Lots of updates and announcements to make today, so lets get started!
Summer of Sonic Hub
You should have all by now received an email inviting you to set up your account on the Summer of Sonic hub (if you haven’t, check your spam folder just in case!). The hub resource provides the same function as the Kickstarter survey, with several advantages.
You can get to the hub by following this link: https://hub.summerofsonic.com/
The hub is your one-stop place to go for all the information you need about Summer of Sonic – including accommodation, schedules of the day (which will update once we have it finalised), and a confirmation of your rewards.
You can also request your T-shirt sizes if you opted for them as rewards, as well as set the main name that will appear on your ticket, which will be added there later this month! If you backed for the SONIC CHAOS rewards tier, you can also update your delivery address for your T-Shirts.
Please note that tickets will be distributed through the hub, so if you’re coming to the event you should set up your account following the instructions in our welcome email.
If anything appears incorrect in your rewards, or there’s anything you’d like to know that isn’t covered in the FAQs, please contact us via email@example.com.
We are sad to announce the withdrawal of James Wallis from our Summer of Sonic line-up. Unfortunately James will be unable to attend the event due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for any disappointment caused by this.
We do however have two more UK guests to announce today!
Continuing our ever-expanding line up of Sonic the Comic Special Guests, we are delighted to announce the attendance of Richard Burton at this year’s event. Richard is a Comic book writer and editor, and has the claim to fame of being crucial in the creation of Sonic the Comic, as well as the inaugural editor and the creator of Megadroid. Richard’s long-lasting career in the British comics industry includes co-founding the Eagle Awards, a stint as Tharg in 2000AD, and being immortalised as BURT the editorial droid! We welcome Richard to his first Summer of Sonic!
Completing our Sonic the Comic headliners for 2016 is STC Editor Deborah Tate! Deborah has the accolade of being the longest running editor of Sonic the Comic for in excess of 100 issues, and was the driving force behind many of the story arcs that graced the issues. Deborah has been praised for her direction of Amy Rose’s character in Sonic the Comic, as well as her positive attitude towards engaging the STC fanbase. We are pleased to have another Sonic the Comic legend in attendance at this year’s Summer of Sonic!
Thank you to those who have submitted animations for Summer of Sonic 2016. We are in the final processes of making the decision of which we would like to use during the day as either showcases or cycled animations during the day, and we will get back to all of you very soon!
Backer T-Shirt Design
We have finalised our T-shirt design, and here it is in all of it’s glory!
T-shirts (and 25th Anniversary coins) will be available to collect at the event from the rewards desk in the lobby of the venue.
Summer of Sonic Ticket Waiting List
We have had several enquiries about remaining tickets for Summer of Sonic 2016. After discussing the situation with the venue, we are able to offer a small amount of additional tickets for this year’s event to those who missed out on the Kickstarter. We are prioritising those who have already been in touch in order to fulfill their requests, and the rest will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request for more information.
Summer of Sonic 2016 Live Stream!
If you can’t get to Summer of Sonic but want to join in the festivities, then have no fear!
The guys at The Sonic Show and RadioSEGA are returning once more to bring you live coverage of Summer of Sonic 2016 from the comfort of your own home. We’ll have full coverage of every main stage event, great music and views of the venue, as well as a team of hosts to keep you entertained throughout! Join the event in the chat room to send your messages and chat to others watching on the live stream.
Join us on the day at YouTube Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQsxJk8X3yQ (or on the Summer of Sonic site and app), or audio-only at RadioSEGA: https://www.radiosega.net/listen/
Phew! And we STILL aren’t done with all of our announcements, not by a long shot! Stay tuned for more very exciting updates soon.
Adam & Svend