Events

A World Record Event

On the morning of March 17th, 2012, I went to Mall of America with my youngest daughter, Michele, and two friends, Fugitoid and Tokka.  We woke early to get ready for this event for there was going to be a gathering at the mall to break the Guinness World Records, and we did.

Once we arrived, there a line already starting to form.  Probably 50 or more people had arrived before us.  To me time went fast.  I enjoyed seeing so many young families, many already dressed in some kind of Ninja Turtles type outfits.

Convention Guide Part 2

This is a guide of how I handle conventions.  This is not saying it’s the right away to go around conventions as everyone enjoys conventions for different reasons.  Though my reasons for creating my own little guide is to get to see and meet guests, hang out with friends, and learn as much as I can with spending as little as possible.

Part 2: Planning your weekend

When going to a convention it’s important to note that there are many different type of convention goers, there are the buyers and sellers, the cosplayers and artists, the panelist and staffers.  So once going in I usualy want to know just what it is that I am there for.  Going over a schedule with a highlighter usually helps.  Sometimes a convention will have this posted on their website in advance, though most of the time they don’t.

Meeting Fans across Country

Traveling the country in 2009 was a dream trip.  I was getting to meet Turtle Fans in every state along the way, answering questions at the bus when people had Turtle questions, seeing fans of all ages coming to see the Tour bus.  I only wish I was working officially with the tour.  But, it was a wild and crazy trip I will never forget.  Though there was something weird for me on this trip, and that was how many people knew who I was.

Now 2009 is still a year before I started “Cowabunga Corner”, it was five years since the VH1 show aired.  And yet as I went across country, every state, every city I went to, people knew me.  Even at rest areas people would come up asking “Are you the Turtle Girl?”, so now I’d like to share some of these fan stories from across the United States in 2009.

Review: TMNT Shell Shock Grand Opening!

On March 17th, 2012, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans crowded into Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America to help break a World Record of people dressed up like Ninja Turtles.  For a few months now, we have been promoting that the Cowabunga Corner Crew will be at this event and we were, in full force.  With help from friends Fugitoid, Tokka, TurtleNinja, Draco and my mother, Claudia, we had people throughout the crowd to help cover this amazing story in video, photos and written reviews.

Convention Guide Part 1

This is a guide of how I handle conventions.  This is not saying it’s the right away to go around conventions as everyone enjoys conventions for different reasons.  Though my reasons for creating my own little guide is to get to see and meet guests, hang out with friends, and learn as much as I can with spending as little as possible.

Part 1: Deciding on going to the Event.

Whenever I start planning my trips I first search up all the events I can for guests that I have not met, or have made friends with and would like to see again.  After I get the events listed out I look at it in terms of which conventions would be affordable for me.  Usually conventions within a 13 to 16 hour driving distance wins me over the fastest, since I can get there cheaper than going to a convention across country.  After I narrow it down to the realistic list of conventions I could try and make it to, I list those conventions on the TMNT-L forums.

Surgery - the Pains and Rewards

It’s been a few

Retiring a part of my TMNT History

In 1993, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were still going strong in Michigan, with the third movie coming to theaters it was an exciting time.  By this point my family had been doing parties as the Party Turtle for two years. Though my costume began to look very worn out from age and me being over active in the suit, so it was time to make a new one.  The new costume was finished in less than a week, as it was worked on by my dad, mom and I.  We were happy to have it done on March 19th, the same day TMNT III came to the theaters.  19 years later, and that costume is now up for retirement.

Review: Shell Shock in Nickelodeon Universe

For the last few months, we have been talking big time about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles new ride coming to Nickelodeon Universe in Mall of America.  Well as mentioned yesterday, the time has arrived for this awesome ride as Turtle fans are gathering to see the ride go into action. A few of us went to the park a day early to explore and see what all is offered and to our surprise, there was a light opening for the TMNT ride so people there could give it a try.   This gave the workers a chance to work the kinks out before the real Grand Opening.

TMNT World Record

Here on Cowabunga Corner we’ve been excited over the last several weeks with news of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock Thrill ride here at Nickelodeon Universe!   This is the first Ninja Turtles Thrill Ride EVER!  And to make the opening of this ride an even bigger event, they decided to set a goal for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans to gather for a world record breaking event.  The goal was to bring over 786 people to the Mall of America so that we can dress up like the Ninja Turtles to break the Guinness World Record set in 2009!

Shell Shock is Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is a big day for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles History as the new Thrill Ride at Nickelodeon Universe is finally opening!  We’ve been hearing about this ride for months now, seeing production photos coming from different websites.  We even got to interview the Park Director of Marketing!

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