July 7, 2005
News for MomoCon 2006:
MomoCon announces 2006 dates
ATLANTA, GA. - July 7, 2005 - Anime O-Tekku of Georgia Tech is proud to announce the return of MomoCon, Atlanta's free anime/gaming/webcomic themed convention, March 18-19 2006 at the Georgia Tech Student Center in the heart of downtown Atlanta. MomoCon 2006 is happy to celebrate its second year with even bigger and better events all open to the public and free of charge.
MomoCon encompasses all facets of Japanese animation, video gaming, board/card/RPG gaming, live-action role-play, costuming, and more. Confirmed events for 2006 include: anime showing rooms, live-action showings, a free-play console gaming room (stocked with a 200+ game library for numerous current and vintage gaming consoles), open gaming areas, gaming company demo teams, an Artist's Alley, a Dealer's room, an arcade (complete with 8-lanes of bowling and billiards tables), and a late night dance featuring DJ Inubito.
As MomoCon '06 falls upon a full moon, 2006's signature event is the Tsukimi, the traditional Japanese Moon Viewing Festival. Attendees will be treated to a kimono-clad wait-staff serving rice dumplings and tsukimi udon during the moonlight viewing.
For the gaming half of MomoCon, the crowning event will be the Gaming Decathlon. Contestants will test their mettle in 10 genre and console spanning games for the title of Emperor(ess) of Gaming.
Other events debuting at MomoCon '06: a Japanese tea ceremony, a "Pocky Stop" snack station, a full Karaoke stage accompanied by a big-screen TV, a screening of the documentary Anime Invasion (as seen at film festivals across the country), and a J-pop lounge open to all con attendees.
Confirmed guests include Angel Hill (author of Soul Air), Jennie Breeden (author of The Devil's Panties), Jawaboy (author of Counter Culture), webcomic group UpDown Studio, manga publishing company Purrsia Press, and video game production company Gamesare.
MomoCon invites all con-goers, young and old, to this family-friendly event. The aim of a free convention is always an enjoyable time, and the staff of MomoCon believes "You shouldn't have to pay for quality."
For more information about MomoCon, please visit the website (http://www.momocon.com).
ABOUT ANIME O-TEKKU/MOMOCON:
Celebrating its 11th year of charter, the anime club of Georgia Tech, Anime O-Tekku (http://cyberbuzz.gatech.edu/anime), boasts almost 500 mailing list members as well as dozens of local supporters who help with events. They are responsible for providing Mid-Town Atlanta with previous events such as screenings of Spirited Away and up-to-date information on the newest and best anime out of Japan. MomoCon debuted March 26-27 2005 and was happy to host over 700 fans, and hopes to bring even more enjoyment to a larger group of attendees for its sophomore year. You can read more about Anime O-Tekku and MomoCon 2005 in the February 2005 issue of Newtype USA.