This page was made to document special events our Wiki celebrated. Feel free to use the talk page to suggest future events.
- 1 2010
- 2 2011
- 3 2012
- 4 2013
- 5 2014
- 6 2015
- 7 2017
- 8 2018
- 9 2019
- 10 2020
- 11 2021
- 12 2022
April Fools 2010
In 2010, several pranks were set up. The main page was imported from the dead Brazilian Portuguese Fantendo Wiki, and severely edited from there to be as spammish as possible. The Monaco sidebar was also edited with random things, like an on-going sub-menu chain. Both of them had links to a RanzatsuRoll'd image. The wiki's logo was changed into Dry Skull, and the Site Notice wished everyone a happy Halloween. In addition to all that, the site's name was changed to JesseLand. You can check the last saved version of the main page with the Monaco skin here.
YoshiEgg was handed the task of creating a Easter logo for the wiki. He then had a great idea, hold a contest for users to decorate their own from a template provided, which you can see here. You can see the final version on the right.
Read the Easter blog post here.
April Fools 2011
In 2011, there were less changes and pranks, but they weren't small. For users of the New Wikia Skin, the wiki suddenly was covered in eye-burning colors. Monobook users suffered even more though, as every bit of text was changed into Webdings, rendering everything unreadable (Unless their Monobook.css file used a different font). Read the blog post here and check out the screenshots below.
As of July the 1st, users of the New Wikia Skin would see the new Fantendo logo covered in snow. This is so for the users who don't live in America or Europe, but in the continents on the southern hemisphere (i.e. Australia, Brazil), where it "was" winter.
The Halloween events started with the Halloween Series Swap Day, conducted by the creator of the Series Swap Days and veteran bureoucrat JesseRoo. Later, Fantendo was given a orange and purple skin, which received mixed reviews from some, but was somewhat welcome in the community. It also received a logo change. Later on, a logo redesign, featuring Smile, was proposed. However, the old logo got most votes in support, while most opposed to changing it.
After Halloween was over, the logo was changed to one covered in toilet paper.
Sysop Elections 2012
In 21/01/2012, the day in which the Nova Squad, conducted by Dk64rules, SonicWiki and Halfblood2000 was announced, Fantendo received a skin re-design created by Halfblood2000 to celebrate the new Sysops. The color pallete changed to red and gold tones, and it stayed that way, with a new background, until the next day. Fantendo received a minor redesign that day, and a new logo, made by Arend, was put up.
Valentine's Day 2012
Fantendo went pink for Valentine's Day, and with a logo full of a lotta' love!
Pi Day 2012
On the 3/14/2012, Fantendo made maths fun! Halfblood2000 turning the wiki into a Pi wonderland with his blog announcing the changes. 3.14 was honoured and the new skin.
Whacka Awareness Day 2012
Little would know that 2 days later the Wiki would be undergoing another guise, until Spark01 (t∣b∣c) announced that Friday March 16th would be Whacka Awareness Day. The forgotten Paper Mario character, which Henrydamoose (t∣b∣c) once adopted into Fantendo culture. The Wiki turned Whacka-rrific, with the logo and toolbar colour was changed.
Saint Patrick's Day
The Wicked March continued next day, 17/03, in which Fantendo woke up to find itself covered in green clovers and a emerald skin. A new logo was put up, featuring two four-leaf clovers and a pot with gold.
Additionally, users made their avatars green to avoid being shot by a round of dakka.
Ninja Day 2012
Due to the recent theme changes, ShadowElise (t∣b∣c) randomly and effectively decided in a blog that Monday, March 19th 2012 would be Ninja Day. Some users also wore Ninja-themed avatars to celebrate.
April Fools Day 2012
A Kid Icarus theme was planned to celebrate Fantendo's Angels, but it never came to light. Fantendo turned into a My Little Pony fanon, after a failed Rickroll main page. Sorastitch (t∣b∣c) | gave up on drawing and tried to convince us of a warning from Nintendo. And Mariothemovie (t∣b∣c) announced his latest game.
Fantendo's 5th Birthday: Friday 13th April 2012
The main page went back to basics to celebrate Fantendo's fifth birthday.
