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Fantasy Masquerade 2016 Ticket:



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METROCON 2016 Artist Alley



METROCON 2016 Vendors Area




Cristina Vee

(Sailor Mars)

Kirby Morrow

(Miroku - Inuyasha)

Richard Ian Cox

(Voice of Inuyasha)

Eric Stuart

(Pokemon - Brock)

Robbie Daymond

(Tuxedo Mask - Sailor Moon)

Scott McNeil

(Piccolo - Dragonball Z; Koga - Inuyasha)

Amelie Belcher

(aka Ami-Chan)



Ogawa Burukku

(Manga Artist)

Parle Productions

(Performer - Parle Productions)

Parle Productions

(Performer - Parle Productions)


(Cosplay Guest)

Haiden Hazard

(Cosplay Guest)


(Cosplay Guest)

"OliRoux Cosplay"

(Cosplay Guest)

Robert Van West

(Guest DJ)

Zoe Van West

(UK Hardcore Vocalist)


AMV Contest Contest

AMV Contest

Deadline: 06/26/2016

Days Left: 57

Anime Idol Contest

Anime Idol

Deadline: 07/01/2016

Days Left: 62

Cosplay Contest Contest

Cosplay Contest

Deadline: 06/01/2016

Days Left: 32

Costume Contest Contest

Costume Contest

Deadline: 06/01/2016

Days Left: 32

METROMascot Illustrations Contest

METROMascot Illustrations


Days Left: 0

Picture This! Contest

Picture This!

Deadline: 07/01/2016

Days Left: 62




Good news, everyone!

Our site crashed tonight, in a blazing inferno of ones and zeros.

Wait. THAT isn't the good news.
We're still mopping up some of the digital mess, but Artist Alley submissions are now up and running! We had hoped our new submission/approval system would compensate for the EXTREME site traffic from our artists…but nope. You guys managed to blue screen us once again.

Please remember, chronological order of submissions received is only ONE criteria!
Artists are being gauged for approval based on this, as well as prior experience at METROCON, published works, art genre/quality, uniqueness of product or style, and a host of other criteria as well, so if you're running a little behind (which, likely, is the site's fault and not yours), don't sweat it! Approvals will begin in the next 48 hours.

We realize the outage also coincided with the end of our Tier 1 ticket sales.
To make up for the outage, we have extended our Tier 1 sales for an extra day through tomorrow! That means you can still get our Weekend Pass at the cheapest price of the season for just $70 - again, sorry about our technical difficulties!

If you have any questions on your artist alley submission, be sure to email Alex Craddock at

[Click Here to Buy Tickets]

[Click Here for Artist Alley Information]

01/08/16 - Vendor Registration Now Online

Hello METROCON Vendors!

Our online registration system for VENDORS opens in just a few hours, on 1/15/16. You can visit our Vendor Page by clicking here METROCON attracts more than 10,000 attendees. In 2015 our unique attendance was 10,876! Our available Vendor space books fast, so reserve your space today!

Artists - we've got some big changes for you this year - we've added an ADDITIONAL 75 Artist Alley tables, and we're bringing the AA inside of the Central hall, to combine with West Hall and create an enormous Merchant Area! One badge will be included with AA table price this year, as badges will be required to be at your table. In addition, we've expanded the back space of the tables so you aren't all so cramped together, and you have room for merchandise racks at your table without crowding anybody else out! We're still making some final negotiations regarding costs, but we hope to keep the cost of AA tables comparable to previous years - expect that information to hit the Vendor and Artist page on our website in the next few days, as we continue to make updates looking towards our February 1st opening FOR SUBMISSIONS - no tables will be reserved on February 1st! We'll be taking submissions (via MyConsOnline) and the review process will begin - we will then unlock your account to access the AA to reserve your own tables sequentially - hopefully this totally avoids double bookings and crazy website crashing at midnight the night of launch - order of submissions received is only ONE criteria we will take into consideration - be sure to keep that in mind - submitting first doesn't guarantee a spot, and submitting last doesn't mean the worst! The list of unapproved artists will also function as a waiting list, so be sure to submit!

Looking forward to working with new and returning Vendors and Artists to make this the GREATEST METROCON YET!


July 21-24, 2016
Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
Theme: Order vs Chaos

Thanks  to all the repeat Vendors that helped make METROCON 2015 the best anime convention around! We look forward to working with you and all of our new Vendors in 2016!

12/08/15 - Hotel Reservations Online

We have great news METROCON fans! Reservations for the Embassy Suites, the official METROCON hotel, are now available! Plus all of our overflow hotels! For those new to METRO, the Embassy is connected to the Tampa Convention Center via skybridge. It is the most convenient of all of the available hotels for the convention.

