| 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...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:34 AM
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...
| Jan 8, 2012
Longtime readers of Orlando Sentinel editorials might think they've awakened in the Twilight Zone.
The Sentinel's editorial board has had some epic disagreements with hotelier Harris Rosen. Over a light-rail system between downtown Orlando and...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 10:18 PM
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...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Check out our new guide for car enthusiasts. You will find information on Florida auto museums, races, car shows, festivals and more.
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Ocala: A visual history of drag racing, with Big Daddy Garlits's Swamp Rat...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 7:21 PM
Ron Mathews, 44, vice president of Reed Exhibitions in Norwalk, Conn., is the event director for this week's Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The trade show is scheduled to take place Thursday to Saturday...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Gail Hunter is senior vice president of events and attractions for the National Basketball Association, which comes to town Feb. 23-26 for its All-Star Game and related events, including a fan-oriented Jam Session in the Orange County Convention Center....
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Friday is a big day for the Orlando Magic's rookie shooting guard, DeAndre Liggins.
The remainder of Liggins' league-minimum $473,604 contract will become guaranteed officially.
It became guaranteed unofficially when the Magic did not waive him before 6...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Central Florida malls and stores are gearing up for this weekend's NBA All-Star Game, eager to capitalize on fans with big bucks in their pockets.
Florida Mall will hold four days of events, including a Saturday appearance by New York Knicks sensation...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 3:44 PM
In today's Friday files, we're talking about everything from delusional politicians to philanthropic G-strings.
But first, I want to give House Speaker Dean Cannon a mild coronary by saying: Dean, you are right.
Not for your continued efforts to use...