SUDA51, Nioh 2’s Fumihiko Yasuda Among Gaming Guests Highlighting MomoCon’s First Digital Event May 21 – 24
By Staff Reports
MomoConline, a virtual event celebrating gaming, pop culture, and animation, will delight fans from May 21 – 24 in place of the previously planned MomoCon 2020. The digital party kicks off on the official MomoCon Twitch network with a bevy of panels and special guest appearances across all four days.
Acclaimed game director SUDA51 (No More Heroes, Let It Die) will reveal his favorite games of 2019 and reflect on the anniversaries of his fan-favorite creations on Saturday May 23 at 9 PM EST. Fumihiko Yasuda (Nioh, Ninja Gaiden II) will take the digital stage to share his journey as director through Nioh and Nioh 2 during a broadcast on Friday May 22 at 9 PM EST.
The jam-packed weekend continues with a dive into hits from CyberConnect2 as CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama joins MomoCon’s star-studded panel lineup. Channel Frederator presents a live recording of the Pizza Party Podcast starring RebelTaxi, a keynote address by CEO Fred Seibert, and panels on the future of YouTube, what it’s like being an animator online, and how to make a career on the internet.
Dan Salvato, the mind behind the deceptively haunting Doki Doki Literature Club, will share what inspires him as a game developer on Friday May 22 at 10 PM EST. Hear about the subtle elements in his favorite games flying under the radar for many players.
Throughout the show, fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons can visit both MomoCon Islands to trade items, participate in fan events, and acquire official MomoCon apparel in-game.
MomoCon’s rich tradition of tabletop gaming lives on through Board Game Arena, where players can schedule sessions with dedicated tabletop gaming teachers all weekend. MomoConline also invites attendees to join the official Discord, featuring exclusive giveaways throughout the weekend while serving as a social space for fans during MomoConline’s panels, events, and livestreams.
In solidarity with the artists and small businesses making fan culture so vibrant, MomoConline will promote displaced vendors on Twitter and Facebook throughout the event and beyond. By sharing the full list of vendors and artists who had planned to exhibit at MomoCon 2020, organizers encourage fans to support and patronize these businesses in these difficult times. There will even be a virtual exhibit hall available with vendors starting May 21.
“Entertainment fans and artists the world over face unprecedented challenges in 2020,” said Chris Stuckey, co-founder, MomoCon. “While MomoCon will return to the Georgia World Congress Center for Memorial Day weekend in 2021, we have a duty to bring people together in these times of isolation. Please look forward to guest appearances, fan events, panels, and cosplay at MomoConline all weekend long!”
MomoConline welcomes fans of pop culture, gaming, and animation Thursday, May 21 – Sunday, May 24. For event information, check out the official MomoConline site and stay tuned to MomoCon’s Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, and Instagram for event updates. Check out MomoCon on Twitch all summer long for special appearances, re-airings, and more.