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Last updated: May 22, 2017 at 16:10 pm

ChannelFireball.com is proud to present

Grand Prix Birmingham

We’re bringing the Grand Prix circuit back to the UK in August, so join us for Grand Prix Birmingham! The main event features the Modern format, where Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation cards will be doing some work to change the format as we know it. If Modern isn’t your format of choice, you’ll want to check out our side events schedule, as we’ll be offering Limited, Standard, and Legacy side events (and Modern ones too!) as well as some more chaotic offerings. No matter how you choose to spend the weekend, you’ll want to be here for all three days, as you’ll need that time to visit all our vendor and artist booths, meet the Pro Players, check out the side events, and more. Preregister now to secure your spot!

Got Questions?

Check out our Grand Prix FAQ, where we’ve compiled some of the most common questions about our events. If your question isn’t answered there, send an email to events@channelfireball.com.

Playmat Information

Official Grand Prix Magic Playmat

Our Grand Prix events always feature exclusive Ultra PRO playmats with beautiful art, and Grand Prix Birmingham is no exception! The #GPBirm playmat features the art from Nimble Obstructionist by Shreya Shetty!

There are four ways to get your hands on this exclusive playmat:

  • Purchase the Main Event Package, a Fanatic Package, or a VIP upgrade
  • Play in an Early Bird Last Chance Trial, launching on Friday between 10 AM and Noon
  • Play in the Foiled Again Bounty Event on Friday evening
  • Redeem Prize Tix at the Prize Wall, while supplies last

Registration & Hall Hours

  • Maximum capacity for Grand Prix Birmingham’s main event is 2000 players.
  • Online registration for Grand Prix Birmingham’s Main Event Registration Only will be open until 11 August at 21:00 local time. Registration for the Main Event Package will close earlier, on 10 August at 22:00 local time. Late registrations will not be accepted.
  • On-site registration will be available on 11 August from 11:00 to 21:00 local time while space remains. Late registrations will not be accepted.
  • THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY MAIN EVENT REGISTRATION.

Hall Hours: (subject to change)
Friday, 11 August: 10:00 – 23:00
Saturday, 12 August: 8:00 – 23:00
Sunday, 13 August: 8:00 – 23:00


Registration Packages

We know that everyone has a different vision for how they’d like to experience a Grand Prix event, and with that in mind, we’ve created the following different registration packages to help you maximize your enjoyment at Grand Prix Birmingham.

Main Event Package
£80

(Available Online Only until 10 August at 22:00 Local Time!)

  • Entry into the Grand Prix Birmingham Main Event
  • Sleep In Special (if you have byes)
  • Grand Prix Birmingham Playmat
  • Entry into the Mega Last Chance Trial
  • Exclusive 2017 Grand Prix Foil Promo Progenitus
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen

Main Event Registration Only
£60

  • Entry into the Grand Prix Birmingham Main Event
  • Sleep In Special (if you have byes)
  • Exclusive 2017 Grand Prix Foil Promo Progenitus
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen
Main Event Registration Only

Standard Fanatic Package
£80

  • Grand Prix Birmingham Playmat
  • Exclusive 2017 Grand Prix Foil Promo Progenitus
  • ChannelFireball Sleeves (80 ct)
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen
  • Entry into 6 scheduled Standard Constructed events, times TBD

Limited Fanatic Package
£120

  • Grand Prix Birmingham Playmat
  • Exclusive 2017 Grand Prix Foil Promo Progenitus
  • ChannelFireball Sleeves (80 ct)
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen
  • Entry into 6 scheduled Amonkhet Block Sealed events, times TBD

Modern Fanatic Package
£80

  • Grand Prix Birmingham Playmat
  • Exclusive Grand Prix Foil Promo Progenitus
  • ChannelFireball Sleeves (80 ct)
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen
  • Entry into 6 scheduled Modern Constructed events, times TBD.

Legacy Fanatic Package
£80

  • Grand Prix Birmingham Playmat
  • Exclusive 2017 Grand Prix Foil Promo Progenitus
  • ChannelFireball Sleeves (80 ct)
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen
  • Entry into 6 scheduled Legacy Constructed events, times TBD

VIP Upgrade
£80

No matter what package you’re purchasing, you can add the VIP Upgrade to it and enjoy the weekend in style!

