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Friday, March 30, 2012

The Hunt Has Begun!

The big, pink Easter Bunny has finally arrived, scattering and hiding Easter Eggs all over Pandanda (except in treehouses). He has settled himself on West Market Street, and is ready to trade some awesome prizes for the Easter Eggs you collect!

You can also now buy pandaNUNU's winning Spring Theme Player Card Background! Look for it in the clothing catalog at Clothing Co. on East Market Street. Make sure to say "Congrats" to pandaNUNU if you run into her on Pandanda!

Happy Hunting!
Henry

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Got Your Easter Baskets Ready?

Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop! That's the sound of the Easter Bunny hopping his way to Pandanda to hide his Easter Eggs for the Annual Pandanda Egg Hunt. You only have to wait a little while longer before he arrives this Friday...hey, that's tomorrow!

After he arrives, you'll be able to find the Easter Bunny at West Market Street, near the entrance to the Purple Door. Make sure to pay him a visit to see what his prizes are.

I know a lot of you are looking forward to some new spring fashions! Fitch, the well-dressed owner of the Clothing Co. wants everyone to know that he will have the latest spring outfits in his shop on April 1st. Happy shopping!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Annual Pandanda Easter Egg Hunt Starts Friday!

Hey there, Panda Pals!

Each year, spring brings warmer weather, fresh green grass, and beautiful flowers. And in Pandanda, spring also brings the Easter Bunny! Yes, that giant pink Bunny will be back in Pandandaland this Friday, hiding brightly colored eggs all over the place (except in treehouses).

Then the fun really begins! Collect as many eggs in your basket as you can, then visit E.Bunny in West Market Street to trade them for his springtime prizes! I wonder what surprises he will have for us this year? I guess we will all find out on Friday!

I'm hopping with excitement!
Henry

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Zing's Last Day!

Hello Friends!

That traveling panda, Zing Ballyhoo, has spring fever and will be leaving Pandanda today, continuing his search for cool and interesting prizes to give when he returns. I also heard a rumor that the Easter Bunny asked Zing for a little help in picking out some prizes for the Easter Egg Hunt that starts this week. Of course, Zing was more than happy to help!

You want to make sure that you have traded your 10 Golden Tickets to Zing before he leaves this evening. He has his bags packed and is ready to go, but you have until about 11:59 pm Pandanda Time today to get the prize. I wouldn't wait too late, though, because sometimes Zing slips away a little early!

Speaking of the Easter Bunny, he is busy coloring thousands of eggs in preparation for the annual Pandanda Egg Hunt! Starting on Friday, March 30th, you will be able to hunt for Easter Eggs all over Pandanda, then trade them to the Easter Bunny for his super prizes! I can't wait to see what he has for us this year!



Party on, Pandas!
Henry

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Theme Player Card Contest WINNERS!

The judges have finished their judging for the Spring Theme Player Card Contest, and once again, you made it a very hard job for us! We really enjoyed looking at all of the cute, creative, and interesting designs submitted. So, in addition to choosing one Grand Prize Winner, we also chose five Honorable Mentions!

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the 2012 Spring Theme Player Card Drawing Contest is:   
pandaNUNU!
Congratulations to pandaNUNU! She will have her design turned into an actual player card background with her name on it by our graphic artists, to be available in Pandanda during the Easter Egg Hunt that begins on March 30th. She will also receive:

  • a 6-month Elite Membership Gift Certificate
  • 5000 Panda Power
  • 200 Panda Gold

And here are the five Honorable Mention designs:

From left to right, the Honorable Mention artists are orangeclie, HI8642, carina1998, Drusilla, and Buster55555. Each of those players will receive a 1-month Elite Membership Gift Certificate. Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to the contest. All of us here at Pandanda appreciate the time, effort, and creativity you put into your drawing. Since there were so many great entries, you can look for even more designs to appear for sale in future catalogs!

I am planning another contest for April, one that won't require any artistic ability! Watch my blog for more information in April!

Party on, Pandas!
Henry

Monday, March 19, 2012

Welcome Spring Party Tomorrow!

After the cold and snowy winter, Pandanda is finally ready for spring! The official First Day of Spring is tomorrow, so let's celebrate with a Welcome Spring Party!

I will be visiting three times during the Welcome Spring Party, so I hope to see all of my old friends, as well as meet new friends! Remember, if you have never met me before, you can send me a Friend Request and I will add you as a friend. When I add you as a friend, you will get a cool "I Met Henry" t shirt!

I will be visiting Pandanda at 12:01AM11AM, and 5PM Pandanda Time (Pacific Daylight Time) tomorrow. You can click the link for each time to see what time it will be where you live. I plan to visit as many servers as I can during each of my visits, so if one server is full, just wait for me on another!

Zing Ballyhoo has his second prize available today. Collect 10 Golden Tickets so you can get the prize from Zing. It could come in handy in case of sudden rainstorms!

See you soon!
Henry

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh - which is Gaelic for "St. Patrick's Day Blessings upon you!"  I hope you are getting into the Irish spirit by wearing as much green as you can - green Panda Paint, green clothes, green accessories. You can even buy an Irish flag t-shirt!

