Welcome to the METROCON community, the LiveJournal community dedicated to the first Tampa-based anime convention.
First of all, what isMETROCON?
METROCON is a three day convention held each year in Tampa, Florida that is dedicated to anime, Japanese music, cosplay, and more! What began as a means for the members of GundamWing.com and AnimeMetro.com's forums to meet in person has grown into Florida's largest anime convention!
METROCON is held at the Tampa Convention Center:
333 S Franklin St Tampa, Florida 33602
METROCON 2010 will be held July 23-25!
The cost of METROCON varies on when you want to attend and how long. Please see the Registration page of the website for the most current and up-to-date information.
The official hotel for the convention is The Embassy Suites. Please see the Hotel Information page on the website for all further information concerning rates, location, parking, and contact info.
2009's theme was Fantasy vs Sci-Fi with Steampunk as a sub-theme (and major theme of The Fantasy Masquerade). 2010's theme is going to be Ninja vs Samurai!
(To see photos from the Cosplay Carnivale 2009, click here.)
Hall Costume Contest Anime Music Video Contest Anime Idol Picture This! Photography Contest Solid Snake's Build-a-Mech Competition
METROCON's Main Events includes: The Original Anime Human Chess Match The Fantasy Masquerade METRO Star Party Club METRO Dance BLACKOUT Rave
Other 2009 events included: METRO Star Hunt Calcifer's Fire Tournament Abney Park in concert Mark Hildreth in concert Arc Attack in concert AnimeBelle Presents: Japanese Fairytale Theater Last Chance Myu's Miyuki Kanbe Tribute Show Whose Line is it Anime? Bay Area Robot Fights
To see the events schedule in full, check out the main website page!
2010 Guests We're currently working on signing up more guests for this year! Scott McNeil, Spike Spencer, Richard Ian Cox, Kirby Morrow, Robert Axelrod, Doug Smith, David Stanworth, DJ Shadowfax, DJ Hellroy, KellyJane, TealPirate, Outland Armour, Ashley Clarke, Ana's Ikimaru, PikaBelleChu, Random Encounter
2009 Guests Mark Hildreth, Scott McNeil, Kirby Morrow, Brad Swaile, Brian Drummond, David Williams, Doug Smith, David Stanworth, Yaya Han, Abney Park, ArcAttack, Outland Armour, Random Encounter, Shadowfax, DJ Hellroy, Ashley Clark, PikaBelleChu, Tony Finklestein, Glenda C. Finklestein
2008 Guests Scott McNeil, Johnny Yong Bosch, Greg Ayres, Greg Cipes, David Williams, Lauren Goodnight, Doug Smith, Steve Bennett, Yaya Han, Ashley Clark, Eyeshine, Cipes and the People, Select Start, Heroes Alliance, DJ Heavygrinder, David Stanworth
2007 Guests Greg Ayres, Laura Bailey, Steve Bennett, Johnny Yong Bosch, Luci Christian, Ashley Clark, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Eyeshine, Lauren Goodnight, Ya Ya Han, Kyle Jones, Cynthia Martinez, Scott McNeil, Vic Mignogna, Doug Smith, John Swasey, David Williams
2006 Guests Monkey Punch, Johnny Yong Bosch, Luci Christian, Christopher Patton, Greg Ayres, Cynthia Martinez, John Swasey, Lauren Goodnight, Doug Smith, Steve Bennett, Chris Sabat, PLID, seek, YURAsama
2005 Guests Johnny Yong Bosch, Luci Christian, David William, Greg Ayres, Vic Mignogna, Christopher Patton, Cynthia Martinez, Monica Rial, John Swasey, Doug Smith, Lauren Goodnight, Eyeshine, Steve Bennett
2004 Guests Greg Ayres, Luci Christian, Katie Bair, Robert and Emily DeJesus, Vic Mignogna, Monica Rial, Don Rush, Doug Smith, David Williams
2003 Guests Christopher Patton, Monica Rial, Greg Ayres, Luci Christian, Don Rush
Samurai Mascots - Mary Dutcher and Tyler Walker Ninja Mascots - Madison Bickel and Deandra Robinson
Past Mascots 2009 - Fantasy vs Sci-Fi: Cris Colina, Flor Roche, Stephen Daniel, Megan MacNeel 2008 - Light vs Dark: Dani'elle "Dee" Umstead, Indra Rojas, Britani Farley, Jamie Rich 2007 - Anime vs Video Games: Katie Rempe, Suzy Burhow 2006 - Kawaii vs Kowai: Nikki Palmer, Janet Chiarolanza 2005 - Pirates vs Ninjas: Lyn Cherowbrier, Dani Mazo 2004 - Schoolgirls vs Catgirls: Hannah Lees 2003: Andrea Zampella
Please check out http://www.metroconventions.com! Also, keep an eye on this community as we update news announcements as soon as they are available! You can also make an account on the AnimeMetro Forums! We're ALWAYS talking about METROCON there, 362 days a year (the other three are for METROCON, of course)!
Okay, what are the rules of this community? [x] Please do not join to spam [x] NO PROMOTING unless it is related to METROCON [x] Respect the other users [x] Posts need to be METROCON-related, and ONLY METROCON-related. Personal lives of the staff are not up for debate here.
Profile updated 1-19-10. Graphics by neko_kaolla. This community is moderated by:jdisaiyajinmars (METROCON site admin), longsword13 (METROCON Co-Owner, Chess Director, Head of Security), 555reno (METROCON Panel Coordinator)