April 8, 2018

Future Events - What Would You Like To See?

Hi there!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. The past week has been somewhat busy since I'm nearing the end of the semester. I have however been able to make more posts as of late since homework is settling down. Today, I wanted to ask everyone an important question about events. What would you like to see at events in the future?

We try to improve events as we have them. We look at the small mistakes we make at previous events and then find ways to not only fix those mistakes but make something even better. During the first few events early last year, we didn't have activities. Everyone waited for many hours up until our main event. Last Halloween we decided to add activities & streaming. Activities helped to make it a lot more fun to wait for the main activity and streaming helped provide an understanding of the event. Both reduced the amount of confusion for events - however, we're still promoting that we now stream these events. 

Our main goal will always be to bring the community closer together. The future is looking bright and I hope all of you are able to join us on this awesome journey. We're always open to ideas for improvement. Remember to let us know if you think we should add or remove something. Your support (that includes advice) means a lot to us. Well, I should get going because I have homework to do. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day! Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral. 

April 5, 2018

Fansite Festival - Sunday, April 15th: Autumn & Edward

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're excited about the upcoming Fansite Festival. The Fansite Festival is an annual event organized by @SheldonCentral. There is an entire day full of awesome activities put on by the Fansites of this community for both Wizard101 and Pirate101. We'll be throwing a Pirate101 event this year. Keep reading for more information not only about our event but other events that will take place!

Sunday, April 15th 
at 1:00 pm CDT / 2:00 pm EDT 

Avery's Office 
One Eyed Jack Realm


More Information
This year Autumn and I will be having a Pirate101 event where we all create new pirates and quest throughout the free areas in Pirate101. Shortly after, we'll do our very own NXP event in Skull Island. Will you join us to try our this amazing game? I hope you can join us! You will not need a membership to join this event, as we'll be questing and sinking ships in free areas in Pirate101. Try to create your pirate before the event - but remember not to quest without us! Hope you're able to see us (Silly Edward & Silly Autumn - our new pirate names) at this event. Here are a few steps you can do before you attend this event:

 Step 1
 Create a New Pirate on the Pirate101 Website

Step 2 
Watch The Stream on April 15th at 1:00 pm CDT

I hope you will also check out all of the other activities that will take place on the Fansite Festival Day! There are many Wizard101 and Pirate101 events that'll take place by other amazing hosts. Please check out more information by visiting (http://fansitefestival.com/events.html) or you can follow the Official Fansite Festival Twitter (https://twitter.com/FansiteFest). 

April 4, 2018

Bunny Run 2018: Recap!

Hello Wizards!

I hope all of you had an amazing Easter. We've been super busy lately, but I finally got around to making this post. The Bunny Run was an amazing event for many different reasons. The main reason was being able to bring the community together. Now, let's talk about a few highlights of the 2018 Bunny Run!

Early Morning
We logged on early in the morning to find early birds aka early bunnies standing around the commons to wait for the eventful day. We had a few dance parties and talked a bit about what we'd do later in the day. It is amazing to see that we have such dedicated wizards in this community that support events like this. I always look forward to talking to everyone who arrives early in the day (and a lot of those same people stay the entire day which is an amazing crazy - if there is such a thing). 

Activities Galore - Stream Started At 12:00 pm CDT
There were a lot of great people who enjoyed the activities that we threw for this event. A few of which were activities, unlike anything that has been done before. We started streaming around Noon that day. We had a Dance Party, Hide & Seek, a Mega Contest, Farmed Nightshade, had a Butterfly Swarm, & Egg Derby for our activities before our main event. We usually didn't have activities of this magnitude for events before October, but it was a change that we wanted to make the events more interactive and fun for everyone.Our awesome community manager gave us a code to giveaway to everyone where everyone could use a Butterfly Swarm Mount and we raided different areas with our butterfly mounts and also took pictures of all of the butterflies. You can view an amazing gif made by Iridian Willowglen below of all of us in the commons using these mounts. 

              Use the code "bunnyrun2018" for a free 1-Day Butterfly Swarm Mount

The Bunny Run 
We started running around Wizard City following our Bunny Run Guide which we usually to guide everyone where to go so nobody gets lost. I feel everyone knew exactly where to run this year which was great! It's nice that everyone did watch the guide - as a future notice, be sure to watch the guides that we put out so you know where to run during these events. We also make blog posts that describe what exactly we're going to do during the day before the actual Run Event.

Afterparty - Kaitlyn, Michael & Sarah
After our Run event, we went to the Afterparty houses where our amazing Cohosts, Kaitlyn Soulrider, Michael Wildflame & Sarah Skystrider. Each of our hosts had their own activities at their houses. Kaitlyn had a Scavenger Hunt, Michael had Housing Games & PvP and Sarah had an amazing Maze! The awesome thing about each house was that prizes were given away - even packs that were made by our awesome community manager that had quite a few awesome prizes included. The Afterparties were great to attend for those who were not able to make it to our activities or the Bunny Run itself. Thank you to our amazing hosts for hosting great parties! The Bunny Run was a lot of fun! 

Amazing Recap Videos 

A Major Thank You - Holiday Mashup Event Announcement 
Thank you all for all of your support. I want to thank all of the amazing streamers that hosted our event on Twitch. You all are great and it's nice that the community stuck together to promote a family-friendly community event. I also want to thank our hosts, port wizards & moderators for their hard work for each event. They do a lot so please do thank them for the hard work that they put into these events. These wouldn't happen if it wasn't for them! Our community manager, Tom Purdue, also helped out a ton by providing amazing codes & support for this event. Thank you so much, Tom, for supporting these events. The last but certainly not least group of people I'd like to thank is YOU. Thank you for your support of these events. Whether you're able to attend or not, your support means the world to me.

We'll always continue bringing this community together for years to come. We'll also improve these events to make them the very best (meaning fun) that they can be. Speaking of events.... I think it's time to announce our next major event... The HOLIDAY MASHUP! What is this Holiday Mashup Event? It'll be something that you won't want to miss out on. We're going to work even harder on this event. We'll see you in July (maybe before if you attend other small events) at the Holiday Mashup. Keep an eye out because more information about this event will be provided over the next few months! Enjoy this wonderful graphic made by the one and only Autumn Dreamwalker: