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ToonFest at OMG!Con - Saturday Summary

Posted by The Toontown Team on June 13, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Welcome to the second installment of the OMG!Con Daily Updates! Apologies for bringing it to you a day late, but the excitement of ToonFest proved to take us longer to wrap up than we expected! This post is going to update you once again on all the toontastic things happening here in Owensboro.



Here's what happened on the second day of ToonFest at OMG!Con 2016!

Player Shoutouts

  • Laura came clad head to toe in a Resistance Ranger uniform! We gaped in awe and wonder at the majesty of the unform come to life. If there's an image that defines toontastic, you're looking at it!
  • Katie, also known as Brown Mouse, came in a custom made shirt that featured an OMG!Con pocket, a pile of gags, and a model of her Toon's head on the back. We learned that she's been playing for quite a while and it's all because her aunt introduced the game to the family!
  • The Soundless Cult is a group of players who were adorned in matching shirts. They were representatives of a larger community of soundless members who have banded together to beat cogs and fight boarding group discrimination. What a powerful example of teamwork in the spirit of the Toon Resistance! You go guys!

Toontown's ToonFest

On Saturday we held our first and most exciting panel of the weekend, ToonFest. The panel featured our art director, Roxana, also known as Boo Boo; the brains behind Toontown Rewritten, Sam, also known as Shockley; the programmer and virtual reality extraordinaire, Aidan, also known as Hawkheart; the renowned system administrator and technical operator, Jeremy, also known as Fat McStink; the unconventional convention planner, Jacob, also known as Weird Wacko; and the illustrious real life alter-ego for Sir Max and Community Manager, Joey!

After the announcement that our first advertisement had reached 100,000 views just this week, the team also debuted a brand new advertisement shown for the first time to the attendees of ToonFest 2016.


Afterwards, the panelists walked us through updates on Toontown Retextured, Toontown Rerigged (a new project!), Toontown and Virtual Reality, as well as many behind the scenes looks at the development of the game.

The panel featured several looks at concept art, behind the scenes, and other goodies that will be available on the full recording after the event is over on the Toontown Rewritten YouTube Channel. Here are some quick behind the scenes facts to tide you over till you can watch it for yourself!
  • The main location for the in-game September Toonfest event was originally planned to be on top of a hill.
  • Confetti and Jellybean cannons were originally features we wanted to incorporate as a part of the Toonfest Event Area. Joey also hinted at them maybe making an appearance in the future. Stay TOONed!
  • Riggy Marole has a unique head shape. The model for his head is different than that of any other rabbit!
  • The texture artist responsible for all the new clothing items and accessories that you see in game is Maya, aka Slate Blue Rabbit, who traveled all the way from Israel to join us at ToonFest

The Big Unveiling

Much like Storm Sellbot's announcement last year, this year our panel came with a rather big announcement. This year, Toontown Rewritten will be holding its very first Toon Species Election.



While Alec Tinn, our eccentric elector, is still working out all of the nitty gritty details, the beginning of the election will start with you guys -- the players -- nominating new species' for Toons that you would like to see in Toontown. Stay TOONed to our blog for more updates on the Species Election. We'll be posting more info later on down the road on how the nominations and the election itself will work.

Jesse Schellivision


Just like last year, the original creator of Disney's Toontown Online, Jesse Schell, was gracious enough to answer some questions from the players of Toontown Rewritten. We asked you all to submit your questions to us and boy did you deliver! If your question was answered during the video, you will be contacted by TTR Staff with details about receiving your prize pack!

Thanks everyone for all the awesome questions! Jesse's responses won't disappoint.

New Accessories

Codes for new, exclusive, accessories have been released for those who picked up one of the cards at OMG!Con. Don't worry though, even if you aren't able to attend OMG!Con, you wont be missing out. There are some awesome new accessories available to you as well that you'll be able to grab by inputting the code "omgcon2016". These codes are not in the game yet, but once they are, we'll let you know!

Racing Tournament

Late in the evening we held a racing tournament where 43 players battled it out for medals, trophies, and prestige. Competition was fierce! Players were neck and neck the whole way through, especially in the final three races. However, in the end, four of the best racers Toontown has to offer claimed victory.



In 4th place was Renee, also known as Colonel Cog Defeater; in 3rd place was Jacob, also known as Renderer; in 2nd place was Gianluca, also known as Comet; in 1st place is Eric, also known as Little Wacko Fumbledorf. Major props to you guys on your excellent racing skills!

From Players to Game Designers

In the mid-afternoon we held our second panel for this year where we discussed a bit of the history behind Toontown Rewritten, telling personal stories about joining the team, setting up major events, and answering a lot of fan questions.

The panel featured Roxana, Aidan, Sam, Joey, and Jeremy from the previous panel, as well as three new additions: Yorke, our lead musical composer; Eric, one of our Support leads; and Chris, one of support and moderation team members.

This panel, just like our other videos, will be available on the Toontown Rewritten YouTube Channel once the convention is over.

Sir Max Gets Pied!

In a valiant -- and successful -- effort to prove he isn't a cog, Sir Max's equally wacky and fearless alter-ego, Joey, challenged people to a pie throwing and a pie eating contest. However, it was the fans that were doing the throwing and him that was doing the eating!



By the end of the ordeal, Joey had been hit with over fifteen pies of various flavors! That's quite a lot more than the three he was hit with last year. Since no cog can withstand such a powerful joke, we're confident in saying that Joey is, in fact, quite "Toon Enough".

What's Coming Up?

While OMG!Con might be over, the next blog post will feature highlights from what happened on here in Owensboro on June 12th. We'll wrap that all up for you as soon as possible - as well as provide you with videos from the exciting weekend!

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nedrockenboom said on June 13, 2016 at 6:12 AM
Amazing!

LilĂ˝ said on June 13, 2016 at 6:27 AM
cool!

Ooowoo said on June 13, 2016 at 7:13 AM
I sure had a blast attending this weekend! There were many toontastic activities! I hope to attend next year if you guys do it again next year!

super cat said on June 13, 2016 at 7:24 AM
that trailer was awesome!

Ness said on June 13, 2016 at 7:26 AM
Yay, can't wait for the Toon Election! I wonder if lizard is a popular option...

Melody said on June 13, 2016 at 7:27 AM
Toonfest looks awesome, as always! Wish i could be there but i hope everyone is having fun!

Fluffy Doggenwoof said on June 13, 2016 at 7:40 AM
Sweet! I'd love to have a bunch of pies in the face! And I mean in the game when I have my own slice of pie.

Toon said on June 13, 2016 at 7:58 AM
It was fun, and I'm glad i got to partake!

Guilhermo23 said on June 13, 2016 at 7:59 AM
Very nice party... I like very much this things.

Ladybug Gigglehopper (Laura) said on June 13, 2016 at 8:04 AM
Hey guys! Thank you SO MUCH for the shoutout! I'm so glad you all loved the uniform :)

Archimedes said on June 13, 2016 at 8:14 AM
I'm not the only one with a Resistance Ranger cosplay! Woohoo!

Toontastic toon said on June 13, 2016 at 8:26 AM
i did not get to do anything cause my computer was not working aw man!

Little Tom Jabbermonkey said on June 13, 2016 at 8:44 AM
Great summary, I wish I could have been there!! A couple friends let me know that Jesse answered one of my questions and I was in total shock; being a small part of ToonFest is so amazing! Thank you TTR Team, Jesse Schell, and all the Toons who made this possible!!!

fireball said on June 13, 2016 at 8:58 AM
I did not participate but I still think it must of been awesome because Royko64 was there and other cool people that play the game

Lollipop Sparkletwist said on June 13, 2016 at 8:58 AM
I'm excited for these new things coming out soon! ;)

Princess said on June 13, 2016 at 9:02 AM
Woohoo! Glad OMG!con was a success this year

Ethan said on June 13, 2016 at 9:15 AM
You guys got me with that uploading video, but awesome new ad!

