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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 events@channelfireball.com.

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.

Friday: 10 AM - 11 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 11 PM
Sunday: 8 AM - 11 PM

THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY MAIN EVENT REGISTRATION.

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 Stoneforge Mystic
  • 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

Upgrade Your Registration!

Looking to take your Grand Prix Oakland registration to the next level? If you're already registered but want to upgrade, check out our GP Oakland Upgrade Form! If you have any questions, please email us at events@channelfireball.com.

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

Hotel

Courtyard Oakland Downtown
988 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607

Travel

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.

Here's the current list of pro players and their schedule on Friday, January 8th. There will also be VIP Meet & Greet events from 12-2 PM and 2-4 PM on Sunday, January 10th, and the pro players attending that event will be announced during the weekend. Remember, the Meet & Greet and Q&A events are open only to Planeswalker registrants and will take place in the Planeswalker Lounge. All times and appearances are subject to change. In the unlikely event that there is a change, we'll make sure to announce it on our Twitter account - @channelfireball, that is!

Friday, January 8th

VIP Meet & Greet (Planeswalker Registrants Only)

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Owen Turtenwald

Owen Turtenwald

Luis Scott-Vargas

Luis Scott-Vargas

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Eric Froehlich

Eric Froehlich

Paul Cheon

Paul Cheon

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Matt Sperling

Matt Sperling

Reid Duke

Reid Duke

VIP Q&A (Planeswalker Registrants Only)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Luis Scott-Vargas

Luis Scott-Vargas

David Ochoa

David Ochoa

Eric Froehlich

Eric Froehlich

Owen Turtenwald

Owen Turtenwald

Free Standard Seminar

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Luis Scott-Vargas

Luis Scott-Vargas

Eric Froehlich

Eric Froehlich

Foiled Again! Bounty Event

6 PM Start Time, 3 Rounds of BFZ Sealed Deck

Luis Scott-Vargas

Luis Scott-Vargas

Eric Froehlich

Eric Froehlich

Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa

Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa

Paul Cheon

Paul Cheon

Sam Pardee

Sam Pardee

Jacob Wilson

Jacob Wilson

Matt Costa

Matt Costa

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 Oakland 2016!

Ken Meyer Jr.

Kird Ape

Kird Ape

Dark Ritual

Dark Ritual

Willian Murai

Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Vendilion Clique

Vendilion Clique

Jesper Myrfors

Tropical Island

Tropical Island

Tundra

Tundra

Terese Nielsen

Force of Will

Force of Will

Natural Order

Natural Order

rk post

Fulminator Mage

Fulminator Mage

Ichorid

Ichorid

Christopher Rush

Black Lotus

Black Lotus

Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt

Mark Tedin

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

Mana Crypt

Mana Crypt

Pete Venters

Ensnaring Bridge

Ensnaring Bridge

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Vendors

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.

With Grand Prix Oakland coming up soon, we want to give you a preview of the items that will be available on the Prize Wall. Keep in mind that this is only a partial list and that the items on this list or their prize tix redemption values are subject to change or removal at any time for any reason. Check out some of the awesome items you can win by playing Side Events at Grand Prix Oakland!

Booster PacksTix
Battle for Zendikar10
Magic Origins10
Dragons of Tarkir10
Fate Reforged10
Khans of Tarkir20
Modern Masters 201550
Modern Masters 201380
Gatecrash10
Dragon's Maze10
Magic 201410
Theros10
Born of the Gods10
Journey Into Nyx10
10th Edition20
Magic 201320
Conspiracy20
Avacyn Restored30
Return to Ravnica30
Apocalypse40
Judgment40
Legions40
Mirrodin Besieged40
Nemesis40
New Phyrexia40
Odyssey40
Saviors of Kamigawa40
Scourge40
Betrayers of Kamigawa50
Chronicles50
Darksteel50
Fifth Dawn50
Guildpact50
Ice Age50
Invasion50
Shards of Alara50
Torment50
Visions50
Weatherlight50
Booster PacksTix
Mirage60
Planar Chaos60
Planeshift60
Dissension70
Portal 270
Coldsnap80
Conflux80
Exodus80
Mercadian Masques80
Stronghold80
The Dark80
Time Spiral80
Morningtide90
Ravnica90
Alliances100
Lorwyn100
Rise of the Eldrazi100
Unglued100
Urza's Legacy100
Shadowmoor110
Unhinged110
Zendikar110
Urza's Destiny120
Tempest150
Urza's Saga250
3rd Edition300
Portal 3 Kingdoms (Chinese)500
Legends1000
Portal 3 Kingdoms (English)1000
SuppliesTix
ChannelFireball Deck Box10
ChannelFireball Sleeves (80 ct.)20
Cardboard Crack Deck Box20
ChannelFireball Playmat30
GP Las Vegas 2015 Vendilion Clique Sleeves50
GP Las Vegas 2015 Vendilion Clique Deck Box50
Cardboard Crack Playmat90
GP San Jose 2015 Playmat (Siege Rhino)100
GP San Jose 2015 Playmat (Treasure Cruise)100
GP Las Vegas 2015 Vendilion Clique Playmat100
GP Denver 2015 Playmat (Dig Through Time)100
GP Copenhagen 2015 Playmat (Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker)200
Other ProductsTix
ChannelFireball T-Shirt30
ChannelFireball GP Oakland T-Shirt50
Grand Prix Las Vegas 2015 Karn T-Shirt50
Funko Pop! Figurines (select styles)50
Garruk Nerf Axe250
Duel Decks Anthology1000
Oversized Stoneforge Mystic (GP Promo art)2000

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 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 your question isn’t answered there, send an email to events@channelfireball.com.