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On March 5, 2014, Orlando Science Center and Otronicon partners including Lockheed Martin, FIRST, STEM Sim Ex, and Team Orlando converged in Tallahassee to facilitate discussion with state legislators; engage them in active participation of hands-on STEM activities; and promote the value of science centers and strategic partnerships as a tool to inspire and encourage our youth to pursue STEM careers.

Also joining them at the Florida Capitol were Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the Museum of Science and Industry (Tampa).

Among the legislators pictured are Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Rep. Jason T. Brodeur, Rep. David Santiago and Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez

Otronicon v.9 is in the can and it’s time we roll the credits on the inaugural FilmSlam! More than two dozen films were submitted in the genres of animation, gaming, science fiction, fantasy, cult and horror and screened for a live audience on the second day of Otronicon in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience.

Congratulations to all the filmmakers selected to showcase their film and who won awards! 

  

Judges Picks

1st: Brain Divided – Ringling College of Art and Design
2nd: Dia de los Muertos – Ringling College of Art and Design
3rd: It’s a Tie!
Runaway – Ringling College of Art and Design
Chicken or the Egg – Ringling College of Art and Design

 

Brain Divided from Cartoon Brew on Vimeo.

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And that’s all she wrote! The ninth annual Otronicon has come to a close as the final day featured a panel on how video games can make us smarter. Of course, it was also the last chance to experience the larger-than-life video game experiences and state-of-the-art medical and military simulators.

Check out the photo gallery for day four as we countdown to Otronicon’s tenth anniversary next year!

Photos courtesy of RF Photography

The Game Jam continued at Otronicon, with five teams competing for 48-hours straight to design the best game for the Oculus Rift. Presented by UCF School of Visual Arts & Design and E2i Creative Studio.

Microsoft and Sony present the latest in video game and home entertainment consoles with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, respectively. In addition, check out Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 and Sony’s Personal 3D HDTV Viewer.

Don't miss the final day of Otronicon 2014!

Photos courtesy of Michael van Gelder.

Otronicon offered an evening of adult entertainment with special sections featuring mature games, food and beverages for purchase, geek trivia and live music with "A Brilliant Lie."

Photos courtesy of Michael van Gelder.

Otronicon continues featuring larger-than-life video game experiences, state-of-the-art medical and military simulators, and so much more!

Ekso Bionics demonstrated the bionic suit that allows those who are wheelchair-bound to walk again and Otronicon hosted its first FilmSlam competition. Experience Otronicon through Monday!

Photos courtesy of Jennine Miller and Jamie Frishman.

Saturday marked day two of Otronicon v.9 and we're just getting started! See what you missed, and be sure to be here Sunday and Monday for the ninth annual spectacular.

Photos courtesy of Roberto Gonzalez.

Let The Games Begin!

The four-day interactive technology expo began Friday, Jan. 17 at Orlando Science Center. Check out the photos from Day One and be sure to join us through Monday!

Photos courtesy of RF Photography

Otronicon enjoyed a VIP visit from Congressman Daniel Webster during the first day of the ninth annual technology festival at the Orlando Science Center. During his visit, Congressman Webster experienced a flight simulator courtesy of Lockheed Martin, graced the cover an EA SPORTS video game, saw a woman once restricted to a wheelchair walk again thanks to an Ekso Bionics exoskeleton and so much more. Orlando Science Center and its Otronicon partners thank Congressman Webster for joining us today. We enjoyed giving him a glimpse of the innovation that can be found right here in Central Florida.

Photos Courtesy of Glenn Clark

City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined Science Center President and CEO JoAnn Newman to officially launch Otronicon v.9 at Orlando Science Center. Event included a demonstration of the Ekso Bionic Suit, which helps “test pilot” Sarah Anderson walk after losing the use of her legs in a car accident.

New partners Microsoft and Sony join the likes of Walt Disney World Resort, EA SPORTS, Florida Hospital for Children, Lockheed Martin and the University of Central Florida, plus many other technology leaders to explore Orlando’s impact on the worlds of entertainment, simulation, education, health care and more.

Photos Courtesy of Roberto Gonzalez

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The Science Center is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of power2give.org/centralflorida and the collaborative Campaign for the Arts. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.