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.

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.

Read more…Jess Phillips – Photographer

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!

Susan Doscher - Artist

Susan Doscher – Artist

Susan Doscher has been creating art her entire life!! She incorporated many techniques into her current body of work. With an interior design, Faux painting and cement staining background she uses cement and a variety of earth based products to create texture. Inspired by visions, dreams and people she meets, Susan is passionate about recycling and re-purposes interior doors and other items left otherwise to landfills. She is a featured artist at the Wandering Eye Art Gallery located in Ybor City. For more information about Susan and her artwork visit

Princess Rashid - Artist

Princess Rashid – Artist

Presenting Princess Rashid and her inspiration as an artist is one of a mathematical origin. She is currently commissioned for two large pieces set to grace the walls of a local accounting firm. The piece shown here in the photo is of a scene she drew with a Florida beachfront including two para-sailors. After the initial piece was coming to completion she felt it needed to be “dripped” as well, which gives the entire painting a new dynamic truly encompassing her own unique style. For more information about this artist and her artwork visit

Body By Quinn - Artist

Body By Quinn – Artist

This is the multi-dimensional and extremely talented Quinn. The Wandering Eye Art Gallery Artist Launch and Wine Tasting Event is where we were introduced. Her art work is comprised mostly of the human form with influences woven through by request of the individual receiving the piece. Discussing her passion for art led to conversation of her many other disciplines beyond the easel. She is an expert with the Sword, Poi, Staff, Double Staff as well as a Martial artist and Certified Pilates Instructor. Quinn has a range of entertainment for all ages, and Yes this talented entertainer is available for your next function! For more information about this artist and their artwork visit