The annual anime, sci-fi, cos-play and gaming convention MomoCon has become one of the fastest growing animation conventions in the south and begins next Friday. This year, the convention will be located at the Hilton Atlanta Hotel to support the growing number of fans attending to participate in various anime festivities being held throughout the weekend. The 3 day schedule is packed full of events for fans of all ages including a large vendor hall, gaming competitions, anime screenings, cosplay workshops, dancing, and an amazing line up of special guests.
Featured guests at MomoCon 2013 include:
- Steve Blum; Voice of Tom from Toonami, Spike from Cowboy Bebop, Amon from Korra, and many more
- Brina Palencia; Voice of Ciel Phantomhive from Black Butler, Mad Moxxi from Borderlands, and many more
- Jennifer Hale; Voice of female Commander Shepard from Mass Effect, Black Cat from Spiderman, Samus from Metroid Prime, and many many more
- Sifu Kisu; Creator of Bending, the martial arts used in Avatar the Last Airbender
- Mark Meer; Voice of male Commander Sheppard from Mass Effect
- Little Kuriboh (Martin Billany); Creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! the Abridged Series
- Marianne Miller; Voice of Kyosuke from Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Mike Reiss; Creator of ‘The Critic’ and writer or producer of over 240 Simpson’s episodes
- Lucky Yates; Voice of Dr. Krieger from the FX series ‘Archer’
- Amber Nash; Voice of Pam from the FX series ‘Archer’
- View the full guest list here.
Event details and information can be located below and at www.MomoCon.com
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- Parents are encouraged to read the MomoCon Parents Guide
- The full schedule is available via Facebook, Android, the iPhone, and Mobile Web, or online at www.momocon.com/events/schedule
- The event will be located in the Hilton Atlanta Hotel located at 255, Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
General Admission: Please note that people aged 16 and younger must have a parental guardian present to sign off on the registration form. Photo ID will be required to validate age.
- 3 Day pass - $40
- Friday only pass - $20
- Saturday only pass - $30
- Sunday only pass - $20
Friday, March 8 12:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday, March 9 10:00am - 2:00am
Sunday, March 10 10:00am - 8:00pm
From the MomoCon Press Release:
With over 8600 people in 2012, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing family friendly conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, and Video Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows and games, and much much more over this 3 day event. March 8th – 10th 2013
ABOUT MOMOCON: Since 2005, MomoCon has been a rapidly growing fan convention, serving the Southeast with events and special features relating to anime, gaming and pop culture. MomoCon hosts over 900 hours of panels, workshops, and contests from over fourteen different fandoms. Panel subjects include comics and pop art, gaming, costuming, steampunk, anime, manga, sci-fi, marital arts, Japanese culture, animation, and more. More information on MomoCon can be found at www.momocon.com
Anime O-Tekku, Georgia Tech’s anime club, toyed with the idea of a campus-based convention for years. In 2004, this idea was brought to fruition. A club officer and an alumnus from O-Tekku, along with a tiny dedicated crew of dedicated staff, put on Techwood Con. This small anime and gaming convention welcomed approximately 175 people. In subsequent years, Techwood Con decided to market more to the board/card/RPG gaming community as well as change venues and alter the event in other ways. Anime O-Tekku made the tough decision to withdrawal formal support and reformats its own ideas for a convention.
MomoCon began through Anime O-Tekku. Even now, its members and Georgia Tech alumni still comprise a good portion of the staff. These volunteers worked tireless to bring the first MomoCon to the public in 2005; they were greeted by 700+ eager attendees. In the years that followed, the staff brought forth new ideas and introduced new guests to the convention scene. Each year they strived to make each event better than the last.
MomoCon was fortunate enough to find great reception in the southeast fan communities growing over 50% for several years. Reaching over 10,000 attendees in 2011, we were happy to be listed as the 10th largest anime convention in North America by Animecons.com. Due to rising venue costs and our growth outpacing the limited income we received, we were forced to no longer offer MomoCon as a free event.
Recreating MomoCon as a paid convention in 2012 has provided us the opportunity to do things we were never capable of before: adding a third day of convention, bringing in stellar celebrities from several fandoms, expanding events to include more aspects (such as a rave and martial arts programming), and moving to a gorgeous hotel in downtown Atlanta large enough to contain the entire event. Previous MomoCon’s were spread across several buildings on Georgia Tech’s campus.