Make sure to dance an Irish jig over to the Clothing Co. on East Market Street so you can get your free St. Patrick's Day gift from the Clothing Catalog. I hope you like it!

Party on in Green, Pandas!
Henry

Friday, March 16, 2012

Ready for St. Patrick's Day?

Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, and you know what that means! You don't? Well, let me tell you! It means you should wear green for luck AND you should make sure to log into Pandanda to get your free St. Patrick's Day gift. Head over to the Clothing Co. on East Market Street, then check out the catalog for your gift.

If you haven't gotten Zing Ballyhoo's prize yet, you still have a couple of days to collect 10 Golden Tickets to trade to him for his prize. Zing will have a brand new prize first thing Monday morning, but you can still get his first prize until Sunday evening.

All of your entries for the Spring Theme Player Card Drawing Contest have been downloaded and are now in the hands of the judges. We are going to have a very hard time choosing a winner from so many excellent submissions. I will announce the winner here in my blog on Wednesday, March 21st. Good luck to everyone who entered!

You should also mark your calendars for next Tuesday's Welcome Spring Party! I will be making some visits during the day to help you all celebrate the first day of Spring. I will let you know soon at what time I will visit.

Party on, Pandas!
Henry

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Last Day for Drawing Contest!

Hello to all you creative pandas!

Today is your very last chance to send in your entry for the Spring Theme Player Card Drawing Contest. Entries must be received at contest@pandanda.com no later than 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 21st in my Blog.

I've seen a lot of you already wearing Zing Ballyhoo's first gift. Looks like he's in a springtime/St. Patrick's Day mood! If you don't have Zing's gift yet, just collect 10 Golden Tickets from all around Pandanda, then trade them to Zing at the Tree House Lobby.

Make sure to log in this Saturday, March 17th for your free St. Patrick's Day gift. And don't forget to wear green!

Henry

Monday, March 12, 2012

Hello Zing Ballyhoo!

Zing is back! Visit him at his gold and blue tent in Tree House Lobby to say "Hi!", then set out on your search for his Golden Tickets. Zing has scattered Golden Tickets all over Pandanda, except in tree houses.

Once you have 10 tickets, you can visit Zing again to exchange them for one of his prizes. Remember, you can only choose one Zing prize each week, so make sure to choose carefully! Not sure how many tickets you have collected? Just click on the Golden Ticket icon near the top right of your screen to find out.

There are just two days left to get your Spring Theme Player Card Contest entries in! The judges are really enjoying looking at all of your submissions!

Happy Hunting for Golden Tickets!
Henry

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Zing Ballyhoo Returns on Monday!

Zing Ballyhoo's blue and gold tent has been set up at Tree House Lobby, ready for Zing's return tomorrow! I know we are all exited to see Zing again, and everyone is wondering what his prizes will be. After Zing arrives, you can start looking for his Golden Tickets all over Pandanda (except in tree houses). When you have 10 Golden Tickets, you can visit Zing and exchange your tickets for his prize!

Have you seen the new items in the Clothing Catalog and the House & Tree Catalog? If you visit the Clothing Co. on East Market Street you can browse the Clothing Catalog for new St. Patrick's Day items. You can also buy a snowboard, stocking cap and goggles, and a warm earflap hat. And in your tree house, check out the House & Tree Catalog for a sparkling pot of gold to decorate your home!

There are just a few days left to get your entry in for the Spring Theme Player Card Background Contest! You  have until 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, March 14th to send your drawing in to us. Find directions and the rules of the contest in the Spring Theme Player Card Drawing Contest! post on March 1st,  and in the Contest Update post on March 5th.

Party on, Pandas!
Henry

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pandanda Hat Day!


Hey Pandas!

Today's the day to prepare for Zing Ballyhoo's arrival on Monday by wearing your favorite hat! There have been lots of cool and crazy hats, and other stuff to wear on your head, given out as prizes and gifts in the years that Pandanda has been open. And even more hats have been available in the many different clothing catalogs that have been published.

So let's see every furry panda head covered with some kind of fabulous hat today. You might even want to see how many different hats you can wear while you play today. And if you wear a hat with a certain "character", why not try out your acting skills and become that character! Pirate, Roman soldier, jester, Uncle Sam, princess, knight, wizard, Santa Claus - there are so many possibilities!

You can even vote in the new poll to let us know how many hats you have in your Pandanda closet! The poll is only open for 24 hours, so get your vote in!

Just a reminder, the deadline for submitting your Spring Theme Player Card Background drawings is getting closer, but you still have until 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, March 14th to send your drawing in to us. You can read more about it in my Spring Theme Player Card Drawing Contest! post on March 1st,  and in the Contest Update post on March 5th. Remember, you can include a suggestion for a simple animation for your background.

I tip my Hat to you all!
Henry

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mystery Mail!

Hi Panda Pals!

