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Otronicon: Interactive Tech Expo at Orlando Science Center

Igniting a passion for STEM through technology experiences!

From January 13 – 16, 2016, Otronicon will celebrate its 12th year as the premiere technology event that you can’t afford to miss!

At Otronicon, guests walk on the cutting edge through state-of-the-art gaming and simulation technologies, including military and medical simulators not typically available to the public.

During the four-day event:

• Interact with industry leaders and educators and learn about STEM careers
• Experience the future of games and design
• See the latest in medical and military technologies
• Check out workshops and presentations led by industry pros
• Look at art from a new and exciting angle with the fusion of art and technology
• And so much more!

Regardless of your background, whether you are in the tech industry or just have a passion for learning, Otronicon engages guests of all ages to imagine the possibilities of the ever-growing and diverse digital media industry.

Join us for Orlando’s favorite interactive technology expo!

Visit Otronicon.org to see what’s new and check out our list of exhibitors!

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SOCIAL MEDIA, OTRONICON APP AND LIVESTREAMING

Find Otronicon on social media at it’s Facebook page Otronicon and twitter.com/@otronicon, and use the hashtag #otronicon.

The Otronicon schedule will be available on the official Otronicon app for Android. Check the Google Play Store as the event draws closer to download the free app!

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COST, HOURS & MORE

Purchase your tickets before December 31 and save $5 per ticket!

Admission to Otronicon is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and students, and $13.95 for youth (ages 3-11). Science Center members can experience Otronicon for FREE!

Otronicon is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. A separate ticketed 21 and up event Science Night Live featuring Otronicon will be held on Saturday, January 14 from 8–11:30 p.m. Science Night Live can sell out so get your tickets now at www.osc.org/snl.

For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit otronicon.org.

Playtest 5 Games for UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy!

UCF’s graduate video game program FIEA (Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy) is opening itself up to the public to playtest games from its students. It will take place over three days: June 10th,24th, and July 1st.  During these playtests you’ll get to chat with the developers and give them feedback based on your time with the games.In this developers, also told the students about the game booster company – elo boosting and  How boosters works and helps to rank up your level in the game.

All three days are being held on the main UCF campus.  The times and locations are as follows:

June 10, 2015
10 am-3 pm
University of Central Florida
UCF Student Union
Cape Florida Ballroom 316 CD

June 24, 2015
10 am-3 pm
University of Central Florida
Technology Commons
Main Lounge & Glass Cubicles

July 1, 2015
10 am-3 pm

University of Central Florida
UCF Student Union
Key West Ballroom 218 CD

Mall Cop

These are the five games you’ll get a chance to play today as they’re described in the press release:

“The slots being tested are “Totem,” “Lanterns,” “Mall Cop,” “Junkers” and “Life Unfolds.” “Totem” lets you fight as a powerful shaman and use your magical powers to destroy the enemy totem. “Lanterns” is an adventure game where five knights must rescue a world covered in darkness using the last remaining remnants of light. “Mall Cop” is a party game where four sneaky shoplifters attempt to steal everything before the bumbling mall cop catches them. “Junkers” is a digital card game where you build up your rusty robots with equipment and power-ups to beat the bolts out of your rivals. “Life Unfolds” is a simulation game about growing up and learning skills from loved ones.”

This is an exciting opportunity for the FIEA grad students to get their games into the hands of of the public and with your help, be able to make the best games possible.

For more information, please contact playtesting@fiea.ucf.edu.

Dinosaur Train LIVE: Buddy’s Big Adventure at Dr. Phillips Center

 

The popular Emmy® Award nominated PBS KIDS series Dinosaur Train will come to life on the stage at the Walt Disney Theater in a big way with Dinosaur Train – Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 10 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets start at $24.75 and go on sale Friday, November 21 at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets, visit DrPhillipsCenter.org, call 844-513-2014 or visit the Dr. Phillips Center box office located at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in downtown Orlando.

