Summer of Sonic: Dreadknux Has Passed the Final Zone


After five amazing years of creating and organising the world’s best-loved Sonic the Hedgehog fan convention, I have decided to retire my position from The Summer of Sonic team. Effective immediately, I will have no involvement in the organisation of 2013’s event.

I have passed my duties and responsibilities in developing the convention to Adam Tuff (T-Bird) and Rory Joscelyne (Roareye). Having been key members of the Summer of Sonic team since its very first year, I have no doubt that they will continue to realise our vision for the show, and put on an amazing day’s worth of fun for Sonic the Hedgehog fans all over the world.

The Summer of Sonic convention is an event that will forever remain incredibly dear to me. I would like to thank everybody who’s ever been involved with the show’s development – volunteers, special guests, our collaborative partner SEGA and of course the fans that have attended and helped transform it into the international success it is today.

I will be cheering the Summer of Sonic organisation team on from the sidelines as I prepare to embark on a new adventure. Thanks again everyone – it’s been a fantastic ride!

~ Svend Joscelyne
Creator and Former Organiser, Summer of Sonic

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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. All good things come to an end I suppose. You will be missed. 🙁
    (Isn’t realised spelled realized with a “z”? and isn’t organised spelled organized with a “z” too? Are there some grammatical differences up in the United Kingdom?)
    We will always remember who to thank though for starting the Summer of Sonic, the world’s greatest form of Sonic appreciation, in the first place. 😉

    1. About 100 years ago, American English changed the spelling to cohere with the pronunciation, whilst UK English kept the usual spelling.

      It’s sad to see you go from SOS, DreadKnux. A huge thank you for all that you’ve done, and all the best for you!
      I never went to a SOS event, and I don’t know if I ever will, although I want to. I’ll stick with watching livestreams due to financial issues that came out of the blue last year and interfered with my SOS plans for this year – I thoroughly enjoy the livestreams of course, and I look forward to this year’s!

  2. Wow, didn’t see this coming! Sorry to hear that, but thank you Svend for all your work up to now, it’s a remarkable achievement and you’ve made a lot of people happy. You will be missed!

    (Kabam!: ‘-ised’ is British spelling, ‘-ized’ is American — like colour/color)

    1. Thank you for the information! I was a bit confused about the whole color to colour thing.

  3. When I read the title I thought it said “Dreadknux has passed away”. Thanks god what my mind thought wasn’t true.

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