On the final day of Ogden UnCon 2019, Shad Engkilterra is scheduled to present “Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion: 50 Years of Creativity” in the Ogden Eccles Conference Center Executive Conference Room. Taking a tour through the Haunted Mansion, attendees will get history of the Haunted Mansion and tips on becoming more creative.
At our booth, there will be penguins, books, Buddhas and posters. Our stuffed penguins are handmade with hand-embroidered eyes. Many of them are dressed in costumes; there are pirates, hipsters, BerryBerets and Sally. Jack and Pintel were adopted on Saturday.
Books by Shad Engkilterra and Darren Lamb are ready to be consumed. Shad’s books include “Disneyland Is Creativity,” “The Haunted Mansion Is Creativity” and “The Pirate Union” – a rollicking adventure on the high seas sanctioned by the bureaucrats that run the PU. Darren’s books are light with Buddhist philosophy and heavy with tension and action. If you want to live a better adventure, Darren’s stories are a great place to start.
The Buddhas at our table include Yoda Buddha, Mickey Buddha, and Rick Buddha. Embedded in each Buddha is a seed of the Bodhi tree and a dorje, which is a tool used to bring positive energy to life. Strong Jesus and Cthulu Buddy Christ are also available.
Our posters include Penguin Motivational posters and Disneyland photos from The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Bug’s Land. If you need something a little more pop culture, ask to see our comprehensive selection of Russian Lobby Cards featuring movies from the last two years. Priced at a dollar each, these collectibles are ready to take home.
The first three (3) people to come to our booth and say “Penguinating is the power of positive creativity” will get a tiny Avenger!
We’re upstairs, and our penguins are waiting for you!
Penguinate.com is going to Ogden UnCon in Utah from June 7 to 9, 2019! We’re bringing penguins, posters and books, and our proposal for the panel “The Haunted Mansion: 50 Years of Creativity” was accepted!
The guest list includes Toby Stephens from “Black Sails” and “Lost in Space” (2018), Naomi Grossman from “American Horror Story,” and Sophia the robot, the world’s first artificial intelligent citizen. Fans of Sid and Marty Krofft’s “Land of the Lost” will be able to meet the stars of the show from the mid-1970s; Phil Paley (Cha-Ka), Kathy Coleman (Holly) and Wesley Hure (Will) are all scheduled to be in Ogden.
Chris Kattan is scheduled to be at Ogden UnCon. (The Saturday Night Live Alum and star of “Corky Romano” is also scheduled for Lilac City Comicon 2019; I hope he doesn’t think we’re stalking him! Maybe we can carpool.)
Organized by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop participant Russ Adams, Ogden UnCon is set up to be an unconventional and untamed con experience. Many activities will take place late into the night with some scheduled for 24 hours of con-goer participation. As with any convention, guests and panels are subject to change. Get your tickets to Ogden UnCon.
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.