Oz in the News 5.23.13

d1c3681a67429f69708f2489769423eb_largeThe Steam Engines of Oz original graphic novel  The Steam Engines of Oz is a family-friendly, EPIC SteamPunk infused story, set 100 years after the events of The Wizard of Oz. A lot has happened in the Land of Oz since Dorothy’s departure, clicking her heels together and saying, “there’s no place like home!” Created by Sean Patrick O’Reilly (CLOCKWORK GIRL, KADE, EZRA, PIXIES) and Erik W Hendrix (DEADLY HARVEST, THE EVIL TREE, THE BOOK, CHAMPIONS OF THE WILD WEIRD WEST), with art from Yannis Roumboulias (DEADLY HARVEST) and colors from Chandran (INTRINSIC), our story follows young Victoria Wright, who works beneath the Emerald City, making sure the vast machines below the city keep running. She finds out, however, that her actions, which seem so small, actually have much larger implications.  Along the way, we find out what happened to some of the beloved characters from The Wizard of Oz and other stories set in the Land of Oz, as well as meeting new characters. So, what happened to the Tin Man, Scarecrow, the Wizard of Oz himself, and others? Well, you need to read the book to find out!

‘Patchwork of Oz’ This Year’s Theme of Oz-Stravaganza  A total of 21 special guests will make appearances throughout Oz weekend including cast members from the film “After the Wizard,” Jordan VanVranken, Jermel Nakia and Orien Richman. Also appearing will be Hugh Gross, writer and director of the film. Judy Garland’s movie stand-in, Caren Marsh-Doll, Munchkin by marriage Myrna Swensen, L. Frank Baum’s great grandson Bob Baum and his wife Clare will all be returning guests. Another of L. Frank Baum’s great grandsons, Roger Baum, and his wife, Charlene, will return to Chittenango for the first time in a few years to speak about the new Oz animated movie to be released next year based on Roger’s book Dorothy of Oz. From the recently released Disney movie Oz the Great and Powerful Quadling child Ann Marie Arcuri and Wizard stand-in Al Jakel will be an exciting addition to the festival. New guests to Oz-Stravaganza! are movie critic Ryan Jay and  the expert on the 1903 Wizard of Oz musical David Maxine.

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One response to “Oz in the News 5.23.13

  1. Thank you for helping bring attention to the Steam Engines of Oz and linking to the currently in progress Kickstarter. Much appreciated!

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