Back in 2012, we learned that Metrocon, one of the largest anime and pop culture conventions in Tampa, had rescinded the Lifetime Admission Passes they issued as part of the compensation for being a mascot for their convention. Due to their policy changes, these folks now had to pay to get into a convention the once helped promote.
Many of the Florida Anime Experience management team have been supporting anime fandom in Florida dating back to the 1990s and we’re all huge supporters of those who contribute – past and present – to it’s continued success. As a result, we’d like to see promises fulfilled to fans in the Sunshine State.
Thus, each year we are issue Lifetime Admission Passes to all of the former (2003-2010) Metrocon Mascots to the Florida Anime Experience.
2010 – Samurai Mascots: Mary Dutcher and Tyler Walker / Ninja Mascots: Madison Bickel and Deandra Robinson
2009 – Fantasy vs Sci-Fi: Cris Colina, Flor Roche, Stephen Daniel, Megan MacNeel
2008 – Light vs Dark: Dani’elle “Dee” Umstead, Indra Rojas, Britani Farley, Jamie Rich
2007 – Anime vs Video Games: Katie Rempe, Suzy Burhow
2006 – Kawaii vs Kowai: Nikki Palmer, Janet Chiarolanza
2005 – Pirates vs Ninjas: Lyn Cherowbrier, Dani Mazo
2004 – Schoolgirls vs Catgirls: Hannah Lees
2003 – Andrea Zampella
Mascots should email info@FloridaAnime.com or call the Green Mustard Entertainment office at (407) 536-9272 to make arrangements to collect their passes. We’ll have you added to the list at Registration. PLEASE NOTE: You have your PHOTO ID with you when collecting your pass at the Florida Anime Experience registration desk!
So thanks to the anime fans – past and new – who help make Florida’s fan culture amazing. We appreciate you!