Are you ready for an epic year filled with amazing anime conventions in Georgia? Well, get ready to mark your calendars because there’s a bunch of amazing events happening this year in the Peach State! From the world-famous Dragon Con to the exciting Anime Augusta, there’s something for everyone. So buckle up, grab your cosplay gear, and get ready to dive into the world of anime like never before!
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2023 Anime Cons in Georgia
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|Savannah Animazing & Video Game Expo 2023||February 10-12, 2023||Savannah Convention Center|
|Anime Augusta 2023||March 11, 2023||Augusta Convention Center|
|Beta Quest 2023||April 22, 2023||Camden Middle School|
|MomoCon 2023||May 25-28, 2023||Georgia World Congress Center|
|Dragon Con 2023||August 31 – September 4, 2023||Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree|
|Anime Weekend Atlanta 2023||October 26-29, 2023||Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center / Cobb Galleria Centre|
MomoCon: What to Expect
MomoCon is a yearly celebration of animation, gaming, comics, and costuming that takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. It was created by a small group of individuals associated with the Anime O-Tekku club at Georgia Tech, and has since become one of the largest anime conventions in North America, attracting over 42,000 attendees in 2022. The convention is held at the Georgia World Congress Center, which is one of the largest convention centers in the United States.
One of the unique aspects of MomoCon is the tight-knit community formed by its attendees and over 1,200 volunteers. To bring fans together more often and reach out to a wider audience, MomoCon has started hosting various events, such as photoshoots, game days, and art contests, throughout the year under MomoCon On Tour. The next MomoCon will be held from May 25-28, 2023.
The 2023 MomoCon will feature an impressive list of guests, including singer Adassa, cartoonist Don Bluth, cosplayers like Story Teller Cosplay, Kizuna Cosplay, and Shellanin, and anime artist Kaiji Tang. Additionally, there will be a special YouTube live performance by popular singers and performers, which will be announced closer to the event.
The MomoCon AMV On Stage event, held on Friday night, will be a showcase of AMVs (Anime Music Videos) edited specifically for the event and accompanied by live music. MomoCon is currently accepting submissions for AMVs, and those selected to have their videos showcased will receive a free 4-day membership to MomoCon 2023.
The MomoCon Cosplay Showcase, held on Friday night, is a celebration of cosplay where attendees can show off their costume creations and become the character they are portraying on stage. Contestants will be judged on screen accuracy and their spirit of cosplay, including poise, presentation, and enthusiasm.
On Saturday night, the MomoCon Craftsmanship Costume Contest will showcase the top tier cloth craftsmanship and prop making of its participants. Contestants will be judged primarily on their craftsmanship and must have made 60% or more of their costume by hand.
Finally, the MomoCon Disney Singing Competition, held during the event, will allow singers to showcase their vocal talents by singing their favorite Disney songs, with fabulous prizes to be won.
MomoCon brings together fans of animation, gaming, comics, and costuming, and provides a fun and exciting weekend filled with various activities and events. With a diverse lineup of guests, live performances, and competitions, there is something for everyone at MomoCon 2023.
AWA: What to Expect
Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) is the epitome of anime and manga fandom, bringing together aficionados from near and far for a rambunctious four-day celebration. This year, the convention takes place from September 29th to October 2nd and promises to be an electrifying event that showcases the best of Japanese culture and entertainment.
AWA is renowned for its star-studded guest list, which features a veritable who’s who of anime and manga voices, Japanese music and fashion celebrities, and English voice actors and musicians. This year’s line-up is a tour-de-force of talent, featuring voices like Voia, BPM15Q, Bryan Baugus, Cat Thomas, Asca, Shannon Reed, Caleb Hyles, Eric Vale, and many more. Fans will have the chance to engage with their favorite voice actors and learn more about the shows and characters they love.
One of the convention’s most buzzed-about events is the “Ask an Anime Character” panel. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for fans to interact with their favorite anime characters and delve deeper into their personalities and stories.
In addition to voice actor panels, AWA also boasts an array of activities that cater to a wide range of interests. The cosplay contest is a highlight, bringing together cosplayers from across the country to showcase their incredible costumes and compete for awards. Tabletop games, video games, and the starlight idol festival round out the offerings, ensuring that there is something for everyone at the convention.