Mrs Snifflesnooker said on June 13, 2016 at 9:24 AM
Thanks for sharing with us toons that couldn't be there!!

Trixie Wonderswirl ( Pink Cat 108 Laff ) said on June 13, 2016 at 9:43 AM
I hope all of you toontastic toons that went had an toontastic time! I wish I could have gone but its so far away from where I live! Well, theres still the Toonfest in-game coming on September 19th this year! :D Also, I cant wait to put in the code "omgcon2016" and see what the toons that didnt go to OMG!CON ( And I ) get the things that come in the code! :D

Bunny Hop Nibble said on June 13, 2016 at 10:04 AM
That's so epic ! :'D I can't wait to see the video and the event in the future on YouTube :> Stay awesome, TTR !

Prince Miles Bananamonkey said on June 13, 2016 at 10:08 AM
a species election? i wonder what species everyone will nominate, i honestly would have a species or 2 myself that i wanna nominate, i'll keep it secret though. :)

Wallaby said on June 13, 2016 at 11:22 AM
Kangaroo should be an option for a new species!!!! Toonfest seems so fun I wish I could have gone

Toony said on June 13, 2016 at 11:33 AM
THE TOONTOWN HYPE IS REAL!

peanut said on June 13, 2016 at 1:26 PM
Cool

Santos said on June 13, 2016 at 3:25 PM
What new species can we add?

Pickles said on June 13, 2016 at 3:52 PM
Seems like You all had a great time! Excited for the election. Will you post the top toons winners soon?

Clyde said on June 13, 2016 at 4:11 PM
Wow TOON SPECIES ELECTION? Can't wait!

captain lemonflipper said on June 13, 2016 at 4:15 PM
i wish i can go to toonfest

Spike The Third said on June 13, 2016 at 4:29 PM
I demand a Penguin!

Spike The Fourth said on June 13, 2016 at 4:32 PM
I demand a turtle!

lily said on June 13, 2016 at 4:35 PM
cool

Cat Magnet said on June 13, 2016 at 5:15 PM
I Hope the New Species is a WOLF!!! OWOOOOO!!!!

Silly said on June 13, 2016 at 5:25 PM
ok to be honest I don't play much anymore but with the new species I will want to!!

Dudemaster said on June 13, 2016 at 5:52 PM
I like ToonFests. They sound fun!

qeencandyfizzlefudy said on June 13, 2016 at 6:01 PM
i want cow sooooooo badly

Electric charge said on June 13, 2016 at 6:19 PM
Will the cogs invade this election too. If they do we are in for a pack of fun!

Buck said on June 13, 2016 at 6:40 PM
Can't wait for the election!!! I would like to see wolves or foxes.

Mana said on June 13, 2016 at 7:18 PM
Wow! That seems like it was a blast! Wish I could of went. What really excites me most about this blog is the Toon Species Election, and honestly I'd like to see some kind of species with stripes that'd be cool. (Not really referring to Zebra. just basically any kind of animal that has stripes)

Tiger Lily said on June 13, 2016 at 7:42 PM
Awesome !! I loved how personal and up closed the Staff and the Players are playing Toontown there next to each others. I can't wait to see more from the Fest 2016. I would like to suggest a Frog or a Walrus for the new toon .... I think they are very different from the others.

Super Zany said on June 14, 2016 at 5:11 AM
Aw, I left Kentucky on Sunday so I didn't get a card. >.< At least I'll be able to see thee accessories in action on others, haha. This was AMAZING and I'm so happy I was a part of it! :D

Evil Yeti said on June 14, 2016 at 7:20 AM
I LOVE the retro style commercial. Brings back nostalgia. :)

Sir Trickalot said on June 14, 2016 at 8:31 AM
Sounds like I missed out of a lot of toontastic activities! Hopefully next year I could go!

Mr. Kat said on June 14, 2016 at 10:27 AM
Cant wait for the species election keep up the great work TTR team!

