Anime-O-Tekku Announces the Return of MomoCon

Jan 11th 2007
Atlanta, GA. - January 10, 2007 - Anime O-Tekku of Georgia Tech is
pleased to announce the return of MomoCon, an annual anime/gaming/comics
convention held in Atlanta, GA, March 17-18, 2007 at the Georgia Tech
Student Center and Instructional Center. The convention is free of charge
to all attendees and family friendly, so people of all ages are
encouraged to attend!

This year's event includes expanded anime viewing rooms and panels, the
latter featuring both special guest and fan presenters. MomoCon 2007
will feature numerous Japanese cultural events as well, including an
Ikebana flower arranging demonstration, an origami workshop, and
presentations on kimono-wear. The annual costume contest has been moved to the
scenic Georgia Tech campanile, both to accommodate more entrants and a
bigger audience. It also features a revamped placement system for
greater speed and accuracy in costume judging. Responding to increased
demand, the staff of MomoCon is pushing itself to the limits to support an
increase in the volume and quality of video game programming, including
a new Retro Console gaming lounge, an added video game free-play room,
reorganized tournament setups, and more to go along with its
pre-existing selection of free play game rooms and panels.

MomoCon also is proud to play host to events featuring numerous
fandoms, including a Dollfie picnic hosted in the on-campus Skiles Garden,
themed photo shoots featuring two professional photographers, and official
congregations of the biggest and best fan organizations in the
Southeast. One World by Night (a national White Wolf LARP Group) will be
hosting a Vampire: the Masquerade LARPing event conjunction with MomoCon
2007, and welcomes new players as well as veterans. Other White Wolf LARP
contingencies will also be running convention-wide Live Action gaming
for the layman and expert alike.

Returning guests for MomoCon 2007 include the local gaming studio
Gamesare, guaranteed to bring fun demos to play and insight on the “real
deal” behind making and selling video games, as well as Jennie Breeden of
The Devil's Panties, and Bill Holbrook, artist and author of Kevin and
Kell featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. MomoCon welcomes
webcomic artists Amelie Belcher (Adventures of Amelie) and Matt Simpson
(Nuclear Powered Toaster), as well as cosplayers Winters Knight and
Ashley Vess. As the convention grows nearer, new guests are confirming
everyday, and the list keeps growing!

MomoCon hopes every year its free admission status will inspire others
around the world to take the initiative to start an event in their
area. The convention is currently working out the details of a charity
event to coincide with the convention theme, to encourage the attendees to
use the money they would've spent on admission to aid the less
fortunate.


ABOUT ANIME O-TEKKU: Celebrating its 12th year of charter, the anime
club of Georgia Tech, Anime O-Tekku (http://cyberbuzz.gatech.edu/anime)
boasts a multitude of mailing list members as well as dozens of local
supporters who help with events. They are responsible for providing
Mid-Town Atlanta with previous events such as screenings of Spirited Away,
an annual “Anime Fest” celebration, and up-to-date information on the
newest and best anime out of Japan. You can read more about Anime O-Tekku
and MomoCon in the February 2005 issue of Newtype USA, or visit the
website. All showings and meetings that the club hosts, as well as
MomoCon, are free of charge.

MomoCon
Free Admission
March 17-18, 2007
Georgia Tech Student Center and Instructional Center
Atlanta, GA
www.momocon.com

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