City Cakes and Cafe Author Signing

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City Cakes and Cafe, Tomorrow!

The days are flying by. Tomorrow, I’ll be at City Cakes and Cafe (1860 S 300 W) with my books to do a signing. Come by a little beforehand, purchase a coffee and pastry and enjoy the City Cakes goodness. At 6:15 pm, there’ll be a short talk about “Disneyland Is Creativity,” and then I’ll sign books for those who want them!

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Five Things to Make June Successful for Me

Booth set up for Lilac City Comicon

Hey Penguinators, Friends, Family, and Blog Readers,

The month of June is very important to my future success. If you would like to be a part of it, there are five simple things you can do.

  1. Join my blog’s email notification. (It’s over to the right.) WordPress offers this option for anyone who has a WordPress account, so you’ll need to sign up with them. That ensures that your email isn’t going anywhere else. Alternatively, if you would like to join an actual email list, contact me. I should start one, but I haven’t found a good way to build it, yet.
  2. Join my Patreon. Even at the lowest level, you get one article a month about creativity, just for you (and all my other Penguinators). Jenya is considering doing a penguin photo a month and putting that in a calendar next year. The digital version would be something that we would give to anyone as well. If you’re coming to my events, Patreon will save you some money at my table!
  3. Buy my books. They are available on Penguinate.com and on Amazon. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can also read them there for free.
  4. Visit my website. Every page view, every reader is important. Visiting my website costs you some time, but hopefully, you’ll gain some information that you really wanted. I focus on creativity, entertainment and travel. In June, there’ll be a lot about what’s going on at different events.
  5. Spread the word. Sharing is caring. Share a link to my books. Share a blog post you really liked. Share my Patreon page. You can share online with your social media pages and IRL. If you have one of our penguins, we’d love to see his or her adventures.

Of course, this applies to every month, but it’s particularly important to me this month. I hope to see you at one of the events I’ll be attending: Lilac City Comcicon 2019, City Cakes and Café, Ogden UnCon, Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, and Second Chance Books Author Signing.

Now it’s your turn. What can I do to help you have a successful June? Leave it in the comments.

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Press Release: SLCC Alum Returns for Author Signing and Ogden UnCon

Shad Engkilterra

Author and SLCC Alum Shad Engkilterra returns to Salt Lake City to celebrate the release of his ninth book “The Haunted Mansion Is Creativity.” Starting with a short presentation at 6:15 pm focusing on creativity and Disneyland as a metaphor to enhance memory of creative principles, Engkilterra will be signing copies of his books at City Cakes and Café on June 5, 2019.

“I spent a lot of my time in Salt Lake City writing at City Cakes and Café,” said Engkilterra. “This is where it all started.”

Engkilterra is a Disney enthusiast who worked at Walt Disney World on its College Program as part of his SLCC experience. He received his Master’s in Creativity and Innovation from the University of Malta’s Edward de Bono Institute in 2016.

“Many people think they aren’t creative or they can’t create,” said Engkilterra. “They’re wrong. Creativity is an integral part of the human experience. We just lack the structure to support it as we get older.”

Engkilterra will continue to Ogden UnCon from June 7 to 9, 2019 where he will have a table and is scheduled to present “The Haunted Mansion: 50 Years of Creativity” on Sunday at 11:30 am.

 “Academic research is often inaccessible to regular people. I wanted to translate scientifically supported principles of creativity into something fun and more easily understood,” said Engkilterra. “Using the history and structure of Disneyland seemed like a good way to enable greater understanding.”

In “The Haunted Mansion Is Creativity,” the second installment of the “Disneyland Is Creativity” series, Engkilterra continues the work he started with “Disneyland Is Creativity.” Engkilterra explores creativity at his website www.penguinate.com.

City Cakes and Café is located at 300 W 1860 South near Costco. The locally owned business offers gluten-free, vegan pastries, soups, and other items.

Ogden UnCon will be held at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center and other venues. Guests include Chris Kattan, Toby Stephens, and cast members from “Land of the Lost.”

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One Month until the Author Signing Event at City Cakes and Café

On June 5th, I will be at City Cakes and Café in Salt Lake City to talk about my book “Disneyland Is Creativity” and sign copies of all my books. “Disneyland Is Creativity” is my first book in the “Is Creativity series.” The second book, “The Haunted Mansion Is Creativity,” will be released on June 1 and presented at Ogden UnCon on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Books will be available for purchase. However, because of limited supplies, you should preorder the books you want to avoid not getting your first choice. Join our Patreon and get a discount on your books and penguins!

When I lived in Salt Lake City, I spent a lot of time at City Cakes and Café because the staff was great, the food was vegan, and it was close to Salt Lake Community College where I was taking classes. Most of the time, I’d get a coffee and a lemon blueberry scone. For lunch, I’d go back and forth between the veggie sausage burrito and the waffles. Sure, their known for their cakes, but I just enjoyed the atmosphere and the ability to write articles for examiner.com, the Globe, environews.tv and my own website. City Cakes and Café may have changed locations in Salt Lake City and expanded out to Draper, but it’s still one of my favorite places in SLC.

The Salt Lake location at 1860 S 300 W ste D is small; it can seat 15 people. So, I plan on keeping the presentation portion of my author signing event short. Starting at 6:15 pm, I will talk a little about the impetus for the book and then present three of the suggestions found in the book. At about 6:35, I will take questions, and then I will sign books starting around 6:50 or 7 pm depending on questions and how much talking I actually do. City Cakes and Café closes at 8 pm, so we want to make sure that we give them enough time to close and clean.