Dinosaur Train – Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure will bring the beloved stars of the hit PBS series to your hometown for the first time. Kids can join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and more in a fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth….and rode in trains! They will be brought to life in an exciting, original, musical story created just for the stage where the audience is always a part of the action. Utilizing lush projected backgrounds and vistas, magical special effects that fill the theatre, a full sized replica of the Dinosaur Train, unique hybrid puppeteered costume characters and an engaging live host, our Dinosaur pals and their adventures will truly seem larger than life.

Through interactivity, music and laughter Dinosaur Train – Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure will have kids up and dancing in the aisles. Buddy the dinosaur’s world will be created for this live “pre-hysterical” experience as only the Jim Henson Company can. See more details at www.DinosaurTrainLive.com.

This will absolutely be a ‘wow’ show for kids where they can feel like they’ve been transported to Buddy’s amazing world and can go on an adventure with him and his friends. It will be chocked full of music, laughs and effects that families will love experiencing together. We hope kids will be having such a great time they won’t even realize all of the science concepts they’re learning!” – John Tartaglia (Director, Producer) and Michael Shawn Lewis (Producer, Co-Creator)

Fun Spot America gets a little more JAWesome

Fun Spot America and Gatorland

What happens when you pair up one of Central Florida’s oldest, most beloved local attractions with a newer, also loved attraction? Something HUUUUUUUGE *and* JAWesome, that’s what!

Tomorrow, January 20th at 10:30am, Gatorland and Fun Spot America will break ground on their new 15,000 square foot reptile oasis called Gator Spot and they want YOU to stop by to help celebrate!

The interactive attraction will include an impressive array of alligators, an extremely rare leucistic “white” alligator, numerous crocodiles, up-close encounters, photo opportunities and much more. It will also be will be the only location on International Drive to showcase alligators up to 12 feet.

Visitors who arrive at Fun Spot America before 10:20am tomorrow will receive a FREE wristband good for unlimited rides ALL DAY LONG!! Be sure to Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter for a sneak peek!

For many years, Gatorland has investigated opportunities to expand our brand into Orlando’s major tourism district and give folks a taste of our unique entertainment experiences,” states Mark McHugh, Gatorland’s President & CEO.  “John Arie, Sr. and I began talking a year ago, and the more we learned about the history and culture of our two family-owned businesses, the more we realized that this is a perfect fit.

 

Kicking off the grand opening of Gator Spot will be City of Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer, who will share a few thoughts on the collaboration of Fun Spot America and Gatorland. We’ve seen Mayor Dyer a lot on International Drive lately.. and we like it! With all the growth happening within the I-Drive corridor in the next 1-2 years, expect to ‘spot’ him even more.

What a fantastic partnership by two of Central Florida’s largest privately owned theme parks, GATORLAND and FUN SPOT AMERICA THEME PARKS. This new partnership and attraction will give local residents and guests to the area a chance to enjoy two of the area’s most unique experiences at one great location. Partnerships like this create new jobs and that’s great news for the community.” said the Honorable City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

Daily admission to the new Gator Spot at Fun Spot America – Orlando will only cost $6 per person (child/adult).

Keep an eye peeled on Gatorland Orlando’s Twitter [@Gatorland] and Facebook [facebook.com/gatorland] for more fun announcements!

Oviedo Christmas Village

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of best Christmas event of the season and best of all its FREE. First Baptist Oviedo presents Christmas Village Frozen Wonder, December 5,6,7,12,13, and 14 from 6pm – 10pm. Come out and see our Village Square with Games, Food, Interactive Nativity, Music, and Family Fun. These same nights, sign up for your free blizzard pass and your opportunity to see illusionist Jim Monroe as he display’s his mysterious act in a frozen wonderland, with 2 nightly shows 6:30pm and 8:00pm. Don’t be the only family to miss out this year. Sign up for your free blizzard pass and learn more at www.oviedochristmasvillage.com