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June 16, 2023 @ 11:30 am June 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Hall Hours

Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Event location

Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall E
7515 118 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5B 0J2

Need a hotel? We have a hotel block!

CommandFest is Magic’s biggest celebration of the world’s most popular format: Commander. This three day event brings together players from all over the world to celebrate the game we all love. Meet your favourite personalities, battle old friends and sling spells like a champion!

CommandFest features:

  • The Command Zone
  • Outstanding Ultimate Guard Commander Packages
  • The Majestic Prize Wall
  • Your favourite MTG Personalities
  • World renowned MTG Artists
  • Canada’s finest MTG retailers
  • Free Giveaways
  • Exclusive Promo cards
  • Your first look at Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth
  • Wacky formats, such as:
    • Archenemy
    • Planechase
    • 2 Headed Giant Commander
    • Emperor
    • The Grand Melee
    • Commander Sealed Deck
    • And More!

You will not want to miss this epic weekend of MTG! Buy your weekend pass to get the most from your CommandFest experience.

the command zone

The Command Zone is the ultimate Canadian Commander experience. The Command Zone will be open from the minute the hall doors open on Friday until they close Sunday night. The Command Zone will feature:

  • Exclusive packages (Limited)
  • All day, on-demand pods
  • Exclusive prizes
  • Giveaways
  • Special guests
  • Other Commander events and activities
  • Free play area (badge required)

If Commander is your thing, The Command Zone is where you need to be. Commander Packages, sponsored by Ultimate Guard, feature unique and exclusive products. Their bang for the buck is out of this world. Reserve yours today, quantities are limited.

F2F Tour Edmonton Weekend is taking place in conjunction with CommandFest Edmonton. Check out the Tour Weekend page for more AMAZING events!

Commandfest Packages

Get the most value for the weekend by getting yourself a CommandFest Package!

Event Vouchers

Event Vouchers come in your CommandFest packages and can be used towards any event happening at CommandFest. These vouchers give you the flexibility to play the events YOU are excited about!

  • Vouchers are redeemed at a rate of $5 per Voucher.
  • For example: 12 Vouchers could be redeemed for entry into a “Lord of the Rings: Tales from Middle Earth” Pre-release event – normally $60
  • For example: 1 voucher can be redeemed for entry into a $5 On Demand Commander Pod.
  • Vouchers can only be used towards onsite sign ups. Online pre registrations are with credit card only.
  • Use remaining vouchers at the prize wall, if you’ve got left overs!
  • Vouchers have no cash value and must be redeemed for event entries or spent at the prize wall during CommandFest weekend.
  • 4 Event Voucher
  • 1 Commander Promo
  • Lanyard & Commemorative Command Fest Day Badge
  • 8 Event Vouchers
  • 1 Commander Promo
  • Tour Weekend Exclusive Coin Token (Day//Night Coin)
  • Lanyard & Commemorative CommandFest Weekend Badge

“Great option for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Pre-Release!”

  • 10 Event Vouchers ($50 value)
  • 1 Commander Promo
  • 1 Playmat Golden Ticket
  • 1 Flexxfolio Binder
  • 1 Pack of 100 Sleeves
  • 2 F2F Assorted Dice (D6 or D20)
  • Tour Weekend Exclusive Coin Token (Day//Night Coin)
  • Lanyard & Commemorative CommandFest Weekend Badge

“Great option for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Pre-Release!”

  • 20 Event Vouchers ($100 value)
  • 1 Commander Promo
  • 1 Playmat Golden Ticket
  • Ultimate Guard Supplies Package:
  • 1 RTE Boulder 100+
  • 1 Flexxfolio Binder
  • 1 Pack of 100 Sleeves
  • 2 F2F Assorted Dice (D6 or D20)
  • Tour Weekend Exclusive Coin Token (Day//Night Coin)
  • Lanyard & Commemorative CommandFest Weekend Badge

“Great option for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Pre-Release!”

  • 20 Event Vouchers ($100 value)
  • 1 Ultimate Guard Ammonite Backpack (while supplies last)
  • 1 Exclusive Druidic Secrets Arkhive 800+ box
  • 1 Commander Promo
  • 1 Playmat Golden Ticket
  • Ultimate Guard Supplies Package:
  • 1 RTE Boulder 100+
  • 1 Flexxfolio Binder
  • 1 Pack of 100 Sleeves
  • 2 F2F Assorted Dice (D6 or D20)
  • Tour Weekend Exclusive Coin Token (Day//Night Coin)
  • Lanyard & Commemorative CommandFest Weekend Badge

Commandfest Add-Ons

Package Add-On – The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Draft Booster Box

  • Add 1 Booster box of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth boosters to any other package – This can be used to play specific “full box sealed” events or cracked for fun!