Come by and enjoy a coffee or tea and maybe a cookie or cupcake. You can meet my wife, who makes the amazing penguins, and we can chill. I look forward to seeing you there!

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Preorder ‘There Are No Penguins in Alaska” before May 7, 2019

If you know you want a hard copy of the coloring book “There Are No Penguins in Alaska,” now’s the time to preorder it. Because we will be printing them in Russia, we will be unable to replenish our supplies between events. While we would love to sell out of them at Lilac City Comicon 2019 on June 1 and 2, we would hate for anyone to miss out on the coloring book just because they were later on our journey.

So, if you’re going to be at City Cakes and Café for my author signing on June 5, or you’re going to find us at Ogden UnCon on June 7 to 9, or you’re coming to Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con June 14 to 16, preordering ensures that we will have a copy with your name on it  ready for you to pick up. More importantly, you can order them at the convention price of $5 and not have to worry about shipping and handling. Just click on the link to the event you’re going to.

If you aren’t going to make it to any of the events listed, but you can meet with us while we’re in Salem or during our journey, you can still get the $5 price. You just have to be able to pick the coloring book up. Otherwise, they are $8 plus shipping.

If you have no idea how to order, or you know you are going to get one but you don’t want to officially order, leave a note in the comment or contact us through our Facebook page. We’ll set one aside and contact you about payment and delivery.

Of course, preordering anything else you might want is also a good idea. Penguins take more than a day to make, so if we sell out of them, they’ll be gone. Other books we may be able to replenish, but there’s no guarantee. The best way to get what you want is to preorder! You can also order items directly from Amazon or on Amazon Kindle, but they will not be eligible for any discounts.

Remember, members of our Patreon Penguinator team get $1 off for every $10 they spend at our table during an event. If you know you’re going to buy something from us, you might want to join our Patreon and get your discount as well as more information on creativity and stuffed penguins.

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Penguinate Makes Epic Comic Convention Trek in just One Month!

Booth set up for Lilac City Comicon

It’s just one month until we board the train in Blagoveshchensk to head to Khabarovsk. From there we’ll fly through Seoul and Honolulu to touch down in Portland, OR as we make our way to Lilac City Comicon 2019. Before we get to Spokane though, we’ll make a stop in Independence, OR to get our supplies and make any last-minute preparations. (If you’d like to see what we did last year, check out our archives and videos.) At Lilac City Comicon, I’ll be presenting the sequel to “Disneyland Is Creativity” with the release of “The Haunted Mansions Is Creativity.” Come see my panel “The Haunted Mansion: 50 Years of Creativity.”

From Lilac City Comicon, we’ll head toward Salt Lake City, with a short stop in Idaho to relax, for my author signing at City Cakes and Café on June 5. I can’t wait to see what they have for dinner, and I’m sure I’ll grab some great vegan pastries.

Ogden UnCon 2019 will be from June 7 to 9 in Ogden. The stars of “Black Sails” will be on hand as well as stars from “The Land of the Lost” – talk about retro! Drue M Scott is scheduled to be at our table, and we may have another special guest. On Sunday, I’m schedule to present “The Haunted Mansion: 50 Years of Creativity,” which will give attendees ideas for habits and activities they can do to become more creative.

When we leave Ogden, we’ll head over to Moab in the hopes of seeing Arches National Monument. After that little bit of relaxation (and celebrating Jenya’s birthday), we wind up the tour at Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con 2019.

Of course, this travel schedule may seem epic, but it won’t truly be epic unless you show up. Come by and say “Hi!” If you can’t make it to one of our events but are in the area, let me know I’ll see of I can make it work to meet up. We have some time after Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con to set up other events if you have a lead on something in the west that’s inexpensive. For those who want signed books sent to them, just use the order form on this website and we’ll get them to you as soon as we arrive in the U.S.

If you want one of our books or penguins, preordering will ensure that you get what you want. Our supplies are limited, so click on the event links above and order what you’d like. We’ll have them ready for you at the event, and you won’t have to worry about us being sold out! Remember, everyone of our Patreon Penguinators gets a discount on items bought at our events. Join today at any level!

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Author Event in Salt Lake City: Vote now!

City Cakes and Café has generously given me space to hold an author signing on June 5, 2019 for my books, including “Disneyland Is Creativity” and “The Haunted Mansion Is Creativity.” I’ll give a short overview of creativity based on Disneyland’s structure and history and answer any questions. Then I will be happy to sign books; there might even be some stuffed penguins available. If you would like to vote on what time you can show up, there is a Facebook poll open until Jan 24, 2019.

Of course, City Cakes will be open for you to purchase refreshments. They specialize in vegan and gluten-free food. My favorite items were the lemon blueberry scones, waffles and the vegan sausage and cheezy potato wrap, but I’m pretty sure I ate everything on the menu. City Cakes is locally owned and operated, and they’ve expanded since I’ve been there last with a second café in Draper and a warehouse that allows them to deliver their baked goods to other coffee shops and stores.

When I lived in Salt Lake City, City Cakes and Café was like my second home. I spent many hours, days and weeks sitting at one of their tables enjoying breakfast, lunch or a snack while writing my next great article. The location in Salt Lake City (1860 S 300 W suite D) is smaller, so we’re going to pray for good weather.