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I wouldn't say one is better than the other, they're both pretttty much the same thing. Loads of sonic fans, awesome music, random shizzle that happens.

 

Actually what goes down at Sonic Boom? I don't really know much about it's content D:

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Well then...

 

Now that all the smoke has cleared, all the tickets have been swiped and some of us have calmed down...

 

Let the SOS HYPE commence! [Or has it already?mellow.png ] Really looking forward to this year! What do we think will be announced next?

 

I'm not sure about what will be announced next, but I would love to see Sonic Lost World playable demo announced.

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I wouldn't say one is better than the other, they're both pretttty much the same thing. Loads of sonic fans, awesome music, random shizzle that happens.

 

Actually what goes down at Sonic Boom? I don't really know much about it's content D:

I think Crush 40 are preforming at Sonic Boom.

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Actually what goes down at Sonic Boom? I don't really know much about it's content D:

 

Well, last year there was a line of people that looped 3/4 the way around a block, it was during Comic-Con so every minute or so some onlooker would ask "what's this line for?".

Aaron Webber took the time to walk along the line of people, introduce himself, get the hype started..

We were let in, received a gift bag (A hat, a comic book, a metal Chao keyring, drink tickets and choice of size of a shirt) and a wrist strap to those over 21 (so we would hit the bar)

Upon entering there was a team from Sonic Merchandise to the left (promoting items for sale but not selling any), an all you can eat buffet with ASRT demos to the right and a hallway which led to stairs that headed to a basement which had the stage were all the action unfolded (Crush 40, Cash Cash, the costume contest, the trivia challenge, Q&A with Steve Lycett & Takashi Iizuka, Wreck It Ralph info with Rich Moore).

We danced, we cheered, we got autographs, we were told when we got too close to the VIP area.. Time flew by so quickly, we were kicked out, a bunch of us hung around outside waiting for the guest to come out..

 

yeah, it was a frigg'n blast. :)

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Oh hey that pretty much sounds exactly like SOS XD Just ya know less aaron webber and comic con...and...the...all...you...can..eat...buffet....

 

Buffet...

 

Man I'd sure love a buffet at SOS, oh but hey we got chilli dogs last time!

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In light of this discussion, Kellie from SEGA actually replied to my post on Facebook:

"Sonic The Hedgehog Summer of Sonic is a completely different style of event, and you can't really compare the two in terms of tickets. We're super happy for them that there's such demand for their event, and we're excited to see everyone at our event as well! - kellie"

I must disagree we can't compare the two entirely; one sells out fast the other doesn't sell out at all (yes the UK does get some bragging rights I suppose).

Wait. She replied as Sonic. Suspension of disbelief is broken; Sonic's facebook is ruined forever. sad.png This is worse than seeing Mickey Mouse without his headpiece on at Disneyland!

 

yeah, it was a frigg'n blast. smile.png

 

Man, you have no idea how surreal it is to hear all that stuff being described. I feel as I'm there again! I say it was the best night of my life to this day... I can hardly wait to go again!

 

Man I'd sure love a buffet at SOS, oh but hey we got chilli dogs last time!

I recall a vocal minority about staged a riot when no chili dogs were at Sonic Boom 2011. They weren't at 2012 either, but I believe the excuse was they would be too messy. I mean, do you want Sonic to ruin that nice suit of his?

Actually speaking of that suit I'm amazed I wasn't arrested for grand larceny given that I've always wanted to steal it.

But yes! SOS wins on that front... just another benefit of being fan-arranged I suppose.

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I recall a vocal minority about staged a riot when no chili dogs were at Sonic Boom 2011. They weren't at 2012 either, but I believe the excuse was they would be too messy. I mean, do you want Sonic to ruin that nice suit of his?

 

Having been on cleanup at SoS '11 where there were indeed chili dogs for sale... I can vouch for this excuse :(

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I'm not sure about what will be announced next, but I would love to see Sonic Lost World playable demo announced.

 

And I was correct - sweet.

 

All I'll hope is that people will be reasonable - will the pods be manned at all?  The last two years have been great in that people would play an act or a race or whatever and then let someone else take their turn, but I also know in other aspects (Yuji Naka signing, anyone?) that some people were sadly rather greedy and had numerous items signed which meant a lot of people missed out.

 

So I'd like to think that everyone will be considerate of everyone else and ensure that we all get a turn.  I'm quite happy to queue again if I want to play another level!

