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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.