PoptropiCon Island

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Island Extras: Wallpaper 1 & 2 / Poster / Screensaver / Craft / BingoChampions Map 12 & 3

Everyone is dressed up for the biggest sci-fi and fantasy convention in Poptropica. At PoptropiCon, the most important thing isn’t what you do — it’s how you look doing it!

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[Episode 1: Line Forms Here] PoptropiCon is the hottest ticket in town. It’ll take all your wits — and more than a few disguises — to crash the party!

[Episode 2: Spoiler Alert] The winner of the PoptropiCon costume contest will earn a one-of-a-kind prize. See if you can put together the ultimate villain outfit, but beware — the action at this convention is about to get real!

[Episode 3: Reign of Omegon] Omegon has taken over PoptropiCon, and he won’t stop until he’s transformed everyone into a hench-bot. Only you can acquire the powers of the Mighty Action Force to battle Omegon and free the convention goers. Join the resistance today!

Photos

These pictures are collected in your Poptropica photo album in the profile section. Click to enlarge.

Trivia

  • PoptropiCon Island is Poptropica’s 40th island, and its first episode was released to members on August 28, 2014, plus it came out for everyone on September 18, 2014. For its release, the login screen featured cosplaying characters running across, as well as text advertising Captain Crawfish’s video guide.
  • This is the first island for which the Creators have released an official video walkthrough.
  • “PoptropiCon” is a mix of the words “Poptropica convention”.
  • Common room: Facili-Tee (episode 1 – for the first time, the common room was released some time after the island itself came out), Atrium (episode 2 – this room contains references to Legendary Swords), Boiler Room (episode 3)
  • The PoptropiCon logo is a spoof on that of the annual San Diego Comic Con — both feature an eye and yellow text surrounding the top and left sides.
  • Bucky Lucas, the name of the actor who plays Thor according to episode 1, first appears as a retired star on Reality TV Island. When you give this info to one of the guys in line for the restroom, he says he’d been thinking of Kirk Strayer – the cocky actor from Back Lot Island.
  • Fremulon may be inspired by Klingon, an extraterrestrial species from Star Trek with its own alien language, also like Fremulon.
  • In Norse mythology, Thor is the god of thunder, and his hammer is the Mjolnir, which you acquire in episode 1.
  • In the background of the restroom line in episode 1, there is a sign for Queequeg’s Coffeehouse – first seen in Back Lot Island.
  • Mighty World Force could be a reference to Marvel’s The Avengers (2012), as the characters seem to resemble Captain America (World Guy), Hawkeye or Black Widow (Elf Archer – not to be confused with Black Widow from Counterfeit Island!), and Iron Man (Gold Face).
  • The wizard whose costume you rip off from others in Episode 1 looks like Gandalf.
  • When you beat the Cheetah Bandit, you say “cheetahs never prosper!” – a play on the phrase “cheaters never prosper”.
  • The Power Amulet you win from the Cheetah Bandit is made of a bottle cap that says “Hex Cola”, perhaps a spoof of the term “hex color” – codes used to distinguish colors on the web.
  • The jetpack manual instructions are labeled “ström ryggsäck”, which means “stream backpack” in Swedish (styled like a true IKEA product!). The last step, on the back of the sheet, is “färdiggjord” – which means “ready-made”.
  • Some of the movie poster parodies found throughout the island (such as The Hobo for The Hobbit) have been seen on other islands as well, such as Back Lot and Virus Hunter.
  • The lavatory stalls (port-a-potties) in episode 1 are labeled “John Co.” – john is also an informal word for ‘toilet’.
  • In Episode 2, the “Pony Bros” poster seen on the Expo Floor is most likely a reference to the “brony” fanbase for My Little Pony. That’s probably why the ponies are male. You can see what is known as a ‘cutie mark’ in the shape of a heart on the pink pony to the left. The left pony strongly resembles Pinkie Pie and the one to the left strongly resembles Spike.
  • The “cosmic paddleboarder” poster in the theater may be a reference to Marty McFly and his hoverboard from the Back to the Future movies.
  • Stan Ditko (creator of Elf Archer), whom you meet in episode 2, is likely a reference to Marvel superhero co-creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
  • The “Popular Media Collectibles” table includes toys of Dr. Hare (villain of 24 Carrot Island), Balloon Boy (an ongoing joke since Counterfeit Island), Captain Crimson (of the Skullduggery toy line), and a statue of one of the Daily Pop stand-in guys in a Fries costume (from the Store).
  • The banner of “Proto-13” in the exhibit hall parodies Astro Boy.
  • Many of the superheroes exhibited are parodies of characters from popular culture: Teen Arachnid is Spider-Man, Fashion Ninja is Sakura from Naruto, Dirt Claude is a golem, and so on.
  • Reign of Omegon (episode 3) seems to be a vague reference to The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which was in the works at around the same time of the island episode.
  • Members get an exclusive printable PoptropiCon poster, customized with your Poptropican! Members also get a customizable Lunar Colony and Game Show Costume. More coming soon!

Video Guide

For a written walkthrough with pictures, click on Guide at the top of this page.

