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Countdown to STCC - Only 7 days to go!

Hey backers…only 10 days to go until STCC!!!

The venue is all booked, our guests have their train tickets arranged, our comics are in print, and our freebies are being delivered…Sonic the Comic Con is just about ready to go!

With the convention day drawing ever closer, we’d thought we’d give you one last update with all the details you need.

How to get there:

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From York station:

There are several ways down York’s many streets to the Merchant Adventurer’s Hall. The quickest route to the venue is to exit the station onto Station road, and follow it across the river Ouse. Turn right onto Lendal and walk past Betty’s Café, down Davygate and Parliament Street. Turn left onto Pavement and then the first right onto Fossgate – you should see the archway to the Merchant Adventurer’s Hall on the right hand side of the street. The walk is approximately 800 meters, and should only take you about 15 minutes.

If you don’t want to walk, it takes about 5-10 minutes on the bus from the station via the number 44 service to York Merchantgate / Piccadilly. This bus runs every 15 minutes between 10am and 6pm, and every 30 minutes at other times.

By car:

There are many places to park in York if you plan on traveling by car, however, expect to pay around £2.30 an hour in some places. We suggest if you are planning to spend all day at the event to park at 36 Piccadilly, a few minutes’ walk from the venue, and will cost you £7 to park for the day.

Event Times:

Sonic the Comic Con will open doors at 10am and conclude at 5pm. If you arrive before the event begins, please queue outside the Fossgate entrance.

There will be several events including Q&A sessions and workshops which will take place after lunchtime, so if you can’t make it to the event for doors opening, don’t worry. Our guests will be signing and chatting throughout the day too, so there’s no rush if you want to meet a specific guest.

Invites:

We will be sending attendees their invitations soon! These are purely a formality though - your names are all on our event guest list, so you should have no problem getting in at registration! If you can’t print your invite off - don’t worry!

Event activities:

The programme for the day will include Q&A sessions with our guests, a quiz and other on-stage events, workshops in the afternoon and a number of exhibitors and sellers downstairs. There will be plenty of room in the Undercroft for attendees to sketch, chat, have a quick sit down or read comics!

Food and drink cannot be consumed in the venue, with the exception of bottled water. However there are many restaurants, sandwich shops and convenience stores close by to cater for anything you want, so if you only want to pop out for a bite to eat, you don’t have to go far.

Signings and Sketches:

All of our artists and writers will be available for meet and greet throughout the day, and will be happy to sign any items for you!

If you’d love to get a personalised sketch from an STC legend, Nigel Dobbyn, Carl Flint, Jon Haward, Kev Hopgood and Ferran Rodriguez will also be taking sketch commissions during the day for a small cost!

Questions for the special guests:

Have any burning questions for our guests you’d like fielded at the Q&A panels? You can submit any of your questions to Megadroid@stconline.co.uk!

Saturday Social:

If you are planning on staying in York on Saturday, 25th of October the night before the event, we will be having a social event to get attendees in the mood for STCC! Check out the Facebook page for more details on meeting and activities soon.

T-Shirt and wristband colours for LIGHTFOOT backers:

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As you may have seen, we now have the option of two shirt colours (blue or yellow) and three wrist band colours (blue, yellow, pink). If you are attending STCC, we will hopefully be able to provide you colours of your choice on the day. If you backed through the “LIGHTFOOT” perk, you will be sent a blue shirt and random wristband by default; if however you would prefer a yellow shirt or a specific colour wristband, please drop us a line here and we will do our best to get you your first choice!

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask them in the comments and we will try to answer them, and keep up to date on the STCC Facebook page.

See you on the 26th! :)

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ICYMI: One More Special Guest for STCC!

26th August 2014

In case you missed it over the weekend:

Think we were finished with guest announcements? Think again! Sonic the Comic Con is extremely proud to announce the attendance of our 7th and final special guest: RICHARD ELSON!

Richard’s art style is one of the most recognised with Sonic the Comic, having illustrated from issue #7 all the way through to the comic’s conclusion.

Richard is arguably the longest serving STC’er, having also illustrated the Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook before the comic’s launch! His career extends out into both the Marvel and 2000AD universes, as well as many other franchises such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Toxic Crusaders to name a few. We are privileged to have our STCC roster completed with Richard!

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Sonic the Comic Con Kickstarter is complete!

16th August 2014
Amazing! 126 backers and £3,674 raised! The generosity of the backers for this project has blown us away, and having exceeded an overall funding total above 250%, we really will be able to create a fantastic event! We’ve already confirmed 6 fantastic special guests: Ferran Rodriguez, Nigel Dobbyn, Jon Haward, Kev Hopgood, Nigel Kitching and Carl Flint!
All attendees and those who have opted for the LIGHTFOOT perk will receive the special edition Sonic the Comic issue which is being especially created for the event! We can also now also fund some great decorations for the venue, and we hope to be able to have some great prizes up for grabs too!

We look forward to bringing you updates in the coming months with sneak peaks of the comic, fantastic competitions we will be running throughout the day, and details on how to be featured in the special edition comic itself! We will also have details on our “STC Saturday Social” as well - so if you are planning on coming to York a day early, start your STC celebrations early too!

We cannot thank you Boomers enough for your support, and we can’t wait to see you all in October!

