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METROCON - Florida's Largest Anime Convention!

Tickets:

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2014 Fantasy Masquerade Ticket:

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$10.00

2014 VIP Weekend Pass:

104

$100.00

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METROCON - CONTESTS

AMV Contest Contest

AMV Contest

Deadline: 06/22/2014

Days Left: 67

Anime Idol Contest

Anime Idol

Deadline: 06/20/2014

Days Left: 65

Cosplay Contest Contest

Cosplay Contest

Deadline: 06/20/2014

Days Left: 65

Costume Contest Contest

Costume Contest

Deadline: 06/20/2014

Days Left: 65

Hall Contest Contest

Hall Contest

CONTEST CLOSED

Days Left: 0

Picture This Contest

Picture This

Deadline: 06/20/2014

Days Left: 65

METROCON - GUEST LIST

Hynden Walch

(Princess Bubblegum - Adventure Time)

Dante Basco

(Prince Zuko - Avatar: The Last Airbender)

Scott McNeil

(Piccolo - Dragonball Z; Koga - Inuyasha)

Brittney Karbowski

(Voice Actress)

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

(Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell)

Richard Epcar

(Batou - Ghost in the Shell)

Ellyn Stern

(Director/Voice Actor)

KellyJane - Parle Productions

(Performer - Parle Productions)

TealPirate - Parle Productions

(Performer - Parle Productions)

PikaBelleChu

(Cosplay Guest)

Robert Van West

(Guest DJ)

Zoe Van West

(UK Hardcore Vocalist)

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METROCON NEWS

04/10/14 - NEW GUEST FOR METROCON 2014

Guess who's going to be arriving on The Morrow?

Hynden Walch of course!

That's right, the mathematical Hynden Walch will be joining us at METROCON 2014! A newcomer to METROCON, Hynden is best known as the voice of Princess Bubblegum in Adventure Time, and Starfire in both Teen Titans and Teen Titans GO!. Notable for her surge to fame in American animation, Hynden comes with a strong anime voice acting background as well, including Yutaka Kobayakowa in Lucky Star, and Emiri in the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Hynden is excited for her first METROCON, and we are equally as thrilled to have her join us this summer.

We are also pleased to announce that Hynden has agreed to sign one autograph per person
FREE OF CHARGE, as is the tradition among guests at METROCON. Other autographs will require a fee.


[Click here for Guest Bios and More Information]


03/20/14 - DANTE BASCO RETURNS TO METROCON

We've got one word for you... BANGARANG!

You guessed it - Dante Basco, made famous as Rufio in Hook and as the voice of Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender, will be returning to METROCON for 2014.


Dante is excited to be back in Florida to see new faces and old - we are definitely happy to have him back as well! During his last visit, he challenged one of our staff members to a sword fight for the ACTUAL Pan sword, did interviews with local news, signed autographs, took pictures, and was gracious beyond belief for all of his fans...

How could we not want this guy back!?

Be sure to get your tickets now, and save time and money!

[Click here for Guest Bios and More Information]


03/05/14 - METROCON GUESTS!

We are happy to announce the official sign-on of additional guests!

For those who haven't heard, Parle Productions will be in attendance again at METROCON 2014! Back with their signature fan-favorite panels, we are happy as ever to have KellyJane and TealPirate on this side of the pond!

METROCON is also happy to announce that Brittney Karbowski, the voice of Black Star in Soul Eater, will be returning to METROCON 2014! After a great response to her attendance in 2013, Brittney is excited to attend once again.


Be on the lookout for more exciting guest announcements - there are a few more that you are NOT going to want to miss!
 


[Click here for Guest Bios]


02/15/14 - METROCON NEEDS YOU!

METROCON Guest Liaison Positions - now accepting applications!

Do you love METROCON and want to be an integral part of it? Do you enjoy being busy and taking on responsibility? Are you reliable and like working as part of a close team? Then you should consider a Guest Liaison Position. We are now accepting applications and need you!

You can apply by going to the METROCON home page, on the left sidebar select INDUSTRY/PROFESSIONAL, then Guest Liaison Positions, or by clicking the link below. Please fill out the application completely with as much detail as possible including a phone number we can reach you at to conduct a phone interview.

