MagicCon: Minneapolis starts TOMORROW!

MagicCon: Minneapolis starts TOMORROW!

May 04, 2023

Below you’ll find some important information and reminders to check out before making your way to the show site. If you or someone you know still needs a badge don’t worry - there are still limited badges available! 

The Map


If you received your badge in the mail, please make sure you activate your badge prior to coming to the event. It will save time and make getting into the convention center much easier.

For those who purchase a badge after the ticket mailing deadline: 

For US ticket holders, you may pick up your MagicCon: Minneapolis badge(s) at Registration, and for our international fans you may pick up your badge(s) at Will Call. Registration and Will Call are located at 103 A – F. The hours of operation for both Registration & Will Call are as follows:

  • Thursday, May 4 - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Friday, May 5 -  8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Saturday, May 6 - 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Sunday, May 7 - 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Please remember to keep your badge safe and secure. Lost badges may be replaced for full retail value.  


Although there is no onsite parking at the Minneapolis Convention Center, you can find many convenient public transportation and offsite parking options on the Minneapolis Convention Center website

For your convenience, drop-off and pick-up locations - including accessibility, bus, Lyft, Uber and public transportation - will be located in front of the building on 2nd Avenue South.


Meet some of your favorite Magic content creators this weekend at MagicCon: Minneapolis! Head to the Creators Corner booth to do signings, play some Magic, take photos and more. You can check out the schedule here.  


If you need a break from the bustle of the show floor, there is a Quiet Room that will be open to attendees who are in need of a more quiet, calm environment. The quiet room is open from:

  • Friday, May 5 | 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Saturday, May 6 | 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Sunday, May 7 | 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM 


Have you registered for a scheduled tournament yet? If not, check out our incredible tournament schedule! You may register online for any scheduled event up to one hour prior to the start of the tournament.

  • Registration for all tournaments will close exactly two hours prior to the scheduled 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. To purchase a tournament add on, or a Saturday party ticket, please either go to your Magic 2023 - Minneapolis Order Confirmation email, and click the 'view your oder online and manage schedule' button to easily access your GrowTix dashboard and manage your event schedule!' or login to GrowTix directly here:

Learn more about what you can get for the tickets you earn in tournaments and read all about Prize Tix and the Prize wall here!


Join us offsite at Finneagan’s Brew House on Saturday, May 6, from 8pm -12 am to continue celebrating all things Magic! Enjoy live music from a DJ, sing your heart out at Karaoke, drink tasty beverages from the open bar (we will have nonalcoholic options available as well!), and enjoy some light finger food as you party with fellow event attendees and Magic celebrities.

The party is for ages 21 and up only, and there will be ID checks at the door. Tickets for the afterparty are $70 and will go on sale on Wednesday, April 26 at 10:00 AM PST and will be available while supplies last.

Legendary VIP and Black Lotus VIP attendees – no need to purchase a ticket for the party! Your badge automatically grants you access, and you’ll receive a wristband when collecting your ticketed merch onsite in Minneapolis. Still looking for a badge for our Midwest gathering? Get yours today – there are limited quantities left!


The MagicCon: Minneapolis mobile app will be your guide for the entire weekend. Mark your favorite panels, view all exhibitors, explore the show maps to discover important event locations, register for tournaments and more! The Mobile App is also the number one destination for show updates and important notifications for a great show experience.

The app is available to download now on iOS and Android. 


Don't forget to stop by the Official MagicCon: Minneapolis Merch Store to shop for some exclusive wearables and pins! Items are avaialble whilst stocks last, so come by early to avoid disappointment.  

A limited selection of the range will be made available to those Magic fans who cannot attend via with public access launching Friday 5th May 10:30am EST.


Be sure to swing by the Magic: The Gathering Arena booth to get some digital games of Magic in during the weekend! We’ll have iPads available with fully loaded Arena accounts on them for you to enjoy. If you’ve never played Arena before, don’t worry - there will be Wizards staff on hand to teach you how!

The booth will host ten tablets to play one another on MTG Arena with fully unlocked accounts. We will also be hosting over 20 content creators throughout the weekend (including Taalia Vess, CovertGoBlue, and Voxy), who will be participating in a few features matches and hanging out with the community! Stop by for some fun times and goodies!

We can’t wait to see you all this weekend, enjoy the show! 

- The MagicCon Crew