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Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!

Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!


We hit the ground running during the 3-Day Memorial Day weekend kick-starting our summer by attending MomoCon again!  Remember we went back in 2018 for the first time?  We had so much fun last year we had to return.


Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!


MomoCon was more prominent than ever this year!  This electrifying convention welcomed over 39,000 unique attendance and over 120,000 turnstile attendance over four days for their 15th year!  With the conference overgrowing each year, MomoCon is moving on up to a bigger location at the World Congress Center.  Goodbye Hall A, and hello Hall B!


Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!


Incredible how MomoCon started at Georgia Tech back in 2004 as an anime, gaming club, and multiplied since then.  I love seeing success stories like these; it just shows that if you got an idea to bring it to fruition and watch it grow.


Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!


Lauren had been preparing for weeks for this animation, anime, comics, gaming convention.  She got all her anime shirts ready for each day of MomoCon, and also had me go on Amazon to purchase her an Ita bag to show off her pin collection, plus needed the Ita bag to store all her merchandise she buys at the Con.



Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!



I wanted to do things a bit differently this time around at MomoCon instead of just being in the vendor and gaming hall the whole time; I wanted to see some panels too, get a better understanding of anime.



Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!


We got 4-Day passes again, which I highly recommend getting if you decide to attend, so we wouldn't feel so rush to try to cram in everything.  Also, I downloaded the MomoCon app to help schedule our day while there.



Now, we didn't do all four days; however, we did do three, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.  But I felt we should have done Saturday instead of Sunday since the programming on Sunday seemed a bit of a snooze and Saturday had all the cool happenings that we missed.


Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!


The girls and I did a lot; we shopped, played video games, visited panels, attended art workshops, sang karaoke (glad that wasn't filmed!), and checked out all the creative cosplays.


Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!

Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!

Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!


My favorite part of MomoCon was the art workshop; it brought me back to why I use to love doing art when I was younger.  Seriously, I need to return to drawing again to help boost my creativity.



Remember Shrinky Dinks and Perler beads?  I remember doing those two things when I was a child!  I was ecstatic that MomoCon did a workshop on those so I could show my girls what I use to do when I was their ages.


Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!

Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!


Although MomoCon is a family-friendly convention, I noticed that some of their programmings is for adults, and is marked as such.  I was in the impression that MomoCon as a whole is okay for all ages.



I walked into a panel either Thursday or Friday night that was about a gentleman giving his opinions on a variety of different anime shows.  I thought the panel would be okay for my girls since it didn't have the 18+ logo on the board.  We settled in, and that guy mouth spewed of profanity!  Him yelling out that a particular character on a show can suck his d***!!!!  Dropping F-bombs left and right!  I quickly pulled my girls out of there!!!!  Either MomoCon forgot to marked that panel for adults, or that guy didn't realize his panel was supposed to be appropriate for all ages, there is no excuse for that!


Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!

Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!


Other than that mishap, MomoCon again was a pleasure to attend.  Lauren was in her happy place, surrounded by people who enjoy the same things she does.  It was fun living in Lauren's world over the weekend.



Lauren is coming around, embracing her love for anime and not hiding it from others in fear of being talked about or outcasted.  This is who she is, an anime loving African American girl, who also happens to be a bit of a gamer too.  I'm happy she doesn't follow others, and she is uniquely herself.


Starting Our Summer Break at MomoCon Atlanta Again!


Lauren got her list ready for more conventions to attend this year, but for sure, MomoCon will always be the top of her list of conferences we visit yearly.




Have you ever been to a anime or gaming convention before?


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