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  • 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...
  • 2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving

    2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving
    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...
  • How to talk like Yoda on Talk Like Yoda Day

    How to talk like Yoda on Talk Like Yoda Day
    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...
  • 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...
  • Florida travel guide for car enthusiasts: Museums, races and festivals

    Florida travel guide for car enthusiasts: Museums, races and festivals
    Check out our new guide for car enthusiasts. You will find information on Florida auto museums, races, car shows, festivals and more. MUSEUMS Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Ocala: A visual history of drag racing, with Big Daddy Garlits's Swamp Rat...
  • Talking with … Ron Mathews: Restaurants, hotels ponder latest trends and products at trade show

    Talking with … Ron Mathews: Restaurants, hotels ponder latest trends and products at trade show
    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...
  • Talking With … Gail Hunter: Convention center hosts many events during NBA All-Star weekend

    Talking With … Gail Hunter: Convention center hosts many events during NBA All-Star weekend
    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....
  • Friday is a big day for Magic rookie DeAndre Liggins

    Friday is a big day for Magic rookie DeAndre Liggins
    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...
  • Retailers hope to score big with NBA All-Star shoppers

    Retailers hope to score big with NBA All-Star shoppers
    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...
  • Of primaries, G-strings and political lies

    Of primaries, G-strings and political lies
    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...