And the Fantendo Tourney was concluded where Ella Metals beat Tucker in a 61-27 victory.
80sTendo and SGYTendo
Sorastitch constructed a new 80s theme, which was taken down in less than a day. It was replaced with a new, yellow theme baring ShyGuyYellow's avatar, due to a suggestion by the community.
April Fools Day 2014
As part of April Fools Day 2014, Marina (t∣b∣c) created 404tendo for the beginning of the day. The font was also turned into Comic Sans by Lumoshi (t∣b∣c) and also set Vivaldi to play loudly on wiki activity.
Later, Lumoshi created a second skin, Communistendo, featuring the standard background overlaid with the Soviet flag. The USSR's anthem was also set to play on wiki activity.
Fantendo's 7th Anniversary
Arend fashioned a skin in April 2014 for the anniversary, as well as several other events, including a showcase, awards, and chess tournament.
This time, both the Monobook skin and the Wikia skin underwent the change instead of just only the Wikia skin.
2014 Sysop Elections
April Fools Day 2015
Gay Day 2015
Canada Day 2015
April Fools 2018
Pride Month 2018
Fantendo decked out for LGBT Pride Month with a rainbow wordmark and background.
Fantendo Anniversary 2019
In Early October Shadow Inferno (t∣b∣c) created a new background for the site, after several revisions, the new background is similar to the original however has larger icons and a darker colour palette overall as well as swapping out some of the old franchise logos in the original with more modern ones that are more prominently featured in the at the time most recent release of Super Smash Bros.
For Halloween 2020 Shadow Inferno (t∣b∣c) created a custom Halloween Skin for the wiki, the skin has a primarily bat theme to it and features the Castlevania and Bayonetta franchise logos prominently. Castlevania's version of Death also appears as a silhouette.
For Thanksgiving Shadow Inferno (t∣b∣c) created a custom Thanksgiving Skin and Logo and Lumoshi (t∣b∣c) updated the site's visual colours to fit the theme. The background features a very faded cornucopia surrounded by numerous Duck Hunt, Animal Crossing, Kid Icarus and Pikmin logos as well as an Ice Climbers, Mario and Metal Gear logo appearing around it.
The Christmas 2020 Skin differed from most previous years, opting for a Green-White colouration as opposed to the usual Red-White, Shadow Inferno (t∣b∣c) created the Christmas Skin and Lumoshi (t∣b∣c) updated the visual colours for the theme. The background has Santa's sleigh being lead by Pac-Man with the Star Fox and Duck Hunt Logos accompanying it. The Earthbound Logo is featured prominently being a substitute for the moon with Mario and Yoshi appearing alongside it. The rest of the background is filled with Red, Orange, Yellow and White stars as well as the background itself having a striped pattern with different hues of green.
For the first time on record since 2012, Fantendo featured a unique skin for Valentine's Day. The skin was created by Shadow Inferno (t∣b∣c) and the site was updated by Lumoshi (t∣b∣c) to compliment the new skin. Some users created articles around the theme. The background itself prominently focuses around the Kirby series with Kirby and Ribbon's silhouettes being visible, in addition the logo used the series' star icon as well as the Kid Icarus Icon to represent Cupid's Bow. The prominent feature of the skin was a pink heart (actually just the friend heart from Star Allies) with a shooting star swinging around it.
St. Patrick's Day
Like Valentine's Day before it, St. Patrick's Day was another holiday that hadn't been recorded celebrated since 2012. Like the previous holiday the day received a unique skin created by Shadow Inferno (t∣b∣c) with the site being updated by Lumoshi (t∣b∣c) and OrchidSomnium (t∣b∣c) with a predominantly Green colouration with some orange-red highlights. The skin used features a mostly green, diagonally striped background with a faded maroon band through the middle (this was chosen as Orange was determined to be too strong for the background). The background is decorated with clovers and the Animal Crossing's leaf symbol as well as featuring in the center the Triforce with Fire Emblem's Falchion and Kid Icarus' Bow facing out from the Triforce with two ARMS logos beneath the Triforce facing in opposing directions. The logo took on a green colouration with a pair of clovers featured around the sides of the logo and St. Patrick's cane beneath the word "Fantendo" with the cane's circular top replacing the "o".
