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MomoCon 2015: Social Issues / Social Commentary Panels

May. 24th, 2015 | 01:33 am
posted by: techiecl in momoconofficial

From the spheres of cosplay to comics to gaming, be sure to check out the slate of social issues / social commentary panels hosted by

Academics, Industry Professionals, and Fans alike:

Body Image in Cosplay

Race & Gender Issues in Cosplay

Fanart & Cosplay As Social Commentary

Women in Comics, In and Out of the Pages

Feminism in Geek Culture

Black People in Anime and Video Games

Portrayal of Women/POCs in Media

Female Objectification Through The Ages

Women in Gaming

Georgia Women in Animation (Part 1): Television & Film

Georgia Women in Animation (Part 2): Video Games & Motion Graphics

Marvel's Diversity Movement

Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon

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Jan. 26th, 2015 | 11:11 pm
posted by: techiecl in momoconofficial

MomoCon 11: May 28-31, 2015 (Atlanta, GA)

MomoCon - Anime/Animation/Gaming/Costumes Convention
Dates: May 28th - 31st, 2015
Location: Georgia World Congress Center & Omni Hotel
Host Hotels: Omni $129 - $135/night, others $99 - $139/night
Host Parking: Georgia World Congress Center Red Deck, $10/day or $15/day with overnight (5,600 spaces)

4-Day Early Bird Rate:
* $55 before May 14th 2015
* $65 4-Day price at the door
* Pre-Registration is only available for 4-Day Memberships

* 2-Day Memberships will be available, at the door, for a $20 discount below the single combined at the door price. (IE: Thu/Fri would
be $45)
* 3-Day Memberships will be available, at the door, for a $45 discount below the single combined at the door price. (IE: Thu/Fri/Sat
would be $60)

Single Day Memberships
* Thursday May 28th 2015: 3PM - 2AM $25 single day price at the door
* Friday May 29th 2015: 10AM - 2AM $40 single day price at the door
* Saturday May 30th 2015: 10AM - 2AM $40 single day price at the door
* Sunday May 31st 2015: 10AM - 5PM $25 single day price at the door
* Buying 10 or more memberships? There will group discount, $5 off per membership

Big Events
*Friday Night Cosplay Contest, Rules & Entry Forms
*Saturday Craftsmanship Cosplay Contest, Rules & Entry Forms
*Saturday Night Rave
* More TBA

Con Policies
* General & Dress Code
* Props & Weapons
* Behavior/Harassment
* Banned Items

Featured Guests
* Steve Blum; Voice of Tom from Toonami, Spike from Cowboy Bebop, Amon from Korra, and many more
* Crispin Freeman; Voice of Alucard from Hellsing, Roy Harper from Young Justice, Zelgadis from Slayers, and many more
* Keith David; Voice of Goliath from Gargoyles, Shadowman from The Princess and the Frog, Captain David Anderson in Mass Effect, and
many more
* Greg Weisman;Creator of Gargoyles, Executive Producer on Young Justice, and Star Wars Rebels
* Little Kuriboh (Martin Billany); Creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! the Abridged Series
* Marianne Miller; Voice of Kyosuke from Puella Magi Madoka Magica
* Ashly Burch; Voice of Tiny Tina in Borderlands, Sasha in Attack on Titan
* The Nostalgia Critic (Doug Walker); Creator of That Guy with the Glasses
* Steve Downes; Voice of Master Chief in Halo
* Sarah Anne Williams; Voice of Jinx in League of Legends, Sayaka Miki in Madoka, and Lisbeth in Sword Art Online
* MysteryBen, YouTube Flash animator
* Justin Wong, major fighting game champion
* Greg Miller & Kinda Funny, Gaming & Videogaming Podcasters

Official Convention Organized Shoots/Gatherings:

Fan-Organized Shoots/Gatherings:

For the latest info, be sure to check us out on our-

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MomoCon 9 (March 8-10th 2013. Atlanta, GA)

Oct. 6th, 2012 | 02:44 pm
posted by: techiecl in momoconofficial

MomoCon: Anime/Gaming/Comics/Costuming Convention
Dates: March 8-10, 2013
Location: Hilton Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

Hotel and Free Room Nights Contest: Details Here

Membership Details:
* Pre-Reg 3-Day Pass: $30 (thru Feb 24th)
* At the door 3-Day Pass: $40

MomoCon returns for its ninth year of fun and fandom. We are proud to call the Hilton Atlanta home in 2013. Literally across the street from last year's location, we have added more than 30-thousand square feet of event space. That means bigger panel rooms, less crowding, and more places to get great photos for all 900+ hours of programming.

