| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
ORLANDO, FLA. -- Tony La Russa reaches down to pet a dog at the Global Pet Expo (March 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center here), the pet industry's largest trade show with nearly 1,000 exhibitors. As he gently strokes the puppy, La Russa's three...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Like any good superhero, Leah Pennell has an alter ego, and her name is Callie Cosplay.
Her lair’s in Kissimmee next to a cow pasture, and her super power is being able to transform from a normal-looking 22-year-old into some of the most...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:17 PM
When: June 17-24
Where: Orange County Convention Center (9990 International Dr., Orlando) and Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports
Age groups: Ranging from 10 and under to 18
Admission: Adults — $16.50 per day/$52 for tournament. Children 3-11...
| Mar 13, 2013
Check out festivals and events in April across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
April 10-12: Megacon, Orlando. The...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Talk Like Yoda Day, Tuesday is.
In Orlando, it seems like there's always a reason to celebrate the "Star Wars" films. Right now, we're in between sessions of Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Last summer, Celebration VI, a convention...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:14 AM
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...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:11 AM
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...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 11:20 AM
While the crowd numbers declined a bit at last week's military training and simulation trade show in Orlando, the marketing, pitching and deal-making were still at full throttle, organizers said.
Hundreds of defense contractors, including many newcomers...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:19 AM
The EdibleOrlando Cooking Stage returns to the Orlando Home Show Oct. 4-6 showcasing local chefs and media personalities including moi on Friday. The Home Show is at the Orange County Convention Center - West Concourse Hall C facing International Drive....
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:58 AM
City Hall plans to give $1.7 million to help the Orlando Magic build a sports-and-entertainment complex downtown.
Orlando officials say the taxpayer money will ensure downtown Orlando gets something it badly needs: conference space.
"If you ask me...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 6:03 PM
As news of George Zimmerman's acquittal spread through the media and cyberspace Sunday, it became clear that the trial may be over, but the hurt feelings — and the debate — linger on both sides.
In parks, church pews and diners across the...