Summer of Sonic Sets a Guinness World Record!


“A Sonic Convention? The only people who will turn up to that will be the drunks over the road!”

A few years ago, shortly after the idea of a Sonic convention was first brought up in a small cafe in London, the idea was pitched to a few members of the Sonic community and one of the more joky responses was the above.

But despite a few ‘are we sure this is good idea’ reactions, Summer of Sonic 2008 went ahead, and people actually turned up. Since then it’s gotten bigger and bigger and it would appear that it’s getting noticed in circles outside of the Sonic fan base.

In the recently published Guinness World Records 2014 Gamers Edition. Summer of Sonic has set a Guinness World Record! It turns out that not only was Summer of Sonic the first officially recognised Sonic fan Convention, but it’s also the first official fan convention for a video game character!

Congratulations to everyone involved with Summer of Sonic, both past and present, and congratulations and thank you to everyone who has attended and supported the event. Since without you lot, we probably would have had to invite the drunks from over the road!

Source: Guinness World Records 2014 Gamers Edition Via SSMB Member Lucky.

Photo: Beth Johnson

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  1. Oh, hey, is that my picture? (I’m @rorru, on Twitter!) Took a picture of that earlier today and shared it on the Twittersphere.
    Looks veeeerrrrryyyyy similar…

    1. Apologies Beth, I got linked to one on facebook hosted by the other guy, but you were indeed the first. Just checked it now. Thankies.

      1. Ah, that’s okay.
        Just thought it was worth mentioning to get the right credits on it.
        Seems odd no one had grabbed a picture before, though…

  2. This is fantastic. Everyone should celebrate! The more popular this event gets, the better! Three Cheers! πŸ˜€

  3. Yay! Sonic’s in Guiness again!

    LOL at the photo caption.
    You probably had a different Guiness in mind. πŸ˜‰

  4. Congrats! Awesome recognition for the Sonic community.

    I’m trying to get in the book now for largest sonic collection (1000+ items), but they won’t take it unless it’s at least 3000.

  5. Congratulations Summer of Sonic 2008 in six years ago wins Guinness World record ever! Also I heard Sega is going to make a new Sonic games in 2014 Sonic BlueThunder or Sonic Thunder Storm, then their is going to be Chao Garden back in SA1 and SA2 hopeful they going make it huge Chao Garden in Sonic Adventure 2 was awesome and new Sonic Characters or old Sonic Characters. Is going to be Wii U or Xbox one, and PlaySatation4 It not like going be like Sonic Lost World or Sonic 06!

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