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Desert Bus Bob Ross tribute painting

It's a Graham "Bob Ross" Stark masterpiece... more...

Winning Bid:
scottgoblue314 for $1,200.00
Time Till PAX countdown sign

This looming, ever-numerically-descending sign puts both anticipation and trepidation into the air, as its watchers grow excited for the coming event, while dreading all the work that must be completed before that time. It was first used to count down to PAX Prime, that wildly popular gaming convention of gleeful geeks, and to various other important Penny Arcade moments. Auctioned off for charity once, it has now been passed on to Desert Bus, and all year its glowing numbers have been counting down towards November 14th and Desert Bus 9. Win this auction and use this now-geekily-historical sign to count down to holidays, birthdays, vacations more...

Winning Bid:
Omega Lairon for $1,010.10
DT 6000

Forged in the most East of Vancouver, fashioned from refined Bone white Clay and hand crafted using the ways of the ancient ones, this device can withstand the collisions of Multiverses and the bending of Space Time. Designed and executed by Canada’s own amateur alchemist and Master of Fine Art, Brendan Tang. We are so proud to present The DT-6000! It collides Heavens and controls the fates. Unleashing the raw power once found only in pimped out DeLoreans and Police Boxes, the DT-6000 transcribes 4th dimensional space and quantum algorithms into single or double digits, that can send its user into fits of agony, or blissful ecstasy. Create more...

Winning Bid:
MondoTitan for $3,000.00
Cheeseburger Backpack

CHEESEBURGER BACKPACK! CHEESEBURGER BACKPACK! CHEESEBURGER BACKPACK!

Are you going on an awesome adventure? Then you absolutely need the packing power that this cheeseburger backpack provides. Who knows when you’ll need a dozen sandwiches, an inflatable raft, a giant sweater, comforting plushies, board games, or anything else you can possibly shove into this giant cheeseburger backpack before you leave. As long as you don’t forget that one important thing you absolutely need, cheeseburger backpack can provide you with the space for everything you might find useful on your adventures. It’s just up to your spine whether you c more...

Winning Bid:
Ked for $1,900.00
Autographed Tom Servo Replica

Forget about Echo, Siri, and that Roomba that's gathering dust. Now you can have your own personal robot. Er, puppet. This fully functioning replica Tom Servo has been autographed by the cast of Cinematic Titanic: Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinstein, Frank Conniff, and Mary Jo Pehl. It is so exact and well-made that Mary Jo was stunned to see Tom in the flesh (or in the plastic?) and Joel attempted to goad J. Elvis into operating Tom. Tom’s mouth, head, and arms are fully operable to a level of authenticity that allows you to experience the “fun” of his operators and ‘bot wranglers (see Poopie! tapes). Simply repeat to yo more...

Winning Bid:
Mikeyface for $3,410.00
Dota 2 lot

Do you fight for the Dire? The Radiant? With this lovingly collected DOTA 2 prize pack, it doesn't matter! Take the fight of for the ancients to the battlefield of your home with a full complement of vinyl Demiheroes. These adorable little figures of destruction are the perfect inspiration for your next lineup. Feel like a true DOTA professional with an official signed Player shirt from The International 2 (this is not available anywhere)!

Best of all… this lot includes a gorgeous replica of the Butterfly Sword - the item that every good agility hero needs to have. This lovingly crafted sword is no longer available for purchas more...

Winning Bid:
BusTed for $3,500.00
Hyrulean Crest Chainmail Wall-Hanging

*Item Get Fanfare* You found a one-of-a-kind chainmail wall-hanging depicting the Hyrulean Crest! Display your allegiance to Princess Zelda and the Kingdom of Hyrule by hanging it in your home. This shiny banner is made from 12,012 individual aluminum rings, interlinked in the classic 4-in-1 European weave, and is supported by steel hanging hardware. The piece took over 100 hours to make, using only two jewelers pliers to make the chainmail, plus a dremel to customize the hardware. In game or out, you will never find another Hyrulean banner so magnificent as this.

