Well, that was fast. Apparently I just had to give up to make it happen. Just got the word: They say everything looks good from their side. Apparently when the date was originally put in someone erroneously entered 8/24 as the cutoff date and the compter occasionally kicks back to it. It’s been fixed (again). There is now a direct link on the hotel page for GP Madison HERE. Rooms are available until sold out OR until Sept 24th. I checked the link myself and got a room to book. so it should be set!
I’ve gotten a few calls asking about the room block at the Sheraton for GP Madison, It was officially scheduled to end today (the 1st) but we asked them to extend it and were told that it would be good up to 2 weeks out from the event. that does not appear to have happened, however. We have calls in to the Sheraton and will update here once we resolve it and are able to book in again.
Thanks for your patience.
We just got a message from Kieran Yanner telling us he wont be able to attend GP OKC due to work load. We’ll be looking to see if we can find someone short term to take his place and will post here if we do!
If you’re coming to GP OKC, today is your last chance to register at the reduced entry fee of $50! At midnight CST tonight, the price goes up to $55, next Friday it goes up to the final price of $60.
Registration for the 2nd to last GP for the known future is live!
Full registration details can be found at the registration page HERE
Please join us in OKC for a Modern Showdown! The venue is blocks away from the “Bricktown” area in Oklahoma City and is full of good food and things to do (besides magic!).
Side event schedule will be posted a little later today!
Wizards of the Coast announced the Grand Prix 2016 Schedule today at PT Origins in Vancouver. Legion Events will not be organizing any of these events. It was not a voluntary step back. Wizards of the Coast has chosen not to put my company on this schedule. I have been told it was a very difficult decision, and I believe it.
I would be lying if I said I was not a little sad that for the first time since April 1997, Legion Events will not be running premier level play for Magic the Gathering. That doesn’t mean you won’t still see me out and about. I’m still operating the contract for retail at Pro Tours through 2016. Legion Supplies continues to grow in leaps and bounds so you will see my team at various GPs around the world through 2016.
I have been told that this should not be considered an end to my status as a valuable member of the organized play team. Rather, that it’s more of a layoff. As always, they can call me and I’ll be happy to help in whatever way I can to continue to promote the game and community that I love.
I want to thank everyone who has supported me over these past 2 decades. What I have done has been for and BECAUSE of you.
Thank you so very much.
What have I been up to here at Legion Events? Well, in addition to getting fired up for 2 Grand Prix in the coming months (OKC and Madison) I’ve been printing Hoodies, yo. lots of them. Magic flavored hoodies. It’s been a pretty interesting process and the learning curve is painful (expensive) but I think I’ve got the Direct To Garment Printer pretty well figured out. Let me back up a little… Last year in talking with WotC and Sitelines (the show runner for the PT) in my capacity as the Retail Manager, we discussed making new hoodies. We’ve had hoodies before, but they were only OK. plain grey with white colored mana symbols on them. Basic. Acceptable. But we can do better. Sitelines put together some designs and we got them through approval at Wotc and then it was a matter of finding someone to print them.
Printing the front of hoodies, especially going over the zipper is difficult. Lots of issues. Silk screeners don’t like to do it (results can be so varied) nor does anyone else really want to mess with it. When I started shopping the job around I must have talked to 20 different printers all who either quoted me insanely high prices (high enough that I would not be able to sell them for a profit) Or just straight out saying no (sometimes laughing while saying it). AHHHHhahahahhahahahahahaaaa. No.
So I bought a machine and did it myself. ‘Murica.
I know now why they all said Ahhhhhahahahahahahaa. No. Wow. it’s a pain in the butt. But wow. they look really cool. I’m so happy with them and so excited to see them go out into the world and it’s pretty cool knowing that there are only a few hundred total of these things and I made each one myself. So when you see someone at your local shop sporting one of these.. know first that they are incredibly rare (they will not be sold anywhere else except the pro tour, I’ve been told) and they were all printed by me in the Legion Events/Legion Supplies warehouse in Minnesota. Literally with my 2 hands (well.. and a pretty fancy specialized printer and whoever made the ACTUAL hoodie we’re printing on)
But today… TODAY… all this stuff is getting thrown in boxes, tossed on a pallet, wrapped and sent to Seattle where they will join a truck load of stuff headed to Vancouver for the PT. The retail booth for the Pro Tours got some serious upgrading done at Brussels… it’s kicking up even harder for Vancouver. The space looks great. The merchandise is pretty sweet and I’m looking forward to showing off the PT playmat (which is straight up insane), the hoodies and a couple new shirt designs that are hitting the floor this show. All stuff that is PT specific and can’t be found anywhere else in the world! (so if you were thinking about popping by any of the PTs left this year Vancouver, Milwaukee or Barcelona). And keep an eye on the mother ship (wizards.com) for pics of the mats, shirts and other awesome stuff headed to the PT
Hey everyone! I’ve updated the Magic Cruise web page with info for MC8. We’ll be sailing out of New Orleans during Mardi Gras, returning the Sunday before Fat Tuesday.
We’ve set up a 3 year plan that includes a short cruise early in January the following year (MC9 – 2017) and a Mediterranean cruise for our 10th anniversary cruise (MC10 – 2018). We hope you can join us for one of these fantastic trips!
I’ve (finally) loaded the page for MC7 Tournament packages and add ons! If you’re registered for MC7, and plan to play in the events, head to the page now and purchase your package!
I’m pretty excited about this program!
Nick Coss of Card Titan and Adam Shaw (former Level 4 Judge) have teamed up to bring a great new level of service to the Magic Community. It’s called Prereg.Me (Click this for a link to the site). This is a web portal and an App available for both Android and iOS that allows you to register for an event without actually coming to the registration desk. We are testing this out for them on our Super Series Events tomorrow (Sunday) at #GPOmaha. Download the app or visit the website and sign up now! It takes your credit payment directly on the device as well (cash and credit can also be used at the registration desk if you prefer).
Once you register on the app, simply select “upcoming events” and you will see both Super Series events listed. Sealed starts at 9, Standard starts at 10.