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 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.
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.
Consider this weekend is “A Day in the Life of Oz.” Grab your air brushed Oz jacket, stand in front of your Oz collection, or sit down on that Yellow Brick path in your garden and get photographed. And if you’re around other fans, get a picture of them, too. It’s L. Frank Baum’s birthday; let’s make him proud.
Send photos to IWOCEvent@aol.com before the end of June to be sure you corner of Oz is part of the big picture.
You’re welcome to post online or forward this request to other Oz fans.