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GeneratedContent <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head> <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"> <TITLE>METROCON: Florida's Largest Anime Convention - Home</TITLE> <BASE HREF="http://www.metroconventions.com/"> <META HTTP-EQUIV="CONTENT-TYPE" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <META HTTP-EQUIV="CACHE-CONTROL" CONTENT="NO-CACHE, NO-STORE, MUST-REVALIDATE"> <META HTTP-EQUIV="PRAGMA" CONTENT="NO-CACHE"> <META HTTP-EQUIV="EXPIRES" CONTENT="NEVER"> <META NAME="KEYWORDS" CONTENT="Metrocon, Anime, Convention, FL, Florida, Tampa, con, chess, chessmatch, cosplay, Masquerade, fantasy, costume, gaming, japan, science fiction, steampunk, manga, masked ball, anime convention, anime con"> <META NAME="DESCRIPTION" CONTENT="METROCON: Florida's largest anime convention! Located in Tampa, Florida, METROCON is a weekend long celebration of Japanese Anime which features exciting events (The Anime Human Chess Match, The Fantasy Masquerad) and guests from the animation industry."> <META NAME="CATEGORY" CONTENT="Anime"> <META NAME="CLASSIFICATION" CONTENT="Anime Convention"> <META NAME="DIRECTORY" CONTENT=""> <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="ALL"> <META Name="Googlebot" Content="FOLLOW,INDEX,ARCHIVE"> <META NAME="COPYRIGHT" CONTENT="2002 - 2009 METROCON, LLC."> <META NAME="TRADEMARK" CONTENT="METROCON, LLC"> <META NAME="CONTENT-LANGUAGE" CONTENT="EN"> <META NAME="DISTRIBUTION" CONTENT="Global"> <META NAME="RATING" CONTENT="General"> <META NAME="RESOURCE-TYPE" value="document"> <META NAME="REVISIT-AFTER" CONTENT="2 days"> <META NAME="AUTHOR" CONTENT="METROCON, LLC."> <META NAME="CONTENTOWNER" CONTENT="METROCON, LLC."> <META NAME="PUBLISHER-EMAIL" CONTENT="info@animemetro.com"> <meta name="verify-v1" content="mFIX9TUFYLSTMAzlwEYPDPfJso5NomtDo47O7uXlqNQ=" /> <meta name="verify-v1" content="79YswSz1TQ5a34XptocC44mVMJie2EfCGbBglICJugQ=" /> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="cmpro.css"> <script language="JavaScript"> <!-- function open_on_entrance(url,name) { popupWin = window.open('http://www.metroconventions.com/advertisement/cm_advert.htm','Advertisement', ' dependent, width=400,height=284,left=200,top=0') } // --> </script> <style style="text/css"> .lcdstyle{ /*Example CSS to create LCD countdown look*/ background-color:black; 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Located in Tampa, Florida, METROCON is a weekend long celebration of Japanese Anime which features exciting events (The Anime Human Chess Match, The Fantasy Masquerad) and guests from the animation industry."></td> <td width="100%" align="center" valign="top"> <table align=center border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr><td height="20" nowrap></td></tr> <tr> <td align="right"><p style="margin-left: 5px"> <font face="verdana" size="4" color="black"><b><i>METROCON - YEAR 8</i></b></font><br> </td> </tr> <tr><td height="2" nowrap></td></tr> <tr> <td align="right"><p style="margin-left: 5px"> <font face="verdana" size="2" color="black"><b><i>FLORIDA'S LARGEST ANIME CONVENTION</i></b></font> </td> </tr> <tr><td height="12" nowrap></td></tr> <tr> <td align="right"><p style="margin-left: 5px"> <font face="verdana" size="2" color="black"><b><i>July 23 - 25, 2010 </i></b></font><br> </td> </tr> <tr><td height="1" nowrap></td></tr> <tr> <td align="right"><p style="margin-left: 5px"> <font face="verdana" size="2" color="black"><b><i>Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL</i></b></font> </td> </tr> <tr><td height="1" nowrap></td></tr> <tr> <td align="right"><p style="margin-left: 5px"><font face="verdana" size="2" color="black"><b><i>Theme: Ninja vs Samurai</i></b></font> </td> </tr> <tr><td height="1" nowrap></td></tr> </table> </td> <td width="26" nowrap></td> </tr> </table> <table align=center border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="953"> <tr> <td height="6" bgcolor="2d2d2d"></td> </tr> </table> <table align=center border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="953" height="25" background="images/2009/layout/main_top_bg.jpg"> <tr> <td width="100%" align="center"></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align=center width=953> <tr> <td valign="top" width="288" nowrap background="images/2009/layout/bl_left_side_bg.gif"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" 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News&nbsp; </a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td nowrap width="10"></td><td valign="bottom" bgcolor="4c4c4c"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ll.gif" border="0"></td> </tr> </table> <tr><td height=8 background="images/2008/layout/bl_left_menu_spacer.gif"></td></tr> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="10" align="center" nowrap></td> <td valign="middle"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" bgcolor="4c4c4c"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ul.gif" border="0"></td> <td width="100%" rowspan="2" height="16"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3333" class="hpMENU">Location</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ll.gif" border="0"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td height=8 background="images/2008/layout/bl_left_menu_spacer.gif"></td></tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="10" align="center" nowrap></td> <td valign="middle"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" bgcolor="4c4c4c"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ul.gif" border="0"></td> <td width="100%" rowspan="2" height="16"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3917" class="hpMENU">Driving Directions/Parking</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ll.gif" border="0"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td height=8 background="images/2008/layout/bl_left_menu_spacer.gif"></td></tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="10" align="center" nowrap></td> <td valign="middle"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" bgcolor="4c4c4c"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ul.gif" border="0"></td> <td width="100%" rowspan="2" height="16"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4246" class="hpMENU">Convention Map</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ll.gif" border="0"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td height=8 background="images/2008/layout/bl_left_menu_spacer.gif"></td></tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="10" align="center" nowrap></td> <td valign="middle"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" bgcolor="4c4c4c"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ul.gif" border="0"></td> <td width="100%" rowspan="2" height="16"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4027" class="hpMENU">The Story Of METROCON Thus Far</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ll.gif" border="0"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td height=8 background="images/2008/layout/bl_left_menu_spacer.gif"></td></tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="10" align="left" nowrap><img src="more.gif" width="5" height="9" title="" border="0"></td> <td valign="middle"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" bgcolor="4c4c4c"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ul.gif" border="0"></td> <td width="100%" rowspan="2" height="16"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3315" class="hpMENU">METROCON 2009 Mascots</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ll.gif" border="0"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td height=8 background="images/2008/layout/bl_left_menu_spacer.gif"></td></tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="10" align="left" nowrap><img src="more.gif" width="5" height="9" title="" border="0"></td> <td valign="middle"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" bgcolor="4c4c4c"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ul.gif" border="0"></td> <td width="100%" rowspan="2" height="16"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4195" class="hpMENU">Contests</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ll.gif" border="0"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td height=8 background="images/2008/layout/bl_left_menu_spacer.gif"></td></tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="10" align="center" nowrap></td> <td valign="middle"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" bgcolor="4c4c4c"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ul.gif" border="0"></td> <td width="100%" rowspan="2" height="16"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3539" class="hpMENU">Events Schedule</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ll.gif" border="0"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td height=8 background="images/2008/layout/bl_left_menu_spacer.gif"></td></tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="10" align="left" nowrap><img src="more.gif" width="5" height="9" title="" border="0"></td> <td valign="middle"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" bgcolor="4c4c4c"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ul.gif" border="0"></td> <td width="100%" rowspan="2" height="16"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=1378" class="hpMENU">Guests - 2010</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ll.gif" border="0"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td height=8 background="images/2008/layout/bl_left_menu_spacer.gif"></td></tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="10" align="center" nowrap></td> <td valign="middle"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" bgcolor="4c4c4c"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ul.gif" border="0"></td> <td width="100%" rowspan="2" height="16"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3903" class="hpMENU">Guest Liaison Positions</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ll.gif" border="0"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td height=8 background="images/2008/layout/bl_left_menu_spacer.gif"></td></tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="10" align="center" nowrap></td> <td valign="middle"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" bgcolor="4c4c4c"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ul.gif" border="0"></td> <td width="100%" rowspan="2" height="16"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4222" class="hpMENU">Ana's Ikimaru Geisha and Samurai Makeover Studio</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ll.gif" border="0"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td height=8 background="images/2008/layout/bl_left_menu_spacer.gif"></td></tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="10" align="center" nowrap></td> <td valign="middle"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" bgcolor="4c4c4c"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ul.gif" border="0"></td> <td width="100%" rowspan="2" height="16"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3780" class="hpMENU">METROCADE - Video Game Room</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ll.gif" border="0"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td height=8 background="images/2008/layout/bl_left_menu_spacer.gif"></td></tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="10" align="center" nowrap></td> <td valign="middle"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" bgcolor="4c4c4c"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ul.gif" border="0"></td> <td width="100%" rowspan="2" height="16"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4061" class="hpMENU">The Dark Side - Gaming Room</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ll.gif" border="0"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td height=8 background="images/2008/layout/bl_left_menu_spacer.gif"></td></tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="10" align="center" nowrap></td> <td valign="middle"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" bgcolor="4c4c4c"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="images/2008/layout/bl_main_menu_ul.gif" border="0"></td> <td width="100%" rowspan="2" height="16"><a href="events/events_home.cfm" class="hpMENU">TEAM METRO: Volunteer/Panel Signup</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img 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HTTPReferer [empty string]
Mailto [empty string]
Message Element DATASOURCE is undefined in REQUEST.
QueryString [empty string]
RemoteAddress 65.41.140.104
RootCause
ERROR - struct
Detail [empty string]
ErrNumber 0
Message Element DATASOURCE is undefined in REQUEST.
Resolvedname REQUEST
StackTrace coldfusion.runtime.UndefinedElementException: Element DATASOURCE is undefined in REQUEST. at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.resolveCanonicalName(CfJspPage.java:1647) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolve(CfJspPage.java:1600) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolveAndAutoscalarize(CfJspPage.java:1735) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolveAndAutoscalarize(CfJspPage.java:1728) at cfguest_preview2ecfm911253375.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\events\guest_preview.cfm:20) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTag(CfJspPage.java:2644) at cfmetroconventions_header2ecfm234483097.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\metroconventions_header.cfm:600) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTag(CfJspPage.java:2644) at cfexpand_control2ecfm719041210.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\expand_control.cfm:148) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTag(CfJspPage.java:2644) at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor10(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:413) at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor17(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:408) at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:1) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.invoke(CfincludeFilter.java:65) at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(ApplicationFilter.java:279) at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(RequestMonitorFilter.java:48) at coldfusion.filter.MonitoringFilter.invoke(MonitoringFilter.java:40) at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(PathFilter.java:86) at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(ExceptionFilter.java:70) at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(ClientScopePersistenceFilter.java:28) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(BrowserFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.NoCacheFilter.invoke(NoCacheFilter.java:46) at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(GlobalsFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(DatasourceFilter.java:22) at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(CfmServlet.java:175) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet.service(BootstrapServlet.java:89) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:86) at coldfusion.monitor.event.MonitoringServletFilter.doFilter(MonitoringServletFilter.java:42) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter.doFilter(BootstrapFilter.java:46) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.service(FilterChain.java:101) at jrun.servlet.ServletInvoker.invoke(ServletInvoker.java:106) at jrun.servlet.JRunInvokerChain.invokeNext(JRunInvokerChain.java:42) at jrun.servlet.JRunRequestDispatcher.invoke(JRunRequestDispatcher.java:284) at jrun.servlet.ServletEngineService.dispatch(ServletEngineService.java:543) at jrun.servlet.jrpp.JRunProxyService.invokeRunnable(JRunProxyService.java:203) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$DownstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:320) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$ThreadThrottle.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:428) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$UpstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:266) at jrunx.scheduler.WorkerThread.run(WorkerThread.java:66)
TagContext
ERROR - array
1
ERROR - struct
COLUMN 0
ID ??
LINE 20
RAW_TRACE at cfguest_preview2ecfm911253375.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\events\guest_preview.cfm:20)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\events\guest_preview.cfm
TYPE CFML
2
ERROR - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 600
RAW_TRACE at cfmetroconventions_header2ecfm234483097.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\metroconventions_header.cfm:600)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\metroconventions_header.cfm
TYPE CFML
3
ERROR - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 148
RAW_TRACE at cfexpand_control2ecfm719041210.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\expand_control.cfm:148)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\expand_control.cfm
TYPE CFML
4
ERROR - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 413
RAW_TRACE at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor10(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:413)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
TYPE CFML
5
ERROR - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CF_CONTROL
LINE 408
RAW_TRACE at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor17(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:408)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
TYPE CFML
6
ERROR - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CF_CONTROL
LINE 1
RAW_TRACE at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:1)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
TYPE CFML
Type Expression
element DATASOURCE
objectType
ERROR - object of java.lang.Class
Class Name java.lang.Class
Methods
Method Return Type
asSubclass(java.lang.Class) java.lang.Class
cast(java.lang.Object) java.lang.Object
desiredAssertionStatus() boolean
forName(java.lang.String, boolean, java.lang.ClassLoader) java.lang.Class
forName(java.lang.String) java.lang.Class
getAnnotation(java.lang.Class) java.lang.annotation.Annotation
getAnnotations() java.lang.annotation.Annotation[]
getCanonicalName() java.lang.String
getClassLoader() java.lang.ClassLoader
getClasses() java.lang.Class[]
getComponentType() java.lang.Class
getConstructor(java.lang.Class[]) java.lang.reflect.Constructor
getConstructors() java.lang.reflect.Constructor[]
getDeclaredAnnotations() java.lang.annotation.Annotation[]
getDeclaredClasses() java.lang.Class[]
getDeclaredConstructor(java.lang.Class[]) java.lang.reflect.Constructor
getDeclaredConstructors() java.lang.reflect.Constructor[]
getDeclaredField(java.lang.String) java.lang.reflect.Field
getDeclaredFields() java.lang.reflect.Field[]
getDeclaredMethod(java.lang.String, java.lang.Class[]) java.lang.reflect.Method
getDeclaredMethods() java.lang.reflect.Method[]
getDeclaringClass() java.lang.Class
getEnclosingClass() java.lang.Class
getEnclosingConstructor() java.lang.reflect.Constructor
getEnclosingMethod() java.lang.reflect.Method
getEnumConstants() java.lang.Object[]
getField(java.lang.String) java.lang.reflect.Field
getFields() java.lang.reflect.Field[]
getGenericInterfaces() java.lang.reflect.Type[]
getGenericSuperclass() java.lang.reflect.Type
getInterfaces() java.lang.Class[]
getMethod(java.lang.String, java.lang.Class[]) java.lang.reflect.Method
getMethods() java.lang.reflect.Method[]
getModifiers() int
getName() java.lang.String
getPackage() java.lang.Package
getProtectionDomain() java.security.ProtectionDomain
getResource(java.lang.String) java.net.URL
getResourceAsStream(java.lang.String) java.io.InputStream
getSigners() java.lang.Object[]
getSimpleName() java.lang.String
getSuperclass() java.lang.Class
getTypeParameters() java.lang.reflect.TypeVariable[]
isAnnotation() boolean
isAnnotationPresent(java.lang.Class) boolean
isAnonymousClass() boolean
isArray() boolean
isAssignableFrom(java.lang.Class) boolean
isEnum() boolean
isInstance(java.lang.Object) boolean
isInterface() boolean
isLocalClass() boolean
isMemberClass() boolean
isPrimitive() boolean
isSynthetic() boolean
newInstance() java.lang.Object
toString() java.lang.String
StackTrace coldfusion.runtime.UndefinedElementException: Element DATASOURCE is undefined in REQUEST. at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.resolveCanonicalName(CfJspPage.java:1647) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolve(CfJspPage.java:1600) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolveAndAutoscalarize(CfJspPage.java:1735) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolveAndAutoscalarize(CfJspPage.java:1728) at cfguest_preview2ecfm911253375.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\events\guest_preview.cfm:20) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTag(CfJspPage.java:2644) at cfmetroconventions_header2ecfm234483097.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\metroconventions_header.cfm:600) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTag(CfJspPage.java:2644) at cfexpand_control2ecfm719041210.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\expand_control.cfm:148) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTag(CfJspPage.java:2644) at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor10(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:413) at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor17(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:408) at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:1) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.invoke(CfincludeFilter.java:65) at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(ApplicationFilter.java:279) at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(RequestMonitorFilter.java:48) at coldfusion.filter.MonitoringFilter.invoke(MonitoringFilter.java:40) at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(PathFilter.java:86) at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(ExceptionFilter.java:70) at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(ClientScopePersistenceFilter.java:28) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(BrowserFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.NoCacheFilter.invoke(NoCacheFilter.java:46) at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(GlobalsFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(DatasourceFilter.java:22) at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(CfmServlet.java:175) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet.service(BootstrapServlet.java:89) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:86) at coldfusion.monitor.event.MonitoringServletFilter.doFilter(MonitoringServletFilter.java:42) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter.doFilter(BootstrapFilter.java:46) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.service(FilterChain.java:101) at jrun.servlet.ServletInvoker.invoke(ServletInvoker.java:106) at jrun.servlet.JRunInvokerChain.invokeNext(JRunInvokerChain.java:42) at jrun.servlet.JRunRequestDispatcher.invoke(JRunRequestDispatcher.java:284) at jrun.servlet.ServletEngineService.dispatch(ServletEngineService.java:543) at jrun.servlet.jrpp.JRunProxyService.invokeRunnable(JRunProxyService.java:203) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$DownstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:320) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$ThreadThrottle.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:428) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$UpstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:266) at jrunx.scheduler.WorkerThread.run(WorkerThread.java:66)
TagContext
ERROR - array
1
ERROR - struct
COLUMN 0
ID ??
LINE 20
RAW_TRACE at cfguest_preview2ecfm911253375.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\events\guest_preview.cfm:20)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\events\guest_preview.cfm
TYPE CFML
2
ERROR - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 600
RAW_TRACE at cfmetroconventions_header2ecfm234483097.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\metroconventions_header.cfm:600)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\metroconventions_header.cfm
TYPE CFML
3
ERROR - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 148
RAW_TRACE at cfexpand_control2ecfm719041210.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\expand_control.cfm:148)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\expand_control.cfm
TYPE CFML
4
ERROR - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 413
RAW_TRACE at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor10(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:413)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
TYPE CFML
5
ERROR - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CF_CONTROL
LINE 408
RAW_TRACE at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor17(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:408)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
TYPE CFML
6
ERROR - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CF_CONTROL
LINE 1
RAW_TRACE at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:1)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
TYPE CFML
Template /control.cfm
Type coldfusion.runtime.CfErrorWrapper
APPLICATION - struct
applicationname CMPRO_metroconventions_201840
whoisonarray
APPLICATION - array
1
APPLICATION - array
1 555256:1db18c320ddec1c7-38422F9E-1217-5C2E-5BCF803FF84D8EC9
2 0
3 5
4 N
5 NOPE
6 http://metroconventions.com/control.cfm
7 {ts '2009-12-14 04:52:46'}
8 Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5
2
APPLICATION - array
1 568263:16030a159d26b682-8C8E1897-1217-5C2E-5BCE068FD499EBD3
2 0
3 5
4 N
5 NOPE
6 http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm
7 {ts '2009-12-14 04:39:06'}
8 Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; OpenWeb 5.7.4-09)
3
APPLICATION - array
1 567967:ec5b092707e8a26-8A8AFA79-1217-5C2E-5BCB6986BC97104B
2 0
3 5
4 N
5 NOPE
6 http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm
7 {ts '2009-12-14 04:54:18'}
8 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5
CGI - struct
AUTH_PASSWORD [empty string]
AUTH_TYPE [empty string]
AUTH_USER [empty string]
CERT_COOKIE [empty string]
CERT_FLAGS [empty string]
CERT_ISSUER [empty string]
CERT_KEYSIZE [empty string]
CERT_SECRETKEYSIZE [empty string]
CERT_SERIALNUMBER [empty string]
CERT_SERVER_ISSUER [empty string]
CERT_SERVER_SUBJECT [empty string]
CERT_SUBJECT [empty string]
CF_TEMPLATE_PATH D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
CONTENT_LENGTH 0
CONTENT_TYPE [empty string]
CONTEXT_PATH [empty string]
GATEWAY_INTERFACE CGI/1.1
HTTPS off
HTTPS_KEYSIZE [empty string]
HTTPS_SECRETKEYSIZE [empty string]
HTTPS_SERVER_ISSUER [empty string]
HTTPS_SERVER_SUBJECT [empty string]
HTTP_ACCEPT text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING gzip,deflate
HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE en-us,en;q=0.5
HTTP_CONNECTION keep-alive
HTTP_COOKIE CFID=567967; CFTOKEN=ec5b092707e8a26-8A8AFA79-1217-5C2E-5BCB6986BC97104B; JSESSIONID=f03049f07c012f0edf886b3271775561d731; countrytabs=0
HTTP_HOST www.metroconventions.com
HTTP_REFERER [empty string]
HTTP_USER_AGENT Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5
PATH_INFO /control.cfm
PATH_TRANSLATED D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
QUERY_STRING [empty string]
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HTTPReferer [empty string]
Mailto [empty string]
Message Element DATASOURCE is undefined in REQUEST.
QueryString [empty string]
RemoteAddress 65.41.140.104
RootCause
VARIABLES - struct
Detail [empty string]
ErrNumber 0
Message Element DATASOURCE is undefined in REQUEST.
