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Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at Grand Prix Las Vegas from 11 AM – 6 PM on June 15th-18th. Attendees who give blood will receive a coupon for a free On Demand Amonkhet Booster Draft upon completion of their donation. Book your appointment today!Red Cross

Special Guests

We’re working on an extensive lineup of special guests and activities at #GPVegas! We’re still putting all the information together, and we’ll add more to this page as we confirm more guests.

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We’ve invited The Professor (of Tolarian Community College fame) to be a featured guest at Grand Prix Las Vegas! The Professor will be participating in promotional events and panels, including a live episode of Dies To Removal, his much-loved video podcast with Wedge from the Mana Source!

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Speaking of Wedge from the Mana Source, he’ll be here too! In addition to the Dies to Removal live episode, Wedge will be involved in other panels as well as bounty events and spellslinging.

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We’ve also invited Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cassius Marsh to be a featured guest! Cassius will be involved in Spellslinging, a Bounty Event, and maybe even a panel or two.

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We’re also happy to have Magic the Amateuring hosts Meghan and Maria at GP Vegas! They’ll be recording a live episode of their podcast at 5 PM on Thursday in the Arena, and it’s going to be a blast.

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Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai, the hosts of the Command Zone podcast, will also be at Grand Prix Las Vegas! They’ll be doing spellslinging and a bounty event, and they’ll be hosting a live episode of their podcast at 1 PM on Saturday in the Arena. Come check it out!

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We’re also proud to play host to the Windmillionaire Game Show, a mainstay of many of our European GP events. Check it out in the Arena at 7 PM on Thursday and Saturday!

Some of our special guests and pro players will be participating in Spellslinging from 12-4 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. No decks are required – we’ll provide packs for Mini Masters!

Wednesday 12pm-2pmWednesday 2pm-4pmThursday 12pm-2pmThursday 2pm-4pmFriday 12pm-2pmFriday 2pm-4pm
Pro Players & Content Creators:Pro Players & Content Creators:Pro Players & Content Creators:Pro Players & Content Creators:Pro Players & Content Creators:Pro Players & Content Creators:
Ben StarkBen StarkDavid OchoaDavid OchoaAdam StyborskiCassius Marsh
Cedric PhillipsCedric PhillipsFrank KarstenFrank KarstenCary Thomas BarkettShahar Shenhar
Frank KarstenDavid WilliamsJosh McClainJosh McClainJimmy Wong
Martin JuzaFrank KarstenKenji EgashiraJosh Lee Kwai
Martin JuzaWedgeWedge
Reid Duke
Wizards R&D Members:Wizards R&D Members:Wizards R&D Members:Wizards R&D Members:Wizards R&D Members:Wizards R&D Members:
Marisa FulmerMarisa FulmerBryan HawleyBryan HawleyMelissa DeToraMelissa DeTora
Alli MedwinAlli MedwinEthan FleischerEthan FleischerMarisa FulmerMarisa Fulmer

We also have plenty of guests and pros playing in the Bounty Events on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 5 PM. These are 3-round Amonkhet Sealed events with a twist – if you get paired against one of these Bounty players and you win your match, you’ll receive additional prizes! Here’s the roster:

Wednesday 5 PMThursday 5 PMFriday 5 PM
Pro Players & Content Creators:Pro Players & Content Creators:Pro Players & Content Creators:
Ben StarkFrank KarstenAdam Styborski
Cedric PhillipsGaby SpartzCassius Marsh
David WilliamsJosh McClainJeremy Noell
Eric FroehlichKenji EgashiraJimmy Wong
Frank KarstenLuis Scott-VargasJosh Lee Kwai
Joel LarssonNeal OliverThe Professor
Martin JuzaShahar ShenharWedge
Neal Oliver
Reid Duke
The Professor
Wedge
Wizards R&D Members:Wizards R&D Members:Wizards R&D Members:
Alli MedwinPete IngramMelissa DeTora
Bryan HawleyMatt TabakDan Burdick

Additionally, members of LoadingReadyRun will be participating in some of our Chaos Sealed events as Bounty players, while members of R&D will form a Bounty team in two of our 2HG Sealed Deck events! Here’s the schedule for that:

