METROCON 2014 - Tampa

METROCON Anime Convention

Florida’s Largest Anime Convention, METROCON, held at the Tampa Bay Convention Center, in the heart of downtown Tampa, drew approximately 8,000+ anime enthusiasts the weekend long event. Anime fans came dressed as there favorite character, as well as a few new original characters to the scene. There were vendors and anime artists from all over the world. Take a look at the video for a little peek at the event.

A Batch Of Fine Brews

What is the 3 Daughters Brewing Motto? Family. Beer. Community. Pictured here in the lineup at Ducky’s is 3 Daughters Shipwreck IPA. The Brewery itself, located in St. Pete, has an open floor plan with Daily Tastings and Brew House Tours.  Their Rustic Bar sports many games like  Giant Jenga and tabletop shuffleboard. Even including an  18 hole putt putt golf  course, Donated by  Great Explorations Children’s Museum.  To  Learn more about this St. Pete Attraction please visit 3Daughters Brewing.

Jess Phillips – Photographer

Jessica Phillips is a Tampa based artist and photographer who has been immersed in the art scene for over a decade. Her roots in photography date back to high school where Jess discovered her passion for the art while working with good old fashioned film. Her creative eye won her a coveted contest and a chance to have her work featured at the Tampa Museum of Art before even graduating.

With a diverse background in all walks of art, she has a deep passion for painting. Spray paint and acrylics are among her favorite media, but the objective is to use any outlet that allows her to share the world as she imagines it. Having someone look at a painting or photo and inspire a feeling is her driving force.

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Chris Cava - Musician

Chris Cava – Musician

Chris Cava, a 17 year old Tampa Native, has been playing and songwriting for 3+ years. His Percussive Finger style Technique is Truly Unique! Currently 2 of his Original Songs are available on iTunes. “Lovelorn” and recently hitting Top Ten on REVERBNATION “Storming Dreadnought”. Keep an eye on this young man!

Lulu - The Artysta

LuLu – The Artysta

I’d like to introduce you to LuLu “The Artysta”, Lulu and I connected at the Wandering Eye Art Gallery, Artist Launch and Wine Tasting Event, in Ybor City. Her use of bold and vibrant color instantly draws your attention, while the content itself begs you to study further. Why is the red headed vampire smiling? What is the woman looking at outside of her evening window? Maybe I see a bit of resemblance between the lady with her hands on her hips and her art work top right. If bold vibrant thought provoking art is your fancy then LuLu is an …

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