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Spotlight: Fringe Fest, Cosplay, Smart Car Show and Buddhism 101


It’s week two of the gigantic stage arts festival, Orlando Fringe. Week one saw artists from all over the world performing their original stage shows day and night. You can catch these shows all weekend long at Loch Haven Park. The South East’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event, attracting over 100,000 fans each year, Megacon, is taking place all weekend at the Orange County Convention Center. A gift shop in College Park is holding the grand opening of its new Winter Garden location this weekend. A place for gifts and home decor, Driftwood Market’s grand opening party is Saturday 11 to 4 at 46 W. Plant Street. Did you know the teeny tiny Smart Car’s origins dates …
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Photo by Abe Aboraya: Band of Deadpools 2015 MagaCon, wmfe.org
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Pop Art, Fringe and MegaCon


The current exhibit “Pop Art Prints” at Menello Museum of Art presents a selection of 37 prints from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection. The installation includes works from primarily the 1960s by several artists including Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. The installation is part of a series that highlights objects from the Smithsonian’s collection that are rarely on public view. This exhibition will be the first of only three museum engagements. For more information go to menellomuseum.com. Orlando Fringe, the 100 show festival of theatre is still going on this weekend and though this year I was not asked to perform in a show, go see some shows, lay down on the green grass …
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Dementia von Grimm in costume. Photo by Patrick Sun via “Dementia: ConMother” on Facebook.
Central Florida News

Dementia Von Grimm & The Growth Of Orlando’s MegaCon


Superheroes, villains, artists and celebrities – tens of thousands of them – converge on the Orange County Convention Center. That can mean only one thing: it’s time for MegaCon. The estimated 70,000 comic book and science fiction fans bring an infusion of cash into the area this weekend…and some fascinating and often elaborate costumes.
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