Magic at PAX

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Magic: The Gathering will have a truly impressive digital presence at this year's Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle on September 4-6, with the hit XBLA title Duels of the Planeswalkers and a Magic Online tournament leading to the Magic World Championships in Rome just the tip of the iceberg!

This year Magic will be hosting a party that is sure to be the highlight of the weekend. On Saturday, September 5 from 7-9 p.m., hundreds of lucky players will behold "The Sights of Zendikar" at Trinity Nightclub in downtown Seattle. We'll be showing a ton of exclusive spoiler cards and new art from the upcoming set, as well as previewing the new Duels of the Planeswalkers downloadable content. We'll also have an interactive puzzle to test your wits, with the savvy winner taking home a big prize (along with smaller door prizes for everyone). Free food and drinks will be served while guests mingle with artists Jeremy Jarvis, Richard Whitters, Mark Tedin and Todd Lockwood, along with R&D designers and developers who make the game what it is.

To get invited to the party, you'll need to overcome the challenges of five distinct planes located throughout the Washington State Convention & Trade Center. Successfully solve the puzzles at each of the five stations and earn the right to attend this way-out sneak preview of Magic goodness.* For more information, email or visit the Wizards booth onsite.

Featuring cool foil promo cards, a video contest, a Duels of the Planeswalkers live "Game with Fame" event, Magic tournaments, a Magic party, an "Art of Wizards of the Coast" panel, introduction to Planechase sessions, and many other activities, Magic fans are sure to walk away from PAX with great memories.

Magic Tournament Highlights

  • Magic Online Live Series event with $5000 in prizes
  • Intro Pack League
  • Standard tournaments with a Magic-skinned Xbox 360 as first prize
  • Magic 2010 Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck tournament with From the Vault: Exiled as first prize (one per player)
  • Mini-Master single-elimination tournaments for a Magic 2010 foil set
  • Grand Prix Trial
  • Super FNM
  • Grand Melee
  • Magic Online Meet and Greet – Come talk with the people that make Magic Online (Friday 7 p.m., Room 615)

No matter how you like to experience Magic, PAX will have something for you! For more information about PAX, visit For a full listing of Magic tournaments at PAX, visit

*Must be 21 to attend. Invitations limited on a first come, first served basis.

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