Saturday, April 19, 2014

Animal Jam goes to Salt Lake City Comic Con

Hey jammers! Here's a fun little event that's going on right now: Animal Jam is out at the Salt Lake City Comic Con!
It's the FanXperience, Kid Con section technically, but it's a comic con! Do you live in the Salt Lake City area? Today is the last day to stop by and visit the Animal Jam booth, and they even have animals!

Daww, look at them all! It seems like a super fun setting, I wished I lived nearby. If you'd like to purchase last minute tickets, click here. Distinguished guests include this lovely lizard...
As well as the resident CEO and President of Smart Bomb Interactive (the company that runs Animal Jam)! From articles I've read he seems like a very smart guy, so I'm sure he and his team have a interesting presentation in store for the visitors. 
 Although I mentioned this a while back, I always find myself bouncing back to this article about the making of Animal Jam.
Remember the Jamaasian Movement? We of Animal Jam Spirit, as a group, requested for the return of shamans (now alphas) and the older Jamaa goals like quests (now adventures) to return to the game. It always makes me happy to see the fantastic response AJHQ has for us! As companies go, Animal Jam is a pretty good one.
Click here to read the whole article!

So what do you think of newsy type posts like this?
Are they fun to read?

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    1. Congrats. C:
      *gets a confetti gun and shoots confetti everywhere*

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    2. Congrats! :D So. Much. CONFETTI!!! >:D Lol.

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    3. Congrats! Gives birthday cake for no reason

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    4. Congratulations, Sparklegirl!!!

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    5. Congratulations! (I'll never get first :T) *Gives all my easter chocolate away* :D

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    6. Congratties! Shoves a shovel full of cake with extra frosting and sprinkles in her mouth

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    7. Please stop with the first and read the very bottom of the comment.

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    8. Congrats!
      ~wolfez
      ajhowlblog.blogspot.com

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    9. *shoves cake with goo in the middle into her mouth and puts in whipped cream* CONGRATS ON FIRST!
      ~littelbunny24

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  2. Aww, i live ALL THE WAY in Australia! D:
    I love petting animals! I wish i lived nearby too.. ;-;
    To people who went there: What was it like, and what did you do there? :D
    bunny02206.blogspot.com
    ~cloud

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    1. Urgh I wanna go there too. D:

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    2. I live in Australia to nice to know there's a Aussie on the blog not just me.

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    3. I live in Cali
      (I'm not saying my user because then u will stalk meh)

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    4. I live in the UK. I wish I could go... :(
      -Fox279-

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    5. My cousin lives in Utah, where the Comicon is! Well, he's 24, and I wouldn't even be allowed in Comicon until I am 13. Or was it 12? Eh, well, I still wish I could go. When I saw the fox, I freaked, I love foxes, and I have always wanted a pet fox, or even to pet one.
      Well, I do like the article on Smart Bomb, and I didn't know the CEO (Stacey) worked on one of Mojang's games! (Mojang is the company that developed Minecraft, but Stacey did not work on Minecraft) So fascinating.

      ~xdialgaoftimex

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    6. I did not mean to put this on a reply, sorry I had the idea of writing a reply, but accidently for got to copy paste, and put in a comment, sorry.

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    7. I just searched Salt Lake City up and found it was located in Utah, which is in the U.S... I unfortunately don't live in the United States since I'm all the way in the Philippines, although I'm hoping I can visit US some time :).

      -Shinymewgal

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    8. Utah is like a billion bagajillion trillion miles awaaay
      TwT

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    9. I wish I could go!!! TwT
      ~wolfez
      ajhowlblog.blogspot.com

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    10. Oh, and congrats on 3rd, BTW
      ~wolfez
      ajhowlblog.blogspot.com

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    11. I live in KS in the middle of the USA. once I saw two foxes in my back yard btw.

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    12. If i wasn't so busy with my new pirate ship, I'd take a jet there and see all the adorably fuzzy, slimy, and sweet little animals!!

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  4. Grrrrrr if only I could go xD

    ~Faolan98

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    1. Same! But wow, AJHQ, GREAT JOB!!!

      animaljamhappenings.blogspot.com

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    1. Please stop with the 5th and read the bottom comment.

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    2. What do you mean read the bottom comment? We should be able to compete for first, it's fun!
      ~wolfez
      ajhowlblog.blogspot.com

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  6. i went to the comic con today. ITS AWESOME!!!!!!

    -AJ Greedly Fan 134

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  7. They're fun to read. The CEO has an account, and I'm buddies with him :) He's really nice if you get to meet him through Jam-a-Grams.

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    1. what is the CEO's username. also you are so lucky anonymous that you live near Salt Lake City.

