Girl Gamers UK will be heading out to celebrate the Summer of Sonic Event this coming Saturday 29th August held at The Boiler House at the unique Truman Brewery venue in Brick Lane in London with other Sonic fans from around the world. The Summer of Sonic is an event that brings together fans of Sonic the Hedgehog from all over the world. It is a concept that was created by the Sonic fanbase, out of a desire to set up a large meeting place for like-minded fans to chat and make friends. Its success has been so great that this fan-run project now gets official backing from SEGA Europe, and celebrities involved with the franchise are becoming aware of the convention.
Hereâ€™s where you can learn more about the guests taking part, the games you can play and the specific things taking place in each area.
After certain events, some of our special guests will be available for signings and having a chat with fans. If thereâ€™s a burning question you want to ask, or a piece of merchandise close to your heart that youâ€™d like signed, feel free to come along and meet with the stars! If you miss them at the signing tables (which will be located close to the Stage area) then you may still see them wandering the venue floor experiencing the convention for themselves â€“ thereâ€™s nothing stopping you from chatting to them about Sonic but do be considerate!
The popular Art Corner returns to Summer of Sonic â€“ only this time itâ€™s much bigger! There will be room for roughly 90 people to sit down and draw their favourite characters at their own leisure. Take a seat away from the manic action on stage, grab a pen and some paper and get doodling with newfound friends!
There will be an Art Contest throughout the day, with winners announced on stage in the evening, and there will be a wall dedicated to your works of art. We hope to build a great collection of your pictures â€“ maybe by using different colours we can build a mosaic of Sonicâ€™s head?
Comics and Cartoons
Fancy chilling out with your favourite Sonic-related comic? Want to chat to other like-minded fans about which issue ruled Archie, or how well the stories worked in Sonic the Comic? You can do all that in the Comics area, a place where you can learn more about each comic book and their impact in the fanbase. You can pick up choice issues to read (or you can bring some of your own to show off!) and sit at a huge oval table. If you bring your own dupes, you might even be able to find someone you can trade comics with!
It all started with the computer gamesâ€¦ and we showcase the broad history of Sonic the Hedgehog games in our own Games Zone! Information on the games and characters can be found here, along with many game pods featuring all of Sonicâ€™s greatest hits to play. There may even be a surprise or two in what games you are able to see at the Summer of Sonic!
Thereâ€™ll be opportunities to time trial certain classic levels to get the fastest time, and if you fancy cracking out the portable handhelds, you can sit at tables that are dedicated for gamers to sit down and play some wireless Sonic Rush or Sonic Rivals.
Weâ€™ve always wanted to have a photograph taken with Sonic the Hedgehog. At the Summer of Sonic, youâ€™ll be able to do just that! Sonic will be at the event during the day to pose with fans, mingle with the crowd and have photos taken at the dedicated wall area.