Podkinz Ep. 20: Get Creative!





Hosted by Gennelle Webkinz, this podcast is about all things Webkinz! Each episode has a theme and we chat about everything – favorite pets, awesome items, current and upcoming Webkinz events, and more! For fans who want an inside look at Webkinz World, we also feature interviews with Ganz staffers and put a spotlight on different areas in Webkinz.


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…Gennelle and co-host Eric AW talk about expressing creativity! Plus, Gennelle’s in the hot seat in Meet a Ganz-er.


What’s In Our KinzPost?: Our listeners express their creativity in so many ways!


Meet a Ganz-er: Gennelle, whose title is Writer & Social Media Lead, talks about her job!


What’s Next: Let’s talk about fall and what everyone’s most looking forward to!






139 Responses to Podkinz Ep. 20: Get Creative!

  1. candycornfox123 says:

    Gennelle i love u . u are my inspiration want to be just like u

  2. allyisen7 says:

    Oh wow, that sounds so much fun! I know what i want to do when i grow up! Matt, Can people visit Ganz?

  3. allyisen7 says:

    Gennelle, When did you start to work for Ganz?

    • Gennelle Webkinz says:

      Around two years ago!

      • allyisen7 says:

        Wow! that is so COOL! I love to write to ganz! Do you read our fan mail?

        • Gennelle Webkinz says:

          We sure do!

          • allyisen7 says:

            Cool thanks, Gennelle! I was wondering could you write us back, i had wrote a letter to you guys, and i was wondering if you could write me back?

          • allyisen7 says:

            Hey, Gennelle, How old do you have to be to work for Ganz?

          • Matt Webkinz says:

            It’s not a matter of age, but education/experience which means you will need to go to some sort of post-secondary school (University/College) to be able to apply. This is the case for any job, really. So … whatever age you are after all that. :P

          • allyisen7 says:

            Thanks so much, Matt! Thats good to know because, I am 12 years old, and i have always loved webkinz! Same with my brother he is 8. But when i am older i really want to work for ganz and design webkinz! Matt, do you guys design webkinz at ganz?

          • Matt Webkinz says:

            Yep, everything Webkinz related happens here including designing new Webkinz for plush and virtual. But, that’s not just the only thing you would have to do: there’s still new items, events, goals, announcements and promotions to come up with plus all the other day to day operations at Ganz (like responding to players!). Lots to do! :)

          • allyisen7 says:

            Okay, That sounds something like I would want to do! Cool. How long could sketching a brand new webkinz idea take?

          • Matt Webkinz says:

            Hm, not long. The actual creative part of a pet (design and art) only takes a few days and new pets are usually done a few weeks before they’re released. The biggest wait factor is if a plush is needed, and those are designed, created and prepared many months in advanced. We actually have a ‘vault’ (more like a big room), that have all the new pet prototypes lined up by upcoming months. It’s really cool to go in there. ;)

  4. mazziypaziy says:

    This is what i love about fall i cab make big piles of leaves and jump right into them but then i remember that it’s time for school :(

    • mazziypaziy says:

      (let me type it again I made some spelling mistakes) This is what I love about fall. I like making big piles of leaves and jump right into them! (sometimes I get buried too) but then I remember that it’s time for school :(

  5. allyisen7 says:

    Gennelle, What kind of books do you like to read? I can not say! I love just love to read! And I like to write my own stories!

  6. allyisen7 says:

    Hi I am Allyisen7, I love to be creative! I love to write my own stories, draw pictures of all 45 webkinz that I have! I have always loved art class at school I still do! Someday, I hope to work for Webkinz, and design some webkinz! How do YOU show your creative side? From, Allyisen7 :)

  7. CountryKinz17 says:

    I really want to work for Ganz when I’m grown up because I luv webkinz so much! but if I do I would probably have to move to a different state, And I’d never want to move from this state (Can’t tell you safety reasons), but hey I’m only 13 I have a long ways to go before I think about that kind of stuff. P.S. The kind of job you have right now Gennelle that’s the same exact thing I was thinking about doing!

    • Matt Webkinz says:

      Well, you wouldn’t just have to move to a different state, you’d have to move to a different country: Canada, that’s where we work. So technically it would be from a state to a province.

  8. CountryKinz17 says:

    Well fall is my favorite time of the year so I have a lot of things I luv about fall. One I luv our homemade pumpkin pie (My favorite pie in the world). Two I luv to rake leafs and make a big leaf pile for me and my webkinz. Three I luv decorating my bedroom for Halloween and also on webkinz. And four THANKSGIVING!!!!

  9. prprprprp says:

    I want to be a writer too! I am currently writing a mystery called The Dissapearing Act. How does that sound for a name Gennelle? I also read a LOT! I have counted, and I have actually read 73 books this year so far! Working on completing the 74! :) Not to mention what I read LAST year…. LOL :) I work on my story every day, I have the whole plan mapped out, who is going to be the criminal, and his background is going to be a little scary!! I can’t wait until the end, and yet at the same time I’m loving the moment! :) It’s fun writing my own stories.

    • CountryKinz17 says:

      IKR!! I’ve been writing my own story called Spirit Rain. Its suppose to have lot’s of action, tears, suspense, anger, betrayal, and chaos. And yes there can be happiness to. I’ll explain the story, Imagine a world with no humans but instead animals with intelligence (Not all animals though). certain intelligent animals are born with powers they can use with there ora in there bodies, these are called Spirit’s. A long time ago a (Not sure which animal he should be yet?) Spirit named Embry used his powers for darkness, these kind of Spirit’s are known as Demon’s, he then began rising dark creators from the dead, attacking innocents and creating a war. Then a Spirit three tailed fox named Tomashi with the ora forest, saved the land and the world from darkness and destruction. He was known as hero of trees. but a prophecy said that in 100 years the eyes of darkness would return. And that meant the battle wasn’t over yet. 100 years later an artic fox named Gwin (Not Gwen) lived in the districted of trees with her family until the very day the Demon’s returned, a whole army ran through killing innocents, the Spirit’s tried to fight back but it was no use. Gwin, her uncle Roy parent’s were running to the safe aria to get away from the Demon’s. Then type of Demon called the Black Phoenix came and set everything burning, this fire is known as black fire. While trees were burning a tree fell right between Gwin and the other’s, leaving her mom and dad on the other side. The Black Phoenix started flying towards Gwin’s family with a killing rampage. Roy ran off with Gwin for safety and left her parent’s behind. Gwin’s eyes full of tears as she watched her parent’s get killed by the Demon’s, the last thing she heard was “GWIN YOU MUST SURVIVE!!” then the Black Phoenix arrived and killed them. Gwin began screaming in pain and she couldn’t stop crying. later everyone arrived at the Spirit’s HQ and sense the were prepared for this day to come they created a force field with there powers to keep the Demon’s out. OK I should probably stop now, all I can really say is Gwin is gonna become a Spirit and be the 2nd hero of trees just to let you know.

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