Press Releases

December 16, 2004

News for Metrocon 2005:

Metrocon announces 2005 dates

TAMPA, FL - officially announces METROCON 3 - Tampa, Florida's premiere anime convention - will take place on the weekend of June 24-26, 2005, at the Tampa Convention Center in downtown Tampa.

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 2, "Anime Idol" J-Pop/J-Rock Competition; - Artists' Alley; - A "gong show style" cosplay competition and a costume contest; dealers'/exhibition room; "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.

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