April Fools 2021 was a thing, as usual. Since no one on Fantendo is actually funny it was decided to change the wiki to a Captain Crunch themed skin because Shadow Inferno (t∣b∣c) has a strange affinity for a cereal he has never eaten. Lumoshi (t∣b∣c), the most powerful yes man to ever exist changed the skin and the title of wiki for the day, the latter, a rarity because of how irrelevant it otherwise is. The skin was originally an 8K resolution although had to be scaled back because it was too big, also Inferno forgot to check that the vertical parts of the skin lined up so it's got this nice hard cut, good job. The logo was rummaged out of the garbage of an image folder and dusted off, apparently it was originally meant to be the basis of a new logo to replace the old one but no one liked it. I would really appreciate it if Inferno got better material for the next April Fools.
The next day, the skin was changed back. However, links to Mario- and Fire Emblem-related articles started appearing as crossed-out red links, in commemoration of the end of limited release windows for games in those series.
The Easter 2021 skin was designed by Shadow Inferno (t∣b∣c), it was a fairly plain design with a dark-faded pink-red colouration to the background and featured a centerpiece comprised of the Yoshi series' icon as well as various rabbits and the Fatal Fury series' icon. The rabbits included on the art are; Peppy Hare (Star Fox), Polof (Kirby), MIPS (Super Mario), Star Bunny (Super Mario), Buneary (Pokemon), Scorbunny (Pokemon) & Arcade Bunny (Nintendo Badge Arcade). The logo featured a gold and red colouration and a small basket with easter eggs in it.
For the 14th anniversary, the wiki was reverted to its 2011-era skin.
Cinco de Mayo
Shadow Inferno (t∣b∣c) made the first Cinco de Mayo skin in recorded Fantendo history on May 5, 2021. The background and logo both use the Mexican flag's colours, in addition the skin features a floral pattern to distinguish it from other skins, the main featurettes of the skin are based on traditional elements associated with Mexican culture. The logo features a Dahlia and Golden Eagle the national flora and fauna of Mexico respectively.
Shadow Inferno (t∣b∣c) decided to include a second skin for May in 2021, celebrating Vesak, the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. The background features stylized lotus flowers of Orange, Red & Pink-ish colourations atop a water-themed background with small paper lanterns surrounding the smaller Lotus Flowers.
E3 2021 received a unique skin during the four-day period that the event took place over. Similarly, the event saw the return of F3 (Fantendo Fanon Feature) serving as Fantendo's equivalent of to E3. The logo incorporates the 2021 E3 logo alongside a slightly altered colouration for the Fantendo Logo as well as the year "2021". The colour scheme for the logo is a Blue to Pink Gradient. The background is a primarily grey colouration with red and yellow stripes, the typical colours used for E3. The Logos of the major companies that presented at E3 that year were present; Nintendo, Xbox, Bethesda, Ubisoft, EA, Steam, Devolver & Limited Run.
Bastille Day received a unique skin for the day, the skin used a striped Red-Blue-Grey background (the Grey intended as White) to represent the French Flag with several fireworks surrounding the central image. The central image itself was comprised of the Lumiose Tower(representing the Eiffel Tower) as well as two fists, blades and a bow reflecting the revolution aspect of the history.
For April Fools' Day, a special skin was created by Shadow Inferno (t∣b∣c) to commemorate the Great Turtle Migration of Fantendo. The wiki would have had a green and yellow color theme for the occasion, but due to technical difficulties, this was not implemented. Instead, all hyperlinks and usernames on the site were changed to white for the day, making them indistinguishable from regular text.
On Discord, the official server was renamed "Fa" and channels were initially renamed to severely shortened versions of their original names, with #the-jam becoming #th, #game becoming #ga, and so on. Later in the morning, StellaStardown (t∣b∣c) decided that joke wasn't funny enough and renamed the server Squavtendo in honor of Squav, renaming many of the channels and changing the server icon to that of Squav.