This was my first time tabling at Momocon. I was warned by a few artist that Momocon wasn't so great in sales and that other cons would be better. Needless to say, I went into the con with low expectations, but I still applied since the location wasn't too far from me and I wanted to experience it at least once. Despite what I was warned about, I actually had a lot of fun and made many sales. I felt constantly busy, tho there were some quiet periods. Customer engagement was so much better for me here than at AWA last year. I would definitely table again in the future.
The venue is so big and spacious. I was extremely happy to have a lot of space between tables and behind me as well. I ended up bringing my pvc pipe display, but if you have a photo back drop display, there is definitely room for it.
Also wanted to mention that the staff there was so so nice!! It was my first time setting up alone, so I had difficulty setting up my display. One staff member ended up helping me set up my display and checked me in/brought me my badges. She was so sweet, I could not thank her enough!
The only problem I had was waiting for load in for exhibitors on Wednesday night. If you were there near 8pm, you guys know about the long-ass train blocking the loading dock. I think we were waiting for 30+ mins, until the train started moving and leaving the area. I also got lost because I ended up just following the cars in front of me because none of us realized the Momocon load-in dock was a sharp right turn after the Momocon sign. This was the only problem I really dealt with at the convention, but I know that it wasn't any fault to Momocon staff, just little venue problems.
May 30, 2017, 10:59 am
This is the best con I've been to up until this point. I loved MomoCon, and I can't wait to go back.
This is also the furthest I've traveled for a con. It was about a 10 hour drive, and expenses were high because of that combined with being in Atlanta. I was very nervous because of this, but it was worth it times a million.
This con felt a bit different from most anime cons I've been to. The alley and dealer's room had a much wider variety of wares and artists, and it was very fun to get to talk to all these different people -- they even had a specific comic artists alley, which was really cool! It felt like 75% anime con, 25% comic con.
Venue was giant, attendance numbers seemed pretty dang big. Atlanta is a great city. I didn't really have any communication with staff over the entire weekend, so I can't really say if they were alright or not. Everything seemed fine, though.
I had a blast at this convention, I can't express it enough. I can't wait to go back.