We are also delighted to welcome back film historian Aljean Harmetz (left), author of the critically-acclaimed The Making of The Wizard of Oz.
Come meet comics legend Andy Mangels (right). Andy was the producer of the DVD edition of Filmation's 1974 feature film Journey Back to Oz DVD.
We will be joined by fashion photographer Robert Payes (left), son of the fifth Royal Historian of Oz, Rachel Cosgrove Payes (author of Hidden Valley of Oz and The Wicked Witch of Oz).
And on Saturday only we are delighted to announce two more special guests with intimate connections to everyone's favorite film!
Barry Bregman, grandson of MGM Tin Man Jack Haley, and compiler of the book Heart of the Tin Man; the Collected Writings of Jack Haley.
Christianna Rickard, niece of MGM Scarecrow Ray Bolger! Author of A Legend in Straw: The Spirit of My Uncle Ray Bolger and Remembering Oz; My Journey with the Scarecrow..
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JOIN US for three full days of Ozzy fun at the 54th Annual OzCon International as we make our triumphant return to southern California at the beautiful Kellogg West Conference Center on the Cal-Poly campus in Pomona—near three major airports: Ontario, John Wayne, and LAX. Seated atop a beautiful hill, this new OzCon site with its rolling wooded hills and farmscapes feels almost like Oz itself!
OzCon will begin mid-morning on Friday August 10th and run thru Sunday afternoon August 12th. We will again feature multi-track programming during the day and large group events in the evening. And of course we will have our Ozzy cosplay masquerade, our wonderful Dealers Room, the Oz Club’s auction of rare Baum and Oz material, the challenging quizzes, the treasure hunt, and relaxing after-parties!
Our theme is The Tin Woodman of Oz, celebrating the centennial of this Baum favorite. And since we’ll be in the greater Los Angeles area, how can we resist exploring the fascinating history of L. Frank Baum and The Wizard of Oz in Hollywood?
Our special guests so far include James Ortiz (right), creator of the off-Broadway hit The Woodsman. Using spectacular puppetry and unique storytelling methods, The Woodsman tells the origin of the Tin Woodman and how he lost his heart. Ortiz will introduce a filmed version of the play.
Convention program subject to change without notice.
Fifty-Fourth Annual Edition of the World's Longest-Running Convention
Celebrating L. Frank Baum and the Land of Oz!
Kellogg West Conference Center, Pomona, California
August 10 - 12, 2018