December 7, 2010
News for MomoCon 2011:
MomoCon announces new location, registration, and guests
Anime O-Tekku of Georgia Tech is pleased to announce the return of MomoCon, an annual anime/gaming/comics convention held in Atlanta, GA, March 12-13th, 2011 at Georgia Tech campus. The convention is a family friendly event and is free of charge* to all attendees. People of all ages are encouraged to attend!
MomoCon is happy to bring the convention to a new, larger venue to accommodate the influx of fans from all over the Southeast! Tech Square, Downtown, including the Georgia Tech Hotel, College of Management, and Historic Biltmore welcomes MomoCon as a new home. The location is conveniently located less than two miles from the previous location, on the other side of Georgia Tech campus.
New guests to MomoCon in 2011 include Kelly Adams, contributing writer for BigShinyRobot.com, Bryan Mon, illustrator and character artist for Cartoon Network, DragonConTV sensations the SciFi Janitors Bob and Carl, Carly Dorsey and Charity Youngblood of the webcomic Overlord Academy. Returning guests include renowned cosplayers Ana Aesthetic and Cathy Jones (God Save the Queen Fashions), prop-makers Harrison Krix (Volpin Props), Bill Winans and Fevereon, comics artists Jennie Breeden (The Devils Panties), Gina Biggs (Red String), Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, and Bill Holbrook (Kevin and Kell), and the steampunk music stylings of Extraordinary Contraptions!
To aid in financing of the free event, MomoCon is offering special benefits for those who donate to the convention. The basic donation level of $15 is less than half of a typical weekend pass for a fan convention, and helps the event remain free for future years. The main event remains FREE, but members donating at certain levels can enjoy a variety of benefits: badges mailed prior to the convention, early access to the Dealers Room, and more! Attendees are encouraged to pre-register early. Attendees will be able to register on-site for free on March 12th and 13th, but can avoid lines by pre-registering with donation.
MomoCon is also announcing an open call to the fan community for T-shirt, Badge, and Program Book Art. Participating artists whose designs are chosen will receive a prize pack of anime and mange merchandise as well as full credit on MomoCon.com and in the program book. Details available at: http://bit.ly/hnC69h
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, and the Valentines Masquerade Ball, a formal event, held at the Georgia Tech Ballroom. More details about MomoCon on Tour can be found at www.momoconontour.com.
* 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.
ABOUT ANIME O-TEKKU: Celebrating its 16th year of charter, the anime club of Georgia Tech, Anime O-Tekku (http://cyberbuzz.gatech.edu/anime) boasts a multitude of 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, an annual "Anime Fest" celebration, numerous social and dinner events, and up-to-date information on the newest and best anime out of Japan. You can read more about Anime O-Tekku at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anime_O-Tekku and MomoCon at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momocon or our Facebook group, or visit the website.
About MomoCon on Tour: In an effort to bring more community events to the Southeast, MomoCon on Tour is 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