Welcome to Grand Prix Atlanta!
posted 2015-09-11 by Pete Hoefling
This fall, Magic: The Gathering returns to one of the most popular planes of all time when Battle for Zendikar releases worldwide.
And on November 13th-15th, thousands of Magic: The Gathering fans will descend upon the Southeast U.S. to put their Battle for Zendikar Limited skills to the test as StarCityGames.com proudly presents Grand Prix Atlanta!
As the Battle for Zendikar is sure to be a massive one, Grand Prix Atlanta will need many extra generals to fight alongside its thousands of main event competitors—so we're inviting all fans of the Commander format to bring theirs!
Because Commander 2015 releases on Friday, November 13th, making Grand Prix Atlanta the perfect place to both experience the recently released Battle for Zendikar - and host the world’s first-ever celebration of the Commander format! Check out some of the special guests who have already RSVP’d to the party:
Sheldon Menery (SCG Commander columnist and co-founder of the Commander format)
Bennie Smith (SCG Commander columnist and author of The Complete Commander)
MJ Scott (Editor and producer of The Complete Commander)
Jonathan Suarez (SCG's Commander VS crew)
Wes Wise (SCG's Commander VS crew)
Stephen Green (SCG's Commander VS crew)
Justin Parnell (SCG's Commander VS crew)
Danny West (Former member of SCG's Commander VS crew and SCG Copy Editor)
All five Commander 2015 Commanders (Featured on five of Grand Prix Atlanta's SEVEN exclusive pins and appearing in oversized card form on the Prize Wall!)
Zur the Enchanter (One of the most powerful Commanders of all time - appearing on one of Grand Prix Atlanta's TWO exclusive playmats and SEVEN exclusive pins!)
Pete Venters (Illustrator of Zur the Enchanter and Featured Artist)
If you're a fan of the Commander format, they'd love for you to join them!
In addition to Pete Venters, I'm excited to announce that the incredibly talented Magic: The Gathering artists Clint Cearley, Winona Nelson, Anthony Palumbo and Jason Engle will also be joining us at Grand Prix Atlanta!
But it doesn't stop there.
StarCityGames.com-run Grand Prix always feature a special Guest of Honor, and Grand Prix Atlanta is no exception. Please join us in welcoming Grand Prix Atlanta's Guest of Honor—all the way from England—John Avon!
Clint Cearley, Winona Nelson, Anthony Palumbo, Jason Engle, Pete Venters and John Avon. Come meet them all live and in person at November 13th-15th's Grand Prix Atlanta!
Grand Prix Atlanta is going to be a blast, but if you won't be able to join us on-site, you can still experience Grand Prix Atlanta from the comfort of your own home! Starting Saturday morning, join thousands of Magic: the Gathering fans from around the world as Cedric Phillips, Patrick Sullivan, and the SCGLive team bring you live coverage of Grand Prix Atlanta all weekend long! Cedric and Patrick will also be appearing at a Meet and Greet on Friday, so those of you in attendance are encouraged to come by and say hello!
Of course, a Grand Prix wouldn't be a Grand Prix without the chance to acquire some sweet swag, and in addition to the aforementioned Zur the Enchanter playmat/pin and five Commander 2015 Commander pins, Grand Prix Atlanta attendees will have a chance to get their hands on even MORE exclusive Registration Reward items! Since everyone will be on the hunt for Battle for Zendikar's highly elusive Zendikar Expeditions, we figured we'd provide someone to assist in your search, and it appears as if she's already begun looking!
Between a massive main event spotlighting the Battle the Zendikar Limited format, the world's first-ever celebration of the Commander format, a stacked guest list including Guest of Honor John Avon, live coverage courtesy of Cedric Phillips, Patrick Sullivan and the SCGLive crew, and more exclusive Registration Reward items than we've ever offered before, Grand Prix Atlanta has already become one of the "can't miss" Magic: The Gathering events of the year!
But in case you need ANOTHER reason to attend...
Everyone who qualifies for the Pro Tour at Grand Prix Atlanta will be qualifying for Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch.
And Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch will take place on the weekend of February 5-7, 2016...
Premier Tournament Organizer, Grand Prix Atlanta