The primary benefit of Oz Club membership is receiving three issues annually of our journal, The Baum Bugle. The Bugle includes popular and scholarly articles about Oz and its creators, with biographical, historical, and critical studies as well as collectors’ checklists. Commentary on the people and places within the Oz books appears frequently. There are also features on Oz in the movies and on stage, reviews of new editions of books about Oz or its authors, and current Oz news. The magazine is illustrated with rare photographs and drawings, and its covers are full color.
Available at nominal cost are Oziana, our annual compilation of original Oz stories written and illustrated by members, and the Club’s Oz calendar. Club directories are not assembled annually, but are printed frequently. You will receive a copy if you are a member during any year a directory is published.
The Club promotes annual conventions in different areas of the country each year. These gatherings typically feature lectures, talks, papers, films, and performances; displays of rare Oz and Baum materials; Oz quizzes; and auctions of hard-to-find Oz and Baum items. Mailings will keep you advised of the locations, dates, and costs of events.
Support the Club with special memberships
Many members support the International Wizard of Oz Club by selecting special levels of membership. Such special contributions (above the basic $30) are tax-deductible to the limit permitted by the IRS for 501(c)(3) organizations.