14th May: The countdown to the Altador Cup has begun. Signs-up start in ten days. In the meantime you can read news about each team as two are added each day.
7th May: The Expanded Calendar is two years old today. [C:]
2nd May: The Faeries are offering daily quests! (Is this an annual thing? It's definitely happened before.) Main account only.
27th Apr: The Limited Edition Cybunny are being released for creation today! They're released in batches so you may have to wait to catch one if they're not currently available in Create A Pet.
In other news, TNT have stated that signups for Altador Cup VIII will begin on 24th May. Be sure to use up last year's prize shop points before then, as they will be forever lost after that date.
26th Apr: Thanks to Silvercomet23 and Amberkad for answering my query - I have updated the Special Issues with the information that there was no item given out to those whose work was included in this year's Grey Day issue of the Neopian Times. [:(]
20th Apr: Scores Galore is on in the Games Room! Send five scores instead of three, from today until the 28th.
4th Apr: Confirmed - the April Fool's Avatar can only be obtained today, the 4th. It now has its own entry on the calendar. [=D]
Also, I've added a link to TEC's News (here) to the navigation. I'm trying to post more helpful stuff here so I felt it ought to be more accessible.
2nd Apr: I was bumping an Expanded Calendar topic on the Help Chat yesterday, listing April's events, and we had some debate about when it is possible to obtain the April Fools avatar ('Quiguki Armageddon'). The info I have here on TEC says that you can get it by viewing the News page after the prank has been taken down on the 1st. But someone else said that they thought you could get the avatar on the 2nd, and someone else again said that they thought it was the 4th.
I'll be testing the suggested days with my side accounts (it's allowed as I won't be gaining items or neopoints) and will get back to you with the results. [C=]
1st Apr: April is here! [C:] Watch out for April Fools Day pranks.
26th Mar: This year's Festival of Neggs has commenced! According to the FAQs it will run until April 14th. Is Daily Dare likely to start during that time or afterwards?
18th Mar: Thanks to Minemoe for answering my query - I have updated the Special Issues with the information that the 'Green Alkenore' was given out to those whose work was included in this year's Illusen Day issue of the Neopian Times. [=3]
2nd Mar: In the latest Editorial, TNT has stated that the Daily Dare is being postponed until after the Tyrannia plot/war. We still do not have an exact date, however.
1st Mar: Hello, March. [=D]
28th Feb: Be sure you've picked up your Monthly Freebies for February before we turn over to March. [C=]
26th Feb: Updated the Tonu Day entry with this year's release, which was 20,000+.
24th Feb: TEC is now listed at The Parisian and Sea. [=3]
18th Feb: New entry: Anti Valentine's Day. Anti V Day has now been celebrated in the news for two years running, so there's a good chance that it is an annual event. [C=]
12th Feb: Thanks to Mercy_angel for answering my query - I have updated the Special Issues with the information that the 'Pink Flower Garland' was given out to those whose work was included in this year's Valentines Day issue of the Neopian Times. [=3]
5th Feb: Thanks to Dragonsflame_uk for answering my query - I have updated the Special Issues with the information that the 'Jhudoras Harp' was given out to those whose work was included in this year's Jhudora Day issue of the Neopian Times. [=3]
28th Jan: There's been an awful lot of hints from TNT about a new plot on the horizon, hasn't there? [=D]
23rd Jan: Hey, we're back! [=D] I temporarily took down The Expanded Calendar (and my other pages) yesterday morning because I was having some issues with the site where I host my images (a personal website, not an image-hosting site). I still am having said issues, but I've now reuploaded my images elsewhere so I can get TEC and the others back up and running.
15th Jan: Thanks to Chaotizitaet for answering my query - I have updated the Special Issues with the information that the 'Dr. Sloth Stamp' was given out to those whose work was included in the Sloth Appreciation Day issue of the Neopian Times. [=3]
9th Jan: The Fifth Annual Neopies has begun. I've updated its entry.
2nd Jan: I've been advertising TEC on the Help Chat today, in between other things. [=3] And I just received a note from Asura, a community/ranking site, telling me TEC had been featured in that week's rankings, which was very nice.
1st January 2013: Happy New Year, Neopia! We are now in Year 15 and a few little pieces of TEC have been updated to reflect this: namely the year at the top of the calendar, when third Wednesdays fall and when first and second Sundays fall. I'd like to update the Neopian Times SI entry with when Issue 600 is going to be, but I'm not sure counting forward 25 weeks from now would yield an accurate result and I don't know how else to find out. I'll look into that again nearer the time. I think that's everything that changes for the New Year, but please do let me know if I've missed something. [=D]
22nd December: Thanks to Rs_rbn for answering my query, I have updated the Special Issues with the information that the 'Christmas Chomby Plushie' was given out to those whose work was included in the Giving Day issue of the Neopian Times. [=3]
2nd December: There seems to be a new feature to the Advent Calendar this year - hidden snowflakes! Each day the Advent Calendar's new animation will include, somewhere, a snowflake. When clicked on it will reward a small prize. Go snowflake-hunting! [=D] (Thanks to Jellyneo for this info.)
1st December: It's now December! Which, of course, brings with it the Advent Calendar and other wintery things. [=D] I'll be making my usual new month advertising topic on the Help Chat - drop by if you're passing?
11th November: Thanks to Impellent for answering my query, I have updated the Special Issues with the information that the 'Edible Plushie' was given out to those whose work was included in the Halloween issue of the Neopian Times. [=3]
1st November: It's now November, so the month indicator on the Navigation has been changed. Plus I've updated the Haunted Faire entry to reflect this year's.