A mix of old favorites and brand new surprises are in-store for 2013 from concerts, to panels, to guests, to our rave, to our gaming room and beyond! Stay tuned as we will be posting the latest developments as soon as they are confirmed.

Open Call for Art: Badge, Program Book, T-shirt, promo materials. Artists whose works we use will get a free 3-day badge plus a special prize package. See our livejournal for submission guidelines and technical specs.

Artists Alley registration for MomoCon 2013 opens on Oct. 17th, 9pm EST via http://www.momocon.com/artists/ through a form. Reservations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis in 2013.

Featured Guests

* Steve Blum (voice actor)
* LittleKuriboh AKA Martin Billany (YuGiOh-Abridged)
* Marianne Miller (voice actor)
* Mark Meer (voice actor)
* Sifu Kisu (Martial Artist, consultant on Avatar: TLAB & Legend of Korra aka the Creator of Bending)
* & more to be announced!

Costume Contests
* Friday Closet Cosplay Contest (Awards based upon presentation and poise)
* Saturday Costume Contest (Costume Cat-Walk for both competing and non-competing costumes, awards based upon Craftsmanship)

Fan Organized Photoshoots
-Square Enix, 4pm, Hilton lobby
-Rurouni Kenshin, 3pm, Hilton lobby
-None yet

Have a question, concern, or looking for more info? Then you can check us at at:

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2013: Open Call for Art. Theme "The Lost City of Atlanta"

Sep. 8th, 2012 | 05:31 pm
posted by: techiecl in momoconofficial

MomoCon 2013 is now ready to take open submissions for our programming booklet, badges, promo material, and souvenir t-shirt. We will be accepting more than one piece for each item, so multiple submissions are encouraged.

General Requirements
Theme: The Lost City of Atlanta aka Mermaids and stuff!

Check out our Facebook Page for some inspiratione: Facebook.com/momocon
Please not that you are not required to stick to any specific character, and the theme is open to your own interpretation.

Do not place the text "Momocon 2013" on any submissions. Our internal designers will insert that based on final layout of the various materials.

T-Shirt: The shirt itself will be black. No more than 5 additional colors. PSD file type or layered TIFF, with each of the 5 colors as its own layer (if possible). Colors have to be CMYK color space. 8in wide, 10 in tall at the smallest. Up to 3in more in each direction for max dimension.

Badge: 2.5 in wide, 4 in tall. 300dpi resolution in CMYK color space. High quality file types, PSD, TIFF, BMP. No jpeg or compressed files.

Program Book Art: The books are half a page, so 8.5 inch tall, 5.5 inch wide. Image needs to be half in larger in both dimensions, so 9 tall, 6 wide to allow for scaling. 300 dpi, CMYK color space. Images can be larger as long as it maintains that ratio or 3:2 (height:width), so that it may also be used for posters/banners.

Submission deadline: Jan 6th 2013

Submit completed works or questions to: MomoCon.Art@gmail.com with [Submission 2013] in the subject line. If files are too big for email, send an email to MomoCon.art@gmail.com for IM or FTP information for direct transfers.

Artists whose works are accepted will be notified by email as soon as possible after the decision is made. All artists whose materials are used for any purpose will be receive a free admission badge, be fully credited in the program book, website, and will receive a prize package of assorted merchandise.

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Can you say photoshoots?

Mar. 11th, 2012 | 07:52 pm
posted by: techiecl in momoconofficial

Check out our cosplay.com thread: HERE for the latest info.

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Updates to basic info, featured guests, meetings and more!

Feb. 14th, 2012 | 12:20 am
posted by: techiecl in momoconofficial

MomoCon 8 - Anime/Gaming/Comics/Costumes/Sci-Fi Convention
Dates: March 16-18, 2012
Location: Marriott Marquis (Atlanta, GA). Click Here for the Hotel Discount Code.

Membership Details:
Pre-Reg: $25 (before March 2,2012).
At the Door-
3-Day Badge: $30
Single Days: Fri $15, Sat $20, Sun $15

* Special Offer: Two free memberships with a two-night
booking at the Marriot Marquis ($139/night). Click Here. Offer ends when the room block is full.
* 2011 Donars: Free memberships to anyone who donated $25 or more for MomoCon-7.

Staff and Recruitment Meetings
* Sunday, Feb 19th, GaTech Student Center, room 343 2pm)
* Saturday Mar. 3rd, Atlanta Marriot Marquis, room TBA 2pm)
Volunteers receive a free weekend badge plus other perks.

