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Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween in Pandanda!

It's finally Halloween! Put on a costume and go trick-or-treating around Pandanda Land. While you are looking for the Pumpkin Fest candy, make sure to look for the special Halloween prize that I have hidden somewhere in Pandanda. The hidden Halloween prize will be available until the  Pumpkin Festival ends on Thursday, November 3rd.

October 31st isn't just Halloween - it's also my 3rd birthday in Pandanda! I will making some surprise visits to Pandanda today to check out everyone's costumes, and I hope I might get some of you to sing Happy Birthday to me!

The fun doesn't end today. On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 1st and 2nd, we will be celebrating Day of the Dead. This is a holiday that has roots in Mexico, but is observed throughout the world. Day of the Dead is a time of celebration in honor and remembrance of friends and family members who have died. There will be a special Day of the Dead prize available in the catalog at Clothing Co. on those two days.

I am still working on the Costume photo album, and hope to have it ready by Tuesday. I will also post a few pictures right here in my blog.

Happy Halloween!
Henry

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Costume Day Today!

Happy Costume Day! I hope you are all having fun showing off your cool Pandanda costumes! Just in case you need a little inspiration, take a look at this picture sent in by Ursulet7. This was the very first costume picture to arrive at screenshots@pandanda.com today!

Remember, if you think you have an awesome or unusual Pandanda Halloween costume, send me at picture to screenshots@pandanda.com. Make sure to include your Panda name! I'll choose some pictures to show on my blog, and put all of them into a photo album that everyone can see!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Costume Day Thursday!

Thursday is Costume Day in Pandanda! Halloween is creeping closer and closer, so come celebrate the season and show off your favorite Pandanda costume!

I have seen some really interesting and creative costumes during the Pumpkin Festival, where pandas have taken parts of different costumes, and mixed and matched them in cool and unique ways. If you think you have a really awesome costume, send me a picture of your player card so I can check it out. You can send your pictures to screenshots@pandanda.com.

You've still got one week of Pumpkin Fest left to collect Halloween candy to trade for the items in the Cauldron of Prizes. That should be plenty of time to get all of the prizes that you want! And next week you have a chance to get 2 special gifts - one on Halloween Day and one for the two-day Day of the Dead celebration! I'll tell you more about those days soon!

Henry

Monday, October 24, 2011

Goodbye Year 2, Hello Year 3!

UPDATE! You can get the free 2nd Anniversary Gift from the clothing catalog at Clothing Co. on East Market Street. Fitch has also added a couple of wickedly cool Halloween items, so check them out! If you don't see the new items, make sure to log out of Pandanda, then log back in!

Don't forget, we are having a mini-celebration today of the 2nd Anniversary of Pandanda's Official Launch! Two years ago today, Pandanda officially threw its doors open to the world! It has been a great two years, thanks to all of you awesome pandas who spend your time in Pandanda Land!

Bring on Year 3 in Pandanda!
I've already made one visit to Pandanda early this morning, and I am getting ready to make the second of my 4 visits. The Mods and I are playing lots of games of Bunny Chase and Ghosts of Misty Hill  for Panda Gold today, so get in on the fun! Remember, when playing for Panda Gold, no potions are allowed. And since today is a special day, instead of only being able to win one time the whole day, you can win once from each Moderator (and from me)! Play fair, have fun, be happy!

The rest of my visits today will be at 9am Pandanda Time, 3pm Pandanda Time, and 8pm Pandanda Time. You can click the links for each of those times to see what time it will be where you live.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

2nd Pandaversary!

2 years! Can you believe it?
Make sure to visit Pandanda tomorrow, October 24th, to help us celebrate Pandanda's 2 Year Launch Anniversary. Pandanda ended our beta testing period on October 23rd, 2009 and launched our great site for everyone to experience on Launch Day, October 24th, 2009!

It has been a fun two years, and I am looking forward to having even MORE fun in Year 3! Do you remember some of the new things in Year 2? The Official Pandanda Blogroll was started in Pandanda's 2nd year, recognizing many of the incredible blogs about Pandanda that you all have created and maintain. I also moved and improved my Blog, adding links to photo albums of pictures that you sent in.

Questy Greybeard arrived in Pandanda Land with a catalog of Quest rewards for sale, as Questers reached higher and higher Levels. At Level 50, Questers were able to summon their very own Dragon Companions in a challenging series of Quests. Lower level Questers were also able to buy Pony and Horse Companions.

The Panda Gold program started this year, giving you new ways to get Elite memberships by buying or earning Panda Gold. Mods can also award Panda Gold in Pandanda during special games of Bunny Chase and Ghosts of Misty Hill.

Wow, I got so wrapped up in remembering the cool stuff that happened during Pandanda's 2nd year that I almost forgot to tell you...I am going to be paying some visits to Pandanda tomorrow during the 2nd Anniversary Celebration!  I will visit at 2am Pandanda Time, 9am Pandanda Time, 3pm Pandanda Time, and 8pm Pandanda Time. You can click the links for each of those times to see what time it will be where you live.

