Oz in the News 10.21.14

hsyldkub-958x360-798x310This Wizard of Oz-inspired wearable lets you click your heels to order a taxi or text your friends  We’ve all found ourselves trapped in an awkward dinner situation where we want nothing more than to be rescued by a “important call.” A new device called Dorothy might be able to come your rescue. A different take on wearables made by iStrategyLabs, Dorothy works by attaching a ‘Ruby’ (a small Arduino-based Bluetooth device) to your shoe and tapping your heels together three times to trigger an action.

KC Wizard of Oz World Record Attempt  More than 250 people costumed as “The Wizard of Oz” characters gathered at the Legends Outlets on Saturday morning attempting to set a Guinness World Record. The Kansas City Star arranged the event in honor of Halloween and the movie’s 75th anniversary.

Flashmob of Dorothys proves a wizard spectacle at Born in Bradford Festival  MORE than 100 women and girls donned their red shoes for a Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz-inspired flashmob in the centre of Bradford during an action-packed weekend of activities. The impromptu performance was held as part of the weekend-long Born in Bradford Family Festival, which took place at the National Media Museum and City Park. The troupe, led by Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, skipped and danced their way through the Mirror Pool in a five-minute display organised by the Irregular (Arts) group, based in Shipley to mark the 75th anniversary of the classic film starring Judy Garland.

Albino Dragon announces customized playing card deck based on the classic film THE WIZARD OF OZ  Albino Dragon, the Austin, Texas-based tabletop game publisher, is proud to announce their newest project, an officially licensed, customized Bicycle playing card deck based on the much-beloved movie, The Wizard of Oz. The project was launched on Kickstarter and, in less than one week, has already met its goal. Fans are very excited to receive the playing cards, which are illustrated and designed by Noelle Pugh, and officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The decks will feature one-of-a-kind court cards, custom jokers, and custom pip cards. The cards all feature rich artwork based on The Wizard of Oz. Maintaining their commitment to quality and excellence, the deck will be printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC), the same company that produces the Bicycle brand.

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