As Orlando, Florida locals, the BN'K team has seen their fair share of nerd and otaku-themed events. From local favorites like MegaCon to local legends like the Anime Festival of Orlando, the team has captured and experienced various events in the Orlando and central Florida area. However, the BN'K team agrees that one of the best convention experiences we've had was at MetroCon in Tampa, Florida. With its wonderful balance of activities, interesting interactions, great shopping deals, and atmosphere, we think MetroCon is a solid convention to attend. Check out our full review below to get the full scope of the convention.
|A BN'K press pass|
Now, of course, we are aware the cost of paper and the impact paper trash has on our environment, however, I think even if the event had large cardboard "you are here" signing, visual posters with the schedules available, anything to make the schedule widely available for those unable to access it through the app would've been so helpful. Now the event did offer a virtual con guide pdf you could use, but it didn't provide all the available panels available, only special events or panels with guests. If you didn't download or know that was an option, you could go to the website and pull up the schedule there, but if you have spotty or no network connection at the venue, you'd be at a loss. Especially for things like when certain areas shut down, because there were a fair amount of people who didn't know when areas were going to close, including our team. Lucky for our team, we are still able to get around okay throughout our time at the event, but I really would encourage MetroCon to create some kind of physical visual of the schedule for their attendees.