Meta Con spans three whole event-filled days in August/September, bringing together almost 4,000 fans to celebrate fandom, technology, anime, costuming, internet stuff, and nerd life. We have a show floor packed with special guests, artists, and dealers, in addition to autograph sessions and FAQs that give fans a chance to interact with their favorite voice actors, creators, and TV stars. Events range from special sneek-peek screenings to various social events and beyond. We bring together thousands of the most awesome people to one place.
Events are divided among multiple different tracks of programming, to cover a wide range of interests!
Our costume contest, judged by top costumers from around the country, is your chance to show off your costumes and compete for the prizes ranging from Best Performance to Best Craftsmanship to the coveted Best in Show. Cosplay Rules.
We have a ton of musical events, including multiple concerts, dances, balls, and events. There is an epic Nerdcore rap show, and a more acoustic show earlier - our genres cover quite a wide range.
Fan Panels and Events
We have tons of fan panels and events submitted by fans and staff alike. Here are some examples:
- Fanfiction 101
- Dante's guide to dating.
- Who's Line is it Anime?
- Learn the Hare Hare Yukai
These are just a few example of fan panels, and we welcome you to Submit Yours!
We have an epic area filled with arcade games like Dance Dance Revolution and multiple large-format LCD screens for everything from first-person-shooters to Japanese fighters - with tournaments scheduled all weekend long.
Table Top Gaming
We are very excited to have table top gaming running and demonstrating over a dozen different table top board-games and collectible card games, including many tournaments. We sometimes also feature game demonstrations from Steve Jackson Games MIB, demonstrating games like Munchkin and Ninja Burger. We have had prizes from Level Up Games and Steve Jackson Games.
Our artists alley is the chance for you to come see some cool handmade artwork and special crafts.
The Meta Con Dealers Room features dozens of vendors selling everything a fan could want to see or buy.
While not official events of the convention, we may have room parties hosted by our attendees. If you would like to host one, you must be approved in advance. Please see more here.
Tons of Guest Events
We have numerous Q&A sessions, workshops, and autograph signings with our many guests of honor.
A full list of events will be published closer to the convention. In the meantime, please check out the individual genre pages for some more information!