We’re not the only ones to have a Sonic themed convention. Where would we be without the inspiration of these previous Sonic conventions in other parts of the world?!
Sonic Revolution defines conventions as differing from meetups in having both a) a formal venue and b) a formal structure of events.
Sega and Sonic Fan Jam Remix (Formerly SEGABits’ Sonic and SEGA Fan Jam) – Officially sponsored by SEGABits, this event covers not just Sonic the Hedgehog, but all SEGA brands! Started in 2014, the event is packed with content and is fun for all ages. Twitter
Chaos Creators: Sonic Art's Festival - A Sonic content creators festival in Dallas, TX in which artists, musicians, voice actors, game designers, animators, and many others collaborate together for the success of their projects! Twitter
Sonic Fan Fest (Formerly Weston Super Sonic) – A convention in the southwestern United Kingdom, formed for those who can’t make it to Sonic London or Summer of Sonic, or simply those who want to pass the time between Sonic conventions!
SAGE Expo – While not a convention in the usual sense of the word, SAGE has demonstrated a far greater recurrence and commitment than the average meetup and so is here for convenience. The Sonic Amateur Games Expo has been held annually since 2000 in the Summer and showcases the newest Sonic fangames as well as having guest speakers such as Ryan Drummond and Ian Flynn. Best of all, SAGE is free to attend, being held online rather than having an actual location (hence its gray area between con and meetup).
Sonic Global Meeting/Globalka – The world’s first Sonic convention, held from 2005-2013. It was a multi-day event consisting of gaming, camping and all sorts of fun! It was organized primarily through Sonic CIS!
SuperSonicCon – The successor to Globalka, featuring a larger, more formal, single day event like Summer of Sonic, to be first held in Summer 2014. Organized by the joint efforts of Sonic CIS, Sonic SCANF, and Sonic and All Characters.
Summer of Sonic – The most well-known Sonic convention, having gained the recognition of SEGA. Check out this yearly event that’s captured the attention of Sonic fans around the world! Organized primarily by the Sonic Stadium!
Sonic Boom – The official event ran by SEGA America. This event is shorter (about four hours) and more focused on a concert than the fanfare, but it’s still fun to go to, AND it’s moving around the country every year! Could it be in your community next?