Resolvedname REQUEST
StackTrace coldfusion.runtime.UndefinedElementException: Element DATASOURCE is undefined in REQUEST. at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.resolveCanonicalName(CfJspPage.java:1647) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolve(CfJspPage.java:1600) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolveAndAutoscalarize(CfJspPage.java:1735) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolveAndAutoscalarize(CfJspPage.java:1728) at cfguest_preview2ecfm911253375.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\events\guest_preview.cfm:20) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTag(CfJspPage.java:2644) at cfmetroconventions_header2ecfm234483097.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\metroconventions_header.cfm:600) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTag(CfJspPage.java:2644) at cfexpand_control2ecfm719041210.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\expand_control.cfm:148) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTag(CfJspPage.java:2644) at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor10(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:413) at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor17(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:408) at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:1) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.invoke(CfincludeFilter.java:65) at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(ApplicationFilter.java:279) at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(RequestMonitorFilter.java:48) at coldfusion.filter.MonitoringFilter.invoke(MonitoringFilter.java:40) at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(PathFilter.java:86) at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(ExceptionFilter.java:70) at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(ClientScopePersistenceFilter.java:28) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(BrowserFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.NoCacheFilter.invoke(NoCacheFilter.java:46) at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(GlobalsFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(DatasourceFilter.java:22) at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(CfmServlet.java:175) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet.service(BootstrapServlet.java:89) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:86) at coldfusion.monitor.event.MonitoringServletFilter.doFilter(MonitoringServletFilter.java:42) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter.doFilter(BootstrapFilter.java:46) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.service(FilterChain.java:101) at jrun.servlet.ServletInvoker.invoke(ServletInvoker.java:106) at jrun.servlet.JRunInvokerChain.invokeNext(JRunInvokerChain.java:42) at jrun.servlet.JRunRequestDispatcher.invoke(JRunRequestDispatcher.java:284) at jrun.servlet.ServletEngineService.dispatch(ServletEngineService.java:543) at jrun.servlet.jrpp.JRunProxyService.invokeRunnable(JRunProxyService.java:203) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$DownstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:320) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$ThreadThrottle.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:428) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$UpstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:266) at jrunx.scheduler.WorkerThread.run(WorkerThread.java:66)
TagContext
VARIABLES - array
1
VARIABLES - struct
COLUMN 0
ID ??
LINE 20
RAW_TRACE at cfguest_preview2ecfm911253375.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\events\guest_preview.cfm:20)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\events\guest_preview.cfm
TYPE CFML
2
VARIABLES - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 600
RAW_TRACE at cfmetroconventions_header2ecfm234483097.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\metroconventions_header.cfm:600)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\metroconventions_header.cfm
TYPE CFML
3
VARIABLES - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 148
RAW_TRACE at cfexpand_control2ecfm719041210.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\expand_control.cfm:148)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\expand_control.cfm
TYPE CFML
4
VARIABLES - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 413
RAW_TRACE at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor10(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:413)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
TYPE CFML
5
VARIABLES - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CF_CONTROL
LINE 408
RAW_TRACE at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor17(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:408)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
TYPE CFML
6
VARIABLES - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CF_CONTROL
LINE 1
RAW_TRACE at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:1)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
TYPE CFML
Type Expression
element DATASOURCE
objectType
VARIABLES - object of java.lang.Class
Class Name java.lang.Class
Methods
Method Return Type
asSubclass(java.lang.Class) java.lang.Class
cast(java.lang.Object) java.lang.Object
desiredAssertionStatus() boolean
forName(java.lang.String, boolean, java.lang.ClassLoader) java.lang.Class
forName(java.lang.String) java.lang.Class
getAnnotation(java.lang.Class) java.lang.annotation.Annotation
getAnnotations() java.lang.annotation.Annotation[]
getCanonicalName() java.lang.String
getClassLoader() java.lang.ClassLoader
getClasses() java.lang.Class[]
getComponentType() java.lang.Class
getConstructor(java.lang.Class[]) java.lang.reflect.Constructor
getConstructors() java.lang.reflect.Constructor[]
getDeclaredAnnotations() java.lang.annotation.Annotation[]
getDeclaredClasses() java.lang.Class[]
getDeclaredConstructor(java.lang.Class[]) java.lang.reflect.Constructor
getDeclaredConstructors() java.lang.reflect.Constructor[]
getDeclaredField(java.lang.String) java.lang.reflect.Field
getDeclaredFields() java.lang.reflect.Field[]
getDeclaredMethod(java.lang.String, java.lang.Class[]) java.lang.reflect.Method
getDeclaredMethods() java.lang.reflect.Method[]
getDeclaringClass() java.lang.Class
getEnclosingClass() java.lang.Class
getEnclosingConstructor() java.lang.reflect.Constructor
getEnclosingMethod() java.lang.reflect.Method
getEnumConstants() java.lang.Object[]
getField(java.lang.String) java.lang.reflect.Field
getFields() java.lang.reflect.Field[]
getGenericInterfaces() java.lang.reflect.Type[]
getGenericSuperclass() java.lang.reflect.Type
getInterfaces() java.lang.Class[]
getMethod(java.lang.String, java.lang.Class[]) java.lang.reflect.Method
getMethods() java.lang.reflect.Method[]
getModifiers() int
getName() java.lang.String
getPackage() java.lang.Package
getProtectionDomain() java.security.ProtectionDomain
getResource(java.lang.String) java.net.URL
getResourceAsStream(java.lang.String) java.io.InputStream
getSigners() java.lang.Object[]
getSimpleName() java.lang.String
getSuperclass() java.lang.Class
getTypeParameters() java.lang.reflect.TypeVariable[]
isAnnotation() boolean
isAnnotationPresent(java.lang.Class) boolean
isAnonymousClass() boolean
isArray() boolean
isAssignableFrom(java.lang.Class) boolean
isEnum() boolean
isInstance(java.lang.Object) boolean
isInterface() boolean
isLocalClass() boolean
isMemberClass() boolean
isPrimitive() boolean
isSynthetic() boolean
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HTTPReferer [empty string]
Mailto [empty string]
Message Element DATASOURCE is undefined in REQUEST.
QueryString [empty string]
RemoteAddress 65.41.140.104
RootCause
VARIABLES - struct
Detail [empty string]
ErrNumber 0
Message Element DATASOURCE is undefined in REQUEST.
Resolvedname REQUEST
StackTrace coldfusion.runtime.UndefinedElementException: Element DATASOURCE is undefined in REQUEST. at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.resolveCanonicalName(CfJspPage.java:1647) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolve(CfJspPage.java:1600) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolveAndAutoscalarize(CfJspPage.java:1735) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolveAndAutoscalarize(CfJspPage.java:1728) at cfguest_preview2ecfm911253375.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\events\guest_preview.cfm:20) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTag(CfJspPage.java:2644) at cfmetroconventions_header2ecfm234483097.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\metroconventions_header.cfm:600) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTag(CfJspPage.java:2644) at cfexpand_control2ecfm719041210.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\expand_control.cfm:148) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTag(CfJspPage.java:2644) at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor10(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:413) at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor17(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:408) at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:1) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:192) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:366) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.invoke(CfincludeFilter.java:65) at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(ApplicationFilter.java:279) at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(RequestMonitorFilter.java:48) at coldfusion.filter.MonitoringFilter.invoke(MonitoringFilter.java:40) at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(PathFilter.java:86) at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(ExceptionFilter.java:70) at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(ClientScopePersistenceFilter.java:28) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(BrowserFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.NoCacheFilter.invoke(NoCacheFilter.java:46) at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(GlobalsFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(DatasourceFilter.java:22) at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(CfmServlet.java:175) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet.service(BootstrapServlet.java:89) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:86) at coldfusion.monitor.event.MonitoringServletFilter.doFilter(MonitoringServletFilter.java:42) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter.doFilter(BootstrapFilter.java:46) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.service(FilterChain.java:101) at jrun.servlet.ServletInvoker.invoke(ServletInvoker.java:106) at jrun.servlet.JRunInvokerChain.invokeNext(JRunInvokerChain.java:42) at jrun.servlet.JRunRequestDispatcher.invoke(JRunRequestDispatcher.java:284) at jrun.servlet.ServletEngineService.dispatch(ServletEngineService.java:543) at jrun.servlet.jrpp.JRunProxyService.invokeRunnable(JRunProxyService.java:203) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$DownstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:320) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$ThreadThrottle.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:428) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$UpstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:266) at jrunx.scheduler.WorkerThread.run(WorkerThread.java:66)
TagContext
VARIABLES - array
1
VARIABLES - struct
COLUMN 0
ID ??
LINE 20
RAW_TRACE at cfguest_preview2ecfm911253375.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\events\guest_preview.cfm:20)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\events\guest_preview.cfm
TYPE CFML
2
VARIABLES - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 600
RAW_TRACE at cfmetroconventions_header2ecfm234483097.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\metroconventions_header.cfm:600)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\metroconventions_header.cfm
TYPE CFML
3
VARIABLES - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 148
RAW_TRACE at cfexpand_control2ecfm719041210.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\expand_control.cfm:148)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\expand_control.cfm
TYPE CFML
4
VARIABLES - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 413
RAW_TRACE at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor10(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:413)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
TYPE CFML
5
VARIABLES - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CF_CONTROL
LINE 408
RAW_TRACE at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028._factor17(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:408)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
TYPE CFML
6
VARIABLES - struct
COLUMN 0
ID CF_CONTROL
LINE 1
RAW_TRACE at cfcontrol2ecfm184266028.runPage(D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm:1)
TEMPLATE D:\inetpub\wwwroot\metroconventions\control.cfm
TYPE CFML
Type Expression
element DATASOURCE
objectType
VARIABLES - object of java.lang.Class
Class Name java.lang.Class
Methods
Method Return Type
asSubclass(java.lang.Class) java.lang.Class
cast(java.lang.Object) java.lang.Object
desiredAssertionStatus() boolean
forName(java.lang.String, boolean, java.lang.ClassLoader) java.lang.Class
forName(java.lang.String) java.lang.Class
getAnnotation(java.lang.Class) java.lang.annotation.Annotation
getAnnotations() java.lang.annotation.Annotation[]
getCanonicalName() java.lang.String
getClassLoader() java.lang.ClassLoader
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1 y 775228CB-1217-5C2E-5B19BDF324ADD5BF 2009-11-29 15:51:29.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">The web server is back online following updates and acquiring a faster connection. All the websites are active again and the homepage will be undergoing updates for 2010. In the meantime, please excuse any old information you see on the website and look forward to <b>METROCON 2010!</b></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><b><font face="Verdana" size="2">METROCON - YEAR 8<br /> FLORIDA'S LARGEST ANIME CONVENTION&nbsp;</font></b></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><b><font face="Verdana" size="2">July 23 - 25, 2010 <br /> Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL <br /> Theme: Ninja vs Samurai</font></b></p> 41B662D9-1217-5C2E-5BC649D5413165C0 SITE UPDATE!
2 y 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-10-28 15:35:13.0 <p>Hey guys, letting everyone know that we're going to have the forums and the site down for a couple of days (Thurs-Fri) while we do some work on the server itself.&nbsp; Everything should be back up after Friday, as long as everything goes as planned.<br /> <br /> We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience and hope to see everyone back in a couple of days!<br /> <br /> Also, site updates will be starting soon with information for <strong>METROCON&nbsp;2010</strong>!&nbsp; We apologize for the delay, but we have been very busy working on the Convention Management System/TeamMETRO making upgrades to it and adding new functionalities.<br /> <br /> Stay tuned for further announcements and news!&nbsp; =D<br /> <br /> METROCON&nbsp;Staff</p> 9CA50E13-1217-5C2E-5BCC1061A3313324 Maintenance Notice
3 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-06-12 23:54:00.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;">Hi everyone, your friendly neighborhood Director of Operations here. For those of you who remember, the last time I posted a letter addressed to the general public, it was in response to the debacle that was the Flugtag being scheduled on the same weekend as METROCON 2008. That being said, you would be led to assume that I only post these in times of need. You would assume correctly.<br /> <br /> As many of you have heard in the last 36 hours, Roy Harms, our CEO and Mr. Metrocon himself, was arrested. The allegation against him is, as shown by public record, &quot;Carnal Intercourse With Unmarried&quot;, under Florida Statute 794.05.<br /> <br /> You may ask yourself why I would personally publicize this information further than it has already spread. My thoughts on that are better that you hear it from me, and not 4Chan, or a blog, or any of the other places people attempt to ruin other peoples' images on the internet.<br /> <br /> The official statement from METROCON is as such: Roy Harms is our CEO, and a very close friend of mine. I trust him with my life, my dreams, and my 4-year-old step-daughter, and so would anyone else that has ever met the man. That being said, when forming your opinions on the situation, I want to make very clear one thing:<br /> <br /> An arrest does NOT mean a conviction to or admittance of the crime being charged. In this particular situation there is one thing required for an arrest to be made, and that is a claim. His arrest does not mean he violated a statute, it means he is being <em>accused</em> of violating a statute. Perhaps we can take some insight and look at what this means. Someone said something, and because we live in a state where that can be all it takes to ruin a person, he was arrested.<br /> <br /> I started this letter mentioning the Flugtag, and the last time I wrote a letter like this. I reference back to that. We, METROCON, as a whole, handled a crisis that was presented to us as if out of nowhere. We banded together, we found our fun for the weekend, we fought off the drunks and the Red Bull jockies, and we found ourselves feeling more like a family than ever before. What I am asking you to do now is that same thing. This entire situation was not started by a cry of pain or anguish from a victim. This was a malicious attack on the convention itself. I stress the fact that it was an attack on the convention, and not Mr. Roy Harms, because if anyone wanted to bring this to him with the least amount of fallout and backlash as possible, and without hurting the anime community in Florida, they would not have done it 8 days before the convention.<br /> <br /> Every year at closing ceremonies, Roy personally gets up and reminds everyone that this convention is absolutely nothing without the fans in the audience. Without everyone there, we're just a bunch of nerds in a big empty building. We'd still have fun, sure, but it would not be the euphoric, ensnaring event that this convention has come to represent. To me, this is more than just a weekend where I work and hang out with my friends, talk about anime, and put on shows. This weekend is about you. Every single one of you. And I know for a fact, that this is Mr. Roy Harms' mentality as well. In this show I have found my family, my dreams, my fears, my struggles, and (direct or indirect) everything that I hold dear in this world. In the 6 and a half years that METROCON has existed, I have heard so many stories of panic, anguish, unhappiness and depression that were solved in that three days at METROCON...you wouldn't believe me if I told you some of them.<br /> <br /> To make my point... It's not about one person, or what they're being accused of. It isn't about the people out there doing everything within their power to try and stop us. It's not about any malicious attempt to take something important to you, the congoers, away from you, ripping it mercilessly from those who want, need, and had it. What it IS about, is <em>us</em>. Every single person that attends, works for, looks into, thinks about, talks about, writes about, and dreams about METROCON. Anyone who reads this is infinitely more important to this convention than Roy or myself could even hope to be. But without each other, and everyone else that normally fills those halls of the convention center with the flash of a camera or the ring of a cell phone...without the faint hum of an iPod headphone dangling from someone's ear, or the giggling of a new romance forming...without everything we stand for being intact...we are useless.<br /> <br /> That being said, in an effort to do what is best for us as a family, Roy has made a decision to step down. I will be spearheading the convention for what is left of this season, along with our third Core Staff member, our Head of Security and a trusted friend of mine, Nick Fazio. Roy has made it very clear to me, although this attack is still only an assumption and simply that, an attack, it does endanger the reputation of this show. He does not want anything associated with him to be associated with this convention, be it truth or biased fiction, and despite the convincing it took for us to agree, we believe this to be our best course of action. METROCON is a family event, and it always will be, and should anyone doubt the safety of their children at this event because of an accusation based on a story from years ago that has been twisted to an unidentifiable state, we hope this will dispel their concerns. Hopefully after a while, this will all blow over, and Roy can step back into his shoes as Mr. Metrocon. However, only time will tell, and rest assured we as the Core Staff of METROCON will always and only do what is best for this family.<br /> <br /> Until the day comes when people give up on what they believe in, there will be a METROCON, no matter who attempts to do what to any of us.<br /> <br /> Ladies and gentlemen, I will see you all in a week, and if you have any questions, direct them to me. My contact information is below.</p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;"><br /> Alex Craddock<br /> METROCON.HOVR.AlexCraddock@gmail.com</p> D7C01CBA-1217-5C2E-5B64B2E62E828F5C RE: METROCON 2009 and Current Events
4 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-06-12 14:12:48.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana">Attention Anime Fans! Despite any of the rumors you may have heard, METROCON is still happening this weekend and for the foreseeable future. Nothing is changing and no vendors or sponsors have pulled out. We suggest that you disregard baseless rumors and come to the convention and have a wonderful time as you always have!</font></p> D5AC03DE-1217-5C2E-5BDD38B5091A9287 CONVENTION UPDATE!!
5 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-06-11 00:30:27.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Verdana"><span class="apple-style-span"><span style="background-image: url(none); background-attachment: scroll; background-repeat: repeat; background-position: 0% 0%">&quot;Hey, METROCON! This is Anna from Ana's Ikimaru reminding you all that if you have not booked a reservation for our Geisha, Samurai, and Kimono Makeover, time is running out! Wednesday night at Midnight on June 17th, online reservations will be finished. At that point, only walk-in appointments will be available at the convention on a first come, first serve basis. That means if you a) Don't have Paypal, or b) Didn't get your reservation in on time,&nbsp;&nbsp;you will still have a shot to having one of our Photo Shoots! Also, we have taken extra measures to ensure all three Photo Shoots will be available to our walk-in customers. If you are interested in signing up for one of our walk-in appointments, stop by Room 12&nbsp;and we'll be glad to help you!&nbsp;</span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Verdana"><span class="apple-style-span"><span style="background-image: url(none); background-attachment: scroll; background-repeat: repeat; background-position: 0% 0%; font-weight: 700">Book your reservation here:&nbsp;<br /> </span></span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline; text-underline: single" target="_blank" href="http://ikimaru.com/services.html">http://ikimaru.com/services.html</a></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" class="MsoNormal"><strong><span class="apple-style-span"><font size="2" face="Verdana"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4222">[Click here for more information]</a></font></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Verdana"><span class="apple-style-span"><span style="background-image: url(none); background-attachment: scroll; background-repeat: repeat; background-position: 0% 0%">We are SO excited that the con is almost here! We were so thankful to have your support in our&nbsp;inaugural&nbsp;year, and we can't wait to see you again next week!</span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Verdana"><span class="apple-style-span"><span style="background-image: url(none); background-attachment: scroll; background-repeat: repeat; background-position: 0% 0%">-Anna and RJ&quot;</span></span></font></p> CD94C3E0-1217-5C2E-5B2130D88BA48639 ANA'S IKIMARU UPDATE!
6 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-06-10 22:31:22.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Verdana">To everyone at METROCON, <strong>Illich Guardiola</strong> will not be able to attended METROCON this year due to a death in the family. He sends his apologizes to all the fans who were looking to see him there and hopes to attended METROCON next year.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> We at METROCON&nbsp;send our deepest sympathies to Illich and his family in this trying time.</font></p> CD27BEF1-1217-5C2E-5B272E976BB5C244 GUEST UPDATE
7 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-06-10 12:34:50.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: 700">PLEASE NOTE: </span><font size="2"><span style="font-family: Verdana">The Tampa Convention Center has banned all types of skates. So, no roller skates, no wheelie shoes...no type of skates at all. </span></font><font size="2" face="Verdana">No exceptions!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana">Our convention guide has already gone to print. It states that skates are still allowed. Please disregard this as in it is incorrect. We apologize for the inconvenience.</font></p> CB05987D-1217-5C2E-5B06D62B247B4C8F ROLLER SKATES UPDATE!
8 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-06-10 04:57:45.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana">The <strong>Anime Idol</strong> finalists have been chosen! Check out the list <strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4195">here</a></strong> and make sure you don't miss their on-stage, live performances at 3PM on Saturday in Main Events! We thank all of those who entered and have to admit that you all made the finalists REALLY hard this year to narrow down. For those who did not make it, we hope that you please try again next year and we're sorry we can't have everyone perform on stage.<br /> <br /> Congratulations to the finalists and (for those with who prefer theatre luck) break a leg on stage!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font size="2" face="Verdana"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4195">[Click here for more information]</a></font></strong></p> C9632050-1217-5C2E-5B23A76BC62CA586 ANIME IDOL FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!
9 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-06-10 01:45:21.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana"><strong>PLEASE NOTE:</strong> Volunteers who miss any more than two time slots they have signed up for will no longer be eligible for a badge refund. <strong>You may not make this time up!</strong> This is due to volunteers showing up very late and or skipping out on their times and attempting to make it up when they feel like it.<br /> <br /> Please be on time for your shift or show up early. We want everyone to have a good time but we need people to work the times they've signed up for.</font></p> C8B2FC17-1217-5C2E-5B8B2CFAA9A90F63 VOLUNTEER HOURS NOTIFICATION!
10 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-06-04 22:35:48.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana">In the spirit of our continual pursuit of a better and safer convention, we at <strong>METROCON</strong> would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some new addendum to our polices. <br /> <br /> <strong>ROLLER SKATES:<br /> </strong><strong style="font-weight: 400">Recently the use of roller skates has become prevalent do to the rising popularity of certain shows. Given this the use of roller skates are acceptable as long as the person wearing them has a &ldquo;handler&rdquo; with them at all times. (That means someone who is wearing normal shoes.) The handler&rsquo;s job is to make sure that the person on skates has a &ldquo;hand&rdquo; when needed. (You see what I did there?) This will also insure that you can not &ldquo;zip&rdquo; around the convention center as that would leave your poor handler in the dust. Unless of course, he/she was running after you and you already know how we feel about running in the halls. Also anyone wearing roller skates MUST use the elevator, NOT the escalator, when traveling between floors. As always we ask that use you common sense and good judgment when wearing anything that will impede your balance or ability to walk and as always we at METROCON will not be held responsible should you be injured.</strong><strong><br /> <br /> PADDLES:<br /> </strong>Paddles are considered weapons and will be treated as such. They must follow all the standard rules stated above. Just like any other weapon, if you strike someone with it, it will be confiscated. If the problem persists you may lose you badge. As always please use common sense.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana"><strong>Signs/Banners<br /> </strong>You are not allowed to carry signs at <strong>METROCON </strong>unless it is specifically part of a costume that is well known to have a sign associated with it (example: Genma from Ranma 1/2). Any signs that are obviously not part of a costume or have solicitation of any kind (almost any sign you will see at a convention) will be taken from you without question. If you try to say a sign is part of your costume when it is <strong>OBVIOUSLY</strong> not <strong>AND</strong> you argue about it, you <strong>MAY</strong> very well find yourself ejected.<br /> <br /> To be blunt, any signs that say, &quot;Will do (Yaoi/Yuri/Glomp) for (Money/Other Goods)&quot;, will be taken from you, destroyed, and <strong>MAY</strong> result in your possible ejection! Any signs that have hateful, lewd, or lascivious (that's sexual references to those who don't understand) writing on them will again, be taken from you, destroyed and you <strong>WILL</strong> be ejected from the convention. &nbsp;If you do this with a whiteboard and think we won't take it, you are incorrect. We could always use new whiteboards. We like them.</font>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana"><strong>SO</strong>, <strong>AGAIN</strong>, <strong>NO</strong> Yaoi, Yuri, Hentai, Glomps/Hugs, Pocky, Sad Fanboy/Fangirl/Panda signs (that's the short list) will be allowed whatsoever.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana">There will be <strong>NO ARGUMENT</strong> with staff on this matter. If a staffer takes a sign from you and gives you a warning, be grateful that you are still allowed to stay at the convention.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> We really don't like ejecting people from the convention. It's not fun. So, if you are planning on carrying a sign or banner, please think first, use a <strong>LOT</strong> of common sense, write us if you're not sure, and then only when you are absolutely positive it will not get you in trouble, make your sign. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana"><strong>COSTUMES OUTSIDE THE CONVENTION CENTER:<br /> </strong>Please remember that you are not allowed to wear a mask or anything else that covers your face outside of the convention center. Any costume that could incite fear or panic from uniformed bystanders, (IE. SWAT gear, Military uniforms, anything with fake blood on it, etc.) should not be worn out side the convention center either. Please behave in an appropriate manner when dealing with the outside world, as not everyone is familiar with the standard goings on at an anime convention. No one wants to be responsible for the police being called and disrupting the convention. Which is exactly what can happen if Roy is called away from starting an event to talk to the local authorities because someone was being stupid.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana">AS long as everyone can behave themselves in an appropriate manner we can all enjoy our selves that much more. (Not to mention my stress levels will be greatly reduced.) As always we look forward to another great METROCON experience and fun and safe year for everyone.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font size="2" face="Verdana"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=693">[Click here for the entire Security FAQ]</a></font></strong></p> AE45A574-1217-5C2E-5BFDB723B0C7B2B4 SECURITY UPDATE!
11 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-06-04 12:46:21.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">The <strong>Sheraton&nbsp;Riverwalk&nbsp;Hotel </strong>has agreed to extend the cut-off date for hotel reservations to <strong>June 15th</strong>! Get you room while they still have them!</font></span></p> AC29FEC2-1217-5C2E-5BC03E3EF7064DAB SHERATON RIVERWALK HOTEL CUTOFF DATE EXTENDED!
12 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-06-02 11:56:08.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><b> <span style="font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">METROCON Mascot Trivia Challenge!!</font></span></b><span style="font-family: Verdana"><font size="2"><br> <br> For those of you who Pre-Registered for<b> METROCON 2009</b>, the <b>METROCON Mascots</b> have put together a special treat <b>just for you</b>!&nbsp; Megan, Stephen, Cris, and Flor will be cruising the Pre-Registration line and randomly selecting patrons and asking Sci-Fi- or Fantasy-related Trivia Questions for prizes!&nbsp; These prizes will be chosen by you, the patron, but there is a catch...you will not know what you have received until the Mascot opens the envelope...<br> <br> What will you have won?&nbsp; A free <b>upgrade to VIP status</b>?&nbsp; Free <b>admission to the Fantasy Masquerade</b>?&nbsp; Or even, the ability to jump to the front of the line for an <b>autograph from the Voice Actor of your choice</b>?<br> <br> Be sure to Pre-Register online <b>NOW</b> before it is too late!&nbsp; The Mascots will ONLY be offering this opportunity to those who pre-register!&nbsp; Bring your knowledge of Fantasy and Sci-fi with you, and you could <b>WIN</b>!<br> <br> </font><i><font size="2">(Disclaimers - Those who have purchased a VIP pass to METROCON 2009 are excluded from this offer.&nbsp; Only twelve winners will be selected, and prizes are limited to one per patron.)</font></i></span></p> A1AF4CAE-1217-5C2E-5B44B23EDD59E919 METROCON MASCOT TRIVIA CHALLENGE!
13 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-06-01 16:24:22.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Verdana">The <strong>Embassy Suites Hotel </strong>has sent us a list of food they will be preparing throughout the weekend for guests of <strong>METROCON</strong>!<br /> </font> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Thursday June 18, 2009</span></strong> <ul style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in" type="disc"> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Asian Buffet 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm $9.00 all inclusive </span> <ul style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in" type="circle"> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Chicken Fried Rice</span><font size="2" face="Verdana"> </font> </li> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Asian Noodle bowl</span><font size="2" face="Verdana"> </font> </li> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Asian Veggie Stir fry</span><font size="2" face="Verdana"> </font> </li> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Fountain Soda</span> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Friday June 19, 2009</span></strong> <ul style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in" type="disc"> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Concessions sold in Prefunction (cash only) </span> <ul style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in" type="circle"> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Assorted bags of chips</span><font size="2" face="Verdana"> </font> </li> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Assorted cookies</span><font size="2" face="Verdana"> </font> </li> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Assorted candy bars</span><font size="2" face="Verdana"> </font> </li> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Granola bars</span><font size="2" face="Verdana"> </font> </li> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Assorted sodas </span> </li> </ul> </li> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Grill outside Trolleys&nbsp; 12pm &ndash; 4pm </span> <ul style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in" type="circle"> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Hot Dogs $6</span><font size="2" face="Verdana"> </font> </li> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Hamburgers $7</span><font size="2" face="Verdana"> </font> </li> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Chips (included)</span><font size="2" face="Verdana"> </font> </li> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Soda (included)</span><font size="2" face="Verdana">&nbsp;</font> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in" type="disc"> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Asian Buffet 4:00 pm &ndash; 7:00 pm $9.00 all inclusive (similar menu as Thursday night)</span><font size="2" face="Verdana"> </font> </li> </ul> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">&nbsp;</span></strong><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Saturday June 20, 2009</span></strong> <ul style="margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in" type="disc"> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Concessions sold in Prefunction</span><font size="2" face="Verdana"> </font> </li> <li class="MsoNormal"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Grill outside Trolleys 11 am &ndash; 9 pm</span><font size="2" face="Verdana"> </font> </li> </ul> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">&nbsp;</span></strong><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">Sunday June 21, 2009 ~ </span></strong><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">TBD</span> 9D7E8332-1217-5C2E-5B1D2D7F68DBE46A EMBASSY SUITES ANNOUNCES MENU FOR METROCON!
14 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-31 00:21:52.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana">By popular demand, we are going to extend pre-registration by one week! So many people have requested just a little more time that we decided to grant an extension.<br /> </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana">Pre-registration will now end midnight 06/7/2009. See you at the convention!</font></p> 94E6F62C-1217-5C2E-5B06DC64BA81053A PRE-REGISTRATION EXTENDED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND!
15 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-29 23:01:00.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana"><strong>REMINDER</strong>: If you pre-registered for tickets, you should have received an official email from us with your <strong>Transaction ID</strong>. This should have occurred within minutes of you making your payment. You must have this printed out and with you to get your badges at registration. You <strong>MAY NOT</strong> use the PayPal receipt. You <strong>MUST</strong> use the official <strong>METROCON</strong> email with that specific <strong>Transaction ID</strong>. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana">If for some reason you did not receive your email, accidentally deleted it, had it erased in a magnetic storm, Skuld smashed it with her hammer cuz she thought it was a bug in reality, or Inaba, the apprentice bunny guardian of the dimensional doors, accidentally threw it into a parallel dimension, you need to request a new one. Email us at: <a href="mailto:info@animemetro.com">info@animemetro.com</a> and request a new receipt. You must provide the name it was purchased under. Do not expect us to see an email that just states, &quot;I lost it!&quot; and know who you are. This isn't Lain, and this isn't the Wired and we're certainly not going into there, or the World for that matter, to find the information in cyberspace. Please give us details when you write us. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana">Also, a <strong>HUGE</strong> question that we answer every year is, &quot;My mom bought my ticket and their name is on the email! Can I still get my ticket?&quot; Yes, all you need to do is present the <strong>Transaction ID</strong> at registration and we will look it up on our list and give you your tickets. Almost easier than piloting a Gundam for the first time (they include the instruction manuals in those).</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2" face="Verdana">So, get those <strong>Transaction ID</strong>s printed out and put in a safe place to bring them to the convention. We don't want anyone missing out!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> See you at <strong>METROCON</strong>!</font></p> 8F768F76-1217-5C2E-5B772387680C2DAA REMINDER ABOUT TRANSACTION IDS!
16 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-29 00:54:38.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>Cosplay Carnivale</strong> pre-judging times have been listed along with the registration form. If you are participating in the contest, make sure to fill the form out and have it ready when you register at the convention.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4022">[Click here for information on Cosplay Carnivale]</a></strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/docs/cosplay_carnivale_entry_form_Metrocon_2009.pdf">[Click here for the Cosplay Carnivale registration form]</a></strong></font></p> 8AB83B4C-1217-5C2E-5B6CB585D8DC7040 COSPLAY CARNIVALE REGISTRATION
17 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-28 21:26:32.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Cosplay Challenge finalists are posted! Check them out <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4195">here</a> and then come see them work on their projects at the convention.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Congratulations to the finalists and good luck!</font></p> 89F9B734-1217-5C2E-5B10EFE6D89573A9 COSPLAY CHALLENGE FINALISTS!
18 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-28 12:31:42.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">The <b> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3789">Microphone/Tech FAQ</a></b> has been updated. For those of you who might be performing on stage at <b>METROCON</b>, please go read it. It will help you a lot with what to do and, especially, what NOT to do on stage.</font></font></p> 88101040-1217-5C2E-5B56DA35C0615E0F MICROPHONE / TECH FAQ UPDATE!
19 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-27 23:27:00.0 <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="color: black; font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">Hello </font></span><font size="2"><span style="font-family: Verdana"><strong>METROCON</strong>!</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="color: black; font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">Mike from <strong>Best Buy</strong> here with some news! Ok, we only have a few more weeks to go and the Con will be here!&nbsp; Well, in case you didn&rsquo;t know, <strong>Best Buy</strong> is sponsoring the <strong>METROCON</strong> screening room this year and we have a ton of recent shows in the line up for everyone to check out. Hopefully, you'll see a series that you may like and want to start collecting. &nbsp;Now to do all of this, we had to get permission from a number of production companies like, <strong>Right Stuf</strong>, <strong>Animiego</strong>, <strong>Starz Media</strong>, <strong>ADV</strong>, and <strong>Funimation</strong>!&nbsp; Well, in true <strong>Best Buy</strong> fashion, we're bringing you the latest and greatest! <strong>Funimation</strong> has given us not one but <strong>TWO</strong> exclusives to be shown at the Con Before they are released!&nbsp; That&rsquo;s right!&nbsp; The first is the highly anticipated &ldquo;<strong>Romeo X Juliet</strong>&rdquo; and second will be &ldquo;<strong>Kaze no Stigma</strong>&rdquo;!&nbsp; Both titles are due out soon after the con, but you will be able to check them out before anyone else right here at <strong>METROCON</strong>!&nbsp; We hope you all enjoy this and would like to thank <strong>Sophie</strong> at <strong>Funimation</strong> for this great &nbsp;exclusive!&nbsp; Be sure to check out the <strong>Video Screeners Room</strong> under <strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3539">Events Schedule</a></strong> on the site to find all the show titles and times so you don&rsquo;t miss out and we can&rsquo;t wait to see you there!</font></span>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-weight: 700; color: black; font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">Mike B&nbsp;<br /> </font></span><span style="font-weight: 700; color: black; font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">Best Buy</font></span></p> 8541A507-1217-5C2E-5B8054D69EE4A402 SCREENERS UPDATE!
20 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-27 13:56:06.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">The Tampa Convention Center has released the east area on the second floor to us for this year. This means that we are opening up the second Artist Alley area we were talking about.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">So, all of you that missed out on booth space now have an opportunity to get one. The second area is technically as big as the first one; however, since it is extremely close to the convention, we are only releasing the booths one row at a time. This way, they will all be filled in properly without us having to move anyone.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">For those of you wanting booth space, register for an Artist account and then select your booth. Please select from Artist Area 2.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/events/events_home.cfm?ltype=artists">[Click here to register for an Artist account]</a></font></strong></p> 8336F7DA-1217-5C2E-5BB702997F2B5E3B MORE ARTIST ALLEY BOOTHS RELEASED!
21 n [empty string] 2009-05-27 13:54:29.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">The Tampa Convention Center has released the east area on the second floor to us for this year. This means that we are opening up the second Artist Alley area we were talking about.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">So, all of you that missed out on booth space now have an opportunity to get one. The second area is technically as big as the first one; however, since it is extremely close to the convention, we are only releasing the booths one row at a time. This way, they will all be filled in properly without us having to move anyone.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">For those of you wanting booth space, register for an Artist account and then select your booth. Please select from Artist Area 2.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/events/events_home.cfm?ltype=artists">[Click here to register for an Artist account]</a></font></strong></p> 83357CA4-1217-5C2E-5BCF58ECA51379BA MORE ARTIST ALLEY BOOTHS RELEASED!
22 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-23 07:17:10.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Snake from the <strong>METRO Star Party</strong> has a contest involving something he knows a lot about - <strong>BOXES</strong>! <br /> <br /> Snake has brought his friends along and a ton of cardboard boxes to help him build stuff to fight those pesky Metal Gears he keeps running into. How can you help? The first people at this event will be divided into teams. Those teams will get one Star Party member each, a roll of duct tape, a box cutter (wielded by the Star Party member), and cardboard boxes they select from a pile. The goal? To design and build a cardboard mech on one of the members of your team in two hours! The winner of the contest will be the best designed and built mech that impresses Snake the most. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Further instructions will be given to you by Snake at the contest!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">Room 19: Saturday 3-5pm </font></strong></p> 6D304E3B-1217-5C2E-5B9D654D6B5AA15D SNAKE'S CARDBOARD BOX BUILD A MECH COMPETITION!
23 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-21 23:43:35.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We've added more volunteer hours! The V<strong>ideo Game Room</strong> has been added and there's still time in other departments!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">If you would like to volunteer, please sign up for a <strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/events/events_home.cfm">Team Metro</a></strong> account and select your hours!</font>.</p> 666AAD26-1217-5C2E-5B296A593ED15DE9 VOLUNTEER HOURS ADDED!
24 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-21 01:36:29.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We've opened up more space for panels! We've added a Sci-fi room and another standard panel room. If you missed out on panel times or want to talk about something other than anime, then go sign up NOW!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">There's about a week left (give or take) and we'll be checking regularly to approve panels. So hurry up and get your time scheduled!</font></p> 61ABAD0D-1217-5C2E-5BAC8905A5DBA930 MORE PANEL ROOMS OPENED UP!
25 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-20 03:44:02.0 <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">To everyone at METROCON, Lauren Goodnight is very sorry that she can't attend this year. She has prior engagement the weekend of the convention. She hopes that everyone has a great time at METROCON and hopes to see everyone next year. </font></p> 5CFA1998-1217-5C2E-5BE81365845E6587 GUEST UPDATE
26 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-20 02:54:02.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font lang="en" face="Verdana" size="2">Do you want to hear a story?&nbsp; Would you like to see a fairytale unfold?&nbsp; Would you like to be swept up in Japanese dance and elegant song?&nbsp; <br /> <br /> The <strong>Fairytale Theater</strong> at <strong>METROCON 2009</strong> will feature <strong>Nihon Buyo</strong> dance, a graceful contortionist, a manzai comedy duo, elegant Japanese singing, and much more!&nbsp; Also, among the many plays to be performed, is the classic Japanese horror tale &quot;<strong>Bancho Sarayashiki</strong>&quot;. <br /> <br /> Be sure you don't miss the first ever performance of the <strong>Fairytale Theater</strong>, our <strong>Kaomise</strong> (Face Showing Ceremony) on <strong>Saturday, June 20th, at 10pm</strong>!</font></p> 5CCC4F1F-1217-5C2E-5BC09B47AF24802F FAIRYTALE THEATER UPDATE!
27 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-20 02:17:22.0 <table border="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" width="100%" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="100%"> <img border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/metro_star_party/metro_star_hunt.jpg" width="640" height="337"></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%" bgcolor="#4C4C4C" height="5"></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%" height="5"></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"> <span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: Verdana,sans-serif">The <b>METRO Star Hunt</b>.<br> <br> After the <b><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4074"> METRO Star Party</a></b> ends you can still earn star points! Look for <b> Mario</b> and the other special guests in the halls for a chance to win <b> STAR BITS!</b> What’s a Star Bit? It is a tiny star worth multiple star points! Stars come in many different colors. Some of them are more rare than others so they are worth more points. But be ready to earn those rare stars! </span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"> <font size="2"> <span style="font-family: Verdana,sans-serif; font-weight: 700"> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4237">[Click here for more information]</a></span></font></p> </td> </tr> </table> 5CAABF63-1217-5C2E-5BEC6EBE2152815F METRO STAR HUNT!
28 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-19 22:03:30.0 <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="100%"><img height="149" alt="" width="640" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/robot_fights.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%" bgcolor="#4C4C4C" height="5"></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%" height="5"></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">Combative robotics comes to <strong>METROCON</strong>! </font></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">You've seen it on the TV shows <strong>BattleBots</strong> and <strong>Robot Wars</strong>, now come see it live. <strong>Bay Area Robot Fights</strong> at <strong>METROCON</strong> will feature 'bots up to three pounds fighting it out in a fully enclosed miniature <strong>BattleBox</strong>. </font></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2"><span style="font-weight: 700; font-family: Verdana"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4233">[Click here for more information]</a></span></font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 5BC25382-1217-5C2E-5B8BE6A661F24660 BAY AREA ROBOT FIGHTS!
29 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-15 18:09:35.0 <table border="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" width="100%" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b> METROCON</b> has just signed a deal with <b>Borders</b> to advertise in their stores! They'll be at the convention in the dealers room as well, so make sure you stop by their booth.<br> <br> Here's an exclusive for everyone. You'll be seeing this poster in the manga sections of 18 <b>Borders</b> stores around Florida!</font></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%" height="5" bgcolor="#4C4C4C"></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%"> <img border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/borders_insert_web.jpg" width="640" height="495"></td> </tr> </table> 4652BC92-1217-5C2E-5B0C8F8F10FADFE0 METROCON SIGNS DEAL WITH BORDERS!
30 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-11 22:30:42.0 <p><img height="145" alt="" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/IkiAdStudio.jpg" width="640" border="0" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>Presented by Metrocon and Ana's Ikimaru</strong></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; text-align: left" align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>Experience a one-of-a-kind photo shoot whether you choose to become a Geisha, a Samurai, or just experience a full kimono dressing. Relax as a mix of both traditional and modern Japanese music is played for your listening enjoyment.</strong></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; text-align: left" align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4222">[Click here for more information]</a></strong></font></p> 32A85BE9-1217-5C2E-5BE6334113E5EFC1 ANA'S IKIMARU GEISHA AND SAMURAI MAKEOVER STUDIO
31 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-08 01:11:00.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">I know people are registering for the convention but I thought I would take a moment and remind everyone that we do have Group Pricing available if you buy 15 or more tickets at one time.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">You do receive a pretty good discount if you buy them all at once. So, get a bunch of friends together and save yourselves some cash!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3159#group">[Click here for Group Pricing Calculator]</a></b></font></p> 1EA1AD20-1217-5C2E-5B34F7835DFB631A GROUP PRICING REMINDER
32 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-08 00:42:49.0 <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span style="color: black">Hello <strong>METROCON</strong>!!&nbsp; <br /> <br /> <strong>Mike</strong> from <strong>Best Buy</strong> here and I have a major update for everyone!&nbsp; Ok!&nbsp; As promised, we at <strong>Best Buy</strong> wanted to make this year's <strong>METROCON</strong> even better than the last!&nbsp; With our sophomore year we teamed up with the guys at Metro and talked about being more involved with all the contests being held.&nbsp; So, we decided to give away some great prizes to the winners of a number of contests this year as well as sponsoring screenings!&nbsp; </span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">T<span style="color: black">o start, the <strong>Cosplay Carnivale</strong> Best in Show winner&nbsp;will get a new Rock Band 2 set!&nbsp; Other winners will receive a DVD prize pack thanks to our friends from <strong>FUNimation</strong>! Best in Show for <strong>Anime Idol</strong> will win a professional recording studio microphone with recording PC software!&nbsp; Other prizes to be given out for winners include a karaoke player and a <strong>FUNimation</strong> DVD prize pack!&nbsp; <strong>Best Buy</strong> will also be giving the Best in Show winner of the <strong>Picture This</strong> contest an Insignia 7&rdquo; Digital photo frame!&nbsp; Other prizes to be given out for winners include a digital photo key chain frame, a $20 Best Buy Gift card, and a&nbsp;<strong>Right Stuf</strong> prize pack!&nbsp; And finally, just for fun we decided to throw in some Best Buy Gift cards randomly into the mix, so watch for those!&nbsp; </span></font><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="color: black"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Last year's Mario Kart Wii contest in the Gaming room was such a blast, we thought we should do something like it again!&nbsp; So, this year's contest Wii Game we decided it will be&hellip;..&quot;<strong>Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Lightsaber Duels</strong>&quot;!&nbsp; This will be a single elimination contest!&nbsp; Sign up will be on Friday and early Saturday of the Con at the <strong>Best Buy</strong> booth.&nbsp; The battle will be on Saturday afternoon and the winner will get a brand new Wii gaming system complete with the Clone Wars game and lightsabers!&nbsp; So start practicing now people!&nbsp; We can&rsquo;t wait to see you all flailing around in the gaming room with the lightsabers! &nbsp;Good luck and May the force be with you! Um..can I say that or is it copyrighted? LOL!</font></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span style="color: black">I have been working hard this past year with <strong>Best Buy</strong> on something personal. I, like most of you, buy a ton of anime, but wish I could check some of it out first before I go and spend my hard earned cash on something I might not like.&nbsp; Therefore, this year I wanted to be involved with the screening room for <strong>METROCON</strong>.&nbsp; Now, if you didn&rsquo;t know this, getting permission to screen anime is not so easy.&nbsp; You have to get legal permission from those that own the rights to them.&nbsp; Sometimes just getting them to answer the phone is hard enough, let alone getting them to give you permission to actually show it at a convention.&nbsp; Well, this year, thanks to some hard work from myself and <strong>Mark</strong> at <strong>METROCON</strong> (he does some of the video stuff), we have permission for screenings of a number of new and popular titles out from some of the biggest names in Anime!&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>FUNimation</strong>, <strong>ADV</strong>, <strong>Starz Media</strong>, and <strong>Right Stuf</strong> have all given us the go ahead to show you some great anime in the screening room this year!&nbsp; Plus, we just may even have a sneak peek early viewing of a new series not out yet! You will have to wait and see?&nbsp; Keep checking the website for more info and a list of what will be screened this year.&nbsp; </span></font><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span style="color: black">Well, I hope everyone is as excited as we are about all the prizes up for grabs this year, so get to work and be ready people!&nbsp; Oh..I forgot something!?&nbsp; I just found one more Rock Band 2 set to give away! Silly me?&nbsp; Hmm..well I guess I should just do it the old fashion way.&nbsp; I think we will <strong>raffle</strong> this one off!&nbsp; So,&nbsp;if you want a chance to win a new Rock Band 2 set for the system of your choice, come&nbsp;by the <strong>Best Buy</strong> booth to find out the details for the raffle and good luck to everyone!</span></font><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span style="color: black">Mike B.</span></font><o:p><br /> </o:p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span style="color: black">Best Buy</span></font></strong><o:p></o:p></p> 1E87E006-1217-5C2E-5BEE5A6667FA2ABA AND NOW A WORD FROM MIKE AT BEST BUY!
