Oz Events

Posted June 11, 2009
Just in from Kathryn Kramer who was the official Glinda at Oz- Stravaganza this year in New York with the characters from the Indiana Festival. Kathryn writes: the Indiana festival isgoing to happen September 18th through the 20th [2009] in Chesterton, IN. If you would like any other information on this, you can check out the website at The Chesterton Oz Fest Website.
Posted February 15, 2009
The Winkie Convention of The International Wizard of Oz Club
Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California
July 10th 11th and 12th of 2009

David Maxine (owner of Hungry Tiger Press) will be the programming Chairman at this year's Winkie Convention--the west coast meeting of the
International Wizard of Oz Club. It's a hundred years since Dorothy Gale, Button-Bright, Polychrome, and the Shaggy Man journeyed down
THE ROAD TO OZ to attend Princess Ozma's Royal Birthday Party! And you are cordially invited to come celebrate the centennial of THE ROAD TO OZ.

Come join us for an in-depth presentation on L. Frank Baum's 1909 fairytale THE ROAD TO OZ. Is the book a plotless and pointless mess or a wonderfully
crafted "perfect" Oz book? Perhaps it's both! We will also take a close-up look at John R. Neill's extraordinary illustrations for THE ROAD TO OZ -
surely Neill's most beautiful Oz work.

Award-winning Oz author and illustrator Eric Shanower will talk about his new Oz Series from Marvel Comics. Kathleen Krull, author of the new
children's biography of L. Frank Baum called THE ROAD TO OZ, will sign books and tell us how she came to write her book. L. Frank Baum Scholar
Michael O. Riley will present an in-depth look at his beautiful and collectible Pamami Press L. Frank Baum titles. Peter Maresca of Sunday Press Books
will show and discuss his stunning new full-size full-color edition of QUEER VISITORS FROM THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ. Virginia Hawthorn will delight all
with a presentation of little-known Oz music. We will also have a challenging panel on OZ AS INVESTMENT. Is there such a thing? Is buying Oz a good
investment in shaky financial times?

Bring books to sell or trade. Buy a new treasure in the Winkie Auction. Bring your best find ever for the Collector's Round Table.
Come play everyone's favorite Oz trivia game - I.Q. - O. Z. You can search for trinkets and clues in the brand-new Winkie Treasure Hunt.
Get all dressed up for the Costume Contest! Challenge yourself by taking the Winkie Quiz. Swim in Asilomar's pool and walk on the beautiful beach!

Join the fun in Pacific Grove this summer for an extraordinary weekend celebrating THE ROAD TO OZ. There has been much interest this year
in attending and the very limited number of room at Asilomar may disappear quickly! So make your reservations today! You can download PDF
registration forms by using the link at the top of this page or by e-mailing the Registrar, Peter E. Hanff
Posted February 15, 2009
Hungry Tiger Press News

Free Shipping until March 1st, 2009

(media mail) on all Baum and Oz Books and CDs until March 1st, 2009. When selecting a shipping method during checkout,
just select choice "G" which will guarantee your free shipping for all Baum and Oz orders to addresses in the US.

We have also added a few new things to the website, including this month's TIGER TALE featuring selected verse from L. Frank Baum's FATHER GOOSE'S YEAR BOOK.
And we have a new TIGER TUNE, too, of the extremely rare "March of the Golden Imps" from the 1913 TIK-TOK MAN OF OZ. Click Here to listen!
Our next title to be released is the third of L. Frank Baum's Boy Fortune Hunters books, SAM STEELES ADVENTURES -The Treasure of Karnak.
It will include all of the halftone plates and an informative new Foreword by Egyptologist and Baumophile David Moyer.

Visit their secure on-line store at:
5995 Dandridge Lane, Suite 121
San Diego, CA 92115-6575
Phone/FAX 619-582-5106

Click on this link: ANNOUNCING Short and Sweet: The Life and Times of the Lollipop Munchkin
by Jerry Maren
Available now from Beyond the Rainbow

Posted January 2, 2009

Oz and Garland Annual Events

May: The Yellow Brick Road Festival, Sedan, Kansas.
For information contact Fran @ (620) 725-3181 or Sedan Chamber of Commerce, Dept. BTR2OZ, PO Box 93, Sedan, KS 67361or call them at (316) 725-5221. No web site or E-mail address was listed on the information the festival committee sent in to us.
May: The Emerald City Event
Historic downtown Greendale, Wisconsin (Milwaukee Area) welcomes original Munchkins, Margaret Pellegrini & Clarence Swensen, Costume Contests, Family Entertainment, Hay Rides, Unique Shops & Restaurants. (414) 423-3111 The Emerald City Event Website. For additional information contact: Teri Bill, Greendale Village Business Association, 5623 Broad Street, Greendale, WI 53129 Click here to E-mail Teri!
June: The Judy Garland Festival, Grand Rapids, MN
Visit their Web site The Judy Garland Museum Web site. or call 1-800-664-JUDY (5839), or write The Judy Garland Museum, PO Box 724, Dept. BTR2OZ, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

