Sonic the Hedgehog fans showed that they were the fastest of them all this past weekend, when an initial wave of 400 tickets to a dedicated Sonic convention ran out in just three minutes.
Organisers of the fan-run and SEGA-sponsored Summer of Sonic convention were said to be "stunned" at the sharp increase of popularity year-on-year. Ticket registrations opened at 12:30 BST on Sunday, and closed at 12:33.
According to comparison data provided by the event's official website
, around 700 tickets were 'sold out' in ten hours in 2011, when Sonic
co-creator Yuji Naka and Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka attended to celebrate Sonic's 20th Anniversary.
Summer of Sonic 2012 will be the convention's fifth anniversary, with the already-announced Crush 40
and Sumo Digital
joining a number of as-yet unannounced guests. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
will see its first public appearance at the event, for fans to get a hands-on experience ahead of its late 2012 release date.
If you didn't manage to get tickets to the Summer of Sonic event, organisers are assuring that a second wave of tickets will be made available soon. Details on when that batch will be released will be made within the week, it was announced.
Summer of Sonic 2012 takes place in Hove Centre, Brighton, on Saturday 7th July 2012.