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Author Topic: 09/15/12 - 9/16/12 - StarCityGames.com Open Series: Los Angeles @ Comikaze  (Read 517 times)
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« on: August 21, 2012, 12:39:14 pm »

Welcome to the StarCityGames.com Open Series: Los Angeles at Stan Lee’s Comikaze!  Here you will have the chance to win over $20,000 in prizes and qualify for the 2012 StarCityGames.com Invitational over the course of two fun-filled days of Magic.

For information on the StarCityGames.com Open Series, including the 2012 schedule, click here!

For a map of all locations of the second, third and fourth quarter of the StarCityGames.com 2012 Open Series, click here!

Live Coverage from SCGLive ALL WEEKEND!
Can't make it to the event? Follow complete written coverage and live broadcasting with Cedric Phillips and Patrick Chapin all weekend long, courtesy of the professionals at SCGLive! Visit SCGLive for more information!

Want to get a jump on Deck Registration? Try out our decklist form and come prepared!

Please note that all event registration is cash only.

EVENT SITE
Los Angeles Convention Center
Gaming Hall
1201 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

HOTEL
Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel
711 Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Parking: $10 self-Day, $28 self-Overnight
Distance from venue: 6 blocks
Rate: Starting at $149/night, call 1.800.325.3535
Rate guaranteed until August 15, 2012

SPECIAL GUESTS[/B]
Eric Deschamps
Eric Deschamps is both a sci-fi/fantasy illustrator and a video game concept artist. For the past decade Eric has worked with a diverse list of clients including publishing, video game and advertising companies.
His artwork has been featured on Magic cards such as: Celestial Colonnade, Elbrus the Binding Blade/Withengar Unbound, Garruk Relentless/Garruk the Veil-cursed, Jin-Gitaxias Core Augur, Koth of the Hammer, Lightmine Field, Mortarpod, Tamiyo the Moon Sage and Venser the Sojourner.

Michael Hayes
Artist Michael Hayes from San Diego has had his art featured on Magic Cards since the Magic 2012 set.  Some cards of note are: Vish Kal Blood Arbiter, Reckless Wair/Merciless Predator, Mind Sculpt and Civilized Scholar/Homicidal Brute.

Howard Lyons
Howard began his career studying illustration with artists such as Don Seegmiller, James Christensen and Greg Olsen. Over the past 13 years he has worked in the video game industry as an Art Director and as a concept artist and freelance illustrator for clients such as Wizards of the Coast, Blizzard Entertainment and Electronic Arts.
His artwork has been featured on Magic cards such as: Basilisk Collar, Bojuka Bog, Cloudshift, Mana Leak (M12), Rings of Brighthearth, Sign in Blood, Time Reversal, Vivid Grove and Wall of Denial.

Eric Claar (Indianapolis, IN)
Eric Claar brings his unique style of alters to the StarCityGames.com Open Series. Know for his minimalist 'blueprint' style as well as full art pieces, you can check out his work on facebook (www.facebook.com/claarbar) and Deviant Art. (claarbar.deviantart.com/) For commissions, you can contact him through facebook or e-mail cbalters@gmail.com.

REGISTRATION
Registration begins at 8 AM, and ends ten (10) minutes before the event is scheduled to start. All event registration is cash only. Any player who wants to enroll after registration has ended will be able to do so, but will receive a round one match loss. Players arriving after round two has been paired will not be able to enroll in the tournament.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – For more Information, see the StarCityGames.com 2012 Open Series Detailed Schedule of Events

Saturday, 9/15 (Doors open at 8:00 AM)
10:00 AM - Standard Open - $40
3:00 PM - 2HG Sealed Challenge - $30/Team - 4 Round Side Event
5:00 PM - Legacy Challenge - $10/$5 - 4 Round Side Event

Sunday, 9/16 (Doors open at 8:00 AM)[/b]
10:00 AM – Legacy Open - $40
12:00 PM - 2HG Sealed Challenge - $30/Team - 4 Round Side Event
3:00 PM – Draft Challenge - $20 – 3 Round Side Event

SIDE EVENTS – 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Both Days
Single elimination booster drafts - $10
Single elimination competitive booster drafts - $15
Single elimination constructed tournaments (Standard, Modern, Legacy) – $15
Four Player Commander Chaos Games - $5

JUDGING
Judges interested in working at this event, including uncertified judges (L0), should submit an application at http://www.dcifamily.org/events/497/staff/apply.

