Grand Prix Minneapolis

A Magic: The Gathering Weekend


Minneapolis is a great city - and a Magic Grand Prix just makes it excellent! Join us for an amazing weekend of Magic events.

There is something for everyone scheduled for this Magical Weekend of fun – for casual players who are looking for some 2HG and Commander, and for competitive players looking to get to the Pro Tour, gain byes for the Vintage or Legacy Champs or earn your very exclusive spot at the Super Sunday Series – we have put an event for you and your friends on the schedule!  Check out the Events page for all the events!

We will have many guest Artists on hand, including Victor Adame Minguez from Mexico – whose art is on our Grand Prix Playmat – as well as veteran greats rk Post, Aaron Miller, and Jeff Miracola! In addition, we will have "The Art of Christopher Rush" joining us.

There will be a dozen vendors on hand to buy, sell and trade with as well. Plan to spend the weekend in this great city, and fill every minute with the fun of Magic, and of Minneapolis!

Be sure to check out our Updates link as there is a lot of information, questions answered, etc... as we get closer to the event.  If you have any questions, please email us at or send us a message through Twitter @pastimesonline or on Facebook at or through our Contact Us page.

There is a maximum seating capacity of 2000 players for the Grand Prix.  This number will allow for a comfortable, fun experience for all players in the Main Event, as well as plenty of space for Side Events.


Grand Prix tournaments are worldwide open events that allow all Magic: the Gathering players to participate and experience the thrill of a large-scale competition. Cash prizes, a high Planeswalker Points multiplier, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants make up the main event.



Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Maps and transportation

Visitor Information


For your convenience, a discounted room block as been established at the Hyatt Hotel Minneapolis.  This fantastic hotel is attached to the convention center by an indoor walkway.

The room rate is $119, from single to quad. 

The room rate expires on May 5th, 2016 and there are a limited number of rooms at this convenient hotel, so please make your reservations early.

Make your reservations today by clicking here.


Friday: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 11:00PM (Main Event Begins at 9:00AM)
Sunday: 8:00AM - 11:00PM (Main Event Begins at 9:00AM)

Grand Prix Main Event registration will be available on-site Friday 12 PM until 9 PM.  Registration will be available online until 9 PM on Friday, 5/27 (but it costs $10 more to register on the last day, so why wait - register today!).


Grand Prix Format: Standard Constructed

Start Time for the Grand Prix - 9 AM on Saturday, 5/28/16

Please Note: Deck lists are required. Players with Sleep-In Special and byes, should email their decklist to by 9am Saturday morning. All other decklists will be collected during the Players' Meeting Saturday morning.

Sleep In Special Check In
If you have purchased a sleep-in-special (Uncommon) or are Platinum, you should check in at the Main Stage at the following times:

1 Round Bye - 10:15 AM
2 Round Bye - 11:15 AM
3 Round Bye - 12:15 PM


Official Grand Prix Playmat
The art for our Main Event playmat is illustrated by artist Victor Adame Minguez, who is from Mexico, and will be joining us for this Grand Prix!  Avacyn's Judgment is an awesome card

Exclusive Grand Prix Playmat guaranteed with Main Event entry!


We have invited some of the best vendors in the country to be on hand to serve all of your Magic needs. Whether you're finishing a deck, foiling one out, selling or completing a collection, these fine vendors will be here to help you.

Click here to see the list of vendors


Although trading is permitted on-site, the following activities are not permitted, and may result in ejection from the Venue without refund:

  • Buying, selling, or soliciting to buy or sell cards to anyone except Authorized Dealers.
  • Altering cards in exchange for money or any other types of compensation.
  • Taking up excessive space while trading or transporting excessive amounts of trade stock.
  • Advertising without permission from Pastimes event staff.

If you have any questions or comments, please email

Event details are subject to change at anytime © 2016 Pastimes
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All other images © of their Illustrators