Wacko Whatsit said on June 14, 2016 at 1:06 PM
Im dying to see an elephant. Perhaps it would only come in the fat size? PLEASEEEE

Lightfall said on June 14, 2016 at 4:05 PM
What are the voting options? I mean, also, how do we NOMINATE? I can't wait to hear more about the Toon Species Election! I'm sure that I will attend!

Lightfall said on June 14, 2016 at 4:25 PM
Some of the Alpha players have a dark memory of the Election in 2014.... oh... poor Slappy. I hope a lot that the Cogs will not take over again! (Actually, if they did, it'd be lots of fun! Please make the surprise come true!) I wonder how this Election will be set up and if it'll be an in-game event or a blog post. How will they showcase the new Toon Species? How will we be able to nominate? (I want wolves! I saw someone else with this idea and I agree! Maybe foxes too?) All of this will be up to Alec Tinn, and no matter what, it'll be a pack of fun!0 By Lightfall

Sally Wrinkle Nugget|119 said on June 15, 2016 at 12:36 AM
Only if OMG!Con could come to Australia :D

Big Hector said on June 15, 2016 at 5:02 AM
Cool! I like ToonFest because of the pies. Mmmm, pies......

Bolts said on June 15, 2016 at 7:54 AM
You guys have A LOT of great ideas! Heck, the Toon Species Election has to be the most unexpected event to EVER happen in TTR! Kudos to you, guys! P.S. Will the Cog battles and Toontasks have variety (and challenge) in the future?

Colonel Rainbow said on June 15, 2016 at 8:42 AM
This looks so fun! I hope everyone had a fantastic and toony time! I have to go next year to see everyone.

Winning Pink E Racer said on June 15, 2016 at 9:38 AM
How about an Argus Monitor Lizard, toontowns' first cold blooded toon!

Monkey Doo Da said on June 15, 2016 at 11:23 AM
They should add a goat Toon because why not?! :P

Sir Sunky said on June 15, 2016 at 11:24 AM
New Species, eh? IM GONNA VOTE FROG! RIBBIT!

Spike said on June 15, 2016 at 12:55 PM
Ooh, where do I sign up for that Soundless Cult?

beepy said on June 15, 2016 at 2:39 PM
poor sir max ;-;

Captain Pepper said on June 15, 2016 at 3:26 PM
Joey is very Toon Enough. I was doing a Cog Building while reading this. Toons of Toontown, help take Toontown back!

flappy said on June 15, 2016 at 3:50 PM
toontastic new thing thanks!!!!!

derviantArt said on June 15, 2016 at 4:39 PM
Now I can make my Sonic OC

Lily ( 111 laff cat ) said on June 16, 2016 at 1:58 AM
Ooooo! I can't wait to see what the species choices are! Have a nice time at OMGCon! I can't go :C I live too faraway and there's school and ugh...

Skinny Romeo Googleton said on June 16, 2016 at 5:20 AM
I think there should be a type that lets us become looking like Riggy Marole. Also, is there gonna be Goats, Cows, and Chickens at the Toon Species Election?

Rose said on June 16, 2016 at 11:58 PM
I can't wait for the species election!! I hope an elephant will be an option :)

Ozzie 136 Coral Dog No Bump said on June 17, 2016 at 2:37 PM
Wish I could have been there with my fellow toons to participate in all the fun :(.

Joshua said on June 17, 2016 at 6:06 PM
I want to vote for shark in the Species Election! :D

Super fireball thundernugget said on June 18, 2016 at 4:19 AM
I liked the commercial, back when tto was around and when we had commercials like these... brings back good old memories. Once a toon, always a toon

Baron said on June 18, 2016 at 5:34 PM
looked awesome, wish I could have been there :(

Skippity said on June 19, 2016 at 6:13 AM
I want them codes, gimme them codes, work hard on those codes.

Skippety said on June 19, 2016 at 6:16 AM
New animals huh? COWS!

Spike said on June 19, 2016 at 2:25 PM
A new type of feline would be toontastic!

Bubba J said on June 19, 2016 at 7:57 PM
I'm so excited that I will be able to go next year, my display has already been planned. Watch out for this green and blue toon next year at OMG! con :)
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