Grand Prix Milwaukee 2016

A Magic: The Gathering Weekend

WELCOME TO GRAND PRIX MILWAUKEE!

 

Prepare for an incredible weekend of Magic.  New offerings for this weekend of Magic bring many more events to the Side Event Schedule, including: Sealed, 2 Headed Giant, Standard, Commander, Legacy, Vintage, Modern and more. For value seekers, experience The MegaBadge! which will make the weekend great for players looking to max out their event time and get the most events for their dollar.

Grand Prix Milwaukee is going to be an incredible Magic experience! Besides the always grand Grand Prix, there is a great roster of events running all weekend long - starting at Noon on Friday and continuing all the way through to Sunday.  We have something for everyone, from quick, casual games to the Super Sunday Series where you can win a very exclusive invitation to a $20,000 event at Wizards of the Coast HQ - all expenses paid!

Have you checked out the Prize Wall?! Customize Your Prize at the prize area with everything from boosters to uncut sheets, Grand Prix t-shirts to Foil Sets, jumbo Magic Cards to a great selection of single cards - the Prize Wall lets you pick your prize!

Artists abound at GP Milwaukee - fan favorites from the beginning of Magic to the hottest artists from the newest sets! Check out the artists, get your cards ready to be signed or altered, mats customized and so much more.  The artists also come with great items like prints and tokens available for sale - enjoy!

Register early as there are specials and incentives to do so. Check out our VIP offerings for exclusive GP goodies! We look forward to a weekend of Magic fun for everyone at GP Milwaukee - and we hope you will join us!

WHAT IS A GRAND PRIX?

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.

EVENT LOCATION

 

Wisconsin Center
Hall A

400 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Food Options

There are hotels and restaurants a few minutes from the convention center.  The easiest option is the concessions in the Convention Center Hall.  They have put together a great menu with some great deals for our group.  Hot and cold options will be available most of the day.

Restrooms

There are many restrooms in the Event Hall.  In addition, there are many additional restrooms in the hallways just outside the Event Hall.

ATMS

There are several ATMs in the Convention Center.  There are also ATMs in the hotels across the street.

REGISTRATION AND HALL HOURS

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HALL HOURS:
Friday: 11:00 AM - 11:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 11:00PM (Main Event Begins at 9:00AM)
Sunday: 8:00AM - 11:00PM (Main Event Begins at 9:00AM)
*Hall hours may vary on event ending times.

REGISTRATION TIME:

Grand Prix Main Event registration will be available on-site Friday 11 AM until 9 PM.  Registration will be available online until 9 PM on Friday, 12/9/16.
THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY REGISTRATION.

GRAND PRIX FORMAT: Kaladesh Limited 

Start Time for the Grand Prix - 9 AM on Saturday

Registration Waiver - All players must complete a Consent & Release Waiver to play in this event.  Fill yours out before the event and save time.  Minors must have a parent or guardian fill this form out prior to the event.  Click here to download the waiver.

 

Grand Prix Main Event Registration Options

Experience the Grand Prix weekend your way by choosing from one of several registration options below.  Please remember the following important dates (they will help save you money!)

  • Early Bird Registration ends on 10/16/16
  • Standard Registration is in effect from 10/17/16 - 12/08/16
  • Late Registration is in effect in person and online from 12:01 AM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time on 12/9/16

REGISTRATION OPTIONS  

Uncommon Registration

$65 Early Bird Registration until 10/16/16
$75 Standard Registration
$85 Late Registration (12/9/16)

  • Main Event Entry (which includes 6 boosters of Kaladesh)
  • Grand Prix Milwaukee Playmat by Chris Rahn
  • Exclusive Grand Prix Foil
  • Magic: the Gathering Storage box
  • Scorepad & Pen
  • FREE Promotional MiniMaster Event* (Must be present on Friday at 11 a.m. to redeem)

Rare Registration

$75 Early Bird Registration until 10/16/16
$85 Standard Registration
$95 Late Registration (12/9/16)

  • Main Event Entry (which includes 6 boosters of Kaladesh)
  • Grand Prix Milwaukee Playmat by Chris Rahn
  • Exclusive Grand Prix Foil 
  • Magic: the Gathering Storage box
  • Scorepad & Pen
  • FREE Promotional MiniMaster Event* (Must be present on Friday at 11 a.m. to redeem)
  • Pre-Registration of your deck
  • Sleep-In-Special (You must have earned byes to utilize sleeping in!)

