Experiences

OTRONICON brings together the entertaining world of consumer video games with a behind-the-scenes view of the art, technology and science that form the foundation and the future of both the videogame and simulation industries. Families and individuals of all ages will have a tremendous range of places and opportunities to explore.

 

For Families

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!

 

For 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.

 

For Educators

Otronicon offers interactive worshops uniquely designed for middle and high school students to explore the world of gaming technology. Students can work with industry-based tools for simulation and game design.

If you’re infatuated with the ever-evolving world of wearable technology, you will want to be at Otronicon this weekend! From Google Glass to hybrid watches and endless other possibilities, wearable tech is no longer a thing of the future, it’s here and now!

Learn about this cutting-edge technology and its impact on the world of gaming during Sunday’s panel, “New Developments in Technology,” at 2 p.m. During this open discussion, panelists will represent the “everyday Joe Schmo” as well as the companies developing these new technologies about the future impact and implications on new technology advancements.

Now how would you like to experience and learn about Google Glass first hand? Join local digital creative agency Purple, Rock, Scissors at their booth for a Google Glass demonstration. In addition to providing access to wearable tech, Jim Powell, director of technology at the digital creative agency, will be hosting the one-hour workshop “Website Development 101” on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m.

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Orlando Science Center • 777 E. Princeton Street • Orlando, Florida 32803 • Phone: 407.514.2000 • Email: gservices@osc.org
Supported by the City of Orlando, Orange County, and United Arts of Central Florida with funds from the United Arts campaign and the
State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.