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    2. Yea right ronen, liar

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    3. His username is clark, and I knew someone would call me a liar, so go to this link, look at the picture with the elephant, and look at the elephant under the player's animals.

      http://gamesauce.org/news/2012/11/01/smart-bombs-clark-stacey-on-childrens-games-building-a-franchise-and-the-business-of-casual-game-development/

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    4. that's very cool Ronen! :)
      Anonymous - stop :( that's not nice to call someone a liar unless you have proof they actually are!

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    5. Wow, that's awesome Ronen! :D
      ~cloud

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    6. Ronen, I'm buddies with him too! He's really nice! I found out because I saw a video by AJHQ, and it was him. Then I figured out that a guy named Clark was the CEO, and that's his username!

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    7. That's cool how an AJHQ account is interacting with ordinary Jammers. :)

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    8. Wow Ronen! I would never know that ! :D
      No one walking around Jamaa would suspect a thing XD

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  8. I just completed The Search For Greely in Hard Mode.. it was soo difficult. D:
    But at ;east i got phantom gauntlets. :3
    ~cloud

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    1. Aww lucky! I've been trying to win it, but I get so frustrated when them two phantom kings come. I have no stragety and just run around crazy and get knocked out immeditaly XD. So then I rage-quit after several pathetic minutes.

      -Shinymewgal
      ~tired~

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    2. Aww, I thought there would be 3 phantom kings.. I haven't played it yet. lol

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  9. Animal Jam & AJHQ are in a Comic Con!? Whoa! ^o^ The booth; and people and of course the animals are pretty cool. Interesting article, too.
    @ Anonymous: That's pretty pawsome that you went to this thing today- I couldn't 'cause I had no idea at all, and I live nowhere near Salt Lake City! I think it was there because AJHQ is in Utah, right? Not that sure. :)
    @ Ronen: Wait... you're buddies with the CEO of Animal Jam!? So is it like being buddies with AJHQ? Is that even allowed? :O

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    1. I was his buddy for a loooong time. In about middle 2013.

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    2. And it's not much different from being friends with a regular player. He rarely logs on, maybe because he's a busy guy. He replied to a lot of my Jam-a-Grams and even sent me a gift.

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    3. What was the gift? lol sorry to be nosy but I'm just a huge fan of him!!

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    4. It was a fire pot, and don't worry about being nosy, I am too!

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    5. Wow that's so cool, Ronen! I read the article you linked above about the username "clark" and that he works for AJHQ- or something like that. I then searched "clark" on AJ and he's like an ordinary Jammer with unique (my opinion) outfits on! >:3 I thought the player profile (whatever its called screen) would have an "AJHQ" badge on it. And cool firepot!XD

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    6. Wow Ronen that's amazing o3o
      @Cutepups
      Yes, I believe AJHQ is in Utah.

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  10. I live just an HOUR away from SLC!!! My friend Skyler went to the comicon and he had a blast! I hope he saw AJ's booth!

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    1. that is so cool!! Tell us if your friend saw it :)

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  11. wow, wow, wow! :) that booth is super cute :) That article made me so happy, about the Alphas :)

    Thank you SO much for helping to bring back the Alphas, Snowyclaw! Jamaasians forever!

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    1. and ya, those newsy articles are fun to read!

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    2. I agree, the articles ARE fun to read. :)

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    3. I agree too! These news-like article posts are fun and interesting! ^.^

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  12. OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH!!!!! -mind blows-
    -Owlzzz

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  13. Wow! It looks cool! I wish I went there!

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  14. I wish I could go to the comic con. But I live 5,449 miles away...

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    1. If I was at the comic con, and I saw the AnimalJam Booth, I'd run over there screaming "Animal Jam, Animal Jam!!!"

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  15. thats cool! i was born in Salt Lake City Utah :D but......... i was a baby and then we moved 2 Virgina and then we moved to Kansas and now we're in Maryland

    -mightyeagle11

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  16. thats awsome! and the bird looks like the evil bird in Rio XD

    -CMO1st

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  17. Does anyone have the time to check out my brother's blog? If you do, the link is:
    http://tigerboy675sdiscoveriesandglitches.blogspot.co.uk
    It would make my brother very happy if you did check it out. Thanks!