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michael-corker:

Only just over an hour to go to pledge for #SonicTheComicCon!

michael-corker:

Only just over an hour to go to pledge for #SonicTheComicCon!

(Source: prettyconfusd)

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Just one more day to go…

Just over a day to go to back Sonic the Comic Con, guys! It’s going to be an incredible day so get your invites today before they’re all gone! Who could say no to a guest line-up like ours?!

See the Kickstarter right here!

And if you missed it, we just announced more special guests!

KEV HOPGOOD!

Colorist for several STC issues back in the day, Kev is renowned in Sonic universe as the cover artist for Sonic the Comic issue 1 and 2! Kev’s illustrious career spans many years with stints at both 2000AD and Marvel in amongst many other accolades; eagle-eyed readers may have even seen Kev’s name on the big screen recently, as he is the creator of the Marvel universe character “War Machine”! We are ecstatic to have Kev join our rapidly increasing crowd of legends at STCC!

NIGEL KITCHING!

One of the most recognisable names associated with Sonic the Comic, Nigel’s involvement goes all the way back to issue 4 of STC, penning countless stories as well as producing artwork. Nigel is also no stranger to the convention scene and is a veteran of the Summer of Sonic! We are honored to have Nigel join us for STCC!

And there’s more to come in the lead-up to October 26th!

Hope you join us for the ride! :)

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STCC Guest Announcements!

Hope you’ve all been following the exciting announcements on our Facebook for the upcoming Sonic the Comic Con!

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We’re thrilled to announce we’ve shot past our original Kickstarter goal with super sonic speed and are on to our second stretch goal!

We’ve got nine days left to go, if you want to come along or help sponsor the event (or get one of our cool event tshirts!) please do! Every pledge helps make the event even bigger and better!

We’ve also been announcing some very special guests:

FERRAN RODRIGUEZ!

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We are over the moon that Ferran will be flying in all the way from Barcelona to join us in October! Ferran is truly a veteran of Sonic the Comic, with his works stretch back all the way to the early issues of the 90s; not only that, he has many other well known franchises under his belt including Disney and Angry Birds. A very special Sonical “saludos” to our Catalan cartoonist! ferranrodriguez.com


NIGEL DOBBYN!

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With over 25 years of experience in the biz working on such franchises as Digimon, Power Rangers and My Little Pony, Nigel is probably one of the best-known artists from the STC universe. Welcome to the STCC family!


JON HAWARD!

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Jon is the artist behind ALL of the Shinobi strips that appeared in Sonic the Comic, along with work on the Eternal Champions stories. Aside from STC, Jon has also had an incredible career working on such franchises such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Judge Dredd and several Marvel series’, as well as winning several awards for graphic novel versions of classics. We look forward to meeting Jon at STCC, and we hope you guys are too!

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artsyfartsyaono:

Oh hey, STC Sonic art that’s not humanized! Who knew I could still do that?
I love STC Amy, and for some reason I think green looks great on her :D

artsyfartsyaono:

Oh hey, STC Sonic art that’s not humanized! Who knew I could still do that?

I love STC Amy, and for some reason I think green looks great on her :D

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SONIC THE COMIC CON!

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, York, North Yorkshire, England.

Sunday, 26th October 2014.

Introducing the world’s first Sonic the Comic convention! Celebrating over two decades of STC, print and online!

Free gifts, Special Guests, a building full of Boomers!

HYPED YET?

Good, because you need to help us make it a reality. We’re counting on you, Boomers!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tbird/sonic-the-comic-con-a-celebration-of-stc-past-and

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Something big!

Hey Boomers! Do you want to hear some ridiculously exciting news? Then definitely keep an eye on our social media sites tomorrow morning!

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Who’s a fan of Rocket Knight Adventures?

At STC HQ we love Sparkster and really want to see him turn up in a future issue.

So, any writers out there fancy submitting a proposal? We’ve got one of our incredible artists ready and waiting to turn your script into an amazing comic!

Get in touch!

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Hope everyone has read #264 by now? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Check it out today! Which was your favourite story?

Hope everyone has read #264 by now? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Check it out today!

Which was your favourite story?

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Sonic the Comic #264 Launch!

9th July 2014

We’ve just launched the latest issue of Sonic the Comic!

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Featuring four far-out tales starring Sonic, Chaotix, Blaze, and Amy!

Go read it now!

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Want to work with Sonic the Comic?

We get a lot of requests from boomers wanting to write or draw for Sonic the Comic, now we’ve set up a page with all the information in one place!

So, if you’ve always wanted to write or draw a story in STC, go take a look, this could be your chance! :)

Work with Sonic the Comic Here!

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#FF: Remember when Tekno…

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Re-read “Twilight" from #249 today!

Catch up on all of Tekno & Shorty’s adventures in STC before they return later this year!

  1. Amy vs. Tekno
  2. Return of the Cybernik!
  3. Unusual Suspect
  4. The Least Likely
  5. The Big Bang
  6. Sunrise
  7. High Noon
  8. Sunset
  9. Twilight
  10. The Long Road
  11. Come Crashing Down

What do you think will happen next? How will Tekno redeem herself?

23rd June 2014
Sonic The Hedgehog is 23 today, remember to wish him a Happy Birthday!
What’s your favourite version of Sonic and why?

23rd June 2014

Sonic The Hedgehog is 23 today, remember to wish him a Happy Birthday!

What’s your favourite version of Sonic and why?