The NEC, BirminghamAugust 14-17, 2008

M-fest Fact Sheet

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Updated 2008-08-07



By Road
Birmingham is at the hub of the UK motorway network, enabling visitors to travel directly from the M6, M1, M40 and M42. The NEC has its own on-site car parks.

By Rail
The NEC and The NEC Arena are served by Birmingham International station, connected by a covered bridgelink. Birmingham New Street is the UK’s largest interchange station. London is only 90 minutes away and trains also run direct to many regional towns and cities.

By Air
More than 20 international airlines serve Birmingham International Airport, which is conveniently situated a few minutes from The NEC and The NEC Arena. Together they provide scheduled flights from 34 destinations in the UK, Europe and North America. The group’s venues are also easily accessible from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and other regional airports.


Whether you are looking for a Birmingham hotel, guest house, bed and breakfast or a self catering apartment, The NEC Group Birmingham Hotels and Accommodation Directory will help you to find the place to best suit your needs.

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  • M-fest will be the largest Magic: The GatheringTM festival that takes place in the UK this year. There will be plenty of events going on over the 4 days with something for everyone. Why not come and join us for 4 days of serious Magic fun!

    Event Time & Date

    M-fest will run from 1:00pm on Thursday, 14th August until 7:00pm on Sunday, 17th August. The Great British Nationals will run from Friday, 15th August until Sunday, 17th August, with the Last Chance Qualifiers being held on the Thursday, 14th August. Please click here for more information on the Great British Nationals format and schedule.

    Event Location

    The Pavilion
    The NEC
    B40 1NT

    Event Attractions


      • Play Magic all weekend long, with plenty of different tournaments going on over the weekend your sure to find something for you! We will have Last Chance Qualifiers (GB Nationals), Super FNM, Theme Deck Challenges, Sealed Deck "out of print" Tournaments, Grand Prix Trials, Pro Tour Qualifiers, tournaments for beginners and much much more.


      • M-fest will feature appearance by Magic artists including Dave Kendall. Click here to read more about the artist.


      • There will also be plenty of other games for you to play during the four day as well, with ample opportunity for you to kick back and relax and enjoy a board game or two with lots of choice on offer from the Games Library.


    Players who have general questions about M-fest or the GB Nationals should phone Wizards of the Coast customer service on 08457 125 559, or send an email to

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