTE: At the request of Ken Steacy, and with the permission of Child's Play, 50% of the donations for this item will go to the Desert Bus organizing team, in recognition of their efforts in putting on this event. The other 50% will go to Child's Play. More information is available here.

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This original colour sketch comes with an actual tearsheet of the cover - both are signed, and can be personalized! more...

Winning Bid:
Sephis for $1,100.00
real Ghostbuster Winston original airbrush illustration

PLEASE NOTE: At the request of Ken Steacy, and with the permission of Child's Play, 50% of the donations for this item will go to the Desert Bus organizing team, in recognition of their efforts in putting on this event. The other 50% will go to Child's Play. More information is available here.

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The very last of the vibrant full-colour portraits Ken painted for the Real Ghostbustes magazine, with a printout of the page it appeared upon in the Spring 1990 issue. It’s signed, and can be personalized! more...

Winning Bid:
Jiopur for $1,110.00
Victor Vector & Yondo original artwork + rare B&W hardcover book

PLEASE NOTE: At the request of Ken Steacy, and with the permission of Child's Play, 50% of the donations for this item will go to the Desert Bus organizing team, in recognition of their efforts in putting on this event. The other 50% will go to Child's Play. More information is available here.

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A stunning two-page spread from issue one, which showcases Ken’s masterful storytelling and brushwork. Once all three issues of the VV&Y limited series were completed, Ken had B&W copies of all of the original artwork bound more...

Winning Bid:
HeavyLoad for $1,020.00
Spider-Man Nemesis J. Jonah colour airbrush illustration

PLEASE NOTE: At the request of Ken Steacy, and with the permission of Child's Play, 50% of the donations for this item will go to the Desert Bus organizing team, in recognition of their efforts in putting on this event. The other 50% will go to Child's Play. More information is available here.

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Done way back in 1996 for the Spider-Man meet the characters book, this lot includes the working pencil sketch, both of which are signed and can be personalized - and maybe more! more...

Winning Bid:
Jiopur for $1,000.00
Original Astro Boy hard-bound copies

PLEASE NOTE: At the request of Ken Steacy, and with the permission of Child's Play, 50% of the donations for this item will go to the Desert Bus organizing team, in recognition of their efforts in putting on this event. The other 50% will go to Child's Play. More information is available here.

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Ken wrote and/or illustrated the first 16 issues of this comic for NOW back in the day, and this lot includes all of them hard-bound. They are signed and can be personalized, and be sure to stick around for extra Astro Boyish more...

Winning Bid:
Trevin (ACookTooMany) for $4,100.00
original commissioned B&W Portrait Sketch by Ken Steacy

"PLEASE NOTE: At the request of Ken Steacy, and with the permission of Child's Play, 50% of the donations for this item will go to the Desert Bus organizing team, in recognition of their efforts in putting on this event. The other 50% will go to Child's Play. More information is available here.

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Yes indeed, the lovely and talented Ken (Value Added) Steacy will create an 11x17 portrait (similar to this sample) of you, or how you see yourself as an avatar, cosplay or whatever. Feel free to be imaginative! more...

Winning Bid:
Impsy for $3,400.00
original commissioned Full-Colour Painting by Ken Steacy

PLEASE NOTE: At the request of Ken Steacy, and with the permission of Child's Play, 50% of the donations for this item will go to the Desert Bus organizing team, in recognition of their efforts in putting on this event. The other 50% will go to Child's Play. More information is available here.

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Okay, this is the BIG one, folks - a full 16x20 colour illustration painted to your specifications, similar to this sample. It may take a while, but it’ll be worth it, just ask previous winners. This will be a gorgeous art more...

Winning Bid:
UndeadSnowman for $6,400.00
That Isn't Science and 42 Universal Answer light boxes

"That isn't science" light box:
Portal has never been so fun as when they added these lovable companions! Little did they know they would need to work together to please GLaDOS. Let this fictional Portal sign show you the path on the best way to cooperate.

"42 Universal Answer" light box:
This fictional Portal sign describes everything that needs to happen for Life, the Universe, and Everything. It also lights up, so you have no excuse for not seeing it and therefor not knowing everything that needs to happen for Life, the Universe, and Everything. Let this sign be your guiding light. Possibly to cake.

