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Guest of honor: Emiliano Sciarra

Emiliano Sciarra was born in Civitavecchia (Italy) in 1971. He is a full-time board game designer thanks to his most successful best-selling game, Bang! (2002), after starting his career as videogame designer with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

He has a deep is interest in Game Studies and History of Games, as shown by his published books: L’Arte del Gioco (“The Art of Play”), Il simbolismo dei giochi (“The Symbolism of Games”) and L’Autore di Giochi (“The Game Designer”). Currently he is the Editorial Manager of InGioco books series by Unicopli and contributed to several game magazines with boardgame reviews and Game Studies articles

He was among the selected speakers in BGS Colloquia and conferences. He worked with U.N. IFAD on international projects for an educational boardgame aimed at rural people, with the game FarmEd. He was also the game designer and project manager of PlaySicurezza, a board game focused on Occupational Safety and Health.

He has been the lead instructor of Game Design in Junior Secondary School Game projects as well as the Master in Game Design and Management by the LUISS Business School. Recently he was appointed as the director of YouGameDesigner, a school of game design based in Rome.
He has been the lead instructor of Game Design in Junior Secondary School Game projects as well as the Master in Game Design and Management by the LUISS Business School. Recently he was appointed as the director of YouGameDesigner, a school of game design based in Rome.

Cosplay guest of honor: Ori Cosplay International from Serbia

Ori is a graphic designer from Serbia who bumped into cosplay viral fame by accident, playing with a spicy version of Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan). Through the years he placed himself among the world stars of cosplay, staying true to his tradition of subjecting every character he cosplayed to his vision – from Dante (DMC4) to Captain America (MARVEL), even at 40, every time he shows up and shows off in his theatrical manner, fun is intertwined with important social messages Ori Cosplay International Uses his platform for.

Ori Cosplay International will be a judge at Spring MondoCon 2022’s cosplay craftsmanship competition and at our Cosplay Central Crown Championships Regional Qualifier. 

Check out his social media profiles for reference:

Cosplay guest of honor: Nana Kuronoma from Austria

Hello everyone!

My Name is Nana Kuronoma and I´m a cosplayer since 200 who lives in Austria. At the beginning, my cosplays was terrible! I don´t know how to style wigs, what is a good quality of fabrics, where I can buy contect lenses, … But with the help of my friends, I grow up! I learned more and more about all the Cosplaystuff and now, I´m here and I have to say: My cosplays look much better 😀 I didn’t specialize in a Cosplaystyle, I like to do different types of Cosplay. I like the variety! Cosplay is a feeling for me, not only a Business. For me it´s important to have fun at the convention, spend time with my awesome followers and answear your questions about Cosplay. 

Some people say I´m a “famous/eliteCosplayer”, but the truth is, I´m just a normal Cosplayer like you, not more and not less. I don´t put myself on a pedestal, because I have some followers >.> My followers motivate me, supporting me and give me the power to work day by day for my new cosplays, so I have to put all of them on a pedestal! It´s also a very strange feeling when everyone is looking at you, your social medias and waiting for new photos. There are some days where I ask “Why they like my stuff so much? I´m just normal.” then my husband say “No, you don´t! And that’s the reason!”

After all this time, I want to give something back with Workshops, Tutorials, Prints, Merchandising, meet and greet, Motivation Posts on the internetand so much more! I try to show other cosplayers that we are like a little family and not like enemies. So, that´s what I am and what I do!

I really hope to see you at Spring MondoCon 2022 and take a photo with you in your wonderful cosplay!!

Cosplay guest of honor: Tsuya from Austria

Meet with Tsuya at Spring MondoCon 2022. She will judge our cosplay craftsmanship competition and the regional qualifier round of Cosplay Central Crown Championships. Here is a little intro she wrote to you on herself:

“Hello! I’m Tsuya, a cosplayer, commissioner and nerd from Austria. I love sewing, doing new costumes and drawing sewing patterns. Right now I am building a small business with tailor made sewing patterns for cosplayers. It will my first convention in Hungary and I am super excited to meet new faces and chat about our favorite hobbies <3  If you want to know more about me or wanna check out my sewing hacks, feel free to do so!”

Checkout out her works on the following channels:

Photo credits:

  • Aaravos – PH IG doms.photo_
  • Robin – PH IG doms.photo_
  • Cloud – PH IG fablefox.pictures 

Just Dance 2022 contest

High-steppers!

Do you feel like moving your body? Then you must come visit us at MondoCon! Feel free to dance around or enter the competition and win!

Rules of the contest:

  • Categories: Beginner, Advanced, Pro
  • Max Competitor for categories:
    • Beginner: 16
    • Advanced: 7
    • Pro: 5
  • All competitor need to play a qualification match to be categorized in the categories above.
  • After the qualification match the best 26 of the competitors will go to a single elimination tournament and will be separated to 8-15-3 (Beginner-Advanced-Pro) categories. Beginner and Advanced champion will move to the category above them. (Beginner->Advanced,Advanced->Pro).
  • The registration is local and you need to provide your full name , nickname and an email address.
  • If someone will not appear at the start of his/her match, after 2 minute he/she will be disqualified.
  • Every match 2 competitor will play.
  • The music selected by random.
  • The finals are Best of 5 : so you need to win 3 match.

