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Summer of Sonic 2016 "Mr Yuji Naka is alright!"

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5 years later, Yuji Naka is making a return to Summer of Sonic. Having a Q&A and a signing session as well, this is going to be amazing!

Do you remember, waaay back when we held a Kickstarter campaign to make Summer of Sonic 2016 happen (it feels like so long ago), we had a third stretch goal that we didn’t quite make?

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Summer of Sonic ended up raising £31,625. Close, but no cigar… BUT, that wasn’t the end of the story. The team behind this year’s show clubbed together post-campaign to plump up the extra cash needed to secure a very special guest, who we are extremely proud to announce to you today.

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the return of former Sonic Team head and original programmer of Sonic the Hedgehog, Yuji Naka, to Summer of Sonic!

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Naka-san previously attended Summer of Sonic 2011, to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th Anniversary – and now he’s returning to see the blue blur into his 25th. For many fans, Naka-san is a hero who programmed some of their favourite video games as a child; even during the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast era, the developer was behind some of the most iconic non-Sonic games of the time, including NiGHTS into Dreams and Phantasy Star Online.

Today, Naka-san leads his own independent studio called Prope, but still loves the hedgehog he helped create.

This announcement completes our headline guest roster, which includes legendary Sonic Team head and current Sonic producer, Takashi Iizuka! During the day, the two superstars will be available to meet and greet at the signing desks, and taking part in a special Q&A on the main stage where we discuss Sonic’s past, present and future.

Do You Have a Question for Iizuka-san and Naka-san?

We are accepting fan questions for the Iizuka-san and Naka-san Q&A panel that will take place live on stage. If you have a question, please post it as a comment to this post. While we can’t ask every question, we will do our best to fire the most interesting ones to Naka-san and Iizuka-san.

This is a rare opportunity to get your most burning question about Sonic answered by the two men behind Sonic’s past and future, so make sure you don’t miss your chance!

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Sorry if I missed something on this (and I have a feeling I have) but is there any word on when we'll be able to print tickets? I'm just triple checking all my bookings and paperwork for the trip.

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We will have mobile ticketing in addition to printed tickets, for those who aren't able to print their off for whatever reason.

The release of tickets is essentially waiting on Sega's legal team to give us the go-ahead, which is Monday at the earliest. They're ready to go, otherwise.

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Yuji Naka's gonna be there now?! Sweet! Really can't wait for this event now. Must admit, a bit nervous about the whole thing (such as travelling down to London, etc.) but this looks as if it's gonna be so much fun. 

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The traditional Marine and Tails Doll animation from BoozermaN looks to be returning once more as the start of Summer of Sonic along with many more animations such as Sonic Paradox's never before seen animation. I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves for this one.

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Hello, one and all, another announcement today, two in fact.

As is tradition with Summer of Sonic, we reached out to community artists of both animation and traditional/digital art.

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This year will see the return of BoozermaN, as he returns with his traditional Summer of Sonic animation. Sonic Paradox also return with a never before seen short, as well as Frobman offering us a new animated short as well. This isn’t all, as we also have some unannounced animations that will be being shown, some for the first time at this years Summer of Sonic. These videos will take place sporadically throughout the day, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for when they are released!

Also keeping with Summer of Sonic tradition, we will be seeing the return of featured fan artists this year. Joining notable names from the past is Miles Arquio, a Summer of Sonic veteran and previous art contest winner, as well as two artists who have highlighted Weston Super Sonic in Rebecca Wallduck and Kimmy Paris. All these artists will be situated in the art corner, and we encourage you to visit these artists over the course of the day and say hello!

Keep ’em peeled for more announcements as we get ever closer to Summer of Sonic on August 6th!

See you soon!

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Check the Hub guys, tickets are ready!

Thank you for your patience! You can now collect your Summer of Sonic 2016 passes! Please log in to https://hub.summerofsonic.com for your ticket! If you have not got a log in for the HUB, please check your email inbox for your registration email

Got this from Facebook https://www.facebook.com/summerofsonic/?fref=nf

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The ticket is making me excited too. Very appealing design as well!

I still have one vacancy unaccounted for with my ticket as I could only find one person to go with me, and I have a three person ticket. So if anyone is interested, please let me know so I can work something out (you will also get a t-shirt too since my ticket includes three t-shirts).

In the event that I can't find someone who wants to go, am I still entitled to take the extra t-shirt and goody bag that would have gone to the third person at the event?

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Thanks, I just wasn't sure and didn't want to come off as really greedy or something on the day.

I wish I could say I have a specific third person who couldn't make it that I will give them too, but truthfully, I only bought for three people because the reward tier for 2 tickets, 2 t-shirts, and 1 Anniversary coin was all gone by the time I found out about the coin. I had one person I knew could go with me from the beginning, but wasn't sure about anyone else. My brother would have taken the third spot, but he recently had to take a trip to Liverpool so his money had to go towards that.

That being said, if anyone knows someone who can go to the venue without much hassle, but doesn't have their own ticket and would like to go, be sure to let me know!

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I've got a similar issue right now. Got the three tickets but one of my friends dropped out the other day, so I've got a spare ticket going if anyone is interested.

I'm particularly annoyed as I'd booked the hotel and train ticket stuff already when he dropped out, but shit happens.

Also, random question. I have no idea how the heck the underground tubes work in London. Do I pre-book my tickets or pay when I get to the stations?

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One thing I'm not sure about...The "West Brompton" station is a tube/underground station or a train station?

I don't know If I'm explaining myself...In Spain are different things (one station can be both though)

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16 minutes ago, Sephy said:

One thing I'm not sure about...The "West Brompton" station is a tube/underground station or a train station?

I don't know If I'm explaining myself...In Spain are different things (one station can be both though)

It is an Underground station
And Overground station
AND a train station.

Which probably doesn't help your confusion in the slightest. Sorry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Brompton_station

 

10 hours ago, bmn said:

No :(

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West Brompton is the station I'll be getting off at on Friday. Despite appearing small, it does indeed cater to proper trains as well as the underground.

I suspect numerous people from outside the area will arrive at that station.

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