33 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-07 04:15:07.0 <p><img height="251" alt="" width="640" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/fire_tournament.jpg" /></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Join Calcifer and all his &quot;friends&quot; for an exciting fire show experience outside on the Riverwalk!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Friday: 10:30pm<br /> Saturday: 10:30pm</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4218">[Click here for more information]</a></strong><br /> </font></p> 1A23E0BD-1217-5C2E-5B30EF2EC3279BE0 CALCIFIER'S FIRE TOURNAMENT!
34 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-06 00:08:22.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">So, remember back when we had all that bad news about <strong>ArcAttack</strong> not being able to come to <strong>METROCON</strong> this year? Yeah, we were really bummed out about that. I mean, who wouldn't be. I know I sure wanted to see 8 foot tall tesla coils shooting lightning around. Well, they wound up booking this awesome tour in another country and had to cancel. We were sad and spent lots of time outside wandering around and kicking rocks.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Well, we get this phone call from them the other day and they tell us that the tour had to be postponed and they are totally in for still coming out this year!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">After picking our collective selves up off the floor, we all ran outside and put all those rocks back that we had been kicking, zoomed back into the house faster than Captain Falcon ever drove in F-Zero, grabbed the phone and in a completely calm voice said to them, &quot;Ok, that sounds good&quot;. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Then they tell us they want to bring the <strong>Faraday</strong> suit along they've been working on.... </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Look, I can spend hours going on about how incredibly made of pure <strong>WIN</strong> these guys are, but I think I'd just rather show you.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2"><strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xdUarbTo7M">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xdUarbTo7M</a></strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We should have an update soon about all the things they are going to be doing at the convention. If everything works out that we want to do, we think everyone will be totally blown away!<br /> <br /> <strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.arcattack.com">[http://www.arcattack.com]</a></strong></font></p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/tc_1_lg.jpg"><img height="188" alt="" width="156" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/tc_1_sm.jpg" /></a></font></td> <td nowrap="nowrap" align="center" width="2"><font face="Verdana" size="2">&nbsp;</font></td> <td align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/tc_2_lg.jpg"><img height="188" alt="" width="250" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/tc_2_sm.jpg" /></a></font></td> <td nowrap="nowrap" align="center" width="2"><font face="Verdana" size="2">&nbsp;</font></td> <td align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/tc_3_lg.jpg"><img height="188" alt="" width="177" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/tc_3_sm.jpg" /></a></font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">No, I really mean it. Go look at the video! ^_^</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Roy</font></p> 141B9E5B-1217-5C2E-5BFDA63F441CFE5E ARCATTACK COMES TO METROCON....AGAIN!
35 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-05-04 19:20:13.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We've had several requests come in for extending the deadline of the Cosplay Challenge contest. After consideration, we decided that we probably made the deadline just a little too early and&nbsp;there was no real harm in extending the deadline of the contest since we are still over a month out from the convention.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">So, for all those interested in participating, we've extended the deadline out to Saturday, May 9th.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Get those entries in quick!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4195&amp;cid=22FB8F1D-1217-5C2E-5BEC36CEA90F3D75">[Click here for contest details]</a></strong></font></p> 0DED714E-1217-5C2E-5BFBCAA4254BBF28 COSPLAY CHALLENGE TIME EXTENSION
36 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-04-30 01:44:46.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Have you ever been to a convention and said something like, &quot;Man, I didn't know that those three voice actors were in that show together! If I had known, I would have brought my box sets, posters, figures, props I made, costume my friend is wearing, giant mech I had lying around in the backyard, or fan art I have so they could sign it!&quot;?&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Yes, we've all said something similar. It's really hard to keep up with stuff like that. I mean, you have to put research into it. That takes time. Time you really don't have where you could be repairing that giant mech your friend left in your backyard last year. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">To this end, we at <strong>METROCON</strong> have done some of this work for you!&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> We have so many guests this year that even we were confused what they worked on together. So, we took all our guests and made a handy matrix table for you to check out. Now, it's by no means complete; however, it does have on it a ton of shows our guests worked on together. So go look at the list and then go find that swag you have from your favorite show they are all in and get it ready to bring to the con!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/includes/inc_2009_guest_matrix.cfm">Check out the Guest Matrix Table here!</a></font></strong></p> F58DB627-1217-5C2E-5B072BFFFB7C6354 GUEST MATRIX TABLE!
37 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-04-30 01:31:47.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>METROCON</strong> welcomes <strong>Brian Drummond </strong>and <strong>Brad Swaile</strong> to our guest list for 2009! <br /> <br /> All in all, we have the voice actors of four of the main pilots (<strong>Heero, Duo, Trowa, Quatre</strong>) and <strong>Zechs Merquise</strong> from <strong>Gundam Wing</strong>! This is going to be one amazing year!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=1378">Check out the full guest list here!</a></font></strong></p> F581D38C-1217-5C2E-5B20019704398ADF NEW GUEST ADDITIONS!
38 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-04-29 18:37:09.0 <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="100%"><img height="288" alt="" width="640" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/sheraton_riverwalk.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><br /> <font face="Verdana" size="2">The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sheratontampariverwalk.com/">Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel</a> is now the official overflow hotel for <strong>METROCON</strong>. It is located a short three blocks away from the convention center. Shuttle transport to the Convention Center is available.<br /> <br /> </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=0904306022&amp;key=35831"><strong>Click here to make online reservations</strong></a> or call (813) 223-2222 to contact the hotel directly.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We have secured the following rates for our attendees:</font></p> <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="right"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Single Rate:</font></p> </td> <td align="right"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">$99.00 per night</font></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Double Rate:</font></p> </td> <td align="right"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">$99.00 per night</font></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Triple Rate:</font></p> </td> <td align="right"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">$119.00 per night</font></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Quad Rate:</font></p> </td> <td align="right"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">$119.00 per night</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> F40637CD-1217-5C2E-5B1955F13CEFF804 SHERATON RIVERWALK HOTEL OVERFLOW ROOMS AVAILABLE!
39 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-04-13 17:58:28.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">It's still early because we are still a few months out from <strong>METROCON</strong> but <strong>The Embassy Suites Hotel </strong>has just been completely sold out! The hotel let us go WAY over our room block this year and filled up just about everything they had. If you call in, they may have a few rooms left at the Transient rate ( hotels always have a few extra rooms they keep just in case but they're at normal prices ) but you will no longer be able to get the <strong>METROCON</strong> rate at this point.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>I didn't get my room yet. What do I do now?</strong><br /> Please check the list of overflow hotels available <strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=634">here</a></strong>.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>I really wanted to be at the Embassy Suites. Is there any way I can still get a room and get the METROCON rate?<br /> </strong>The only way to do this is to keep checking back before the convention to see if there are any cancellations.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>Is any other hotel going to be giving a METROCON rate?<br /> </strong>We are currently working on a few things in that regard and we should be releasing the information in a week or so.</font></p> A17D0C9A-1217-5C2E-5BB62660BE1D4D5D EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL SOLD OUT!
40 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-03-25 03:53:33.0 <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-weight: 700; color: black; font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">HELLO METROCON!</font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-weight: 700; color: black; font-family: Verdana"><font size="2"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bestbuy.com"><img height="104" alt="" width="150" align="right" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/sm_Best_Buy_Logo.png" /></a></font></span><span style="color: black; font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">Hey guys!&nbsp; This is Mike B. with some great news!&nbsp; </font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="color: black; font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">It seems like it was just last month, but another year has gone by and we at <strong>Best Buy</strong> had such a great time at <strong>METROCON</strong> last year that we just had to come back (I promise we will be there on Sunday this time).&nbsp;In true <strong>Best Buy</strong> nature, we want to make it bigger and better this year.&nbsp; So we would like to announce that we have partnered up this year to sponsor the <strong>Cosplay Carnivale</strong>, Wii gaming competition, and also a screening room! &nbsp;</font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="color: black; font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">To help us out to in the screening room, we asked for a little help and we got permission from <strong>Funimation</strong> and <strong>Starz Media</strong> to screen a ton of anime, plus sneak peeks of upcoming new titles.&nbsp; Oh, and did I mention that they gave us kewl swag to add to our contest prizes?&nbsp; Yeah that&rsquo;s right!&nbsp; The winners of the <strong>Cosplay Carnivale</strong> and the <strong>Wii Gamers Battle</strong> will get some great prizes this year!&nbsp; And as usual, the whole <strong>Best Buy</strong> gang will be back in force in the vendor's room with tons of Anime, Games, and hard to find Gaming systems for you to get your hands on!&nbsp; </font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="color: black; font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">Now stay tuned for more news and updates about what you can win and what game will be set for the <strong>Wii Battle</strong> (*<strong>hint</strong>* we are leaning towards a game that the <strong>501<sup>st</sup></strong> would love!).&nbsp; </font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="color: black; font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">Well that&rsquo;s all for now, but keep checking here to find out more updates on what <strong>Best Buy</strong> and <strong>METROCON</strong> are going to do next!</font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-weight: 700; color: black; font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">Mike B.<br /> </font></span><span style="font-weight: 700; color: black; font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">Best Buy</font></span></p> 3C9EAF36-1217-5C2E-5BFE648319936C74 BEST BUY AT METROCON 2009!
41 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-03-19 07:18:23.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We proudly present the winners of the <b>METROCON 2009</b> banner ad competition!<br> <br> Congratulations to:</font></p> <ul> <li> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2"> Sasha K. - 1st Place</font></li> <li> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2"> Brittany Jung - 2nd Place</font></li> <li> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2"> Michael Medlin - 3rd Place</font></li> </ul> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><b><font face="Verdana" size="2"> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/includes/inc_banners_2009.cfm"> [Click here to see the banners]</a></font></b></p> 1E740E1B-1217-5C2E-5B977946F4FB5371 BANNER AD WINNERS!
42 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-03-08 03:57:39.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font lang="en" face="Verdana" size="2">Planning to be at <strong><a target="_blank" href="http://clubs.db.erau.edu/dbanime/Conventionmain.html">Anime Express XI</a></strong>?&nbsp; If you want to be a part of the <strong>Fairytale Theater</strong> at <strong>METROCON 2009</strong>, then maybe you should!&nbsp; The first round of tryouts will be held at <strong><a target="_blank" href="http://clubs.db.erau.edu/dbanime/Conventionmain.html">Anime Express XI</a></strong> on <strong>Saturday, March 14th</strong> from <strong>4pm to 6pm</strong> in the <strong>AnimeBelle</strong> Room upstairs.&nbsp; The colorful images, flowing movements, wild words, and fancy phrases of traditional and modern Japanese performing arts will be reborn through western eyes at <strong>METROCON</strong>, and this is your opportunity to be a part of it from the beginning.</font><font face="Verdana" size="2"> </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font lang="en" face="Verdana" size="2">Absolutely can't make it to Anime Express?&nbsp; Don't worry!&nbsp; Regional tryouts will still be held in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled here for dates and locations.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font lang="en" face="Verdana" size="2">~Anna May Belle<br /> </font><strong><span lang="en-us"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.animebelle.com/">http://www.animebelle.com</a></font></span></strong></p> E516532C-1217-5C2E-5BFBA1BCC5481258 FAIRYTALE THEATER TRYOUTS!
43 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-02-27 10:43:04.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Just a quick progress update on where we are at with things for this year's <b>METROCON</b>. A lot of people have been asking about the contests and when we are getting information up for them and some of our other main events. For the past week, most of our time has been focused on getting photos of the new mascots taken, creating graphics for them, and making up the brochures they are going to be on.&nbsp; We're headed off to <b>Megacon</b> this weekend to debut the brochures and we'll be putting them online so everyone can see them when we get back. The rest of the events and contest information will be online next week as well. The back end of the <b>Team Metro</b> section has been revamped yet again to provide better support for contests with uploads and the coding for the new photo gallery section is well underway. The changes to the system should be visible to everyone next week and allow for uploading to the <b>AMV</b> and <b>Anime Idol </b>contests and hopefully more. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">If you see us at <b>Megacon</b>, don't hesitate to stop and say hello. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">As always, thanks for your support and have a great weekend,</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Roy</font></p> B867329B-1217-5C2E-5B595823B03713D4 PROGRESS UPDATE
44 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-01-26 02:42:24.0 <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="100%"><img height="350" alt="" width="640" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/mascots_news_image.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%" height="2"></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">Thank you to everyone who tried out for <strong>METROCON's 2009 Mascot</strong>.&nbsp; We had a great group this year, and we were all very impressed by the skill and personality displayed by everyone.&nbsp; You are awesome! However, only four people can be chosen as <strong>METROCON</strong> Mascot.&nbsp; If was a tough call, but we have reached a decision, and we are confident that this group will represent <strong>METROCON</strong> incredibly well.&nbsp; For the rest of you, we hope all of you try out again next year.<br /> <br /> Representing the <strong>Fantasy</strong> side will be<strong> Cris Colina</strong> and <strong>Flor Roche,</strong> and the <strong>Sci-Fi </strong>side will be held by <strong>Stephen Daniel </strong>and <strong>Megan MacNeel</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Congratulations to the new <strong>METROCON Mascots</strong>!<br /> <br /> Jamie Rich<br /> METROCON Mascot Coordinator</font></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 11E3A0B5-1217-5C2E-5BFD48C1B81572CC METROCON 2009 MASCOTS!
45 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-01-13 01:35:24.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Many fans have written to us asking if they can submit artwork for our use. Here is your chance to do just that!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>METROCON</strong> will be conducting a contest for its banner advertisements. As a result of this contest, three (3) sets of banners will be selected to be put on the <strong>METROCON</strong> website for download to everyone, and also used for <strong>METROCON</strong> advertising purposes.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The artist(s) who win will be given credit for their submissions as well as win sets of tickets to <strong>METROCON 2009!</strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Contest deadline is <strong>February 28, 2009</strong>. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>Good luck everyone!</strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4166">[Click Here]</a></strong></font></p> CEB39EBE-1217-5C2E-5B5A1376C2CDDAFB 2009 METROCON BANNER AD COMPETITION!
46 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-01-09 16:01:45.0 <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" width="100%"> <tr> <td width="100%" valign="top"> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">We'd like to extend a big thanks to <b> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cosplay.com">Cosplay.com</a></b> for giving <b>METROCON</b> a sub-forum of our own. Ok, everyone go start posting!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b>Click Here: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cosplay.com/forum.php">http://www.cosplay.com/forum.php</a></b></font></p> </td> <td valign="top"> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cosplay.com"> <img border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/cosplay_logo.gif" width="114" height="90"></a></td> </tr> </table> BD33587C-1217-5C2E-5BBEEA10BCBBABF1 METROCON GETS SUB-FORUM ON COSPLAY.COM!
47 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-01-09 01:14:29.0 <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Don't forget, tryouts for <strong>Chess</strong>, <strong>Masquerade</strong>, <strong>Star Party</strong>, the <strong>Fire Show</strong>, and <strong>Tech Crew</strong> are this weekend.<br /> If you are interested in joining the cast, be sure to go to the specific page for that event and <strong>READ</strong> everything!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3360">Anime Human Chess Tryouts - 2009</a></strong><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3830">Fantasy Masquerade Tryouts - 2009</a></strong><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4151">Metro Star Party Tryouts - 2009 </a></strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana"><font size="2"><strong>Tryout Location</strong></font><strong><font size="2">:<br /> MOSI - The Museum of Science and Industry<br /> </font></strong></font><font face="Verdana" size="2">4801 E. Fowler Avenue - Tampa, Florida 33617</font></p> </td> <td valign="top"><img height="200" alt="MOSI - Museum Of Science and Industry - Tampa, Florida - IMAX Dome" width="250" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/mosi_imax_dome.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%" colspan="2"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong><br /> TIME:</strong><br /> <b>Saturday, January 10th</b> at </font> <font face="Verdana" size="4"> <strong>9 am</strong></font><font face="Verdana" size="2"> and </font> <font face="Verdana" size="4"> <strong>2 pm</strong></font><font face="Verdana" size="2"> in the amphitheater underneath the IMAX dome.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana"><font size="2"><strong>Driving Directions:</strong><br /> Click the the Yahoo Maps link and&nbsp;enter your address to get driving directions.<br /> </font><strong><a class="" target="_blank" href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?newFL=Use+Address+Below&amp;addr=4801+E.+Fowler+Avenue&amp;csz=tampa,+fl&amp;.intl=us&amp;name=&amp;lat=&amp;lon=&amp;srchtype=a&amp;qty=&amp;new=1&amp;trf=0&amp;getmap=Get+Map"><font size="2">[Yahoo Maps]</font></a></strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Do not forget to bring a completely filled out <strong>METROCON Performer Tryout</strong> form.</font></p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="320"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/docs/metrocon_performer_tryout_form.pdf">METROCON Performer Tryout Form - PDF</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/docs/metrocon_performer_tryout_form.doc">METROCON Performer Tryout Form - DOC</a></font></strong></p> </td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><a class="noHover" target="_blank" href="http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><img height="33" alt="Get Adobe Reader" width="112" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2008/get_adobe_reader.gif" /></font></a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> BA0706B0-1217-5C2E-5B52E28FCBFFF46A TRYOUTS ARE THIS WEEKEND!
48 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2009-01-07 18:50:46.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2"><span style="font-weight: 700; font-family: Verdana">METROCON,&nbsp;at this time, would like to make known the following to our patrons.<br /> <br /> Due to people who cannot follow the rules, (yes, we are saddened by this) we have changed our sign policy.</span></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2"><span style="font-family: Verdana">You are not allowed to carry signs at <strong>METROCON </strong>unless it is specifically part of a costume that is well known to have a sign associated with it (example: Genma from Ranma 1/2). Any signs that are obviously not part of a costume or have solicitation of any kind (almost any sign you will see at a convention) will be taken from you without question. </span></font><font face="Verdana" size="2">If you try to say a sign is part of your costume when it is <strong>OBVIOUSLY</strong> not <strong>AND</strong> you argue about it, you <strong>MAY</strong> very well find yourself ejected.<br /> <br /> </font><font size="2"><span style="font-family: Verdana">To be blunt, any signs that say, &quot;Will do (Yaoi/Yuri/Glomp) for (Money/Other Goods)&quot;, will be taken from you, destroyed, and <strong>MAY</strong> result in your possible ejection! Any signs that have hateful, lewd, or lascivious (that's sexual references to those who don't understand) writing on them will again, be taken from you, destroyed and you <strong>WILL</strong> be ejected from the convention. </span></font><font face="Verdana" size="2">&nbsp;If you do this with a whiteboard and think we won't take it, you are incorrect. We could always use new whiteboards. We like them.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>SO</strong>, <strong>AGAIN</strong>, <strong>NO</strong> Yaoi, Yuri, Hentai, Glomps/Hugs, Pocky, Sad Fanboy/Fangirl/Panda signs (that's the short list) will be allowed whatsoever.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2"><span style="font-family: Verdana">There will be <strong>NO ARGUMENT</strong> with staff on this matter. If a staffer takes a sign from you and gives you a warning, be grateful that you are still allowed to stay at the convention.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> We really don't like ejecting people from the convention. It's not fun. So, if you are planning on carrying a sign or banner, please think first, use a <strong>LOT</strong> of common sense, write us if you're not sure, and then only when you are absolutely positive it will not get you in trouble, make your sign. </span></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2"><span style="font-family: Verdana">Thank you,<br /> The entire METROCON Staff<br /> <br /> PS. We're not kidding!</span></font></p> B3815E70-1217-5C2E-5B2C043B622C59AD SIGN/BANNER POLICY REVISION
49 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-12-29 19:12:17.0 <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">The <strong>METRO STAR PARTY</strong> is back for 2009 and we are looking for dedicated individuals who will spend several months training to put on this crazy, audience interactive game/stage show.<br /> <br /> </font></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" align="right"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4151"><img height="80" alt="METRO STAR PARTY" width="315" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/metro_star_party/METRO_STAR_PARTY_sm.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="100%" colspan="2"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana"><font size="2">If you would like to play a part in this show based on the <strong>Smash Brothers</strong> characters, then join us at tryouts!</font></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2"><span style="font-weight: 700; font-family: Verdana"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4151">[Click here for more information]</a></span></font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 853BD384-1217-5C2E-5B7486FF0E6CB8F9 METRO STAR PARTY TRYOUT INFORMATION
50 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-12-25 10:42:10.0 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/Metrocon_2008_Christmas_Card_1024x768.jpg"><img height="480" alt="MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM METROCON!" width="640" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/Metrocon_2008_Christmas_Card_640x480.jpg" /></a> 6ECF5F1E-1217-5C2E-5BA5B26DD48263C4 MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM METROCON!