- Morgan and Mary, Guest Relations Team

Apply here:


[Click here for the Guest Liasion Application for  METROCON 2014]

 

01/31/14 - COMPLETE AUDITION INFORMATION & LAST DAY OF PRE-REG TIER 1

We are happy to announce that all of the audition pages for the events at METROCON are now live! That's right - Anime Human Chess Match, Fantasy Masquerade, METRO Star Party, METRO Fire Show, Gear Grappling Extreme, and Rhythm City Chronicles information is all now available! Check them out at the link below if you are interested in participating, or if you just want to see what characters are being featured in this years shows for Old School vs New School.


[Click here for all audition information for METROCON 2014]

A HUGE REMINDER - PRE-REGISTRATION FOR WEEKEND PASSES IS THE CHEAPEST IT WILL EVER BE RIGHT NOW, AND THE FIRST TIER OF PRICING ENDS TODAY. TICKET PRICES INCREASE AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, SO GET YOURS NOW!

[Click here for Pre-Registration Information]



01/23/14 - MAIN HOTEL SOLD OUT OF DOUBLE BED ROOMS, OVERFLOWS OPENING ASAP

It has been brought to our attention that people were having reservation issues with the Embassy Suites - the main hotel for METROCON 2014. We looked into it, and it turns out that the Embassy Suites Downtown Tampa Convention Center is SOLD OUT of Double/Double hotel rooms for METROCON 2014. We hadn't fathomed that rooms would be sold out so quickly - this is a new record for METROCON. King Bed suites are still available, and remember - the Embassy Suites hotel rooms ALL feature a pullout sofa, which means even the King Bed suites can comfortably sleep 4 in beds!

Overflow hotels are being added to the reservation system today, and should be live for reservations soon. All information remains available at the same page below, and for a preview of the room rates as well as locations of the overflow hotels, feel free to check out the new information on the hotel page.

[Click here for Hotel Information and Reservations for METROCON 2014]

And as always, a quick reminder - WEEKEND PASSES are at their lowest price until January 31, 2014. After that, they increase in price gradually until the convention. VIP passes are 1/3 SOLD OUT ALREADY. If you're interested, get them fast and get in on a good room rate through our main or overflow hotels FAST.

[Click here for Pre-Registration Information]



01/18/14 - MARY ELIZABETH MCGLYNN RETURNS TO METROCON

HELLO ALL!


We at METROCON are happy to announce that Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, voice of Major Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell and renowned voice director, actress, and singer, will be returning to METROCON in 2014. Mary Elizabeth had a great time with the fans when she attended previously, and we are very excited that schedules have aligned and we can welcome her back!

[Click here for more information on the guests at METROCON 2014]

Remember - tickets are the cheapest they will EVER BE right now! VIP passes are selling faster than ever as well, so be sure to lock in your tickets by pre-registering early.

[Click here for Pre-Registration Information]



01/15/14 - VENDOR'S ROOM PERFORMANCE STAGE NOW OPEN

We have another new addition to the panel system this year!

We have added a performance stage in the Vendor's Room. The stage will be at 20'x32' and will have seating and standing space available. This is the perfect place for musicians, Dancers, Singers, Comedians...etc.

You can set your time slots for this just like a panel and will receive the same volunteer credit as a regular panel.

[Click here for panel hosting guidelines and FAQ]

12/04/13 - PRE-REGISTRATION DATES AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS

ATTENTION METROCON FANS!

We've talked it over, and to try and give back to our fans through the holidays, we're going to open pre-registration early this year! Pre-registration for 2014 will open December 15, 2013 at 12:00:01 AM. We made this decision and have decided to leave this extra time as an ADDITION to our cheapest tier, meaning that our usual cheapest tier that normally lasts only through January will now be extended through the holiday season!

Weekend passes and VIP passes make great gifts for friends, and we want to give you the opportunity to get your badges at the cheapest price possible for even longer! For more information on pricing and tier change dates, see the link below, and have a great holiday season!

[Click here for Pre-Registration Information]



12/04/13 - FANTASY MASQUERADE AUDITION INFO NOW AVAILABLE!

You've all been asking for it!

The audition information and character list for this year's Fantasy Masquerade are now available!

[Click here for Fantasy Masquerade 2014 Audition and Show Info]



11/27/13 - HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW LIVE!

METROCON FANS - Hotel reservations are now live!

