MomoCon 2017 will take place over 4 days, May 25th – 28th, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center, at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30303. MomoCon is a multi-genre fan convention encompassing American and Japanese animation, gaming (video gaming, board and card gaming, Live Action role play gaming), comics and costuming, held every year in Spring. General operating hours are from 10am to 3am each day (Thursday through Sunday), with limited hours on the start and ending dates, and some events running later into the evening (dances, music events, etc.).
MomoCon is for everyone, of all ages. Originally starting out in 2005 at Georgia Tech and catering to fans of Japanese Animation and Video Games, MomoCon’s attendance has since grown in size and breadth of interest. MomoCon now brings together fans at every age of animation of all types, both video and tabletop games, and comics. Please see our separate Parents Guide.
Not at all! In addition to some great all-ages events, including concerts, panels, events, costumes, tournaments and much more, we have specific events targeted at smaller kids (workshops and panels for kids), as well as events for the older folks (Club 21, a 21+ lounge, stronger language and late night panels and events, several EDM events).
Yes, parking details are available on the Directions page, including pre-purchasing (available in early 2017). The Georgia World Congress Center has several large, covered, and security-monitored parking decks with overnight options. Refer to the Downtown Atlanta Parking guide for other options in the area. If you purchase the 24-hour option, you do not need to also purchase the daily option (it’s included).
Grab yourself a seat on a MARTA Northbound line (either line), switch to the East/West line at Five Points Station, get off the train at the Dome/GWCC/Phillips/CNN station and follow the signs to the Georgia World Congress Center.
Yes, maps and schedules will be available on the website shortly before the convention and at the convention in our handy-dandy program booklets. Some detailed information about specific events will be available in your registration packet in the form of handouts. MomoCon also provides a smart phone app, you can download it by searching “MomoCon” on the iPhone or Android app marketplaces. Note that the app will reflect the previous year’s schedule until about one month before the event.
Looking for a place to host meetups or photo shoots? Check out the Photo Locations page.
There are numerous restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel and convention center (moreso than in previous MomoCon locations). There are several table service and fast food options inside the hotel, GWCC, and attached buildings. See the Area Guide for more information.
The Policies section of the website contains all convention policies; please take some time to read them over. Detailed policies are available on props, weapons, behavior, harassment, reporting, children, photography, dress, and many other topics.
MomoCon is held in downtown Atlanta, the heart of a large metropolitan area, and we would not want anything to happen to any of our attendees. Minors are always welcome to attend the convention, but MomoCon is an entertainment event, not a babysitting service. We encourage parents to accompany their kids when at the convention, and suggest that families take some time while in Atlanta to see some of the attractions in the local area (Georgia Aquarium, CCN Center, Zoo Atlanta, etc.). We have no way to verify identity for registration if an attendee does not have a valid, identifiable form of ID, so we require that attendees without IDs have a friend (18 or older) or parent/guardian to sign in with them.
We do not place restrictions on what our dealers bring, other than not allowing blades to be sold on premises, projectile weapons, and adult material to be sold. We take steps to ensure that many different categories of dealers are represented in our Dealers Room (such as kimono dealers, comics vendors, game companies, several of our guests, etc.), but we do not control WHICH types of items that Dealers choose to bring. Dealers, also, bring things that they know will be sold, and subject themselves to the economics of the convention, not necessarily variety. Dealers are not part of the same organization as MomoCon. Each Dealer has his/her own separate company. If you have complaints about any Dealers, please let us know, but know that we are not responsible for their actions.
Check out the accommodations provided by the venue and information on what to do at MomoCon if you have disabilities, special needs, are pregnant, or have small children.
While we wish to bring exactly the types of guests that our attendees want to see, sometimes guests are not available/don’t do conventions/cost far more than we could hope to afford to bring them. We evaluate each year to bring new and requested guests, so just because you don’t see your favorite celebrity this year, request them and we’ll see what we can do about the future! Guests are also subject to conflicting schedules, family events, and other conventions that have asked them to attend before MomoCon.
Events at MomoCon need one of three things to get off of the ground: 1) the ability to happen (we have to have the space/capability to put the event on), 2) an enthusiastic staff sponsor, or 3) a reliable outside group that we’ve worked with previously willing to run them. Many events that we receive requests for are outside of our control at our current venue, such as a larger Dealers’ room, and several others have no one willing to run them and no interest from the staff, such as a cosplay skit competition. That is not to say that events are not evaluated each year for feasibility, and they might prove to be an option in the future. We take all suggestions via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), through all social media, and anywhere you see MomoCon, so don’t be shy!
MomoCon memberships are non-refundable, but you are able to use Eventbrite to change the name and contact information on the membership, essentially allowing you to do a membership transfer.