M more...

Winning Bid:
thenerdemperor for $4,750.42
Operation Kaiju

The battle with the kaiju codenamed Otachi ended in victory, and Tokyo is safe... for now.

You're a normal everyday schlub just trying to make a living, scavenging the corpse of a giant alien monster so they your boss Hannibal can make it into extremely pricey and dubiously effective holistic remedies - you know, normal day. Time to see what extraterrestrial medicinal treasures await inside this rotting extraterrestrial body. Try to extract Otachi's organs from their cavities without touching the sides, and collect as many as you can. You'll need them for the boss battle with the baby kaiju waiting in Otachi's stomach.

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Winning Bid:
Trevin (ACookTooMany) for $1,200.00
Leonard the Not-Yet Elder God - giant octopus plush

Leonard has great aspirations of becoming the next mind-destroying terror of the infinite cosmos (or the seas, to start with anyway), but he is still young and needs to put in some more millenia destroying minds and terrorizing townsfolk. He also needs to get out of his habit of being incredibly cuddly and huggable. It's really doing nothing for his Elder God image. Perhaps you are the right person to provide Leonard with a home for this century and lovingly encourage him in his goals of universal domination. And if you fail at that, you can always give him lots of hugs. He makes an awfully good reading pillow, too.

Leonard is... more...

Winning Bid:
Octo-Sampy for $5,155.00
Desert Bus 7 hardcover photo book #1

The ultimate in Desert Bus memorabilia, this book is a professionally printed, full colour, hardcover treasure trove of Desert Bus 7 photos taken by official Desert Bus photographer Andrew Ferguson. Flip through the pages and re-visit Cam’s epic trip to the Gay Bar, Steve and Tally’s Star Trek-style shootout, Al Jazeera’s participation in internet silliness and a whole lot of dance breaks.

This book is one of only three hardcover copies that will ever be printed. It will look stunning on your coffee table or shelf, and provide a great opportunity to tell all your friends and houseguests about Desert Bus. With visuals!
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Winning Bid:
Anonymousless for $3,250.00
Princess Peach Framed Cut Paper Art

Dedicated to one of video gaming's beloved leading ladies, this piece is a unique and beautiful take on Princess Peach's famed stained glass window. Over 100 precision cut vellum and pearl cardstock pieces recreate the look of stained glass from paper. The artwork is adhered directly to the frame's multiple panes of glass to create the illusion of floating, and can be displayed with either side of the box facing forward: the princess framed by delicate peach blossoms, or with the flowers at her back. Details such as the power-up symbols on the arches, the stylized ribbons, and the sparkling gems add to the artwork's charm. In addition, the pi more...

Winning Bid:
Raiger for $3,100.00
Mikey Neumann Boarderlands Live Auction

It's the most Borderlands stuff we've ever given away on Desert Bus, coming straight from Mikey Neumann's house to you!

-Borderlands books w/ IDW comics, original paperback of all 4 originals and the 4 newest ones - all are signed

-Borderlands art book hardbound version (were only made for members of the studio) all signed and doodled in by Gearbox artists

-Bordlerlands loot chest, signed by Gearbox team, containing every single Borderlands game ever and vouchers for Tales from the Borderlands and a book full of golden key codes, as well as posters, pins and even packing "garbage" paper that's game-theme more...

Winning Bid:
Omega Lairon for $10,001.00
Mikey Neumann's live auction #2

Mikey Neumann is calling in to Desert Bus, and of course we know it's traditional for him to start digging awesomeness out of the corners of his house to auction off for the children. Here's what he's told us he'll have up for auction this year:

-2 Chasm Skulker cards signed by Mikey (also artistically "improved" by Mikey)
-squid tokens changed to 2/1s (by the creator so it totally counts)
-4 foot-ish printed Chasm Skulker card, signed & w/ it's origin story written on the front.


The pig shall be sugared up, with:

-signed copy of Patrick Rothfuss' new book - signed to Mikey in commemor more...

