The annual anime, sci-fi, cosplay and gaming convention MomoCon has not only become one of the fastest growing local nerd conventions, but has also become a group dedicated to the continuous support of the nerd lifestyle community by providing various events throughout the year. By hosting these social gatherings, like minded anime, gaming, and cosplay fans are given the opportunity to meet new people and maintain friendships at MomoCon hosted events all year long.
This Saturday, December 1st, MomoCon will be hosting Cosplayers on Ice at the Centennial Park Ice Rink in Atlanta, Georgia starting at 3PM. Everyone is invited to put on their favorite cosplay gear and join fellow cosplayers next to the Centennial Olympic Park Christmas Tree for a day of ice skating, cosplay photo shoots, and winter fun!
What: Cosplay on Ice hosted by MomoCon
When: Saturday, Dec. 1st. 3pm – 6pm
Where: Centennial Olympic Park Ice Rink, 265 Park Ave West N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30313
- Photo-shoot is free
- If you wish to skate Admission is $10.00 per person for a 90-minute session (includes skate rental)
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Cosplayers on Ice coming December 1!
MomoCon is happy to announce the return of Cosplayers on Ice, a free photo shoot event for all ages held at Centennial Park Ice Rink in Atlanta, Georgia on December 1st, 2012 starting at 3PM! Cosplay, or Costume Play, is a growing activity in which fans of animation, comics, or anime dress up as characters using wonderful costumes, many of them made by the fans themselves. In many ways, Atlanta has become the focal point of costuming in America due to success of Atlanta’s pop culture conventions, such as MomoCon.
Fans are encouraged to bring their best holiday outfits and cosplay and join the fun at Cosplayers on Ice. Attendence at Cosplayers on Ice has been in the hundreds and for 2012, it is expected to grow! If you are looking for an interest event to enjoy, join hundreds of other costumers and professional photographers for a fun day of ice skating, play in the park, and more, culminating in a large group photo under the huge Christmas tree in Centennial Park!
MomoCon is the home-grown Atlanta event that began on the Georgia Tech campus as a two-day event in 2005. It is known internationally as one of the fast growing family-friendly conventions in the world. Jess Merriman, Internal Chairman and founder of MomoCon, explains that the event grew from a small gathering to “an anime, cartoon and gaming convention, with great celebrity and industry guests, events for everyone in the family, performances, live music, demonstrations, screenings and movies, elaborate costumes, and great festival fun”
MomoCon is held in the Spring, (March 8-10, 2013), but the convention hosts events throughout the year, as part of MomoCon on Tour. In addition to Cosplayers on Ice, there are arranged photoshoots, semi-formal dances, art contests, gaming events, and festivals. According to Jess Merriman, “These events allow the fans of cartoons and gaming a chance to meetup regularly, show off great costumes, and be a part of a community, at little to no cost.”
What is the appeal of cosplaying characters from animation? “Animation offers possibilities which are hard to realize with traditional film, and when someone cosplays they are taking part of that impossible world with them to the real one to share with everyone what they loved most.” Said External Chair Chris Stuckey. “Holding events like Cosplayers on Ice allows families to participate with their children in something fantastic. It’s become an institution in Atlanta for some families, who come year after year.”
Cosplayers on Ice is one of the most popular MomoCon on Tour events, and this year the MomoCon team will be out in full force with door prizes and give aways that include free MomoCon 2013 memberships!