Geeks, it was FINALLY that time of the year again to head to one of my favorite conventions, MomoCon! From May 23-26, the Georgia World Congress Center hosted the 4-day convention in downtown Atlanta. MomoCon is one of the fastest growing conventions in the U.S. and the largest gaming convention in the southeast.
This year MomoCon even broke its record for attendance with over 39,000 attendees! With thousands of people showing up to celebrate their love of animation, gaming, comics, cosplay, and much more, MomoCon had something for everyone!
Panels and Special Events
There was never a dull moment at this year’s MomoCon, and if you were bored, you were DEFINITELY doing something wrong! There was a panel for everything from cosplay and crafting to Kpop dancing at almost every hour of the weekend. I learned basic sewing tips with Gabi from The Gab Lab, and watched voice actor and YouTube content creator, ProZD, rate waifus and husbandos.
As the largest gaming convention in the southeast, MomoCon also hosted variety of gaming events. Tournaments for video games like Super Smash Brothers and Overwatch, and tabletop games like Magic the Gathering. Beyond tournaments, the Georgia World Congress Center provided over 190,000 sq. ft space full of Arcade, PC/LAN, tabletop, console and even LARP for attendees to enjoy!
One of the most memorable events for me was the Bytes & Beats Concert, MomoCon’s first hip-hop celebration. Artists, NPC Collective, Edo Bushido, and headliner, Shing02, performed some of their most popular tracks. We heard the Boondocks opening, “Judo Flip,” and to celebrate Samurai Champloo’s 15th anniversary, Shing02 performed “Battlecry,” which was produced by the late Nujabes. It was so surreal to experience these artists live.
MomoCon’s guest list was EXTENSIVE. Musicians, voice talent, content creators, streamers, artists, and others were represented at the convention. Each guest had something to offer to fans attending the convention. They hosted their own workshops, panels, and events. I was lucky enough to meet Jonny Cruz and Gaku Space, the voices of Genji and Lucio in Overwatch. Listening to them talk to their experiences in the industry and what they want to accomplish in their careers was truly inspiring!
Lastly, my FAVORITE part of any convention, COSPLAY. Of course, MomoCon doesn’t disappoint. The halls of the Georgia World congress center were painted with artistry and devotion to the craft of cosplay. I could spend all of my time drooling over cosplay at MomoCon, so I took photos of all of my favorites.