26th October: Swept TEC's listers today, removing the inactive.
19th October: A total of 10,000 Jetsam were released this Jetsam Day. [=3]
18th October: The Haunted Faire has returned. And according to Jellyneo, Masks of Dread will be included in the Faire as it was last year.
11th October: All the months' event listings are now noticeably shorter because I have moved the links for Monthly Freebies, Half Price Day and Hidden Tower Discount Day into the new 'Monthly' subsection under Other. ('Other' used to be 'All Year'; the All Year links have been demoted to a second subsection themselves, under the same heading.)
The Monthly subsection also sees an entirely new entry: the Game Ratio Change. I'm keeping an eye out for any more monthly events that could be added. If you think of any then do let me know, thanks. [=3]
1st October: Updated the navigation to indicate that it is now October~ [=D] And advertised on the Help Chat.
26th September: Now listed at Pixie Dust. Also, thanks to Shroom3223 for answering my query about the item for the Faerie Festival issue of the NT - for the Special Issues entry.
22nd September: The Faerie Festival was low-key again this year, as it was last year, with no real participatory activities; Poogle Day saw 11,000+ Poogles released; and the NT Special Issues has been updated with the item prize for the Chocolate Ball issue, which was a White Chocolate Lutari - Thanks to Cachorritalinda12 and Star138 for answering my inquiry about that. [C:]
3rd September: I advertised TEC on the Help Chat on the 1st, providing a list of the new month's events. And I've added a new entry to the Account Age section: Max Food Club Bet.
1st September: TEC has a new, pretty linkback button (see Sitely), requested from Seasonal. Thanks, Fangs. [=D] In other news it's now September. Myself I'm most looking forward to Talk Like A Pirate Day - how about you?
31st August: Thanks to Impellent and Pinkcrown123 who kindly answered my neomails about what item was given out for the Neopian Times' Mutant Day issue. The item was 'Dr Sloth Coin' and it has now been added to the Special Issues p2 entry. [C:]
In other news I submitted a news poster about TEC's new layout to the newly-opened Always Connected, a visual ads site.
30th August: One thing I meant to note the other day, about the new layout: It's neither centred nor using percentage widths anymore. It used to be the case that the left and right sections of this layout would each take up 49% of your screen width, whatever resolution you might be viewing in. Unfortunately I had to sacrifice this for the new look. On larger resolutions than mine the guide may appear over-narrow and will stick to the left. I'm not especially bothered by this myself, unless of course you and many others are bothered by it. But currently I see no way around the problem, so... If it does bother you especially, I'd recommend maybe zooming in a bit on your browser.
29th August: I've now proofread the Account Age section, too.
28th August: Today I've proofread most of the entries (all except for the Account Age section). This mostly involved rephrasing to make explanations clearer, inserting more paragraph breaks or adding in bits of new info or links. I did discover that TEC was somehow missing an entry for Blumaroo Day! No idea how that happened, but that grievous lack has now been rectified. [C8]
In retrospect I should maybe have split this task into two sessions. My brain feels vaguely mushy now.
27th August: Shiny new layout alert~! [=D] Well, sort of. If you're a returning visitor then you'll find the layout functions pretty much exactly as it did before, as everything's in the same place. The difference is the fresh lick of green and white paint. Goodbye grungy brown textures, hello clean simplistic webscape.
I hope you like it. [=3] I feel a tad sad letting go of the seafaring theme, but it's in the interests of making TEC feel more tidy and easy-to-use. The Kyrii image in the title is actually the shopkeeper of Mystical Surroundings... Or, er, maybe our Kyrii is the shopkeeper's brother? Who knows.
26th August: Listed at The Directory.
6th August: Added 'Neopian Times Writing Quill' as the item given out for Issue 550 in the Neopian Times Special Issues entry. Also, I was told that all Neopets were temporarily turned Mutant for the first ever Mutant Day, so I have now included that info.
2nd August: August! Hello, August! [C=] Changed the month indicator on the navigation, which I should have done yesterday but forgot. What I did do yesterday, however, was advertise TEC on the Help Chat by posting a list of this month's events and keeping it bumped up for a few hours. I may have mentioned this before but I try to do this at the beginning of every month, although I didn't do it for July because I was ill at the beginning of July. [=(]
26th July: Listed at Akakosui's Directory.
23rd July: Listed at Scamander Directory. [C=]
12th July: Now listed at Hunters Of The Links' Directory. [=3]
3rd July: I will admit to a moment of dread when the announcement about the new Community Central mentioned 'a new and improved Calendar'. [=O] But there's nothing to worry about, as it turns out. They've taken the improvement in a different direction to TEC. While the Calendar page itself looks little changed, the calendar module at the Community hub includes dates for Neo's many contests and spotlights, which I think is pretty neat. [C=]
29th June: Updated the Altador Cup entry with this year's results. Well done, Kreludor. [=3]
1st June: Hello, June! The navigation's month indicator has been updated. [C=]
23rd May: And at Delta Directory.
21st May: Listed at Maltieca.
7th May: The Expanded Calendar is one year old today! Happy Birthday, TEC. [C;]
1st May: Updated the month indicator on the navigation. [=3]
15th Apr: Since Lawyerbot Appreciation Day has now been celebrated two years running, it now has its own entry here. Check it out! [=D]
11th Apr: Now listed at The Secret Library.
10th Apr: TEC is now listed at Serendipity.
1st Apr: Hello, April! The navigation indicator has now been updated. [=3]