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Your Magic 30 Virtual Experience

October 14, 2022
Wizards of the Coast

It's almost time for the largest Magic: The Gathering event of 2022, and to say we are excited is an understatement! If you can't make it to Las Vegas, you can still join us in celebrating online! We have a Virtual Ticket Package for the show which costs $30 and grants you:

  • Virtual Q&A with Richard Garfield
  • Virtual Q&A with Mark Rosewater
  • MTG Arena avatar
  • 1 MTG Arena event entry token
  • 1 Magic Online event entry token
  • Access to merchandise exclusive to Magic 30

In addition to the above, these tickets also give you access to all the panels and Main Stage content at Magic 30, both when they happen live on-stream and later as videos on demand so you can watch them at your leisure.

Below you can find more information/updates on the panels, play events, and virtual events that you can take part in over the Magic 30 weekend from the comfort of your own home:


Game Knights Live - Friday, 2–7 p.m. PT

  • Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai bring Game Knights to the live stage as they embrace the Las Vegas "Fight Night" boxing vibe. One undercard fight warms up the crowd and then the main event takes over the stage for a throwdown of epic proportions. Special guests taking part include: Ashlen Rose, Gavin Verhey, Joseph Johnson, Ladee Danger, Jacob Bertrand, Voxy, Sheldon Menery, and Olivia Gobert-Hicks.

State of Tabletop Magic with Studio X - Saturday, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. noon PT

  • Join us at Magic 30 to talk about where Magic has been, where it is now, and their vision of where it will be going in the future. This panel will be hosted by Jimmy Wong, who will be joined by Aaron Forsythe, Jackie Jones, Ken Troop, Mark Heggen, Melissa DeTora, and Billy Jensen.

A Conversation with Richard Garfield - Saturday, 12:30–1:30 p.m. PT

  • Dr. Richard Garfield changed the gaming world when he created Magic: The Gathering in 1993. He joins Magic 30 for a virtual conversation as we delve into the early years of the game, its impact on the gaming industry, and much more. This conversation will be hosted by Brian David-Marshall.

Unfinity Panel - Saturday, 2–3 p.m. PT

  • Mark Rosewater is joined by Ari Zirulnik, Annie Sardelis, Chris Mooney, and Dawn Murin from Wizards of the Coast, who are some of the creative minds behind the latest Un- set. They will tell tales of how Unfinity came to life and get you ready for the special Unfinity play event happening Saturday night.

What Is Magic Art? - Saturday, 3:30–4:30 p.m. PT

  • Join Sam from Rhystic Studies and a panel of art directors and artists including Matt Cavotta, Cassie Murphy, and Ovidio Cartagena as they explore 30 wonderful years of Magic art.

Cosplay Contest - Saturday, 5 p.m. PT

  • One of the highlights of Magic 30 is the Cosplay Contest! Hosted by Anna Prosser and Holly Conrad. Anna and Holly are joining us as co-hosts and judges, and together with Taalia Vess and Vic Ochoa (Senior Art Director, Wizards of the Coast), they will crown the winners of the contest! Learn more about the Cosplay Contest at Magic 30 to be ready.

The Brothers' War Preview Panel - Sunday, 10:30–11:30 a.m. PT

  • The Brothers' War is coming! Our host Anna Prosser is joined by Wizards of the Coast guests Miguel Lopez, Yoni Skolnik, Taylor Ingvarsson, and Light Humphreys. Join us and find out all the vital information about the newest set releasing November 18!

Mark Rosewater Panel - Sunday, 12 p.m. Noon–1 p.m. PT

  • Thirty years of Magic history comes to life through the unique lens of Mark Rosewater.

Phyrexian Lore Panel - Sunday, 1:30–2:30 p.m. PT

  • Want the inside scoop on Magic's bad-ass bad guys? Join Matt Danner and his guests Roy Graham, Grace Fong, Jay Annelli, and Mark Tedin—your weekend won't be compleat without it.

Commander Panel - Sunday, 3–4 p.m. PT

  • Some of Commander's biggest names bring you insight, wisdom, and opinion as they take you inside the Rules Committee and Commander Advisory Group. Join host Gavin Verhey with guests Olivia Gobert-Hicks, DeQuan Watson, Gavin Duggan, and Sheldon Menery for all the Commander conversation.


MTG Arena Event Entry

Join us for our Mixed-Up Premier Draft (also known as "Chaos Draft") on MTG Arena that will span the entire weekend of Magic 30! You can open packs containing cards from a wide range of fan-favorite sets, build your ultimate Magic 30 draft deck, and win gems and packs from Explorer sets! All entrants of the event will receive the Magic 30 stained-glass sleeve!

Event cost:

  • Event token (from Magic 30 virtual ticket).
  • 1,500 Gems
  • 10,000 Gold

The Mixed-Up Premier Draft begins on October 28 at 8 a.m. PT and ends on November 1 at 8 a.m. PT. Please note you will need a MTG Arena Account to take part. There is no cost associated with account creation, and you can create an account today.

Magic Online Event Entry

The Virtual Ticket package includes a redeemable code good for one course of the Magic 30 Cube Draft League on Magic: The Gathering Online. The Magic 30 Cube celebrates the game's history by featuring at least one card from each major card release. Draft classic archetypes such as Goblins, Reanimator, Landfall, Spellslinger, Ninjas, and more.

Draft, then play up to three matches with your Phantom draft deck during this one-week League to win digital prizes on Magic Online. A fully active Magic Online account is required to participate—new players can download the game at, create a free account, then purchase an Account Upgrade Kit in the Magic Online store for $4.99 to enable participation. League starts October 26 at 10 a.m. PT and closes to new entries November 4 at 10 a.m. PT. Unredeemed codes expire November 4, 2022. Additional entries available to purchase in-game during League duration.

Virtual Events

Virtual Q&A with Richard Garfield

Have a burning question you've always wanted to ask the creator of Magic: The Gathering? Well now's your chance to do that! Virtual ticket holders can ask Richard questions in real time during Magic 30, Sunday October 30 from 4:15 p.m. PDT to 5:15 p.m. PDT via the virtual stream platform.

Virtual Q&A with Mark Rosewater

Mark Rosewater will also be joining our Virtual Ticket holders for a Q&A. What is his all-time favorite card? How do you build a Magic: The Gathering set? Do not miss this opportunity to ask Mark the questions you have about the game you love on Friday at 11:30 AM via the virtual stream platform.

MTG Arena Cosmetics

MTG Arena Avatar

Virtual ticket holders will also receive a Li'l Giri avatar in MTG Arena! You will receive the avatar with your MTG Arena event code. This code will be emailed directly to the email you used when purchasing your virtual ticket.

L'il Giri Sleeve Bundle

If you can't get enough of our little Onigiri friend, we will have a Magic 30 L'il Giri Sleeve Bundle available in the store from October 28 at 8 a.m. PDT until November 4 at 8 a.m. PDT. This bundle contains five sleeves and is available for 300 gems or 1,500 gold.

Ready to join in the Magic 30 fun? Purchase your virtual ticket today!

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