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Be A Part of “Sonic Boom:” The First U.S. Community Event [Ticket Update 2]

2ND UPDATE: I’m out of Stadium and Retro tickets.  Stay tuned, as I might have more down the road.  Thanks for all those who applied!

UPDATE: SEGA’s early registration batch of tickets is now gone, but there are sill a handful via Stadium and Retro.  Contact details are below.

After years of wanting a Sonic community event here in the United States, we’re finally getting one with “Sonic Boom,” special treat for those in town during the E3 Expo in Los Angeles on the night of Wednesday, June 8th.  We will be hanging out, playing some Sonic Generations and celebrating Sonic’s 20th anniversary.  Best of all: this event is absolutely free.

Sonic Retro, in cooperation with Sonic Stadium and SEGA of America, have 2,000 seats to fill and we need our dedicated forum members to pack the house!  This event will be big, so you’re going to need to reserve a spot. SEGA is currently letting 500 people RSVP to the event, but both Retro and Stadium have a specific allotment of passes, too, ensuring that everybody has a chance to go.

How can you go as a member of Sonic Retro?  Just e-mail me at slingerland AT sonicretro DOT org or bradflick AT sonicstadium DOT org and you will get a link to sign up through us.  It’s that simple!

This event will be very exciting.  Not only will you be able to play Sonic Generations without having to go to E3, but many recognizable community members will be in attendance!  At this time, Chimpo, Gene and myself will be there, along with Jason and Nuckles87 from Sonic Stadium, but we will have some international flair with Dreadknux, T-Bird and The Taxman in the building!

So, come on, America!  We’ve got community members from all over the world coming to this party.  You don’t want to miss out!  Tickets have only been available for a few minutes and they are going fast.

Details for the venue and the event can be found after the jump.

From the SEGA Blog annoucement:

Play Sonic Generations and Celebrate Sonic’s 20th Birthday!

Wednesday, June 8th

6:00 PM – 10:00PM

Where: Club Nokia

800 West Olmypic Blvd # 335

Los Angeles, CA

Calling all Sonic fans! Come join us at Sonic Boom, the first major US Sonic Community event, to celebrate Sonic’s 20th Birthday!

  • Be among the first fans to play Sonic Generations!
  • Special Sonic guests and performances!
  • Get exclusive Generations collector’s merchandise!
  • Come as your favorite Sonic character and you could win extra prizes!

Attendance is FREE and this party, just like Generations, is for all ages! But space is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot fast!

Stay way past cool this summer at one of the biggest Sonic events in history – find out how to reserve your ticket today, and all the latest event news, at sega.com/sonicboom!

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43 Comments

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    Why the hell can’t I live in California ;_;

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    Holy crap this sounds awesome!! hope i can get their in time…I can’t believe SEGA is doing this for free!

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    oh hey something I would love to go to but it’s even further away than Summer of Sonic

    you guys don’t like New England that much, do you 🙁

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    WHY MUST YOU BE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY?!

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      Because E3 is in L.A. and a lot of fans will already in town for it.

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      I live in FREAKING NEW JERSEY.

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    Oh come on. I live all the way in Washington! I am not spending that much on air fair to play a game early. It’ll probably get a playable demo at PAX anyways, or be up on XBL and PSN before then.

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    Ugh…I’m not upset because there’s finally a U.S. Sonic event to look forward to…I’m upset because I STILL live too freaking far away. I’m SOUTH FLORIDA, dammit! Do any of you Retro guys know if there will be subsequent events in the future?

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      I’m in South Florida. That isn’t stopping me.

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        But we aren’t rich and stuff :<

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          Sadness.

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    ROAD TRIP!

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    I live in Australia. I’m out. D;

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      Taxman is from Australia. He’s in.

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        He’s also staff. Or at least well known in the community and therefore needs to be there. And then here I am on the other side of the US and I want to goakjhfeklsrhkewhrgwsg

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          FML, if I had a license, a car and some good wage then I would go.

          Oh woe is me… I wish to meet the sega team and you guys there :<

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    >: why must i be all the way on the other side of the us

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      Because E3 is in L.A. and a lot of fans will already in town for it. –

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        Why? Only “people involved in the interactive game industry” are allowed in anyway; other than the staff here, I don’t see how any of us could get in.

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    Looks like I’m out… again. It sucks being poor… (can’t afford plane tickets/Hotel)

    Have fun without me guys… and take LOTS of pictures/videos I wanna feel like I was there ok? =*(

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      I’ll be taking lots of pix! And I’ll try to do some video too 😉 Thanks SEGA!

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    I wish I had that sort of money. I’m in England, though.

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      Then why have you still not gone to Summer of Sonic?

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        Because that’s still a few hundred quid I just don’t have! I’m up north. -although I might go this year if there are still tickets

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    …I live in Arizona… right near California… HOLY CRAP I NEED TO GO!

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    SHIT YES I LIVE IN LA

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    FFFFFFFF-

    So close. MUST GET TICKET.

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    I actually might have been able to make the trip… if it wasn’t only 4 hours and wasn’t on a stinkin’ Wednesday… >.<

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    […] Since the main registration is down, SonicRetro and SonicStadium have said a few places available! Send an email to slingerland AT sonicretro DOT […]

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    I cant believe it! WHY MUST I LIVE IN CHILE! WWWWHHHHYYYY!

    That and WHY MUST THE TICKETS BE SOLD OUT? WWWHHHYYY!

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    This is like a dream come true…
    Too bad I live in australia ;-;
    Enjoy it ppl

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    yes! i’m in portland oregon! i guess i could miss a few days of school(summers already close so really who cares if i miss school?). of course i’ll have to pay my parents back but who cares?! i’m finally going to a sonic event, even better it’s near e3!     

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    Dammit I don’t live in California why can’t we get free airfare and stuff :< Looks like I have to wait for the demo on Live Arcade or something.

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    All the good shit happens in California, god dammit.

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    Can’t wait to hear everyone’s thoughts on Generations!

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    I live 2 hours from LA, yay!
    See you guys there.

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    Only a four-hour drive away. Now just to figure out how to get there in a timely manner. Hmm . . . .

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    POR QUE!!???  (WHY?!?!) 
    Which would be better to go to?? sonic boom or SOS??

    and Why is SOnic Boom only 4 hours?? If you don’t have a ticket and you have to wait to get in you’ll probably only get an hour to be there! Cause who is going to show up ,stay an hour only and then leave?  And will there be another one next year depending on how this one does?? 

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    I live in New York damn it! DX

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    Fuck, I live in NY, but I have a show in LA that night. maybe I will be “sick” that day..

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    I’ve got a problem, I live in Frederick, MD & This is happening in LA. Any Ideas?

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      Find a way to raise money for airfare, hotel, and a car ASAP. If money is not an issue, airfare, hotel, and a car for cheap. A good deal is about $500-$600 for everything.
      Failing that, we’ll be bringing things live from the event floor. I just need to figure out how to work this wordpress from my phone…

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        I wish you the absolute best of luck. I’ve been a fan since I was 4-5. Seriously? Only $500-600 and I’m there? O.o Thought it’d be more than that…..ONLY $99!!! B-17 Bawmer

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