Metrocon 5 Dates Announced officially announced METROCON 5 Florida's largest anime convention will take place on the weekend of July 6-8, 2007, at the Tampa Convention Center in downtown Tampa.

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

Events at METROCON this year includes:
- "Anime Human Chess Match"- Year 4, "Anime Idol" J-Pop/J-Rock Competition;
- A "gong show style" cosplay competition and a costume contest;
- Artists' Alley; "DDR Extreme" Tournaments;
- Anime Music Video contest;
- The Second Annual Anime Fan Film Festival;
- Official convention screenings of new North American releases;
- Panels with North American anime industry guests;
- Live Celebrity Commentaries with the industry guests;
- Dances and karaoke;
- The METROCADE video game room;
and finally, continuous hours of Japanese anime and related programming.

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