Metreon Festival Of Anime: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28, 2001, San Francisco, California USA. Metreon-A Sony Entertainment Center in downtown San Francisco will host the first annual Metreon Festival of Anime the weekend of October 27-28 inside Metreon's Action Theatre attraction. The Metreon Festival of Anime will take place in conjunction with the Big Apple Anime Fest scheduled for the same weekend in New York City. Throughout the two-day event, fans will have a chance to watch Sony Pictures' "The Making of Metropolis", Bandai Entertainment's "Love Hina" and the U.S. premiere of "G-Saviour", and ADV Film's "Princess Nine: First Inning" and "Robotech: The Masters - A New Threat." The Festival will also feature an Anime Lounge hosted by ADV Films presenting all the latest music from Sony Music Imports and a Festival Party presented by Viz, featuring karaoke, local DJs and a Cosplay costume contest. The Metreon Festival of Anime costs $25 through October 19 and $30 tickets will be available at the door. Price of admission includes 25 hours of anime screenings, the Festival Party presented by Viz, free gaming at Metreon's Airtight Garage (600 points), Cosplay costume contest, and insider panel discussions on timely anime issues with representatives from Bandai Entertainment, Viz, and San Jose-based No Name Anime, the premier anime club in the Bay Area. Also featured are how-to-draw manga workshops by Copic, an Anime Lounge hosted by ADV Films, and special offers and prizes. At the Festival, Sony's entertainment robot AIBO® will unveil its new cousins "LATTE" and "MACARON" and all festival attendees will be automatically entered to win a robot of their very own! For more information, contact: Julia Konstantinovs at Metreon-A Sony Entertainment Center, 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; Tel.: 415-537-3450; Email: email@example.com; Web: http://www.metreon.com.