51 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-12-21 05:03:41.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We've had a lot of people writing in lately to ask about panels. Many panels have been entered into our system at this point for <b>METROCON 2009</b>. To update everyone, all of those panels have been looked at but not approved yet. The reason for this is that we have not determined how many panel rooms will be available or where they will be at yet. This should be completed by the beginning of the year and people should see their panels being approved and be able to schedule rooms and times for them. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">If you have an idea for a panel, please go ahead and enter it into the system. You do not have to wait until January to do so. There are some really good ones lined up so far and we can't wait to see what else people will come up with.</font></p> 59000A2C-1217-5C2E-5B3DE6B9E99B8D81 PANELS UPDATE
52 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-12-17 11:31:23.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">The fire show is looking for new members who want to learn to spin, breathe, throw...well, all those cool things they do with FIRE!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">If you are interested in becoming a member of their cast, come to Chess and Masquerade tryouts on January 10th and 18th at MOSI in Tampa, FL. Make sure you put &quot;Fire Show&quot;&nbsp;on the top of your tryout form so we can send you over to them for your interview.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Please find tryout information and forms on the following pages:<br /> </font><br /> <strong><font face="Verdana" size="2"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3360">Anime Human Chess Tryouts - 2009</a><br /> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3830">Fantasy Masquerade Tryouts - 2009</a></font></strong></p> <hr /> <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We are an eclectic group of fire artists who come from all forms of performance genres. Our experiences have come together to combine a unique and adaptable style which we are proud to provide for your enjoyment and entertainment. We are innovative and dare to offer awe-inspiring shows to leave burning in your memories long after you go home. Our members come from many different performance areas and sometime more than one including; stage combat, stunts, burlesque, acrobatics, varying martial arts, dance and hooping. With our knowledge from all our separate talents, we are able to bring you imaginative and stunning shows. The shows we have created and performed range from <strong>METROCON</strong>, pirate faire, charity Halloween shows, Holiday events, private parties, concerts and more. We are proud to come to <strong>METROCON</strong> again this year to present you with fire!!</font></p> </td> <td valign="top"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><img height="216" alt="" width="152" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/fs1.jpg" /></font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br><br> <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="middle"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><img height="156" alt="" width="290" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/fs2.jpg" /></font></td> <td valign="middle" width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Do you want to learn to play with fire? We are looking for creative, talented or willing to learn individuals to join the fun. If you have fire experience, martial arts training, dance (especially ravers), stage combat or any related performance areas come and audition on January 10th and 18th along with general cast. We are also looking for fire safeties to add to our troupe. Must be willing to come to rehearsals for one day out of the weekend and one weeknight from March rehearsal dates till the show (location TBA).</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Contact info: <br /> <strong>Director:</strong> Nathan Sakovich - Nathansakovich@yahoo.com<br /> <strong>Asst. Director:</strong> Heidi Stephenson - hstephenson123@gmail.com</font></p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="640" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img height="145" alt="" width="218" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/fs5.jpg" /></td> <td nowrap="nowrap" width="10">&nbsp;</td> <td><img height="145" alt="" width="216" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/fs4.jpg" /></td> <td nowrap="nowrap" width="11">&nbsp;</td> <td><img height="145" alt="" width="185" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/fs3.jpg" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 45C98D6C-1217-5C2E-5B1DC48ED49D1B3A FIRE SHOW AUDITIONS!
53 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-12-14 21:35:48.0 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="center" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2"><span style="font-family: Verdana">Do you have what it takes to represent <strong>METROCON</strong><strong>?</strong> <br /> <br /> We are looking for two guys and two girls to be Mascots for the 2009 convention. <br /> <br /> So, if you think you've got what we are looking for, read on, check the rules, and get ready!</span></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="2"><span style="font-weight: 700; font-family: Verdana"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3315">[Click here for more information]</a></span></font></p> </td> <td><font face="Verdana" size="2"><img height="150" alt="METROCON 2009 - Mascot Competition!" width="253" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/metrocon_mascot_sm.jpg" /></font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 387FD47A-1217-5C2E-5BA0A0FDCE001FAB METROCON 2009 MASCOT TRYOUTS
54 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-10-31 19:47:35.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We've received tons of letters and had countless forum requests about information on the <strong>Human Chess Match </strong>and The <strong>Fantasy Masquerade</strong>. Well, we hope it was worth the wait because it's now all online! </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">If you would like to be part of the cast, please read all the information we've posted, fill out your form, pick one of the two tryout dates, and be ready! We had roughly two hundred people try out last year and tons of new people were accepted into the casts. If you were there at the shows, you know the performances were fantastic. Everyone did a great job and we can't wait to see what happens this year.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">METROCON 2008 completed a five year story arc. Now, in it's sixth year, the <strong>Original Anime Human Chess Match</strong> is back with an all new epic storyline! <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3360">[Chess Match Tryout Information]</a></strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>The Fantasy Masquerade</strong> has a decidedly Steampunk feel to it this year and I personally am very excited about the story we've chosen. Be there for <strong>The Fantasy Masquerade: The Princess Who Wasn't - A Steampunk Fairy Tale!</strong><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3830">[The Fantasy Masquerade Tryout Information]</a></strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Good luck to everyone!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Roy</font></p> 554E0293-1217-5C2E-5B1B5A20D826F6F2 CHESS AND MASQUERADE TRYOUTS ONLINE!
55 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-10-24 16:56:59.0 <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="100%"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/layout/METROCON_Steampunk_logo_lg.jpg"><img height="173" alt="" width="640" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/layout/METROCON_Steampunk_logo_sm.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td nowrap="nowrap" width="100%" height="5"></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">I updated the <strong>METROCON</strong> logo to give it a more <strong>Steampunk</strong> look for this year. I hope everyone likes it!<br /> It took me a few days to get the logo to look how I wanted it. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">The site graphics are under revision. I thought I could get them all done overnight but I was kinda wrong. &gt;.&gt; Considering I fell asleep on my keyboard and I think the letter &quot;k&quot; was repeated so many times that they started falling off of my monitor screen. It should be done sometime soon though. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Roy</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 30A54F5C-1217-5C2E-5B9797500D2F4769 NEW LOGO! NEW SITE REVISION!
56 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-10-21 18:28:53.0 <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="100%"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=1378#Abney Park"><img height="108" alt="Abney Park" width="640" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/abney_park_logo_news.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td nowrap="nowrap" width="100%" bgcolor="#4c4c4c" height="5">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%" background="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/abney_park_news_bg.jpg"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>METROCON</strong> is very proud to Announce <strong>Abney Park</strong>! <br /> <br /> They will be performing in their own concert on <strong>Saturday</strong> night at the convention and doing their best to show you what post-apocalyptic, swashbuckling, <strong>Steampunk</strong> musical mayhem is all about.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=1378#Abney%20Park">[Guest Link]</a></font></strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="1">&quot;<strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.abneypark.com/">Abney Park</a></strong> are probably the most visually mainstream band in the genre. With beginnings as a goth act, Abney found their calling as steampunk &quot;airship pirates,&quot; and are happy with the musical vagueness of that designation.&quot; - </font><strong><font face="Verdana" size="1">MTV <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1595812/20080926/abney_park.jhtml">[Link]</a></font></strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" align="left"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Please visit their website at: <strong><a target="_blank" href="Http://www.abneypark.com">www.abneypark.com</a></strong>.</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 21865ED9-1217-5C2E-5B2485B259B3A743 METROCON WELCOMES ABNEY PARK!
57 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-10-09 01:18:11.0 <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We have some bad news to announce. ArcAttack has to cancel their performance at METROCON this year. They are incredibly bummed out about not being able to come out. The reason is that they just got signed by a&nbsp;huge group to do a tour with them (trust me, if we said the name of the group, which we can't at this point, you'd know them). Unfortunately, the tour dates clash with METROCON. This conflict was completely unforeseen by them, as in the dates were changed unexpectedly. We certainly can't blame them for taking the tour as&nbsp;it is a huge opportunity for them. I know that a lot of people were really excited to have them. I was too. Don't worry too much though, I'm sure they'll have time to come out next year! In the meantime, keep an eye out for them next year. What they are doing is going to be pretty cool.</font></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We wish good luck to ArcAttack and the best for them in their new endevor!</font></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Roy</font></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">---</font></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We just got word back from our European booking agent and they have us set to fly out to the Netherlands [edited: for most of the summer].&nbsp; This puts us out of the country for Metrocon.</font></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">I don't have the words to express my regret at not being able to be a part of this production.&nbsp; The agency is paying us [edited: more money than we'd know what to do with], so we cannot turn this down.&nbsp; I really wish we could be two places at once, but we have to take the tour package versus what I deem to be one of the coolest events of the season.&nbsp; I really think that your performance is going to be one of the better opportunities we will be presented in this lifetime and I wish circumstances were different.</font></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We surely want to make this up in some way and still see the potential for us to create something stupid cool.&nbsp;</font></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Patrick Brown M.Ed.<br /> </font><font face="Verdana" size="2">AKA Parsec, Voice of Arcattack</font></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">---</font></p> E00A6DA3-1217-5C2E-5B589B57EF75E582 ARCATTACK UPDATE
58 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-10-09 01:05:55.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana"><font size="2"><strong>Last Chance Myu </strong>is an amateur musical performance troupe with cast members who come from all over the United States to bring Sailormoon to the stage using numbers and costumes based on the original Japanese theatrical stage show, Sera-Myu (or Sailormoon Musicals).<br /> <br /> For <strong>METROCON 2009</strong>, the members of <strong>Last Chance Myu</strong> dedicate their show to the memory of <strong>Miyuki Kanbe</strong>, the third Sailormoon actress who passed away suddenly last year. This show will be a musical tribute to Miyuki's work as Sailormoon.</font></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana"><font size="2"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=4116"><strong>[More Info]</strong></a></font></span></p> DFFF313B-1217-5C2E-5BFA5077D827CFF0 LAST CHANCE MYU COMES TO METROCON!
59 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-10-08 00:50:54.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">As of Wednesday, October 8th, Vendors Booths and Artist Alley Tables for <strong>METROCON 2009 </strong>are available for reservation!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Please log-in (or register for a log-in and password if you haven't already) to the appropriate section and reserve your space as soon as possible!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Last year, these sold out FAST, so get in now while the space is available and there are plenty of booths to choose from through our Vendor/Artist Selection System. We are the only convention in the state, if not the country, with their own self-selection, point-and-click reservation system for exhibitors, and we're proud to say it came (painfully from scratch) from <strong>METROCON!</strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">Again, please reserve your space AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!</font></strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">My e-mail is available on the contacts page, but I will list it here so that if you have any questions, concerns, or random issues you would like to address, please feel free to contact me.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Good luck, and happy reserving!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">Alex Craddock<br /> Director of Operations<br /> METROCON, LLC.<br /> <a href="mailto:METROCON.HOVR.AlexCraddock@gmail.com">METROCON.HOVR.AlexCraddock@gmail.com</a></font></strong></p> DACB14E8-1217-5C2E-5B865323D64FDBDE VENDORS ROOM and ARTIST ALLEY are now LIVE!
60 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-10-04 18:26:57.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>Chessmatch</strong> and <strong>Masquerade</strong> - those happen to be the two most asked about events at <strong>METROCON</strong> every year. Of course, we announce the characters for tryouts online every year. We aren't doing that quite just yet; however, if you happen to be going to <strong>Necronomicon</strong> in St. Petersburg this year you will be one up on everyone else. We'll be announcing the character lists (and a bit more) for both <strong>Chessmatch</strong> and <strong>Masquerade</strong> in our <strong>METROCON</strong> panel. The panel, according to what I have been told, is at 3:00pm on Saturday in the anime video room (I sure hope that's right since I have to be there). </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Hope to see you there,</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Roy</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>Florida's Science Fiction, Fantasy &amp; Horror Convention</strong><br /> October 10-12, 2008 - Hilton Bayfront St Petersburg<br /> <br /> Website:<strong> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.stonehill.org/necro.htm">http://www.stonehill.org/necro.htm</a></strong></font></p> C9F87E75-1217-5C2E-5B47168772743CBA CHESSMATCH AND MASQUERADE CHARACTERS
61 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-10-04 17:51:11.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We have had a ton of requests for <b>METROCON 2009</b> mascot tryout information. We don't have everything worked out to the last detail (tryout dates and such), but we think this should suffice for now.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Check out the topic on the forum: <b> <a title="http://www.animemetro.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21213" contentEditable="false" href="http://www.animemetro.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21213" unselectable="on"> http://www.animemetro.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21213</a></b></font></p> C9D7BE2E-1217-5C2E-5BD983F439890C79 2009 MASCOT INFORMATION
62 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-10-04 16:02:09.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana"><font size="2">So we saw these guys at <strong>DragonCon</strong> and thought to ourselves, &quot;Ok, we use live steel swords on stage, fire blank guns at the audience, and do crazy stuff with fire. We totally forgot about <strong>LIGHTNING!</strong>&quot;<br /> <br /> To that end, <strong>METROCON</strong> is proud to bring you <strong>ArcAttack!</strong> Not only do they shoot lightning from 8ft tall Tesla Coils, they get them to SING! That's correct, you heard right, they use Tesla Coils instead of speakers. These guys are so awesome that they also rigged up a drum kit and extras that are all run off of a midi controller. </font></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We've been talking to them a lot and have a few other ideas we might use the coils for but we're not telling you guys about it yet...heh.<br /> <br /> Check out their website and videos and don't miss them at the con! <br /> <br /> <strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.arcattack.com">[http://www.arcattack.com]</a></strong></font></p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/tc_1_lg.jpg"><img height="188" alt="" width="156" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/tc_1_sm.jpg" /></a></td> <td nowrap="nowrap" align="center" width="2">&nbsp;</td> <td align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/tc_2_lg.jpg"><img height="188" alt="" width="250" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/tc_2_sm.jpg" /></a></td> <td nowrap="nowrap" align="center" width="2">&nbsp;</td> <td align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/tc_3_lg.jpg"><img height="188" alt="" width="177" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2009/tc_3_sm.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> C973EB9D-1217-5C2E-5B3644A3443108BF ARCATTACK COMES TO METROCON!
63 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-10-02 15:09:05.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>The Embassy Suites con discount is now available</strong>!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Start booking your room for next year early, at <strong>$145/night - $10 less than last year</strong>! ^_^ Make sure you use the code <strong>MET</strong> to secure your con rate! Check out the page </font><font size="2"><font face="Verdana"><a class="snap_shots" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=609">here</a>&nbsp;for all the info.<br /> <br /> As a reminder,&nbsp;</font><a class="snap_shots" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3159"><font face="Verdana"><strong>2009 pre-registration is up and running</strong></font></a><font face="Verdana">.</font></font><font face="Verdana" size="2"> So make sure to sign up now while the weekend ticket price is still <strong>$40 for the weekend before it goes up December 1st</strong>! </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">VIP tickets are going fast but are only available until they run out! Don't miss out!</font></p> BEF69E4C-1217-5C2E-5B90CFA493AC3092 2009 HOTEL ROOMS NOW OPEN!
64 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-10-02 13:44:08.0 <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img height="250" alt="" width="239" border="0" src="HTTP://WWW.METROCONVENTIONS.COM/images/2009/Fiarytale_theater_sm.jpg" /></td> <td width="100%" background="HTTP://WWW.METROCONVENTIONS.COM/images/2009/ft_news_background.jpg"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" align="center"><font lang="en" face="Verdana" size="4"><strong><em>FAIRYTALE THEATER</em></strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px"><font lang="en" face="Verdana" size="2">&quot;Do you want to hear a story?<br /> Would you like to see a fairytale unfold?&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The colorful images, flowing movements, wild words, and fancy phrases of traditional and modern Japanese theater come to <strong>METROCON</strong> in 2009.&quot;</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px"><em><font face="Verdana" size="2">Join us for this all new event presented by Anime Belle!<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.animebelle.com/TaishuEngeki/" target="blank"><strong>http://www.animebelle.com/TaishuEngeki/</strong></a></font></em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> BEA8D768-1217-5C2E-5B222D720DE14C55 NEW EVENT - FAIRYTALE THEATER
65 n 74783361-1217-5C2E-5B6373EFD145C64B 2008-09-19 02:15:38.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Hey Everyone!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">We're headed out to <strong>AWA (Anime Weekend Atlanta) </strong>soon and <strong>registration</strong> for <strong>METROCON 2009</strong>&nbsp;should be up before we go (crosses fingers). <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3159">[Click here]</a><br /> <br /> The rest of the site will be updated soon after we get back so please ignore those old&nbsp;2008 sections for the moment. We have NOT started&nbsp;selling booth space for vendors or artists yet. We will let everone know the moment it goes online. ^_^<br /> <br /> If any of you sees us at <strong>AWA</strong>, please stop one of us and talk, ask questions about <strong>METROCON</strong>, or just hang out.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Peace,</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Roy</font></p> 793FD532-1217-5C2E-5B241E8CD3F714A2 METROCON 2009 REGISTRATION
66 y 8 2008-07-25 14:59:24.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">I wanted to post this list of winners for everybody, and also share ACP's coverage of Metrocon :D Lots of pictures and videos of all the skits are up here: </font> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000" size="1"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/cons.php?cyid=813&t=4" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> http://www.acparadise.com/acp/cons.php?cyid=813&amp;t=4</a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"> Though you have to be a member to watch videos. Thank you to Henry from ACP for filming the contest!<br> <br> Just click on the name of the winner(s) to watch their skit or walk on from ACP!<br> <br> Best in Show - </font> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000" size="1"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4025/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> Berserk Group</a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"> <br> <br> Fan Favorite - </font> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000" size="1"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4057/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> FFXII Group</a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"> <br> <br> Skit Awards:<br> Best Presentation - </font> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000" size="1"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4031/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> Mortal Combat</a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br> Best Comedy - </font> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000" size="1"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4026/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> Clover pair</a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br> Best Drama - </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4030/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Yuna X-2</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br> Combined Judges Award - </font> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4027/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">FFXI group</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br> <br> Craftsmanship Awards:<br> Best Craftsmanship - </font> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000" size="2"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4057/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">FFXII Group</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br> Best Technical - </font> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000" size="2"> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4053/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Ultima FFXII</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br> Best Group - </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4054/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess trio</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br> Best Prop - </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4060/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Yumiko Readman's paper airplane scooter</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br> Best Look-a-like - </font> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4043/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Palom and Porom (FFIV)</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br> Best Journeyman - </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4035/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Eve (Parasite Eve)</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br> Best Novice - </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4036/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Heavenly Sword pair</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br> Best Junoir (12 and under) - </font> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4087/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">cardboard Gundam</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br> Judges Awards - </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4047/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Original Pair (Amy and Brittany)</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">, </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4052/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Castlevania Pair</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">, </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4026/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Clover Pair</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br> Honorable Mentions - </font> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4089/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Zero</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">, </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4064/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Umi</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">, </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4063/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Freya</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">, </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4076/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">Trinity Blood Trio</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">, </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#000000"> <a href="http://www.acparadise.com/acp/vid/4088/h" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline"> <font size="1">and the Sakura gown</font></a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">.<br> <br> Hall Contest: (no photos/videos for these)<br> 1st - Yuna and Rikku fro X-2<br> 2nd - Bankai Renji<br> 3rd - Katamari Damacy group<br> Best use of theme - Near and Mello (Death Note)<br> <br> Thanks again to all the wonderful entrants this year! You guys were all great! You really made the Costume Carnevale awesome.<br> <br> I also want to send out an extra thanks to all the people that started helping with handing out water when they weren't even contest staff - it was a huge help and we really appreciate it.<br> <br> Feel free to post your Cosplay Carnevale feedback here! Got a complaint? Share it! Think we did a good job? Let us know!! </font></font></span> <span class="spnMessageText"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"> <a href="http://www.animemetro.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21052"> http://www.animemetro.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21052</a></font></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><span class="spnMessageText"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"> LainaBug</font></span></p> 5B96F4B4-1217-5C2E-5BA73E18306FB782 COSPLAY CARNEVALE WINNERS!
67 y 8 2008-07-23 22:20:15.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">To everyone that went to METROCON 2008!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">This is Alex, the Director of Operations for METROCON. As the weekend has wound to a close, and we all dive back into the real world, a few things came to mind that I wanted to share with everyone that was at the convention.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">First and foremost, a huge thank you to everybody that came out. I hope that, despite certain trials and tribulations placed against you, you managed to enjoy yourself more than you ever have at METROCON or any other convention. Without fail, that is our one driving goal. To make convention-goers happy. Our mission, as a convention in this industry, is to give the fans something to look forward to year after year, and to let them know what kind of &quot;family&quot; they have out there. Like minded, similar people all looking for the same thing: to have a good time.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">That being said, second only to that comes my apologies, and the apologies of several other important people. I have received countless emails detailing reasons that people were displeased with METROCON, or this weekend in any capacity, and I personally would like to address the big one: Red Bull Flugtag.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">This has been, without a doubt, the biggest issue people have found with METROCON this year. It's unfortunate that there wasn't more we could do to prevent some of the incidents that occurred, but at this juncture, I feel my best course of action is to apologize. The staff of METROCON (and those of you that saw us on Saturday will more than agree) did everything short of miracle-working to stop the multitude of disrespectful and irritating things that many of you saw or unfortunately, were involved with. Please&nbsp;keep in mind that&nbsp;the METROCON staff places your interests and well being above all else, and are doing everything we can to&nbsp;make right every single act of injustice that we saw taking place this past weekend.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Do not misunderstand what happened this weekend, however. I have spoken with several individuals from the Red Bull Corporation, who had worked so well with us prior to the event, and they are just as unhappy with everything that happened the way it did as we are. They have asked that I pass on their apologies to our convention-goers as well, and to let it be known&nbsp;they are also currently pursuing a course of action that will prevent anything (and I do mean anything) like this from ever happening to our valued attendees ever again so long as we are in this venue. Please trust in the fact that we at METROCON did everything we could. We are continuing to do everything we can to right these wrongs, and to make sure that you know it will never happen again. METROCON will continue to be a safe, fun, exciting&nbsp;place for the die-hard fan or casual anime watcher, and for parent and child, alike.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">That being addressed, if anyone has any other questions or concerns, feels the need to berate the staff about the convention, or possibly has something positive to say, my email address is available on the &quot;Contact Us&quot; portion of the website, but I will repost it here so it is easily accessible. Please get in contact with me, and I will be more than happy to talk to you. This convention isn't a job for me, it's a passion, and I know that holds true for many of you.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Keep changing the world, one day at a time...</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Alex Craddock<br> Director of Operations<br> METROCON, LLC.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1"> <a href="mailto:metrocon.hovr.alexcraddock@gmail.com" _fcksavedurl="mailto:metrocon.hovr.alexcraddock@gmail.com"> metrocon.hovr.alexcraddock@gmail.com</a></font></p> 52DDD94A-1217-5C2E-5BC643043318EE69 A Message from METROCON
68 y 8 2008-07-11 23:45:00.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Volunteer hours are almost totally gone so we opened up some more. We need some extra people to help out as ushers. If you'd like to help, sign up in <strong>TEAM METRO</strong>.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/events/events_home.cfm?ltype=volunteers">[Click here for TEAM METRO]</a></strong></font></p> 155F1F69-1217-5C2E-5B198B8D6366C525 MORE VOLUNTEER HOURS!
