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Sonic the Comic Con York, UK - 26th October 2014

#1 User is offline Stiv 

Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:42 PM

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Sonic the Comic Con
Kickstarter!

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SONIC THE COMIC CON is a day-long celebration of the UK's Sonic the Comic and its online continuation: Sonic the Comic Online.
We're using Kickstarter to raise the money to fund the convention but donating is also the only way to get an invite to the show.

We're confident it will be a fantastic celebration, a special day to commemorate the life of STC over the last 21 years! We want to showcase the many aspects of what made this comic so memorable, and what has kept it going as a fan creation to date. We already have a day planned full of great events:
Meet & Greet with Special Guests: Over the past few weeks and months we have been talking with many of the artists and writers who brought Sonic the Comic to life! We've already announced Nigel Dobbyn and Ferran Rodriguez and believe me when I say we still have some other BIG names from the comic to announce.

Art/Writing Classes and Tutorials: Our special guests have very kindly agreed to give attendees an opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade! These special sessions will be held throughout the day, to give budding artists and writers a fantastic chance to learn from the best!

Competitions: We hope you will bring your skills along on the day and enter the art and writing contests, and show off your STC-inspired works! We're also planning to offer some very special prizes too!

Original Works: A range of original hand-drawn, hand-painted original covers and pages from both STC and STCO will be on display throughout the day, so you can come and lay your eyes on the incredible work that went into the creation of your favourite issues.

Q&A Sessions: Our special guests will be talking about some of their fond memories of working on the comic, as well as answering your burning questions!


But of course, STCC won't just be about the activities taking place throughout the day! We've made sure we have a venue with plenty of space for attendees to socialise, relax, and reminisce about their favourite STC works. We will also be in the company of many of the writers and artists of Sonic the Comic and STC Online, so we promise the day will be a true family reunion of both generations!

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What better place to celebrate the history of an iconic British comic, than in the historic and picturesque city of York!
York is situated in an ideal location and is easily accessible by train from both the north and the south of the United Kingdom via several main lines.
Our venue of choice is the beautiful grade 1 listed Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, which lies in the heart of the city centre. The venue has capacity for 180 attendees, and two versatile halls to hold the convention in. The Hall is a 10 minute walk from the train station, and is situated next to the Piccadilly bus stop. Right on the edge of the bustling city centre.
York is an extremely popular tourist destination so if you're planning on staying over for the weekend, there's plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation, entertainment and attractions. Of COURSE a lot of us will be out drinking in York on the Saturday and Sunday nights, so if you've ever wanted to have a drink with the guys who worked on STC, this is probably going to be the best chance you'll ever get.


As with any Kickstarter there are rewards like comics, sketches and t-shirts, but the most important thing is the con itself and we really want to see you there, come along!

If you have any questions feel free to comment! (And yes, I did copy and paste a shitload of this from our official release, fuck off, I'm lazy <3 ).
This post has been edited by Stiv: 04 August 2014 - 06:50 PM

#2 User is offline Sploit 

Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:40 PM

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Looking forward to this... :)

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:18 PM

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Hahha I was in York not so long ago, I walked around this building wondering what the hell it was for. If I can get a day off work I'd like to come.

#4 User is offline Hivebrain 

Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:25 PM

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Nice to see an event at my end of the country.

#5 User is offline Nova 

Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:52 AM

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Whacked a fiver in as that's all I can afford to do at the moment. Might chuck some more in next payday. Good luck with the event dude, shame I can't make it but I'll have to come up again soon, con or not. ;)

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 03:20 PM

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I got the day off. I've pledged and I'll be there!

#7 User is offline Jen 

Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:30 PM

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Unfortunately Orenge and I can't make it to this, but I hope it all goes really well for you guys :)

#8 User is offline Stiv 

Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:24 AM

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Only three hours left to back.

#9 User is offline Twimfy 

Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:55 PM

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As a huge STC fan I would love to attend but the distance is just too great for me at the moment.

Also I sold off my complete collection a year ago and I fear that if I were to attend I'd end up collecting them all over again. It took so long and so much money to do it last time (even with my bought from new 148 issues) and I don't think I could handle it again lol!

Wish you best of luck in getting it organized though!! Great idea.

#10 User is offline Sploit 

Posted 25 October 2014 - 03:15 PM

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Anyone else going to this?

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 02:09 PM

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Had a great day. Well done to everyone involved. Gutted I didn't get to go to Nigel Dobbyn's workshop though.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:05 AM

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Gutted I couldn't make it to this, hope the day went off without a hitch and everyone had a fantastic time!

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