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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 ba
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