Florida’s Largest Anime Convention!
Check out the METROCON community page for in depth up-dates from METROcon-goers, artists, and vendors! What Is METROCON? METROCON is Florida’s largest anime convention! METROCON started as a idea by the founders of AnimeMetro.com. AnimeMetro.com is an online anime community with over 5000 members. Over time, it seemed only natural for the members to want to meet each other in real life. People meet, form attachments and naturally want to meet each other. And what better place than at an anime convention? Starting off at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tampa, FL in 2003, METROCON quickly outgrew it's first venue. In 2005 METROCON was held for the first time at Tampa Convention Center in the heart of Downtown Tampa, where it is still currently held. The first year at the Tampa Convention Center also marked the convention's first year as Florida's Largest Anime Convention, and has since held that title thanks to its loyal fans. Since its inception, METROCON has continuously evolved, blazing the path for events like the Anime Human Chess Match, the Fantasy Masquerade, and more recently live fire shows and the METRO Star Party. METROCON has continued to grow not only in popularity, but also in space, with the Main Events Room moving upstairs to the Tampa Convention Center's West Hall (a whopping 75,000 square feet!) in 2007. By utilizing innovative new ideas and acquiring some of the best staff in the industry, METROCON has set the bar for anime convention entertainment around the country. In 2010, METROCON, LLC (the company that brought forth the event) merged into the company Team Dynamite Productions, LLC, an entertainment and event production company founded by Nicholas Fazio and Alex Craddock, two of the three core staff members who have helped bring METROCON to the community since 2007. Looking towards the future, METROCON has announced that if attendance reaches 10,000 fans, they will expand to a four-day-long event! Check out the METROCON community page for in depth up-dates from METROcon-goers, artists, and vendors!
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"So did you hear? Metrocon is going to be four days next year...OMG I am so excited!" - Random Girl on opposite escalator at Dragon*Con. I hear the best Metrocon compliments in the strangest places. I'll be showing some Metrocon pride tomorrow with my 2014 tshirt. So if you're also at Dragon, be sure to give us a shout out! -Your Social Media Liaison
It's Metro Monday everyone!!! Be sure to check out our photo albums for a bunch of new uploads!!! (Including Dr. Horrible, Star Party, and more!)
All booked & ready to go... here we come!
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Do you have a love for cosplay? A passion for photography? If the answer is yes then the Picture This! contest is just for you! Submit your best photos for a chance to win amazing prizes and be featured at METROCON! You can check out all the rules for the contest on our website. We can't wait to see your entries!!! http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4195&cid=6704360E-0050-0A55-CC9CA13D8E4B63AC
Amazing news METROCON fans! We have a two for one voice actor special! We are ecstatic to announce that Richard Ian Cox and Kirby Morrow will be joining us for METRO 2016! Richard and Kirby have worked together on many different series over the years, but are best known together for their roles as Inuyasha and Miroku from the hit anime series “Inuyasha.” Or you might recognize them as Quicksilver and Cyclops in “X-Men Evolution.” You can expect tons of shenanigans when these two reunite at METROCON! You can check out their complete bios on our Guests page at www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=1378.
Hey guys, I have a question! I was thinking of making little plush people (in ragdoll fashion with buttons for eyes) and I was wondering... If I decided to sell some do you think it would be better to make them of anime characters, or kpop group members?
Hey, if you are wanting to set up a meet for a photoshoot/filming at the convention, do you need to be approved first? And if so, would I go about it the same way as a panel? I'm very confused, haha.
Check out this preview from the METROMascot Photo shoot! Life imitating art! https://www.facebook.com/METROCONMascotsOfficial/photos/a.352464418228002.1073741835.247011868773258/637838063023968/?type=3&theater
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IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN METROCON FANS!!! Our Tier 3 prices will end on May 15 at the stroke of midnight. So get your four day pass while the getting is good! Prices will only go up from this point on! Ticket Page: http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3159
If I were to do a panel on making your own eeveelution/pokemon scarf, who would be interested? It would be wetfelting and/or needlefelting. I wont be able this year, but for next year... just asking to see if anyone would be interested... ♡♡
How much does parking at the convention center typically cost? We got a hotel a little farther away this year so we'd have to drive every day. I was wondering if finding parking at the actual con center or at another close lot would be better?
Have the Pokemon "Sun" and "Moon" starters been released? http://kotaku.com/these-are-your-pokemon-sun-and-moon-starters-1775713166?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow
Hi, i been trying to email the person in charge of panels but every time, and i do mean every time i try, it won't allow me. All I want to know are panels still being looked at still being approved or not. Does anyone honestly know because I saw so many open spots that I figured we still have a bit more room for panels. thank you and have a good day
We hope your week is starting out great METRO fans! This week is also the last week of Tier 3 pricing for METROCON 2016! Our four day passes will go up in price on May 16. So snag your ticket today and save a few bucks for the dealer room! There also VIP tickets left as well! You can't buy these at the door! http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3159
Happy Mothers' Day from everyone at METROCON!
Working on an amazing costume for METROCON? Then consider entering the 2016 costume contest! We have a limit of 75 contestants so enter today! It's all friendly competition and lots of fun! http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4195&cid=1CC3DB4A-F648-9EC3-DF8FBDFC8D1CB37C
Officially entered the costume contest. Get ready Metrocon to see a fully made MS-07 Gouf from mobile suit gundum walking down the runway. Sieg Zeon!!!
Does anyone know if/when there's a League of Legends shoot?
Tried to sign up online for the costume contest. There was no form to "fill out" and it wouldn't accept any pictures I tried to upload. I sent an email to ladysuzuki but have not received a response yet. Could somone look into this for me please?
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What is going on in Orlando?