The Force must be strong with Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, because the International Drive Odditorium just paid $450,000 for an original lightsaber used by Mark “Luke Skywalker” Hamill in Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. [Read more…]
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will present their final concert of their 2016-2017 season on April 15, with The Final Frontier. Conducted by guest conductor Jack Everly, the two performances will be at Bob Carr Theater at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. [Read more…]
That Doctor Who/Star Trek cross-over you’ve been dreaming about could finally come to fruition this October when David Tennant and William Shatner both appear at MegaCon Tampa Bay.
Three fun shows are on their way to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. [Read more…]
From Oct. 5 through 7, 2012, a weekend-long sci-fi convention presented by Away Mission is coming to Orlando. The convention will feature many stars, artists, and authors including: Avery Brooks – the smooth as velvet Capt. Benjamin Sisko from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV show and Colin Ferguson from the SyFy Channel’s original series Eureka. [Read more…]
If you missed Star Trek: The Exhibition when it was at Kennedy Space Center last summer, or just want to revisit it, you’re in luck. The exhibit is now sharing space with CSI: The Experience on International Drive. [Read more…]
Join hosts Bob Buchanan and Regina Fernandez for all this week’s theme park and attractions news. [Read more…]
Join hosts Amanda Powell and Banks Lee at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for another week of theme park and attractions news. [Read more…]
Set for Halloween weekend with more than a dozen stars, artists and authors, Vulcan Events promises to hold the sci-fi convention of the year at the Hilton Orlando Resort across from Downtown Disney. Sir Patrick Stewart — AKA Professor X from the X-Men films and Capt. Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation — joins Jewel Staite of Firefly/Serenity and Stargate: Atlantis fame. [Read more…]
June 16, 2011 – Join hosts JD Trussell and Audrey Brown as they bring you the latest Orlando theme park and attraction news and more on this week’s episode. [Read more…]
Now that Star Wars Weekends is ending, sci-fi fans can turn their attention to the coast as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex launches Sci-Fi Summer, a celebration of the last 50 years of human spaceflight and science fiction. Many of the events this summer center around Star Trek. For its first visit to the Southeast, Star Trek: The Exhibition is now open. And if that’s now exciting enough for you, the Visitor Center is also offering a chance to win a trip – to space. [Read more…]
MegaCon 2010 was held this past weekend at the Orange County Convention Center and it was huge. The actual space the event took up in the convention center didn’t seem any smaller or larger than past years, but the crowds seemed at record levels on Saturday. We were told they almost reached capacity and were close to turning people away.
One side of the hall housed all of the comic book artists. The main section was filled with vendors. Here you could find action figures, comic books, clothing, tattoo stations, movie props and more. Other sections included a blood donation area, a video gaming set-up, Legos, role playing games and play sword fighting.
Of course the other big draw was the celebrity area. Some of the big names included Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), Ray Park (Star Wars and Heroes), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), Brent Spiner (Star Trek) and Levar Burton (Star Trek and Reading Rainbow).
Thanks to Ricky Brigante for visiting on Saturday and getting the video. The photos below were taken on Sunday.
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Here are a few of the more interesting photos I took yesterday at the FX! International Show at the Orange County Convention Center. Today, April 19, 2009, is the last day for the show this year.
Above is one of the many artist decorated vinyl Stitchs that were on display. They’re part of the Stitch Experiment 626 Project. Smaller versions of some of them were available for purchase. Check out our full FX photo gallery for more custom painted Stitchs.
I guess this Barbie is MIB – Mint In Box. Many guests came to the show in costumes, but not as many as at the MegaCon show earlier this year.
I’m not sure what the story is behind this figure or what his name is but I call him Mario Mouse.
The biggest star at the show was Leonard Nemoy from Star Trek.
James Marsters from Buffy The Vampire Slayer also had a long line to meet him.
James Kyson Lee from Heroes.
Sitting next to Leonard Nemoy was another Star Trek alumn, Jonathan Frakes.
You may not recognize him as an adult, it’s Scott Schwartz from A Christmas Story. You know, the kid who gets his tongue frozen on a flag pole.
• For more pictures from the show, including more celebrities, costumes and some pro wrestling stars, visit our FX! International Show 2009 Photo Gallery.