“For you, there will be great wrath. It will burn hot and consume you, and when you are gone, we will take that which remains, and we will remake it in our own image.” Chased to the ends of the universe, a small group of mortals has banded together against the machine threat and finds themselves at a crossroads – a place where the last stronghold of free mortals remains. The mechanical beings that have hunted them across the stars have promised to spare those who submit to their ultimate control. They have sworn their plan will save the universe – but what is it to be alive without free will? Do these machines seek to save us, or are they simply bent on control and assimilation? “If you don’t like the hand that fate’s dealt you, fight for a new one!” The Anime Human Combat Chess Match 2021 will feature new characters, storytelling, and a whole host of new fighters and scenes to inspire, empower, and tell the story of the last stand of mortals facing their extinction – given the choice between extinction and absolute servitude, which would you choose? Expect action, drama, and of course, fighting – your favorite characters are brought together in a climactic battle in the fight of the century! Join us this year at METROCON 2021 to see another exhilarating Anime Human Combat Chess Match – driven by a powerful story and characters like you’ve never seen them!
Our Main Events room at METROCON is around 100,000 square feet of stadium lights and sound, and hosts our headlining shows like the Anime Human Chess Match, the Masquerade, a variety of concerts and our nightly rave, our Costume and AMV Contests, and more.