69 y 8 2008-07-10 20:02:36.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><strong>AnimeBelle&rsquo;s Kimono Fashion Show at Metrocon 2008</strong><br /> Metrocon is almost here, and the Kimono Fashion Show can use just a few more models! We need male and female models in certain sizes, so while we can&rsquo;t guarantee anyone a spot in the show, we do need people to send in forms to try out. Signing up for the show is easy!<br /> <br /> <strong>Step One.</strong> Go to </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="1"><a target="_blank" href="http://forums.animebelle.com/">AnimeBelle.com&rsquo;s forums</a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"> and register! It&rsquo;s quick and easy, and it lets us keep track of you.<br /> <br /> <strong>Step Two.</strong> Fill out the </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="1"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.animebelle.com/KimonoFashionShowForm.htm">Kimono Fashion Show Form</a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">, as completely as possible. This will help us determine if we have a kimono that will fit you, and help us select a kimono that will suit your hair color and skin tone.<br /> <br /> It&rsquo;s that simple! You can read the rules for participating </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="1"><a target="_blank" href="http://forums.animebelle.com/index.php?topic=3130.0">here</a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">. There will be a rehearsal in Ballroom B at 10am on Saturday, and the show will be held in Ballroom B at 9pm on Saturday. Dressing for the show on Saturday will begin at 7pm in a room to be announced at the rehearsal.</font></span></p> 0F6D265A-1217-5C2E-5B9B673DFE7E52DC AnimeBelle’s Kimono Fashion Show at Metrocon 2008!
70 y 8 2008-07-08 17:38:46.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pre-Reg and VIP Ticket Pickup Information:</font></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Bring your <strong>OFFICIAL METROCON Transaction ID</strong> that you received from us (not PayPal) to the convention with you. Again, this is an email directly from METROCON. (note: if you don't bring this, you may not be able to get your tickets)</font></p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Go to the Pre-Reg or VIP line at METROCON.</font></p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">When asked for your Transaction ID paper, they will check it with our listing and then mark it off and give it back to you. You will then receive your passes.</font></p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">If someone else other than you bought your tickets, they do not have to be present. Just give the printout of the email with the Transaction ID on it to registration. They will check it against the master list.</font></p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">After you receive your badge, you will be able to put your name on it. The badges are NOT printed with the name of the purchaser.</font></p> </li> </ul> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Badges will be available at the convention for those who did not Pre-Reg or get VIP passes.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3159">[click here for more information]</a></font></p> 049CC185-1217-5C2E-5BB36318D8D738B5 Pre-Reg and VIP Ticket Pickup Information
71 y 8 2008-07-08 02:12:55.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Ok, so, yes, we're insane. &lt;.&lt; </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Of course, all of you knew this. However....to prove how crazy we are, we are going to do something we've never done before.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">We are going to raffle off two swords from the <strong>Anime Human Chess Match</strong>. No, we're not going to tell you which ones...yet. You'll have to find out at the convention. We can say that they are custom made, there aren't any other ones quite like these around, and that combined they cost over one thousand dollars. After all, they are custom stage combat weapons made specifically for <strong>METROCON</strong>&nbsp;by <strong>Baltimore Knife</strong> <strong>and Sword</strong> and designed by<strong> Joe Davis</strong>. The swords are not sharpened but they are combat grade steel.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">So, all you have to do is go watch the Chess Match and after it's over, we'll be selling raffle tickets - 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. Don't worry, if you miss the match on the first day, simply go to the match on the second day, or just go to the <strong>METROCON</strong> booth in the dealers room to get the tickets.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">We'll be giving the swords away after the match on Sunday at approximately 2pm. We'll be giving out the swords to two separate winners (that's one each). We might also be giving out a few other things....you never know. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Oh, one note, you have to be there on Sunday to win. Good luck everyone!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Roy</font></p> 014D1AFC-1217-5C2E-5B9CC66870189C1D CHESS MATCH RAFFLE!
72 y 8 2008-06-25 00:20:33.0 <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Maboroshi</strong> of <strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.risingsun.net/">RisingSun.net</a></strong> has added a new memorial video for <strong>METROCON</strong> with photos from 2007.<br /> We hope you enjoy it as much as we have!<br /> <br /> <strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.risingsun.net/videos/stealyourfire-640.mov">METROCON Memorial - Steal Your Fire</a></strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Thanks Mab!!!<br /> <br /> </font></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.risingsun.net/videos/stealyourfire-640.mov"><img height="213" alt="" width="640" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2008/layout/steal_your_fire.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> BDF3924B-1217-5C2E-5B49F6531BBED0BD METROCON MEMORIAL - STEAL YOUR FIRE
73 y 8 2008-06-20 23:58:43.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Due to high demand and many requests, we are extending pre-registration until midnight<strong> Friday June 27, 2008</strong>.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Thank you everyone for making this a record breaking year so far and we can't wait to see everyone at <strong>METROCON</strong> in just a few weeks!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3159">[Click here to order your tickets!]</a></strong></font></p> A946248E-1217-5C2E-5B77669B94878142 PRE-REGISTRATION EXTENDED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND!
74 y 8 2008-06-12 21:31:56.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Ok Everyone! First I would like to tell all you anime fans out there how excited we a <strong>BEST BUY</strong> are to be a sponsor and have a vender booth at this year&rsquo;s <strong>METROCON</strong>! To prove that we at <strong>BEST BUY</strong> want to show our support for the Anime industry we are committed to showing you the latest and greatest that we can offer in new Anime and in Gaming! So at this year&rsquo;s <strong>METROCON</strong>, we are going to show Tampa&rsquo;s Anime fans just how much we want you to think of us when it comes to all your Anime and Gaming needs! <br /> <br /> First! <strong>BEST BUY</strong> is going to give away, not one, not two, but THREE <strong>ROCKBAND</strong> Gaming systems for prizes to the winners of various contest at the Con. One will be to the Winner of the Cosplay contest, so get your best outfits together! We want to see the best of the best this year! The winners of the other two systems will go to contest winners determined by the <strong>METROCON</strong> Staff and will be announced by them soon. Plus..the winners will get to choose which system they want regarding if they have a <strong>PS3</strong>, or <strong>X-Box</strong> gaming Platform, so don&rsquo;t worry about that!<br /> <br /> Next! <strong>BEST BUY </strong>is going to be giving away not one, but TWO of the most coveted gaming systems out there! That&rsquo;s right! TWO <strong>Nintendo WII</strong>&rsquo;s!! One will be raffled off to everyone who is 18yrs and up and applies for a <strong>BEST BUY</strong> Credit card. The other will be given to the Winner of <strong>BEST BUY</strong>'s <strong>Mario Kart </strong>competition! Sign up for the race is limited so get to our booth early to sign up for your chance to win!!<br /> <br /> Also at our vender booth we will have as many New Anime DVD&rsquo;s from our stock of over 3000 Anime titles plus tons of the latest Games from all the gaming platforms that are available from <strong>Mario Kart</strong> to <strong>Devil May Cry 4</strong>! As an added bonus, to keep in time with the latest Hollywood blockbusters on the silver screen, <strong>BEST BUY</strong> will have the new <strong>Batman &ldquo;Gotham Knight&rdquo;</strong> Prequel Anime available to coincide with the opening weekend of<strong> &ldquo;Batman, The Dark Knight&rdquo;</strong>! Plus we will have a first for <strong>METROCON</strong>.<strong> BEST BUY</strong> is bringing the Gaming systems to you! <strong>PS2</strong>, <strong>PS3</strong>, <strong>X-Box</strong>, <strong>X-Box Elite</strong>, <strong>DS</strong>, <strong>PSP</strong>, and we are &ldquo;Trying&rdquo; to secure a limited amount of the Hard to find WII&rsquo;s!! That&rsquo;s right! All these gaming systems will be there for you to Purchase! And for those who are approved for the <strong>BEST BUY</strong> credit card, you can use them right there and take advantage of special 0% financing on your new purchases!<br /> <br /> <strong>BEST BUY</strong> is very excited to be a part of this year&rsquo;s <strong>METROCON</strong> and would like to thank the <strong>METROCON</strong> Staff for all their great support in helping us to be able to bring the Area&rsquo;s Anime fans the &ldquo;<strong>BEST BUY Experience</strong>&rdquo; in Anime and Gaming! We can&rsquo;t wait to see ALL of you at <strong>METROCON 2008</strong> this July!<br /> <br /> Michael Bliss <br /> <strong>BEST BUY</strong> Bradenton 1141</font></p> 7F8CDF87-1217-5C2E-5B9ACC96D6A162E9 BEST BUY AT METROCON!
75 y 8 2008-06-12 21:20:34.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">This is a reminder from <strong>METROCON SECURITY</strong>.</font></p> <ul> <li> <div style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;"><font size="1">All prop weapons must be checked in with security personnel at registration (weapons check/information booth). </font></span></div> </li> <li> <div style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;"><font size="1">All prop guns should be not firing and unloaded. No air soft&nbsp;guns&nbsp;should&nbsp;have&nbsp;clips in them. </font></span></div> </li> <li> <div style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;"><font size="1">All tactical gear and prop firearms should be carried in bags to the convention center. Tampa Police may stop you if you don't. We are not responsible for you if this happens.</font></span></div> </li> <li> <div style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;"><font size="1">Any weapon purchased in the dealers room needs to be checked in with security immediately. Metal weapons must then be taken out of the convention. Boxed and taped metal weapons must still be checked in but can remain at the convention as long as the tape is not broken.</font></span></div> </li> </ul> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;"><font size="1"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=693">For more information see the <strong>Weapons FAQ</strong></a><strong><br /> </strong><br /> </font></span><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;"><font size="1">Nicholas Fazio </font></span></strong><strong><font face="Verdana" size="1"><br /> </font><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;"><font size="1">Chess Match Director </font></span></strong></span><font face="Verdana" size="1"><br /> </font><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;"><font size="1">Head of Security</font></span></strong></span></strong><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;"><font size="1"> </font></span></p> 7F827861-1217-5C2E-5B194A14DB311803 METROCON SECURITY REMINDER!
76 y 8 2008-06-10 12:37:43.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">The <strong>Embassy Suites Hotel </strong>is completely sold out! If you didn't manage to get a room at the official hotel for <strong>METROCON</strong>, please check out the alternate hotels. Most are within walking distance of the convention center.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=634"><strong>[Alternate hotels page]</strong></a></font><br><br></p> 735710C8-1217-5C2E-5BFB07598AE04226 EMBASSY SUITES SOLD OUT!
77 y 8 2008-06-06 14:42:55.0 <p align="center"><br /> Welcome Greg Cipes (the voice of Beast Boy on Teen Titans) and his band -<br /> &quot;Cipes and the People&quot;</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.myspace.com/cipesandthepeople"><img height="166" alt="" width="450" border="0" src="http://www.highvalleyent.com/banner2.gif" /></a></p> 5F30427C-1217-5C2E-5BBB60B0E5E25015 GREG CIPES AND CIPES AND THE PEOPLE
78 y 8 2008-05-30 23:45:19.0 <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>BEST BUY</strong> is going to be a sponsor of <strong>METROCON</strong> this year! <br /> <br /> <strong>BEST BUY</strong> has chosen to come to <strong>METROCON</strong> and pull out all the stops. They will have a booth in the vendors room and will be holding a contest to give away a <strong>WII </strong>to a lucky coplayer. They will also be providing prizes for the <strong>Cosplay Carnevale</strong> (costume and cosplay contests). </font></p> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><img height="60" alt="" width="130" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2008/best_buy_sm.gif" /></font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 3D145409-1217-5C2E-5B4F0BACE458EA02 BEST BUY AT METROCON!
79 y 8 2008-05-17 14:46:03.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">You may now upload your submissions for the Anime Idol and AMV contests! Plese create or log into your Team Metro account, go to the Contest Upload section, and upload your entries.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Good Luck To Everyone!</font></p> F833F0CD-1217-5C2E-5BD3D4CF6BE8CDC4 ANIME IDOL AND AMV CONTEST!
80 n 8 2008-05-12 14:47:44.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Hey Everyone! Roy here..&nbsp; </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">This is just a quick note to let you know that we've been working really hard on <b> METROCON</b> this year and that tons of updates to the website are coming this week!</font></p> DE75AF00-1217-5C2E-5B8EB41AC7D8C22E NEWS UPDATES COMING!
81 n 8 2008-04-15 00:46:16.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2008/orlandohagroup1.jpg"><img style="border-right: #000000 0px solid; border-top: #000000 0px solid; border-left: #000000 0px solid; border-bottom: #000000 0px solid" height="333" alt="" width="250" align="right" border="1" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2008/orlandohagroup1_sm.jpg" /></a>THE SUPERHERO FIGHT SHOW TRYOUTS ROUND 2</strong></font></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span class="spnMessageText"> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"> <strong style="font-weight: 400">Round two of tryouts is coming up for </strong> <strong>THE SUPERHERO FIGHT SHOW</strong><strong style="font-weight: 400"> at </strong><strong>METROCON</strong><strong style="font-weight: 400">.</strong></font></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span class="spnMessageText"> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">Last year, </font></span> <font face="verdana" size="1"><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">in an attempt to help promote <b> METROCON</b> to a larger audience, the Heroes Alliance put on the first super hero fight show ever for a convention. At the end of last year's con the attendees spoke and the we listened. So this year, they're back. They're looking forward to doing a bigger, better show for METROCON '08. This year's show will be upstairs on the main stage and have all the lighting, sound and special effects that we can throw at it.</font></span></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span class="spnMessageText"> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">Don't miss out if you want to be part of this great show!</font></span><font face="verdana" size="1"><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"> </font></span></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"> <strong>The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)<br /> 4801 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, Fl 33617<br /> Sunday, April, 20th at 10am.</strong></font></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><span class="spnMessageText"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3985"><strong>[Click here for information and signup forms]</strong></a></font></span></font></span></p> 5067985F-1217-5C2E-5B6087C47E1C5A48 THE SUPERHERO FIGHT SHOW TRYOUTS ROUND 2!
82 y 8 2008-04-06 12:06:09.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Ok, absolutely crazy news update. So, we found out a bit ago that the <strong>Red Bull Flugtag</strong> competition (building insane planes and launching them off a 30ft tall ramp) is going to be at the Tampa Convention Center during <strong>METROCON</strong>! The competition is going to take place right off of the Riverwalk on Saturday 19, 2008. So, get prepared for a huge event that's been done at over 35 locations around the world and has attracted over twenty thousand people per show.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">(Wanna see something like this anime related? An event similar to the <strong>Flugtag</strong> is shown in episode one of <strong>Nadia: Secret of Blue Water</strong> on sale from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.advfilms.com/"><strong>ADV Films</strong></a>.)</font></p> <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" bgcolor="#ffffff" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong><br /> RED BULL FLUGTAG TAMPA BAY '08<br /> </strong>After four longs year away, Red Bull Flugtag is returning to the Sunshine State! On July 19, the&nbsp;brave, creative and slightly crazy will be launching their homemade human-powered flying machines high above Tampa Bay&rsquo;s warm waters, coming in for a crash landing outside the City Park at Tampa Convention Center. Apply to fly by May 16!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="1"><a target="_blank" href="http://redbullflugtagusa.com/TampaBay2008/default.aspx">[Click here for more information on the Tampa event]</a></font></strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="1"><a target="_blank" href="http://redbullflugtagusa.com/Default.aspx">[Click here for the Red Bull Flugtag hompage]</a></font></strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 247CD104-1217-5C2E-5BD94E348704AAD0 REB BULL FLUGTAG DURING METROCON - GET READY FOR EPIC!!!
83 y 8 2008-03-27 01:23:38.0 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><a class="" target="_blank" href="http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/hotels/hotelpromo.jhtml?ctyhocn=TPAESES&amp;promo=hotel_brochure&amp;adId=tpaeses,bannerad_brochure,21"><img height="143" alt="" width="143" align="right" border="0" src="http://embassysuites.hilton.com/repositories/marketingmessages/images/TPAESES_hotel_brochure.jpg" /></a><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Hotel booking for METROCON is now available!</strong></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Official METROCON Hotel: <a style="font-weight: 700; color: blue; text-decoration: underline; text-underline: single" target="_blank" href="http://www.tampadowntown.embassysuites.com/">www.tampadowntown.embassysuites.com</a></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><em style="font-style: normal">Make sure you use the correct&nbsp;code to get the convention discount!<br /> <br /> Group/Convention Code: <strong>MET</strong></em></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="1">These are going to go quick so get yours ASAP!</font></strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> EEB0F938-1217-5C2E-5BEC3906420F326C BOOK YOUR ROOM FOR METROCON AT THE EMBASSY SUITES!
84 n 8 2008-03-13 17:29:12.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2008/orlandohagroup1.jpg"><img style="border-right: #000000 0px solid; border-top: #000000 0px solid; border-left: #000000 0px solid; border-bottom: #000000 0px solid" height="333" alt="" width="250" align="right" border="1" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2008/orlandohagroup1_sm.jpg" /></a>THE SUPERHERO FIGHT SHOW TRYOUTS<br /> </strong></font></span><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br /> <strong>The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)<br /> 4801 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, Fl 33617<br /> Sunday, March, 16th at 10am.</strong></font></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><span class="spnMessageText"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3985"><strong>[Click here for information and signup forms]</strong></a></font></span><br /> <br /> </font></span><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">The Heroes Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that is made up of civic-minded people who want to use their talents and abilities to entertain and educate members of the communities in which they live. The Heroes Alliance (or H.A.) does this by taking their skills in fields like seamstressing, prop creation, make up and more to make superhero costumes all in an effort to make the world a better place. <br /> <br /> For over four years now, the H.A. has been working with local police and fire departments, children's hospitals, Metropolitan Ministries, Give Kids the World and even the US Army to achieve this goal. <br /> <br /> Along with visiting children in need and raising money for disaster relief the H.A. also works with comic book, sci/fi and anime conventions to help promote the convention and get the word out about our group. Because the more people that know who we are and what we do, the more potential we have to make a difference.<br /> <br /> In an attempt to help promote METROCON to a larger audience, last year the Heroes Alliance put on the first super hero fight show ever for a convention. At the end of last year's con the wonderful attendees spoke and the con listened. So this year, we'll be back. And we're looking forward to doing a bigger, better show for METROCON '08. This year's show will be on the main stage at METROCON and have all the lighting, sound and special effects of a major show. And we'd like to invite you to be a part of it.<br /> <br /> This year we're having open auditions for major parts in the show. If you would like to get involved with a fight show unlike any other, a fight show that will help METROCON become one of the largest conventions in the United States please come out and audition.<br /> <br /> If you would like to audition, please be at The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) located at 4801 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, Fl 33617 on Sunday, March, 16th at 10am.<br /> <br /> The characters for this years super hero fight show are all martial arts based. So be prepared to show off everything you've got. From tumbling to technique. Kicking to cracking jokes. Due to the nature of the plot this year we are not disclosing which characters will be used or how many at this time.<br /> <br /> Experience is preferred but not mandatory. We look forward to seeing you there. <br /> Any comments, questions or concerns feel free to email me at </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="1"><a href="mailto:Guardian@heroesalliance.com.">Guardian@heroesalliance.com.</a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><br /> <br /> </font></span><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1"><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg">TJ McDonnell<br /> </span></font><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="1">President, Heroes Alliance</font></span></p> AA0BF18A-1217-5C2E-5B056CD04457097A SUPERHERO FIGHT SHOW TRYOUTS THIS WEEKEND!
85 y 8 2008-02-15 01:13:20.0 <p><img alt="" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2008/metrocon_mascots_2008.jpg" /></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>METROCON</strong> would like to welcome our new Mascots for 2008: Indra</font><font face="Verdana" size="1">, Dee,&nbsp;Jamie, and Britani.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">We picked four Mascots this year and will have two teams - Light and Dark!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">A huge thanks to Maboroshi from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.Risingsun.net">Risingsun.net</a> for providing the free photoshoot that was open to all.</font></p> 1BB9C041-1217-5C2E-5B12F57828E4AE64 CONGRATULATIONS 2008 MASCOTS!
86 n 8 2008-01-16 22:24:05.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">It is the moment you have all been waiting for!<br /> <br /> Without further ado:&nbsp; <strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3830">Cast Information for the Fantasy Masquerade 2008: &quot;Nightmares&quot;</a></strong><br /> <br /> The try out dates will be the same as Chess Match, so you can even audition for both at the same time!!&nbsp; Rehearsals will also be held at the same time, so all that great fight training will be available for Masquerade cast, too!<br /> <br /> If you have any questions, you may feel free to email me at <strong><a href="mailto:fantasymasquerade@gmail.com">fantasymasquerade@gmail.com</a>.</strong>&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Can't wait to see everyone at auditions!! It is bound to be a great year!<br /> <br /> Jamie Rich<br /> Fantasy Masquerade Director</font></p> 85C65DE9-1217-5C2E-5BC7CAE46EBFC6BA FANTASY MASQUERADE TRYOUTS
87 y 8 2008-01-16 22:04:50.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Woops...forgot to turn off the events from last year. I noticed on a few sites people were talking about times for some of the events and I realized that in all of preparations for 2008 that I had left them up.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">I apologize to everyone for the inconvenience and we'll get the redone&nbsp;pages for events up as soon as they are ready.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Thanks,</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Roy</font></p> 85B4BCE9-1217-5C2E-5B5D6A6901FC9104 EVENTS - REVERSE UPDATE...
88 n 8 2008-01-14 04:43:21.0 <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="150"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3776"><img height="150" alt="METROCON 2008 - Miss Mascot Competition!" width="150" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2007/mascot_tryout_sm.jpg" /></a></td> <td valign="top" width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px" align="left"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>METROCON, LLC</strong> is offering two girls the opportunity represent&nbsp;<strong>METROCON 2008</strong> as company Mascots!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Each mascot gets to be on all of the <strong>METROCON 2008</strong> publicity materials (ads, photos, etc) and receive a free lifetime pass to all <strong>METROCON</strong> events. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">You never know, it could be you!</font></strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="1"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3776">[click here for more information]</a></font></strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 77AE8360-1217-5C2E-5BCC9F6B1D4D7C36 METROCON 2008 - MISS MASCOT COMPETITION!
