Parents are encouraged to read the following information about MomoCon.
MomoCon, the Japanese animation, gaming, comic, sci-fi, and costuming convention that this site is in reference to, is intended to be an all-ages event. MomoCon boasts numerous events and showings that people of all ages would enjoy, including a costume contest, showings of Japanese animation, speakers from various companies and fan groups, art contests, a room of vendors selling many different kinds of wares, professional martial arts demonstrations, and many other features.
Parents are encouraged to bring children, and not worry about excessively adult material. MomoCon takes many steps to ensure that the events at the convention are appropriate for most age groups, such as requiring that Dealers and Artists not sell adult material, and the complete absence of ANY kind of 18+ events.
MomoCon welcomed over 8,000 people in 2012, the median age being around 17. Other events of this type usually have a higher median age group, and MomoCon recognizes the lower age and tries to cater the programming accordingly.
While MomoCon attempts to provide a family-friendly environment, each parent has a different impression of “appropriate” for their own child and their child’s age group. MomoCon does feature some programs that might be considered too ‘adult’ for younger children, including Japanese animation that is rated “14+” or “Teen” by the ratings board, and some video games rated “Teen” available for free play. However, MomoCon is taking steps to add programming aimed at younger audiences every year, from toddler to teen. Please note, programming after 8.30pm in the evenings may contain language not suitable for very young audiences. All programming that is suitable for all ages will be noted in the program book.
We encourage all parents to accompany children under the age of 18, both to understand the environment being enjoyed by their children and to spend some time with the family. Please be aware that there is NO CONVENTION-WIDE PUBLIC ANNOUCEMENT SYSTEM, so please accompany all small children at all times! MomoCon has no way to call for your child at the convention. Also, MomoCon is located in downtown Atlanta, which is not always the safest place, and our staff cannot ensure that every one of our attendees in monitored at all times.
Parents are also reminded that any children under the age of 16, or without a valid form of ID, will need to have a guardian present to sign off on their registration forms. Children 5 and younger do not require a badge or membership to MomoCon.
If you have any further questions or concerns about specific events or features, feel free to Contact Us at any time.