The 49th Annual Wizard of Oz Convention
Celebrating the World of Oz and L. Frank Baum
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California
Programming Chairman - David Maxine
Join us for the 49th annual International Winkie Con, to be held June 21-23, 2013, in Pacific Grove, California. Registration is now open. We are proud to be the longest-running Wizard of Oz Convention in the world! You may download registration materials by clicking here. This is the only Oz Club sanctioned event in 2013, and it’s sure to be a memorable Oz convention.
|Joe Cascone & David Haines|
We will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Patchwork Girl of Oz—one of the most beloved of L. Frank Baum’s Oz books. We’ll have a veritable “patchwork quilt” of presenters discussing the book, the characters, and much else—culminating in the return of Joe Cascone and David Haines (from the Toronto Civic Light Opera Co.), who will perform the surviving material from the abandoned Baum/Gottschalk Patchwork Girl stage musical. And for the first time in nearly a century, the original Louis F. Gottschalk score for Baum’s 1914 Patchwork Girl of Oz film will be played live (by Joe Cascone) to accompany the projected screening of the film!
We will also be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Merry Go Round in Oz and the lives of its co-authors, Eloise Jarvis McGraw and Lauren Lynn McGraw. As most Oz folk know, in addition to her three Oz titles Eloise McGraw was a highly respected children's author and three time Newbery Honor winner.
Atticus Gannaway will offer us a glimpse into the life and work of the preeminent Oz illustrator, Dick Martin - illustrator of the McGraw's Merry Go Round in Oz and The Forbidden Fountain of Oz as well as Ruth Plumly Thompson's final two Oz books among many other important Oz titles in the 1960s and '70s.
The Winkie Research Table is back! Submit your Fiction, Non-fiction, and Works of Art to the 2012 Winkie Research Table. The Fred Otto Award for Oz Fiction gives a $100 First Prize and a $50 Second Prize for Oz Fiction. Submission guidelines for Oz fiction are here.
Please Register Early!Registration is open until May 1, 2013, after which registrations will be handled on a space-available basis. But we would greatly appreciate receiving your registration and payment as soon as possible. As the registration deadline approaches, the Winkie Con tends to run out of rooms on the Asilomar grounds. We always do our best to accommodate late registrants, but early registration will guarantee your Winkie Con accommodations and help us with our cash flow. Click here for downloadable registration forms.
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