MomoCon: What to Look Forward to in 2022?

After two years of lockdowns and shutdowns due to the Coronavirus pandemic, MomoCon is returning for a full weekend of activities and guests at the Georgia World Congress Center on the weekend of Memorial Day 2022. Since it’s been a while since a large-scale event like this has been held for anime fans and otaku in the Southeast US since Anime Weekend Atlanta last September, what do people out of “convention practice” look forward to for MomoCon 2022?


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Metrotham Con Goes Virtual + Outdoor Vendor Event

2020 is known as the year without conventions or any events to attend due to COVID-19 concerns. A lot of well known conventions such as MomoCon, Anime Expo, and now soon to be Anime Weekend Atlanta are hosting digital events in lieu of their traditional physical conventions. Metrotham Con is the latest convention to host a virtual event, as well as an outdoor event in Chattanooga.


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Winners of KupoCon’s “The Crystals” Awards

This past summer the Final Fantasy convention ran by fans, for fans, KupoCon, announced an awards event called “The Crystals”, awarding the best of the Final Fantasy franchise in various categories. The nominees were selected and voted upon where the final winners was selected early in October.


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Recap Throwback: Anime Weekend Atlanta 15

The following is a republication of a recap of my first Anime Weekend Atlanta in attendance! It was originally published following the convention in 2009. Since we’re in a situation where there are no cons to attend, unless virtually, in 2020, I figured this would be a good opportunity to wipe the dust off some of these posts, and with a little editing of typos here and there.

A LOT has changed since then, which also brings up a reminder that there are things that once were acceptable, which is now viewed with caution; I am not going to bring it to attention now, but you may figure it out as you read along, especially if you’ve been keeping up with the anime industry in the US in 2019.


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Why Anime Con Goers Need to Attend Metrotham Con

I want to talk about Chattanooga’s newest multi-fandom convention, Metrotham Con, which will be returning for their second installment since the inaugural event in 2019. For those who have not been to a multi-fandom convention, it’s exactly what it is: an event where every fandom is celebrated, whether it is anime, gaming, sci-fi, or horror, a convention like Metrotham Con has it all.


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Conventions and Events Postponed or Canceled Due to COVID-19 Outbreak (Updated)

Update 4/5/2020: Due to the current impact of the outbreak, I have not been able to keep up with the events that have been delayed. But it is safe to say that many events scheduled between April and June have been called off. However, I will check in to relay news of conventions and events happening beyond June based on the level of the virus activity. Stay safe, everyone!

List updated on 2020/03/16 @ 7:45 PM US Eastern Daylight Time

All of you are aware of the current turn of events surrounding the outbreak of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, that has amassed over 120,000 cases of infections throughout the world. As a result of the virus’s lethal effects based on varying conditions of the patient, many large public gatherings are being postponed or canceled for 2020 in an effort to contain the virus.


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