ShadoCon is an annual anime, video game, and comics convention held in Tampa, Florida. Generally, ShadoCon is held in early November and is a three-day event spanning Friday through Sunday. Ever since its inception in 2010, ShadoCon has grown substantially in size each year and currently boasts over three thousand attendees.
Some of its popular events include the Breakdance Breakdown, the Shado Tournament, the Final Fantasy Ball, AMV Contest, Cosplay Showcase, and ShadoCon Talent Search. ShadoCon goes late into the night and features late-night raves, a well-populated video room, tabletop gaming room, video game room, LAN gaming, a huge dealer’s room, an artist’s alley, fan-hosted panels, and so much more. Many people cosplay while attending ShadoCon, and there are lots of gatherings for various anime, manga, and comic book series. While ShadoCon is based around anime, video games, and comic books, it is open and welcoming to fans of other genres – science fiction, popular TV shows, and the like.