Just a quick reminder – it’s less than 24 hours until your last chance to get a ticket for this year’s Summer of Sonic, so don’t forget to set your clocks for 18:00 BST tomorrow evening (Friday 22nd June) if you’re still after one! Remember, there will be no more tickets after these final 140 are swept up so be prepared!
In other news, the Summer of Sonic Cosplay Contest will be returning in full force this year. The fan-favourite will be conducted a little differently this year, with sign-up sheets available throughout the day to make the whole process even smoother for everyone involved.
Full details after the jump!
We are delighted to announce the return of a fan favourite event for 2012′s convention… Yes, the cosplay contest is back! Do you have the swiftness of Sonic, the technical know-how of Tails or the strength of Storm? If you have a passion for cosplay then we’d love to see your creations at the event!
The contest has gone from strength to strength since its introduction, and we expect 2012 to be the biggest year yet. This year heralds the introduction of a panel of three staff judges for the contest, but we want you, the audience, to help us! Just like previous years we want you to cheer as loud as you can for your favourite costume on stage. Those cheers will equal all-important points!
If you’d like to enter the contest, sign-up sheets will be present from opening time. We’ll make sure they are easy to find! You will be given a group number upon sign up. At 2:30pm signups will close and the group elimination stages will take place with the best costumes from each group going through to the final. The final ten cosplayers will be called to the stage at 4:30pm, where the overall winner will be announced! We will announce when and where each group is due to gather, so keep hold of your number and come along when we call you!
We will have a fantastic prize for the overall winner on the day, and a little Flicky tells me there may be a mysterious fourth guest judge with more prizes to give out… You’ll have to wait and see what we have planned, but we think you’ll love it!
Planning on entering this year? Have any favourites from previous years? Let us know in the comments section below!