Welcome to SCG CON Summer!
Last year, Star City Games' inaugural SCG CON Summer attracted thousands of fans to our Roanoke, Virginia hometown, and left many more wishing they had attended the first Magic: The Gathering-themed convention.
For this year’s SCG CON Summer, we’ve expanded the length of the event from three days to four, and the physical size of the event to include the usual Special Events Center PLUS the massive Berglund Coliseum. In addition, we’ve increased the number of artists, cosplayers, events, attractions and activities to offer fans our bigger and best Magic: The Gathering event experience yet!
The fun begins on Thursday, June 6, when the Star City Game Center hosts two 2019 Season One Invitational Last Chance Qualifiers at 11am and 5pm! For those looking for something a little more laid back that day, we invite SCG CON Summer guests to join us at downtown Roanoke’s 202 Social House for a special gathering featuring an Old School Magic charity tournament as well as the return of our wildly popular Magic: The Gathering-themed Team Trivia event. Make plans to join us for a relaxing day of good food, good friends and good fun to kick off an exciting SCG CON Summer weekend!
When the Berglund Special Events Center doors open Friday morning, attendees will be greeted by a number of familiar faces, including those belonging to twelve fan-favorite Magic: The Gathering artists!
As well as six of Magic: The Gathering’s most popular cosplayers!
Of course, a convention wouldn't be a convention without exclusive items, lots of special attractions and a robust event schedule, and SCG CON Summer has it all!
- The Star City Games 2019 Season One $100,000 Invitational!
- A Celebration of Eternal formats featuring Power 9 Series (Vintage) and Play 4 Power (Legacy) events (both of which also be North American Eternal Weekend Mega Trials!), plus a special Team Eternal Showdown (Vintage/Legacy/Old School 93-94 Team Constructed) event!
- The most exclusive VIP lounge we’ve ever offered!
- Two SCG CON Summer Championships (Standard and Modern) each awarding $5,000 in cash prizes and more!
- A special Masters Limited Sealed event using all seven Masters sets, including Ultimate Masters!
- An expanded Commander Celebration spotlighting everyone’s favorite 100-card format along with special appearances by many fan-favorite Commander personalities and an exclusive Commander VS playmat!
- A FREE on-site arcade featuring multiple full-size arcade machines and video game consoles!
- Commemorative SCG CON Summer t-shirts and hoodies for sale on-site!
- A Magic: The Gathering cosplay contest offering $500 in cash prizes!
- Three days of panels with topics and participants TBA!
- A special MTG Paint Night in which Magic: The Gathering artist Ken Meyer Jr. will lead a small group of fans in recreating his iconic Kird Ape!
- Commander VS LIVE! featuring Commander VS crew members Jonathan Suarez, Justin Parnell, Stephen Green, Jeremy Noell battling with community submitted decks!
But we’re not done yet! June 8-9 is Modern Horizons Prerelease weekend, and SCG CON Summer will feature special Modern Horizons Prerelease events on both Saturday and Sunday!
Seating for many of SCG CON Summer’s events is extremely limited, so make plans to join us, register TODAY, and then come be part of the fun on June 6-9 at the SCG CON Summer Magic: The Gathering Convention!