89 y 8 2008-01-11 01:52:24.0 <table style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="50%"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2008/layout/colorado3.jpg"><img height="141" alt="Colorado-3 Lights" width="320" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2008/layout/colorado3_sm.jpg" /></a></td> <td width="50%"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2008/layout/colorado3_lights_big.jpg"><img height="141" alt="Colorado-3 Lights: Lighting example." width="320" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2008/layout/colorado3_lightshow.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%" bgcolor="#9c9c9c" colspan="2" height="20"> <p align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="1">[click each image to view a larger version]</font></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%" colspan="2"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><br /> It's a new year and that means METROCON's getting closer by the minute! We're already working on changing up the Ballroom to make it even more incredible this year (especially the Blackout Rave!). Roy's bugging me to do a sneak-a-peek since a buncha people are asking what I've got up my sleeve - so I'm gonna let a little slip.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font lang="en" face="Verdana" size="1">We're rolling out something REALLY new this time. That funny looking gizmo above is called a Colorado-3 and it's the latest in LED lighting technology. Not only can it produce -any- color I can imagine, but it can do it -instantly- and it's super-bright. Even better, it does it without producing any heat (meaning they'll help keep the Ballroom cooler) and it uses a fraction of the power of our previous lights (yay environmentally friendly stuffs!).<br /> <br /> So... what's that mean to YOU at METRO? For starters, the stage will be brighter and more colorful during events like the Chess Match and Masquerade. The real fun comes during the Rave, though... when I can make them strobe and chase ANY color! Yeah - you read that right. BLUE strobes. RED strobes. YELLOW strobes. And all kinds of other wild color chases that I'm working on dreaming up.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font lang="en" face="Verdana" size="1">*Grinz* That's just -one- of the things we're working on here to help make the Ballroom (and Metro) even more amazing. Want to learn more? We always have spots for Volunteers who want to work with the Tech Crew. Show up, help out, hang around and have fun!<br /> <br /> Contact: <a href="mailto:shadowfax@metrotechops.com"><strong>Shadowfax@MetroTechOps.com</strong></a></font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 679EEDA4-1217-5C2E-5B63FD3851F6FE64 NEW BALLROOM LIGHTS
90 n 8 2008-01-10 22:53:41.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Here's a quick update to let everyone know about Mascot Tryouts and Masquerade Tryout dates. We are getting the rest of the info up as fast as we can but we wanted to at least post the dates so that people can schedule time off if need be.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Mascot Tryouts will be held on February 10th in Tampa, Florida. We've scouted some locations for it but we'll most likely have everything up early next week.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Masquerade Tryouts will be held on the same days as Chess Match Tryouts in the same location. In other words, you will be trying out with all the Chess Match applicants. Yes, you may try out for both events at the same time as it is the exact same tryout process. </font></p> <p><span class="screen"><span style="font-family: Verdana"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="1">Chess/Masquerade Tryouts are </font><font lang="en" face="Verdana" size="1">February 9 and 17, 2008.</font><font size="1"> Attendance for tryouts is required only for one day. Orientation/Tryouts start at 9am and 2pm each day. Be on time!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="1">More information will be posted on these events very soon.</font></p> </span></span></p> 66FB4FE6-1217-5C2E-5BC0213E96DFECD5 MASQUERADE AND MASCOT TRYOUT INFORMATION
91 n 8 2008-01-10 16:14:34.0 <p style="margin-left: 5;margin-right: 5">Vendors and Artist Alley booths for METROCON 2008 should be available for sale on January 21st.&nbsp; We've been busy updating our system to make things easier to use.</p> <p style="margin-left: 5;margin-right: 5">Vendors and Artist locations will be the same as last year. Vendors in Ballrooms C and D downstairs and Artist Alley upstairs in the West Hall pre-function area.</p> <p style="margin-left: 5;margin-right: 5">METROCON 2008 features 18,000 sq ft of Vendors space and roughly 5000 sq ft for Artist Alley.</p> 658DE71C-1217-5C2E-5B630F7101CC2D9B VENDORS AND ARTIST BOOTHS AVAILABLE SOON!
92 y 8 2007-12-27 11:11:28.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="verdana" size="1">We are currently doing updates to the website. Please pardon any graphics or secitons that are not finished yet.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="verdana" size="1">Thanks,</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="verdana" size="1">Roy Harms<br /> CEO METROCON, LLC.</font></p> 1C5F6036-1217-5C2E-5BE74B1E7F9785B2 WEBSITE UPDATES
93 y 8 2007-12-09 10:15:19.0 <p align="center"><img alt="MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM METROCON" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/christmas_gear.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <font size="1"><strong>Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday Season!</strong></font></p> BF798059-1217-5C2E-5BB9011028CC703A MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM METROCON!
94 y 8 2007-12-08 21:50:22.0 <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pre-registration is now open for <b>METROCON 2008!<br> <br> </b>Get your tickets early when prices are lower!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Details are as follows:<br> Visit the registration page to buy tickets. <b> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3159">[Click Here]</a></b></font></p> <font face="verdana" size="2"> <table id="table2" style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" cellPadding="0" border="0"> <tr> <td colSpan="6"><font face="verdana" size="2"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1"><b>Pre-Registration Pricing:</b><br> <br> <b> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3159;#vip">VIP Weekend Passes:</a></b></font></font></p> </td> </tr> <font face="verdana" size="2"> <tr> <td><font face="verdana" size="2"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"><b> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Tier 1:</font></b></font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">$75.00</font></td> <td colSpan="4"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Tickets 001-100</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td><font face="verdana" size="2"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"><b> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Tier 2:</font></b></font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">$80.00</font></td> <td colSpan="4"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Tickets 101-200</font></td> </tr> <font face="Verdana" size="1"> <tr> <td colSpan="6"> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><br> </font> <font face="verdana" size="2"> <font face="Verdana" size="1"> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3159;#adult"><b> Adult Weekend Passes:</b></a></td> </tr> </font> <tr> <td><font face="verdana" size="2"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"><b> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Tier 1:</font></b></font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">$40.00</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">from</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">12/08/2007</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">to</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">12/31/2007</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"><b> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Tier 2:</font></b></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">$44.00</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">from</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">01/01/2008</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">to</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">03/31/2008</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"><b> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Tier 3:</font></b></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">$48.00</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">from</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">04/01/2008</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">to</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">06/20/2008</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colSpan="6"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1"> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3159;#child"><b><br> Child Weekend Passes (6-12 yrs old):</b></a></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"><b> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Tier 1:</font></b></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">$20.00</font></td> <td><font face="verdana" size="2"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">from</font></font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">11/1/2007</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">to</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">12/31/2007</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"><b> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Tier 2:</font></b></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">$25.00</font></td> <td><font face="verdana" size="2"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">from</font></font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">01/01/2008</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">to</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">06/20/2008</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colSpan="6"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1"> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3159;#vip"><b><br> Group Passes:</b></a> <br> See the Group Pass section for current rates.</font></td> </tr> </table> <font face="Verdana" size="2"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"><font size="1">All online ticket sales subject to an additional 7% sales tax.</font> <br> &nbsp;<hr> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="verdana" size="2"> <font face="Verdana" size="1"><b> At The Door Prices:</b></font></p> <table style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" borderColor="#111111" cellSpacing="0" cellPadding="0" border="0"> <tr> <td width="50%"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1"><b>Weekend Pass:</b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Adult: $55.00</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%"> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Child 6-12: $25.00</font></td> </tr> </table> <font face="Verdana" size="1"> </font> <table style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" borderColor="#111111" cellSpacing="0" cellPadding="0" border="0"> <tr> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1"><b>Day Passes:</b></font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5">&nbsp;</td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1"><b>Friday:</b></font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1"><b>Saturday:</b></font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1"><b>Sunday:</b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Adult: $25.00</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Adult: $30.00</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Adult: $25.00</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Child 6-12: $10.00</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Child 6-12: $10.00</font></td> <td> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">Child 6-12: $10.00</font></td> </tr> </table> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">An additional 7% sales tax is already included in the at the door price. <br> <br> Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.<br> Children 5 and under: free (with parent with paid registration)</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5; margin-right: 5"><font face="Verdana" size="1">The payment methods for registering at <b>METROCON 2008</b> at the door will be cash, money order or cashiers check.<br> <b>NOTE: No personal checks or credit cards will be accepted at the door.</b></font></p> </font> BCCF7CE4-1217-5C2E-5B200A88854A376D METROCON 2008 PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
95 y 8 2007-10-24 13:18:49.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Yes, we know it took longer than we wanted to (coding, coding and more coding) but...</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER!</strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Tryout information is up for the <strong>2008 ANIME HUMAN CHESS MATCH</strong>!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Go check out what we've got in store for everyone this year then go disucss it in our <a href="http://www.animemetro.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20080">forums</a>.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Good luck to everyone!</font></p> D30608E6-1217-5C2E-5BED63D5DE90426C 2008 ANIME HUMAN CHESS TRYOUTS
96 y 8 2007-09-25 05:09:01.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>METROCON article in NEWTYPE! </strong><br /> <br /> From <a target="_blank" href="http://www.newtype-usa.com/">Newtype Magazine's</a> September 2007 issue page 158:<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>METROCON</strong><br /> <br /> Martial arts battles can be found all over the Tampa Convention Center when Metrocon (sic) comes to town. Pirates and secret agents fought Motoko Kusanagi on the waterfront, a cosplay chess match turned into a battle royale where Cervantes mopped the floor with Sailor Moon, and Spider Man joined Daredevil in a battle against black-clad ninjas.<br /> <br /> The martial-arts demonstrations were special features of the fifth-year Florida event. Joined by a group of swordsmen, Metrocon (sic) arguably had more costumed athletic action than you're likely to find down the street at the St, Pete Times Forum during the Lightning hockey season. Other conventions have cosplay chess matches where costumed characters play chess pieces who have brief confrontations when one piece &quot;takes&quot; another, but the martial artists at Metrocon (sic) turned those confrontations into all-out battles that had the audience cheering for their favorite characters-especially when a costumed Ryoga from Ranma 1/2 battled with his umbrella.<br /> <br /> The Florida heat and humidity had fans thankful for the convention center's air conditioning. Equally appreciated was the appearance of guests such as Scott McNeil; the irrepressible Canadian was in perfect form during the summer weekend, always ready to greet fans and never coming close to running out of jokes. One of the other visitors, actor Johnny Yong Bosch, is a trained martial artist who could have fir right in with the fighting displays-but he expended his energy on his guitar, performing a Saturday night set that had fans standing up to rock with his Eyeshine band. Bosch's opening act was part of a musical double-header of familiar and popular dub voice actors that also included Vic Mignogna, who was a pianist and composer before he was an actor. Mignogna joked about liking Barry Manilow tunes, performed his own original works and brought fans onstage (sic) to help him sing his tongue-in-cheek &quot;Soldier A&quot; song, about characters in anime dubs with one-line parts.<br /> <br /> But if you gauge an event's appeal by the number of people who want to attend, the most popular show of the weekend was staged by fans in gowns and masks. Metrocon (sic) is one of the anime conventions that's started having masked balls, and so many people wanted to go to the Tampa dance that the line nearly extended outside the building. It was more than a coincidence that many of the dancer's outfits looked more anime character costumes than evening wear, of course.<br /> <br /> text and photos** by Kevin Lillard<br /> <br /> Thanks to Jamie Rich for transcribing this.<br /> &nbsp;</font></p> 3BED2FF6-1217-5C2E-5B772668CAA9A9E4 METROCON article in NEWTYPE Magazine!
97 y 8 2007-09-20 17:41:22.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Hello everyone,</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">After a hiatus, we are back again and pleased to announce our dates for next year!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">METROCON 6 - July 18 - 20, 2008.<br /> Tampa Convention Center, Tampa FL.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pre-planning is going well; and, as always with a new year, a site update will be in progress over the next few weeks.&nbsp; As of right now though, any information you see is for the previous 2007 convention.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">In the meantime, check out pictures from this year's convention at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.risingsun.net/albums/metro2007/friday/index.shtml"><strong>RisingSun.net</strong></a>.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">For those of you interested, some of the staff will be attending <a target="_blank" href="http://www.awa-con.com/"><strong>Anime Weekend Atlanta</strong></a>.&nbsp; If you happen to be going an see us there, please say hi!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Thanks, ^_^</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Roy Harms<br /> CEO METROCON, LLC.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">&nbsp;</font></p> 24DE3137-1217-5C2E-5BEAF4DDF320F9F5 METROCON UPDATE
98 y 7 2007-07-04 16:25:40.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="1" face="Verdana">The final episode of the <b>Anime Human Chess Match</b> videos has been released.&nbsp; Check out <b>Episode 3: Fate Revealed</b>!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><b><font face="Verdana" size="1"> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?id=3395&action=movie4"> [Click here to watch]</a></font></b></p><font size="1" face="Verdana"> <hr> </font> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="1" face="Verdana"><b>Gilbert K. Chesterton</b> - I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. <b><br> <br> William Ernest Henley</b> - I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. <br> <br> <b>Jose Ferrer</b> - A man, when he wishes, is the master of his fate. <br> <br> <b>Heraclitus</b> - Man's character is his fate. <br> <br> <b>Franklin D. Roosevelt</b> - Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. <br> <br> <b>Ella Wheeler Wilcox</b> - There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. <br> <br> <b>Benjamin Disraeli</b> - We make our fortunes and we call them fate. <br> <br> <b>Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton</b> - Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few. <br> <br> <b>Virgil</b> - Wherever the fates lead us let us follow. <br> <br> <b>William Shakespeare</b> - Men at sometime are the masters of their fate. <br> <br> <b>Seneca</b> - Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant. <br> <br> <b>Richard Hovey</b> - I do not know beneath what sky nor on what seas shall be thy fate; I only know it shall be high, I only know it shall be great. </font> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> </p> 92E8DA9A-1217-5C2E-5BF0372EEDAD40AE FINAL EPISODE OF THE CHESS MATCH VIDEOS RELEASED!
99 y 7 2007-07-03 17:50:52.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"> Happy Birthday to our Video Game Mascot Suzy!&nbsp; <br> <br> Everybody give her many happy returns at the convention this weekend!</font></p> 8E1081F9-1217-5C2E-5B233F603DEC45AB HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZY!
100 y 7 2007-06-28 03:11:53.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"> There are a ton of people to thank for helping with this convention; but tonight, right at this very moment, as I sit here working, there are a few that I really feel need to have some public recognition for what they've done.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b> Alex Craddock</b> - For producing the METROCON commercial that will be playing at Channelside Cinemas and, on a side note, being an incredible Director of Operations for us.&nbsp; He's one of the best guys I've ever worked with.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b> Cynthia Martinez</b> - For organizing the entire guest panel itinerary, learning our Panel/Events system and inputting everything.&nbsp; She offered to do that out of the goodness of her heart and I can't thank her enough for it.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b> Don Anderson</b> and <b>Nick Fazio</b> - For doing a totally badass job directing the Chess Match. Nobody does it better guys.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b> The entire Chess Match cast</b> - For putting up with us for over three months and learning everything they need to put on the most incredible stage show I have ever seen. I cannot possibly express how proud I am of them. Thank you all.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b> Jamie Rich</b> - For taking on a terribly hard role with the Fantasy Masquerade and doing wonderful things with it.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b> Roy Holt</b> - For filming the Chess Match movies and doing all the Staff and Chess Match badges. Make sure you find him at the con (Lord Folken) and say hello.&nbsp; </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b> Rob McKenzie</b> - For working on the Chess Match playbill.&nbsp; Thanks dude!</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b> Joe Stephenson</b> and <b>T.J.</b> - For trying something new and running brand new shows in an environment that is untested.&nbsp; </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b> Bert Resimont </b>- Our Tampa Convention Center event director that goes incredibly above and beyond what he has to do for our event each year.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"> They have all done so much for this event. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"> Thank you everyone.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Roy</font></p> 712BF87C-1217-5C2E-5B85B1DF8F1BDAE8 THANK YOU ALL!
101 y 7 2007-06-22 16:26:19.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="2">The page for the Fantasy Masquerade has been updated to include new information regarding the event. This includes admission information and dress code.<br> <br> If you have any questions or comments concerning these minor changes, please, email me (</font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2"><a href="mailto:fantasymasquerade@gmail.com">fantasymasquerade@gmail.com</a></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="2">) or post them here.<br> <br> </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2"> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3504"> [Click here to see more about the Fantasy Masquerade]</a></font></span></p> 551D2514-1217-5C2E-5BC6BAE918358F9F THE FANTASY MASQUERADE UPDATE!
102 y 7 2007-06-21 22:47:24.0 <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; text-align: left" align="center"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">CHAOS PERFECT presents - Roku&rsquo;s Renegade Circus</font></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; text-align: left" align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="2">The <strong>Fire Nation </strong>is on a campaign to take over the world but not all of there people agree with their plans of domination. A small band of Fire performers have come to <strong>METROCON</strong> to display there skills at the bending of fire for your amusement. Taking the name of the last great Avatar from the Fire Nation, Roku, this band of renegades looks to entertain and amaze all audiences of the world with the beauty of fire and performance. Come out to the Riverwalk and watch as these performers bend fire and celebrate the power of flame for all the world to see. Can you stand the heat from </font><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">Roku&rsquo;s Renegade Circus!!!</font></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: 5px; text-align: center; margin-center: 5px" align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>Join us for our brand new FIRE SHOW on the Riverwalk!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Friday and Saturday night at 11:00 PM!</strong></font></p> <div align="center"> <table id="table1" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="0" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.risingsun.net/albums/pf2006/source/pf2006-0487.shtml"><img height="85" alt="" width="128" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/pf2006-0487.jpg" /></a></td> <td align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.risingsun.net/albums/pf2006/source/pf2006-0689.shtml"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/pf2006-0689.jpg" /></a></td> <td align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.risingsun.net/albums/pf2006/source/pf2006-0546.shtml"><img height="85" alt="" width="128" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/pf2006-0546.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.risingsun.net/albums/pf2006/source/pf2006-0625.shtml"><img height="85" alt="" width="128" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/pf2006-0625.jpg" /></a></td> <td align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.risingsun.net/albums/pf2006/source/pf2006-0716.shtml"><img height="85" alt="" width="128" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/pf2006-0716.jpg" /></a></td> <td align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.risingsun.net/albums/pf2006/source/pf2006-0555.shtml"><img height="85" alt="" width="128" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/pf2006-0555.jpg" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p align="center">&nbsp;<font face="Verdana" size="1">All&nbsp;trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</font></p> 5153AD3E-1217-5C2E-5BE7D6D94048D2C6 ROKU'S RENEGADE CIRCUS!
103 y 7 2007-06-21 17:02:20.0 <table id="table2" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="center" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" nowrap="nowrap" width="100%"> <table id="table3" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="100%"><font face="Verdana" size="1"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px">Reminder of at the door pricing for tickets:</p> </font><font face="verdana" size="2"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Registration at METROCON 2007<br /> Days of convention July 6-8, 2007</strong></font></p> <table id="table4" style="border-collapse: collapse" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="4"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Registration Hours</strong></font></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Friday</font></p> </td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">9:00 AM</font></p> </td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">-</font></p> </td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">9:00 PM</font></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Saturday</font></p> </td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">9:00 AM</font></p> </td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">-</font></p> </td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">9:00 PM</font></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Sunday</font></p> </td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">9:00 AM</font></p> </td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">- </font></p> </td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">3:00 PM</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>At The Door Prices:</strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Weekend Pass:</strong><br /> Adult: $50.00<br /> Child 6-12: $25.00<br /> <br /> <strong>Day Passes:</strong></font><table id="table5" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Friday:<br /> </strong>Adult: $25.00<br /> Child 6-12: $10.00 </font> </td> <td><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Saturday:</strong><br /> Adult: $25.00<br /> Child 6-12: $10.00 </font> </td> <td><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Sunday:</strong><br /> Adult: $25.00<br /> Child 6-12: $10.00 </font> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.<br /> Children 5 and under: free (with parent with paid registration)</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">The payment methods for registering at <strong>METROCON 2007</strong> at the door will be cash or check, no credit cards please.</font></p> </font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 5017C144-1217-5C2E-5B3D9A21E3B0F767 AT DOOR TICKET PRICES
104 y 7 2007-06-21 00:17:03.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">We changed a few things in our <strong>TEAM METRO</strong>&nbsp;system and have added some new places for people to volunteer.&nbsp; One area that was specifically affected was <strong>Dealers Room Security</strong>.&nbsp; If you were signed up for this section, please check your times.&nbsp; If you were signed up for an area and now are not, please re-add yourself back in.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana"><font size="1">The&nbsp;</font><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Director of Guest Relations</strong>,<strong> Jasmine LeBlanc</strong>, is looking for people to help out with the guests over the weekend.&nbsp; This ranges from line control, to attending panels with guests, to helping get them food.&nbsp; If you would like to help with them, please sign up in the volunteer section of&nbsp;<strong>TEAM METRO</strong>.</font></font> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/events/events_home.cfm?ltype=volunteers">[Click here to go to TEAM METRO]</a></strong></font></p> </p> 4C7F64B7-1217-5C2E-5BD350AB28D55330 VOLUNTEER HOURS UPDATE!
105 y 7 2007-06-20 23:12:59.0 <font size="1"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana"><b>The Kimono Fashion Show</b> held at 5pm on Friday is in need of volunteers! </font> </p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana">While some folks have already stepped forward, we still need several female volunteers to model kimono in the fashion show. If you will be at <b>METROCON</b> prior to 5pm on Friday and you would like to wear one of our beautiful vintage kimono, then please -click here- to hop on over to the <b>AnimeBelle</b> forums and read the <b>Kimono Fashion Show</b> thread and send us your details. We hope to see you there!</font></p> </font> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><b><u> <font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#0000FF"> <a target="_blank" href="http://forums.animebelle.com/viewtopic.php?t=2454"> [Click here for more information]</a></font></u></b></p> 4C44BE40-1217-5C2E-5BE32871AA3F630A KIMONO FASHION SHOW IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS!
106 y 7 2007-06-20 15:16:25.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b> METROCON</b> has decided the 10 finalists for <b>Anime Idol 2007</b>.<br> Good luck to all our finalists!</font></p> <table border="0" id="table1" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td align="center"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><b> <font face="Verdana" size="2">Performing Order</font></b></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><b> <font face="Verdana" size="2">Name:</font></b></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><b> <font face="Verdana" size="2">Song</font></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">1</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Miki Sarroca</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">Ever Blue</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">2</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"> Vivian Orozco</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">Born</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">3</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Faith Culhane</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">Chiisaki Mono</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">4</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Alissa Roca</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">1000 Words</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">5</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"> Jen Watson</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">Make You Free</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">6</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"> Kasumi Carlson</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">Hanabi</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">7</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Tina Danh</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">Sakura Drops</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">8</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"> Sarah Barrick</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">You</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">9</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2"> Erika Wade</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">Ryuusei</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">10</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="2">Katie Inderbitzen</font></td> <td> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <font face="Verdana" size="2">Perseus</font></td> </tr> </table> 4A906B76-1217-5C2E-5BEBFA2D64DA896B ANIME IDOL FINALISTS
107 y 7 2007-06-16 04:08:24.0 <table border="0" width="100%" id="table1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td><img alt="" p="" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/Gearstitle_web.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div style="margin: 0px"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><b> <br> Yuffie Kisaragi</b> has stolen some of the gears of <b>METROCON</b>. Find as many as you can over the weekend and you could win two free <strong>VIP&nbsp;Tickets</strong> to <strong>METROCON 2008!</strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong style="font-weight: 400"> <font face="Verdana" size="1">GOOD HUNTING to everyone!</font></strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong> <font face="Verdana" size="1"> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3929">[Click here for more information]</a></font></strong></p></div></td> </tr> </table> 33936656-1217-5C2E-5BBF27EF68A9AEDD HUNT FOR THE METRO GEARS!
