All Will Gather (Very Soon)

ALL WILL GATHER… (really soon!)

Feb 02, 2023

With just two weeks until the doors open at MagicCon: Philadelphia, we have some more fun updates to share with you all, from a surprise Art Show, a Party update, Special Guest updates and more!

Concept to Compleat – A Magic Art Show  

Have you ever wondered what concept sketches of some of your favorite Magic: The Gathering cards look like? Or have you wished you could see a finished piece of original Magic art in person? Now you can! Concept to Compleat is a Magic art show that is popping up at The Center for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia from February 17-19 during MagicCon: Philadelphia! 

This three-day art show will feature different art on a daily basis from some of the talented artists who have contributed to Magic! On Friday there will be a variety of Phyrexian Concept artwork available for all to see, a selection of Secret Lair art available on Saturday and iconic original Phryexian artwork on Sunday. This will be a great exhibit for families, Magic fans, art aficionados and Praetors (if we do say so ourselves!). The exhibit is free to enter with a MagicCon badge from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Friday to Sunday.  

An Update on the MagicCon: Philadelphia Party: Did Someone say ‘Praetors’? 

The MagicCon: Philadelphia party is taking place right across the street from the show in The Center for Architecture and Design! Attendees will mix, mingle, have drinks, listen and dance to music and possibly see a Praetor (or two!) in attendance. 

While the party add-on passes are sold out, admittance to the party is part of the Black Lotus ticket package and there are still a limited number of Black Lotus badges available! Get yours today and prepare to party like a Praetor in Philadelphia

Special Guests Galore!

Does it feel like every time we make an announcement or release more information about the show, we reveal even more guests? Good – because we have more to share now! 

Joining us at MagicCon: Philadelphia are James Turner, Graham Stark, Ben Ulmer, Benjamin Wheeler, Sheldon Menery, Brian-David Marshall, Ladee Danger, Nate Holt and Rachel Weeks! 

Check out our Guests page for a full rundown of the Featured Cosplayers, Artists and Special Guests you’ll see at MagicCon: Philadelphia! Additionally, the Exhibitors page has been updated so you can now see all the artists and vendors who will have booths at the show.

IMPORTANT: Tournament Registration Onsite

Have you seen our incredible tournament schedule? You may register online for any scheduled event up to two hours prior to the start of the tournament. Registration for all tournaments will close exactly two hours prior to start time or when capacity is reached.  Registration for scheduled events must be done online. Onsite registration is only available for on-demand events.

Each tournament has a capacity limit, and once it’s full there will no longer be an opportunity to register and participate. We strongly recommend you register for tournaments as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

IMPORTANT: Activate your MagicCon badge today! 

Did you get your MagicCon: Philadelphia badge in the mail? Are you picking up your badge at Will Call? As soon as you have your badge in your hands, don’t forget to activate it! This is a super important event-prep step and ensures you will have a smooth experience on site collecting the merchandise included with your ticket purchase, and so much more! 

If like Fblthp, your badge gets totally lost at the show, please make your way to Will Call as soon as possible. Always keep your badges safe and secure, lost badges may be replaced at full retail value. For more information on badge activation please Click Here.

New Command Zone Feature, On Demand Events!

On Demand Event (ODE) registration for the Command Zone will take place in the Command Zone located in Hall B on the second floor. To enter the Command Zone you will need to have purchased either the Black Lotus VIP Badge, Commander VIP Badge, or a Command Zone Access Add-On with any other badge purchase. You can purchase a badge at Tickets (

There is no pre-registration for ODE’s. These events are first come, first served and subject to space, time, and product availability. Learn more about the ODE’s available in the Command Zone and their associated prizes here.

See you in two weeks!

- The MagicCon Crew