Square Enix, Blizzard & Wizards of the Coast at MomoCon 2017

Press Release:

Square Enix, Blizzard and Wizards of the Coast will be among the companies at MomoCon, the convention with the largest gaming floor in the Southeastern United States. The annual event, which is expecting more than 30,000 attendees for its thirteenth year, will take place Thursday, May 25 – Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Square Enix senior game designer Takatsugu Nakazawa, who has worked on Final Fantasy since the franchise’s seventh installment and through Final Fantasy XV, along with Global Brand Manager Raio Mitsuno, will deliver the keynote address at MomoCon. Final Fantasy composer Naoshi Mizuta will be featured in a live Final Fantasy orchestral performance on Sunday.

Blizzard will host a panel celebrating Overwatch’s one year anniversary featuring visual effects artist Rachel Day and community manager Josh Engen. An Overwatch voice actors panel will feature Charlet Chung (D. Va), Matthew Mercer (McCree), Jonny Cruz (Lucio) and Fred Tatasciore (Soldier 76), with lead writer Michael Chu moderating.

Wizards of the Coast will host two panels. The first will focus on inclusivity in Magic through story, art, and the ways that fiction and games can impact real life. The second will discuss the story of Amonkhet, the Gatewatch and what’s next for the Multiverse of Magic: The Gathering.

HTC will offer hands-on demos of the Vive. Blue Mammoth Games will showcase their upcoming platform fighter Brawlhalla. The 20 finalists from the MomoCon Indie Game Awards will also be on display, in addition to 14 other game developers exhibiting at the show.

More than 70 special guests will attend the convention including the Co-Optional Podcast, Marisha Ray and Taliesin Jaffe of Critical Role and Machinima.

Over 190,000 sq ft of space will be dedicated to games during all four days of MomoCon. Four-day and single-day badges are available on the MomoCon registration page. Gamers unable to attend MomoCon can watch panels live on Twitch via MomoCon TV.

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About MomoCon   

Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the largest event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.

With 28,300 unique and over 71,000 turnstile attendance in 2016, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event.

GA – Spill Zone Signing

Avid Bookshop welcomes Scott Westerfeld in celebration of his latest book SPILL ZONE. The reading will take place at the Prince Avenue bookshop location on Friday, May 5, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Scott will be in-conversation with Avid Bookshop’s own bookseller and middle grade author Caleb Zane Huett.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.

The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone’s twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death or worse.

When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits and it seems to be calling Addison’s name.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Scott Westerfeld is the author of the worldwide bestselling UGLIES series and the Locus Award-winning LEVIATHAN series, and is co-author of the ZEROES trilogy. His other novels include the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller AFTERWORLDS, THE LAST DAYS, PEEPS, SO YESTERDAY, and the MIDNIGHTERS trilogy.

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Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601
(706) 352-2060

GA – Mermin: Making Waves Signing

Press Release:

Avid Bookshop is hosting a book launch for local author and illustrator Joey Weiser‘s final volume in his superb all-ages graphic novel series, MERMIN. The celebration for MAKING WAVES will be Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at the Prince Avenue bookshop. There is no admission charge.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joey Weiser is the author of the Eisner Award-nominated MERMIN graphic novel series from Oni Press. His comics have appeared in several anthologies including SPONGEBOB COMICS, and the award-winning FLIGHT series. His first graphic novel, THE RIDE HOME, was published in 2007 by AdHouse Books. He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design and currently lives in Athens, Georgia.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The battle between Mer and Atlantis begins! And while Mermin is at his father’s side, the rest of his friends and family are scattered around the battlefield, trying to help in any way they can. Except for Pete, who’s about to stage a jailbreak out of Atlantis with a team of Mer-prisoners! Will they make it to Mer in time to stop the war?