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  18. Dear to all Jamaasians, please stop with the first, second or third. It really bugs people and I don't like it either. Please stop cause it hurts other peoples feelings or it makes other people cause some actions that may hurt anyone else. Please and thank you.
    ~ Dark665

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    1. But, it's really hard to get 1st, 2nd, 3rd, ect. comments on the Spirit! Shouldn't we be able to have a little fun and competition? >.<

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    2. I agree with Smarty ^ I also don't see how it hurts anyone, no offense. C:

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    3. I get what you're saying. I also think its fun having a little competition of 1st, 2nd, 3rd comment- especially on this blog because its kinda hard to with so many comments per post! But when peeps are like "parties with 1st commenter, throws confetti and pie in 1st commenter's face >:3, brings puppy/kitty to 1st commenter"- ok I'm done with this weird thing o3o. It feels like they're only congratulating and having fun with the 1st few commenters, and not with all the commenters. So that may hurt later commenter's feelings. I'm not against it- I congratulate the first few commenters, too ^^ :3. Ok, this is now getting kinda hard to explain... lol.

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    4. You guys don't get it? Do you?

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    5. @dark666
      I kinda agree with you about the comments. It's really nice for the people who get first, second or third comment but it will bother the next few people who visit the blog because they didn't get it. And it also spams up really badly the first few comments. But I don't think people will stop cause it's fun :)
      -spiritniffler

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  19. Wow! The comic con is a first. I don't think AJ was at a Comic Con before. I wish I could go.
    -spiritniffler

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    1. Lol ikr! I was so surprised when I first read this article! To me, AJ is more like an animated online game than a Comic, y'know.? Just doesn't fit together, in my opinion. But I do know that Comic Cons also feature animes because my irl friend visits Comic Cons every year for her obsessed animes. >:) I also think this might be AJ's 1st Comic Con featured!

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  20. Snowy, please put up comment moderation. This is officially getting way out of paw.

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    1. Also, guys, he's trying to scare us. Just PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ignore him and he'll probably stop with the stupid comments.

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    2. Yeah, I think for comments that don't follow the blog's rules, they should automatically not allow that comment to publish. Because I think with comment moderation on, it takes commenters a longer time to publish their comment. :T

      I agree, that inappropriate dude is just trying to scare us- or is just a troll of some sort. I bet he doesn't even play AJ, read the blog, etc.! He just goes on popular AJ sites (blogs, YouTubes, etc.) as a hater. And I don't think he's a 70 or 80 year old man. Probably a 20-30 year old who has no life- just ruins children's games for his entertainment. >.< Snowy, don't let this guy get to you; don't shut down this great blog!

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    3. Yeah. He's just wasting his time. Meh, o well not our problem. :3 Let 'im waste his time trying to scare us. o3o

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  21. Stop all that horrible language! kids of all ages like me ( I am just 9!) are reading this stuff!

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  22. Please visit animaljamactive.blogspot.com
    I am doing a contest.

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  23. You Know What I FEEL LIKE SAYING A LOT OF WORDS 2 YOU But You're Lucky That Words Wont Do Anything! Thats Why For The People That Know This Isn't True Can Just Completely Ignore The Comment And Go On With Our lives OK? The People That Are ACTUALLY BELIEVING All This And People That Write This Stuff Just Need Serious Help 0-0 May God PLZ Help Us All! People Are Just Getting Crazier At The Moment So Then Lets Just IGNORE That INAPPROPRIATE Comment And Not Make A Big Deal Abut It Because It's Just A Comment That Later On Nobody Would Care About.

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    1. talking about that inappropriate comment btw

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    2. So that's pretty much saying that the person should get away with it?

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  24. I'm a little sad that they removed gifting for NMs.. at least we are safe from Fman122 now. :)

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    1. I agree completely! Thanks to fman122, nonmembers can't send gifts! Here's something you may not know, though: Ever noticed that when you join AJ now, your user is "New Jammer" for the first few days? Well, that's because AJHQ digs up every last detail about that username you actually type in. Wanna know why they do that? They have to make sure that your not fman122 making a new account.

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  25. Omg! That is so awesome!! I want to go to that so badly.. I'm in CA though, and my parents will not take me there..
    DarkScream

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  26. I think they should put the alpha Sir Gilbert in an adventure or him to have his own adventure :3

    ~ cutepaws55555

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  27. That is so cool!!!! i wanna go :'(

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  28. Oh my gosh, I'd have liked to have gone. I'd have cosplayed as my character . . . though I'll wait a bit before trying another fursuit attempt! Maybe just a tail and some tail armor, swords, or a worn blanket. It'd be neat if I could make human-versions of the AJ in-game items. Then I could go and trade some rares ;)

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  29. (and yes, I am still alive. >w<)

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  30. As an afterthought, I would've gone to just plain pet the Bearded Dragon X'3

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  31. For the animals I will soon maybe go....if I could D:

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  32. I wish I could have gone there but I live at the other side of the country XD! I hope that they have another one near my area!

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  33. snowy, are you live in salt lake city? and, mhmm... its awesome!

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