Lights? Check. Internet connection? Check. Dr. Beev—wait, come again?
This weekend, we hosted the Poppies, our annual fan-directed Poptropica awards event, in celebration with the PHB’s 12th birthday. And what an event!
Despite the lack of Multiverse rooms (that feature disappeared a while back), just a few classic head-to-head mini-games to play (only Balloons, Sky Dive, and Star Link remain), and our decision to forego the traditional livestream in favor of concentrating our energy on announcing Poppies winners via our PHC Discord chat server, we had fun in the presence of emojis of all kinds (including the beloved Dr. Beev, the Dr. Hare/beaver parody from Mocktropica Island) and hit up the Party Time Tower on Time Tangled and Midas Gym on Mythology to shake the floors with our stellar outfits and groovy dance moves.
But enough about that, right? You want to know who won, and we’re here to bring you the highlights. Our winners for the 2020 Poppies are…
🏆 Gameplay Awards
- OG Island We’ll Miss Most: Astro-Knights Island (runner-up: Mystery Train)
- Best Pet Accessory: Buccaneer Hat (runner-up: Flower Headband)
- Best Clubhouse Decor: Poptropica blimp (runner-up: Fox)
- Best Home Island Makeover: Halloween (runner-up: Wizardry)
- Best Quippy: 24 Carrot (runner-up: Escape From Pelican Rock)
- Best Default Character: Old School (runners-up: Love Star and Girl Power)
- Worst Paywall Offender of the Year: Classic islands return for members only (runner-up: Store items that used to be for all return as members only)
🏆 Community Awards
- Popular Poptropican: idk*, creator of the Old Island Directory and admin on the Poptropica Club Discord server (*in acknowledgement of winning the award two years in a row, idk handed the title to noveen, one of this year’s nominees and fellow admin on the Poptropica Club) (runner-up: Thinknoodles, YouTuber known for Poptropica walkthroughs)
- Best Fan Art of the Year: “Endgame” by Magniventris (runner-up: “Untitled” by anne14tco)
- Best Fan Video of the Year: “The Poptropica Timeline” by Dimension Bros (runners-up: “Can I make GOOD Poptropica art?” by roseshards, and “THIS IS FOR THE OGs!! | Poptropica Reality TV: Wild Safari | Road to Captain Thinknoodles” by Thinknoodles)
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 Poppies!! 🏆 And if you’re interested in knowing the rankings of each nominee, head on over to the PHC and check out the pinned messages to scroll up in the chat. We’ll leave the pins for some time, but not forever, so check them out while you can.
As an added bonus, here’s a quick thank-you video from Theo of Dimension Bros, whose channel won Best Fan Video (you may recall the PHB’s spotlight post for them last month). Thanks for celebrating with us! 🥳
🎨 “Best Fan Art of the Year” Nominee Gallery
We’re always impressed by what this fandom produces. To celebrate that, we’re showcasing our top nominees for this year’s “Best Fan Art” award:
Thanks to all of you who nominated, voted, came out for the Poppies awards show—and most of all, for being part of the Poptropica community in ways big and small. 💙 Also, happy birthday to the PHB! 🥳 We’re grateful to you, dear reader, for your part in making these 12 years so special.
A minute of beauty onstage is years of work offstage. Now let’s pick up those Dr. Beev emojis littered all over the blue carpet and get it rolled back up!
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