Join us for three full days of Ozzy fun at the 55th Annual OzCon International, as we return to Southern California for our second year 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 site, with its rolling wooded hills and farm-scapes, feels almost like Oz itself!
Our theme is not just The Magic of Oz, featured as the centennial of this Baum favorite. We’ll also be celebrating the life and literature of L Frank Baum one hundred years after he crossed the shifting sands!
Our special guests so far include Kurt Raymond, master Wicked Witch of the West impressionist, Oz collector, and artist. The Singing TV Guy Mike Chamberlain will perform his concert There’s No Place Like Home, A Memory And Musical Tribute To Oz. Raymond F Wohl, an actor, playwright, and teacher, will perform his full play The Royal Historian of Oz: Stories behind the stories of L. Frank Baum, creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. We also have so much more fun planned…
OzCon will begin mid-morning on Friday July 26th and run thru Sunday afternoon July 28th. 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!
Guests and programming are subject to change. No refunds can be issued.
JOIN US FOR THE 55th Annual OzCon!
The World's Longest-Running Convention
Celebrating L. Frank Baum and the Land of Oz!
July 26th-28th, 2019
Kellogg West Conference Center, Pomona, California
Make your reservations today!
As an aside to our convention, Thursday, July 25, the Fox Theater will be screening MGM's The Wizard of Oz. The theater hosted a sneak peek screening in 1939 at which audiences saw a version of the movie no one has seen since as the studio trimmed several scenes afterward. See the resulting classic film at this historic theater, and arrive early at 6PM for a panel discussion about the film.
This year we continue offering a variety of meals. All people staying on-site at the hotel may enjoy the full breakfast buffet (free of charge). Lunches and dinners may be purchased with a complete The Works package or a la carte. Please note that these meals must be purchased in advance of arrival! There are no stand-alone restaurants on the grounds (rather like our old con site Asilomar), though nearby restaurants are within several minutes driving range. OzCon plans to have a cool water station available all weekend.
You must make your own lodging reservations. We have a large block of rooms on hold for OzCon, but we are sure to sell-out. You can also extend your stay a day ahead or beyond the convention dates. So don’t delay in reserving your spot. And as always, you are welcome to share a room to make your stay more affordable and more fun. Kellogg-West hotel rooms include full breakfast buffet and free shuttle to and from Ontario International Airport, as well as in-room features such as daily newspaper, in-room refrigerators, coffee makers, wall mounted flat-screen HD TVs, and complimentary high-speed wireless internet access. The hotel also offers a swimming pool and spa and complimentary parking.