This page was originally published in 2001, on the launch of the Sonic Fan Club. The information displayed here is for posterity purposes only and is outdated. Sonic Fan Club has been discontinued, but you can still search for coverage on fan creations using the below search tags:
Welcome to the Sonic Fan Club! A Massive Fan database where fans of anything Sonic or Sega are invited! This part of the site, like the Community and the Interact Zone’s before it, is where you can make your mark in the Sonic Fan Universe. Do you find making Sonic Fan Games interesting? Send some to the Stadium! Enjoy reviewing Sonic games, making VMU games and hacks? Then read this page, because this has all the info you need.
What is the Sonic Fan Club?
The Sonic Fan Club is more or less a part of the Sonic Stadium, where you send in anything related to Sonic the Hedgehog that you have created. These could range from anything, from hoaxes to Fan Games and even Fan Fiction stories. But, unlike most sites, the Sonic Fan Club is dedicated to ALL Fan aspects of creativity, so how about that?
What do I need for the SFC?
Just anything Sonic related that you have worked on. The Sonic community is getting very massive, with fans of the blue spiky one making Fan Game Reviews, drawing pictures of them, making a game starring Sonic, or their own furry. The Sonic Fan Club is dedicated to all of these and much more.
Definition: ‘Furry’ – A term largely used in the Sonic community. It is an edited Sonic sprite to represent yourself. Basically a furry is ‘you’, within the community. This, for example, is Dreadknux: an edited Knuckles sprite, but in my design, this sprite represents me, because it… well, it is me. Now you get it?
OK then, I’ll send in some of my stuff! What are the fan categories?
There are lots of fan categories to choose from, so if you have made a fan creation of each category, then don’t hesitate to send them all in! Here are the categories you can send Fan stuff in for at present, and a brief description.
SFCNews: SFCNews, when SFC opens officially, will be the place where Fan creators such as yourselves can tell Dreadknux about anything about new fan projects, so that he can put them up for the rest of the Sonic community to know about it. Whatever it is, So, whether it’s the next SAGE, a new game or comic strip, or even a Sonic story, tell the rest of the world by
filling in the form.
SFGC [Sonic Fan Game Club]: The Sonic Fan Games Club, or will be more commonly known as SFGC, is a place where you can send in your own Fan Games, demos, and Dreadknux will review all the Fan Games sent in and give them a mark out of five. There is also a cheat section where Fan Game creators can send Dreadknux password codes etc. for their games, and I will publish them. As well as Fan Game press releases appearing in SFCNews, should a lot more info and screenshots be sent into me at some stage in its development, there will be a preview page of them.
SFAC [Sonic Fan Art Club]: This is the section of the Sonic Fan Club where you can send in your talented Sonic related drawings. These can be hand-drawn or on computer, and can relate to official Sonic characters or furries. The artwork will be placed in this zone once SFC opens, in a grand gallery kind of thing.
SFFC [Sonic Fan Fic Club]: For those not in the know, Sonic Fan Fictions are basically Sonic stories, kind of the type you’ll find in STC or the Archie Comics, only by dedicated fans. You can send in your Fan Fics, and I will accept both written and cartoon fiction.
SFHC [Sonic Fan Hoaxers Club]: Hoaxing is the new comedy, as I once said just now. Yes, hoaxing is basically to get a Sonic sprite, background etc. and change it so that it looks believeable. An example is (but very boring) Knuckles in Sonic 1. Get your hoaxing skills up to scratch and send Dreadknux your great faking fair.
I’ve seen the categories, but are those sections all we are allowed to send into you?
Good god no! The Sonic Fan Club’s aim is to cater for all aspects of Fan stuff. Although the categories mentioned are just the release zones, if you have a fan section which you believe will do well in the community then feel free to tell Dreadknux in the form.
Where can I send my stuff then?
All text based Fan gear, such as reviews, Fan fics etc. you can send to me directly through the
Universal Form. If it’s sweet and short, then send it via form, however, if you have a 16-page Microsoft Word document of a Sonic Fan Fic, it’s probably best that you send it to me via e-mail, as an attachment. Alternatively, if you already have a fan game or fan fic on the internet at the moment you can just tell Dreadknux the link to your Fan goods in the form. Now you have no reason not to send anything into SFC!
Your form won’t accept uploads. What do I do if I have a Fan Game etc to send in?
If you have a big chunky file to send to SFC, don’t worry. Zip up your Fan Game or whatever, upload it to your e-mail site (i.e hotmail or something) then send it along with a description of what you’re sending, who you are and your e-mail address to
Dreadknux at this e-mail address. Alternatively, and this is the good bit, ‘cos you can be lazy doing it this way – if you already have your Fan Game or whatever on the the internet, all you need to do is tell Dreadknux the URL of the Fan creation, with a description of what the thing is etc. This way you can use the form, and I’ll do the rest!
I still don’t understand this section! Show me the light!
On this page I have tried my best to keep the explanation of this great new affair as simple as possible. However, if you still don’t have a clue about what the SFC does, how it works or why the hell am I telling you this about two months before, then feel free to put yourself out of your misery.
Send a personal e-mail to Dreadknux. I will get back to you so you can understand and have a chance to take part.