Last year I posted, fairly briefly about MomoCon 2014. You can find the post here if you wanted to refresh your knowledge. Well, seeing it’s now 2015, it’s time to talk about MomoCon 2015, and some of the stuff that will be happening there this year.
MomoCon 2015 takes place between Thursday 28th and Sunday 31st May at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, and over 20,000 gamers are expected to attend. I’m not sure if that many people constitutes a drove or not. Are gamers cattle?
Anyway, a few of the highlights of this year’s convention are:
- Gearbox Software who will be looking behind some of the famous character in Borderlands.
- Sega – discussion the re-modelling of some of their own Sega classics.
- Ke “Jacky” Jiang, the Art Director for thatgamecompany will discuss his work both at Disney and on the hit title Journey
Over 130 exhibitors including Hi-Rez Studios, and Vlambeer will also attend.
If you need more information, grab a look at the press release below or head over to the MomoCon 2015 official site, here.
Gearbox Software, Sega To Host Panels at MomoCon 2015
Exhibitors Include Hi-Rez Studios, Sega, Vlambeer
Gearbox Software and Sega will be among the companies hosting panels at MomoCon 2015, the largest gaming expo in the Southeast U.S. The event, one of the fastest-growing fan conventions in the country with an expected attendance of 20,000 gamers, will take place Thursday – Sunday, May 28 – 31, 2015 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Planned panels include:
- Gearbox Software – Borderlands Behind the Characters
- Sega – Sega 3D Classics – a discussion regarding remastering masterpieces
- Ke “Jacky” Jiang, art director, thatgamecompany – Journey of Art through Disney – will discuss his work at Disney and on the hit title Journey
More than 130 companies will exhibit at MomoCon 2015 include Hi-Rez Studios, Sega and Vlambeer.
Gamers not able to make it to MomoCon will still be able to join the fun online, as Twitch will feature a channel with livestreamed MomoCon coverage.
This year’s event will also feature the first annual MomoCon Indie Game Awards. Twenty finalists will be selected from the pool of submissions prior to the conference and will be playable on the expo floor. Winning entries chosen from the 20 finalists will be announced in an awards ceremony on Saturday, May 30, 2015.
More than 30 other special guests will be attending the convention including Mike Reiss, co-creator of The Critic and producer of The Simpsons; voice actors Ashly Burch, (Borderlands 2), Steve Downes and Keith David (Halo series).
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 largest gaming event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.
More information about MomoCon is available at http://www.momocon.com/