I received an interesting letter in the mail today. There was no name or return address, and all the message said was "See you on Monday!" It was written on the back of this:
Hmmmmm. I wonder who could have sent me that letter? It's such a mystery!
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LOL, well, of course, we all know which of our Pandanda citizens that Golden Ticket belongs to - the amazing Zing Ballyhoo! Zing will be setting up his gold and blue tent in Pandanda for a short visit starting Monday, March 12th. He will scatter Golden Tickets all over Pandanda for you to collect and trade to him for his always unique prizes!

Zing's gold top hat is one of his most unmistakable features. To help us get into the spirit for Zing's return, let's have a cool Hat Day this Friday! Start looking through your closet to find your favorite hat. Can't pick just one favorite? That's ok! Wear them all (one at a time, of course!)

Party on, Pandas!
Henry

Monday, March 5, 2012

Spring Theme Player Card Drawing Contest Update

Hi everyone!

The Spring Theme Player Card Drawing Contest is going great! We have seen some beautiful and creative player card background drawings, and even a few with animation suggestions. We can't wait to see more! Remember, entries must be received at contest@pandanda.com no later than 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 21st in my Blog.

I want to take a minute to remind everyone to read the contest rules carefully. Many of the entries we have received are not eligible win the contest because they did not follow the Rules of the Contest.

1. Your entry must be sent from the email address that your Pandanda account is registered to. An easy way to make sure that you are using the right address is by logging into your Account Management page. When you log in there with your panda name and password, you will see the email address that you used when you created your account. This is the email address that you must send your contest entry from.

2. You must make sure that your panda's name is in your email. Otherwise, how can we know which panda to award the Grand Prize to?You can also use your panda name as the name for the image file you send.

3. Your drawing must be completely your own work. Whether you use crayons on paper, or a drawing/painting program on your computer, everything on your drawing must be created by you.

4. You may only send in ONE entry each day.

So, what can you do if you think you sent in an entry that did not follow those rules? If you sent your entry from the wrong email address, send it again from the right address. If you didn't put your panda name in your email, send your entry again and include your panda name. If you sent more than one entry on one day, you can send those entries again, but this time send just ONE each day for the rest of the contest. And if you sent a drawing that wasn't your own work, you still have plenty of time to design and draw your own, original player card background!

Here are some things you need to enter the contest:
You can read my original Contest announcement here. And if you have questions, you can send them to that same contest@pandanda.com address.

Happy drawing!
Henry

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Theme Player Card Drawing Contest!

Happy March, Panda Pals!

Let's get this month off to a great start with the first contest of 2012 - a Spring Theme Player Card Drawing Contest!

This goal of this contest is to design and submit a drawing of a player card background using the template of a player card provided. We recommend you use this template, since it shows the placement of where the Panda image appears on top of the Player Card and how it will cover the design.

The theme of your background should be Springtime. If you like, you can suggest a simple animation for your background (for example, the falling snow on the village scene in last year's Winter Festival background.)

For hand-drawn entries, we suggest that you first print a copy of the template, and then create your drawing on that. Hand-drawn images will need to be scanned into your computer or turned into a digital picture using a digital camera so they can be emailed to us. If you use a camera to take a picture of your drawing, make sure it is well-lit and in focus. We want to be able to see your drawing at its best!

All entries must be emailed to us in the format of a digital image (in one of the following formats: jpg, gif, tiff, bmp, pdf, png). Entries that are not in one of those formats will be disqualified.

There is a limit of one entry per email address (the one you used when you created your panda) per day. Entries must be received at contest@pandanda.com no later than 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 21st in my Blog.

Prizes:
One Grand Prize will be awarded by our panel of judges.

The Grand Prize winner will have their design turned into an actual player card background by our graphic artists to be used in the game, and will also receive:
  • a 6-month Elite Membership Gift Certificate
  • 5000 Panda Power
  • 200 Panda Gold

The really cool part is that the winning design will feature the winning Panda's name on the card - which could even make your Panda pretty famous - who knows? The winner's new Player Card Background will be available during the Easter Egg Hunt Festival that begins on March 30th.

To submit your entry (have your parent or guardian help you):
  • Read and obey the rules. Entering the competition means that you and your parent/guardian agree to the rules. A complete list of the rules can be found here. If you are under 13 years old, please ask your parent or guardian to review them with you, along with our website Terms of Use, specifically with regard to the use of submissions you send to us.
  • Ask your parent or guardian to email your entry to contest@pandanda.com from their email address, the one they used when they signed you up for Pandanda. Your entry MUST come from the email address that we have on file for your Pandanda account.You can see what that email address is by logging into your Account Management page.
  • Type the words "Player Card Drawing Contest" in the subject line of the email.
  • Type your Panda name in the text of the email for example "Panda Name: Paige."
  • Do NOT include your real name, house address, phone number, or password.
  • Email your entry for Pandanda to receive it no later than Wednesday, March 14th at 11:59pm, Pacific Standard Time (PST). You may only send in one entry per Pandanda account per day.
 I can't wait to see your entries. I know there are some very creative pandas out there in Pandanda Land!

Happy drawing!
Henry