Wizards of the Coast today announced that its popular Magic: The Gathering franchise will be part of a new fantasy exhibit debuting at Seattle’s EMP Museum next weekend. The exhibit will display several key pieces from Magic’s archive of incredible world-building imagery alongside artifacts from high-profile pop culture and fantasy phenomenons including Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and more. The Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibit opens to the public on April 27, 2013 with a special opening celebration – QUEST: Fantasy Exhibit Opening Adventure on April 26th.
During the exhibit, museum goers and fantasy fans alike will get a first-hand look at some of the unique elements and rich illustrations that have made Magic: The Gathering a leading entertainment property. From original alpha and beta cards to key art from some of Magic’s top fantasy artists and designers, fans will find themselves completely immersed in a world of fantasy and imagination.
Organized by the EMP Museum, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic is the first exhibition of its kind to examine the proliferation of the fantasy genre in literature, film, television, and video games. From classic folklore to epic tales of good and evil, the exhibition content spans more than four centuries and includes an authentic 16th century suit of armor, rare costumes from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, and original hand-edited manuscript pages from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Contemporary works are also featured with artifacts from Xena: Warrior Princess, Game of Thrones, and the Harry Potter series.
For more information about the exhibit, please visit http://www.empmuseum.org/.
About Magic: The Gathering Magic: The Gathering is the first and most widely played trading card game. Players take on the role of Planeswalkers – powerful mages who battle others for glory, knowledge and conquest. Their weapons include spells, creatures, and artifacts gathered from a vast Multiverse of unique fantasy worlds. With more than 12 million players and fans worldwide, Magic is printed in 11 languages and played in more than 70 countries. For more information about Magic 2014, visit www.magicthegathering.com.
About Wizards of the Coast Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards’ players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and KAIJUDO. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.
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