RadioSEGA Kicks Off WinterFest 2018 Tonight, Lasting All Weekend Long

It’s that time of year again!

Our friends at RadioSEGA are back at it once more for another rousing round of WinterFest, bringing together shows and masters of ceremonies from the past and present as well as special guest hosts (including yours truly) for over 30 hours of special broadcasts lasting all weekend long. Tune in starting now to take part in the festivities, enjoy some sweet SEGA and Sonic tunes, and who knows? Maybe you might walk away with a neat prize like Steam codes, Insert Coin vouchers, and much, much more, and become the envy of all your friends!

The festivities are now underway, starting off with GreenViper8’s inaugural WinterFest 2018 broadcast of Topical Resort. The full schedule is as follows:

Friday, December 14th, 2018:

5PM GMT (6pm CET/12pm EST/9am PST) – Topical Resort with GreenViper8*
7PM GMT (8pm CET/2pm EST/11am PST) – SEGA Mixer Drive with Rexy*
9PM GMT (10pm CET/4pm EST/1pm PST) – The Hidden Palace with Skyblaze*
10PM GMT (11pm CET/5pm EST/2pm PST) – Club SEGA with INeedFruit*
12AM GMT (1am CET/7pm EST/4pm PST) – Chaos Control Center with cdrom1019*
2AM GMT (3am CET/9pm EST/6pm PST) – Last Call: WinterFest 2018 Mix #1 – RapidRun
3AM GMT (4am CET/10pm EST/7pm PST) – RSN Live with voice*

Saturday, December 15th, 2018:

2PM GMT (3pm CET/9am EST/6am PST) – You’re Too Show, hosted by Splendor and Caleb
3PM GMT (4pm CET/10am EST/7am PST) – Last Call – WinterFest 2018 Mix #2 – OSC
6PM GMT (7pm CET/1pm EST/10am PST) – Ravsdom!!, hosted by Ravsieg*
8PM GMT (9pm CET/3pm EST/12pm PST) – WinterFest 2018 Secret Surprise Show*
10PM GMT (11pm CET/5pm EST/2pm PST) – Saturday Night SEGA with Gavvie
12AM GMT (1am CET/7pm EST/4pm PST) – Blastmas V, presented by The Blast Processors*
2AM GMT (3am CET/9pm EST/6pm PST) – The Music Plant Zone with VizardJeffhog*
4AM GMT (5am CET/11pm EST/8pm PST) – Last Call: WinterFest 2018 Set #3

Sunday, December 16th, 2018:

1PM GMT (2pm CET/8am EST/5am PST) – SEGA Talk, presented by SEGAbits
2PM GMT (3pm CET/9am EST/6am PST) – Sweaty Sundays with DrScottnik & Nalbis*
3PM GMT (4pm CET/10am EST/7am PST) – The Voice Of SEGA with DrScottnik
4PM GMT (5pm CET/11am EST/8am PST) – The Blue Zone with PTKickass*
6PM GMT (7pm CET/1pm EST/10am PST) – Radio Redux, hosted by AAUK*
8PM GMT (9pm CET/3pm EST/12pm PST) – The Tally-Ho Show!, presented by Andy and James
10PM GMT (11pm CET/5pm EST/2pm PST) – The SEGA Lounge, presented by KC*

Shows annotated with an asterisk (*) will be the shows with loot to be given away. Be sure to tune in to The Music Plant broadcast tomorrow – I hear that giveaway in particular will ultimately be Smashing!

Source: RadioSEGA

Check Out the Schedule for WinterFest 2017 at RadioSEGA, Starting Today!

For its fourth year running, our friends at RadioSEGA are holding their annual weekend-long WinterFest event, with fans all over the SEGA community coming together to celebrate good music, raise money for Special Effect, and walk away with some sweet prizes!

Just like last year, RadioSEGA hosts and guests from across the community will be hosting the festivities over the next three days, including yours truly. Read on after the jump for the complete schedule and on how to win a coveted limited edition pressing of the Sonic Mania soundtrack!

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Check Out the Schedule for This Year’s WinterFest at RadioSEGA

From Friday, December 16th to Sunday, December 18th, our friends at RadioSEGA will be hosting their third annual WinterFest, bringing together fans from all over the SEGA community for three days of quality entertainment and live giveaways! Be you a Sonic fan, NiGHTS fan, Yakuza fan, or Atlus fan, there will be a little something for every fan under the SEGA banner to enjoy come this weekend.

