Riot games, Sega and Hi-Rez studios will all be hosting a variety of discussions as well as demos and tournaments that showcase their games both past and present.
If you are interested, and you are lucky enough to at least be in the right country (unlike myself), and you do fancy popping along, you can find out more by visiting the official MomoCon website (MomoCon 2014) or if clicking a link takes too long for you, you can always scroll down and read the press release below. Though I think scrolling takes just as much time, so that might not work.
Anyway, the choice is yours.
Game Industry Luminaries Ed Fries, Jordan Weisman, Jacky Jiang
To Share their Experiences at MomoCon 2014
Riot Games, Sega, Hi-Rez Studios Will Demo Games, Speak on Panels
Ed Fries, Co-founder, Xbox Project; Jordan Weisman, Chief Executive Officer, Harebrained Schemes; and Ke “Jacky” Jiang, Art Director, thatgamecompany, will be among the prominent video game industry figures sharing their experiences with more than 15,000 gamers attending MomoCon 2014.
Taking place Friday – Sunday, May 23 – 25 at the Hilton Atlanta and Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta, MomoCon 2014 will also feature panels and game demos presented by employees from:
- Riot Games – assist hosting a League of Legends tournament, staff multiple panels including one discussing the animation behind their popular title, and provide a Cospitality Lounge for the thousands of MomoCon attendees in cosplay to relax and repair their creations
- Sega – demo Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd and staff three panels, including a reflection on the past, present and future of Sonic the Hedgehog
- Hi-Rez Studios – provide multiple demo stations and host a panel on SMITE
MomoCon will also feature several indie developers from video and tabletop games on panels including members from Lab Zero Games who will also co-host Skullgirls tournaments in the conference’s 40,000 sq. ft. of dedicated video gaming hall.
Fries will discuss lessons learned, his thoughts on the current state of the industry and predictions in his keynote presentation “Secrets from the Future.”
Weisman will spend an hour answering questions about his work on popular titles including Shadowrun and MechWarrior. He will also play demos of his upcoming game, Golem Arcana in the 28,000 sq. ft. tabletop gaming halland host a party for the title’s Kickstarter backers.
Jiang will provide an overview of his time working for Disney, Cartoon Network and thatgamecompany in his session, “One Man’s Journey Through Creating 3-D Animation for Adventure Time, Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen.”
More than 40 other special guests will participate in the convention including Kate Edwards, Executive Director, International Game Developers Association; Mike Reiss, co-creator of The Critic and producer in addition to writer for The Simpsons; and voice actors Courtnee Draper (Bioshock Infinite), Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us).
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.