Take This

Crowds, schedules, the immediacy of once-a-year events and other stressors common at conventions and expos can be triggers for many emotional issues, especially anxiety and depression.

The Take This AFK room is a staffed, relaxed space for anyone who feels overwhelmed and needs a place to regain their calm. It is run by local volunteers and clinicians, trained by Take This, to moderate and maintain the atmosphere. We strive to offer education, resources, and a listening ear to convention attendees without verging into offering therapeutic treatment.

The AFK Room Program is more than just a quiet, mental health space. It is a full, comprehensive convention wellness program that operates for convention attendees and convention staff. It’s comprised of three essential factors:

•    Programmatic evaluation
•    Staff wellness and distress intervention training
•    The AFK Room

Read more about how the AFK room has helped convention attendees at other cons

Desert Bus for Hope

Avatar the Last Airbender Blue Spirit mask

Started in 2007 by internet sketch comedy group LoadingReadyRunDesert Bus for Hope combines video games and tedium to benefit charity.  Desert Bus is the world’s longest running internet-based fundraiser and has raised more than $1.2 million for Child’s Play over its six-year history. This makes it the most successful charity gaming marathon in the world.

MomoCon is happy to provide exclusive items each year to raise money through Desert Bus for Hope, often limited edition signed games, figures, and items from our featured guests!  To date, MomoCon items, often signed by our featured voice actor guests and created by some of the excellent craftspeople guests, have raised over $40,000 for Child’s Play!

In 2014, as an example, the super talented Fev Studios worked with MomoCon to create this Avatar the Last Airbender Blue Spirit mask, which was subsequently signed by Dante Basco and Sifu Kisu at MomoCon 2014.  The mask was auctioned off for $8000 to benefit Desert Bus.

Community Outreach

MomoCon provides single day badges to groups to attend MomoCon who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to. We are happy to partner with local branches of many organizations, including the Boy Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta, YMCA, DeKalb Entertainment Commission, and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce!


Charity Row

In addition to the main partner charity organizations, MomoCon also works with many local groups in a Charity Row in the Exhibit Hall, including the Georgia Garrison of the 501ST Legion (raising money for their endowment for the Make a Wish Foundation), Extra Life for Kids, St. Judes, and many others!

Yearly Charity

Each year beginning in 2018, MomoCon selects a yearly charity to focus at-con donations towards and help an organization with a great mission!  In 2018 our chosen beneficiary was the Boys and Girls Club.  Through the sales of specialty merchandise and custom events with donation elements built in, we were able to raise several thousand dollars for this great group!

Our 2024 our official charity is Make a Wish Georgia

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