2007 Magic: The Gathering World Championships

Posted in Feature on January 23, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

  • Complete coverage of the 2007 Magic World Championships
  • New York City becomes the hub of the Magic: The Gathering universe in December as the city hosts the 2007 Magic World Championships. Home to the first Pro Tour back in 1996 and many other events, New York City is as rich in Magic history as any place on the globe.

    Public Events

    2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser, shown with removable Magic-themed wrap.So what if you're not qualified for the Worlds main event? There are four packed days of Public Events, culminating in the "Win a Car" Tournament. Registration for most events opens one hour before the scheduled event start time.

    Here's a look at a few schedule highlights (Vroom events qualify you for the "Win a Car" Tournament):


    EventFormatFirst Prize
    iPod Legacy (Vroom)Legacy160 GB iPod
    Magic Art Sealed (Vroom)Lorwyn SealedOriginal art of Vigor


    EventFormatFirst Prize
    iPhone Sealed (Vroom)Lorwyn Sealed8 GB iPhone
    Super Friday Night MagicLorwyn SealedFree pizza for all players


    EventFormatFirst Prize
    Lorwyn 2HG (Vroom)Lorwyn 2HG SealedLorwyn premium card set
    Magic Art PrintsUrza Block SealedMagic canvas art print


    EventFormatFirst Prize
    Apple VideoStandard160 GB Apple TV
    Worlds Free-for-AllStandardItalian Legends display box
    For a complete list of Public Events, click here.

    From December 6-9, players from around the world will be flocking to the city that never sleeps with dreams of being crowned World Champion. Along with the main event, there are four packed days of public events and hall attractions open to all levels of players, including a chance to win a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser! Whatever your Magic interests, there's something for you at the 2007 Magic: The Gathering World Championships.

    Calling all Magic Players: Be on National Television!

    Wizards of the Coast and the CBS Early Show are looking for 200+ Magic fans to appear on live national TV in NYC! We're taking players from the Javits Center over to the CBS Studios Thursday morning for a national TV appearance.

  • 7 a.m. Load buses in front of the Javits Center (11th and West 35th). Free product and swag given to the first 150 people.
  • 8 – 8:30 a.m. Filming LIVE on the Early Show from CBS Studios*
  • 8:45 a.m. Buses depart back to the Javits Center
  • *Competing in Worlds? Don’t worry; you’ll make it back in time! A separate bus will depart the CBS Studios at 8:15 a.m. and have you back to the Javits Center by 8:45 a.m.

    If you’re interested in participating, please contact pr.wizards@gmail.com.

    Tournament Information

    The 2007 World Championships is a four-day event featuring Standard, Lorwyn Booster Draft, Legacy, and National Team Two-Headed Giant Lorwyn Booster Draft.

  • Format and Schedule
  • Prize Payout
  • Invitation List
  • Tournament Location

    Jacob K. Javits Center of New York
    655 West 34th Street
    New York, New York 10001
    Hall C

    Hall Hours
    Wednesday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Thursday: 8 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
    Saturday: 8 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
    Sunday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    Wednesday Schedule:
    5 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Player Registration, Entry area of Hall C
    6 p.m. - 7 p.m.: National Champion Flag Rehearsal in Hall
    7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Opening Ceremony and Hall of Fame Inductions in Hall
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Player Party in Hall

    Overnight play hosted by Neutral Ground

    Neutral Ground Gaming Room
    New address!
    15 West 37th Street
    New York, New York 10018
    (212) 633-1288

    A free shuttle bus will travel from the Javits Center to Neutral Ground on Thursday-Saturday at 11:30 p.m., and on Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

    For a full schedule of Neutral Ground late-night tournaments, please visit www.neutralground.com.

    Player Registration

    Date: Wednesday, December 5
    Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Location: Jacob Javits Center, Entry Area of Hall C

    NOTE: There will be a mandatory flag ceremony rehearsal for all National Champions at 6 p.m.

    Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at the 2007 World Championships. Forms can be downloaded at www.wizards.com/protour and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on these forms.

    Bring these forms with you to registration. We will make forms available for competitors at registration, if necessary.

    At registration, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification upon request:

  • a driver’s license, or
  • a passport, or
  • a copy of their birth certificates and photo IDs (school IDs are acceptable).
  • We encourage players to attend mandatory registration on Wednesday. However we understand that delays might cause players to miss this and we have a registration on Thursday morning between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Players at late registration do not always receive the same gifts as those at mandatory registration.

    Players not registered by 8:30 a.m. on December 6 may be denied entry to the World Championships.

    If you anticipate any difficulty registering during the official registration hours, please contact Scott Larabee at (206) 793-3534 or scott.larabee@wizards.com.

    Hotel Information

    The following hotels are near the Javits Center.

    Comfort Inn
    442 West 36th Street, New York, NY
    (212) 714-6699

    Best Western Convention Center Hotel
    522 West 38th Street, New York City, NY
    (212) 405-1700

    Morgans Hotel Group Co
    475 10th Ave, New York, NY
    (212) 277-4100

    If proximity is not a priority, the budget-minded traveler may want to look into these options:

    Windsor Hotel
    108 Forsyth Street
    New York, NY 10002

  • Find a hostel in New York City
  • New York City Information

  • www.nyctourist.com
  • Information about parking and local transportation coming soon
  • Hall Attractions

    Win a car! There are nine special qualifier events during Worlds, culminating in a Standard tournament where the winner drives home in a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Click here for complete contest details.

    See all public events here. Find a format you like and come on down...prizes include iPods, an Apple TV, a framed uncut sheet of Magic cards, and much more!

    Who will hoist the 2007 World Champion trophy?

    See Magic history unfold before your eyes as Wizards of the Coast inducts the third class of the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame. What legends of the game will earn enshrinement?

    Meet some of the game's top artists! Aleksi Briclot, Paolo Parente, Jim Murray, and Rebecca Guay will be in attendance, signing cards and talking with fans. Click here for artist profiles, links to card lists, and signing schedules.

    Want to see how you fare against the makers of Magic? Come to the gunslinging area and test your skills against members of Wizards of the Coast's R&D department -- with prizes awarded when you win!

    Do you think you're the master of Magic trivia? Test your knowledge at Question Mark, a Worlds tradition hosted by none other than Magic head designer Mark Rosewater. Team up with your friends and win great prizes.

    Watch Sunday's Top 8 action on plasma screens in the hall, with Randy Buehler and Brian David-Marshall providing the play-by-play and color commentary. Sunday's action begins at 1 p.m. ET and is also available as a webcast from the comfort of your own home.

    Magic: The Gathering Worlds Con is not affiliated with the World Science Fiction Society or the World Science Fiction Convention.

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