Mythic Registration (VIP)

$180 Early Bird Registration until 10/16/16
$200 Standard Registration
$220 Late Registration (12/9/16)

  • Main Event Entry (which includes 6 boosters of Kaladesh)
  • Exclusive Grand Prix Milwaukee VIP Back Pack (not a drawstring bag - an actual backpack!)
  • Grand Prix Milwaukee Playmat by Chris Rahn
  • Exclusive Grand Prix VIP Playmat with art by Chris Rahn
  • Grand Prix Foil 
  • Scorepad & Pen
  • FREE Promotional MiniMaster Event* (Must be present on Friday at 11 a.m. to play
  • Pre-Registration of your deck
  • Sleep-In-Special (You must have earned byes to utilize sleeping in!)
  • Magic: the Gathering Storage box
  • Pastimes Score Pad & Pen
  • Deck Box
  • Sleeves
  • Exclusive Grand Prix Milwaukee Personalized VIP Lanyard and Badge
  • Pastimes Water Bottle
  • Access to the VIP Lounge
  • VIP Concierge
  • Water Station
  • Phone and Electronics power stations (leave your items with the concierge between rounds for full charge!)
  • VIP Pairings Boards
  • Exclusive VIP Event each day  (Participation Prize for each event includes minimum of 30 Prize Tix AND the Grand Prix Promo Foil )
    Friday - Sealed Deck Prep Event - 4 PM
    Saturday - Sealed Draft - 7 PM
    Sunday - Grand Melee Draft - 2 PM
    *These events are held in the VIP Area (if you are not able to make the event, stop by the VIP Concierge to pick up your packs)

 

Sleep In Special Check In
If you have purchased a sleep-in-special (Uncommon or Rare) or have Pro Point Platinum status, you should check in at the Main Stage at the following times for deck building:

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

PLAYMAT INFORMATION

Official Grand Prix Playmat

Grand Prix participants will receive this incredible, exclusive playmat by Chris Rahn (who will be at the Grand Prix!!)  Exclusive Grand Prix Playmat guaranteed with Main Event entry.  The playmat is also available with the MegaBadge and from the Prize Wall!

HOTEL INFORMATION

We are happy to announce an incredible hotel block deal.  For only $105 you can stay at the amazing Hilton Milwaukee City Center.  Besides a great rate and a great hotel, the hotel is attached to the Wisconsin Center (site of the GP) - so you can leave your coat in your room!  The block discount is for 1-4 guest in the room.  Book your room today by clicking here.

As part of the block rate, you will also receive $5.00 overnight parking at the hotel (Regularly $24)  

There is also an airport shuttle available for $15 each way to and from the Hilton.

ARTISTS

The artist list for Grand Prix Milwaukee is incredible - one of the best line-ups for any Grand Prix ever.   Chris Rahn, Steve Argyle, Mark Poole, Jason Engle, Jeff Miracola, Jesper Myrfors, Noah Bradley, Rk Post and Aaron Miller will all be in attendance! To view a complete list of the Artists who will be attending this event, including lists of their work,  please click here.

VENDORS

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, or completing a collection, these fine vendors will be here to help you.  To view a complete list of Vendors who will be attending this event, please click here.

TRADING INFORMATION

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 Vendors.
  • 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.  No suitcases, carts or rollerbags may be used at the Grand Prix.
  • Advertising without permission from Pastimes event staff.

If you have any questions or comments, please email events@pastimes.net

Event details are subject to change at anytime

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