If you've got a Launch shirt from way back on October 24, 2009, tomorrow would be a great day to wear it! I look forward to seeing all my Panda Pals tomorrow!

Party on, Pandas!
Henry

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ghost Potion Day Pictures

Happy Ghost Potion Day!
Pandanda certainly was a spooky place on Tuesday! There were so many ghostly pandas floating around that it sometimes looked like a fog had settled onto the streets.

I had a lot of fun spiriting around with my fellow ghosts. We discovered that ghosts can't fish, but they can catch bunnies! We even paid a visit to Draco the Ghost in the Parlour. I'm sure he was pleased to have some company!
Visiting Draco in the Parlour


Check out these creative pictures of Ghost Potion Day sent in by some of your fellow Pandanda citizens:
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You can see all of the pictures I took during Ghost Potion Day, as well as the pictures that you sent me, in the Ghost Potion Day Album on Facebook. Go take a look!

Henry

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ghost Potion Day!

BOO!!!!  Did I scare you? No?? Maybe that's because you are already a ghostly panda for Ghost Potion Day today!

What's that? You say you are not a ghostly panda? Well, what are you waiting for?! Visit Paige in Bear Hollow and buy a few bottles of her Haunted Potion, and drink it up! Instant panda ghost!

I am going to make some surprise visits to Pandanda today, and I'd love to see all my panda pals looking like spooky ghosts! You can help! When you are playing in Pandanda today, remind everyone that it is Ghost Potion Day. If someone doesn't know how to become a ghost, invite them to follow you to Bear Hollow, and introduce them to Paige. Then they can buy some Haunted Potions, too!

And pictures! I'd love to see pictures of the different rooms of Pandanda filled with ghosts! How many ghosts can you get in a room? Can you get everyone in the room to be a ghost at the same time? How about a ghost dance at the Purple Door? Be spooky and creative! You can send your pictures to screenshots@pandanda.com.

OOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Henry

Monday, October 17, 2011

Prepare to Haunt Pandanda!


Happy Monday, everyone! The Pumpkin Festival has really gotten off to an awesome start! I hope you were able to spend some time in Pandanda over the weekend, collecting Halloween candy to trade for cool things from the Cauldron of Prizes.

Don't forget to check out the new items in Fitch's catalog at the Clothing Co. on East Market Street. You'll find some brand new things, as well as some old favorites in new colors. I've been really impressed at some of the outfits you fashionable pandas come up with. You really know how to mix and match, and accessorize!

Make sure to stock up your backpack with Paige's Haunted Potions today, because tomorrow is Ghost Potion Day! I challenge you to keep yourself a ghost the whole time you are in Pandanda tomorrow! The Haunted Potion is just 15 coins.

You can earn coins by selling the fish you catch to Fishy Joe, by selling fruits and veggies to Tammy or Farmer Dan, selling gems and coal to Jim. You can also earn coins by playing the mini games, Bunny Chase, and Ghosts of Misty Hill. I've heard that if you are good at Dragon's Revenge and Dragon's Treasure, you can really earn a bunch of coins in a short time!

Happy Hunting (for Halloween Candy!)
Henry

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pumpkin Festival Has Begun!

 
The Pumpkin Festival is happening now! There are so many cool things to see and do! Paige has Haunted Potions so you can turn yourself into a ghost! You can buy jack-o'-lanterns from Farmer Ned at Harvest Grove to decorate your treehouse. And have you seen all of the awesome new clothes and accessories at the Clothing Co? 

You can find Draco the Ghost in the Parlour with new Quests for you. A secret entrance to the Parlour has been added somewhere in Pandanda. Have you found it yet?

And don't forget about the candy! All over Pandanda (except in treehouses) you can find Halloween candy. Make sure to pick it up when you see it. The candy will go in your pumpkin basket on the right side of your screen, where it will show how many pieces of candy you have collected. Then head over to West Market Street to visit the Cauldron of Prizes to trade your candy for some really excellent prizes!

Visiting the Cauldron of Prizes on West Market St.
This is just the first day of the Pumpkin Festival. It will continue until November 3rd, so you have plenty of time to collect candy and enjoy the Festival!

Party on, Pandas!
Henry

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pumpkin Festival Starts Tomorrow!


It's almost time! Almost time for the residents of Pandanda to decorate with pumpkins and jack-o'-lanterns, and to play spooky music. Almost time for the ghosts to leave Misty Hill and float all around the island. And almost time to hunt for Halloween candy scattered all over Pandanda Land and to collect it in your pumpkin basket, then trade it at the Cauldron of Prizes for really cool stuff!

