Win Tickets ($70): OzCon 2017 @ Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel | For Fans of all Aspects of Oz, Panels, Shows, Discussions, Dealers, Arts & Crafts

We are giving away a pair of tickets to on June 30-July 2. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 26.



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From our sponsors:
OzCon 2017
June 30-July 2, 2017
$35-$70 | All Ages
More info: ozconinternational.com

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220

In 2017 OzCon International returns to the Airport Sheraton in Portland, Oregon. From June 30 to July 2, we will celebrate L. Frank Baum’s eleventh Oz book, The Lost Princess of Oz, which turns one hundred this year. The “Lost Princess” of the title is, of course, Ozma, ruler of the Land of Oz. There will also be guests, along with panels and presentations on many other Ozzy topics.

Special Guests at OzCon 2017 include:

  • Director/Animator Doug Aberle, will share with us his experiences animating the Nome King in the 1985 Disney motion picture Return to Oz
  • John Fricke, Oz historian and expert on Judy Garland, returns to OzCon with his special brand of wit and panache.
  • Inanna McGraw, co-author of Merry Go Round in Oz and The Forbidden Fountain of Oz, will sign books and meet fans on Saturday.

The highlight of OzCon 2017 will be a live performance re-creating the 1933-34 Wizard of Oz radio program originally sponsored by Jell-O. It’s sure to be sweet!

2017 is the 110th anniversary of the other book named for the Lost Princess, Ozma of Oz, so a glance at that story is in order. Programs include presentations on the Cinar animated Wizard of Oz, upcoming Oz movie and television projects, the Nomes in the Oz books, and the 1933 Eshbaugh animated Wizard of Oz.

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19 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): OzCon 2017 @ Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel | For Fans of all Aspects of Oz, Panels, Shows, Discussions, Dealers, Arts & Crafts

  1. Jenn June 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    This is a thing? This is a thing!

    I grew up reading the Oz books, loved sharing them with my kids, and recently started sharing them with my 7 year old daughter. Ozma, who shares a birthday with my older daughter(!), was always my favorite character.

  2. david June 15, 2017 at 11:09 am #

    this sounds strangely fascinating, and i’ve some oz ornaments collecting dust that may finally find a home.

  3. Brooke June 15, 2017 at 11:43 am #

    OMG my daughter would be freaking so happy! She was Ozma for Halloween! please please!!

    • Oz Con International June 27, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

      Sorry, you didn’t win tickets but I hope you will consider coming to the convention anyway. And there will be a special showing of the MGM movie on Thursday evening.

  4. gates June 20, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    How did I not know this was a thing?! Portland is host to OzCon?! Yes plz!

  5. Travis June 20, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

    My wife loves oz

  6. Robin June 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

    Oh my goodness!

    My mom’s name is Dorothy, we had a Westie named Toto, we were both born in Texas (that’s close enough to Kansas), I have many of the L. Frank Baum’s books and read them to my son as a young child, not to mention of course growing up on the books and the MGM movie myself….. I do believe you might be able to see that I would love to go to OzCon with my mother and soon!!!

    • Oz Con International June 27, 2017 at 2:45 pm #

      Sorry you didn’t win tickets, but I hope you will consider coming to the convention anyway .And there will be a special showing of the MGM movie on Thursday evening at Cinema 21.

  7. Rose June 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    Would love love love to go!

  8. Brenda June 20, 2017 at 6:04 pm #

    Wow. Didn’t know this was held in Portland. I’m an OZ fan from way back and would love to go

  9. Kerri June 20, 2017 at 7:19 pm #

    First trip to Portland will be like taking a magical trip to Oz.

  10. Melissa fowler June 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm #

    My son would love this!

  11. panda June 22, 2017 at 10:18 pm #

    clicking my ruby heels!

  12. Poppy June 23, 2017 at 10:53 am #

    “There’s no place like Portland”
    “There’s no place like Portland”
    “There’s no place like Portland”

    Eyes closed Red ruby’s on.

  13. Danielle June 25, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

    My mother will be visiting and she loves Oz.

  14. molli taylor June 26, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    our family is oz obsessed, i would absolutely love to take my kids to this, we would have the best time.

  15. Lucy Stone July 17, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    The Wizard of oz has been an inspiration in my transition from male to female because I relate to Dorothy on so many aspects, and I think going to Ozcon might help me explore myself further

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