The Escapist's Josh Engen, Josh Vanderwall, and Janelle Bonanno will be sitting on some of MomoCon's panels.
MomoCon has quickly grown to become the largest gaming expo in the Southeast U.S, and its 2015 show is set to be no exception. Some big-name developers, like Gearbox Software and Sega, will be hosting panels, and The Escapist's own "J-team" (Josh Engen, Josh Vanderwall, and Janelle Bonanno) will be in attendance, and sitting on some of them.
Planned panels include:
- Gearbox Software - Borderlands Behind the Characters
- Sega - Sega 3D Classics - a discussion regarding remastering masterpieces
- Ke "Jacky" Jiang, art director, thatgamecompany - Journey of Art through Disney - will discuss his work at Disney and on the hit title Journey
The show will also feature a collection of celebrities from the gaming world, including Hey Ash Whatcha Playing?'s Ashly Burch, and the voice of Master Chief himself: Steve Downes.
MomoCon 2015 will take place Thursday - Sunday, May 28 - 31 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. This year's event will also feature the first annual MomoCon Indie Game Awards. Twenty finalists will be selected from the pool of submissions prior to the conference and will be playable on the expo floor. Winning entries chosen from the 20 finalists will be announced in an awards ceremony on Saturday.
The turnout for the show is expected to top 20,000 this year, and while there is a focus is on gaming, it features a bunch of anime, comics, and other pop culture attractions.