Sonic HQ or SHQ, the online hub for Sonic the Hedgehog fans, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! Since its creation in 1998, the website has been a gathering place for Sonic fans all over the world to discuss their favorite blue blur and share their fan art, fan fiction, and other creative works.
Twenty-five years is a long time for any website to remain active and relevant, especially one that is based on a single video game franchise. But Sonic HQ has managed to evolve and adapt to the changing needs and interests of its users.
One of the most impressive things about Sonichq.net is the sheer amount of content that has been created and shared on the website over the years. From fan fiction and fan art to gameplay videos and discussion forums, there is always something new and exciting to discover on Sonichq.net.
But perhaps even more impressive than the amount of content on the site is the sense of community that has grown up around it. Sonic fans from all over the world have come together on sonichq.net and sonicblast.org to share their love of the character and the franchise, and to connect with others who share their passion.
This sense of community is perhaps best exemplified by the website’s extensive forum section, which allows users to discuss everything from the latest Sonic news to their favorite fan theories and headcanons. The forum has become a central hub for Sonic fans to connect and share their ideas, and has helped to foster a sense of camaraderie and mutual support among the community.
Over the years, SHQ has also played an important role in shaping the Sonic fandom more broadly. The website has been a platform for countless fan artists and writers to showcase their work (many now even with professional jobs!), and has helped to create a thriving culture of Sonic fan creativity.
As Sonic HQ celebrates its 25th anniversary, it’s clear that the website will continue to be an important part of the Sonic community for years to come (even if moreso now the MySpace of Sonic fansites). With a dedicated user base and a commitment to fostering creativity and community, Sonic HQ is sure to remain a vital part of the Sonic fandom for many more years to come. Here’s to another 25 years of Sonic fun and creativity!
Thank you for sticking with us over the years!
(Yeah, we’re still here.)