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MagicCon is series of festivals, introduced by Wizards of the Coast in 2023. Initially, they were part of Magic's 30th anniversary celebrations that started with Magic 30.[1] Organizing partners are ReedPop and Pastimes.

List of MagicCons[ | ]

Title Dates Featured Set Key Art
MagicCon: Philadelphia[2] February 17-19, 2023 Phyrexia: All Will Be One
MagicCon Philadelphia Key Art
MagicCon: Minneapolis[3] May 5-7, 2023 March of the Machine
MagicCon Minneapolis Key Art
MagicCon: Barcelona[4] July 28 – 30, 2023 The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth
MagicCon Barcelona Key Art
MagicCon: Las Vegas 2023 September 22–24 2023 Wilds of Eldraine
MagicCon Las Vegas 2023 Key Art
MagicCon: Chicago[5] February 23-25, 2024 Murders at Karlov Manor
MagicCon Chicago Key Art
MagicCon: Amsterdam[5] June 28-30, 2024 Modern Horizons 3
MagicCon Amsterdam Key Art
MagicCon: Las Vegas 2024[5] October 25-27, 2024 Duskmourn: House of Horror
MagicCon Las Vegas 2024 Key Art

Events[ | ]

Each MagicCon features:

Pro Tour[ | ]

Each MagicCon features a Pro Tour tournament as the main event.

Secret Lair Showdown[ | ]

At each MagicCon, a Secret Lair Showdown will be played. Players have four opportunities to compete in Secret Lair Showdown Qualifiers leading to 32 qualified players experiencing the Sunday Secret Lair Showdown Championship. These events feature several exclusive Secret Lair Prize cards only available through these events.[7][1]

SL Showdown prizes[ | ]

Year Participation Top 32 Champion
2023 Fatal Push Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer Brainstorm (only four in existence[8])
2024 Spell Pierce Murktide Regent Dark Ritual (only four in existence[5])

Promos[ | ]

Starting in 2023, special promotional cards were given to participants

MagicCon Date Featured set Promo Promotion text
Las Vegas 2023-09 Doctor Who TARDIS MagicCon Las Vegas 2023
Chicago 2024-02 Murders at Karlov Manor Textless Counterspell Festival

Limited Open[ | ]

Starting in July 2023 with MagicCon: Barcelona, a Limited Open event was added to the line up.[9] For MagicCon: Las Vegas the total prize pool was increased to $100,000.[10]

References[ | ]

  1. a b Blake Rasmussen (November 11, 2022). "MagicCon Philadelphia and the 2023 MagicCon Schedule".
  2. Blake Rasmussen (November 11, 2022). "MagicCon:Philadelphia and the 2023 MagicCon Schedule". Archived from the original on May 12, 2023.
  3. Wizards of the Coast (March 7, 2023). "MagicCon Takes Minneapolis!". Archived from the original on May 12, 2023.
  4. Wizards of the Coast (May 10, 2023). "Dive into Details for MagicCon: Barcelona Tickets, Panels, and More!". Archived from the original on May 12, 2023.
  5. a b c d Wizards of the Coast (November 17, 2023). "The 2024 MagicCon Schedule".
  6. My 62 Secret Magic Playtest Cards! (Video). Good Morning Magic. YouTube (February 20, 2023).
  7. Billy Jensen on MagicCon and Secret Lair Prize Cards (Video). Weekly MTG. YouTube (November 11, 2022).
  8. Magic: The Gathering (December 15, 2022). "We're thrilled". Twitter.
  9. Wizards of the Coast (July 24, 2023). "Barcelona $75,000 Limited Open". MagicCon: Barcelona. Archived from the original on July 24, 2023.
  10. Wizards of the Coast (August 3, 2023). "100k Limited Open". MagicCon: Las Vegas. Archived from the original on August 3, 2023.