Welcome to the Summer of Sonic 2008! This is an event held by the British Sonic the Hedgehog online community to get fans together from all over the country (and even the world)! Meet your online friends in person, chat about your favourite characters, draw some stuff, win prizes and play the latest Sonic games, courtesy of SEGA Europe!

SoS 2008 is taking place on 9th August at the Covent Garden Dragon Hall Trust in Central London. [ ? ]

Archive for June, 2008

SOS! SOS! SOS! 2008!

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Hi everyone, and welcome to the brand new Summer of Sonic website! We have had many, many requests to continue what we started in 2006 as an annual online event. We didn’t do this, as we felt that we could never really top our collaborative effort for Sonic’s 15th Anniversary (plus it was a lot of hard work for me!), but we kept it open for everyone to see since its closure. You can still find the original website here.

Instead, I have decided to revive the Summer of Sonic name with a new proposition: what if there was a Sonic the Hedgehog fan convention? There have been small community meetups before, but nothing on the scale of a proper con. There are large conventions for many different cult icons, so why has there not been one for SEGA’s mascot?

So at the beginning of the year I set off to make a little plan for a mass gathering of Sonic fans. With the help of ArchAngelUK and SEGA Europe, we have been able to set up a humble hall and decorate it with various blue blur attire.

The joy of this is not only will you be able to come along and meet with fellow fans like myself, we’ve also made sure there are plenty of things to do. There will be a Games centre to challenge your friends, an Artwork corner to show off your works, a showcase of artists and merchandise along with a few surprises along the way.