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  • This month at the Orange County Library

     
    There are some fun (and free!) things going on at the Orange County Library this month, including: CPR Training — (Aug. 7 at the South Creek Branch;  Aug. 14 at the West Oaks Branch, 11 a.m.)  Representatives from the Pediatric Sports Medicin...
  • Lando’s not coming, but might Orlando become “Lando” for Star Wars: Celebration V?

     
    Might Orlando change its name for a weekend just to join fans in celebrating their Star Wars mania? It just might. Even though Lando Calrissian, aka Billy Dee Williams, isn't in the lineup of stars from the films headed our way. The fifth Star Wars...
  • IAAPA commits to Orlando for the next 10 years

     
    In case you missed it in today's print edition: The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions is going to host its North American trade show event at the Orange County Convention Center for the next decade. The decision by IAAPA to keep...
  • Does Carrie Fisher ever tire of talking about “Star Wars”?

     
    To some stars trapped by a defining role in a film embraced by fans, “convention” is a “the c-word,” a  meet-and-greet, sign-and-sell to be dreaded. But for Carrie Fisher, it’s where she finds her best material. “I...
  • Star Wars Celebration–coverage on Sirius/XM

     
    Satellite radio will be providing coverage/promotion for Star Wars: Celebration V in Orlando. The pay-radio networks have each set up channels for the coverage, live from the Orange County Convention Center  — 108 on Sirius, 139 on XM. SIRIUS XM R....
  • Latinos will gather in Star Wars Celebration V

     
      Robert Chacón could only dream of listening live to the mind behind characters such a Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Han Solo.    “The movie arrived a year later [it premiered in 1977]. I went with some neighbors. When I saw...
  • Star Wars: Celebration V—hours before it starts, things to do

     
    Star Wars: Celebration V is mere hours away — it kicks off Thursday at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, with four days of stars, games, big events and toy and gear sales. I chatted with the fellow for whom Star Wars conventions are...
  • Thousands turn out for Peabody job fair

     
    Thousands of applicants turned out in hopes of snagging one of about 300 jobs at the soon-to-expand Peabody Orlando hotel on International Drive. About 6,500 people came out for the hotel's 4-day job fair, which ended Tuesday, said Alan Villaverde,...
  • Star Wars: Celebration V–It’s Mark Hamill day

     
    Luke Skywalker himself will be at Star Wars: Celebration V at the Orange County Convention Center this afternoon at 2:30. He'll probably talk up “The Empire Strikes Back,” experiences making that film, from the stage. Seth Green and Matt...
  • Tickets still available for Oh, Woman! Healthy Woman conference

     
    When someone tells you to do something special for yourself, the kind of thing they likely were thinking about is Oh, Woman! A Healthy Woman Conference. It's an event that allows you to relax and refresh. And for fashionistas, another draw is the style...
  • At Star Wars Celebration V, 'Spiderwick' illustrator draws on the Force

     
    GUEST CORRESPONDENT: TONY DITERLIZZI Star Wars Celebration V drew thousands of Jedi faithful from around the world to Orlando over the weekend, and among them was Tony DiTerlizzi, the bestselling author and artist best know as co-creator of "The...