Register to Attend

Please read all of this information carefully so that your registration process will be completed correctly. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun due to a simple mistake.

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR TICKETS OPENS JANUARY 1, 2017 – TICKETS WILL SHOW AS UNAVAILABLE ON THE PURCHASE PAGE UNTIL THEN.

Additionally, you can find our Registration FAQ here.

Ticket Types

The best value for pre-registering tickets for you and your friends. The 4X4 Pack includes four 4-Day passes at an even lower price than the pre-registration price for the 4-Day Passes individually.

Each 4-Day Pass to METROCON grants access to all standard events, panels, workshops, raves, merchant area, and all badge-check areas of the convention center for one person. Standard 4-Day Passes do not grant access to VIP Only events or to events requiring a separate fee such as tournaments, classes with a materials fee, or the Masquerade. Each pass is valid for Thursday – Sunday of the event.

Note: if purchasing VIP Upgrades, EACH passholder must have an individual VIP Upgrade (i.e. purchase one four pack, and four VIP Upgrades, if you want four individual people to have a 4-Day Pass with a VIP Upgrade)

Pre-Registration Pricing:
1/1/2017 – 01/31/2017: $240 + tax/fees
02/01/2017 – 03/15/2017: $260 + tax/fees
03/16/2017 – 05/15/2017: $280 + tax/fees
05/16/2017 – 07/23/2017: $300 + tax/fees

A 4-Day Pass to METROCON grants access to all standard events, panels, workshops, raves, merchant area, and all badge-check areas of the convention center. Standard 4-Day Passes do not grant access to VIP Only events or to events requiring a separate fee such as tournaments, classes with a materials fee, or the Masquerade. This pass is valid for Thursday – Sunday of the event.

Pre-Registration Pricing:
1/1/2017 – 01/31/2017: $65 + tax/fees
02/01/2017 – 03/15/2017: $70 + tax/fees
03/16/2017 – 05/15/2017: $75 + tax/fees
05/16/2017 – 07/23/2017: $80 + tax/fees

At-the-Door Pricing:
$85 + tax

A 3-Day Pass to METROCON grants access to all standard events, panels, workshops, raves, merchant area, and all badge-check areas of the convention center. Standard 3-Day Passes do not grant access to VIP Only events or to events requiring a separate fee such as tournaments, classes with a materials fee, or the Masquerade. This pass is valid ONLY for Friday – Sunday of the event. 3-Day Passes may NOT be used Thursday, or be substituted for any other combination of days at the event.

Pre-Registration Pricing:
1/1/2017 – 01/31/2017: $45 + tax/fees
02/01/2017 – 03/15/2017: $50 + tax/fees
03/16/2017 – 05/15/2017: $55 + tax/fees
05/16/2017 – 07/23/2017: $60 + tax/fees

At-the-Door Pricing:
$65 + tax

A Single Day Pass to METROCON grants access to all standard events, panels, workshops, raves, merchant area, and all badge-check areas of the convention center for the day it is purchased. Standard Single Day Passes do not grant access to VIP Only events or to events requiring a separate fee such as tournaments, classes with a materials fee, or the Masquerade. This pass is valid ONLY for the day which it is purchased – passes may not be returned or substituted, and will not be valid on days other than the specified day when purchased.

Pre-Registration Pricing:
1/1/2017 – 07/23/2017 (no tier adjustments)

Thursday Pass: $30 + tax/fees
Friday Pass: $35 + tax/fees
Saturday Pass: $35 + tax/fees
Sunday Pass: $30 + tax/fees

At-the-Door Pricing:
Thursday Pass: $35 + tax
Friday Pass: $40 + tax
Saturday Pass: $40 + tax
Sunday Pass: $35 + tax

This ticket admits one person to the Masquerade, the interactive cosplay event that takes place the Friday evening of METROCON. Admission to the Masquerade is included with the VIP Upgrade, so VIPs don’t need to worry about this ticket, but this event is separately ticketed from 4-Day, 3-Day, and Single Day tickets.

The Masquerade takes place on Friday Evening of the convention.

The Masquerade is a themed interactive event in the style of a huge party, that in the past has included interactive performers, stunt displays, aerial performances, dancing with the characters, and most importantly an opportunity to meet other fans and make new friends in an inclusive and interactive atmosphere.

More information on the Masquerade can be found by clicking here.

Pre-Registration Pricing (no tier adjustments):
01/01/2017 – 07/23/2017: $10 + tax/fees

At-the-Door Pricing:
$12 + tax

A VIP Upgrade for METROCON must be COMBINED with either a 4-Day Pass, a 3-Day Pass, or a Single Day Pass. The VIP Upgrade does not grant admission to the convention by itself. The VIP Upgrade is valid throughout the entire event (even if the pass purchased is not i.e. a Saturday only pass with a VIP Upgrade would only be useable on Saturday, but if the attendee decided to come back Sunday, their VIP Upgrade would still be valid). There are only 300 total VIP upgrades available.

The VIP Upgrade grants early access to events, preferred front-row seating for Main Events, Special Events, and Guest Track panels, preferred autograph access for all autograph signings, early access to the Merchant Hall, separate line at registration for badge pickup, a free convention T-Shirt, a complimentary ticket to the Masquerade, plus much more including free stuff and exclusive access (subject to availability and change).

Pre-Registration Pricing:
1/1/2017 – 07/23/2017 (no tier adjustments, limited to 300 available)

VIP Upgrade: $65 + tax/fees

At-the-Door Pricing:
VIP Upgrade: $75 + tax

Registration Info

Pre-Registration

Ticket sales will officially open on January 1, 2017.

Please remember to save all confirmation emails generated from the ticket purchase, and bring them to ticket pick-up at the convention. You may also need a Photo ID.

Additionally, you can find our Registration FAQ here.

Registration at the Convention

Registration at METROCON is located on the second-floor mezzanine of the Tampa Convention Center. You must enter the second floor from the stairs outside, the sky bridge from the hotel, or through the rotunda via the circle drive on the first floor if you need to use the elevator (take a look at our convention map if you need assistance!).

Registration Hours:

Wednesday: 5PM – 9PM (Early Pickup for VIP and Pre-registration)
Thursday: 11AM (VIP) 12PM (General) – 8 PM
Friday: 9AM – 7PM
Saturday: 9AM – 7PM
Sunday: 9AM – 3PM

After Registration closes for the evening, passes will be available for purchase and pickup at the METROCON merchandise booth on the third floor just outside of Main Events.

You may pay for your pass with cash, money order, or major credit card. All registers take all forms of payment to expedite the checkout process.

When you arrive, please pay attention to signage – lines may be divided based on ticket type, purchase type, etc. to help ease the flow of traffic and to ensure that everyone is getting their tickets in a timely manner.

Additionally, you can find our Registration FAQ here.

Ready to join the fun?