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!
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!
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.
Thank you all so much for an incredibly successful METROCON 2013! Our attendance was THROUGH THE ROOF THIS YEAR, at 9,915for 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!