Often imitated but never duplicated, METROCON performed the first ever Anime Human Chess Match in 2004. This event is a unique fusion of Renaissance Faire combat chess and a scripted cosplay involving anime characters from multiple shows. Having the chess match scripted (much like a Renaissance Faire event) allows us to perform complex combat sequences that will be more exciting for you to watch. It also gives the match a deeper and richer storyline that brings the characters to life by intertwining them in an overall plot.
Our largest room at METROCON, this room hosts our main events such as the Anime Human Chess Match, The Masquerade, and more, as well as our large-format contests like the Costume Contest and Anime Idol. With stadium-style bleachers, a live-feed camera to two 20' screens, and full concert-level lighting and sound, this is the main hub of entertainment at the convention.