The event is hosted by many of the station’s own programs such as Rexy’s SEGA Mixer Drive and KC’s own The SEGA Lounge, as well as special guests from The Sonic Show, SEGA Nerds, and many more.

Check out this year’s schedule in full below:

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Project 24 Returns December 15th as Four Station Collaboration

Project 24

9 days from now, a once time-honoured tradition on SEGASonic:Radio is set to return to its airwaves. Those who stuck around long enough will no doubt have heard of it – it is a sweet little day long marathon of DJs bantering around, quality music blasting from the speakers, and more.

Coming round for its 5th edition, Project 24 has been a massive success in its runs and will go live on SS:R as soon as the bell tolls at midnight, December 15th GMT! Listeners are invited to tune in on this special occasion and chat with our esteemed masters of ceremony, especially if they are up for winning sweet, sweet prizes!

In the past, Project 24 brought together DJs old and new from the station’s history, but this year, things have been shaken up quite a bit, for not only will SEGASonic:Radio play host to this event once more, but it will be joined by friends and affiliates at RadioSEGASonic Radio, and RadioNintendo as well!

Here is the tentative schedule for the event – take note that it is not final and is therefore subject to change!

  • 12am – Welcome Show / The Music Plant Zone with VizardJeffhog [SS:R]
  • 1am – The Music Plant Zone with VizardJeffhog [SS:R]
  • 2am – Sanity Within Chaos with cdrom1019 [RN]
  • 3am – Sanity Within Chaos with cdrom1019 [RN]
  • 4am – A/V Hijack with Biafra Republic [SS:R]
  • 5am – A/V Hijack with Biafra Republic [SS:R]
  • 6am – Paraphernalia Radio with JayZeach [SS:R*]
  • 7am – Paraphernalia Radio with JayZeach [SS:R*]
  • 8am – Random Hour with foreversonic [RS]
  • 9am – Random Hour with foreversonic [RS]
  • 10am – Turbo Drive Live with Turbo [SS:R]
  • 11am – Turbo Drive Live with Turbo [SS:R]
  • 12pm – Cyber Razor Cut with SonicYoda [RS]
  • 1pm – Cyber Razor Cut with SonicYoda [RS]
  • 2pm – The Late Late Late Afternoon Breakfast Show with Shadow Remix [SR]
  • 3pm – The Late Late Late Afternoon Breakfast Show with Shadow Remix [SR]
  • 4pm – T-Time with T-Bird [SS:R*]
  • 5pm – T-Time with T-Bird [SS:R*]
  • 6pm – SEGA Mixer Drive with Rexy [RS]
  • 7pm – SEGA Mixer Drive with Rexy [RS]
  • 8pm – Top 40 Countdown with KC [RS]
  • 9pm – Top 40 Countdown with KC [RS]
  • 10pm – Silver’s Saturday Show with SilverSonic [RN]
  • 11pm – Silver’s Saturday Show with SilverSonic [RN]
  • 12pm – Closing Show / The Music Plant Zone with VizardJeffhog [SS:R]

More details will be trickling through the grapevine, so it would be in your best interest to keep tabs on the four stations involved. As head of SEGASonic:Radio and on behalf of the P24 crew, I hope to see you all on December 15th! Check back for frequent updates!





Summer of Sonic Schedule, Events, and Live Feeds

For travelling details to those attending, don’t forget to consult the travel page on the SoS’13 website.


Tomorrow is the day the 2013 edition of Summer of Sonic is held, and fans on and offline are already feeling the hype! Be it meeting with Metal Sonic’s creator Kazuyuki Hoshino, watching community animation premieres by Frobman and Sonic Paradox, feeling the energy of the crowd during various performances, bagging some goodies, winning prizes, or simply enjoying time together with swathes of fellow fans, everyone has a reason to look forward to this day!

The complete schedule to the event can be read below, taken straight from the SoS’13 webpage, though keep note that it is in British Standard Time. Those unable to attend can keep track of the day’s events through either watching the YouTube live feed, courtesy of The Sonic Show, or tuning in to RadioSEGA. The live feed can be viewed from either here, RadioSEGA, or at Sonic Paradox, the latter featuring commentary by SSF1991.



Doors will open at 10:00, and the convention officially kicks off at 11:00 at the Main Stage area, giving you plenty of time to enter the venue and prepare for the day’s events. Summer of Sonic 2013 will finish at 19:00.

