Somebody give MomoCon a cape.
This annual geek entertainment flexes some critical super powers. A jubilee of animation, comic books and video games, MomoCon has grown faster than a speeding bullet given a 2005 debut.
What began as a giveaway diversity of 750 fans on a Georgia Tech campus has blossomed to Gundam-like proportions. According to co-founder Jessica Merriman, MomoCon expects about 30,000 visitors this year. To offer a masses Memorial Day weekend, a gathering will be reason during a sprawling Georgia World Congress Center.
Merriman credits a con’s video diversion concentration as one of a secrets to success. Some of a many distinguished gaming companies, including ArenaNet and Aksys Games, will uncover off their things during MomoCon. In a fighting diversion contest alone, MomoCon will be giving divided some-more than $10,000 in prizes.
“The video diversion attention is enormous,” she said, “and there’s roughly zero else of a distance or tighten to it for video diversion events. And that’s a large square of a growth, since there’s so many restrained demand.”
Merriman recently non-stop MomoCon’s tough drive, giving us a look during some of a pivotal components:
Who’s that voice?
You might not know a name, though we expected know a voice. Some of a biggest pipes in a animation voice-over diversion will set adult emporium during MomoCon. From Disney heroines such as Belle and Pocahontas — Paige O’Hara and Irene Bedard, respectively — to Steve Blum, a voice of Spike in “Cowboy Bebop,” an array of voice-over performers will pointer autographs for fans and attend in row discussions. Merriman pronounced not to skip a “Star Wars” book reading during 5:30 p.m. Saturday. This will underline voice artists such as Jim Cummings reading a “Star Wars” book as their many famous characters. Imagine Winnie a Pooh as a Sith Lord.
Playing dress up
Like many fan conventions, cosplay, a art of sauce adult like genre characters, proves to be a outrageous MomoCon pastime. Sure, design to see copiousness of comic book cosplayers donning Captain America clothe or portraying their favorite member of Suicide Squad. But Merriman pronounced a bulk of MomoCon cosplay focuses on video games. In fact, one of a con’s largest print shoots will be dedicated to a “League of Legends” game, featuring some-more than 100 participants.
Fans with homemade remote-control robots will rumble in a drudge conflict competition. Attendees will hunt for clues in an escape-the-room diversion located in a center of a MomoCon diversion floor. Members of a 501st Legion, a organisation of “Star Wars” cosplayers, and Q100’s “The Bert Show” will reason a special Blast a Stormtrooper eventuality in which, for a fee, participants can fire a “Star Wars” Stormtrooper, with deduction benefiting a Bert’s Big Adventure gift program. Late-night revelers can dance to live rope and DJ performances. Friday night will underline renouned EDM artist Shawn Wasabi.
MomoCon. May 26-29. Four-day pass $70, single-day pass Thursday $25, single-day pass Friday $40, single-day pass Saturday $45; single-day pass Sunday $25. Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. N.W., Atlanta. momocon.com.
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