We are delighted to announce that SIMCON, in conjunction with local game store Boldo’s Armory, will be hosting a prerelease event for the newest set of Magic: the Gathering during the convention!

As many Magic fans know, Shadows Over Innistrad, the new set of cards in the popular trading card game, is slated for release on April 2nd of this year. Magic: the Gathering has long been a staple of the University of Rochester Simulation Gaming Association, and has been featured in events at many SIMCONs in the past, so the fortuitous alignment of SIMCON with the next expansion of Magic should come as welcome news to many. The set will be introduced to players in the form of a prerelease, wherein players receive a pool of several sealed Magic: the Gathering booster packs which they use to build decks to compete in a tournament bracket.

The Shadows Over Innistrad prerelease event will take place at 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 2nd, on the vendor floor of SIMCON XXXVIII in Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons. The cost to play will be $23 per person for a prerelease kit, in addition to the regular cost of a badge required to participate in events at the convention. In order to offset the additional cost to players who may primarily wish to attend the convention in order to participate in the prerelease, we are also offering a special prerelease pass at the reduced-price of $7. This information has been updated on the preregistration form.


We hope to see you at the convention!