Thursday Chaos Sealed @ 11:30 AMFriday 2HG Sealed @ 4 PM Saturday Chaos Sealed @ 11:30 AMSunday 2HG Sealed @ 4 PM
Alex SteacyEthan FleischerAlex SteacyDan Burdick
Adam SavidanBryan HawleyAdam SavidanPete Ingram
Graham Stark
James Turner

Arena Schedule

We’ve got a full schedule of panels from Thursday to Sunday at Grand Prix Vegas! No preregistration is required to attend any panels – just show up at our Arena and attend the event! Check out all the information here:

Thursday
2:00 PM - 2:50 PMMTG Cosplay 101: From Art to Finish
3:00 PM - 3:50 PMYoutube Q&A featuring Wedge, The Professor, Graham Stark, Josh Lee Kwai, and Jimmy Wong!
4:00 PM - 4:50 PMCommanderin' Podcast
5:00 PM - 5:50 PMMagic the Amateuring Podcast with Meghan and Maria
7:00 PM - 7:50 PMWindmillionaire Game Show
8:00 PM - 8:50 PMStreaming 101 with Cameron "Ilyon" Aldous
Friday
1:00 PM - 1:50 PMMagic Mics Podcast with Evan, Reuben, and Erin
2:00 PM - 3:50 PMArmorsmiths & Special Effects
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Approximate)Massive Magic!
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:50 PMPlay Design featuring Members of Magic R&D
1:00 PM - 2:50 PMThe Command Zone Podcast with Josh and Jimmy
3:00 PM - 4:50 PMDies to Removal with The Professor and Wedge
5:00 PM - 5:50 PMLoreweavers: Sewing & Textiles
7:00 PM - 7:50 PMWindmillionaire Game Show
8:00 PM - 8:50 PMSnack Time Podcast with Mike and Ant
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:50 PMInnistrad Dungeons & Dragons Live Play with Jeremy Noell, The Professor, Wedge, Graham Stark, and Christine Sprankle
3:00 PM - 3:50 PMLoadingReadyRun Q&A with Graham, James, Alex, and Adam

Art Show

Art Show

The Magic Art Show will be the largest exhibition of Magic: the Gathering artwork ever brought together, and it will be set at Grand Prix Las Vegas in June of this year. Come check it out in Room N101 between 9 AM and 6 PM on June 15th through 18th!

The show will feature 100 Magic paintings, sketches, concept art, cosplayers and sculptures in a curated gallery for the largest audience of Magic players ever gathered in one place.

From paintings of the lands of Mirrodin to the guild signets of Ravnica and even the newly revealed plane of Amonkhet, the Magic Art Show will bring the worlds of Magic to life and allow fans to see the original paintings up close and personal.

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N102
Dates: June 15-18
Times: 9 AM – 6 PM each day

For more information, please visit the Magic Art Show website!

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Cosplayers

The Magic community has attracted many talented cosplayers, and ChannelFireball is proud to feature a roster of cosplayers at our Grand Prix events.

Christine Sprankle

Christine Sprankle

Referred to as the “Godmother of Magic cosplay,” Christine’s spark ignited back at Worlds 2011 when she planeswalked onto the scene as Elspeth. Christine has been passionately cosplaying since 2004 and has created over 200 cosplays, including over 30 Magic cosplays! Even though she is not much of a cosplay competitor, she does have a few awards under her belt. Notably, she was the fan favorite winner of the 2013 “Ignite Your Spark” contest. She loves to create and share her passion via her hobby. If she’s not playing video games or working on her current cosplay, you can always snag her for a game of Commander!

Check out Christine’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Ashlen Rose

Ashlen Rose

Ashlen has been playing Magic: The Gathering since 2010. She started with Duels of the Planewalkers, and soon after, she purchased a Future Sight Fat Pack to start off her paper collection. Since then, she’s traveled across the USA, competing and cosplaying at Grand Prix events. When she’s not attending events and cosplaying, she is either streaming Magic on her Twitch channel or playing Commander/Modern with friends at her local game store (Her favorite deck is R/G Tron).

Check out Ashlen’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!