May 20, 2018

The Importance Of Event Posts

Hi there!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Today I thought I'd make a new blog post talking about the importance of reading event posts. I usually make these type of posts a few weeks or possibly months before an event. I make these type of posts so you know what to do before an event - which in return makes the event less confusing. Today, I'm going to talk about a few highlights of these event posts that you should pay close attention to.

Reading the Activities section is very important because it describes what we'll be doing throughout the event day. If there are any activities, they'll be listed on the event post. The Twitch Link where we'll be streaming will also be provided. Streaming on Twitch has helped solve a lot of confusion as well. Please read the activities section before the day of the event so you're not confused about what we're going to do throughout the day.

The Video Guide 
We have video guides for our Run Events. If you watch the video posted on the website before the event, you'll know where to run during our events. Please watch this guide before the event day. You may have noticed that we also have contests surrounding this guide, so do enter those contests as well. This will help you out a lot on the day of the event.

Important Links 
One last section that we have in our event posts are the Important Links tab. If you scroll over these hyperlinks, they'll light up. You can click on them to access other important pages. This is also an important section of an event post. If you have any questions about events, you can click on the Contact Me link on future event posts. I hope to see you at one of our Summer Events! Until next time, I'll see you around the Spiral.

May 19, 2018

Dark Fairy Takeover 2018 Recap

Hello Wizards!

Today I was able to hang out with the community on my first day of Summer vacation! Last year, we had a Dark Fairy Takeover and I thought it would be awesome to have it once again this year. We started this event earlier this afternoon with our Dark Fairy Transformations. We flew around the commons, said hello to a few people in the Arena, and even defeated a few dark fairies. Although this was a simple event, it really makes me look forward to our Summer events. Thank you all so much for supporting us. I hope to see you at our next event, The Patriotic March, next month! Until then, here's a great recap video of the Dark Fairy Takeover from WhiteTiger93:

May 15, 2018

Wizard101's 10th Anniversary: Part One

Hello Wizards!

Our community manager, Tom Purdue, and Executive Producer of Wizard101 & Pirate101, Leah Ruben, released a Wizard101 10th Anniversary Video today! This video shows how much Wizard101 has grown since September of 2008. If you're interested in watching this very nostalgic video, just click on the play button below:

Dark Fairy Takeover: Saturday

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a wonderful week! Today, I want to make a post to let you know about an upcoming event that will take place this week, the Dark Fairy Takeover. Some of you may remember our event from last year. I'd love to see how many Dark Fairies we can get into the commons at one time. If you're interested in attending this event, please keep reading this blog post:

THIS SATURDAY - MAY 19th, 2018
1:00 pm CDT / 2:00 pm EDT

The Commons, Pixie Realm 

Twitch Stream

You can buy a Dark Fairy Transformation from the Crowns Shop for 75 Crowns and/or 500 Gold. Try to save enough where you can buy a few, especially if you arrive early. Let's see how many dark fairies we can get to take over Wizard City. Please keep this event family-friendly. I'll also be streaming this event if you would like to watch. Click on the link above to access my Twitch Channel. I hope to see you at the event. Until then, I'll see you around the Spiral. 

May 10, 2018

Happy 8th Birthday,!

Hi there!

I am proud to announce that today is this website's 8th Birthday. I made this website 8 years ago today to make blog posts about Wizard101. Since then, I've attended events such as the Diary of a Wizard events, had interviews, made posts about online safety, became a Pirate101 Fansite owner, and even started hosting events. Since 2010, I've made it a priority to bring more people in the community together using this website. These past 8 years have been a great experience!

As a backstory, I created this website on May 10th, 2010 with a good friend, Mary Dreamshade. We created our websites because we were inspired by many of the great Fansite owners - one of them being The Friendly Necromancer aka our community manager, Tom Purdue! The Friendly Necromancer, Ravenwood Radio, Diary of a Wizard & many other great fansites were fine examples of community leaders at that time. I was inspired by them to be a friend to those who needed a friend. 

Back in 2008, two years before the creation of my website, I had personal issues such as anxiety and depression due to a loss of close family members. I had these issues and didn't really care much about keeping friends, making new friends, or really much at all. This was until I joined Wizard101 after watching viewing an advertisement on television on July 4th, 2009. This was the date I decided to join Wizard101. 

Since joining Wizard101, my anxiety and depression have virtually disappeared, made a lot of great friends, chose a career path, and more. Now, not everything is perfect, but I am so glad I decided to move forward. I've been asked many times why I still play Wizard101 & make blog posts about it. The reason is to pass it forward just as the old community leaders have done for me when I joined during a tough time in my life. I want to help others who may be going through the same thing. This website has been used for 8 years to do just that. 

The Future Of This Website
The future is looking bright! I have a lot of plans for this website. One of these plans is to starting making blog posts again. I've been behind on my blog posts for a few years now. I miss making blog posts like I did during my first few years of blogging. I hope to make that type of return soon! I think it would be great to have more interviews, questing posts, and of course event posts. Speak of events.

We started streaming events last year to improve the quality of the events that we have. So far, it's been a success! We are always working hard to improve these events - and we do improve upon each event as we go. Compared to our first event, I'd say we've improved our events so much that even I don't mind boasting about the events - that's saying a lot because I don't like boasting! They have been great and I look forward to improving them. The purpose of these events will always be about bringing people together, but they'll never be about how many attend. I look forward to making many more event posts over the next who knows how many years.

I have a lot more planned and I hope you stick by to see these goals. I will continue making blog posts for years to come! A lot of you have stuck by me during tough times since the beginning and I am grateful for that. Thank you for all of your support. I look forward to making a difference in this community. Although I'm not a conventional fansite owner, I do care a lot about this community. I've stayed with y'all for over eight years (even before my website). I will continue staying here to try to make a positive difference in this community. Thank you for allowing me to do that! 

Thank You For Your Support

Your support over these past eight years has meant a lot to me. I thank you for your support whether you just now started supporting me or supported me for eight years. I also want to thank Kingsisle for giving me a chance to share news about this website and our events. I am also grateful for their support! Here's to many more years of Wizard101, Pirate101, Kingsisle, this community and to! Let's continue making a positive difference together!

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Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral!