If you’re reading this, my twitter account has been deactivated. No need to worry about that, because it was purely out of choice. I’d like to share my last tweets here.
So why am I doing this? It’s simple. The experiment is over. Club Penguin blogging and social media for me was incredibly special, but it was never designed to be a lifestyle. It was an experiment. I have wanted to be a journalist since I was very young, and these jobs gave me incredibly valuable experience that I will take into college and my first full-time occupation. I am now writing freelance for my own sports related website, and I am working with incredible professionals while doing so. None of the communications skills I have today would have been acquired without Club Penguin, and that was the sheer goal of this project.
This game changed a kid who got bullied in elementary school to an incredibly happy human being that is doing what he loves to do- write and report.
This site will stay up forever. I hope you look upon this blog with pride, because I did not make it, you did. Without you, none of this would be possible.
So I hope you take from my story and make something out of your Club Penguin journey. I hope someone continues the events I created. I hope you treat everyone with respect, because like me, I came to the community because I wanted a friend. I hope the community stays in tact and even grows stronger, because the power of a community can never be overstated.
Thank you for being my friends, thank you for supporting me, and thank you for making my childhood better.
I was just amazed by all the media attention and love that Club Penguin got on its final day, and the number of penguins that got online one last time. Here are pictures I took of the server lists at around 7:00 PM PST- around the time the peak number of penguins logged on.
While these stats are nothing like they were in CP’s peak years, you can tell that this game meant so much to a whole lot of people.
Thank you, Club Penguin, for everything you’ve done. Waddle on.
Can you believe it? Our childhood game is closing forever in less than 48 hours. I never thought I’d see this day coming, but let’s make the best of it.
Today I would love to share with you some untold stories of people I met or places I went that are some of my most vivid memories in Club Penguin. So, here we go.
Graser 8 made me an owner on his chat for making a Zebra Joke.
Graser 8, or Graser 10 as you may know him, is a very well known Youtube personality. Back in the day, the community really centered around XAT chats, and Graser 8 owned one of the most popular ones around. One day, Graser thought the word “Zebre” was really funny, so I made a joke about Zebras. He made me an owner on his chat for making a Zebra joke. I doubt he remembers this, but I remember it very vividly. That was one of the funniest things that’s ever happened to me, and I’ll probably never forget it, especially since he has gotten really huge on youtube. Here’s a very low quality picture of Graser and I on the TrackCP chat room in 2011. I was a moderator before I was made an owner. (Taken from Youtube)
I worked for a huge blog and almost ruined a huge party.
This story is one I actually don’t remember very well, but it is very evident on video. I was an Author on the now extinct theclubpenguincheats.com, which was one of the most popular Club Penguin fan blogs back in the day. My colleagues Luckyboy777 and Happyblue128 and I decided to host a party on the island, and a lot of people came. Being totally inexperienced at party throwing, I kept moving around and taking crowds with me. I almost split the party up so bad that people started leaving, and it is all caught on video. I sit back, watch this video, and laugh, because the times sure have changed.
I played games with Cool Times every Friday night.
Around the time that the new friends list was released and stories of all these new moderator names were coming out, I realized that a moderator by the name of Cool Times accidentally left her penguin name unblocked in the Featured Igloos picture (a small image on the community page) and I guess I was one of the only ones to notice. I added her using the brand new buddy search system and she accepted right away. I quickly figured out that she went to the server Abominable every Friday night about 7:00 PM my local time to judge igloos for that week’s Featured igloo. Well, it got to the point where we became really good friends on the island and we would meet up every Friday night and play a couple games. I don’t think she thought that I knew she was a moderator, and that goes to show how genuinely nice the Club Penguin staff is. Here’s a postcard I got from her inviting me to play Card Jitsu one night:
I met Happy77 for the first time in the least possible way.
So if you have been playing Club Penguin for a long time, chances are, you probably know about the Beta Team. The Beta Team was a series of beta tests for new games for Club Penguin, and one of them was a new chat system test with 11 test servers to play on. On the last day of the test, I went onto Test Server 1 and waited at the town in hopes that a moderator would come. I think you know how this story ends.
I met Happy and added her, which also led to me meeting her again, just in time to film an official video for the April Fools party a few months later.
This picture was taken as she was explaining what she wanted us to do for the video. Footage from that meeting was used for the video below. Unfortunately, I was cropped out.
I met my first mascot on Club Penguin by waiting for THREE HOURS!
Back in 2009, there was no such thing as meet-up times, so to meet a Mascot, you had to guess where they would be, and this could be very hard. Tracking chats would be developed where a whole chat would all check different servers and the process would go a lot quicker. During the Penguin Play Awards 2009, I had not yet discovered tracking chats, so I had to look for mascots myself. I really wanted to meet Aunt Arctic, but never had luck, so I did my research. I found out that mascots during the party had gone on the servers Mammoth, Frozen, Abominable, and Blizzard very frequently. So, I took matters into my own hands, and waited for THREE HOURS on the server Blizzard, waiting for a mascot to come.
I saw a lot of penguins coming into the room at the same time and then I saw a green penguin with a pink hat walk in, and I’ll never forget that moment. I took the photo below by printing out the screen, I didn’t know how to take a screenshot. This is photocopied from a piece of paper:
I spent Halloween night with Polo Field and Businesmoose before they were widely known.
In 2011, it was not well known that Polo Field and Businesmoose were the masterminds behind the official Club Penguin blog and videos until the new friends list video was published. I noticed that Businesmoose and Polo Field were the ones with blue rings around their penguins in those videos, and immediately added them. They accepted, and on Halloween in 2011, I noticed that they were both online. They were in their igloos, hanging out with about 10 other penguins just like me who noticed that they worked for Club Penguin:
I followed Rockhopper around on empty Spanish servers.
During Rockhopper’s Quest, I was on a tracking chat and someone found Rockhopper on a Spanish server called Codigo Agente. It had almost no one on, but Rockhopper was there, sure enough. When he left, I decided to check the next server on the list to see if he was there, and he was. Very few people caught on, and there were probably only about four people on that server. After he left that server, I thought he couldn’t possibly go to the next empty server on the list, and to my disbelief, he did! He was on the server Estalacitia with no one else but me, and that’s when this picture was taken:
I distanced myself from the community for over a full year, and that was a big mistake.
In late 2013, I decided to go back to my roots, quit blogging, and start playing incognito just like I used to. I started using my Jdan99 penguin much more (nobody knew that was me back then) and started playing as I did when I started, just a normal penguin enjoying the game for what it was. It wasn’t until February 2015 that I rejoined twitter, started up this blog, and became involved with the community. I am so glad I did, because together, we accomplished so much from then until now.
Madzom8ie, Dj Stores, and I helped the team pick out pins for the Holiday Party 2016.
The Holiday Party 2016 was such an amazing party and I really believe it was that way because the Club Penguin Team listened to the community so much. Madzom8ie, Dj Stores, and I all decided to send ideas in to our wonderful community manager, Megg, in early October. To our surprise, that ideas chat actually proved to make a huge difference!
Check out the pins (and animated backrgound) that were released during the Holiday Party:
The party beforehand was the Music Jam, a great Party that also relied very heavily upon community suggestions. I was very involved in communicating to the team what the community wanted for the party. The tweet below started the movement:
— Jdan1001 (@cpjdan) July 7, 2016
I hope you enjoyed my collection of untold stories of this wonderful game. Thank you to everyone that has supported this blog, supported the community, and supported the game in general. Thank you SO MUCH to the Club Penguin Team for making this game amazing.
Thank you, Club Penguin, for making my life so much better.
Most of you may remember me, Superqami from 2015 when I last wrote posts for Jdan’s blog, I used to attend meetups like DanDay, CPReunion, 31DaysOfCP. Recently, I haven’t done as much due to the timings of these meetups being odd for me and also the fact that Desktop Club Penguin lags a LOT for me. I have started playing Club Penguin Island and I am enjoying it a quiet a lot, I hope you all join us (or me) for a new adventure on Club Penguin Island!
It is sad to see my childhood game go but, it is reassuring to know that it ain’t completely dead yet since there is a reboot coming soon for all of the world to play.
Maybe I’ll post about Club Penguin Island, who knows?
~Superqami, signing off.
It was over two and a half years ago that I assembled the first #CPReunion team and pitched my idea: We are going to host the biggest Club Penguin Party ever. It took some people a while to buy in, and some people even left because they thought it wasn’t possible.
Well, two and a half years later, I look back at what we’ve done and I am so proud to say that we made something meaningful in this community.
When I was planning out the first event I thought about the future. At first I thought this would be a one time event. And then I decided what I wanted to do.
I wanted more and more talented people to be able to plan this event and say they had a part in it. That’s what a true community is, right? I expected my team members to leave the team when they felt it was time. That would allow a new person to join the team.
Well, after the 2016 Reunion, I stepped down as director. I decided I would let someone else have a chance to lead the team. Boy, that was a great decision. Madzom8ie has done an incredible job even on short notice. It was about five minutes after I read the post announcing Club Penguin’s closure when I told him that we needed to have a Reunion during the last weekend, and he got right to work making a plan to pitch to the team.
Now it’s time. I’m fulfilling my vision. I would like to give up my spot to someone very deserving of having an opportunity to plan what I think of as “the community event.” I have already asked Madzom8ie to consider who I think is a very deserving candidate.
The Reunion is my baby, and I believe that my baby is in great hands. It is with a happy heart that I announce my departure. I am proud of what I have done and I am ecstatic to see what the team can muster up next time around on a whole new platform.
First off, thank you to every penguin who has been on the #CPReunion team over the years, your work has not gone unnoticed. You have been incredible role models for the community and incredible ambassadors for the event. They are listed below:
King Boo8884 (3x), Mrzero3, Spikey2007, Bacon (2x), Claire 62, Pup1one, Rosytilly (3x), 1999bloo, Dw47, Madzom8ie (2x), Nicoray (2x), Chilly573 (2x), Ryanec1 (2x), Danpengui, Legiso, Bryan Gelino (2x), Bloxorz (2x), and Sniffybear2
Second, thanks to the Club Penguin Team and Megg for all the help they have given us over the past three events, we couldn’t have done it without you. You guys mean the world to us. You create the most amazing game in the world and you still have time left over to help out the community? Well, psh, I’m impressed ;)!
Last of all, thank you, community, for the memories we have made during the Club Penguin Reunion, and I hope you have enjoyed your time at the event. Thank you everyone, for making my life even more awesome than it already was.
Since it is St. Patrick’s Day, I put a quick little concept together of what a St. Patrick’s Day Party would look like in present day Club Penguin. I made this in less than two hours, so there will be errors. Anyway, here we go:
The Parade and the fun begin here. Pick up a hat and join us on our adventure towards the Leprechaun Forest!
Here we see our first floats.
Town, you look awfully good in green.
Night Club: (Music)
The old Night Club comes back for a celebration like no other!
Snow Forts: (Music)
Another float. This parade is awesome!
Rock out on this float, but don’t stay too long. We’re almost to the Leprechaun Forest!
We’ve Arrived! Everything is now larger than life, and we’re okay with that! There’s a tree blocking the mine, wonder what’s inside of it?
Leprechaun House: (Music)
Woah! What is this place? I should go go inside hollow trees more often!
Hope you guys enjoyed this little project that I made. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Since classic Club Penguin is closing soon, I decided to take it upon myself and put together a party using photoshop. I will be connecting my past memories with the current game in this project, and I would love to hear what you guys think.
So without further ado: the 2017 April Fools Party!
Simple decorations and some rouge boxes… where did those come from?
Where did the stage go? And why are those pictures upside down?
Here’s your chance to paint a pretty picture! Once the picture is completed, the purple propeller cap pops out of the ground!
Simple Decorations welcome you to the wackiest party of the year! The Box Portal will take you to the center of the party, the Box Dimension!
Coffee Shop: (Music)
The April Fool’s Party is all about laughter and wackiness. Want to tell a joke? Here’s a great spot! Oh, and, we have a red nose for you too! Red Nose Day is on the 24th!
Dance Club: (Music)
PONG? What is this place?
Snow Forts: (Music)
Where did the real snow forts go?
Ice Rink: (Music)
What game are we playing, exactly?
Here in the plaza, you can have fun and play hop-skotch! And then tumble into the Box Dimension? This is another entrance, I guess this place is probably important.
Those windows are new…
Boiler Room: (Music)
Okay, Okay, you got me on that one. DING!
Where am I? Which way is the cove? HELP!
Criss-cross apple-box. Colorful boxes too. That’s the way it goes, right?
Dojo Courtyard: (Music)
Am I in a drawing?
Am I still in a drawing?
Okay, now you just have to be kidding me.
BOX DIMENSION ROOMS:
Box Dimension: (Music)
More dimension! Woo-hoo!
Candy Dimension: (Music)
I really like this place. I really like this place. I really like this place. Sugar makes me hyper. Did I mention that I really like this place?
Cream Soda Dimension: (Music)
Where’s Rockhopper? He’d love this place!
Desert Dimension: (Music)
We’re not in Club Penguin anymore…
Doodle Dimension: (Music)
This isn’t the dojo. Now I’M the drawing!
Orange Dimension: (Music)
There are a lot of cookies in here. I like this place too.
A Silly Place: (Music)
This place is silly. (Get it?)
Space Dimension: (Music)
This is out-of-this-world!
Stair Dimension: (Music)
These stairs go this way, and these stairs go this way, and these stairs go this way, which way is this way and which way is that way?
Lost Dimension: (Music)
Fun House: (Music)
Try that tube! You can get really big and then really small! It’s crazy.
I really hope you enjoyed seeing what an April Fools Party in 2017 would look like. I really really like how this turned out.
I’m back and I’m going to be making posts like this for the first few months of 2017 or for as long as Flash CP lasts! With one of the greatest Holiday Parties ever going on right now, a brand new party in January already planned, and coming off of an amazing Halloween Party and Music Jam, Club Penguin will be able to have a GREAT few months if they have successful February and March. I think a great party to hold in February without much work would be a rejuvenated Puffle Party! After all, the first Puffle Parties were traditionally held in February! We’ve seen the same decor for the Puffle Party for the last couple of years, but it can be improved greatly with rooms that already exist. I will start on the east side of the Island and move from left to right!
Back to the simple old design! The puffles are having a blast building sandcastles and the Orange Puffles found a box portal somehow…
Box Dimension (Music)
The Box Dimension with a bunch of Orange Puffles. I don’t think that there’s anything better!
The Yellow Puffles take over the lighthouse!
The Green Puffles take over the Beacon, and a fair atmosphere is created!
Ski Hill (Music)
The White Puffles take over the Ski Hill and turn it into a great place to Ice Skate!
Ski Village (Music)
The Ski Village brings back two very popular designs, the Puffle Play Zone and the Puffle Show! This remake was made by Jess0426. This could be with or without the Puffle Show
Puffle Show (Music)
This would be a great opportunity to bring back the Great Puffle Circus from the fair that we haven’t seen in forever!
Ski Lodge (Music)
The famous Puffle Play Zone returns and this Ski Lodge compliments it perfectly!
Puffle Play Zone (Music)
The Blue Puffles take over the Dock and have a huge gym to play in!
The Town comes back from 2015, I have always loved this design!
Coffee Shop (Music)
The Bakery design for the Coffee Shop has been used for the past couple years, and that wouldn’t change here.
Dance Club (Music)
The Purple Puffles throw a dance party in the Dance Club! Thanks to Jess 0426 for updating the room to show the SoundStudio tables!
Dance Lounge (Music)
The Brown Puffles turn the Dance Lounge into the Arcade and Coffee! The Rooftop also returns and the elevator is on the left side of this room
The Rooftop is always the site of the greatest Dance Party on the island, and the puffles know how to throw a dance party!
Clothes Shop (Music)
This beauty salon design has been used for a long while now and it’s great for the Puffle Party!
Snow Forts (Music)
This room designed for the Cat and Dog Puffles returns!
Puffle Water Slides! Relocated from the Cove to the Stadium. Some Puffle signs or puffles themselves would need to be added.
Normal Puffle Party Plaza returns
One of my favorite Puffle Party rooms ever, the Cave, gets taken over by the Black Puffles and it’s time to skate!
Gold Mine (Normal Music)
No Gold Mine changes, but Gold Puffles would be free for everyone!
Cloud Forest (Normal Music)
Same with the Cloud Forest, the Rainbow Puffles would be free for the duration of the party!
The Puffle Gala is a great place to show off your Puffle’s style!
Pizza Parlor (Music)
Who needs some snacks?
The Forest is looking pretty good as a… Forest.
The Red Puffles take over the cove!
Get into shape at the Iceberg with the Pink Puffles!
Every day would have a new quest for each color Puffle, having to do something in each color-themed room. For example, you have to click a Puffle doing an activity (like the pink Puffle at the Iceberg jump-roping) to earn a pink themed item.
This would be a great way to continue a great stretch of parties and be a nice change-up by using a mix of older and newer rooms!
For the past few months, the #CPReunion Team has been working tirelessly to get everything in line for this year’s monumental event! We previously announced that we would be including the French, Spanish, and Portuguese communities in this year’s Reunion plan!
Sticking to tradition, we will announce the details on October 3rd, just like last year. October 3rd happens to be today, so here are your details!
I would love to thank everyone that made last year’s reunion possible and the following penguins on my team that will make this year’s possible.
KingBoo 8884, Bacon, Madzom8ie, Nicoray, Rosytilly, Chilly573. Ryanec1, Bryan Gelino (PT), Bloxorz (FR), Legiso (ES) and Danpengui (ES)
More Graphics will be made by CPJa1ke and will be released soon!
We will soon be revealing some special guests one at a time for the reunion! Stay tuned for that.
Start the conversation on twitter! Use the hashtags #CPReunion, #CPReunionPT, #CPReunionES, and #CPReunionFR! Invite your friends and tag some special guests you’d like to see!
The Penguin Talent Award winning “Best Event” for 2015 is back and better than ever! Last year, the Reunion was the biggest party of the year, and possibly in Club Penguin History. Here’s just a couple of pictures to show some memories:
Penguins of all kinds joined us and made the server Marshmallow COMPLETELY FULL, something that is very rare these days. Moderators, Retired Staff, Retired Club Penguin Legends and Current Club Penguin bloggers all were present. It was the epitome of the Community coming together. If you want to learn more about the event, click here
So this year, we had an idea. Believe it or not, the Reunion may get even bigger.
I asked people a while ago what their biggest complaints were for the Reunion, and a few things came up frequently, but one really hit me.
“The different language communities were not included”
This year, that will all change.
We are proud to announce three more events in addition to the English Reunion for this year, The Portuguese, Spanish and French #CPReunion!
More information will be released on these events closer to the date.
We hope that the language communities really embrace this opportunity. We will be working with the Club Penguin Team and contacting old staff members and bloggers to make sure that these reunions are the best they can possibly be.
Have any ideas, suggestions, or questions? Start the conversation on twitter now using these hashtags:
#CPReunion, #CPReunionPT, #CPReunionES, and #CPReunionFR
This is a huge step in the right direction, and we will continue to work for the next two months to make these events AMAZING!
Jdan1001 and the #CPReunion Team.