Join us in our 56th year for our first Christmas Oz online evening December 12th, 7-9pm.
What merrier a way to celebrate Christmas than with a Santa himself! He will regale his Life and Adventures as documented by Royal Oz Historian L Frank Baum!
So grab a mince pie and glass of Sherry as Actor and Playwright brings years of experience playing Santa to you, in the Ozziest Santa story of all.
And as we all prepare for this festive and Holy holiday we have also have a panel discussing religious and spiritiualthemes in Oz. Guest panellist to be announced shortly.
The Virtual OzCon is a one-off - free event brought to you by the OzConnection - OzCon's Official YouTube channel. We do politely ask though for any donation to support OzCon and The OzConnection, youll help keep it alive and running for the next 56 years.
Please note: you will need to register to have access to Virtual OzCon contents. Once Registered you will receive future communication on the links to access OzCon content and live updates.
OzCon International 2020
STATEMENT FROM OZ-CON INTERNATIONAL
REGARDING COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)
March 14, 2020
After much consideration, your OzCon International committee has reluctantly decided we must cancel OzCon 2020. As you know, we have met every year since 1964 and we have not taken this decision lightly.
The California Department of Public Health has recommended that gatherings and events of more than 250 people should either be postponed or cancelled. While we are a smaller convention, we cannot put our convention attendees, our special guests, and OzCon volunteers at risk. So, in an abundance of caution, to protect public health, and to slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, we felt we had no choice. While the threat may well pass by mid-July, it is now when the decision needs to be made. And it is in the coming weeks that registrations would be coming in, plane tickets bought, and hotel reservations made. We simply couldn't leave this decision for later with so much at stake and people from across America (and the world) making plans to attend OzCon this July.
OzCon International will return next year. Our dates next year will be July 16 -18, 2021, at our convention home, Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel, Pomona, California. We plan to launch ticket sales for OzCon 2021 later this summer.
For those of you who have already booked with us for 2020, the OzCon Chairman or Registrar will be in touch in the next few days to let you know your options. Please bear in mind that we are all volunteers so that handling all of these changes may take a week or so.
Our hearts go out to our OzCon family and everyone impacted by the COVID-19 virus. We much looked forward to seeing you all and celebrating L. Frank Baum and the Land of Oz, but it is our duty to make sure that your safety comes first.
Colin Ayres, Chairman
Paul Dana, Registrar
Susan Johnson, Treasurer