Comic conventions are known for bringing people from different fandoms to the same place to celebrate each other. When local people come together with travelers from farther way, it is a beautiful thing. Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Star Trek and other fandoms can truly admire and enjoy the conversations and the artistry that goes into cosplaying. While all of this goes on in a specific geographical area delivering wonderful results to the area, there’s no reason why those results have to be kept local.
If you’re headed to Lilac City Comicon 2019, Ogden UnCon, and/or Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con 2019, your comic convention experience can extend beyond your city and state. By purchasing one of our penguins, a portion of the proceeds ($1 per penguin) will be donated to the Global Penguin Society.
Our stuffed penguins are soft, cute, cuddly and handmade. They’re great companions and mascots, and the love to cosplay. Because the eyes are hand embroidered, each penguin is unique. The costumes the penguins wear are handmade as well and often take as much time to make as the penguin itself.
If you’re looking to do something more with your comic con experience, our booth is a great place to start. Act local. Think global. Buy a penguin.
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In “Happy Feet,” every penguin has a heart song that he or she uses to find a mate. If the songs work together, the penguins marry and have eggs. The heart song is so important that a penguin isn’t a penguin without it. When Mumble is hatched with feet that compel him to dance, his father is worried and upset. He admonishes his son to keep his feet still; he knows other penguins wouldn’t understand.
Time proves his father right. His dancing is seen as an afront to the Great ‘Guin, and Mumble gets blamed for the lack of fish. Mumble doesn’t think that the accusation makes any sense. Mumble is ultimately banished from the penguin community. He goes to find the real culprit responsible for the missing fish – people. In the end, it’s Mumble’s happy feet that save the penguin community from starving as humans take an interest in the him, and after he teaches his penguin community to dance, the penguin colony on the ice.
Singing and dancing are creative acts, but if a person or penguin keep singing the same song, the act loses its creativity. Creativity must be something new. In the case of “Happy Feet,” it’s the dancing that is creative, and because it’s new, it threatens the status quo. Mumble, its initiator, gets punished for his creativity. When he returns to the community, his new creative act saves the penguins.
People rely on creativity to continue to adapt and grow, as a species and as individuals; people are also threatened by anything that’s new. It’s the paradox of creativity: human beings need it to survive and embrace it in words, but fear the change that comes with it and reject it out of hand. Creativity can be great and terrible. It’s up to us to embrace the innovations that will solve current problems and to encourage those creative acts that bring more beauty and true enjoyment, like dancing and singing, to life.
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$1 from each penguin sold until July 1, 2019 will go to Global Penguin Society
“What can be funnier than a penguin that is running to hug you,” said Jenya Engkilterra, penguin designer at penguinate.com. “Maybe he’s not running to hug you. He’s just running, but it doesn’t make it any less funny.”
Penguinate.com’s handmade penguins are made of faux fur and stuffed with holofiber. The eyes are hand embroidered, which gives every penguin a unique look and means there are no hard pieces for children to swallow. Our penguins love to cosplay, and costumes can be made to order.
Handmade stuffed penguins can be ordered at penguinate.com. They will also be featured at the penguinate.com booths at Lilac City Comicon 2019 in Spokane, WA, from June 1 – 2, Ogden UnCon 2019 in Ogden, UT, from June 7 – 9, and Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con 2019 in Las Vegas, NV, from June 14 – 15.
“Our penguins are made to bring joy and happiness to the world,” said Shad Engkilterra, Owner at penguinate.com. “We want to honor the birds that inspired so many happy moments for us and those who have adopted our stuffed penguin friends.”
Penguins and the Charities
Of the 18 species of penguins, only the Galapagos Penguin lives north of the equator. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists 10 of the species as vulnerable or endangered.
“We are concerned about penguins and their environment,” said Jenya Engkilterra. “We want to save penguins in the wild.”
Charity Navigator rates WCN with a score of 100 out of 100 and four stars. Over 90 percent of donated funds go to programs to protect wildlife. GPS has partnered with WCN and its president, Pablo Garcia Borboroglu, was awarded the National Geographic Buffet Award 2018. The organization also received the Whitley Gold Award in 2018.
DisneyNature chose GPS and WCN to receive a portion of the box office take in the first week for the “Penguins” scheduled to be released April 17, 2019.
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Sometime in early January, I started looking for a charity that supported penguins. It seemed like something we should do at penguinate.com. Penguins are cute, funny, the basis for our mascot and our lead creativity identity marker. I just didn’t find a lot out there on penguin charities and their effectiveness (much of what I found was for the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Team charity efforts).
