Hi guys, Svend and Adam here from the Summer of Sonic team. Since we announced the 2016 convention and launched the Kickstarter project yesterday, we’ve been keeping an eye on the interest from the Sonic community… and we are honestly blown away by the initial response!
We reached half of our target goal in just five hours, and right now we’ve crowdfunded more than £13,000! That’s huge, and an incredibly promising start to our journey! Thank you so much for your continued support; as we’re a show by fans, for the fans, we’re touched that you all want to be a big part of the show.
Over the next week, the core Summer of Sonic team will begin (virtually) sitting in a (virtual) brainstorming room, planning out ideas for the activities that we want to set out for the day. We have some broad ideas already sketched out, but we don’t want to put the cart before the horse – you’ll hear more from us once we’re able to hit our target goal!
Do please make sure you keep coming back to this Kickstarter Page, even if you’ve already pledged, because we have some ideas for new reward tiers (and, if we get that far, stretch goals) that we hope will surprise you! It’s all in aid of making Summer of Sonic 2016 the absolute best we can make it, so we hope you’ll stay excited with us!
We’ll stay in touch!
Svend & Adam
It’s been a while, but we’re back! To celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th Anniversary, the Summer of Sonic is returning to host the biggest fan convention ever!
Since 2008 we have been entertaining fans with a day-long party that allows the young (and young-at-heart) to come together and meet up – against an electric backdrop full of live music, art contests, official Sonic game demos and meet and greets with the celebrities behind your favourite franchise!
After a two-year hiatus, we want to do it all again! But this time we need your help to make the show as fantastic as we can possibly make it. So we are introducing a Kickstarter project to Summer of Sonic 2016 in order to raise the funds we need to host an epic Sonic party right in the middle of London!
We understand that in previous years, we have given away tickets for Summer of Sonic for free on our website; for 2016, we are selling entrance to the convention via our Kickstarter page. So if you’d like to help us host a great show, and get an exclusive invitation to a fully SEGA-supported event to celebrate Sonic’s 25th, we’d really appreciate it if you considered pledging to our project.
We have set a goal that we feel is realistic for us to put on a show that matches the fun and excitement that we have hosted in the past, and we hope you’ll help us get there – together! We will of course look to updating the Kickstarter project over the course of its 30-day life too, so do keep an eye on the page for the latest updates.
The full Summer of Sonic 2016 Official Website will be coming soon. Until then, you can find our Kickstarter page right here, where we answer all your questions about the show, including date and venue details: http://tiny.cc/sos16/. Thank you so much in advance for your support – from 2008 right through to 2016!
Svend Joscelyne & Adam Tuff
Summer of Sonic Co-ordinators
Official Summer of Sonic Spokespeople