A programme of the main events will also appear on your official Summer of Sonic Programme Guide, given to all attendees upon entry, so you don’t need to print this page off.

Please be aware that, as this is a public and publicised event, you may be filmed and/or photographed during the day.

====MAIN STAGE====

Main Stage, 12:00 – 12:30

Never Mind the Buzzbombers once again returns to Summer of Sonic! Two lucky audience members will be given the chance to win prizes whilst hanging out with some of the Sonic scene’s coolest celebrities! Rory ‘Roareye’ Joscelyne and Adam ‘T-Bird’ Tuff will do across a universe of Sonic-themed challenges with special guests Jun Senoue from Sonic Team and Tim Spencer from Sumo Digital.


Main Stage, 13:00 – 13:45

The Megadrive Band will be taking the main stage by storm this year as our midday musical act! Expect a repertoire of songs from yesteryear including an array of Sonic tunes we’ve come to know, along with many other Megadrive classics. If you’re into your retro, you’ll not want to miss this!


Main Stage, 14:15 – 14:45

Metal Sonic and Amy Rose creator Hoshino-san will be appearing on the main stage to answer some of your questions about his many years as a character designer at SEGA. Learn everything you wanted to know about the creation of the worlds and characters of the Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTS franchises!

MORE DETAILS [Question submissions are now closed]

Main Stage, 15:15 – 15:45

The Head of Sonic Team Takashi Iizuka will be joining us again on stage to learn more about the franchise we all love. Fans can ask their most burning questions to Iizuka-san, as well as gain insight into past and future Sonic games.

MORE DETAILS [Question submissions are now closed]

ENTRY: Cosplay Desk, 11:30 – 14:30
FINAL: Main Stage, 16:30 – 17:00

Those who have a passion for cosplay will be able to show off their creations at the Summer of Sonic event! Not only will you have an opportunity to impress other event-goers, there are prizes to be won for the best costumes on the day! To enter, head to the Cosplay Desk where we can take your name down and take a photo of your costume. After entries close at 14:30, the judges will look at all entrants and select the final ten to be judged on stage!


BoozermaN: ???
Sonic Paradox: 11:30
Frobman – In Brief: 13:45
?????: 15:45

The Summer of Sonic is once again proud to present a collection of fan animations at this year’s event! BoozermaN has once again returned to create a special animation to open our show, and Frobman, the creator of Sonic in Brief, will be bringing some new chapters in the saga. Sonic Paradox will be continuing their musical adventure through Sonic Heroes with Metropolis Mayhem. Look out for some surprise animations too!


Main Stage, 18:00 – 19:00

Closing the show this year will be legendary Sonic sound director Jun Senoue, who will be playing hits from Sonic’s huge back catalogue of catchy game music. Following the success of last year’s Jam with Jun, Senoue-san will once again be accompanied on stage by two of the community’s most talented singers, Susie Brown and Daniele Narducci, to perform a number of vocal tracks.


Meet Nigel Dobbyn, Nigel Kitching and Ferran Rodriguez
Experience Sonic the Comic: Online

Comic fans rejoice! We have an entire zone at Summer of Sonic where you can chill out and revisit the stories and art of Sonic the Comic! Nigel Kitching (writer, artist), Ferran Rodriguez (artist) and Nigel Dobbyn (artist) will be available at points throughout the day to meet for chatting to about the industry and their time with the series. You can also meet the guys behind the Sonic the Comic: Online and join in the 20th anniversary celebrations of STC.

Sonic Lost World (WiiU, 3DS)

The latest Sonic the Hedgehog games are ready and waiting for you to play! An entire wall of our convention hall is dedicated to video games – the medium where it all began for the blue blur! We will have a number of consoles ready and waiting for eager attendees to try out Sonic Lost World, as well as a number of mobile devices to play some of the current portable Sonic titles.

[NOTE: Race the Developer – ASRT Challenge will pit you against Tim Spencer of Sumo Digital for a chance to win some neat-o prizes! Show the developers what you’re made of!]

TAKASHI IIZUKA: 12:30 – 13:30 
JUN SENOUE: 14:00 – 15:00
KAZUYUKI HOSHINO: 16:00 – 17:00

Our special guests will be spending some time meeting and greeting fans throughout the day – if you want an unforgettable experience, come along and say hello to the men behind some of your favourite Sonic memories. To make the day as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for everyone, there will be some rules applied to the Signing Desk. Please make sure you read these, linked below, so you are not disappointed on the day!

