Tampa Bay Buzz
16
July
2013
Florida’s Largest Anime Convention Returns to Tampa
METROCON, Florida’s largest anime convention, is coming back to the Tampa Convention Center for 2013! The convention kicks off next Friday, July 26 and runs through Sunday, July 28. METROCON began in 2003 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Tampa, and now in its 11th year is a 3-day anime adventure that attracts over 8,000 attendees annually. With fan-favorite events like the Anime Human Chess Match and Fantasy Masquerade along with all-new LIVE fire shows and the METRO Star Party, this year’s convention promises to be better than ever! Tickets range from $10 to $60 and are available online or at the door. Click here to register or visit www.metroconven...
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Tampa Veterans' Wheelchair Games

From July 13-18, Tampa Bay will host the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, the world’s largest annual multi-sport wheelchair event. More than 600 Veterans from the United States and Great Britain are expected to compete. They come from every branch of military service, and they have served from...

Red Bull Wake Open Returns to Tampa!

The best wake boarders in the world are coming to the Tampa Convention Center for the second annual Red Bull Wake Open this weekend, July 5-6. Thirty-six riders from seven countries will compete in Boat, Big Air and Park disciplines. Watch the event live from viewing locations around the Channel...

Meetings Industry Council (MIC) Conference & Tradeshow Recap

Linda Mummert here with more exciting Convention Sales news...The 13th annual Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado Educational Conference and Trade Show was held at the Colorado Convention Center on March 27, 2013 with record attendance and a visit from Mayor Hancock. Over 900 professionals...

Sail Pavilion Unleashes “Yappy Hour” for International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

This “Yappy Hour” approved by Fido! This Saturday, Feb. 23 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. head over to the Sail Pavilion, located on Tampa’s busy RiverWalk, adjacent to the Tampa Convention center for some well-deserved “treats” for you and your furry friend. The Sail Pavilion will be hosting a special...

Tampa Welcomed The 2013 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show

Linda Mummert here with some exciting news.  On February 6-9, 2013 at the Tampa Convention Center we welcomed over 5,600 delegates to the Annual National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.   There were 250 exhibitors on the floor with various agricultural wares on site, live calves, all makes and models...

Everything you need to know to survive Gasparilla!

Whether you are an Old Salt (experienced sailor) or a first time Seadog, this weekend in Tampa Bay is going to be a ton of fun!  Having fun means being an expert on the rules… parade details…. and knowing the scene on Gasparilla day. Below you will find some important information that will make your...

Tampa Bay & Company Sales Managers Attended SGMP Central Florida Education Day

Linda Mummert here reporting on our Convention Sales Managers, Lisa Chamberlain, CMP and Holly Coger who attended the SGMP Central Florida 2013 Education Day in Gainesville, FL on Thursday, January 17th. There were 75 attendees (half suppliers and half planners from the Gainesville area).  The...