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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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Members got messy on Monday with paints, flavored Play Doe, floam and silly spheres. The activities focused on stimulating children’s senses through touch, smell, sight and hearing. Sensory exploration encourages children to use scientific processes while they play, create, explore and investigate.

Be a part of our next Member Monday on Monday, February 10. The local Gymboree team will lead a class encouraging the development of cognitive, physical and social skills. This event is sure to keep you moving!

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