JoMoCon will be live and in person from 10am to 7pm on July 30th, 2022! We will be hosting panels, gaming, cosplay, and a special guest! This convention is being held to celebrate the culture we love and to raise money to benefit the kids at the Ozark Center’s Turnaround Ranch. Admission to the Con is only $10 for all attendees over the age of 5. Click the button below and register to attend Joplin’s newest fandom convention!
The JoMoCon committee is a small group of friends and like-minded indivduals with a passion for culture, pop and otherwise. That's the fancy way to say we're geeks brought together by interests. Literature, movies, anime, manga, comics, gaming, martial and culinary arts all influence how we define ourselves and our shared experiences. In January of 2020, we started taking the steps to bring a convention that would expand these experiences to everyone else. There were ... a lot. But now that we've got all the legal bits squared away, we're ready to bring things to life.
Jason Bright is a public school teacher by day and a convention organizer by moonlight. Ever since attending his first anime convention, he has been hopelessly hooked on the experiences that come from such an event. Jason lives for cult classic cinema, FPS and RTS gaming, and all things cyberpunk; not to mention a recent obsession with vapowave music and pixel gif art.
Matt is the guy who hammers on the technical things behind the scenes. He plays a technical support specialist and programming instructor by day and moonlights in various forms development, graphic arts, and video editing. On the rare occasion that he's not neck-deep in a project, he's probably doing something with his family.
Dawn Bright is an employment specialist, when she isn't archiving the activities of the Committee,creating our connections with guest speakers, or keeping Jason on track. Ever the eclectic, she boasts a broad range of fandom love from the sagas of Jim Butcher and sherrilyn McQueen to series like Yu Yu Hakusho and and so much more.To top it all off, she is a jack of all trades in the world of card games.
Seeker of Truth and Watcher of the high ground.
Amanda is just your average elementary school art teacher with a passion for Japanese culture and language!
Furniture Delivery by day, nerd by night and also the rest of the time.
The horror movie aficionado/ niche nerd. Can always be found watching films or reading trivia.
JoMoCon Committee is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit, and we have two goals: We seek to host an annual convention in Joplin, Missouri that celebrates the many forms of fine art and fandom. We seek to use this convention to support and raise funds for other local charities that positively impact the Joplin community.