Package Add-On – The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander Deck

  • Add 1 random The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander Deck to any other package – This can be used to play specific “Commander Pre-Con” events or cracked for fun!

Package Add-On – Set of 4 The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander Decks

  • Add 1 set of 4 The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander Decks to any other package – This can be used to play specific “Commander Pre-Con” events or cracked for fun!

Scheduled Side Events

Challenges are the best way for you to play your favorite format all weekend. The tournaments are three rounds and pay down to a single win. They are designed for maximum play time and maximum fun! Bring your favorite decks and enjoy what the game was made for, to play. 

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Prerelease

Yep, CommandFest Edmonton will be the best place to play with The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth set for the first time!

Entry (per player):

  • $60 for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Prerelease Sealed
  • $60 for Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Sealed
  • $50 for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth 2HG Sealed
  • $150 for Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Collector Chaos Sealed

Collector Chaos Sealed Pack List:

  • 3 Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Collector Booster Pack
  • 1 Innistrad: Midnight Hunt – Collector Booster Pack
  • 1 Dominaria United – Collector Booster Pack
  • 1 The Brothers’ War – Collector Booster Pack


Each participant receives: One (1) Unholy Heat promo (Non-Foil)
Prizes (per player):
9 Match Points:
500 Prize Wall Tickets + Unholy Heat promo (Foil)
7 Match Points: 350 Prize Wall Tickets + Unholy Heat promo (Foil)
6 Match Points: 200 Prize Wall Tickets + Unholy Heat promo (Foil)
4 Match Points: 100 Prize Wall Tickets

Commander Content Creator Battles

Format: Archenemy & Planechase
Entry: $5
Each participant receives
: One (1) Tranquil Thicket promo
Prizes: Each player receives 25 Prize Wall Tickets, and the winner will receive 25 additional Prize Wall Tickets.

Emperor Commander

Format: Emperor
Entry: $60 (per team of 3)
Each participant receives
: One (1) Tranquil Thicket promo
Prizes: Each team receives 300 Prize Wall Tickets, and the winning will receive 150 additional Prize Wall Tickets.


CEDH Event

Format: cEDH (Commander B&R List)
Entry: $25
Each participant receives: One (1) Tranquil Thicket promo
Prizes: Winner receives 500 Prize Wall Tickets


2HG Commander

Format: 2HG Commander
Entry: $40 (per team of 2)
Each participant receives
: One (1) Tranquil Thicket promo
Prizes: Each team receives 200 Prize Wall Tickets, and the winning will receive 100 additional Prize Wall Tickets.


CEDH 1 v 1 Showdown

Format: cEDH (Duel Commander B&R List)
Entry: $40
Each participant receives: One (1) Unholy Heat Promo (Non-Foil)
Prizes
1st: 1,500 Prize Wall Tickets
2nd: 1,000 Prize Wall Tickets
3rd-4th: 500 Prize Wall Tickets
5th-8th: 275 Prize Wall Tickets
9th-16th: 150 Prize Wall Tickets

Grand Melee

Format: Grand Melee
Entry: $30
Each participant receives
: One (1) Tranquil Thicket promo
Prizes
Winner: 1,000 Prize Wall Tickets + Special Trophy + Oversized Card
Other participants: 100 Prize Wall Tickets

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Commander Pre-Con Battle

Format: Commander Pods
Entry: $5 + Purchase of a Commander Pre-Con (at registration or via a CommandFest Package Add-On)
Each participant receives: One (1) Tranquil Thicket promo
Prizes (per pod)
Winner: 50 Prize Wall Tickets
Other participants: 25 Prize Wall Tickets

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Commander Full Box Sealed

Format: Commander Pods
Entry: $20 + Purchase of a The Lord of the Rings: Tales from Middle-Earth Draft Booster Box (at registration or via a CommandFest Package Add-On)
Each participant receives: One (1) Tranquil Thicket promo
Prizes (per pod)
Winner: 200 Prize Wall Tickets
Other participants: 100 Prize Wall Tickets

Format: Canadian Highlander
Entry: $50
Each participant receives:
– One (1) Unholy Heat promo (Foil)
– One (1) Playmat Golden Ticket – Choose your own Exclusive Tour Weekend Playmat (Any Playmat on the Prize Wall*)
Prizes: CanLander Championship Prize Structure

During Edmonton CommandFest, there’s also special events we’ve setup for you to interact with some of your favourite creators.

