Watch the Summer of Sonic 2011 Documentary

Summer of Sonic was absolutely mental this year. Largely because it was the biggest show we had ever done, with over 1500 people wanting to cram into the venue, the surprise performance by Jun Senoue, the appearance of Yuji Naka and Takashi Iizuka and the exclusive clash of Sonic comic legends to name but a few reasons. So it goes without saying that we had the whole thing filmed.

Gracious Films, the company that was responsible for the 20th Anniversary DVD Documentary found on the Collector’s Edition of Sonic Generations, filmed a considerable amount of footage from Summer of Sonic 2011 for inclusion on the disc. Sadly, due to time constraints it was cut from the DVD, but Gracious Films has very kindly edited and created a full-length nine-minute documentary specially for us.

You can watch the video on the company’s Facebook page – click here to go straight there. The company is currently working on a new video game related project, called ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ – it tells the story of the last 40 years of gaming and will cover legends such as Nolan Bushnell and David Braben, with plans to speak to the top Japanese developers.

The project needs your help to become a reality however – watch the cool Summer of Sonic video that the company has prepared on its Facebook page, and then please click ‘Like’ on the ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ page that you see before you. Let’s try and get another cool video game related documentary on the TV!

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Founder of The Sonic Stadium and creator/co-organiser of the Summer of Sonic convention. Loves talking about Sonic the Hedgehog in his spare time. Likes Sonic Colours a little too much for his own good, apparently.


  1. This documentary brings back such good memories! Have pressed like on facebook and well done to those who worked so hard to produce it.

    I am the E.G.G.M.A.N……

      1. Also I think that theres something very similar in the Asian version, there was a super secret party at Joypolis earlier this year and they did the same thing.

  2. Aaah—good ol’ Summer of Sonic 2011.
    Good ol’ sweaty, busy and hot enclosed-space SoS 2011.
    It was fun, even with all the nerd sweatness around.

  3. I was right there next to Kitching when he was being interviewed, i think i can hear myself. Epic. :3

  4. I cunt find myself but i saw my clone ๐Ÿ™‚ My dad saw her and almost sad my name to her XD Oh and i think it was some one that new her that asked me if i was her XD Well it is a bit creepy to see some one that almost look the same:/ We had different clothes and glasses but looked the same in body and face:) Well it is sad that everyone have a look alike XD

  5. Really lovely little film, that. Spotted myself in the crowd a few times but was even happier to see so many of my friends getting interviewed. <3 Such wonderful memories.

  6. (I forgot I had a TSS account D:)
    Makes me wish that Summer of Sonic would happen in Buenos Aires someday ;W;

    1. We Brazilians have a harsh attitude towards Argentinians, but I say fuck that if there ever is a Summer of Sonic in Buenos Aires. I’d be there no matter the damn cost!

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