Classic Game Fest 2024

Submit your video games, comic books, cards and home video collectibles at the July 19-21 show.

7/19/2024 7/21/2024

Palmer Events Center
Austin, Texas
United States

Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is excited to be accepting submissions of video games, comic books, cards and home video collectibles at Classic Game Fest, being held at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas, on July 19-21, 2024.

Classic Game Fest is described as the biggest retro gaming event in Texas. The event features a free play arcade, live music, a massive retro gaming marketplace, tournaments and a cosplay contest across two floors of fun, with over 15,000 attendees expected. Some of the special guests this year include Brett Weiss, Miss Torii and musical guests, such as Descendants of Erdrick and Super Monster Party. 

Fans also won't want to miss lots of fun happening at CGC booth all weekend long! Stay tuned for email and social announcements about any giveaway opportunities leading up to the show.

Preparing submissions for the show

To spend more time enjoying the show, submit your prepared collectibles through the Express Drop-off (EDO) service, which enables you to skip the line and quickly hand off your prepared submission to a CGC representative.

Please take the following steps before arriving:

  1. Create a CGC account here. All it takes is a free account to submit, and paid members get additional discounts and benefits.
  2. Go to the online submission form for comics, cards, video games or home video.
  3. Select “Mail-In or Show Drop-Off” to start your submission.
  4. Complete the submission form and print the packing slips.
  5. Important: To ensure that your submission process stays on schedule, please place your collectibles in the order listed on the packing slip. Please bring BOTH copies of the packing slip with your collectibles to the show drop-off. Failure to do so will result in delays.

  6. Keep your collectibles safe and secure until you drop off your submission (including the packing slip) with a representative.
  7. Go to the Express Drop-off sign to finalize your submission.

All submissions will be transported to CGC’s headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, for authentication, grading and encapsulation.

  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for comics, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for cards, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for video games, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for home video, click here.

Tablets will be provided at the booth for submitters to use for sign-up and submission purposes.

Need more info?

All CGC services can be reached at (+1) 855-GRADE10 (855-472-3310).

About CGC

Since revolutionizing comic book grading in 2000, CGC has grown to include certification services for a vast variety of pop culture collectibles. These divisions include CGC Cards, CGC Video Games and CGC Home Video. CGC Cards provides expert card grading for sports cards, TCGs and non-sports cards. CGC Video Games is dedicated to video game grading for the most popular consoles, including Nintendo, Sega, Atari, PlayStation and more. CGC Home Video provides expert VHS grading in addition to other types of videocassettes, DVD, Blu-ray and more.

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