This weekend, please take your photo, showing something of your personal Oz interests, and send it to IWOCEvent@aol.com. The Oz Club’s Banner Elk event this summer [5-7 August] will be celebrating Oz fans—not just IWOC members or those fans whose names we all know, but all Oz fans—so we need to put together a look at...all of us! That includes you.Send photos before the end of June to be sure they’re included in the show at Banner Elk.
Think about “Oz fans” for a minute...we have favorite collectibles, create our own artwork, wear sparkling red sneakers, and train our little dogs, too. We unpack cookie jars we got on eBay, produce our own Oz films, blog our Ozzy wisdom, travel great lengths to see our Munchkin friends, and appear in costume as favorite characters. Love of Oz leads us to organize events, write stories, loan materials to displays, plant poppies, sing, dance, solder and sew. With one thing in common—Oz—we are no two fans alike. Yet collectively we are the fans of Oz.
L. Frank Baum’s birthday, and Jane Albright of the International Wizard of Oz Club is inviting Oz fans of all stripes to celebrate by creating a photographic “Day in the Life of Oz.”