Click here to visit our hotel page for all of the information to book your room today. Be sure to follow all of the links provided or promotional codes listed when making your reservations. It is the only way to get the reduced METRO rate at all of our hotels. Embassy rooms book fast, so get them while they are hot! We have secured a special rate of $164 for double occupancy at the Embassy, $179 triple, and $194 quad. That's more than a 50% savings by booking through METROCON!

When the hotels start to sell out, PLEASE LET US KNOW! We might be able to negotiate more rooms at the special reduced METROCON rates. The more rooms in our blocks, the more the city lets us do for you! Also try adjusting your date ranges if the online system says our rates are not available. Sometimes only a certain day is sold out. 

After you book your room, don't forget to click here to visit our ticket information page for instructions on how to purchase your tickets for the convention as well! Sales start at midnight on January 1, 2016 at MyConsOnline.

12/04/15 - Returning Guests and Ticket Sales!

It's time to put some pennies away, 7,000 to be exact, so you can treat yourself or someone you like to a FOUR DAY PASS to METROCON 2016! That's right METRO fans; our four day passes will once again be just $70. Tickets will never be as cheap as this! (If you REALLY want the METROCON experience, VIP passes will also be available for just 15,000 pennies or $150!)

Click here to visit our ticket information page for instructions on how to purchase your tickets. All sales will begin at midnight on January 1, 2016 at MyConsOnline. The VIP passes tend to sell quickly and we only have 300 of them! As a peak of what's in store for METRO 2016, we are also happy to announce the following return guests! Robbie Daymond, Scott McNeil, PikaBelleChu, Ami-Chan, Robert Van West, and Zoe Van West!

These talented individuals loved METROCON so much that they just had to return for another year! But they are just the tip of the iceberg! We have a lot more special guests to announce in the coming months. So stay tuned to the site and our Official Facebook Page for all of the latest METROCON updates! And don't forget about our METROMascot Art Contest and Show Auditions!

The winner of the art contest will receive a free table in Artist Alley and anyone can audition for a role in one of our MANY shows that include: The Anime Human Combat Chess Match, Fire Show, Star Party, Fantasy Masquerade, and Rhythm City Chronicles!


12/01/15 - WE WANT YOU!!!


METROCON, Florida's Best Anime Convention, will be hosting open auditions for all of the stage shows that make METRO the best! That includes The Anime Human Combat Chess Match, Star Party, Fantasy Masquerade, Rhythm City Chronicles, and Fire Show! For a complete list of all the available roles, visit our Event Auditions page.

Tryouts will be held on January 24 and January 30 and begin at 10am and 2pm on both days. You must attend at least one of these four tryout times. No experience is needed to audition! (But if you do have relevant experience, be sure to tell us!)

All applicants are required to fll out our audition form and bring it with them to the auditions. You MUST have a completed form before you can try out. You can download the tryout form by clicking here. All auditions will be held at: 

4801 E. Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33617

We can't wait to see what you have at the auditions! You are the ones who make METROCON the best! Also be sure to check out our FB Event Page which will have additional information from us and other fans who plan to attend.

Now go fight some invisible ninjas (no really, it's great practice) and good luck this January!

11/04/15 - METROCON 2016!


 Thank you all so much for another amazing year this past year, METROCON 2015! Our attendance once again topped our personal record - UNIQUE attendnace was 10,876! The other total attendance numbers will be available on the About Us page! With the expansion to four days, we couldn't be happier to maintain growth, and we're excited for what next year has in store!

 This also means that METROCON 2016 will again be 4-days of awesome - we've got some changes in store to the layout of the center and the general flow of the convention to pack in MORE entertainment, MORE guests, and MORE anime, video games, cosplay, and everything that makes METROCON the amazing event that it is - we hope you'll join us again for this year for an amazing METROCON in 2016!

July 21-24, 2016
Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
Theme: Order vs Chaos

 For those of you interested in purchasing your tickets in advance, Registration for VIP and regular Weekend Passes will once again open on New Years Day, January 1st, 2016 at 12:00 AM. Ring in the new year and then jump online to get your tickets at the lowest possible prices!

 As always, keep an eye out for changes on the website, as we'll be updating around the clock with new information - Artists and Vendors will open for registration in early 2016, and will also be receiving some changes to the registration system. 

 Thanks again to all the fans that helped make METROCON 2015 the best anime convention around once again, and we look forward to seeing you all again!

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