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  1. Slingerland

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    From Sonic Retro's <a href="http://www.sonicretro.org/2011/05/be-a-part-of-sonic-boom-the-first-u-s-community-event/" target="_blank">front page:</a>

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->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 <b>slingerland AT sonicretro DOT org</b> 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.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Event details from SEGA of America:
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->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!<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
     
  2. If I had a ride to LA, I would totally do this.

    Maybe next year, if this becomes an annual thing.
     
  3. MathUser

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    Sonic Con beat this as the first US Sonic convention.

    <a href="http://mabination.com/threads/4511-Sonic-Convention-Sonic-Con-2010-%28in-Texas%29" target="_blank">http://mabination.com/threads/4511-Sonic-C...-%28in-Texas%29</a>
     
  4. GeneHF

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    I will be bringing my talents from South Beach to Los Angeles for this event. Every event needs a little 305 flavor.
     
  5. Slingerland

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    <!--quoteo(post=586108:date=May 12 2011, 03:48 PM:name=MathUser)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MathUser @ May 12 2011, 03:48 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=586108"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Sonic Con beat this as the first US Sonic convention.

    <a href="http://mabination.com/threads/4511-Sonic-Convention-Sonic-Con-2010-%28in-Texas%29" target="_blank">http://mabination.com/threads/4511-Sonic-C...-%28in-Texas%29</a><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    That's really cool, MathUser, but I said, "Community Event" and not "Sonic Convention." This is not a convention.
     
  6. Spanner

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    <!--quoteo(post=586120:date=May 12 2011, 11:27 PM:name=Slingerland)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Slingerland @ May 12 2011, 11:27 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=586120"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=586108:date=May 12 2011, 03:48 PM:name=MathUser)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MathUser @ May 12 2011, 03:48 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=586108"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Sonic Con beat this as the first US Sonic convention.

    <a href="http://mabination.com/threads/4511-Sonic-Convention-Sonic-Con-2010-%28in-Texas%29" target="_blank">http://mabination.com/threads/4511-Sonic-C...-%28in-Texas%29</a><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    That's really cool, MathUser, but I said, "Community Event" and not "Sonic Convention." This is not a convention.
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    And that sorts out <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_Boom_(event)" target="_blank">this page</a> that I did earlier.
     
  7. True Dude

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    Dammit, I need to get a job so I stop missing out on stuff like this.

    EDIT: By which I mean to afford a PLANE ticket to fly to LA.
     
  8. Sparks

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    I might be able to attend this, just have to see if I can squeeze in a quick trip to LA (got the finances for the most part). No guarantees yet though.
     
  9. Slingerland

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    SEGA's early registration tickets are now gone, but you can still get some from me.

    <b>slingerland AT sonicretro DOT org</b>
     
  10. Mad Echidna

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    Any Seattlites driving down? I'd certainly like to show if I can find a way to get there.
     
  11. GeneHF

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    Where are you all booking to stay? Trying to get a rough estimate and distance from LAX.

    Also good for coordinating the Unofficial Summer of Sonic Does America Retro After Party Boxsocial for Classy Peoples.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=586149:date=May 12 2011, 08:03 PM:name=Mad Echidna)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mad Echidna @ May 12 2011, 08:03 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=586149"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Any Seattlites driving down? I'd certainly like to show if I can find a way to get there.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    No, but I'm originally from the Seattle area. I lived in Burien, Seatac, Renton, Kent and Federal Way for most of my life. It's nice to know someone is from there. :)
    I miss Seattle....
     
  13. Nik Jam

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    Damnit! Why didn't I see this earlier? Hopefully Retro still has passes. I'm totally up for this!
     
  14. Slingerland

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    I'm out of both Stadium and Retro passes for now. Check back with me later.
     
  15. JaxTH

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    So this is just one day, right?
     
  16. Slingerland

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    Wednesday, June 8th from 6-10 PM.
     
  17. Nik Jam

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    I'm in! Excited to meet Sonic Retro people! I don't believe I've ever met any of you so this will be exciting. Will there be details on a meetup/hotel stuff soon, or will there not be one?
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=586187:date=May 12 2011, 07:46 PM:name=GeneHF)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (GeneHF @ May 12 2011, 07:46 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=586187"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Where are you all booking to stay? Trying to get a rough estimate and distance from LAX.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->I'm going with offers from Expedia, which are in the $1K range minimum (including hotel/rental/plane for two). Hearing any recommendations for hotels (or just districts to stay in) in the area would help from locals.
     
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    If you stay in Burbank, Glendale or Culver City, you'll have to drive about 15-20 minutes down Interstate-5 to get to the show, but the hotel rates are generally cheaper.

    My recommendation is to try to book the Holiday Inn Burbank through a travel website. Not only will you be, like, 10 blocks from my apartment, but you'll be in the heart of a nice downtown district. Other, cheaper options include the Safari Inn and the Portofino Inn (both on West Olive Avenue). In Glendale, the Days Inn and Golden Key Inn can both easily cost you under $90. If you do Culver City, do the Ramada Inn.

    When I used to not live here and stay in hotels for gigs, I never stayed downtown, as it sucks. You're stuck down there since traffic is always bad.
     
  20. JaxTH

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    <!--quoteo(post=586336:date=May 13 2011, 12:10 PM:name=Slingerland)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Slingerland @ May 13 2011, 12:10 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=586336"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I never stayed downtown, as it sucks. You're stuck down there since traffic is always bad.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Downtown is already crowded with traffic no matter what. People could always take the train I guess.