On Demand Events

Early Bird Commander: All players arriving for Commander before noon will receive one (1) free Event Voucher!

Entry: $5 or 1 Event Voucher
Each participant receives an Arcane Signet promo.

Prizes: Each player receives 25 Prize Wall Tickets, and the winner will receive 25 additional Prize Wall Tickets.

Entry: $10 or 2 Event Vouchers
Each participant receives an Arcane Signet promo.

Prizes:  Winner receives 200 Prize Wall Tickets

Mystery Booster Draft

Start Time: Friday 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Format: Mystery Booster Draft (single-elim, 8 players)
Entry: $40 or 8 Event Vouchers
Each participant receives an Unholy Heat promo (Non-Foil).

Prizes
3 Wins: 200 Prize Wall Tickets + Unholy Heat promo (Foil)
2 Wins: 100 Prize Wall Tickets + Unholy Heat promo (Foil)

Start Time: Friday 3:00 p.m. – Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Format: The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Draft (single-elim, 8 players)
Entry: $30 or 6 Event Vouchers
Each participant receives an Unholy Heat promo (Non-Foil).

Prizes
3 Wins: 200 Prize Wall Tickets + Unholy Heat promo (Foil)
2 Wins: 100 Prize Wall Tickets + Unholy Heat promo (Foil)

Vendors

Community Retailers

Events Schedule

CommandFest - Friday June 16

Start Time Event Name Format Entry* Pre-Registration
12:30 - 14:30 Commander Content Creator Battles Archenemy & Planechase $5.00
12:45 CEDH 1v1 Showdown Commander 1v1 $40.00
13:00 Commander Legends BFBG Sealed Challenge Sealed Commander 1v1 $60.00
15:00 Emperor Event Emperor Commander 3v3 $60.00
15:00 2HG Sealed Challenge The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Pre-Release $100.00
17:00 Commander Legends BFBG Collector Booster Chaos Sealed Challenge Collector Chaos Sealed Commander 1v1 $150.00
18:00 CEDH Event Commander $25.00
18:00 Challenge The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Pre-Release $60.00
18:30 2HG Commander Event Commander $40.00
19:00 Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander Pre-Con Battle Commander $5.00 + Purchase of a Precon
20:00 - 22:00 Commander Content Creator Battles Archenemy & Planechase $5.00

CommandFest - Saturday June 17

Start Time Event Name Format Entry* Pre-Registration
9:00 - 11:00 Commander Content Creator Battles Archenemy & Planechase $5.00
9:30 CEDH 1v1 Showdown Commander 1v1 $40.00
10:00 CanLander Championship Canadian Highlander $50.00
11:00 Emperor Event Emperor Commander 3v3 $60.00
11:00 2HG Sealed Challenge The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Pre-Release $100.00
12:00 Commander Grand Melee Commander $30.00
13:00 Commander Legends BFBG Sealed Challenge Sealed Commander 1v1 $60.00
13:30 Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander Full Box Sealed Box Sealed Commander $20 + Purchase of a Box Package
15:30 Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander Pre-Con Battle Commander $5.00 + Purchase of a Precon
15:30 Challenge The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Pre-Release $60.00
16:00 CEDH Event Commander $25.00
17:30 2HG Commander Event Commander $40.00

CommandFest - Sunday June 18

Start Time Event Name Format Entry* Pre-Registration
9:00 - 11:00 Commander Content Creator Battles Archenemy & Planechase $5.00
10:00 CEDH 1v1 Showdown Commander 1v1 $40.00
11:00 Emperor Event Emperor Commander 3v3 $60.00
12:00 Commander Legends BFBG Sealed Challenge Sealed Commander 1v1 $60.00
12:00 2HG Sealed Challenge Mystery Booster $100.00
13:00 Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander Pre-Con Battle Commander $5.00 + Purchase of a Precon
13:00 Challenge The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Pre-Release $60.00
14:00 CEDH Event Commander $25.00
14:30 2HG Commander Event Commander $40.00

*price before applicable taxes and fees

Check out the Tour Weekend page for more AMAZING events!

Pre-Registration

Side events Pre-Registration

IMPORTANT: Please note that pre-registration is separated by FRIDAY / SATURDAY / SUNDAY. Ensure that you are pre-registering for the correct day.



Hotel Block

Sandman offers Face to Face Games attendees a special rate! Use the block code “2306FACE2F” on the Website.

  • Via Telephone: 1-800-SANDMAN 
  • Via Email: res_signatureedt@sandman.ca 
  • Via Website: Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown with block code “2306FACE2F” 

By using the code, the attendees will get the rate of $169+taxes per room and night, with complimentary on-site self-parking.