  • Invitation to the VIP Party (Friday @ 9:00 PM)
  • Access to the exclusive VIP lounge
  • VIP drafts in the VIP lounge
    • Friday – 3 PM
    • Saturday – 6 PM
    • Sunday – 3 PM
  • Grand Prix Birmingham Playmat
  • ChannelFireball Water Bottle
  • ChannelFireball Drawstring Bag
  • ChannelFireball Sleeves (80 ct.)
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box

Event Location

National Exhibition Centre – Hall 11
North Ave
Marston Green
Birmingham B40 1NT
United Kingdom

Grand Prix Birmingham will be held in the award-winning National Exhibition Center (NEC) in Birmingham. The NEC is a 10-minute walk from Birmingham International Railway Station, where direct services run all day.

Learn more about the NEC here.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel

Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC
Pendigo Way
Marston Green
Birmingham B40 1NT
UK

Rates starting at 119 GBP / Night (VAT Included)

Events Schedule

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! We’ll have that schedule for you as soon as it’s finished, so check back here for more information.

NEW Double-Up Events!

Every day, we’ll offer Double-Up events in Standard, Modern, and Legacy. These events will feature twice our normal prizes for a side event, with the entry fee set at LESS than twice the price! If that wasn’t enough value for you, we’re giving each player that enters a Double-Up Event an exclusive Grand Prix Promo!

We’ll have more information about Double-Up Events, including times, prizes, and pricing, very soon.

Meet the ChannelFireball Pros!

Grand Prix Birmingham 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:

Friday, 26 May

Spellslinging

(Time TBD)

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!

Bounty Event

(Time TBD)

On Friday evening, we’ll be hosting the Foiled Again! Bounty Event, a four-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.

VIP Party

9:00 PM

The exclusive VIP party is your best chance to mingle with our pro players as well as other Magic celebrities. Anyone who purchases the VIP Upgrade to their registration will be invited to this event, which will feature food, an amazing roster of personalities for our VIPs to meet and talk to, and a LIVE episode of Magic TV!

 

Check back soon for more information on the pro players and personalities attending GP Grand Prix Birmingham!

Cosplayers

The Magic community has attracted many talented cosplayers, and ChannelFireball is proud to feature a roster of cosplayers at our Grand Prix events. We’ll have more information about our featured cosplayers soon!

Artists

We love Magic art – old and new – and we’ve invited some of Magic’s best artists to set up booths at Grand Prix Birmingham!

Tyler Jacobson

Domri Rade

Domri Rade

Dovin Baan

Dovin Baan

John Stanko

Containment Priest

Containment Priest

Lingering Souls

Lingering Souls

Greg Staples

Hymn to Tourach

Hymn to Tourach

Solemn Simulacrum

Solemn Simulacrum

Mark Tedin

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

Sol Ring

Sol Ring

Pete Venters

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Zur the Enchanter

Zur the Enchanter

Vendors

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 Birmingham should be able to help you get what you’re looking for.

Prize Wall

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 2017 Grand Prix events! Win Prize Tix in events and redeem them for items like booster packs, single cards, and uncut sheets.

We can’t make a full list of prizes available in advance of the event, so if you want to know if something specific will be offered, the best thing to do is to check out the Prize Wall on site. Here are some examples of items we’ve offered at previous events:

Booster Packs
Aether Revolt
Shadows Over Innistrad Block
Eternal Masters
Innistrad Block
Revised
Special Magic Products
Uncut sheets
Foil sets
Oversized cards
San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives
prizes-special

Trading Info

Trading is, of course, permitted at Grand Prix Birmingham, but some things aren’t permitted on site and may result in ejection from the venue without refund. Examples include:

  • Buying, selling, or soliciting to buy or sell cards with anyone except Authorized Vendors.
  • Altering cards in exchange for money or any type of compensation.
  • Taking up excessive space while trading or transporting excessive amounts of trade stock.
  • Advertising without permission from ChannelFireball.com event staff.

Have Questions?

Check out our Grand Prix FAQ, where we’ve compiled some of the most common questions about our events.

If there’s anything we’ve missed or anything else you’d like to know about Grand Prix Birmingham 2017, please contact us at events@channelfireball.com.