ART CONTEST: 11:00 – 15:00
CONTEST RESULTS: Main Stage, 17:15
ARTIST ALLEY: Thalia Evans, Amy Jeffries, Amr El-Wakeel

Sonic fans love to draw the blue blur almost as much as they like to play as him! Luckily we have loads of tables at Summer of Sonic 2012 so that you can sit down and scribble your favourite characters to your heart’s content. Some pens, pencils and paper will be provided but if you want to bring your own material that is fine!

There will be a special seating area for parents to chill out while you do your thing, too. An art contest will run throughout the day, and prizes will be handed out on stage to the best pieces of art in an Under-15s and Over-15s category. To enter, your art piece must be drawn from scratch at the Summer of Sonic convention on Saturday, and not prepared in advance.

Downstairs Art Room, 12:00 – 13:00 / 16:00 – 17:00

Nigel Dobbyn will be hosting two Art Masterclass sessions throughout the day. Nigel will be sharing their knowledge with a small group of keen fans looking to build on their skills, using past works and live tutorials. Each Masterclass will run for 60 minutes, with each session accommodating a limited number of people. Entry into the Masterclass will be done on a first-come, first served basis, so if you are keen to join this session, make your way to the queue well in advance – when spaces are all filled up we will put out a sign so you’re aware of any full booking.


Official Sonic Merchandise Stand
Insert Coin Clothing

You’ve enjoyed the convention, so why not take home a memento of the day so that you can treasure it forever? Official Sonic Merchandise will be available for purchase, including exclusive t-shirts, toys and other items. Some items will be things that you’ve always wanted but never had a chance to get until now; others will only be available at Summer of Sonic 2013. Be sure to also check out the new First4Figures prototype statues on display in the merchandise cabinet too!

09:45 / 11:00 / 12:30 / 14:00 / 16:00 / 17:00 / 18:15 
15-minute appearances

Always wanted to meet Sonic the Hedgehog in person but only dreamed about it? Well, you’re in luck – the blue blur is never one to miss a party, and the Summer of Sonic is no exception! Keep an eye out for the spiny hero around the Main Hall at the above times – be quick and you might just get a photo and a hug from Sonic!

Lower Floor Cafe

The venue in Westminster includes a café on the lower floors, catering for those of you who would prefer to remain in the building throughout the day. The café will be offering a selection of snacks and beverages, hot and cold, including sandwiches, baguettes and burgers, hot pies and pastries, crisps, confectionary and cakes. Soft drinks and hot drinks are available.

No alcohol is permitted within the venue.


By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction (the “Recording”) to be used for any purposes, including but not limited to news, web  casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web  sites, or any other purpose by Sega, its officers and employees,  its affiliates, and representatives (“Sega Entities”). You hereby release the Sega Entities from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, publication and exploitation (commercial or otherwise) of the Recording.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or  royalties, including but not limited to the benefits of any provision of law known as “moral rights” (including without limitation under Sections 77 to 85 inclusive of the UK Copyright Designs and Patents 1988 Act) or any similar laws of any jurisdiction, in connection with any use or exploitation of the Recording. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Sega Entities.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

Sonic Radio, RadioSEGA, SEGASonic:Radio Fan Music Festival Schedule for June 23rd


Oh yeah, folks. It’s happening. That three-way collaboration between Sonic Radio, RadioSEGA, and our own SEGASonic:Radio, is happening this Sunday.

Hosted by Sonic Radio, the Sonic Fan Music Festival is gunning for its second year this 2013, right on June 23rd! Join us for a birthday bash to remember as we dedicate 12 straight hours of remix goodness to Sonic’s 22nd anniversary!

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT – The Sonic R Show w/Sonic & Shadow Remix of Sonic Radio
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM UK

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM PDT – The Sonic Hour w/Dreadknux of SEGASonic:Radio
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM UK

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT – ForeverSonic’s Random Hour w/ForeverSonic of RadioSEGA
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM UK

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT – Radio Redux w/ArchAngelUK of RadioSEGA
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM UK

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT – SEGA Mixer Drive w/Rexy of RadioSEGA
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM UK

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT – Ultra Wave w/TallGuy-91 of RadioSEGA
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
11:00 PM – 12:00 AM UK

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT – The Music Plant Zone w/VizardJeffhog of SEGASonic:Radio
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
12:00 AM – 2:00 AM UK

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT – The Sonic R Countdown w/Sonic & Shadow Remix of Sonic Radio
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
2:00 AM – 4:00 AM UK

That being said, The Music Plant Zone and A/V Hijack won’t be airing on their regular timeslots this weekend (consult SS:R schedule here). The Music Plant Zone will be airing at the time written above this June 23rd on Sonic Radio; we’ll see if we can get a relay of the festival onto our stream, but just in case, tune in to Sonic Radio! Meanwhile, the upcoming A/V Hijack broadcast has been delayed to next Sunday.

