Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Table Top RPG at Winkie Con 50

Winkie Con 50 announces a table top Role Playing Game for Saturday afternoon, August 9. Titled The Missing Princess of Oz, the game will be led by your gamemaster Steve Koontz. Here's the description:
It’s Ozma’s birthday and the guest of honor has vanished! Take on the role of a citizen of the Emerald City in a live-action Ozzy adventure. Only you can find the fairy ruler of Oz. Do you have the smarts or the bravery or a big enough heart to save the Land of Oz? We need your help.
Sound familiar? That's probably because the Live Action Role Play announced earlier had the same description. But the LARP has now evolved into a table top game. The LARP wasn't getting strong interest, and due to space considerations, a table top RPG is a better idea for Winkie Con 50.

So join this exciting Oz adventure to find the Missing Princess! It's happening at Winkie Con 50, August 8-10, 2014, at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego. Sign up at the convention to play.

For information about Winkie Con 50 and to register for the convention, click this link. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Oz Art Show at Winkie Con 50

Submissions are invited for the Winkie Con 50 Oz Art Show. Our goal is to put on a great display of Oz art with a large number of quality submissions, to encourage new writers and artists, and to explore a large range of Oz expression. Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration for awards at the 2014 Winkie Convention, August 8-10, 2014, at the Town and Country Hotel, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, California 92108. There is no entry fee. 

Oz Art is defined as any original expression that isn't written fiction or non-fiction and is about or pertaining to the Land of Oz. Oz Art can be in the form of (but is not limited to) poetry, music, drama, drawings, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and costuming. Any portable form of art or craft work is acceptable, but costumes are only eligible for either the Art Show prize or the costume contest, not both. 

All work must be related to the world of Oz. This means entries must be about or pertaining to the Land of Oz as originally created by author L. Frank Baum in the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. Submissions need not be confined to Baum’s vision; any work about or pertaining to the Land of Oz in any of its forms will be accepted. Submissions may follow on from Oz books, Oz plays, Oz movies, Magic Land, or any other version or aspect of Oz. All work must be original and not previously published or exhibited in any form, including online and digital publication. Items may have already been accepted for publications to be released after the convention.

If you wish to enter art into the Oz Art Show, you must inform us at research@winkies.org and provide a description (including dimensions) or an electronic version by July 15, 2014. Put the words “Oz Artwork” in the e-mail subject line.

Artwork will be judged at Winkie Con 50. Therefore all art submissions need to be either brought to the convention, or arrangements must be made by the artist to send or deliver pieces and, if needed, have them returned.

Prizes sponsored by the International Wizard of Oz Club will be awarded as follows:
  • $100 First Prize
  • $50 Second Prize
Prizes will be announced at Winkie Con 50, August 8-10, 2014. To enter and win you need not be present at the convention. To enter and win you need not be a member of the Oz Club, though membership is always encouraged. Winners not in attendance will be notified in the week following the convention, and prizes will be sent to the winners as soon as possible. 

Photographs or photocopies of all art submissions that are in two dimensions will also be submitted to the editor of Oziana, the Oz Club’s annual fiction anthology, for consideration for optional publication. Oziana can only print works directly pertaining to the Oz books of L. Frank Baum and his successors as Royal Historian of Oz and to works in the public domain. Works derived solely from other copyrighted books, plays, movies, or other versions of Oz cannot be considered for publication in Oziana, but may still be submitted to the Oz Art Show and will be judged on their own merits. (Decisions of the editor of Oziana are independent of this contest. Winning a prize will not guarantee publication, nor will non-winning entries be excluded from consideration.)

For further inquiries and questions, e-mail research@winkies.org.