Then I saw a trailer for DisneyNature’s “Penguins.” Ignoring the fact that the penguin’s name is Steve (hmmm… Steve), the movie looks like it has a lot of compelling penguin footage. Also mentioned in that trailer is DisneyNature’s commitment to give a portion of the opening week’s box office to the Global Penguin Society (GPS), which has a partnership with the World Conservation Network (WCN). In this case, as a Disney fan, I’ll let the DisneyNature film guide me to contribute to the GPS.
Jenya and I discussed it and we decided we would give to the GPS through the WCN $1 for every penguin we sell. That way we can do our part to make sure penguins are around long enough for us to go see them in the wild.
Wildlife Conservation Network has a 100 score and 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Global Penguin Society won the 2018 Whitley Gold Award and the 2018 and the National Geographic Buffet Award for Leadership in Conservation presented to Dr. Garcia Borboroglu. Ten of the 18 species of penguins are vulnerable or endangered according to the IUCN.
Get a cute stuffed penguin today and help us support efforts to improve their numbers.
- You are unique. They want to experience your uniqueness.
- They love you!
- They want to travel with you.
- They love your room.
- They need a hug.
- They like the same movies that you do.
- They’ll be a perfect photo models for your photos!
- They like fishing.
- They think you are cute!
- They want to share stories and coffee with you.
- You’re creative. They love that about you!
- Penguins in the wild are endangered. Our stuffed penguins want to help their friends. For every penguin adopted, we’ll give $1 to the Global Penguin Society.
The Global Penguin Society is the same organization that will be receiving donations from the opening week ticket sales for DisneyNature’s “Penguins.” They partner with the Wildlife Conservation Network.
Stuffed penguin Patch is looking to bring happiness and joy to a lucky home. This penguin’s cute face and soft body are perfect for cuddling. Patch loves to find adventures and is the best listener, especially when you’re telling about the adventures you’ve had or want to have. If you need someone to support your creative endeavors, Patch is the penguin for the job.
Our newest penguin is the second in the Black and White series. Patch is made with faux snow leopard fur, which features super soft white fur with black undertones. Patch’s feet and beak are made from fabric for toy plushies. His eyes are hand embroidered, and he’s stuffed with Holofiber. Patch stands at about 6.5 inches. If you’d like to dress Patch in a handmade outfit of your choosing, we can do that.
Our stuffed penguins are handmade with joy and love. They make us laugh when we see them, and each has its own personality. If you’d like to order Patch, click on the link below. Or choose another penguin, we have our original colors and several already have costumes.
Order original white penguins without clothes.
Order original white penguins with clothes.
Our penguins love to cosplay!
Our penguins make us happy. Every time I walk into the living room and see it full with my wife’s new creations, my smile gets brighter, and I’m filled with a sense of love. While we can’t promise that you’ll be happy for the rest of your life because of one of our penguins, but we can say that your penguin friend will be ready to listen to you and help you face the most difficult situations.
Our penguins can provide you comfort and a non-judgmental ear to hear your concerns and worries. They can also provide you with a playmate for those days when you just want to enjoy life. All you need is to connect with your inner child, bring your imagination and open yourself to the experiences you treasured as a young person. Let our penguins revive your childlike qualities that help make like more joyful, creative and fun.
Order a handmade penguin today to improve your mood. If you have a specific clothing style in mind, we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.
Our penguins are made from faux fur and felt. They’re filled with holofiber. If you’re still not sure, read these 25 reasons you need a stuffed penguin.
1. Penguins are very positive.😃
2. They are funny.🤣
3. Penguins are good companions and confidantes.
4. They love warm hugs. Look, they run to hug you!🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧
5. Penguins provide emotional security.
6. They create joy and improve your mood.
7. They are cute. And we mean supercute!
8. They are inspiring!
9. You’ll be happy. Have you ever seen a sad person with a penguin?
10. They look nice in any room.
11. They’re all exclusive and unique.
12. You can put your penguin in your purse and travel with him…
13. …or you can put your penguin in your car and travel!
14. You can share stories with them. http://www.penguin8.com/penguins-in-the-pipes-penguin-storyteller.html
15. They are super soft!
16. You know exactly, what’s in your penguin’s head — stuffing!
17. Can’t adult today? Penguin!
18. Declare your creative intent with a penguin mascot.
19. Connect with your inner child.🐣
20. Practice your presentation.
21. You don’t need to walk him.🐩
22. They’re perfect playmates.
23. Your kids will love them!
24. You can watch movies together.
25. They are adorable!
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