The Magic Window is a Discord server centered around Boards of Canada. As of January 2023, it has 338 members making it one of the largest existing BoC communities online and the largest hosted on Discord.
The Magic Window was created on 22 May 2019 by ax. A short time after, ownership was transferred to Milesium-487 who would remain the server's most prominent and longest owner. Later that same year, the server's current icon was created by server member & administrator phin.
The server experienced its first substantial growth in membership between 2020 and 2021, reaching over 400 members in its peak. This growth culminated in the 28 September 2021 incidents in which then-owner Milesium's account was hacked and the server was hijacked to promote scams. The old server has been archived in its entirety, but is private.
The second server launched on 28 September 2021, after the incident that took place earlier in the day, courtesy of TheStatPow, Sixtynoner, and Puritycontrol.
After internal struggles between Milesium and the server administrators, Milesium resigned from his position as server owner on 2 December 2022. The server is now owned by the user sdoww.
The server has multiple channels dedicated to various subjects where users from the community generate content for the community.
The Magic Window was blessed with a constant stream of dedicated users who produce music on their own free time. In several occasions, the server unites to hear compilations made to showcase that music.