Suda51, Blizzard, Warren Spector and voice actors from some gaming’s most popular franchises are among the guests lined up for MomoCon 2018, the convention with the largest gaming floor in the Southeastern United States. Taking place Thursday, May 24 – Sunday, May 27 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, the fourteenth annual MomoCon expects more than 35,000 unique attendees.
Suda51, founder of Grasshopper Manufacture and creative mind behind The Silver Case, Killer7 and No More Heroes will be joined by guests from Nippon Ichi Software America at his panel on Saturday, May 26, where he will make a special announcement.
Blizzard will host a panel on Heroes of the Storm. Overwatch voice actors Jen Cohn (Pharah), Lucie Pohl (Mercy), Christopher Parson (Junkrat), Crispin Freeman (Winston), Elise Zhang (Mei) and Fred Tatasciore (Soldier 76) will unite for a panel.
Warren Spector, producer of Deus Ex, System Shock, and Ultima will speak, as will notable voice actors such as Troy Baker (Joel, The Last of Us), Nolan North (Nathan Drake, Uncharted) and Doug Cockle (Geralt, The Witcher).
Voice actors from the hit game Dragon Ball FighterZ and the classic anime on which it’s based including Christopher Sabat (Piccolo, Vegeta), Josh Martin (Majin Buu), Sean Schemmel (Goku), Kyle Hebert (Gohan, Narrator) and Chris Rager (Hercule/Mr. Satan; also known for his work as Mister Torgue, Borderlands 2) will speak on their work with Dragon Ball Z and FighterZ, among other appearances.
Representatives from Twitch and ID@Xbox will also take the stage. Other special guests include developers from popular games such as Cuphead, Shovel Knight and Dream Daddy, as well as Maki Terashima-Furuta, president of Production I.G.
“This year, we at Grasshopper Manufacture are celebrating our 20th year in the business. We are honored to have been invited here to Momocon for such an auspicious year,” said Suda51. “On May 26th, from 7:00pm, I will be holding a panel on the theme of “20 years of game development.” I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta at the event, as well as to my first time in Atlanta.”
Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the largest event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.