Atlanta, GA — Atlanta’s Gaming, Animation, and Comic Convention MomoCon will be hosting the annual Cosplayers on Ice this Sunday, December 4th, at Centennial Olympic Park’s seasonal ice-skating rink.
Cosplayers on Ice brings pop culture fans as well as anime, cartoons, comic books, and gaming cosplayer to downtown Atlanta where participants will have the chance to show off their skills on the ice and mingle with other costumers. Cosplayers and photographers will coordinate photo shoots amid the fountains, statues, giant Christmas trees, holiday lights, and the Atlanta skyline from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“Our Cosplayers on Ice event goes beyond cosplay,” says Jess Merriman, co-founder of MomoCon. “It brings together those who are new to costuming along with those who are experienced with costuming. We all get to celebrate the holidays and welcome anyone interested in joining us. “
MomoCon is hosting the photoshoot at 265 Park Avenue West, but the rink itself is available to any attendee wishing to pay the fee. Concessions and skate rentals are available at the park.
Organizers are partnering with the 501st Georgia Garrison for photographs with Star Wars Storm Troopers and an authentic Darth Vader. The 501st is an all-volunteer organization that uses interest in Star Wars and costuming to promote charity events and will be working to raise donations for the Make-A-Wish Endowment Fund.
MomoCon LLC began as a small college-based anime club in 2004 and has grown exponentially to a paid convention, entertaining over 28,000 attendees by bringing anime/manga, gaming, comics, costuming, celebrities, and all-age fandom programming to Atlanta during Memorial Day Weekend.
The next MomoCon will be held May 25-27, 2017