Online Pre-Registration Now Open at MetroConventions.com

Mar 10th 2007
Online Pre-Registration Now Open at MetroConventions.com!



METROCON – Florida ’s Largest Anime Convention – 5th Year Anniversary

July 6 - 8, 2007 at the Tampa Convention Center



TAMPA BAY, FL, March 6, 2007 – Pre-registration is officially open for METROCON 5 – Florida ’s largest anime convention – via the convention Web site at www.metroconventions.com. The event’s fifth year is scheduled to take place on the weekend of July 6 - 8, 2007, at the Tampa Convention Center , Tampa , FL.



Membership rates for METROCON 2007 are as follows:



VIP Tickets:

Current Tier: Tier 1

Tier 1:


$70.00


Tickets 001-100

Tier 2:


$75.00


Tickets 101-200





Three-Day Membership (Friday, Saturday and Sunday):

Adults: Current Tier: Tier 2

Tier 1:


$35.00


from


01/26/2007


to


02/18/2007

Tier 2:


$40.00


from


02/19/2007


to


03/31/2007

Tier 3:


$45.00


from


04/01/2007


to


06/02/2007





Children, 6-12: Current Tier: Tier 1

Tier 1:


$25.00


from


12/25/2006


to


03/31/2007

Tier 2:


$25.00


from


04/01/2007


to


06/02/2007





Children, under 5: Free, with paid adult admission.





For more information about pre-registration rates for groups of 10 or more, e-mail [email protected] .





The METROCON site also includes information about hotel reservations, including the special METROCON room rate of $140 a night at the brand new Embassy Suites, located directly across from Tampa Convention Center with easy access through the sky bridge.



METROCON is a weekend-long celebration of the numerous facets of Japanese popular entertainment – from anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comics), J-pop and J-Rock (Japanese pop and rock music, performed by “idols”) to cosplay (costume design and performance) and video games.



Events at METROCON this year includes:

- The “Original Anime Human Combat Chess Match” Year 4

- “Anime Idol” J-Pop/J-Rock Competition;

- Artists’ Alley;

- A “gong show style” cosplay competition;

- costume contest;

- dealers’/exhibition room;

- “DDR Extreme” Tournaments;

- An Anime Music Video contest (AMVs);

- Official convention screenings of new North American releases;

- Panels with North American anime industry guests;

- Live Celebrity Commentaries with the industry guests;

- Dances and karaoke;

- The METROCADE video game room;

- and finally, continuous hours of Japanese anime and related programming.



Visit www.metroconventions.com for more information

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