Join us for three full days of Ozzy fun at the 54th Annual OzCon International as we make our triumphant return to southern California at the beautiful Kellogg West Conference Center on the Cal-Poly campus in Pomonanear three major airports: Ontario, John Wayne, and LAX. Seated atop a beautiful hill, this new site, with its rolling wooded hills and farm-scapes feels almost like Oz itself!
Our theme is The Tin Woodman of Oz, celebrating the centennial of this Baum favorite. And since well be in the greater Los Angeles area how can we resist exploring the fascinating history of L. Frank Baum and The Wizard of Oz in Hollywood!
Our special guests so far include James Ortiz, creator of the off-Broadway hit The Woodsman; film critic and historian Aljean Hartmetz, author of the ground-breaking Making of The Wizard of Oz; Robert Payes, son of Royal Historian of Oz Rachel Cosgrove Payes, Comics writer Andy Mangels, who also produced the CD and DVD of Journey Back to Oz; and longtime Oz lovers and fandom legends John and Bjo Trimble! We will also be hosting the International Wizard of Oz Clubs Board of Directors meeting.
OzCon will begin mid-morning on Friday August 10th and run thru Sunday afternoon August 12th. We will again feature multi-track programming during the day and large group events in the evening. And of course we will have our Ozzy cosplay masquerade, or wonderful Dealers Room, the Oz Clubs auction of rare Baum and Oz material, the challenging quizzes, the treasure hunt, and relaxing after-parties!
This year we return to offering a variety of meals. All people staying on-site at the hotel may enjoy the full breakfast buffet (free of charge). Lunches and dinners may be purchased ala carte. Please note that these meals must be purchased in advance of arrival! There are no stand-alone restaurants on the grounds(rather like our old con site Asilomar) though nearby restaurants are within several minutes driving range. OzCon plans to have coffee and cool beverages available during the day.
Guests and programming are subject to change.
Kellogg West Conference Center, Cal Poly Pomona University (View)
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|