The hanging is made from rings of anodized aluminum, bright alumin more...

Winning Bid:
Brigdh for $3,560.00
Desert Bus 8 hardcover photo book #1

Own a VERY limited edition piece of Desert Bus 8 history with this amazing professionally printed, hardcover photo book! You can re-visit the all the experiences, surprises, and of course dancing again and again in full color glory from the comfort of your couch. There will only be TWO hardcovers printed this year!

The photo book has been generously donated by Andrew Ferguson. He is the officially official photographer of Desert Bus for Hope, tirelessly documenting all the craziness, hilarity, and feels that occur each year. During all those other weeks when Desert Bus isn’t happening, Andrew also does photography at conventio more...

Winning Bid:
Anonymousless for $3,000.00
24 signed trading cards

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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Need we say more? This lot is full of 24 pieces of awesome! more...

Winning Bid:
Dandinstorm for $2,205.00
Ken (Value Added) Steacy Original Self-Portrait for CBLDF

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 8.5x11” inked illustration was originally created for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2013 fundraiser. more...

Winning Bid:
Sephis for $1,000.00
Venom Cover by Adam Kubert & 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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Ken airbrushed Adam Kubert’s amazing illustration back in 1993. This lot includes unfolded press proof, and a B&W print of the uncoloured artwork! more...

Winning Bid:
Omega Lairon for $3,500.00
TMNT Magazine full-colour dinosaurs original artwork

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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Created for a feature article in the Fall 1991 issue, this 13x18” airbrushed illustration features a titanic T-Rex, and an esurient Epanterias gnawing on his tail. RAWR! more...

Winning Bid:
ThinksTooMuch for $1,200.00
Victor Vector & Yondo Comics Original Artwork

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 created VV&Y back in the early 90’s as an interactive CD-ROM series, then later produced a limited comics series. This lot includes all three issues, a hardcover copy of all the artwork in B&W (one of only 3 copies more...

Winning Bid:
DrGoldfire for $1,250.00
Astro Boy full-colour original double page spread

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 illustrated 16 issues of Astro’s adventures for NOW Comics back in the day. This 14x20” airbrushed illustration is from issue three. more...

Winning Bid:
Sephis for $2,000.00
Spider-Man Meet the Characters original artwork - Mary Jane

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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Kids got to know the heroes and villains in this nifty book, and this 14x16” full-colour airbrushed illustration of Spidey’s soulmate is a real knockout! more...

Winning Bid:
ylegm for $1,300.00
World of Warcraft full-colour original: Onyxia

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 fully-airbrushed image of Onyxia tearing into Taurens and Trolls is one of the most complex illustrations Ken created for WoW. more...

Winning Bid:
Sampy for $3,001.00
Unpublished original sketches for Iron-Man storybook

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 series of 11x17” sketches includes the cover rough and 12 two-page spreads for a staggering story that pits Iron Man and Force Works members Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Hawkeye, Spider-Woman, Century, and U.S. Agen more...

Winning Bid:
ThinksTooMuch for $1,400.00
Darth Vader 27 colour silkscreen press proof 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 gorgeous 23x30” hand-separated lithograph is a unique uncorrected proof copy printed for Gifted Images Publishing by Atelier Ettinger in New York, on the same flatbed press used by Toulouse Lautrec, Norman Rockwell more...

Winning Bid:
Omega Lairon for $5,150.00
Night and the Enemy original airbrush painting

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 graphic novel compilation of Ken and Harlan’s series of stories set against the backdrop of a vast interstellar war was just rereleased by Dover books. The lot includes a signed copy of the 1987 trade edition publi more...

Winning Bid:
Zanzabar for $3,500.00
Commissioned full-colour portrait painting

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 is the BIG one, and is specially themed this year for all you Magic the Gathering fans out there! more...

Winning Bid:
Fugi for $6,750.00
The Summoner's Shrine – A Final Fantasy Shadow Box with Bonuses

They go by many names across the many worlds – Aeons, Avatars, Espers, Eidolons, Guardian Forces, Primals... or simply Summons. Beings of fearsome power that only lend their favor to the truly worthy. It's really no surprise that summoners would create artwork in their images to express the depths of their gratitude and devotion.