Judge certification for level one (L1) and advancement to level two (L2) is available at this event; interested candidates should make arrangements with Nicholas Sabin at nicholas.sabin@starcitygames.com at least two weeks prior to the event.

QUALIFY FOR THE INVITATIONAL!
 Here’s how you can qualify for a StarCityGames.com Invitational tournament:
* Finish in the Top 8 of a Standard or Legacy Open
* Finish in the Top 8 of a Classic Series
* Win a Draft Open
* Gain 20 Open Points
* Win an Invitational Qualifier
* Top 2 a Super Invitational Qualifier
* Top 4 an Elite Invitational Qualifier
* Regularly Contribute to StarCityGames.com

NEED CARDS?
Buy, sell and trade with America’s largest Magic the Gathering retailer!  Before the event, you can place an order on StarCityGames.com and have it brought to the event.  At the event itself, StarCityGames.com will also have a massive dealer booth set up all weekend long.

TRADING
Although trading is both allowed and encouraged, please note that the following things are not permitted at this event:

-Buying/selling cards with anyone except for our authorized dealer(s)
-Soliciting to buy/sell cards elsewhere
-Advertising without receiving permission from StarCityGames.com’s on-site Event Manager
-Offering to “alter” cards in exchange for some form of compensation
-Utilizing an excessive amount of space when trading
-Using suitcases, handcarts, luggage carts, etc. for the purpose of transporting excessive amounts of trade stock.

Please note that failure to obey these rules may result in all involved parties being both removed from the event without refund, and banned from attending future events.

DIRECTIONS
In the Venue you can find us using this map:


For directions to the venue, we recommend Google Maps.

110 From the South:
From 110 NORTH, transition to the 10 WEST
Exit immediately from the LEFT lane to PICO Blvd.
The PICO off-ramp becomes L.A. Live Wy.
Turn RIGHT into the West Hall parking garage.

110 From the North:
From 110 SOUTH, exit at OLYMPIC Blvd.
LEFT at bottom of ramp onto BLAINE.
LEFT on 11th St.
Immediate RIGHT on L.A. Live Wy.
LEFT into the West Hall garage.

10 From the East:
From 10 WEST, transition to the 110 NORTH (Downtown).
EXIT at PICO Blvd.
The PICO off-ramp becomes L.A. Live Wy.
Turn RIGHT into the West Hall parking garage.

10 From the West:
From 10 EAST, exit at GRAND Ave.
Turn LEFT on OLIVE St.
LEFT on PICO Blvd.
Turn RIGHT on L.A. Live Wy.
RIGHT into the West Hall parking garage.

From the Los Angeles International Airport(LAX):
Take the Century Boulevard exit to the Century Freeway (105) East.
Take the Harbor Freeway (110) North to the Santa Monica Freeway (10) West.
Exit at Pico Boulevard and proceed northward.

From the Burbank Airport:
Exit the airport via Empire Avenue.
Turn left on Hollywood Way (note direction sign to the Golden State Freeway (5)   South at Empire and Hollywood Way Intersection)
Take the Golden State Freeway (5) South to the Harbor Freeway (110) South.
Exit at Olympic Boulevard.
Turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp onto Blaine St.
Turn left on 11th Street.

MetroLink From Union Station:
Take the Metro Red Line.
Exit at 7th Street then transfer to the Metro Blue Line (Long Beach).
Exit at Pico Boulevard Station.
Then walk one block west to Figueroa Street.

Commuter Express Commuter Express from Downtown Los Angeles:
Take route 413 - From Temple/Hill (Civic Center) to 11th /Figueroa Street (LACC).

From the Long Beach Airport:
Exit the airport via E. Donald Douglas Drive.
Turn right on N. Lakewood Blvd.Take ramp onto (405) Freeway North toward Santa Monica.
Take the Harbor Freeway exit onto (110) Freeway going north toward Los Angeles.
Take the Santa Monica (10) Freeway and exit toward Pico Blvd.
Continue on L.A. Live Wy.
Turn right on West Pico Blvd.
Turn left on South Figueroa Street. Arrive at 1201 South Figueroa Street on the left.

MORE INFORMATION
Your question may already be answered in our tournament FAQ. However, if you still have questions, please feel free to email us at events@starcitygames.com or call (540) 767-GAME (4263). We want your experience to be as enjoyable as possible, and will do our best to assist you in any way that we can.
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