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Having been on cleanup at SoS '11 where there were indeed chili dogs for sale... I can vouch for this excuse sad.png

 

It is a pretty fair point to raise! Many folks don't really pay mind to how much they dirty the room around them... broken window economics and all that jazz!

...what's it like when a convention center is empty? I'd imagine very creepy.

All I'll hope is that people will be reasonable - will the pods be manned at all?  The last two years have been great in that people would play an act or a race or whatever and then let someone else take their turn, but I also know in other aspects (Yuji Naka signing, anyone?) that some people were sadly rather greedy and had numerous items signed which meant a lot of people missed out.

With the restrictions on photos, I wouldn't be surprised if there were restrictions on the games as well. There's just so many people and so little to go around... rationing is a tragic necessity!

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I must disagree we can't compare the two entirely; one sells out fast the other doesn't sell out at all (yes the UK does get some bragging rights I suppose).

 

To be honest mate, I'm not sure you can.

 

They're both Sonic conventions. But SOS is more like a convention whereas Boom is much more like a concert + extras. It's no coincidence that Boom has been hosted at venues which specialise in hosting music events, whilst that is a factor for SOS, it's not the main factor.

 

One big difference which is a clue as to why the two aren't really comparable... the times. SOS takes place in the day. Boom is on an evening. That alone is a huge demographic change.

 

 

 

All I'll hope is that people will be reasonable - will the pods be manned at all? 

 

I believe they will be yes.

 

 

 

that some people were sadly rather greedy and had numerous items signed which meant a lot of people missed out.

 

And those days are long over.

 

We want as many people as possible to meet their heroes this year, hence the no posing for photos rule. Odds are there will be similar 'item' rules like last year.

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They're both Sonic conventions. But SOS is more like a convention whereas Boom is much more like a concert + extras. It's no coincidence that Boom has been hosted at venues which specialise in hosting music events, whilst that is a factor for SOS, it's not the main factor.

 

One big difference which is a clue as to why the two aren't really comparable... the times. SOS takes place in the day. Boom is on an evening. That alone is a huge demographic change.

While this is all true, my point on the Facebook page was entirely on comparing the ticket sales. Boom doesn't sell out, whereas SOS has apocalyptic levels of demand for its tickets. Hence, I commented I was glad America's fanbase was more spread out and not quite as interested... as I don't like the idea of being trampled by a horde just trying to get a ticket. Hearing the disappointment in this thread from everyone who didn't get one sends shivers down my spine, honestly; for once I'm glad to be on this side of the pond with regards to Sonic-related stuff.

All this aside, however ... my main gripe remains that they used Sonic to reply to me. Yes I'm shallow like that. tongue.png Don't ruin the magic!

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I think the main thing is the money, if SoS charged £20 or so the numbers would drop and I'm sure the number of Boom attendees would increase if it were free, it'd be one less expense

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And those days are long over.

 

We want as many people as possible to meet their heroes this year, hence the no posing for photos rule. Odds are there will be similar 'item' rules like last year.

 

That's good.  I mean, I wouldn't even have had an issue with one signature and a quick pose for a snapshot, but I remember standing in the line for Yuji Naka and seeing someone walk past with at least half a dozen signed items; someone who obviously had no consideration for the other people who wanted a chance to get a signature.

 

But definitely, things seemed much more organised last year, which I commend you guys on, and look forward to seeing continue this year.

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Okay now to post something which is never easy.

 

Summer of Sonic is a free event. This years is no exception to that.

 

However a lot of the little extras are paid for by the Summer of Sonic staff out of their own pocket. Because of this, many of you have generously expressed interest in donating to the cause.

 

 With that in mind, If you wish to donate, you can do so easily by visiting our paypal donation page. Any donations will be gratefully accepted and will help out with this years event.

 

Thanks for reading.

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That should be fine.

 

Though you'll miss a ton of stuff if you get there that late.

 

Never mind that bizarre thrill one gets from waiting in line. Whether it's a convention or a ride there's some strange satisfaction from waiting in line... never mind that you might end up friends with a person you're next to once you strike up a conversation; we met a fairly awesome fellow at Boom in this manner.

 

...though overall maybe people are just coocoo and like baking in the Sun for these sorts of things.

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I am not going unfortunately, but for those that are from here, I think you guys should walk around with an ID badge lanyard and place a picture of your avatar in the slot, so everyone will know right off the bat who you are!

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