We’re heading back to the Northeast, and we hope you’ll join us in historic Connecticut for GP Hartford! The main event is Modern, so there’s plenty of room for innovation with old and new cards. Space is limited for the main event, so get your spot now!
2018 has brought some changes to Grand Prix events that we think will be great for players! You can read our Fact Sheet to get all the details, but here’s a quick summary of what’s new:
Check out the Fact Sheet for Grand Prix Hartford here.
Grand Prix events always feature Ultra PRO playmats with beautiful Magic art, and Grand Prix Hartford is no exception! For this event, we have a playmat featuring Emrah Elmasli’s art for Blood Sun, a new card from Rivals of Ixalan. You can purchase this mat as an add-on or as part of a combo with the Mega Last Chance Trial!
Hall Hours: (subject to change)
Friday, April 13th: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, April 14th: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, April 15th: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Based on your feedback, we’ve created registration packages that everyone can enjoy and provided add-ons that you can use to customize your Grand Prix experience!
You can get add-ons with any of our registration packages or by themselves!
Add-ons for Grand Prix Hartford include:
Add-ons do not include main event registration. All add-ons are are limited in quantity.
Want to play Constructed Side Events all weekend? No need to pick a format in advance – the Constructed Fanatic Package lets you play in ANY 6 of our eligible Scheduled Constructed Side Events over the course of the weekend. Play the events of your choice on your schedule!
This package does NOT include Main Event Registration.
Not bringing a deck? Sign up for our Limited Fanatic Package and play in ANY 6 of our eligible Scheduled Limited Side Events over the course of the weekend.
This package does NOT include Main Event registration.
Hotel information will come soon, so watch this space!
Not interested in the main event? Can’t make the start time? Want to play other formats? No problem! ChannelFireball is working on an amazing Side Events Schedule so you can play Magic all weekend!
Looking to play Constructed on your schedule? Don’t want to commit to a 3-round event? No problem – come on down to Turbo Town and battle!
Turbo Town is the place to be if you want to play a one-on-one constructed match. For just $5, you can sign up for whatever constructed format you have a deck for, whether that’s Standard, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, Pauper, Canadian Highlander, Artist Constructed, or something even wackier!
Once someone else comes along and signs up for the same format, you’ll be paired up for a match. The winner of the match will receive 30 Prize Tix. Don’t worry – you still get 10 Prize Tix if you lose.
Once the match ends, that’s it – you can go experience other parts of the Grand Prix if you want, but if you want to stay in Turbo Town and play a few more matches, we’ll be happy to help you find your next opponent!
Grand Prix Hartford will feature a group of ChannelFireball’s sponsored professional Magic players who will be on hand to enhance your GP experience! You can meet the pros at the following events on Friday:
Ever wanted to match wits with one of the best players in the world? Well, now you can! On Friday afternoon, our featured professional players will be accepting challengers. Bring a Constructed deck and get ready to battle – if you manage to win, you’ll receive an extra prize. No entry fee is required for Spellslinging; just get in the queue, and when your time comes, make sure to bring your A-game!
On Friday evening, we’ll be hosting the Foiled Again! Bounty Event, a three-round Sealed Deck Event where you can win Prize Tix and foil promo cards based on your record. Some of our pro players will be entering the event as well, so we’ve put a bounty out on them! If you get paired against one of our sponsored pros and you win the match, you’ll receive extra Prize Tix to commemorate your victory.
Check back soon for more information on the pro players and personalities attending Grand Prix Hartford!
We love Magic art – old and new – and we’ve invited some of Magic’s best artists to set up booths at Grand Prix Hartford!
We’ll let you know which artists will be on site during the weekend as soon as we can.
Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice
Lion’s Eye Diamond
Show and Tell
Vendors from around the world will be available on site to fulfill your every Magic: the Gathering need! Whether you’re looking for some Power 9 for your collection or just a Power Conduit for your Commander deck, the vendors at Grand Prix Hartford should be able to help you get what you’re looking for.
We believe you should be able to play the formats you enjoy and compete for prizes that interest you at our Grand Prix events, and with that in mind, we’re continuing to offer the Prize Wall at our 2018 Grand Prix events! Win Prize Tix in events and redeem them for items like booster packs, single cards, and uncut sheets. As always, 10 Prize Tix can be redeemed for any Standard-legal booster pack, with other items available at different redemption rates.
We’re planning to offer a consistent Prize Wall experience for the year 2018. We’ll offer a wide variety of recent booster packs, single cards, and other items that you’ve come to know and love along with some special items unique to certain events.
Any unique items will be offered along with uncut sheets, oversized cards, canvas prints, complete sets, and Grand Prix T-Shirts!
Trading is, of course, permitted at Grand Prix Hartford.
Everyone is welcome to trade cards with the goal of building decks or collecting their favorite cards. Trading cards for the primary purpose of gaining value or earning a profit is restricted to those who have purchased a vendor booth for the event. Buying and selling cards with anyone other than official vendors is strictly prohibited. The enforcement of all event policies is at the sole discretion of the CFB Events staff.
Some additional things aren’t permitted on site and may result in ejection from the venue without refund. Examples include: