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. ;)

May 11, 2019

Edward Cringle Returns In A Whole New Way!

Ahoy Pirates!

I am happy to announce that I am bringing back my Edward Cringle posts. This time around, I've decided that I wanted to make videos of it instead of making recap posts. We'll be starting off on a random quest in Mooshu, but I hope you enjoy the rest of my journey through Pirate101 starting at the end of Mooshu. :) Feel free to watch the video by clicking on the play button below.

May 10, 2019

Kingsisle Dev Diary: The Deckathalon

Hello Wizards!

Kingsisle recently released another Kingsisle Dev Diary about the upcoming Deckathalon events! If you would like to learn more about these events, feel free to watch the video below. A new deckathalon event will soon be released on the live realm soon, so keep an eye out on Kingsisle's official social media pages for more information about that.

Happy 9th Birthday, edwardlifegem.com!

Hi there!

Today's a very special day for this website because we're celebrating its 9th Birthday! Nine Years Ago, May 10th, 2010, I decided to create this website with Mary Dreamshade from "The Pie Loving Necromancer" to start blogging about a game that I love, Wizard101. Since then, we've made so many memories!



I created my website using the domain edwardwintergem.blogspot.com. My original purpose was to share my ice wizard, Edward Wintergem, adventures with everyone. This included farming for specific pets, attending events, and of course, questing! One specific topic that I would often blog about starting out in 2010 was the upcoming world of Celestia! Let's just say I couldn't wait to see this new world released to the public. Kingsisle would often hint at this world by releasing concept art & such, but waited awhile to officially release the world. I made a handful of blog posts about Celestia, but as soon as it was released, I started questing instead of blogging. Oops!



After leveling all six of my wizards at the time, I started paying more attention to reading blogs such as "The Friendly Necromancer" and attending events from another Official Fansite, "Diary of a Wizard". I was not as active in the community at the time and everyone who knew me knew that I was shy. As time progressed, I became less shy & more open. With that, I made many new friends! I also decided to start blogging again during the following year, 2011. I continued making many new Wizard101 blog posts throughout that year and through 2012. 



In early 2012, Kingsisle announced a new game called Pirate101. I knew that I wanted to blog about this game because I loved pirates and really, the first online game that I tried playing was Pirates of the Carribean Online. Although, I must say that it lagged quite a bit since my computer was blah! :P Anyway, Pirate looked amazing and I started making many posts about events & my questing adventures (Edward Cringle to be specific). At the current time of this blog post being published, I believe more than half of the posts made (currently standing at 1,807) are Pirate-related. GO Pirate!



It's 2019, nine years to the day after I created this website. I must say that it's been such a great adventure! As we head into my blog's decaversary, I hope to continue bringing the community together through new blog posts, events, and more. Thank you all for supporting this website whether you just started reading today or have been reading since day one! Let's continue this adventure together.  Feel free to read all of my current May 10th posts by clicking on the dates/links below. 

May 10th, 2019

To end this post, I made a short montage of most of the headers that I've used over the years! Some of you may think that I've used the current header (at the top of the blog) the entire time I've been here, but I've used various headers for this website over the past nine years. Anyway, I'll leave you all to watching the video below. Thank you all so much for reading this post & supporting this website.  Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral. Onwards to 10 years!