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Otronicon

Location

Orlando Science Center
777 E Princeton St
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: (407) 514-2000
Jan 16 2009 Jan 20 2009

(O)rlando Elec(tron)ic (I)nteractive Entertainment (Con)vention

The inaugural Otronicon V.1 event in January 2006 attracted more than 16,000 to experience how the cultural phenomenon of video games is changing everything from art to education to business to military training. Otronicon is uniquely Orlando and spotlights Central Florida's growing digital media industry.

Come join more than 15,000 people, and have fun on more than 100 gaming stations, including Wii, Playstation 3, Game Cube and Xbox, and play some of the newest (and oldest) video games. Experience real life, cutting edge, military training simulators such as those used by the Marines, Lockheed Martin and more. Play alongside your friends or battle it out with tons of video game competitions. Jam with your band mates in the Rock Band Concert Hall, or duke it out with your friends in Central Florida's biggest Super Smash Brothers Festival. Don't miss all the action at this year's Otronicon V.4!

Family
Who said video games are just for kids? Live out your childhood dreams behind the wheel of a racing car or in the cockpit of a fighter jet in one of our state of the art simulators. Or crank up your favorite classic rock hits on a customized Rock Band stage. Oh, and don’t worry, there’s stuff for the kids too!

Gamers
Are you good? Really good? Good enough to face off on some of your favorite games in person? At Otronicon, you can test your skills on more than 100 gaming stations in a variety of competition formats. This year’s highlight – Central Florida’s biggest Super Smash Brothers competition. When you need a break from playing, check out this year’s brand new Machinima Film Festival.

Educators
Otronicon offers interactive classes uniquely designed for middle and high school students to explore the world of gaming technology. Students can work with industry-based tools for 3D modeling, animation and game design. Teachers, we’ve got you covered, too, with special “Teachers Only” workshops to increase your knowledge of technology.

History
The second year's Otronicon V.2 event in 2007 attracted an incredibly diverse audience of 18,000, including parents with kids, grandparents with grandchildren, couples, singles, teens, and adults of all ages. Not solely an educational symposium, a series of video game tournaments or a simulation exhibit, Otronicon is an assemblage of all three and much more. Orlando Science Center's four levels of exhibit halls, classroom space, theaters and program are transformed into a forum for these technologies, including the ultimate video game experience - videogame tournaments played on the 8-story giant screen of the Dr. Phillips CineDome.

The greatest video games come in sequels and Otronicon V.3 in 2008 was no exception, with a successful comeback that thrilled gamers and non-gamers alike. Full Sail Real World Education was the presenting sponsor of the third annual event, which combined video games, art and education to inform record-breaking crowds on the dynamic world of video games and their affect on many aspects of our everyday lives. Highlights for the third Otronicon event included huge competitions on popular games like Rock Band, HALO 3 and Guitar Hero; the first ever Rock Band drumkit modded from real drums; the Wii Family Fun Arena and the ever-popular classic arcade games; plus, a special Orlando performance by Video Games Live.

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gswd wrote 8 years 34 weeks ago

I thought we got this fixed.

I thought we got this fixed. I got this notice a month after it was posted.

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