Full Panel and Events Schedule:
Facebook Version
Web Version (coming soon)

Costume Contest Rules and Entry Forms
Friday Closet Costume Contest
Saturday Craftsmanship Contest

MomoCon returns for it's 8th year to the city of Atlanta. While Georgia Tech wishes we could stay, our monumental growth has outpaced campus's ability to accommodate everyone of our attendees. As such, we have made the difficult decision to move venues and begin charging for admission.

However, we are still commited to bringing you the best value we can! For the first time since the first Momocon in 2005, the entire convention will be located in one building. The new space is over 60,000 sq. feet larger than the 2011 space, giving us room to grow. That's nearly two football fields of additional space over this past year! No more walking outside, no more far off buildings or confusing maps. Food options exist both inside the hotel and within walking distance. And no more threats of rain hanging over the outdoor events.

For the first time ever MomoCon will welcome industry and voice actor guests. We can finally address requests to bring a variety of stars to MomoCon, and we hope you are as excited about it as we are!

We are adding more concerts, bigger panels (and panel rooms), better sound systems, late-night programming, and by popular demand a rave-style dance, all included with admission.

We are also adding a whole extra day! MomoCon is now a 3-day convention: Friday thru Sunday.

Don't worry, we have not forgoten our roots. We will be giving away a large number off free badges throughout the upcoming months via social media and giveaways at our appearances at other conventions. Be sure to check us out on our
Livejournal and

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Major Guest Annoucements and Winter Ball this weekend!

Jan. 4th, 2012 | 11:28 pm
posted by: techiecl in momoconofficial

The Guest Announcements - Click Here *Cough* Voice of Glados* *cough* Voice of Faye from Cowboy Bebop*

MomoCon On Tour: Winter Ball
a semi-formal event
January 7th, 2012
Georgia Tech
Student Center Ballroom
$10 entry

Join MomoCon for our annual Winter Ball, a dance event to be held January 7th, 2012 in the Ballroom at Georgia Tech. Dance the night away to tunes new and classic, with light hors d-oeuvres and good friends!

Have a song request? Tweet it to @momocon

Dress Code: The standard for the event is Semi-Formal ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-formal)[/url], generally meaning button-down shirt and tie or suit for men and long or short dress for women (or vice versa in the case of crossplay). Costumes ARE allowed, so long as they are semi-formal.
Acceptable alternatives include:
-Formal military wear (or costumes of formal military wear)
-Full kimono, properly worn
-Cocktail dresses

NOT acceptable attire includes:
-T-shirts, jeans, men without either tie or jacket, tennis shoes or other inappropriate footwear. Converses/Chuck Taylors are not acceptable footwear.
-Large props or ANY type of weapon (real or prop)
-Extremely short skirts or dresses
-Long robes/jackets that are not considered semi-formal, such as shinigami cloaks or improperly worn kimono

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Open Call For Art & Hotel Room Update, Plus Winter Ball!

Dec. 9th, 2011 | 12:53 am
posted by: techiecl in momoconofficial

Hey artists, just a reminder that the deadline for submissions to our Open Call for Art is one month away: January 7th 2012.

Click here for all the details and technical specs.

You can enter multiple pieces for all the items we are looking for: badges, program book, t-shirt, and promo. If we use your work, you will get a 3-day badge to the con, credit in the program book, and a gift package.

We're looking forward to seeing what you all have created.

And news for all, over half the MomoCon room block at the Marriott is gone. When we run out of rooms, the great free pass deal ends too. Hotel booking link.

Plus our Winters Ball is also coming up on Jan 7th. Here's a link to the Facebook Event

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Black Friday Special and Cosplayers on Ice!

Nov. 25th, 2011 | 02:32 pm
posted by: techiecl in momoconofficial

Black Friday Special:
Every MomoCon pre-registration completed and paid on Black Friday (Friday, November 25th, EST) will receive a special swag bag at the con, filled with figures, candy, plushes, DVDs and random assortments of cool stuff! - Just Click Here


Cosplayers on Ice '11
Who: Open to all
What: Ice Skating & Photoshoot
When: Saturday, Dec. 3rd. 3pm - 6pm
Where: Centennial Olympic Park Ice Rink
Costs: Photoshoot, free. The park charges a rink fee and a small skate rental fee, if you wish to skate

MomoCon will be invading Centennial Park for a fifth year of fun on-and-off the ice! Door prizes will be given away, including free passes to MomoCon, courtesy of MomoCon on Tour. A photographer will also be onsite to capture the days events. Cosplayers are asked to leave all weapon-props at home for this very-public event.

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Nov. 17th, 2011 | 04:48 pm
mood: excitedexcited
posted by: dcon_toon in momoconofficial

We heard you guys might like certain Abridged Series....

So MomoCon is happy to welcome Little Kuriboh to our 2012 event as a featured guest! 

Details here

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