Metrocon 8: Florida's Largest Anime Convention - Yume Prize Regionals Return to Metrocon

Yume Prize Regionals Return to METROCON
July 23-25, 2010

TAMPA BAY, FL, March 5, 2010 - New York Anime Festival and New York Comic Con have asked METROCON to return as host to the Yume Cosplay Prize Regional Competition for the second year in a row!

The Yume Cosplay Prize is a competition that judges stage performance and craftsmanship. "Yume" is the Japanese word for "dream," it is surely a dream come true, as the grand prize is an week-long trip to Japan!

This includes: two economy-class tickets to and from Japan, a five-night stay in a double room at a Tokyo hotel, two VIP tickets to Japan's Anime Fair's Public Days, and $1,000 spending money!

A cosplayer's dream come true, indeed!

Only 30 pairs get to go to the finals in New York City, and only one dynamic duo of those 30 will be chosen at METROCON! If you are chosen as METROCON's winner, your airfare and hotel to New York Anime Festival will be provided by METROCON.

It is an honor for METROCON to play host for this Regional Competition, and it is a testament of the caliber of cosplayers that attend METROCON are of the best quality!

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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 “Anime Human Chess Match”- Year 7, “The Fantasy Masquerade” formal ballroom dance, “Anime Idol” J-Pop/J-Rock Competition; - A “gong show style” cosplay competition and a costume contest; dealers'/exhibition room; - Artists' Alley; “DDR Extreme” Tournaments; - An Anime Music Video contest; - 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.

METROCON Year 8: 2010 July 23-25, 2010 Tampa Convention Center, Tampa FL Tickets available now at!

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