METROCON is an annual anime convention based in Tampa. It was first presented in 2003 near the Florida State Fairgrounds. In 2005, the event was moved to the Tampa Convention Center. According to the St. Petersburg Times, more than 2,300 people preregistered for Metrocon 2011, well surpassing the previous record. Metrocon hosts a variety of events and experiences for fans of anime, video games, fantasy, and science fiction. Participants dress up as their favorite anime and video game characters.
Land O' Lakes residents if you attended METROCON and have photos to share, just upload them to the gallery!