MC2 :: Day One

It’s 8:24 AM here in San Diego, on Friday March 25th. The first night of Magic-Con is over and the first set of presentations begins in about an hour and a half. Yesterday consisted of getting registration packets, hanging out with new and old friends, and then the reception. The whole thing was a blast, even with three hour jet lag.

First, the registration packet. Everyone received a:  Magic-Con 2011 Program book, a schedule, an issue of Gibecière, and a Magic-Con deck of playing cards. The program contains an interesting introduction by Max Maven, and then information about each presenter. There’s a small biography or background next to his/her picture, an effect or writing piece by them, and lastly a section to take down notes. I think this is pretty cool since we’ll be able to have details written down about each talk right next to the persons information.

Next, the schedule is just what it sounds like; a list of events and times. The next item was a copy of Gibecière. There were quite a few different editions being handed out. Lastly, we all got a Magic Con deck of cards. I have yet to open mine but I’ve played with a few of them. Picture Paper Denim backs, minus the D&D logo, and a much darker blue. Alex Pandrea said he had been using his nonstop for three days and dropping them, having them on the ground, etc. and they still handled wonderfully. Definitely high-quality cards. I hope their selling more, I’ll be more compelled to open mine then.

It’s about time to head down and get the morning going. I’ll post more about the reception, lots of pictures, and and some incredible videos of Dani DaOrtiz & Alex Pandrea later today. Keep checking back for more news!

Posted: March 25th, 2011
at 11:56am by Robin Carey

Categories: Magic Con 2011

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  1. I’m glad things are going well despite your travel setback. I’m excited to find out who the surprise guest is!


    25 Mar 11 at 3:21 pm


  2. What alex said was bs. Dan said that the cards were printed on regular bicycle stock. It’s just your imagination


    29 Mar 11 at 5:31 pm


  3. Aaron,
    I’ve heard that a different finished was used as well. I don’t know how much truth there is in this but it certainly felt like it. I agree with you in the sense that the cards weren’t anything near Smoke and Mirrors quality, but they 100%, definitely had a “soft” feel to them out of the box. It reminded a lot of the Erdnase decks D&D had. Thanks for your input.

    Robin Carey

    Robin Carey

    30 Mar 11 at 12:25 am



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