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Last Updated 12/01/2015 is proud to present

Grand Prix Oakland

Northern California is ChannelFireball's home turf, so it’s fitting we’ll be holding our first GP of 2016 in Oakland, California! It’s also the first GP of 2016, which means revised prize structures, expanded travel awards, and Day 2 participation for players with records of X-3 or better. Break out your Standard cards and start testing – and, of course, preregister now so you can join us in January at GP Oakland!

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

Playmat Information

Official Grand Prix Magic Playmat

Playmat is Guaranteed with Grand Prix entry!

Our Grand Prix events always feature exclusive Ultra PRO playmats with beautiful art, so it's fitting that this time around we've got a playmat featuring a piece by Tyler Jacobson - the art from Ugin's Insight! Everyone who participates in the main event at GP Oakland will receive one of these playmats. We may have some opportunities to get more mats, so check back soon!

Playmat image coming soon

Registration & Hall Hours

Grand Prix Main Event registration will be available on-site Friday, January 8th from 11 AM to 8 PM.


Registration Packages

General Registration $70

Early Bird Special - $60
Expires December 11th!

  • Entry into Grand Prix Oakland
  • Exclusive GP Oakland Ultra PRO “Ugin’s Insight” Playmat
  • Exclusive 2016 Grand Prix Foil Promo
  • ChannelFireball Deck Box
  • ChannelFireball Sleeves
  • Set of ChannelFireball Tokens
  • ChannelFireball Lifepad and Pen
  • Vendor Coupon Good for $10 off a purchase of $25 or more*
*At Participating Vendor Booths Only

Premium Registration $80

Early Bird Special - $70
Expires December 11th!

Everything included in General Registration, PLUS:
  • Sleep-In Special (If you have byes)

Planeswalker Registration $150

Early Bird Special - $140
Expires December 11th!

Everything included in Premium Registration, PLUS:
  • Planeswalker Lounge Access
  • Free Daily VIP Drafts
  • Meet & Greet with CFB Pros in Planeswalker Lounge
  • VIP Seminar with CFB Pros in Planeswalker Lounge
  • ChannelFireball Water Bottle
  • ChannelFireball Drawstring Bag
  • Additional ChannelFireball Sleeves
  • Additional ChannelFireball Deck Box
Check-in on Friday is not required to play in the Grand Prix.

*A media waiver must be signed on site in order to participate in the Magic the Gathering Grand Prix event. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver. Download our Waiver Form

Event Location

Oakland Convention Center
550 10th St
Oakland, CA 94607

The Oakland Convention Center is a beautiful and convenient venue! Access to BART is easy, so the many sights of San Francisco are never far away, and Oakland has its own charming eateries and tourist destinations as well. Whether you’re coming from Oakland International Airport (OAK), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), or Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), you’ll have a short and pleasant journey.

Hotel & Travel


Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607


Nearby airports include Oakland International Airport (OAK), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Access to the convention center is easy from both OAK and SFO via Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Many paid shuttle options are also available from all three airports.

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! That information will be available soon, so keep your eyes on this site!

Meet the ChannelFireball Pros!

Grand Prix Oakland will feature a group of ChannelFireball's sponsored professional Magic players who will be on hand to enhance your GP experience! Activities at past events have included spellslinging events, format seminars, Meet & Greet events, and the always-popular Foiled Again Bounty Event! Planeswalker registration will give you exclusive access to some of the VIP events featuring pros, so if that's the experience you're looking for, make sure you purchase that registration package.

We'll update our roster of featured pros soon!


We love Magic art – old and new – and we’ve invited some of Magic’s best artists to set up booths at Grand Prix Oakland 2016! We’ll let you know which artists will be on site during the weekend as soon as we can.


Vendors from around the country 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 Oakland should be able to help you get what you’re looking for. More details coming soon!


Prize Wall

At Grand Prix Oakland, we think you should be able to play the formats you enjoy and compete for prizes that interest you, so we’re bringing back the Prize Wall! Win Prize Tix in events and use those Prize Tix to earn prizes like booster packs, single cards, and uncut sheets.

We won’t have a full list of prizes until the event is close upon us, but here are some examples of items we’ve had at previous events:

Boosters Packs
Battle for Zendikar
Khans Block
Modern Masters
Innistrad Block
Special Magic Products
Uncut sheets
Foil sets
Oversize cards
San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives
Single Cards
Power 9
Dual Lands
Standard & Modern Staples
Judge Promos

There will be more items at the Prize Wall than we can tell you about here, so make sure to stop by on Friday and figure out which prizes you’d like to win during the weekend!

Trading Info

Trading is, of course, permitted at GP Oakland, 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 event staff.

Have 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