108 y 7 2007-06-12 17:05:43.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">The upload system now has a new engine that works well with uploading large files.&nbsp; If you had any issues with your Fan Film or AMV entries timing out on when they were being uploaded, it is now fixed.&nbsp; Make sure you wait until the upload completes before you change the page.&nbsp; If there are any issues, please contact us at <a href="mailto:events@animemetro.com">events@animemetro.com</a>.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Contests are extended until June 15th.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Thanks,</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Roy</font></p> 21C19FE2-1217-5C2E-5B7FF2920CBE7507 CONTEST EXTENSIONS PART 2
109 y 7 2007-06-12 12:51:53.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">We discovered a glitch in our upload system that prevented people from uploading very large files for a few of the contests.&nbsp; While we recommend that file sizes be kept to a reasonable size, we still feel bad that anyone had an issue uploading something.&nbsp; So, we are going to yet again extend a few of the contests by a couple of days to accommodate everyone.&nbsp; The new coding should be done very soon and then this won't be an issue ever again.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">I do want to thank people for letting us know about the issue so we could fix it.&nbsp; </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"> Thanks,</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Roy</font></p> 20D93970-1217-5C2E-5B26121618BE0791 CONTEST EXTENSIONS
110 y 7 2007-06-05 13:35:21.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Our contest section has been updated.&nbsp;If you are going to be participating in the Costume Contest, the Cosplay Competition, or our brand new Hall Costume Contest, please read all the instructions carefully.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3539">[Click here for more information]</a></font></p> FCF48370-1217-5C2E-5B01204DA8B6EA71 CONTEST SECTIONS UPDATED
111 y 7 2007-06-01 00:01:45.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="1" face="Verdana">Due to the continued demand for tickets and high sales, METROCON has decided to extend the deadline and discount for pre-registration until June 8, 2007.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="1" face="Verdana"> Thank you everyone for your continued support and interest!</font></p> E57233E1-1217-5C2E-5B51BB36EE564AB0 PRE-REGISTRATION EXTENDED!
112 y 7 2007-05-31 17:45:55.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg">METROCON Chess Match episode 1 &ldquo;Dreams of the Soul&rdquo;:&nbsp; A few more pieces to the puzzle are revealed and more questions are raised as a new player enters the game.</span></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><span class="spnMessageText" id="msg"><strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?id=3395&amp;action=movie2">[Click here to watch]</a></strong></span></font></p> E41A1D93-1217-5C2E-5B4FC27C3ADA2944 METROCON CHESS MATCH - EPISODE 1
113 y 7 2007-05-31 17:31:58.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">For all of you writing in and requesting extra time for Anime Idol, we have gone ahead and extended the deadline to June 9, 2007.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Remember to sign in to the Volunteer Section of TEAM METRO to conveniently upload your entries.<br> <br> <b>Contest Deadlines:</b></font><b> </b></p> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" style="border-collapse: collapse" id="table1"> <tr> <td> <p> <b> <font face="Verdana" size="1"> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3341">Anime Idol:</a> </font> </b> </td> <td> <p> <b> <font face="Verdana" size="1">June 9, 2007</font></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p> <b> <font face="Verdana" size="1"> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3800">AMV:</a></font></b></td> <td> <p> <b> <font face="Verdana" size="1">June 9, 2007</font></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p> <b> <font face="Verdana" size="1"> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3766">Fan Film:</a></font></b></td> <td> <p> <b> <font face="Verdana" size="1">June 9, 2007</font></b></td> </tr> </table> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"> Good luck to everyone!</font></p> E40D5711-1217-5C2E-5B4E49FF9E6A23ED CONTEST DEADLINES
114 y 7 2007-05-30 15:07:20.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana"><font size="1"><strong>METROCON</strong> is looking for reliable volunteers for Guest Liaison positions. This is your chance&nbsp;to help work with our media and industry guests&nbsp;as transportation,&nbsp;handlers or security.</font></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana"><font size="1"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3903"><strong>[Click here for more information]</strong></a></font></span></p> DE6290C0-1217-5C2E-5BE83C90B3777BB0 GUEST LIAISON POSITIONS AVAILABLE
115 y 7 2007-05-22 13:55:42.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Thanks to a blown transformer and chewed through line ( don't worry, it looks like the squirrel got away just fine ), our web service went out from early May 21st to approximately 11:30 am on May 23.&nbsp; The lines have finally been fixed and we are good to go again...at least that's the theory.&nbsp; </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced and hope that our service is finally fixed now.</font></p> B4EE1E60-1217-5C2E-5B1DC91DFAF9A3B1 SITE DOWN
116 y 7 2007-05-15 18:46:50.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>METROCON</strong> announces two new events:&nbsp; </font><font face="Verdana" size="1">an all weekend long <strong>Pirate Show</strong> on the Riverwalk, presented by <strong>Chaos Perfect</strong>,&nbsp;which includes new fight shows, and a <strong>Superhero Stunt Show</strong>, presented by the <strong>Heroes Alliance</strong>,&nbsp;which is free for everyone.&nbsp; </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3871"><strong>[click here for more information on the Pirate Show]</strong></a></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3863"><strong>[click here for more information on the Superhero Stunt Show]</strong></a></font></p> 91EC2155-1217-5C2E-5B24948BB4C5DED7 NEW EVENTS
117 y 7 2007-05-14 18:37:26.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">In our ever expanding quest to make things easier for everyone, <strong>METROCON</strong> has created a new <strong>Contest Upload System</strong>.&nbsp; What this means is that you may now upload and manage your <strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3800">AMVs</a></strong>,<strong> <a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3766">Fan Films</a></strong>, and recordings for <strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3341">Anime Idol</a></strong> pre-judging.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">All you have to do is get a <strong>Team Metro</strong> account and go to &quot;<strong>Contest Uploads</strong>&quot;.&nbsp; It takes only minutes to sign up and, most likely, if you have previously volunteered for <strong>METROCON</strong>, you already have an account.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="1"><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/events/events_home.cfm">[Click here to sign up]</a></font></strong></p> 8CBD2AE1-1217-5C2E-5BB4AA233948720E CONTEST UPLOAD SYSTEM - AMV, ANIME IDOL, FAN FILM
118 y 7 2007-05-03 01:00:47.0 <table id="table1" style="border-collapse: collapse" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">We'd like to give a big welcome to <strong>Laura Baily</strong> as she attends <strong>METROCON</strong> for the first time!</font></p> <blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right: 0px"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><em style="font-style: normal">Laura Bailey got her start playing Kid Trunks on Dragonball Z and has since gone on to play the lead in several Funimation properties. Her most popular roles are Tohru in Fruits Basket, Lust in Full Metal Alchemist, and Sana in Kodocha. Other roles include Marlene in Blue Gender, Alv in Kiddy Grade, Evangeline and Ayaka in Negima, Keiko in Yu Yu Hakusho, Oboro in Basilisk, Ryoko in Spiral, Serena in Case Closed, Chi-Chi in Dragonball, Sylvia in Solty Rei, Hiromi in Moonphase, and Henrietta in Gunslinger Girl, which she also ADR directed. </em></font></p> <div> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><em style="font-style: normal"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><font size="1">Currently you can hear her on the Adult Swim show Shin Chan as the trouble maker Shin. And for those gamers out there, you can hear Laura&rsquo;s voice as the title character in the video games BloodRayne 1 and 2 and as Alex D in Deus Ex 2: the Invisible War.</font> </font></em></p> </div> </blockquote></td> <td valign="top"><img height="196" alt="" width="130" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/events/images/guests/lg_laura_bailey.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" colspan="2"><hr /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana"><font size="1"><strong>METROCON</strong> also welcomes back <strong>David Williams </strong>from <strong>ADV Films</strong>.</font></font></p> <blockquote> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="verdana"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Verdana"><font size="1"><strong>David Williams </strong>is an <strong>ADR Director</strong> and <strong>DVD Producer</strong> for Houston-based <strong>ADV Films</strong>. A long-time fan who has been with the company since his living room was used as the production facility for its first show (Devil Hunter Yohko), he has directed a variety of projects including Angelic Layer, Pretear, Najica, the original Nuku Nuku OVAs, Dirty Pair and Aquarian Age.</font></span></font></p> </blockquote></td> <td valign="top"><img height="148" alt="" width="130" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/events/images/guests/lp_David_Williams_2006.jpg" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 504FD2C7-1217-5C2E-5B80D7F2F4D64919 GUEST UPDATE
119 y 7 2007-04-30 15:31:36.0 <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><font face="verdana" size="1"> This is the fourth year of the Original&nbsp;Anime Human Chess Match.&nbsp; During this time, there has been a storyline running through each one from year to year.&nbsp; For 2007, we are telling the story of what happenned between the Chess Match from 2006 and now.</font></p> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><font face="verdana" size="1"> Read &quot;<b>The Story Thus Far</b>&quot; and watch <b>OPERATION: Full Deck</b>!<br> <br> <b><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3395">[Click here for more information]</a></b></font> 43F9FDFE-1217-5C2E-5B129D9002F06375 OPERATION: Full Deck
120 y 7 2007-04-11 15:28:42.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face=verdana size=1>Due to a scheduling conflict, Chris Patton will not be able to attend METROCON this year.&nbsp; We wish him all the best and hope to see him again in 2008.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face=verdana size=1>Chris is an awesome guest though, so if you get the chance to see him at another convention, stop by and say hi to him.</font></p> E21E851D-1217-5C2E-5BBC3A84B2C8C990 Guest Update
121 y 7 2007-04-02 05:45:22.0 <table id="table1" style="border-collapse: collapse" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="100%"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">So, you thought the Chess Match was big before, huh? Well, we decided that all of you loyal fans deserve a sneak peek at some stuff we've got in store for you this year.&nbsp; Check this out!<br /> <br /> Big props to <strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.baltimoreknife.com/">Baltimore Knife &amp; Sword</a></strong> for these sweet, sweet one of a kind set of blades from <strong>Prince of Persia</strong>.<br /> Click the picture for a larger image.<br /> </font><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong><br /> Q:</strong> Are those real?<br /> <strong>A:</strong> Yes, they are real and stage combat ready. Those are the real deal, they're not just standard 440 steel.<br /> <br /> <strong>Q:</strong> Are they sharp?<br /> <strong>A:</strong> They have a dulled edge for use in stage combat.<br /> <br /> <strong>Q:</strong> Are they finished in the picture?<br /> <strong>A:</strong> They are 90% finished.&nbsp; The hilts aren't&nbsp;on yet.<br /> </font><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong><br /> Q: </strong>Are those actually going to be used on stage?<br /> <strong>A: </strong>Yes. You will get to see them used in the Anime Human Chess Match!&nbsp; When it comes to stage combat, we don't mess around. We give you the real deal!<br /> <strong><br /> Q:</strong> I have to own a set of those! Is there ANY way I can order them for myself?<br /> <strong>A:</strong> You betcha!&nbsp; Just contact them on their website.&nbsp; However, they are custom made and expensive; so, remember, you get what you pay for.&nbsp; At the moment, there is only one set of those like that on the planet!</font></p> </td> <td valign="top"> <table id="table2" style="border-collapse: collapse" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table id="table3" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#8e6abc" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table id="table4" style="border-collapse: collapse" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2007/chessmatch/PoPblades.JPG"><img height="340" alt="" width="300" border="0" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2007/ChessMatch/PoPblades_sm.JPG" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#c4aedc" height="20"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="1"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.baltimoreknife.com/">OFFICIAL WEBSITE</a></font></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> B1AF3982-1217-5C2E-5B296697C1D81B76 THE ORIGINAL ANIME HUMAN CHESS MATCH - SHATTERED DREAMS - UPDATE
122 y 7 2007-03-27 16:06:48.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Our new bulk ticket ordering system is up and running.&nbsp; It will allow you to calcluate your ticket prices and then purchase them directly from PayPal.</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3159"><font face="Verdana" size="1">[Click here for more information]</font></a></strong> 9538EE4F-1217-5C2E-5BBD8AF04F64AD6C BULK TICKET PRICES
123 y 7 2007-03-23 15:19:16.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font size="1"> <span style="font-family: Verdana">We recently had our official 2007 tour of the Tampa Convention Center.</span></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><font size="1">There are a few changes in store for <strong>METROCON</strong> in 2007. One of the biggest is the new Ballroom area.&nbsp; We are upgrading&nbsp; it to the <strong>West Hall</strong> in the <strong>Tampa Convention Center</strong> which will give us the opportunity to finally provide something we've always wanted to - STADIUM SEATING! </font> </span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><font size="1">Vendors will be moved downstairs to the ground level as well as Registration.&nbsp; Artist Alley will be moved to the second floor area Registration was in last year.</font></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><font size="1">We will be providing maps of the new areas soon so everyone will know the layout ahead of time.</font></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><hta:application scrollflat="yes" innerborder="yes" windowstate="normal" showintaskbar="yes" minimizebutton="no" maximizebutton="no" borderstyle="normal" border="dialog" caption="yes" contextmenu="yes" icon="favicon.ico" navigable="yes" scroll="auto"> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><font size="1"> <a target="_blank" _fcksavedurl="http://www.risingsun.net/albums/metrotour2007/index.shtml" href="http://www.risingsun.net/albums/metrotour2007/index.shtml"> Click here to view the official <strong>METROCON</strong> <strong>2007</strong> tour at RisingSun.net</a></font></span> 8073FB36-1217-5C2E-5B5B1169347721C0 METROCON TOUR
124 y 7 2007-03-23 04:16:35.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">After an exhaustingly long&nbsp;process, we have finally completed moving all of our websites over to a new server.&nbsp; This should result in a faster and more stable environment for our websites and software development.</font></p> <table id="table1" style="border-collapse: collapse" cellpadding="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">We're sorry for any inconvenience that this might have caused in the past few days.&nbsp; During this time,&nbsp;there would have been the possibility of not&nbsp;receiving a Transaction ID for a ticket payment or the fact your information did not get automatically entered in our database.&nbsp; If you have purchased tickets and have not received a Transaction ID email from METROCON, please contact us with the information you received from PayPal.<br /> <br /> All of the bugs should be out of the system now; however, if you do find an error or have any suggestions on how we can improve things (volunteer system, vendors, etc...), please drop us a line and let us know.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> email: <a href="mailto:gwadmin@animemetro.com"><font size="1">gwadmin@animemetro.com</font></a></font></p> </td> <td valign="top"> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><img alt="" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/events/images/skuld_bash.gif" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Thanks,</font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana"><font size="1">Roy Harms<br /> CEO METROCON, LLC.<br /> </font><a href="http://www.metroconventions.com"><font size="1">www.metroconventions.com</font></a></font></p> 7E1545A5-1217-5C2E-5B26473838C7E149 SERVER MOVE
125 y 7 2007-03-02 22:53:31.0 <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1><STRONG>METROCON</STRONG> is once again inviting you to come on a tour of our location - the spacious and very nice Tampa Convention Center! And we want you to see how nice it is! This year things are reversing a bit. The Exhibitor's Room is moving to the Ballroom downstairs and the Main Events room is moving up to the very large Exhibitor Hall upstairs. This is an excellent chance to come and ask questions or give suggestions in person. Find out more about all the changes going on this year and how it will make the con even better!<BR><BR>ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED. YOU MUST <B><A class="" href="mailto:webmaster@risingsun.net" target=_blank>SIGN UP</A></B> IN ORDER TO JOIN THE TOUR!</FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1>Saturday March 10, 2007.&nbsp; 12:00 pm TO 6:00 pm</FONT></P> 15EE50DF-FC6F-3336-482DCDE5A3EDDA4F METROCON TOUR
126 y 7 2007-01-30 01:14:04.0 <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1>Pre-registration for <STRONG>METROCON 2007</STRONG> is now open!&nbsp; Get your tickets<STRONG> NOW!</STRONG></FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1><A class="" href="http://www.animemetro.com/metroconventions/control.cfm?ID=3159"><STRONG>[Click here for more information]</STRONG></A></FONT></P> 71A37C90-F69F-5BEF-5E955F6CC0C8B89E PRE-REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
127 y 7 2007-01-04 15:53:40.0 <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><span style="font-family: Verdana"><strong><font size="1"><img height="150" width="150" align="right" border="0" alt="" src="http://www.metroconventions.com/images/2007/mascot_tryout_sm.jpg" />METROCON, LLC</font></strong><font size="1"> is offering two girls the opportunity represent&nbsp;<strong>METROCON 2007</strong> as company Mascots!</font></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Each mascot gets to be on all of the <strong>METROCON 2007</strong> publicity materials (ads, photos, etc) and receive a free lifetime pass to all <strong>METROCON</strong> events. </font></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">You never know, it could be you!</font></strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="1"><a href="http://www.animemetro.com/metroconventions/control.cfm?ID=3776">[click here for more information]</a></font></strong></p> EEE372BC-9A4F-0332-8CBBE547B65CC847 MASCOT TRYOUTS
128 y 7 2006-12-13 06:07:36.0 <FONT face=Verdana size=1> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><A class="" href="http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/hotels/hotelpromo.jhtml?ctyhocn=TPAESES&amp;promo=hotel_brochure&amp;adId=tpaeses,bannerad_brochure,21" target=_blank><IMG src="http://embassysuites.hilton.com/repositories/marketingmessages/images/TPAESES_hotel_brochure.jpg" align=right border=0></A>Hotel and Ticket Registration is not available at this time.</FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1>This information will be released as soon as we get the sections done for them.&nbsp; </FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1>We have secured the new <STRONG>Emabassy Suites</STRONG> hotel for <STRONG>METROCON 2007</STRONG>.&nbsp; Yes, the hotel is really, finally finished.&nbsp; </FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1>You may register for the volunteer, artist alley and vendor sections; however.&nbsp;we ask that artists and vendors do not secure tables and booths at this time as we are in the process of updating that information.</FONT></P> 7B7EFC66-C0AC-03A9-4FEE4A06140F2838 MORE UPDATES THIS WEEK!
129 y 7 2006-11-21 21:13:30.0 <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1>All Vendors/Artists/Volunteers that are signing up for 2007, please go ahead and sign up but do not select any booths or pay at this point.&nbsp; The booths are being reconfigured for 2007 and the ones currently available are for previous conventions.&nbsp; </FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1>Volunteers can sign up but don't select any hours or put in panels.&nbsp; </FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1>We should have most everything online within the next few weeks.&nbsp; We know the demand for space is high but please bear with us. We will be sending out emails to vendors and artists letting everyone know the dates that booths will be online.</FONT></P> 0D7072BC-A1B2-AADE-1D6CE725B7674FEA VENDORS/ARTISTS/VOLUNTEERS 2007
130 y 7 2006-10-02 14:44:13.0 <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1>While registration may be over for <B>METROCON: Amano's World</B>, registration will be going online in the next few days for <B>METROCON PRIME</B>. <BR><BR>M<B>ETROCON PRIME</B> will take place at the Tampa Convention Center on July 6-8, 2007. It's our fifth anniversary so expect it to be a blast!<BR><BR>Registration will go in several tier amounts again with the first amount being set to $30 for those who register early.<BR><BR>More information to come soon!</FONT></P> 0A57273C-AFD9-FEA1-A09AB82DB3AB7E12 METROCON PRIME Registration
131 y 7 2006-09-29 06:39:01.0 <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1>Ok! We know everyone's been waiting for this one so we're going to stand back after the announcement.</FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1><STRONG>2007 Anime Human Chess Match Tryouts!</STRONG></FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1>To accommodate everyone, we're having tryouts on four days:<BR><STRONG>January 13-14, 20-21, 2007</STRONG>. Plan accordingly. You only have to attend ONE of the four audition dates to try out.</FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1>If you are interested in the Chess Match, how it works, or pointers for having a stellar audition, you are welcome to attend a panel that will be held during <STRONG>METROCON: Amano's World</STRONG>.&nbsp; The panel will take place on <STRONG>Saturday, October 14th at 9pm</STRONG>; and, for those who attend, a special surprise is in store for you!</FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=Verdana size=1>Practice dates and the 2007 cast list will be posted soon. So keep checking back for more information in the coming weeks.</FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT size=1>Want more inside information on the Chess Match for 2007? Come to a special panel at Amano's World - 9PM Saturday October 14, Panel Room 2.<BR></FONT><A class="" href="http://www.animemetro.com/metroconventions/amano/control.cfm?ID=3702"><FONT size=1>[More Information]</FONT></A></P> <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><A class="" href="http://www.animemetro.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19222" target=_blank><FONT size=1>[Check out the discussion&nbsp;thread]</FONT></A></P> F927DB6C-CCF2-379A-3672E682AE58ABCA 2007 Anime Human Chess Match Tryouts!
132 y 7 2006-08-28 00:00:00.0 <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT size=1>The "<B>Volunteer and Panel System</B>" has been completely re-written for <B>METROCON</B> events.&nbsp; <BR><B>Want to be part of the family that runs the biggest anime convention in Florida?</B> Join <B>TEAM METRO</B> and become one of the dedicated and hard working fans that makes the convention so much fun to be at.&nbsp; If you are interested in volunteering or running panels, please register online and select your times for the weekend.&nbsp; After working a required amount, volunteers will be eligible to receive a refund of their registration fees</FONT><FONT size=1><FONT face=Verdana>.<BR></FONT><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><FONT face=verdana><A href="events/events_home.cfm">[Click here for more information]</A></FONT></SPAN></FONT></P> CAB6D305-9B4E-02FA-92DE760C4FB21817 Volunteer and Panel System
133 y 7 2006-08-15 00:00:00.0 <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px"><FONT face=verdana><FONT size=1><B>IMPORTANT: DO NOT CARRY FAKE GUNS OUTSIDE THE CONVENTION CENTER IN PUBLIC!</B> The Tampa Police Department will treat anyone carrying real looking guns or wearing tactical gear as a <B>REAL THREAT AND WILL TAKE SERIOUS ACTON!</B> If you have a costume that meets this description and you would like to wear it to METROCON, please carry it to the convention center in a bag and then change into it. </FONT></FONT></P> CAB13522-E7EB-5904-61358D8DAD705B5B Weapons Policy Update
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