I've been following MomoCon since about 2007 back when it was a small, free Georgia Tech event (way before I started attending conventions). I discovered it through Facebook ads because, hey, ads are supposed to cater to your general interests, right? But anyway, I've watched it grow over the years to what it is now. Even through I've only attended the past two years, I can understand the sentiments when MomoCon veterans reference the Georgia Tech days. Because of this, MomoCon is one of those cons that I will always hold dear to me, and will make every effort to attend, or have at least some involvement in its growth and success.
With that out of the way, I can say that this was a very relaxed event, and it was a joy seeing everyone up in Atlanta, meeting and networking with new people, and eating at some wonderful local spots. I also ran my first, though unofficial, Half-Marathon at Chastain Park in 02:00:42 Sunday morning. These places all picked out or suggested by the wonderful Atlanta-area tour guide and cosplayer, Setua.
MomoCon photoshoots were scarce, but the time I spent with friends more than made up for it. Additional shoutouts to Switt-Blackcat, Sonicvortex99, xinstrumental, and elysiagriffin for being the awesome people that you are! Also, to MarmaladeHearts and peachibear -- wish you could have made it. The experience wasn't quite the same without you.
Now comes the process of brining you the photos from my MomoCon shoots. I've already got the Kyoukai no Kanata shoot uploaded, and you may notice that my watermarks have changed. From here on out, I'll be using my personal signature/initials on my watermark as I am slowly phasing out the ørz_Phtgrphy name.
As for future conventions, I am sad to announce that I am officially dropping Otakon from my cons this year. It is just way too expensive for me to handle (and the weather too hot). It's astounding that I was able to do it two years in a row. I'll definitely miss the Northeast crew this year, but I hope to see you guys again in the future. To make up for dropping Otakon, I am picking up Anime Weekend Atlanta -- so definitely look out for me there.
Also, don't forget that I have a booth next weekend for Knightrokon at UCF! Plain backdrop shoots are $10 and 50% proceeds go directly back to Knightrokon (they set the terms for this, and if I had my way, I wouldn't be charging -- trying to work with them for pricing).
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