MomoCon2019 was expected to draw an estimated 38,000 fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, comics and gaming. Contributed by Paul Abell
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MomoCon ‘exploring new dates’ amid coronavirus pandemic

MomoCon typically brings thousands upon thousands of people to downtown Atlanta each year, but the large anime, cosplay and gaming convention is rethinking its scheduling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a Facebook post Wednesday evening, the convention announced that it is “exploring new dates.” MomoCon is currently set to take place May 21 through 24 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

“As soon as we have our new plans for 2020 in place, you—the valued members of our community—will be among the first to know,” the post said.


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This year will be the conference’s 16th anniversary in Atlanta, which featured about 38,000 fans of Japanese anime, American animation, comics and gaming last year.

MORE: Atlanta anime, gaming and cosplay con marks 15 years

If MomoCon were to cancel or push back its conference, it would become the latest in a long list of sporting events, concerts, attractions and other gatherings to do so.

For a full list of large events that have been canceled, click here.

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