Saturday, July 20th
Joplin High School
2401 South Indiana Ave, Joplin, MO 64804
Proceeds from this year’s convention will be donated to the Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri; a charity providing shelter and daily support services for children living through family crises.
To purchase admission to JoMoCon, just click the button below! You’ll be required to make an account to complete the purchase. It’s fast, free, and helps us track your admission registration. By purchasing admission to JoMoCon, you are agreeing to the Attendee Policy and Waiver.
JoMoCon Admission Prices:
5yrs and under = FREE
6-12yrs = $10
13+ = $15
That's right - Registration is LIVE! Not only that, but we're now taking Vendor AND Cosplay applications, too! Spread the word - we can't wait to see everyone at the Con! This year, we're stepping the size up again, moving from the Cornell Complex to Joplin High School! As always, we're on the hunt for big name and local interest panels, gaming action, hosted events, and ... well, we can't tell you everything right now, can we? What would you have to look forward to between now and July 20th? Oh, and how could we forget? We now have THIS VERY NEWS SECTION live on our website! New features are coming along, and we'll share them as they drop!
JoMoCon is a Joplin, MO based convention for any and all who enjoy anime, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, and other such passions found in the “nerdverse”. This once-a-year event features everything from games and cosplay, to local artists and special guests. The JoMoCon Committee, created this convention to promote local culture and the arts in Joplin, and to use the event proceeds in support of a local charity that positively impacts our community.
The JoMoCon Committee is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in January of 2020. We’re a small group of individuals that have been brought together by a shared passion for nerdy things and a desire to contribute to the local culture of Joplin. We decided to do this by organizing a convention. It has been quite the journey. But we finally brought JoMoCon to life in 2022 as an in-person convention. Now we aim to start leveling it up each year!
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.
Molded by silver age comic books he read out of his grandma's closet, local basement goblin Jack Girard spends his days editing videos for Youtubers and his nights raging at games with his brother. At 16, he made a pilgrimage to a big city Comic Con and wants Joplin to have an even better one.
Abigail loves all things nerdy, attending conventions, sewing her own cosplay, and has worked in various entertainment and education industries throughout the country, including temporarily working at BangZoom Entertainment in LA and being a part of Star Trek Continues. Currently, she works at a fine art portrait studio in Florida, and enjoys building the Joplin area community through JoMoCon! -Oh, and she is a national awarding winning Etch-a-Sketch artist!
Keeli is not local to Missouri, instead, she's a convention wanderer, cosplaying and participating in them for over 10 years. She has cultivated a passion for these adventures, so much as to achieve a master's degree in themed experiences. She has gained substantial XP in the knowledge of theatre design and themed entertainment, working between Walt Disney World and Universal Creative. Her personal quest is to make conventions a respite for all peoples.
The community that surrounds anime and conventions is the most accepting environment I have ever been a part of. After 16 years of retail/customer service,12 years in management by day it is amazing to be a part of something more. I started watching Pokemon and Dragon Ball then didn't watch anything else till 2019. I was astounded at how diverse the world of anime has become, and can't wait to see what is to come.
Spencer was introduced to TTRPG early in life, and has never since looked back. Currently, his days are spent working and attending college full time. In his free time he enjoys a good sword and sorcery novel, managing some of the many communities he's a part of, delving into all things nerd, and attending metal concerts with anybody he can get to go with him.
For anyone who enjoys reading legalese, feel free to view some documentation of our group’s charity group status.