10am to 7pm at the Harry M. Cornell Arts and Enterntainment Complex
212 W 7th Street, Joplin MO 64801
Join us for:
ANIME • TABLETOP & VIDEO GAMING • COSPLAY CONTEST
ARTISTS & VENDORS • PANELS • SPECIAL GUESTS
Proceeds from this year’s convention will be donated to the Children’s Center of Joplin; an advocacy group for at risk children.
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.
New to Joplin, Abigail has spent half of her life embracing all things nerdy, attending conventions, sewing her own cosplay, and working in various entertainment and education industries throughout the country, including temporarily working at BangZoom Entertainment and being a part of Star Trek Continues. Currently, she and her husband manage a media department in Neosho, and she is excited to help bring a strong local community together through JoMoCon! -Oh, and she is a national awarding winning Etch-a-Sketch artist!
After successfully becoming the King of Pirates, Gregg gave up the life at sea to settle in the Midwest where he pursues his passions for all things nerdy and enjoys creating content for all to enjoy. TTRPGs and finding like minded souls makes him happiest. During the day he helps in customer relations at a local car dealership.
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.
For anyone who enjoys reading legalese, feel free to view some documentation of our group’s charity group status.