Magic at Gen Con

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Gen Con is fast approaching and Magic: The Gathering will have a giant presence this year, and we aren’t just talking about the oversized Magic game that will be featured each day!

With a plethora of cool foil promo cards, a video contest, limited advanced sales of From the Vault: Exiled (details below), a Duels of the Planeswalkers live "Game with Fame" event, Magic tournaments, and other activities, this Gen Con will be one to remember! The action starts Thursday, August 13 in Indianapolis.

Magic Tournament Highlights

  • Magic Online Live event leading to Worlds in Rome
  • Vintage Championship: Friday, 11 a.m.
  • Legacy Championship: Saturday, 10 a.m.
  • Shards of Alara Block Championship: Thursday, 5 p.m.
  • Duels of the Planeswalkers Game with Fame: Thursday-Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
  • Oversized Magic, featuring Wizards R&D members Ken Nagle and Mark Gottlieb playing with members of the audience, plus head judge Sheldon Menery and master of ceremonies Brian David-Marshall. Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Pro Tour–Austin Qualifier
  • Mega FNM: Friday, 7 p.m.
  • Grand Melee: Saturday, 5 p.m.

From the Vault: Exiled Convention Promotion

Wizards of the Coast will be selling a limited quantity of Magic: The Gathering From the Vault: Exiled card boxes at Gen Con Indy 2009.

  • Only 100 boxes will be sold each day.
  • Attendees wishing to purchase From the Vault: Exiled are required obtain a marked card. The marked card allows you to purchase From the Vault: Exiled.
  • Cards can be obtained at the Serra Angel Sculpture located by the Westin Skybridge on the 2nd floor of the Indianapolis Convention Center. 100 Cards will be available beginning at 9 a.m. Please, do not begin forming a line earlier than this.
  • Cards will be redeemed for From the Vault: Exiled at the Wizards of the Coast booth (1721) beginning at 3 p.m. and ending at the close of the exhibit hall each day. You must turn in your marked card in order to purchase your copy of From the Vault: Exiled. No Card, No Purchase, No Exceptions.
  • You must turn in your marked card the day you receive it. Cards will not be allowed to roll over to the following day.
  • The limit for From the Vault: Exiled is one per person for the duration of the show. Your badge will be marked to show you have purchased your copy. Please have your badge out to help in this process.
  • From the Vault: Exiled will retail for MSRP ($34.99) plus applicable IN state sales tax.

If you’ve ever thought of going to Gen Con, this is the year to do it. No matter how you like to experience Magic, there will be something for you.

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