Right, sorry I’ve been a bit slow on the updates – but at least you are getting updates eh?Â That’s all I can say to that!Â Anyway I was over at SEGA this morning (as well as being on the phone yesterday, this morning, this afternoon and this evening and probably tomorrow) to shoot the breeze, chew the fat and other such sayings in earnest over Friday and Saturday’s goings on.Â I have good news and bad news for you, the first bit of good news is that the good news seriously outweighs the bad news imo.
The bad news is that unfortunately the giant hedgehog in the sky has told us that Mario & Sonic London 2012 now won’t be able to appear at Summer Of Sonic 2011 sadly. I blame Koopa personally, he probably sat on all the copies or something.Â We do say things are subject to change, hopefully this will be the only item that does.
Now the good news:
- The number of Nintendo related jokes in the show will now probably increase.
- We have two spare Wii pods now… so I’m going to throw my copy of Gems on one of them and you can play either Sonic CD, Sonic R or Sonic The Fighters.
- The comics have arrived at SEGA Europe! So those will be waiting for you when you come in. Please give Archie some love.
- As you will no doubt have seen the Summer Of Sonic stream,
managed by The Sonic Show
specifically (not Sonic Stadium as some outlets are reporting) will
be returning. Ideal for those of you who cannot attend. We had
several thousand people view the feed last year alone.
More details will be announce on the Friday, check in to SummerOfSonic.com for this. Also I’m turning Sonic Wrecks into a sort of community/discussion portal for the day so you’ll be able to watch the stream from there as well as use the chat AND keep up to date on the latest tweets from those at the event.
- T-Bird kindly posted up the update for the last Fan artist and the penultimate showcase guest.Â Actually the last guest isn’t really part of the Showcase but it kind of fits in there. Svend will be revealing them tomorrow when he’s got half an hour.
- We can now reveal the t-shirts you’ll be getting on the day (whilst stocks last) courtesy of SEGA. Holy Shades of Sonic Channel, Batman! They’ll be available in S, M, L and XL.
- Speaking of t-shirts, you know the EPICALLY AWESOME 20th anniversary t-shirts courtesy of Insert Coin? These will be on sale at the event on a merchandise table run from SEGA. Feel free to snap a Sonic or Dr. Eggman shirt up. We love these guys muchly!
- Sonic Paradox, having delivered their Sonic Shorts to me have sent me an updated video with MORE shorts. We’ll have a whole wardrobe at this rate. Big props to The Wax and his team.
- You will also be recieving on the day a show guide, featuring a little introduction from two very handsome young bucks (alternatively one drunken viking journo and an unemployed ex-Community Manager) which will tell you what is happening and when, as well as containing an A3 Sonic poster. Ideal for getting signatures…. should you wish!
- A special notice to Cosplay people, you’ll want to take
note of this… as this is your prize should you win:Get ready
to freak out….
OH YES. WE GOTS ONE!
I beat up someone at SEGA who was carrying it and made off with it.SEGA Europe have very kindly donated us one for a prize for a VERY SPECIAL event at SOS. Considering the amount of work you guys are putting into this, we decided to nominate this for the Cosplay competition. I’m sure you’ve been reading up on how rare these not-for-sale items are.
- Because she clearly wanted to cause me issues as I was about to
put this live, Nemain has put live another little preview of stuff
that will be sold on the SW/T-Bird Merch Shack of
I’m off to grab a bite to eat and a couple of hours break before I work through the night on things. GRIND BEGINS!