Magic: The Gathering to Celebrate 25 Years at Gen Con

Magic: The Gathering will celebrate 25 years at Gen Con 2018, commemorating its rich history at the convention with rare events, including a Beta booster draft honoring Magic’s 25th Birthday, tournaments, casual events, surprises, and more! With 4-Day badges selling quickly, Magic players are encouraged to secure their badge soon to guarantee their spot.

“We are thrilled to see Magic’s exciting plans for 2018,” said David Hoppe, Gen Con President. “25 years ago, Magic’s debut at Gen Con changed the course of gaming history, and we’re eager to see not only what they have planned for this year, but for the next 25 years of Magic: The Gathering.”

Magic’s 2018 presence at Gen Con will include hundreds of events, including Learn-to-Play programming, competitive drafts, and signature offerings that highlight the 25th birthday of the original trading card game. Up-to-the-minute info on Magic’s presence can be found at the following link.

Events include:

  • Magic’s 25th Birthday Championship– Eight qualifier events, open to all attendees, will take place over the weekend that will culminate in a Sunday eight-player event which will feature Beta boosters from Magic’s first year of existence.
  • Magic: The Gathering’s 25th Anniversary Panel– Attendees can learn about Magic’s history and glimpse its future at a ticketed, free panel. Celebrate Magic’s 25th birthday with its creators! Come join us and members of Magic’s R&D team as they talk about their personal history with the game and where they see it in the next 25 years. Get a look behind the scenes at Wizards and learn about their journey from being fans of the game to creating it. Stick around for a Q+A session with our guests!
  • Multi-Player Events- The more players, the more fun! Multiplayer events will include Battlebond 2HG, Wizards Tower, Trios, and Grand Melee. These are great for parent & child teams!
  • Constructed Events- Great prizes await at Standard, Modern, Legacy, and Vintage events. Sign-up at or on-site!
  • On-Demand Programming- Round-the-clock Magic including Core 2019 Drafts, Chaos Drafts, 2HG Drafts, Commander play, and TURBO TOWN events.
  • Weekend-Long Surprises- The Wizards of the Coast team will have some surprises in store all-weekend, and gamers should keep on the lookout for giveaways on social media, around the convention center, and in Magic’s play areas.

Love Magic? Ready to tap some lands, shuffle cards, and celebrate 25 years? Follow Magic: The Gathering and Gen Con on Twitter to get updates on this exciting programming!

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