Tekken 7 contest (PS4)

Another chapter in the blood-soaked history of the Mishima family has came to the consoles and PCs. The tournament will be held again,where life and death the stake and not just the fate of the championship title. You can also participate in this fight as one of the warriors and fight for the best of honor. Are you good enough ? Are you worthy to join the ranks of the Mishima family or you will end up in a bottom of a volcano? You can prove your suitability at the following Mondocon.

Tournament rule

  • On-the-spot registration 
  • The championship is limited to 32 players ( the number of maximum players can vary based ont he registrations)
  • Players must check-in 30 minutes before the championship at the point of registration
  • The Tournament will be in Double Elimination format.
  • Anyone who does not check in is disqualified
  • Before the matches, you are notified that you are the next. You have 3 minutes to get ready. If you do not appear on time, you are disqualified.
  • The matches will be in Bo3 format and the finals will be in Tournament mode.
  • Upon pressing the start button, you are notified about it. After 3 notifications, you are disqualified.
  • You can not configure rage arts on a single button. It is prohibited.
  • You can use your own PS4 controller, but its not mandatory. Please bring you own USB cable for you controller too.
  • For every player, Fair Play is mandatory. Please consider this before registering to the tournament.

Special guest of honour: Brian Muir sculptor

At Spring MondoCon 2022 meet with a living legend! Brian Muir is not an actor, but an amazing sculptor. He didn’t give his face for famous movie franchises – instead, he created amazing works for many iconic sci-fi, fantasy and horror movies. His most famous work is creating the helmet of Darth Vader for Star Wars, of course, besides this iconic evil force, he was responsible to bring to life the stormtroopers’ helmets, and several androids and aliens as well.

Besides Star Wars, he worked on the famous Alien (1979) movie. He built up in this ground-breaking sci-fi film the Space Jockey – with a giantic throne within the alien spaceship. His third most famous work includes creating the Lost Ark itself from Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark.

He is an active sculptor since the 1970s in the movie industry, and creating amazing artworks till today. His recent works were presented in Harry Potter films, James Bond movies and in Tomb Raider – in which Angelina Jolie acted as the heroine. Of course, the MCU universe couldn’t skip him, in the Thor movies he created the throne room in Asgard.

Would you like to meet in person with Brian Muir? Would you like to get his autogram or create a selfie with him? Then visit Spring MondoCon 2022! On top of it, he will have panels of both days in English. 

Special guest of honour: Kevin McNally

He couldn’t attend Summer MondoCon 2020, but the time has come now! Kevin McNally will be a special guest of honour at Spring MondoCon 2022! The actor, who is best known as Mr. Gibbs from the famous film franchise, the Pirates of the Caribbean. Meet him at March 19-20 (Budapest-HungExpo).

We will release soon the details on how you can get a joint picture of him and when he will held an autogramm session! Stay tuned for more details.

Read more about his film and TV-Show career here:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0573618/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Japanese guest: KOHEI

Who is KOHEI? The musician and songwriter was born in Mishima in Japan. After actively singing and performing in a band in Tokyo for 7 years, he started his solo career in 2018. Since then he has released several singles, a mini album and his first full album “No Regret”. The album features his popular songs like “No Regret”, “Summer Love”, or “To Face Myself”, which all originate from personal experiences. He plays on an acoustic guitar, and creates touching romantic melodies, accompanied by his beautiful voice.

If you would like to listen to his own music and read his lyrics, go to this link: 

https://www.kohei1212.com/music or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3-x_pKJf-pqa9TBdO2kCAg/videos

In 2019 he moved to Switzerland and is now touring Europe with his memorable performances. He has successfully performed at festivals like Aki no Matsuri in Switzerland, or Anime Festival Freiburg in Germany.

If you would like to greet him in person and listen to his wonderful songs, visit MondoCon on 19th March 2022. He will have a 1 hour long live performance from and be available for signatures at his merchandise stand before and after.

Covid Protection Guidelines

Based on our government May 23th decision, there is no issue with having our convention at 17th and 18th July. However, guests can only participate on our convention if they follow the latest regulations regarding to events – defined by the Hungarian government. 

There regulations are the following:

  1. Guests who are over 18 years old, can only attend to the event if they have a Covid Protection Certificate, accepted by the Hungarian government
  2. Guests between 16-18 years old, can only attend to the event if they have a Covid Protection Certificate, accepted by the Hungarian government OR if they don’t have a Covid Protection Certificate they should be accompanied by an 18 or older guest who has a Covid Protection Certificate, accepted by the Hungarian government
  3. Guests who are 0-16 years old, can only enter if they are accompanied by an 18 older guest who has a Covid Protection Certificate, accepted by the Hungarian government

Please visit our government website to learn which country’s Covid Protection Certificate is accepted by our government on the following link: https://hu.usembassy.gov/covid-19/ 

Those Covid Protection Certificates which allows you to enter to Hungary, will be allowed to be used for entering to our event.

Regarding to the regulations on mask wearing, we will announce the rules on the week of our event as these regulations are currently changing in really short time frame. Please, make sure you check our website before you are coming to the event for the latest information.