Atlanta’s best geek culture convention, MomoCon, is back for 2022 and bigger and better than ever! More than 40,000 unique and 120,000 turnstile attendees are expected to fill the Georgia World Congress Center Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 through May 29, 2022 for four days of cosplay, gaming, and music.
MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country with fans of Japanese anime, American animation, and games coming together. Open 24-hours every day through the weekend, attendees will participate in and watch esports competitions, meet celebrity voice talent and designers, engage with the writers behind their favorite shows, games and comics, explore the independent video game section, and browse hundreds of vendors.
This year, the event will be held in the 750,000 square foot Hall B at the GWCC. In conjunction with Georgia World Congress Center guidelines, Covid-19 protocols will be enforced, including masking inside the convention center.
Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman, and now run by Merriman and Chris Stuckey, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on-campus event at Georgia Tech to one of the largest events of its kind in the southeastern U.S.
“After two years when our fans weren’t able to gather in all their glory, we are excited to be back and show a new and more exciting MomoCon experience for our visitors,” says Jessica Merriman.
Cosplay – Cosplay, where attendees dress up as their favorite anime, superhero, and gaming characters, has long been a mainstay of MomoCon. Look for two contests this year, judged by experienced costume and prop makers.
Gaming – MomoCon 2022 will offer the largest gaming floor in the Southeast, with more than 300,000 square feet of classic arcades, esport stages, PC/LAN gaming, console tournaments and freeplay. More than 90,000 square feet of that will be dedicated to tabletop games, board games, card games, role playing games (LARP), and miniatures.
“As opportunities in the entertainment industry grow, we continue to have strong interest in the MomoCon CareerExpo,” says Chris Stuckey.
And there’s more…
CareerExpo – The MomoCon 2022 Career Expo takes place Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Omni Hotel’s International Ballroom. It offers attendees access to gaming, animation, comic book, film, and staffing companies. The event is free for attendees and the general public seeking information about occupations in entertainment and media.
Live Music and Entertainment – Every year, MomoCon includes a huge musical component, with anime music videos, singing contests, and other performances.
Celebrity Attendees – Celebrity guests will be hosting panels and autograph sessions including:
Khary Payton (“The Walking Dead,” Voice of Cyborg across several “DC Comics)
Phil LaMarr (“Mad TV,” “Pulp Fiction,” voiceover work in “Samurai Jack,” “Futurama”)
Bill Farmer (Comedian and Voice of Disney character Goofy since 1987 as well as Pluto and Horace Horsecollar.)
Registration: Attendees can register for four-day or single day memberships. Four-day memberships are $70.00 to $85.00. Single day tickets range from $35.00 – $50.00 (kids 9 and under free). Game tournament registration and separate concert tickets are also available. Visit www.MomoCon.com for more details.