July 14, 2019

Holiday Mashup 2019: Guide Contest

Hello Wizards!

The Holiday Mashup 2019 is quickly approaching! This year's Holiday Mashup will take place on Sunday, August 11th (http://www.edwardlifegem.com/2019/07/holiday-mashup-2019-sunday-august-11th.html). If you didn't know, each one of our events, we not only have activities, but we also run around Wizard City in a group - keep in mind this will be a multi-area event. If you watch the video below, you'll see where we'll run during this event. The Run officially begins after all of our activities. Now let's talk about the contest!



We'll be giving away 30,000 crowns to one lucky winner that watches the Holiday Mashup Video (above) and correctly writes down all of the areas that we visit. All correct entries sent to us through email will be entered into a Random.Org drawing. If you would like more information about this contest, keep reading:


Watch The Run Video
You will need to watch the video above to know where we'll be running during the "Run Portion" of our event. Again, The Run will take place after we have activities during our event.

Write Down The Areas
 As you watch the video, you will need to write down (in order) all of the areas that we visit in the video. We will visit an area more than once, so make sure to write down every single area. Example: We will start in The Commons and end in The Commons. You will have to write down both.

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July 4, 2019

Holiday Mashup 2019: Sunday, August 11th

Hello Wizards!

We hope you're ready for one epic Summer Event! Our 2nd Annual Holiday Mashup will take place on Sunday, August 11th with our Official Stream beginning at 12pm Central / 1pm Eastern on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/spiralvision). Please keep reading this page for more information about this epic Summer event and a special giveaway!




12:00 pm Central                                   Twitch Stream Begins
12:10 pm Central                                   The Nightshade Battle
12:30 pm Central                         Pet Derby (Holiday Teen Pet)
12:50 pm Central                                    We Are Santa's Elves
1:20 pm Central                                      Holiday Hide & Seek
1:50 pm Central                      Holiday Mashup Raid Caroling 
2:10 pm Central                                            Trick Or Treating
2:30 pm Central                                Line Up For Mashup Run

(Watch Video Below To See Where We'll Be Running)

3:00 pm Central                         Holiday Mashup Run Begins
3:30 pm Central                                          Afterparties Begin



Holiday Mashup Raffle (One Winner)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
I hope you're ready for this epic event! Spread the word to your friends by sharing a link to this post with them. Let's get the word out about this special event & contest. This will be a family-friendly event, so please keep it family-friendly if you're planning on attending. Thank you all so much. Let's make this event one of our best events ever! If you would like event reminders, feel free to follow SpiralVision on Twitter or click on "Interested" on our Facebook Event Page (link below). We hope to see you at the event!

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My 10th Wizardversary

Hello Wizards!

First of all, I'd like to wish all Americans a Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a wonderful & safe Holiday. And now.. I'd like to officially announce that today marks my official 10 years of playing Wizard101. I can't even believe 2009 was a decade ago, but you know... time flies when you're having fun! So today I'd love to talk a bit about why I joined Wizard101 and why I'm still playing the game today.


I officially joined Wizard101 on July 4th, 2009. It's crazy because I should have been outside lighting fireworks & enjoying the nice weather. However, it was raining all day so I had to stay inside. I was 15 years old at the time and decided to watch some program on Cartoon Network (I still have no idea what I was watching that day because Wizard101 took over the entire day :P). I remember watching and seeing an awesome commercial - the one above - show up. And just a disclaimer: there's a reason the run events take place on Rainbow Bridge. Watch the commercial above to see why. ;) Anyway, as soon as I saw the website on this commercial I went and signed up to join this mysterious game! I created my first wizard, Edward Wintergem, an ice wizard.



From that moment, I became addicted to the game. I made new friends (that I would often quest with) and ended up joining the Wizard101 Community in October of 2009. I didn't know there was a community for the game and only found out when Wizard101 had somewhat of an advertisement on their launcher about this podcast called "Ravenwood Radio" (which is now SpiralRadio). I remember watching their first episode. Leesha Darkheart & Stephen Spiritcaller really got me to further explore the community. I started reading a blog called "The Friendly Necromancer" by Tom Purdue and attending major events from "Diary of a Wizard". Speaking of these three sites... they're really what inspired me to start blogging in 2010 & hosting events in 2012! 



Whether it's blogging or hosting events, I've come a far way in my life. Before I joined this community I had severe depression, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety. I also had recently lost two close family members - my grandmother from cancer & my aunt from a heart issue. I really didn't think life was worth living during this time. But things have changed. Sure, bad things do happen. But you have to push through because there's a lot more good than bad in our life. We have to be willing to see the good things even if it seems that there's more bad than good. I've changed so much since I joined this community. I will say that it's okay to talk to people. Playing this game & interacting with the community helped me open up to talk to counselors many years ago. I am so thankful to have moved past that time in my life and living a happy life. I would like to thank all of you & Kingsisle for making this an amazing 10 years. Now... it's time to end this post and make new memories for the next decade. ;) Until then, I made a montage of a few key moments that warmed my heart during my time here. Feel free to watch the video below! Thank you all again for reading this post. Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral. I love y'all! 

June 22, 2019

Are You Still There, Edward Lifegem?

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a wonderful June! It's crazy how fast time has gone by. The last time I made a blog post was just over a month ago. A few of you may be asking why exactly I haven't been making any new blog posts. Well... here's my answer!

Over the past month, I've been side questing on my myth wizard (for SpiralVision), preparing for our upcoming August in-game event, the Holiday Mashup, and I started a new job! I've clearly been most busy with the new job, but I've also been trying to edit some videos for the Holiday Mashup which keeps me busy the rest of the time outside of relaxing. I won't go into too much detail about what exactly I do, but I am excited to work where I work. It's been going quite well. Outside of my excitement for this new job, I am also excited about the upcoming Holiday Mashup!






Editing videos, like a few scenes from one video that I'm editing, and thinking up new epic activities have taken the longest. I am so excited to officially announce the event on July 4th! I'll also be hosting an epic raffle, thanks to Kingsisle. I hope you're able to enter this raffle. With that, this event will be one of the best events that we've ever had. Now is the time to start thinking about what you're going to wear at this year's event. :D



While it seems that I haven't been as active in the community as previous months/years, I still have many plans for this blog (especially since it's heading into its 10th year), the events, streaming, etc. I hope you're able to join us on our new adventures going forward. I'm still here & I'm not going anywhere. Thank you all again for your support. :) Let's make this Summer an epic one!

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May 25, 2019

The Making Of Wizard101 - 2008 vs 2019

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Today I wanted to share a project that I created via video software. In 2008, Kingsisle released a "Making of Wizard101" series to promote the release of Wizard101. I decided to update part of the video with my own gameplay from the current year, 2019. Feel free to watch it below by clicking on the play button below! Let me know what you think. ;)