This faux stained glass style shadow box is made of approximately 950 pieces of precision cut cardstock layered with foam tape to create a dimensional effect. It features the first seven Summons introduced in the series – Bahamut, Shiva, Ifrit, Titan, Ramuh, Levithan and Odin – along with other se more...

Winning Bid:
Mr_Horrible for $5,800.00
Uncut foil Battle for Zendikar MtG sheet - Rares & Mythics

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 unique Uncommon cousins. No, this sheet is completely, totally filled with only the very best: the rare and mythic cards of the Battle f more...

Winning Bid:
ElementalAlchemist for $6,060.60
Molly Lewis' signed ukulele and photo book

This fine Kala brand acoustic-electric ukulele has traveled to at least 2 corners of the continental United States, and has attended Emerald City ComicCon, San Diego ComicCon, and the JoCo Cruise. It's a really cool ukulele, is what we're saying. On top of its knowledge of good packing skills and convention(al) wisdom, it also features autographs from:

Jonathan Coulton
Paul and Storm
The Doubleclicks
Wil Wheaton
John Scalzi
Adam Savage
Patrick Rothfuss
...and many more! Among other things, it shall be further signed by the various Desert Bus crew, who will be sure to pour all the pain of more...

Winning Bid:
ks for $3,141.59
Pinny Arcade lot of shiny wondrous awesomeness

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 include 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!

Yes, we're talking about the 10 Year Shield pins from PAX Prime and PAX East!

In addition, this lot includes the limited edition Polygon Show Exclusive Pins from Pax S more...

Winning Bid:
derp for $2,025.00
Some Kind of Amazing Borderlands Thing...

If you love Borderlands, this auction is the Desert Bus equivalent of a golden key - it will unlock a truly epic item! Tune in at 9:00pm PST to find out exactly what is being auctioned, and BELIEVE US you don't want to miss it! more...

Winning Bid:
chimera8990 for $8,080.80
Phil Plait lot

It's the Phil Plait Cool SPACE STUFF lot! From excitingly terrible astronaut food to NASA loot, pieces of actual meteorite and more, this lot is a must have for any hopeful galactic travelers out there. The lot includes the following items:

From a Discovery Channel Press Kit:
​- Astronaut ice cream (bonus: it’s terrible!)
​- Adorable USB Spaceman LED light (visor moves up and down to turn on/off)
​- A Moon squishy ball

Other items:
- Earth squishy ball from when Phil Plait did NASA education and public outreach
- Safe Sun viewing glasses (perfect for the 2017 total solar eclips more...

Winning Bid:
ThinksTooMuch for $2,600.00
Sega Naomi home arcade system re-build

Have you ever wanted to own an arcade cabinet, but couldn't find the space in your home? Well here's your chance - bid on this marginally less cumbersome home arcade kit!

Relive past arcade glory! Pretend you're sinking quarter after quarter into the machine!
The twin controllers have been modified to arcade standard wiring, and feature authentic Sanwa sticks and buttons. The kit is built around a Sega Naomi motherboard, the arcade system made on the same architecture as the Dreamcast. The Naomi is cartridge based, so you can add to your collection and easily swap games like you're playing a bloated NES! more...

Winning Bid:
cyclopsboi for $2,200.00
Penn & Teller auction package

We have an amazing prize package for someone to enjoy an incredibly fun and one of a kind vacation in Las Vegas! The winner of this auction will enjoy the following experiences:

- Two nights in a suite at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
- A limo to and from the airport.
- Dinner with Penn and Emily Jillette.
- VIP seats at more...

Winning Bid:
ks for $5,555.55
Desert Bus 9 Official 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 remains undefeated by the Desert Bus madness!. He is back again, along with his magical drawing skills and ability to stay awake for longer than is probably safe! He'll be drawing the Desert Bus 9 poster, As Is 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.
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Winning Bid:
chimera8990 for $5,000.00