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GP Providence Father’s Day Special

Hello everyone! We have been working on the new TJ Collectibles web site for what seems to be forever and it still isn’t finished yet. I am told that one never REALLY finishes developing their web site that it is an ever-developing entity. In the meantime please know that we ARE working on it to keep improving it. Your feedback is appreciated. Please drop me a line and share your thoughts about this site.
We do hope to see everyone at Grand Prix Providence next weekend. We have done some interesting things with this event. Our side event schedule is huge. Our Prize Wall has been expanded both in size and scope. The REAL key to getting the Prize Wall to work seems to be how to modulate prize costs to event prize payouts. We are trying prizing on record. This approach seems to give everyone the most efficient fun events as it eliminates the negative effects of tiebreakers and long events.

Father’s day special! Father’s who enter the Double Trouble teaming with a family member play for FREE! Double Trouble is a 2 hg sealed deck starting at 2:30. We felt that this was the perfect time for Dad to get away and sling some cards!

The prizes on the prize wall are varied. We have 48 DIFFERENT booster packs going back to Alliances. We have sets, uncut sheets, lithographs, life counters, When is the last time you went to a Magic event and won packs of Alliances? Would you like to play for an uncut sheet or a foil Tarmagoyf from MM 2013? Would you prefer playing for a Commander’s Arsenal? Would you rather play for a Dark Confidant or Double Akroma play mat? At Grand Prix Providence all side events are playing for those prizes while supplies last. We have ONLY 1 foil Tarmagoyf.. This is the best idea since sleeves, which by the way are also on the prize wall.

We have 4 great artists on site as well. RK Post, Scott Fischer, Eric Deschamps, and Christopher Rush will be on hand to sign your cards additional services will be available as well. Everyone loves hanging out with the artists. There are 14 quality vendors on site to meet your Magic Card needs. Quark Tees will be on site selling their cool shirts. There is something for the gamer in your life. These vendors are the ONLY people authorized to transact business at the Grand Prix.

The Rhode Island Convention Center is a beautiful venue. We are in event halls A, B,and C. The doors open at 11:00 am Friday, and 8:00 am Saturday and Sunday. The convention center will have concessions open during the event. We appreciate your supporting all of our vendors. This weekend is all about having fun. Please stop by and say hello.
See you there!


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Grand Prix Providence: Come join our 3 day Magic Party!

Hello Everyone!!

We are so looking forward to Grand Prix Providence! In order to ensure that everyone gets to play lots of Magic the Gathering over the weekend. We would like to announce that we have adjusted the maximum seating for the Grand Prix main event to 1950 players. This will leave us over 500 seats dedicated to side events for all three days.

The Prize Wall is my favorite development in Grand Prixs to date. Our Prize Wall for Grand Prix Providence is going to be 20 feet long! We are adding a 48-inch TV to stream updated prize wall prices on. This will allow us to add and subtract items from the prize wall during the Grand Prix.

In addition I am happy to announce that we have just come to an agreement on a major Magic Collection of sealed product for the Prize Wall. Our Prize Wall for Grand Prix Providence is going to include booster packs back as far as 4th edition. There will be at least 48 different booster packs on the prize wall when we open the weekend. Booster packs will include both Modern Master sets.

There will be tons of playmats, lithographs, a few oversized cards, t-shirts, Pop figures, deck boxes, sleeves, dice, sets of cards, intro decks, Duel Decks, uncut sheets and single cards. Yes, we have a large variety of items for you to play for! Our side events are all going to be prizing in tix so you can choose what you are playing for.

We have added more Modern events to the event schedule, as that is what you have been telling us you want.

In addition we have the show mat, which is the WaterFire Dragon that was drawn by Christopher Rush. This playmat will be given for participation in selected side events.

We look forward to seeing you at the Rhode Island Convention Center. We are in event halls A,B, and C.

See you there!

Tom Shea