Gina sits down with Chris Stuckey and Jess Merriman of MomoCon. To discuss the upcoming event! MomoCon began through Anime O-Tekku. Even now, its members and Georgia Tech alumni still comprise a good portion of the staff. These volunteers worked tireless to bring the first MomoCon to the public in 2005; they were greeted by 700+ eager attendees. In the years that followed, the staff brought forth new ideas and introduced new guests to the convention scene. Each year they strived to make each event better than the last.
MomoCon was fortunate enough to find great reception in the southeast fan communities growing over 50% for several years. Reaching over 10,000 attendees in 2011, we were happy to be listed as the 10th largest anime convention in North America by Animecons.com. Due to rising venue costs and our growth outpacing the limited income we received, we were forced to no longer offer MomoCon as a free event.
Recreating MomoCon as a paid convention in 2012 has provided us the opportunity to do things we were never capable of before: adding a third day of convention, bringing in stellar celebrities from several fandoms, expanding events to include more aspects (such as a rave and martial arts programming), and moving to a gorgeous hotel in downtown Atlanta large enough to contain the entire event. Previous MomoCon’s were spread across several buildings on Georgia Tech’s campus.
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