Following a report we brought you earlier this month from the latest issue of License Global which mentioned upcoming Sonic events, we may now know where one of them will be held. Continue reading SEGA in Talks for Sonic 25th Anniversary Party in LA
If you live near the West Coast, this may be something for you.
After taking a hiatus in 2015, the organisers have announced that Sonic Revolution 2016 is a go! See below for the basic details of the event that are very useful to know;
Date: June 12th 2016 (10am – 6pm)
Location: Century Ballroom, Holiday Inn LAX (9901 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA)
Ticket Prices: $9.99 (Regular “Sonic” pass), $19.99 (Exclusive “Super Sonic” pass)
Each guest will receive a free goodie bag consisting of a postcard, poster and thank you letter. These items can also be gotten as donation tiers through their fundraising page, linked here.
In terms of events, there will be an artist alley and at least one vendor stall present, and it has been confirmed that cosplay and trivia contests will take place as well as various raffle competitions. There are no special guests confirmed as of yet, but the event in 2014 managed to have a guest list including Evan Stanley and drop-in appearances from Aaron Webber and Stephen Frost. Given that the timing of the event is around E3, they’re hoping to get some interesting names down this time. Confirmation of other activities and names will be in the coming weeks and months.
To purchase tickets and/or find more information about what’s included with each pass type, the event’s box office can be found here.
Special thanks to Ogilvie for all of the above information.
Next up on the Weston Super Sonic agenda: The Mystery Merch Announcement!
MYSTERY MERCH ANNOUNCEMENT
Whatever could it be..? That would be telling, wouldn’t it! Get an exclusive first look as we announce a brand new piece of official Sonic the Hedgehog merchandise! Anybody serious about their merch will LOVE this… We certainly do!
This short little announcement is sure to get all the merch collectors out there excited!
If only you knew. Oh if only you kne… hmm? What is it?
We have no idea what you’re talking about.
See you again soon for more event updates!
SEGA of America has today announced Sonic Boom (the event, not the show and game with the blue armed hedgehog and buff echidna) will return this year. This time round the event is headed to New York City and more precisely the Great Ballroom at the Manhattan Centre. SEGA has set a date of Saturday, October 4th, 2014, and while there’s no solid time slot yet, the event will be held during the evening as usual.
Full details are below:
Sonic Boom 2014
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 (evening)
Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center
311 W. 34th Street (next to Penn Station)
New York City, NY
SEGA promises information about tickets, talent and more will be revealed in the coming months and we’ll relay the details here for you as they’re released.
A new community meet up has been set up for those in the South West of the UK! Continue reading Weston Super Sonic Meetup Next Saturday
In celebration of Sonic’s 20th Anniversary, SEGA of America has announced a Sonic themed skating event called’Sonic Generations of Skate‘ in cooperation with ASA Entertainment. The event will be held October 22nd on Venice Beach, California and will see famous skateboarders from three eras compete for a cash prize. Sonic fans will of course be given the chance to go hands-on with Sonic Generations at the event before it’s released in stores 8 days later. Those who miss the event can catch it on TV in the US November 25th via FOX Sports Network.
You can order your tickets for the event here. Be quick, though, as there aren’t many left at the time of this article’s publication.
For more information, head over to the SEGA Blog.
Thanks to SSMB members Hogfather and The Dead Skin for the heads up!
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SEGA has announced that Sonic fans attending their Sonic Colours event in New York will be getting treated to more than free ice-skating (first 300 people) and a free play on Sonic Colours before release, with news that the band Cash Cash will be performing Reach for the Stars (the theme of Sonic Colours) live for all attendees. The free goodies don’t end there, as fans will also be able to grab a free Sonic hat while stocks last. The event is being held at The Pond in Bryant Park tomorrow from 6 PM EST.
The full press release is below:
SAN FRANCISCO –(Business Wire)–
SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that on Thursday, November 4th they will be inviting Sonic the Hedgehog fans to a Sonic Colors™ ice skating party at Citi Pondsm at Bryant Park in New York City (42nd Street & 6th Avenue) from 6pm ET – 10pm ET. Fans will have the exclusive opportunity to play the game two weeks before launch and to enjoy a live performance of the Sonic Colors theme song “Reach for the Stars” by the band Cash Cash. In addition, the first 300 fans to arrive will be able to ice skate for free and receive one of the highly coveted Sonic the Hedgehog hats** that are currently being offered as a pre-order incentive U.S, GameStop locations or at www.GameStop.com.
“We are extremely excited to allow fans to play Sonic Colors two weeks before launch,” said Judy Gilbertson, Senior Brand Manager of Sonic Colors. “We’re delighted with the quality of Sonic Colors and the passion that both fans and press are showing for the game. This party is our way of thanking everyone for supporting us as we prepare for the releae of the most exciting Sonic game in recent memory.”
In Sonic Colors, Sonic the Hedgehog races through incredible theme park inspired worlds to rescue a colorful alien race from the clutches of Dr. Eggman. An extraordinary amusement park has been seen orbiting around the home planet of Sonic the Hedgehog, and rumors are spreading that an alien race of Wisps, who have a unique colorful energy, are being held captive there by the evil Dr. Eggman. Soon after arriving at the amusement park, Sonic discovers he is able to use these mysterious alien forces to help the Wisps escape! These new “Color Powers” offer players the ability to perform new moves and access hidden areas within the game. Sonic Colors for the Wii™ seamlessly combines both 3D and classic 2D game play perspectives, while the Nintendo DS™ version takes full advantage of the console’s dual screen; each platform includes exclusive “Color Powers”. Sonic Colors will be available on the Wii system and the Nintendo DS system and is rated E for Everyone. Nintendo Power recently awarded Sonic Colors on Wii with a 9/10 rating, calling the game “an unequivocal success.”
Sonic Colors is set to release on November 16, 2010. For more information please visit www.soniccolors.com. For press assets, please visit www.sega-press.com
**While supplies last.
About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft (News – Alert) and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com.
SEGA has been doing a lot of promotional work for their games these past few months by attending many gaming related events and they don’t plan on stopping any time soon, with news that their Swedish division will be showcasing some of their games at Sweden’s Gamex expo. SEGA games available to play at the Pan Vision booth include Sonic Colours (Wii and DS), Sonic Free Riders, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and Vanquish. Fans will also be able to meet Sonic the Hedgehog himself. Gamex will be held from the 4th to the 7th of November at the Kista Expo Center, which is centrally located in the north of Stockholm. Doors will be open from 10:00 to 20:00 CEST Thursday to Saturday and from 10:00 to 17:00 CEST on Sunday. If you’re interested in attending, you can buy your tickets here.
For more information, head over to Gamex’s official website.
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