Yes, the Pumpkin Festival begins tomorrow, and I am so excited! This is one of my favorite festivals! In addition to the awesome decorations, music and prizes, there will be some extra Quests. You'll also be able to shop for Halloween costumes from the Clothing Co on East Market Street.

I think you will really like what the Cauldron of Prizes has to trade for the candy you collect! Nope, I'm not giving you any hints! Everything will be revealed tomorrow! You'll have almost 3 whole weeks to collect enough candy to get all of the prizes. The Pumpkin Festival will end on November 3rd.

There are some other fun events coming up soon. Tuesday the 18th is Ghost Potion Day, and Thursday the 27th is Costume Day. Both of those events have been added to the Pandanda Calendar, so check them out!

Prepare for the Festival!
Henry

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Orange Panda Day Review

Thanks for making Orange Panda day so...ummm....ORANGE!  I saw bunches of you in your orange Panda Paint, clothes and accessories during my visits today. Even the red dragons looked kind of orange! It really makes me happy to see so many of you participating and having fun on special days.

Orange you surprised?
I've downloaded the pictures you sent in for Orange Day, and have put them in an Orange Day Photo Album on Facebook. Just click on that link to view the cool pictures. I bet you will see at least one panda that you know, and you may even spot yourself!

Here are just a few of the pictures from the Orange Day Album:
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Just one more day until the Pumpkin Festival starts! I'll tell you more about it in my next post!

Party on, Pandas!
Henry

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Orange as a Pumpkin in Pandanda!


Ooooh, I am really starting to get excited about October! This is one of my most favorite times of the year! I love the cooler weather, and the leaves on the trees turning to beautiful colors of red, yellow and ORANGE. It seems everywhere I look, ORANGE pumpkins are starting to appear, some even already carved up as jack-o-lanterns.

The Pumpkin Festival will begin on Friday, with lots of Halloween candy around Pandanda land for you to collect and trade for cool Pumpkin Festival prizes. To help us get into the spirit for the festival, let's celebrate tomorrow with the 2nd Annual ORANGE PANDA DAY!

I want to see everyone dressed in ORANGE tomorrow! There is orange Panda Paint in the clothing catalog at the Clothing Co. on East Market Street that everyone can buy. It's just 50 coins! So make your Panda orange, then pile on anything else you have in your closet that is orange. Make the pumpkins jealous of your glowing ORANGE color!

 I will be making some surprise visits to Pandanda tomorrow to see all of the ORANGE. You can also send me pictures of you and your friends having fun on ORANGE DAY. If you take a bunch of pictures, choose just one, or make a collage of photos into one image, then send it to me at screenshots@pandanda.com, with ORANGE DAY in the subject line. Make sure to include your panda name in your email. I'll post some here on my blog, and put them all into a Facebook album.

Orange you glad it's October?
Henry

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pictures from Hat Day

 Thanks for making Hat Day so much fun! I've posted all of the pictures that you sent to me in a Facebook Hat Day Album . Remember, you don't have to have a Facebook account to view the album. Just click that link and you'll be able to see the pictures.

Here are just a few of the cool pictures of pandas in hats!

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Don't forget, you've only got a couple more days to collect Golden Tickets to redeem for Zing's last prize. Zing will leave late Sunday night, so make sure you have gotten your prize before then! You don't want to miss out!

Have a great weekend friends!
Henry

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hat Day Today!



It's time to decorate your head! Look through your closet, or go shopping at the Clothing Co. for something cool, funny, awesome, or crazy to wear on your head for Hat Day!

Make sure to take some pictures of you and your friends showing off your hats. You can send them to me at screenshots@pandanda.com. Please only send one or two of your very best pictures, and put HAT DAY in your email subject line.  I'll choose some pictures to post in my blog, and post the rest to an album on Facebook so everyone can enjoy them!

I tip my hat to you!
Henry

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October is Here!

I hope your October has gotten off to a grand start! Zing has revealed his 4th prize to finish off his construction theme. Many of you already have it, but if you don't, you still have until Sunday to collect ten tickets and get the prize before Zing leaves.

The October calendar has some fun events scheduled - Orange Color Day is Wednesday, October 12th, the Pumpkin Festival begins on Friday, October 14th, Pandanda's 2nd Anniversary is on Monday, October 24th, and, of course, Halloween is on Monday, October 31st.

But that's not all! I've planned a few other events that will be added to the calendar soon. I've  added a Ghost Potion Day on Tuesday, October 18th. Yes, the Ghost Potions will be returning for the Pumpkin Festival, and I want to see Pandanda haunted by hundreds of ghosts on that day!

And what would October be without a Halloween Costume Day? I expect to see lots of costumed Pandas on Thursday, October 27th

Let's get in the costume spirit tomorrow by celebrating costumes for your head - Hat Day! Look through your closet, find your favorite hat, and wear it all day tomorrow, October 6th. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's head covered by something interesting!

Party on, Pandas!
Henry