Ok, so if 36 teams
flying off the end of a 30-ft high dock in to the river behind the Tampa
Convention Center wasn’t enough (of course I’m talking about Red Bull Flugtag
taking place this weekend), we will have the 2008 Metrocon Annual Convention
That’s right ladies and gentlemen (and superheroes!), Florida’s largest anime convention is back in town for another round of pirates, ninjas, dark sides, video games, fashion shows, battles and much more. Just check out the schedule - http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=3539.
And if thousands of people (of all ages) coming out dressed up as anime characters wasn’t enough, if you decide to attend this sort of “Fantasy Fest,” you’ll even get up close and personal with some of the biggest names in the anime world, including Yaya Han, Ashley Clark, Johnny Yong Bosch, Greg Cipes and others – ok, ok, ok…if you are like me, then you really don’t know who these folks are, but how can you resist coming out to see!?
When you’re done with the world of
fantasy and anime, head out back for Red Bull Flugtag and see some crazy
people, including a team from Metrocon, soar through the sky and fall like
rocks (well some of them will fall like rocks and the others will just fall) to
the river below. It's not exactly Tampa Bay sports at its best, but there
will definitely be plenty of actio for everyone!
Whether you are visiting the area or a resident like me, you need to head out and see this. If you haven’t heard about it, head to www.redbullflugtagusa.com and take a look. You won’t want to miss a second of this action-packed weekend in Tampa Bay! See you out there.
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