SEGA has announced that it will be kicking off a 'Sonic Official Fan Meeting' tour across Japan and Asia, as part of an expanded regional community outreach program.
Announced with seemingly new Sonic character artwork above, the "Sonic Official Fan Meeting: Japan-Asia Tour 2023-24" (phew, that was a mouthful) will aim to have discussions and activities between SEGA staff and the local Sonic community. There may even be a guest appearance or two if past events are anything to go by.
While last year there was only one Fan Meeting in Tokyo (and you can see how that went on the official SEGA website here), this time around the number of events have been increased to six, focusing on four major cities in Japan as well as events in Seoul and Taipei.
The official Sonic Channel website has a page where fans who are interested in attending can complete an application to participate - for the Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka events, you have until September 30 to get your forms in if you want to take part, as there is limited space (between 30-50 people capacity per venue).
Here is the current schedule, as per Sonic Channel:
Sunday, November 5, 2023
Tokyo: Sega Head Office Osaki Garden Tower
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Osaka: TKP Garden City PREMIUM Osaka Station
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Fukuoka: TKP Hakata Ekimae City Center
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Sapporo: TKP Garden City PREMIUM Sapporo Odori
Scheduled for February 2024
Seoul: Details to be announced at a later date
Scheduled for March 2024
Taipei: Details to be announced at a later date