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  • To train Imagineers and attractions artists of tomorrow, college creates MFA in themed entertainment design

    To train Imagineers and attractions artists of tomorrow, college creates MFA in themed entertainment design
    If you’re in college and hoping to get a job in the themed-attractions industry, this week’s IAAPA Expo had to be a heartening sight, based on the event’s size and attendance. The annual trade show, hosted by the International...
  • SouthEast Cycling Expo debuts

     
    The same weekend as the Florida Freewheelers' Horrible Hundred – Nov. 18 – SouthEast Cycling Expo will debut at the Orange County Convention Center with none other than cycling celeb extraordinaire Bob “Bobke” Roll. Details: www....
  • From Star Wars to comics to gamers, Florida has events to satisfy your inner nerd

    From Star Wars to comics to gamers, Florida has events to satisfy your inner nerd
    Florida's got fanboy down. Where else can you count on an annual Wookie sighting? Disney's Star Wars Weekends, though, going on from May 17 to June 9 at Disney's Hollywood Studios, is just one of Florida's great offerings for movies, TV, comics and...
  • Carrie Fisher to hold court at Star Wars Celebration VI

    Carrie Fisher to hold court at Star Wars Celebration VI
    Carrie Fisher has reigned over an empire for more than three decades. As a 19-year-old, she rocketed to fame playing Princess Leia, a regal rebel spy with a distinctive hairstyle, in the original "Star Wars" film of 1977. Two sequels and one shiny bikini...
  • 'Star Wars' is serious business to comedian Chris Hardwick, host of Celebration VI

     'Star Wars' is serious business to comedian Chris Hardwick, host of Celebration VI
    Comedian Chris Hardwick has clear memories of his first"Star Wars" experience back in 1977. He was 5 years old, and his mom was flying to visit relatives. He and his dad dropped her off at the airport and went straight to the theater. The film made a big,...
  • On Assignment: Shooting Toilets

    On Assignment: Shooting Toilets
    Sometimes this business really stinks.  All puns intended. Last week, a day after popping corks and celebrating the Orlando Sentinel’s American Society of Newspaper Editor’s Freedom Forum/ASNE Award for Distinguished Writing on Diversity for...
  • Siete atractivos de Orlando como sede de convenciones

    De la ciudad de Orlando y sus atracciones podemos escribir varios libros. Son conocidas a nivel mundial. Como lugar de entretenimiento para todas las edades, es difícil de igualar. Pero algunos se sorprenden también al conocer que es un lugar para hacer...
  • No Name Club caterer gets contract extension at OC Conv. Center

     
    The food service provider for the Orange County Convention Center breezed into the second phase of its ten-year contract this week when commissioners quietly approved to grant the extension. It’s not a big surprise, given the positive reviews...
  • Brazilian food, South American wines meet at I-Drive

     
    Fogo de Chão, a Southern Brazilian steakhouse, opens today in Orlando on International Drive, the heart of the city’s visitor corridor. The restaurant’s dining experience is based on the centuries-old Brazilian gaucho tradition known as...
  • As tax receipts rise, Haynie trumpets convention center

     
    Orange County hotel-tax collections rose 5 percent in April, continuing a long-running climb. The tax on nightly hotel room rentals — considered an important barometer of Orlando’s tourism industry — generated $16.9 million for the...
  • Maglev plan to go to Orange leaders in next month

     
    A magnetically-levitated train proposal for Central Florida is slated to go to Orange County Commissioners in about a month. Commissioner Fred Brummer asked about the status of the project, which you can find more background on here, and  County...