If you have plans this Sunday, cancel them! …unless this is one of your plans this Sunday, don’t cancel that. Okay? Cool! Cool.

See you there!

Day-Long RadioSEGA Marathon to Take Place Saturday 4th May 2013

SEGATHON2RadioSEGA’s fundraising marathon “SEGATHON” will take place this weekend, in aid of Cancer Research UK.

SEGATHON returns for the second time since it was first held back in November 2011, raising nearly £750 for BBC’s Children in Need campaign. RadioSEGA DJ Gavvie will once again host the day-long event, and will be joined guest co-hosts from across the Sonic & SEGA community across the course of the event. SEGATHON will also be holding a raffle giveaway during the show, which can be entered by donating £5 to the fundraiser (with the prizelist to be announced soon).

The show will kick off on Saturday 4th of May at 10pm BST.

Further details can be found on the RadioSEGA Website. If you’d like to donate a prize or want to be a guest co-host, you can contact Gavvie by either Twitter (@GavvieUK) or email (ps2_dc[AT]hotmail[DOT]com).

Sonic Radio, RadioSEGA, and SEGASonic:Radio Team Up for Sonic Fan Music Festival 2013

A follow-up of last year’s event, our friends at Sonic Radio will be hosting the 2013 edition of the Sonic Fan Music Festival, once again in conjunction with Sonic’s anniversary!

A collaborative effort between Sonic Radio, RadioSEGA, and SEGASonic:Radio, the 12 hour extravaganza will be taking place via the former two’s servers on Sonic’s 22nd! Handpicked by you, we’ll be celebrating with some of the best and most favourite tunes put together by various musicians in the community!

Sonic Remix and Shadow Remix – Sonic Radio’s Sonic R TV and The Sonic R Show

Dreadknux – Owner of The Sonic Stadium and SEGASonic Radio, The Sonic Hour

Rexy – RadioSEGA’s SEGA Mixer Drive, OverClocked Remix musician

ArchangelUK – Owner of Sonic Wrecks, SW/RadioSEGA’s Radio Redux

ForeverSonic – RadioSEGA’s ForeverSonic’s Random Hour

TallGuy-91 – RadioSEGA’s Ultra Wave

VizardJeffhog – The Sonic Stadium and SEGASonic Radio’s The Music Plant Zone

The fun starts at 8am PDT | 11am EDT | 4pm UK on June 23rd, 2013, so be sure to tune in! Remixers, listeners, submit and vote for the top 20 on the Sonic R Show through!

Speaking of which, did you know that we are currently looking for new DJs on SS:R? Do you think you have what it takes? Auditions close in two weeks!

Mash-Up Monday: Dilapidated Sky High

Nothing like kicking off the week with PUNCHING and KICKING and such! Feel like the world’s turning against you for some reason? Then RAGE!

This quaint little music mash-up was put together by foreversonic from RadioSEGA! Featuring something that most SEGA fans would enjoy, especially those of this Genesis classic, is always welcome!

Dilapidated Town from Streets of Rage with Sky High Zone from the 8-bit Sonic the Hedgehog 2!


Found an interesting mash-up somewhere on the web? Have one of your own that you’d like to see get featured on The Sonic Stadium? Then what’s the hold up? Send what you got over to!

Sonic Radio Hosting Fan Music Festival on Saturday

Want to celebrate Sonic’s 21st anniversary on Saturday with style? Here’s a way!

The good folks down at Sonic Radio, Sonic Remix and Shadow Remix, will be hosting an 8-hour event known as the Sonic Fan Music Festival. With some collaboration from RadioSEGA, the stream will showcase a plethora of Sonic remixes, most of these tracks being submitted and requested by the community.

The Sonic Stadium Music Album 2011, our site’s first community project, will be playing amongst the songs featured!

Head on after the jump for a complete schedule of the stream! Take note that it is in Pacific Time (PDT)!

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