First of all, the dates! It will be held on Thursday, October 27 – Sunday, October 30. You may have noticed that this range of dates covers not three, but four days in a row. The growth that the Legacy and Vintage Championships have seen over the last few years has caused us to take a look at how to deliver the best experience possible to everyone who attends the Eternal Weekend. As the event has grown, it has presented some logistical issues, especially days that were too long for players, judges, coverage, and staff. Because of this, we will be running both the Vintage and Legacy Championships as two-day events, with the Swiss Rounds on one day, and the Top 8 on another day. The 2016 Vintage Championship Swiss Rounds will be held on Friday, October 28th, the 2016 Legacy Championship Swiss Rounds will be held on Saturday, October 29th, and the Top 8s for each event will be held on Sunday, October 30th. This also means that we will be able to offer improved coverage of both events now that there isn’t any overlap.
Secondly, the location. The 2016 Eternal Weekend will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, in Columbus, OH. We at Card Titan love Philadelphia, but it was in the Eternal Weekend’s best interest to move to a different city, and we look forward to sharing what Columbus has to offer (looking at you The Thurman Cafe).
We have a lot of very exciting things planned for this year’s Eternal Weekend, and we can’t wait to tell you about them. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to hear more announcements as we get closer to the event. In the meantime, mark your calendars and get ready!
Thank you, and stay tuned for more,