Orlando is known for many things: tourists, bad drivers, strip malls, theme parks, and conventions. Luckily for us, Orlando is a relatively convention heavy city. If you like science fiction, comic books, movies, and gaming, it’s actually not a bad place to hang your hat. Each year at the Orlando Science Center we’re lucky enough to have Otronicon, a convention that focuses on gaming and new technology. I’m happy to say that 2011’s Otronicon is the best yet.
Although it’s not until next year, you can buy tickets now. It will be hard to top last year’s festivities including an appearance by George Lucas, interviewed by Jon Stewart, as well as some great Robot Chicken panels, Star Wars speed dating (really), and appearances by Carrie Fischer and Mark Hamill.
CV was all about all about the anniversary of Empire with Boba Fett dominating much of the convention exclusives. Although the 30th anniversary of ROTJ wouldn’t be until 2013, I’m personally hoping that some of the ::ahem:: characters of ROTJ will be more prominently featured at Celebration VI.
Nerd Appropriate will see you in 2012.