Winning Bid:
Cincyjudge for $3,000.00
MtG M15 uncut foil mythics & rares sheet #3

"What's better than a stack of shiny foil Magic cards? A whole SHEET of shiny foil Magic cards, uncut and ready to be displayed VERY prominently on your wall. The sheet numerous built-in features, such as covering up large areas of boringly blank or generally unattractive wall space, glinting charmingly in the sunlight and making all your Magic-playing friends thoroughly, unutterably, endlessly jealous. Better yet, this sheet has none of those pedestrian Common cards, or even their slightly more attractive Uncommon cousins. No, this sheet is completely, totally filled with only the very best: the rare and mythic cards of M15. It really doesn' more...

Winning Bid:
Phlip for $5,000.00
Kill la Kill Scissor Blade

The "Scissor Blade" hails from the anime Kill la Kill, used by the main protagonist to rid the world of evil clothing in the pursuit of the assassin who killed her father. If you've got an epic quest involving saving humanity, this is the prop for you! The scissor is cast urethane resin, measures just under 4 feet long, weighs 3.5lbs and comes with a set of mounting pegs to display proudly on your crafting room wall.

Measurements: 48" long, 13" wide and 1.5" thick (at handle)

Materials: Cast urethane resin with polyurethane paint, flaming dump trucks of free time spent sanding and polishing

Harrison Kri more...

Winning Bid:
Fugi for $8,000.00
Desert Bus 8 Stained Glass Window

This is the fourth rendition of the Desert Bus Logo in stained glass, this time, of course, commemorating Desert Bus 8. To build off of the experience gained in last year's logo, the crafters went a step further to include clouds in the background behind the pine tree, to enhance the "bus driving" experience. Because while the actual game may be dull as desert sand, this gorgeous art piece is anything but! Let it glint and glimmer and light up your windows with Desert Bus joy.

The fusing was done by Helen Cowart and TsukiakariUsagi in Helen's studio in Jacksonville, FL and the assembly at TsukiakariUsagi's new studio in Phoenix, more...

Winning Bid:
Nova for $2,310.00
Penn Jillette's VIP Las Vegas Weekend #1

- 2 tickets to Penn and Teller's Live show in Las Vegas
- 2 nights in a suite at the Rio in Las Vegas
- Round of golf at Cascata with Emily Jillette
- 2 Tickets to Mac King
- 2 Tickets to David Copperfield
- limo to and from the airport
- if you're nice to Emily Jillette, she will also take you to dinner
- if you arrive by BUS, you can visit them at their house =)

Special thanks to the amazing Penn and Teller, Emily Jillette, the more...

Winning Bid:
mugenity for $7,700.00
Penn Jillette's Las Vegas Weekend #2

- 2 tickets to Penn and Teller's Live show in Las Vegas
- 2 nights in a suite at the Rio in Las Vegas
- Round of golf at Cascata with Emily Jillette
- 2 Tickets to Mac King
- 2 Tickets to David Copperfield
- limo to and from the airport
- if you're nice to Emily Jillette, she will also take you to dinner
- if you arrive by BUS, you can visit them at their house =)

Special thanks to the amazing Penn and Teller, Emily Jillette, the more...

Winning Bid:
Impsy for $7,613.00
Penn Jillette's Las Vegas Weekend #3

- 2 tickets to Penn and Teller's Live show in Las Vegas
- 2 nights in a suite at the Rio in Las Vegas
- Round of golf at Cascata with Emily Jillette
- 2 Tickets to Mac King
- 2 Tickets to David Copperfield
- limo to and from the airport
- if you're nice to Emily Jillette, she will also take you to dinner
- if you arrive by BUS, you can visit them at their house =)

Special thanks to the amazing Penn and Teller, Emily Jillette, the more...

Winning Bid:
Omega Lairon for $7,500.00
Official Desert Bus 8 poster

ATTN: Exact auction time TBD. This will be the final live auction of Desert Bus, a couple hours before the end of the run... whenever that may turn out to be!

Mike Lunsford returns, along with his magical drawing skills and ability to stay awake for longer than is probably safe! He'll be drawing the Desert Bus 8 poster according to tradition, commemorating the people and events of this year's run. Small prints will be available for purchase after the run, but this auction is for the one and only large-sized copy that will be printed. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Because the poster has not yet been create more...

Winning Bid:
HngryHngryhobo for $3,333.00