FAQ Interactive, Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center -- Event Explores the Art and Science of Video Games and Digital Media
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FAQ Interactive, Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center -- Event
Explores the Art and Science of Video Games and Digital Media
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 18, 2008 -- Open to the public -- January 18 -
For school field trips only -- January 22-25, 2008
Video Games Live Concert at Hard Rock Live -- January 24, 2008
The Orlando Science Center (OSC) and presenting sponsor Full Sail Real
World Education are working with multiple partners to host the third annual
Otronicon event January 18-25, 2008. Not solely an educational symposium nor
a series of video game tournaments, Otronicon is an assemblage of all three
and much more.
More than 35,000 people have attended the event over the past two years to
experience how interactive entertainment, digital media and simulation are
changing the way we live, learn, work and play. The first four days of
Otronicon, January 18-21, will be open to the public. The final four days
will be available for school field trips with a digital media focus,
including an appearance by Dr. James "Butch" Rosser and his "Top Gun 4 Kids"
presentation. Additional event sponsors include Blue Orb, DeVry University,
Digital Media Alliance Florida and Eidson Insurance.
From 10 a.m. to midnight on January 18-21, guests of all ages, from
hardcore gamers to the merely curious, will get to experience presentations
of their favorite games in extreme settings. For example, rock out to Guitar
Hero or Rock Band on an actual concert stage, participate in a Dance Dance
Revolution dance-offs against an Orlando Magic Dancer or play Halo 3 on the
giant screen of the Dr. Phillips CineDome.
After checking out the hottest games on the coolest formats, guests can
explore firsthand how video game technology is being used to train the
military and others with cutting edge real-world simulators. They can also
go behind the scenes with innovative game design workshops designed by Full
Sail and learn about career opportunities in your own backyard.
Another opportunity to take the experience to the next level is on January
24 at Hard Rock Live. See the music of your favorite video games brought to
life during Video Games Live presented in association with Otronicon. New
this year, Video Games Live is an international phenomenon that presents
video game music as interpreted by a full orchestra, video effects and a
spectacular light show. Winners of Otronicon's Guitar Hero competition will
"perform" as the opening act. Get tickets from and the Hard Rock Café box
Otronicon v. 3 provides a tremendous range of experiences, including:
? Play on multiple gaming stations, including Playstation 3 and Xbox
360. Play some of today's most in-demand games, plus networked multiplayer
formats and more.
? See how video games can be both virtual and physical in the Wii Sports
Arena. Get your hands on one of the most in-demand game technologies around.
? Check out PC gaming with World of Warcraft using Switchblade, software
that brings a fully configured game controller experience to PC gaming, from
Blue Orb -- a local designer!
? Discover how games are made and learn to make your own. Full Sail Real
World Education offers workshops that will unlock the art and science behind
? Get your hands on cutting edge simulators used for military,
commercial and industrial training. Learn how videogame technology is being
used to train soldiers, pilots, drivers, medical professionals and more.
? Compete in daily tournaments including Halo 3 on the giant 8-story Dr.
Phillips CineDome screen. Players will be matched against each other during
rounds of some of the hottest games, including Halo 3, Guitar Hero, Rock
Band and Super Smash Melee. Check for competition schedules.
? Kick it old school with classic arcade games like Pac-Man and Donkey
Kong. Stroll down memory lane with a display of nostalgic video games.
? Experience ARTronica -- a digital art exhibition and competition
featuring talent from around the country.
? Go on an adventure through the mechanical world with Robots: The
Interactive Exhibition. During Otronicon, visitors can also see how robots
can better our lives today and tomorrow.
? Meet Dr. Butch Rosser, the videogame surgeon, and learn about "Games 4
Good." Explore the educational power of off-the-shelf videogames during a
show that's been described as a spelling bee meets the X-Games at a Jay-Z
concert. For school groups on January 25 only.
Visit for complete schedules and event info. Daily admission to Otronicon
will be $14.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids (under 12). OSC members receive
free admission. Ticket holders for Titanic - The Experience also get
admission to Otronicon on event dates. For more information on Full Sail,
please visit . For more information on Video Games Live or show tickets,
please visit .
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