Having played one game of Magic, ever, I entered a Sealed Tourney at the San Jose Grand Prix!
It was a lot of fun, and everyone was so helpful to a complete novice like me. Including Sean himself, who I got to meet that day!
I wrote a blog post about it here: http://www.tryingtobegosu.com/2015/02/i-met-day9-at-my-1st-magic-the-gathering-tournament/
Thanks to all the organisers and everyone who was there! :D