Gamers, Anime Fans Treated to More than 50 Sessions, Developer Demos and Tournaments
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ATLANTA – May 29, 2014 – MomoCon’s 2014 convention welcomed a record 14,600 gamers and geek culture fans to last week’s event in the Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriot Marquis, outgrowing the hotels. Organizers announced that the show will move to the Georgia World Congress Center in 2015. Game industry speaker submissions and exhibitor applications for the convention, scheduled for Thursday – Sunday, May 28 – 31, 2015 are being accepted.
A Career Fair attended by Tripwire Interactive, Hi-Rez Studios, Funimation and others kicked off activities
Ed Fries, Co-founder, Xbox Project; Kate Edwards, Executive Director, IGDA; Jordan Weisman, Chief Executive Officer, Harebrained Schemes; and Ke “Jacky” Jiang, Art Director, thatgamecompany, were among the prominent video game industry figures sharing their experiences with attendees. Greg Miller, Host, IGN, and Rob Manuel, Producer, GameTrailers, also spoke on and moderated panels.
MomoCon 2014 also featured panels and game demos presented by executives from:
· Riot Games, which hosted a League of Legends tournament, staffed multiple panels including one discussing the animation behind their popular title and provided a Cospitality Lounge where MomoCon attendees in cosplay could relax and repair their creations
· Sega, which demoed Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd and staffed three panels, including a reflection on the past, present and future of Sonic the Hedgehog
· Hi-Rez Studios, which provided multiple demo stations and hosted a panel on SMITE
MomoCon 2014 also featured several indie developers from video and tabletop games on panels including members from Lab Zero Games that co-hosted Skullgirls tournaments in the conference’s 40,000 sq. ft. of dedicated video gaming hall.
“After years of being a primarily anime and cosplay focused event, we were thrilled to have so many game industry luminaries and developers speak and participate at our event,” said Chris Stuckey, CEO, MomoCon. "Next year we will have a much larger space and plan to welcome many more game developers. The game industry is realizing we can deliver an enthusiastic fan base, the biggest in the Southeast.”
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Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the most attended convention in the south east United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.