Official Press Release
Norwalk, CT – The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) and Wizards of the Coast today announced that the Magic: The Gathering World Championships will be held at the Jacob Javits Center this December during the New York Anime Festival. Magic: The Gathering World Championships is organized by Wizards of the Coast and will take place from December 6-9 with players from around the world in attendance. In addition to both team and individual World Championships, Magic: The Gathering World Championships also includes the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony, games demonstrations and public events running all four days with prizes including iPhones, Zunes, Garmins and even a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
“Gaming and artistry are important parts of the anime experience, and there’s nothing bigger or better than Magic: The Gathering World Championships,” NYAF Show Manager John McGeary said. “We’re honored to have the Magic: The Gathering World Championships take place alongside the New York Anime Festival and we know both events will only benefit from this partnership.”
“Magic: The Gathering World Championships is an annual event that draws enthusiasts from around the globe,” said Elaine Chase, Senior Brand Manager for Wizard of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering. “Being in New York City along side the New York Anime Festival just seemed like a logical choice as gamers and fans of both unite to take over the Javits Center.”
All information about the Magic: The Gathering World Championships (including hours, schedules, and tournament details) can be found by going online here. Magic: The Gathering World Championships is open to the public and free to attend. The New York Anime Festival requires the purchase of a convention badge to enter.