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Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601
(706) 352-2060

GA – Free Comic Book Day 2017 Signing

Robert Venditti, Josh Hood, Scott Westerfeld, Van Jensen, Buddy Finethy, Jenevieve Broomall, Tracy Yardley, Wilfredo Torres, Kyle Puttkammer, Michael Gordon, Peter Cutler, Alex Ogle, Andy Duggan, and more appear at Galactic Quest on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Galactic Quest Comics
4264 Sudderth Road, Buford, GA 30518
770-614-4804

GA – Free Comic Book Day 2017

Adam Hughes, Afua Richardson, Omaka Schultz, Jenevieve Broomall, Josh Hood, Dimitri Walker, and more appear at Galactic Quest on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Galactic Quest
116 E Crogan Street SE, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

GA – Spencer & Locke Signing

Jorge Santiago Jr. will be signing, and sketching, at Dr. No’s on Wednesday April 12th, 2017 from 6:30 – 7:30pm!

Jorge Santiago Jr was born on the planet El Paso, Texas and has been drawing since childhood. Seeking mastery in the Ways of Comics, Jorge left his home for the planet Georgia, hoping to train at the Savannah College of Art and Design. After achieving mastery in the Comic Arts, Jorge wanders the vastness of space, drawing comics that he hopes will move his readers emotionally. He is best known for his original stories: Curse of the Eel, Requiem Sonata, Rare Drops, and is the artist on the Action Lab series, Spencer and Locke.

Dr. No’s Comics & Games SuperStore
Blackwell Square Shopping Center
3428 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066
770-422-4642

GA – Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny Signing

Marcus Williams will be signing his new book, Tuskegee Heirs, at Dr. No’s Comics on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM!

From the minds of illustrator Marcus Williams (Hero Cats, Super Natural and D.M.C) and children’s book author Greg Burnham (Broken Glass and Grandpa’s Shoes) comes the “Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny” series. Tuskegee Heirs is a futuristic sci-fi adventure that follows a squadron of young, gifted aviators who are forced to become Earth’s last line of defense against a menacing race of artificially intelligent villains bent on destroying civilization.

Dr. No’s Comics & Games SuperStore
Blackwell Square Shopping Center
3428 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066
770-422-4642

GA – Mother Panic #4 Signing

Artist Shawn Crystal (Arkham Asylum, Fantomex, Deadpool) signs at My Parents’ Basement on Saturday, April 1st from noon till 5:00 PM.

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My Parents’ Basement
22 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(404) 292-4607

Cartersville Comic, Horror, and Toy Expo (August 2017)

Convention Name
Cartersville Comic, Horror, and Toy Expo
Convention Website Address
https://www.facebook.com/events/274286609660107/?ti=icl
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/12/2017
About This Convention
We will feature vendors, artists, and special guests. Comics, toys, and crafts of all kinds to satisfy the geek inside you! Our guests will range from popular artists to cast members of The Walking Dead, movies, and TV series. Come check it out!!
Venue Name and Address
Cartersville Civic Center
435 W Main St.
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
55
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

Cartersville Comic, Horror, and Toy Expo

A New World: The Music of Final Fantasy at MomoCon 2017

March 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Georgia, Other, Video Games

Press Release:

MomoCon 2017 welcomes our first Japanese guest, composer Naoshi Mizuta! He will be joining us for panels and the New World: The Music of Final Fantasy concert on Sunday, May 28th at 1:00 PM. Tickets are available now.

Naoshi Mizuta began his career scoring the Street Fighter series where he was part of the sound team for Street Fighter Alpha in 1995. Working with Square, his first assignment was to score Parasite Eve II, then went on to be the main composer for Final Fantasy XI, with assistance from Nobuo Uematsu and Kumi Tanioka. Mizuta remained with the Final Fantasy XI project for over ten years, serving as the sole composer for the game’s five expansions, and considers it his life’s work.

Mizuta has also worked on several other projects for Square Enix, including Blood of Bahamut and Guardian Cross. He has also worked on many other games in the Final Fantasy series, including Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Naoshi Mizuta will make an appearance alongside the New World Players on Sunday, May 28th at 1:00 pm for A New World: The Music of Final Fantasy at MomoCon 2017.

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About MomoCon   

Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the largest event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.

With 28,300 unique and over 71,000 turnstile attendance in 2016, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event.

 

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