November 29, 2011
News for MomoCon 2012:
MomoCon announces new location and initial guests
ATLANTA, GA - Anime O-Tekku of Georgia Tech is pleased to announce the return of MomoCon, an annual anime/gaming/comics/costuming convention held in Atlanta, GA, March 16-18th, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. MomoCon is happy to announce a new venue for the 2012 event, and guests Catherine Jones, Martin Billany (Little Kuriboh), and Sketch MacQuinor.
MomoCon is happy to bring the convention to a new, larger venue to accommodate the influx of fans from all over the Southeast! The Marriott Marquis is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, connected to the Peachtree Center Mall and adjacent MARTA public transit station, and is surrounded by some of the best restaurants and shops in the metro Atlanta area!
Catherine Jones is an award winning seamstress and has been the proud owner of God Save the Queen Fashions, LLC, an Atlanta based costuming company, since 2004. She will be hosting advanced costuming workshops at MomoCon 2012. LittleKuriboh (AKA Martin Billany) is the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged series. He has thus far produced over 52 episodes, a spinoff, a prequel, a Christmas special and two movies, creating a cultural phenomenon in the anime fan community. Sketch MacQuinor is an accomplished artist and has been a lead animator on the [adultswim] show Squidbillies for its entire production. Details about all MomoCon guests can be found here: http://www.momocon.com/#/guests/4534817078
MomoCon continues to encourage expansion of the Southeast fan community through its MomoCon on Tour series of events. Upcoming activities include the Cosplayers on Ice event, held at Centennial Park Ice Skating Rink in Atlanta, GA, on December 3rd and the Winter Ball, a semi-formal event, held at the Georgia Tech Ballroom on January 7th. More details about MomoCon on Tour can be found at www.momoconontour.com.
Weekend memberships to MomoCon are available via webform for $25 through March 1st, 2012. At the door, weekend memberships will be sold for $30. Attendees Ages 16 and older admitted with valid government ID (driver's license, military, passport etc) at registration. Minors younger than 16 must have an adult be present at registration to sign-off on their registration form. An adult can sign-off all minors in their party. MomoCon encourages families to attend the weekend festival together. Registration information can be found at: http://www.momocon.com/#/registration/4534818906
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
ABOUT MOMOCON ON TOUR: In an effort to bring more community events to the Southeast, MomoCon on Tour provides a regular series of events, all of which are aspects of the main convention. Different events cater to different fan segments and include photo shoots, gaming events, dances, art events, screenings, and many others throughout the region. More information on upcoming MomoCon on Tour events can be found at www.momoconontour.com