The link is available below to make your reservations. Follow the link to the GroupRes page and make your reservations there for the best rate! Currently reservations for the Embassy Suites are available, and additional overflow hotels will be added as necessary. Get your rooms quick!

[Click here for hotel information and room reservation]



11/14/13 - VENDOR AND ARTIST RESERVATIONS OPENING THIS WEEKEND!

Artists - Artist's Alley will be going LIVE for reservations on November 16 at 12:00:01 AM. This means midnight the night of November 15 (THIS FRIDAY) Please be advised that last year, we had some system issues with our server but we have been assured that it was upgraded to handle the stress. To minimize this, go ahead and make sure your account is in good standing and that you can log-in no problem ahead of time for reservations. Due to complaints about artists "hording" tables, we have also placed a limit of 2 tables per artist on the Artist Alley.

Artists' Alley Tables are still $100 for all regular tables, $125 for tables along the back wall.


Vendors - The Vendor's Room will go live on November 18 at 12:00:01 AM. That means this SUNDAY evening, the 17th at Midnight. The room has been increased in size and will be moving upstairs to the West Hall. Easy load-in with vehicle access from the loading dock, as well as a much nicer open space. Concessions will be open in the room, and the halls should be busy as ever. Visit the link below for information about multiple-booth purchase discounts.

Vendor Booth prices remain unchanged - $400 inline, $500 corner booths.


REMINDER: AFTER RESERVING A TABLE OR BOOTH, YOU HAVE THIRTY (30) DAYS TO MAKE PAYMENT ON YOUR RESERVED SPACE, OR YOUR SPACE MAY BE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC OR RELOCATED AS DEMAND BECOMES AN ISSUE.

With a unique attendance of 9,915 in 2013, we are looking to break that 5-digit mark this year, and we need YOU to do that!

[Click here for information on becoming a Vendor or Artist]


 

11/12/13 - AUDITION INFORMATION INCOMING!

Hello, talented fans out there in interwebz land! The first round of audition information including dates, times, and the first list of characters is now available!

More audition information will be posted as it is finished and available. Interested in being a part of the shows at METROCON? Come check it out!

[Click here for more event audition information]

11/12/13 - METROCON ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF GUESTS!

METROCON is happy to announce the first set of guests in attendance for 2014!

Returning to METROCON are fan-favorites Scott McNeil, Richard Epcar, and PikaBelleChu! Voice, directing, and cosplay talents abound, but is that enough? We think not!

METROCON happily welcomes Ellyn Stern to our guest line-up for 2014 as well!

In addition to our industry and cosplay guests, METROCON's fabulous raves will once again be brought to you by DJ Rob Van West and vocalist Zoe Van West!

[Click here for more detailed information on the guests for METROCON 2014, as well as past METROCON alumni]

2014 is shaping up to be a good year to be a METROCON fan! Remember - for the most up-to-the-minute information, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

[Click here to visit the METROCON **Official** Fan Page]

[Click here to visit the Team Dynamite Productions Twitter account]
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09/05/13 - METROCON 2014

Hey fans!!

 Thank you all so much for an incredibly successful METROCON 2013! Our attendance was THROUGH THE ROOF THIS YEAR, at 9,915 for 2013! In case you were wondering, we're holding true on our 10,000 fans promise. Looking at our attendance this year, for 2014 we will be expanding to occupy the ENTIRE CONVENTION CENTER, but remaining a three-day event in 2014! That's right - all the rooms, all the halls, and the kitchen sink! For 2015, we are happy to announce that METROCON will be a FOUR DAY EVENT!

 Looking towards next year, we are pleased to announce information for METROCON 2014:

METROCON - YEAR 12
Florida's Largest Anime Convention! 

July 11-13, 2014
Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
Theme: Old School vs New School

 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, 2014 at 12:00 AM. Ring in the new year and then jump online to get your tickets at the lowest possible prices!

 In the upcoming months, we'll be making some changes to the METROCON website, to make sure it is both easy to navigate, and easy on the eyes all at the same time. As you're checking back in throughout the Fall for more updates on Guests, Events, Auditions, and other news, be sure to keep an eye out to where your links may have moved to on the menu to the left.

 Thanks again to all the fans that helped maintain METROCON 2013 as "Florida's Largest Anime Convention" once again, and we look forward to seeing you all again in July of 2014!
 

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