Episode 1: Line Forms Here

Episode 2: Spoiler Alert

Episode 3: Reign of Omegon

discuss poptropicon island here~

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48 thoughts on “PoptropiCon Island

  1. monique says:

    this is gonna be cool island it will probably be with costumes that you can customize and those little stands

  2. Loud Lizard says:

    I think this is the one where you can destroy and build what ever you want! Check the creator’s blog on poptropica! Its gonna be epic! Can’t wait!

  3. Nervous Skunk says:

    I’m the girl who you were talking to at Reality TV island common room earlier. I just said that you were cute in the game you act like I’m in love with you! Just in the game! ❤

    • Red Spider says:

      first of all this fraud nervous skunk has the same hovercard as loud lizard so you are lying
      second of all the odds of seeing a phb reader in a common room is very rare

  4. Fast Flame says:

    I can’t wait for PoptropiCon Island! It kinda sounds like a cross between Mocktropica and the Create Your Dream Island runnerup Fashion Crisis Island, like Advika noted earlier. Is it gonna be in episodes? I hope not. Two episodic islands per six months sounds fine to me. Besides, something like PoptropicCon Island, from the descriptions, is best in a normal format. 😀

      • Poptropical gal says:

        That happened to me too! Go to the boy who asked you for the fremulon mask and speak to him again. Wait for him to finish talking before going back to the stand. He should talk to you. Hope this helps!

  5. Magic Snowball (Add me on poptropica as kkool223) says:

    Hey fishy! The poptropi-con posters are like the comic-con posters! I think poptropi-con and comic-con are related! Check this out;
    Comic con posters: http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.comicbook.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F01%2FComic-Con.png&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcomicbook.com%2Fblog%2F2014%2F01%2F10%2Fsan-diego-comic-con-only-selling-single-day-badges-in-2014%2F&h=674&w=550&tbnid=yZYuYDp0ZNC4UM%3A&zoom=1&docid=iudb6M6hOb0nEM&ei=ENnxU6LPDY7n8AWrz4HACg&tbm=isch&ved=0CDEQMygQMBA&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=1153&page=1&start=0&ndsp=20 (wow long link!)
    poptropi con poster: http://slipperyraptorsblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/conback1.png?w=236&h=236&crop=1 (Look for the little poster above the sign that says ”convention center”

    Slanted Fish: Yeah, PoptropiCon’s logo is a spoof of Comic Con’s. 🙂

  6. ♫★Scary Plug★♫ 卌 says:

    Great island, loved it! 😀 I also noticed that some NPCs were from different islands – for instance, Night Watch, Wild West and Spy Island. 🙂

    • ♫★Scary Plug★♫ 卌 says:

      Whoops, slight mistake (I think)! 😄 I guess the NPCs were just dressing up as the other NPCs from different islands (since it’s a cosplay convention). 🙂

  7. 15wongnh1 says:

    Trivia: Mighty World Force could be a reference to The Avengers (2012), as one of the characters seems to be a reference to Captain America, complete with shield.

    Slanted Fish: Gold Face probably represents Iron Man, and Elf Archer may be a nod to Black Widow or Hawkeye. Good tip! 🙂

  8. Olive says:

    I Found This Thing Weird On 24 Carrot Island Because When You Get yOuR rObOT hElMeT yOu should bE hYpNoTiSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Silver Wolf says:

    The “Pony Bros” poster seen on the Expo Floor is most likely a reference to the fandom of “Bronies” for My Little Pony, which are usually adult/pre-teen/teenage males who like the show; that’s probably why the ponies are male. You can see what is known as a ‘cutie mark’ in the shape of a heart on the pink pony to the left. The left pony strongly resembles Pinkie Pie and the one to the left strongly resembles Spike.
    My friends like the show (I personally don’t), which is why I know this. ;p

    Slanted Fish: Thanks for the trivia; I’ve added it in. 🙂

  10. Trusty Biker says:

    Slanted Fish, what app do you use to videotape the walk through? Is it available for a TOSHIBA computer?

    Slanted Fish: There are plenty of screen recording softwares out there, so research the options available for your computer. 😉

  11. yamacomur says:

    The new games announced at episode two (Moon Trampoline 2 and Galaxy Litigation Online) ‘s prequels (Moon Trampoline and Galaxy Litigation) can be seen on Lunar Colony inside the ”Barracks” at the Moon.

    • ★Brave Tomato★ says:

      Agh, I saw this comment late 😛 When I watched the walkthrough for the first time, when the captain referenced me, I burst out in a weird laugh. I didn’t see it coming. 😄 It was awesome- and a real honor- though. 😀

  12. Hello says:

    This island. THIS ISLAND. Lemme just say….
    Oh my gosh this island is the best out of the newer ones. Good music/sound effects, references…..yup.

  13. Christopher says:

    When dose it come out to the people who are not members.

    slantedfish: All three episodes of PoptropiCon are already out for everyone.

  14. derrick says:

    I noticed that everybody is like a Marvel character. Omegon is Ultron, Alphon is Vishon, Goldface is Ironman, Henchbot is a Ultron robot, World-guy is Captain America, Kid Arachnid is Spiderman, Dirt CLaud is Thing, Growman is Mr fantastic, Trash collector is Modok, Elf archer is Hawkeye, Mutton chops is Wolverine or Hulk, K man is Thor, Dr smarty pance is Ant man, And Stan Ditko is Stan Lee.

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