MomoCon & Southern Sky Brewing Present Geeks & Brews

Press Release:

MomoCon and Southern Sky Brewing are joining forces for a special fan-centric beer tasting experience! Join us for Geeks & Brews, featuring an evening of costumes, games, local beer tasting, and more on Saturday, August 19th at 7:00 PM!

  • Break out your cosplays and warm up for DragonCon!
  • Play awesome games, including Smash friendlies and Nintendo retro games
  • Hang out with awesome local geeks in your community
  • Support an interesting local business
  • Discover excellent nerdy craft beer

Due to the nature of this event, please only attendees 21 and older. The event includes a brewery tour and samples, admission $12. Designated Drivers providing rides for at least one other person receive a special gift from MomoCon (because we think you’re awesome)!

MomoCon will be bringing games and consoles, including Smash 4 and retro systems, and board games of all types, from Ascension to Giant Jenga, to Cards Against Humanity!

Southern Sky will be providing brewery tours and tastings. They feature a host of nerd and science-centric beers, like Aperture Pale Ale (it was a triumph), Schwarzschild Porter, and American (Pi)PA. A brewery tour includes:

  • Souvenir pint glass
  • Tour of the warehouse
  • Free tastings of Southern Sky Brewing Company beer (up to 36 oz per person)
  • Cornhole, giant beer pong and other games available

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Southern Sky Brewing Company
1590 N Roberts Rd, STE 208, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
(770) 702-8318

 

MomoCon 2018 Welcomes Sanford Greene

MomoCon announces their first 2018 comic guest, we are happy to welcome artist Sanford Greene on May 24-27, 2018!

Sanford Greene has worked professionally in the comic illustration and related industries for over 15 years. Working for mainline publishers such as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image Comics. You can see his most recent work on the hit Marvel series Power Man and Iron Fist as well as covers for Black Panther. Soon to come will be is new creator owned project “1000” produced by the vastly rising web content provider, WEBTOONS.

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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.

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.

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.

 

The Crystal Ball Fantasy Masquerade

January 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Cosplay, Georgia

Dragon Con and MomoCon present a night of fun and fantasy at The Crystal Ball, a formal event at the world famous Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom on February 25th, 2017 at 7:00 PM!

The night will be alive with hosts of costumed fairies and fae in their best formal attire, framed by the gentle creatures of the deep from all sides, dancing the evening away to orchestral favorites and some secret gems. Each woodland faun and goblin king will be dining on heirloom greens with the cursed blood oranges, toasted pecans, and roquefort, the finest of stewed ovine (or braised short ribs) or vegetarian option for our elven friends, finished with the legendary lemon souffle tart, which opens it’s delicate pastry only once every thousand years for a chosen few.

For the dwarves of the party, a cash bar is available for the evening with brew, ale, wine, and assorted cocktails. The night will come alive with the orchestral stylings of the most popular of entertainment, including ballroom arrangements from The Lord of the Rings, Final Fantasy, Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda, Miyazaki movies, and many many more, with a full dance floor on which to take your favorite necromancer or lamia for a swinging good time!

VIP access is available, including a special VIP gift bag with custom event artisan-etched glassware, commemorative cloisonne pin, drink ticket, and special reserved seating.

Dinner consists of a three course meal, with the main dish featuring beef (vegan and vegetarian options are available). Dinner will begin at 8:30pm. VIP exclusive hors d’oeuvres are available at 7:00 PM.

Tickets available now while supplies last

DragonCon & MomoCon Announce Partnership

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Dragon Con, Inc., parent company of the internationally known Dragon Con pop culture convention, and MomoCon LLC, parent of the fastest growing all ages fan convention in the country, have formed an unprecedented strategic partnership to share resources, knowledge and experience to ensure that Atlanta continues to have the strongest fan conventions in the country.

Importantly, Dragon Con, Inc. will provide MomoCon with back office and administrative support while the current MomoCon leadership, including founders Chris Stuckey and Jessica Merriman, will continue to organize the convention and serve as its co-chairs. Stuckey and Merriman will also take expanded roles with Dragon Con, Inc. and the Dragon Con convention.

Founded in 2005, MomoCon began as an outgrowth of Georgia Tech’s anime club. Its first convention attracted about 700 people to a free event on the school’s campus. Ten years later, MomoCon attracted some 22,000 total attendees (more than 60,000 at the turnstile) to a four-day convention held in the Georgia World Congress Center.

“In today’s competitive convention landscape, having Dragon Con and its founder Pat Henry on our side is an incredible advantage,” Stuckey said. “This partnership gives Jess and I the ability to pursue our vision for MomoCon while continuing to provide our fans with the high quality event they expect from us year after year.”

“We believe deeply in home-grown, well-run fan conventions that bring real value to the community,” said Henry, who was one of several Dragon Con founders in 1986 and serves as the company’s president today. “I am excited to be working with these two enormously creative entrepreneurs. I believe that their leadership will also help keep Dragon Con on the cutting edge of the convention scene.”

MomoCon 2016, which brings together fans of Japanese anime, American animation, comics and gaming, will be held May 26 through May 29 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Dragon Con will celebrate its 30th year as the internationally known pop culture, sci fi, fantasy and gaming convention on Labor Day, September 2 through September 5 at five host hotels and the AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta. More than 70,000 people from every state in the union plus a few foreign countries attended Dragon Con in 2015.

About Dragon Con

Dragon Con is the internationally known pop culture convention held each Labor Day in Atlanta. Organized for fans by fans, Dragon Con features more than about 3,000 hours of comics, film, television, costuming, art, music and gaming over four days. For more information, please visit www.dragoncon.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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 one of the largest conventions in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games. More information about MomoCon is available at www.momocon.com.