Fans, creators, and some of the biggest names in entertainment are descending on San Diego now for Comic-Con, and so are we! If you're in town for the convention, be sure to swing by the Hasbro booth (#3213) and say hello. You can't miss it, trust us. We've got some exciting things in store this year, so let's break it down.
What are we doing?
Short answer: Things, comma, several! All our activities and events (save one very special one, more on that in a sec) are happening at the Hasbro Main Stage. Things such as . . .
Thursday, July 18, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Mark Rosewater Signing – Mark Rosewater, lead designer for Magic and man of several million words, will be hanging out and signing autographs. Bring your copies of Maro and Doubling Season, and plan accordingly.
Friday, July 19, 4:00–5:00 PM: The Making of Chandra – Nic Kelman, head of story and entertainment, will be discussing how a Planeswalker is created while Aleksi Briclot, artist of the original "Lorwyn Five," does a live painting of Chandra. There will be limited time for autograph signings, so bring your favorite Aleksi cards! Aleksi will also be at Cascade Games's Magic play area (more on that below).
Saturday, July 20, 12:00–12:30 p.m.: Cosplay Showcase – Bring your Magic: The Gathering cosplay to the Hasbro Main Stage for a photo shoot! We want to see any and all kinds of cosplay—and especially your Chandra designs. And for those not in costume, we have a photo op at the booth as well! That said, we may even have some goodies for those who show up dressed as the Awakened Inferno herself . . .
That covers what we're doing at the Hasbro booth, but we have one more event in store.
Saturday, July 20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. in Room 24ABC: Mark Rosewater's Panel – This is the big one. If there's one thing you can't miss at SDCC, it's Mark's panel. This will be the official unveiling of Magic's fall set, codenamed "Archery." Yep. That one. If you're not able to join us at the panel, follow along with what's being shown on Twitter (@wizards_magic) and stay tuned to DailyMTG after the panel is over for an article detailing all the info Mark shares during the panel.
What Goodies Are There?
We won't have any products for sale at the Hasbro booth, but our convention exclusive is debuting here and is available at the Hasbro Toy Shop across the aisle from #3213. If you haven't seen Dragon's Endgame yet, check out io9's exclusive reveal because it is quite shiny.
Elsewhere in the hall you can find Magic: The Gathering: Chandra comic publishers IDW (booth #2729), War of the Spark: Ravnica novel publishers Del Rey (booth #2913-U), and a limited number of copies of the Magic: The Gathering: Rise of the Gatewatch book at the Abrams Chronicle booth (#1216).
Where Can I Play Some Games?
Maybe you need to take a break from the crowds in the main hall, maybe you just need the feeling of cracking open a pack or shuffling a deck to power through this huge weekend. In any case, we feel you. There's Magic play run by Cascade Games throughout the weekend outside of the convention center in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis San Diego. Check out what they're offering at their site.
See You There!
There's a little something for all kinds of Magic fans at SDCC this year, and we can't wait to see you all. Follow us on Twitter (@wizards_magic) and Instagram (wizards_magic) to get a look at the show floor if you can't make it!