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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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Michael Lane of Bob’s Space Racers expects the company will do 10 percent of next year’s business at the show. Photo by Amy Green

What’s new for amusement parks? A conversation

Looking to buy a new roller coaster ride? You can find that and pretty much anything else theme-park related at the Orange County Convention Center this week. About 28,000 people from the amusement park business are expected at the industry’s premier trade show. 90.7’s Amy Green talked with Colleen Mangone from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, and exhibitor Michael Lane. Mangone began the conversation on the trade show floor.
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