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Florida's largest anime convention, METROCON returns to Tampa for 3 days of anime goodness!

Get ready for METROCON’s next big adventure, back bigger and better than ever.

Florida's largest anime convention, METROCON returns to Tampa for 3 days of anime goodness!

Florida's largest anime convention, METROCON boasts a number of exciting stage shows, unique vendors, exciting panelists, and interactive events throughout the weekend.

One of the highlights of the three day show is the world famous Anime Human Chess Match, where characters from your favorite anime and video games will battle it out for the fate of the world!

METROCON takes place from Friday, July 5 - Sunday, July 7 2024, taking over the entire Tampa Convention Center!

Check out the highlights of this years, METROCON!

Shows and Events

From high-adrenaline sword fights and fire breathing, to interactive theatrical events and sketch comedy, there’s always something amazing to watch at METROCON!

The Masquerade

The Masquerade is a one of a kind experience – maintaining the roots of a theatrical style, interactive, themed dance event, our goal is to transport the patrons of METROCON to a whole other world and provide a night of entertainment, romance, and adventure that is truly immersive and once in a lifetime. The Masquerade takes place on the Friday Evening of METROCON.


Whether you’re a dice gremlin or live to press buttons, you’re always a few feet away from an incredible gaming experience, including the incredible 10,000+ sq ft METROcade, a catered board game and tabletop selection!

Cosplay Contests

With a variety of in-house contests and competitions, METROCON has plenty of ways to compete for the title of “Very Best Like No One Ever Was”. Be sure to see these incredible and creative members of the community fight for the win and bring their amazing creations to life!

Panels & Workshops

METROCON has a HUGE assortment of panels, classes, workshops, and more!

Featuring Q&A’s with your favorite characters, how-to instructionals on make-up or costuming, trivia contests, and fandom meet-ups, our panels and workshops are run by METROCON fans just like you! You can expect fans from every corner of geek-dom coming together, and even the most niche topics will see representation in the panel schedule.

Oh and don't forget the special guests!!

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Florida's largest anime convention, METROCON returns to Tampa for 3 days of anime goodness!

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