Posts Tagged ‘portal’
November 13, 2021 10:58 pm
Posted by: Soraya

You seem like a nice sort, so we’re gonna let you in on a little secret: there’s some great prizes available right now in the Silent Auction, but they’ll be gone in just three hours. Quick!

Portal Mittens

Two gray mittens outlined in orange and blue. One has an orange portal with a black human shape emerging from it, and the other has a blue portal with the same human shape stepping inside. The bottoms of the mittens are ringed by gray and pink companion cubes.

If you put a pair of portals on your hands and then stuck one of your hands into one of the portals, what exactly would happen? Would your hand come back out of… itself?

You can investigate first-hand if you bring home these Portal Mittens and you’re willing to put your body on the line. For science. And the children? For the science children.

Current Bid: $1,200

Desert Bus Shift Banner Biscornu Set

Four roughly pentagon-shaped biscornu lie side-by-side, displaying the logos (left-to-right) of Dawnguard, Alpha Shift, Night Watch, and Zeta Shift.

These pincushions are so cute that you’ll hate to put any pins in them. Luckily, they also make great decorations and conversation starters! The only thing they can’t do is be hackey sacks: we’ve been specifically warned.

Current Bid: $1,100.11

October 29, 2016 1:57 pm
Posted by: Kara

Portal Lot

Donated by Valve

At Aperture Science, we value history. In fact, we value it so much that we dedicated an entire sub-basement broom closet to hanging on to it. But, once in a while, we need to move things around to fit in an extra gallon of bleach. That’s where you come in: we need someone to take a few bits of priceless Aperture history off our hands, including a framed 80s-style Portal 2 poster signed by Tristan Reidford (that’s the artist), and a copy of the Portal board game signed by Valve. We’ll even toss in a Valve Friends & Family Steam key for your trouble, good for all Valve games current and future. So do us, Child’s Play, and our janitor a favor and take home some Aperture history!

The lot includes:

  • Framed 80s-Style Portal 2 poster signed by Tristan Reidford
  • Portal: The Board Game signed by Valve
  • Valve Friends & Family Steam Key


About the Sponsor:
This lot has been lovingly donated by the folks at Valve Software. Desert Bus is delighted to once again have the support of this awesome game maker, who is excited to share said awesome games with all of you!

November 19, 2015 2:21 am
Posted by: Tim

0032_01_Portalscarf_1We’re running the first donation drive of Alex’s shift! Donate $7.30 (or multiples thereof) for a chance to win this Portal Scarf. We’ll run this donation drive until shortly after 3:10 AM PST.

Disclaimer: This prize does not include cake.

November 16, 2015 7:30 pm
Posted by: Kelly


valveIt gives us great pleasure to announce one of our new sponsors for this year, Valve Software. Yes, you heard us right, the makers of Half-Life, DOTA 2 and Portal and that lovely program Steam are helping us bus this year! We are beside ourselves with excitement and can’t thank them enough for their amazing generosity and support for Desert Bus 9!

November 16, 2014 4:05 am
Posted by: Mia

We have two silent auctions ending in about two hours! Here are the details:

Massive Chalice Poster

From the minds of Tim Schafer, Brad Muir, and Double Fine. Signed by the team. What more could you ask for?



Crocheted Companion Cube Pillow

The cuddly, sweet companion cube pillow cannot speak, but that’s okay; it’s cute enough already! Based off of everyone’s favourite assistant from the Portal video games, you can’t help but snuggle it!





We also have some auctions ending in six hours that you should totally get in on:

Fae King’s Belt



Mass Effect Perler Bead Sprites



Chrono Trigger Earrings


November 22, 2013 7:54 am
Posted by: Mia

Get yourself poké or Portal gear. Driver Cam has been so engrossing: challenges, giveaways, general goofiness. While Andy takes us through a tension-release exercise (or is it tension-retention?), I’m writing to ensure the busking doesn’t cause you to tragically miss out on silent auctions. (The “I” in this case is Shandi.)

set of 3 Pokemon Eevee-lutions Venetian Carnival Masks

set of 3 poké masks

by Cultureshock


Portal ‘Keep Calm’ Needlepoint

Portal 'keep calm' needlepoint

by Julisana


Pokemon coasters

Embroidered poké coasters

by Jen Bagdasian


These auctions end in approximately 2 hours from this posting time, at 10 a.m. PST.
Check out all the silent auctions remaining here:

Bidders away.