Play at Otronicon’s Science Night Live at the Orlando Science Center Jan 14

Science Night Live! at Orlando Science Center

Otronicon is normally a family friendly event, but Saturday night, January 14, sees the return of the popular adults-only Science Night Live at the Orlando Science Center.

Interact with some of the latest and greatest technology while learning more about STEM careers and the innovations being made right here in Orlando. At Otronicon, play and interact with the best in gaming, simulation and digital technology.

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Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center Jan 13-16 2017

Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center

For the 12th consecutive year, Otronicon returns to the Orlando Science Center January 13-16, letting guests have hands-on experience with the latest in technology.

Otronicon will connect visitors with the creative professionals and technology that are turning Central Florida into a hub for innovation. Attendees can fly a real-world military simulator, operate a surgical robot or get a preview of tomorrow’s technology.

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Out and About: Otronicon Brought Tech Fun to Orlando Science Center This Weekend

This weekend was the return of Otronicon, an annual digital media, gaming, and tech festival at the Orlando Science Center, and as usual, it was a lot of fun.

Otronicon Brought Tech Fun to Orlando Science Center

I started at the first floor and worked my way up to the fourth, and it took several hours to see and enjoy everything.

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Enter to Win Tickets to Otronicon at the Orlando Science Center Jan 15-18, 2016

Otronicon returns to the Orlando Science Center for its 11th year from January 15-18, 2016, and we have tickets for you to win to check it out.

Otronicon 2016 at the Orlando Science Center

If you are a fan of technology and gaming, you will want to visit Otronicon. During the weekend, guests can check out state-of-the-art simulation and gaming technologies, including military and medical simulators not typically available to the public.

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OrlandoiX is Only One Month Away…Are You Ready?

Hard to believe it’s only one month until OrlandoiX makes The City Beautiful a tech wonderland. What? You haven’t heard of OrlandoiX?

OrlandoiX

OrlandoiX is Orlando’s International Digital Festival that will feature five days of conferences and exhibitions showcasing advancements in interactive media, digital arts, and entertainment technology. It will run from October 3 through 6 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

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Otronicon 2011 Brings Out the Gamers to the Orlando Science Center

I have to admit, while I do consider myself a gamer, I’m more of an old school gamer. I do like some of today’s amped up shooter games, but I’m not hard core like some of my friends are. That doesn’t mean I won’t give a new-to-me game a spin, if the opportunity presents itself, though.

That’s why I was intrigued to check out Otronicon 2011, currently being held at the Orlando Science Center.

I attended Friday night and the first area I hit up was the Classic Arcade room. Galaga and Pac Man proved to be the most popular games. My roommate got a high score on Centipede, even though the track ball stuck a little.

We then checked out the Rock Band stage. Lots of young teens picking songs, so there was a lot of Miley Cyrus. It quickly became apparent that nobody knew much of the songs other than the chorus. But there were a few decent performances to check out.

Best performance that we saw was Electric Six “Gay Bar.” We tried to take photos but the flash failed to light up the stage. Even the audience was better lit.

On the way upstairs, we noticed 96.5-WHTQ had a table set up, so we went to say hello. They were giving away DVDs and we entered the drawing to win a 19″ HD LCD TV. What the heck, right?

Once upstairs, we checked out the room with the medical simulators, but we had missed the last demo by half an hour. So we went over to check out the military simulators. By far, the most popular area was the target range. The guys even groaned their displeasure when the guy running it shut it down so he could take a quick break.

On the 4th floor was the gaming room for that night’s gaming. The theme of the evening was Zombies, and at first there were none. But slow-moving as the undead are (according to George A. Romero), they eventually started ambling in.

Some of the costumes were really good and I’m sure once they started drinking the free samples of the NOS energy drink, the zombies would perk up a bit. I normally don’t like the taste of these things, but the grape one was really good.

We went back downstairs to check out the drawing for the TV. Rules were you had to be present, and as the small mob surrounded the table, they drew the first name – and he wasn’t there. The hand then went back into the box and drew…my roommate’s name. Yup, we now have a new TV in the apartment.

On the way out, we passed a couple of zombie pirates, so we made sure to guard our booty…and the TV (bad pirate joke, I know).

Otronicon was a fun event to check out and I think there’s a good chance I may get the Rock Band game in the next few months. Our neighbors are gonna love us.

If you want to experience Otronicon for yourself, the event runs through Monday, January 17. Tickets are $17 for adults, $16 for students and seniors, and $12 for kids 3-11. It also costs $5 to park.

Here are some more photos from the Orlando Science Center on Friday: Read more

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