Magic: The Gathering Events at Gen Con 2007

Posted in Feature on August 6, 2007

By Wizards of the Coast

Going to Gen Con with a Magic itch to scratch? Take a look through the full slate of Magic events -- and prizes -- and find something that suits your interests. From the Vintage and Legacy Championships to Pro Tour Qualifiers to the Grand Melee to leagues and drafts, there's something for everyone.

All Weekend

  • Magic: The Gathering Gen Con League – Each participant receives a booster and league badge. Play against other league members all weekend – win promotional cards and boosters! Only $4.50
  • Booster DraftsTime Spiral Block or Tenth Edition Booster Draft sign-ups never end!!
  • Thursday

    5 p.m.: Magic: The Gathering Legacy Championship Prelim
    Swiss rounds based on attendance plus single-elimination Top 8. Winner receives a 2-round bye at the 2007 Legacy Championship plus booster prizes.

    Win the Vintage Championship and you'll have the biggest Mox on the block.

    6 p.m.: Magic: The Gathering Time Spiral Block Constructed Championship
    Players will play a number of Swiss rounds based on attendance, with a cut to a Top 8. First prize is a foil playset of the entire Time Spiral Block! (That's 4 Time Spiral, 4 Planar Chaos & 4 Future Sight complete foil sets, including Timeshifted cards!) Additional prizes to the Top 8 finishers!

    9 p.m.: Magic: The Gathering Two-Headed Giant Standard iPod Tournament
    Swiss rounds based on attendance. Each winning head takes home its own iPod!

    Friday

    10 a.m.: Magic: The Gathering Legacy Championship
    Swiss rounds based on attendance plus single-elimination Top 8. First and second place each choose two oversized cards from a pool of ten Legacy oversized cards. Third – Eighth places each chooses one oversized card from the remaining pool. Top finishers also win Vintage boosters (Italian Legends, Italian black-bordered Revised, Japanese Portal Three Kingdoms). For more information, check out the Legacy Championship Fact Sheet

    4 p.m.: Magic: The Gathering iPod Special Limited Tournament
    Win an iPod! Players receive one booster of Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, Future Sight, Ravnica, Guildpact, Dissension, Tenth Edition and Coldsnap. Players compete in Swiss rounds based on attendance with a cut to Top 8. First place wins an iPod; additional prizes to Top 8!

    5 p.m.: Magic: The Gathering Vintage Championship Prelim
    Swiss rounds based on attendance plus single-elimination Top 8. Winner receives a 2-round bye at the 2007 Vintage Championship.

    6 p.m.: Magic: The Gathering Valencia Pro Tour Qualifier
    Players compete playing with Time Spiral Block Constructed decks. Winner receives an invitation to Pro Tour–Valencia and a travel reward. Swiss rounds based on attendance plus single-elimination Top 8.

    9 p.m.: Magic: The Gathering Limited $1K Tournament
    $1,000 in prizes, plus product prizes! Players receive one Time Spiral Tournament Pack plus one booster each of Planar Chaos and Future Sight to build a 40-card minimum deck. Players will play a number of Swiss rounds based on attendance with a cut to Top 8. First Prize $500, second $250, third and fourth $125, fifth-eighth receive product prizes!

    Saturday

    10 a.m.: Magic: The Gathering Valencia Pro Tour Qualifier
    Players compete playing with Time Spiral Block Constructed decks. Winner receives an invitation to Pro Tour–Valencia and a travel reward. Swiss rounds based on attendance plus single-elimination Top 8.

    11 a.m.: Magic: The Gathering Vintage Championship
    Swiss rounds based on attendance plus single-elimination Top 8. The winner receives an alternative art framed Mox Jet trophy! Top finishers will receive boosters, including Vintage/Legacy boosters (Italian Legends, Italian black-bordered Revised, Japanese Portal Three Kingdoms). For more information, check out the Vintage Championship Fact Sheet.

    6 p.m.: Magic: The Gathering Grand Melee
    Standard format, Grand Melee style! Attack to your left, defend on your right. Last one standing wins huge! All players receive a special, high quality playmat for participating. Eliminate another player - win a booster! First Place receives a complete Tenth Edition set – all FOIL!! Second through eighth places receive a box of Tenth Edition. For more information on the Grand Melee format, check out Section 608 in the Comprehensive Rules.

    Every Melee battler gets his or her very own playmat.

    10 p.m.: Magic: The Gathering Extended $1K Tournament
    $1,000 in prizes, plus product prizes! Players will play a number of Swiss rounds based on attendance with a cut to Top 8. First Prize $500, second $250, third and fourth $125, fifth-eighth receive product prizes!

    Sunday

    9 a.m.: Magic: The Gathering Urza's Saga Limited
    Players receive one Urza's Saga Tournament Pack plus one booster each of Urza's Legacy and Urza's Destiny to build a 40-card minimum deck. Players participate in four Swiss rounds. Prizes based on record, no finals.

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