June: L. Frank Baum Birthday Celebration, "Oz-Stravaganza!" in Chittenango, New York.
2009 marks the 31st annual festival in honor of L.Frank Baum and all things Oz. The festival dates are June 5 - 7, 2009.
For more information on "Oz-Stravaganza!" You can contact co-directors: Barb Evans at 315.687.6250 or 315.430.0765
or Click here to E-mail Barb and/or Colleen Zimmer at 315.687.5366 or 315.415.8546 or Click here to E-mail Colleen
June: L. Frank Baum Oz Festival, Aberdeen, SD.
Annual Oz Festival - The Dakota Heritage - Wylie Park - Aberdeen, SD. Contact person: Rod Evans, Festival Director, Dept. BTR2OZ, PO Box 2076, Aberdeen, SD 57402 or call (605) 229-5430.
Click here to E-mail Rod
Click here to visit the Aberdeen "Oz Fest" Web Site

September: The Annual Indiana Wizard of Oz Festival IS BACK ON!
Posted June 11, 2009
CHESTERTON, INDIANA OZ FESTIVAL WILL GO ON! Just in from Kathryn Kramer who was the official Glinda at Oz- Stravaganza this year in New York with the characters from the Indiana Festival. Kathryn writes: the Indiana festival isgoing to happen September 18th through the 20th [2009} in Chesterton, IN. If you would like any other information on this, you can check out the website at Click here to visit the CHESTERTON Oz Fest" Web Site

October: Oztoberfest, Liberal, Kansas.
The Annual Oztoberfest is held on the grounds of the historic Coronado Museum. Several original Munchkins will be special guests. Plus, games, contests, vendors, food and fun for all. For information call: (316) 624-7624, or write to: Dorothy's House, 567 Yellow Brick Road, Liberal, KS, 67901.
October 10-12, 2008: The Wonderful Weekend of Oz, Fayetteville, New York
The International Wizard of Oz Club joins the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation in its third annual Oz celebration in the communities Oz author L. Frank Baum first called home. Join us as for a weekend packed with presentations, tours, exhibits, films and fun. There will be a performance of Baum's first play, The Maid of Arran, a live review of great Oz music, and a key note address by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Alison Lurie. Following the MGM film on the big screen, surviving reels of Baum's own long-lost movie The Last Egyptian will play for the first time since 1915. For more information, visit the Gage Foundation website at http://matildajoslyngage.orgor call 315-637-9511. The International Wizard of Oz Club's Convention page contains program details and for just $128, our convention registrar, IWOC Vice President Lynn Beltz ferrywa@mail.televar.com, can sign you up! Advance registration includes meals and admission to ticketed events. Non-registered attendees can buy tickets on site to those events that aren't sold out in advance.
November: The International Wizard of Oz Club's South Winkie Convention,
Dana Point, California. The annual one day Club event in southern California, again being held at the Dana Point Community House. Robin Knutson and Kurt Raymond plan an Ozzy day for all.
Events are $15 for the day ($7.50 for those aged ten and below), and can be sent to The South Winkie Convention, Louis Rhodes, Registrar, 1045A Gaviota Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
For more details, see the Oz Club's conventions page at http://www.ozclub.org/conventions/southwinkies/2008.htm, call the registrar at 949-497-1082, or contact Robyn Knutson at 949-494-2749 at To email click here!.
Pictures of the original cast of Wicked - A New Musical
Gershwin Theatre, NYC

If you think you know the two iconic witches from Oz
the Wicked Witch (Elphaba)and the Good Witch (Glinda) think again.
The musical currently stars JULIA MURNEY as Elphaba, KENDRA KASSEBAUM as Glinda and LENNY WOLPE as the Wizard; with JAYNE HOUDYSHELL as Madame Morrible.
Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster: (212) 307-4100/(800) 755-4000

Group Sales info: Groups (20 or more): (800)-BROADWAY or (212) 398-8383 / (800) 223-7565

Theatre Information:
Gershwin Theatre
222 West 51st Street
New York, NY

Public Transportation/Parking:
SUBWAY: Take the N,R,W to 49th Street or the 1,9 to 50th Street, walk North to 51st Street and West to the theatre; Take the C,E to 50th Street, walk North to 51st Street and East to the theatre.
Wicked takes a revisionist look at an American icon of evil and discovers how the young Elphaba, a passionate, committed young woman from Oz becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. Her character is contrasted with that of her school roommate Glinda, who grows up to be the Good Witch.

If you haven't seen "Wicked" - you don't know what you're missing!

Read all about it!

Other Articles on Wicked, the Musical
"Wicked" Press Articles

This page was updated on 2/15/09

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