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The International Wizard of Oz Club107
PO Box 150230
Grand Rapids, MI 49515-0230
USA

Click here to join or renew your membership in the International Wizard of Oz Club.

QUESTIONS ABOUT…

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General Oz-related matters: Ask us

EDITORS

The Baum Bugle: Sarah Crotzer

Oziana: Admin@OzClub.org

Special Publications: Joel Harris

Shop.OzClub.org: Joe Bongiorno

Ozmapolitan Express: Blair Frodelius

OZ CLUB ONLINE

Webmaster and IWOC Facebook: Blair Frodelius

CLUB OFFICERS

President: Jane Albright (2020)

Vice-President: Ryan Bunch (2020)

Secretary: Virginia Wickwar (2020)

Membership Secretaries: Susan Johnson and (2020) Bill Beem (2020)

Treasurer: Michael Gessel (2020)

Chair of Budget and Finance Committee: Peter Hanff (2020)

OTHER OFFICERS OF THE CLUB

Membership and Publicity: Karen Owens

Auction Coordinator: Bill Thompson

Counsel and Parliamentarian: Gary Shaw

DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE, ELECTED

Angelica Carpenter (2021)

Scott Cummings (2022)

John Fricke (2020)

Blair Frodelius (2022)

Ryan Jay (2021)

Dave Kelleher (2020)

Cynthia Ragni (2021)

Anil Tambwekar (2020)

Bill Thompson (2022)

Terms of office end at the conclusion of the annual board meeting of the year indicated.

2020 CONVENTION CO-CHAIRS

Cindy Ragni

Bill Thompson

28 thoughts on “Contact Us

  1. I have several sets of the 50th Anniversary glasses from Krystal. I am looking to sell them if you could please let me know how to on your website. Thank you

  2. Our website doesn’t currently offer a buying/selling area for members. Ebay, Craigslist, Etsy and similar online selling sites will likely prove most helpful to you.

  3. Hello, I have a rare picture with jerry maren’s autograph I would like to have valued. If anyone can help please get in touch. Thank you.

  4. We don’t have a forum that provides any kind of appraisal activity at this time, Hayden. Are you on Facebook? There are Wizard of Oz communities there who you could ask. And I would encourage you to look at ebay listings for Jerry’s autograph. As our last surviving Munchkin, many fans have had the opportunity to meet him and get his signature in person. I suspect you’ll need a market as large as Ebay or Etsy to find interested buyers. Jane Albright

  5. I have a very unique tin woodsman print that I have yet to see anywhere, I’m trying to figure out it’s worth. Could anyone point me in the right direction?

  6. I am selling my wizard of oz collection. I’m hesitant about craigslist. If you have any information to lead me in the right direction I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading.

  7. If you are on Facebook, I would recommend joining the group Wizard of Oz Collectors United.

  8. Hi – I’m writing a book about the making of the Sean Connery science fiction film “Zardoz”. At one point in the movie, Connery’s character is seen finding a copy of Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz” in a library.

    The book he actually picks up APPEARS to be a copy of the 1900 first edition with the cover torn off – the frontispiece of the Denslow Tin Man and Scarecrow is visible. There is a still from the film at this website, a bit less than halfway down the page (obviously I can’t include a photo here): https://wondersinthedark.wordpress.com/2016/07/21/85-zardoz-1974/

    I wonder if I could ask you whether that frontispiece is a real one, or whether it appears to be something they faked up for the film? The arrangement of the words is quite different to the 1900 book. Connery puts his thumbs over “the letters WI” and “OF” to create “ZARD OZ”, but that wouldn’t be possible with a first edition frontispiece. Would you know if that frontispiece was ever printed with the lettering arranged as it is in the movie?

    Thank you very much,

    Roger Mitchell.

  9. Roger,

    This is not the original frontispiece, and in fact looks to be a one of a kind prop made for the film.

    Thanks for writing!

    Blair

  10. Hi. I watched Oz Club on You tube last night and Julius Johnson was on. He talked about collecting comic books related to Wiz of Oz. I would like to get in touch with him. Do you have his contact info? Thank you

  11. Hi Phyllis! We can’t provide private info about members on request, but I’m happy to send Julius your email address with your permission. Thank you for writing. Jane

  12. Hello…I am an artist/sculptor and met one of the last two living munchkins at a promotional show in Charlotte, NC….years ago. I think the munchkin was named Mickey…not sure since I am 89 years old myself. This munchkin has since passed away.

    This Munchkin requested I sculpt him and I did. I sculpt a one of a kind piece of him in a Rainbow scene …I even taped him singing “yellow brick road”…which I still have. He gave me his signature and his local address on a card.

    He was a delight to meet and visit with…Any interest? please contact me. Thanks.

  13. Dear Oz,
    I would like to know if my mentor, Martin Gardner, had any official title or standing in the your The International Wizard of Oz Club.
    Please reply soon,
    Sincerely
    Charlie Turek, puzzler

  14. When I was in Junior High (many moons ago), my English teacher was affiliated with this club. He sponsored events the same way that The Boy Scouts or a Girl Scouts would. We had parties where we would show movies, play games, etc.. Do you still do that…is it still “a thing”? If so, I would be interested in starting one for the schoolI work at now.

    Christine Sundberg
    csundberg@siren.k12.wi.us

  15. Dear ozclub.org Hasbro needs our help for a live action animation hybrid crossover music video of the tin woods man (live action)and a rarity (from mlp g4 albeit humanized with hand drawn and flash animation by somebody at dhx or boulder media and artist:citi) we need your help finding a designer and everyone else in that matter including green screen and 2 vocalists for their respective roles

  16. Happy Easter! As my husband and I were watching the Wizard of Oz today. Got us thinking, about a 1930- 1940 autograph collection we inherited. We would like to have a suggestion where to go regarding the information on an autograph from Toto the dog with Jack Weatherwax. Any guidance would be of great help. Thank you.

  17. I realize your club site doesn’t have a buy/sell Oz memorabilia area, but would you personally be interested in my 1920’s printing of The Lost Princess of Oz? It has color plates and solid binding, no loose pages, no scribbling inside. Does have some staining, scuffs, and lacks the dust jacket. Asking $35.

  18. No thank you. I would suggest posting on the Wizard of Oz Trading Post on Facebook or listing it on eBay.

  19. Ebay takes too long, and I’m not on FB. . At $35, the price is a steal for this early printing.

    Thanks, AP

  20. Jane,
    I am a resident of GR and Castle Park and Oz fan. I recall when your organization would hold meetings at Castle Park. Do you even plan to return? The Castle is no longer a hotel, but there are many near by. Thanks, Frank Blossom

  21. We returned to Castle Park for a convention in 2011 and had a wonderful time. We stayed at a Doubletree, but we were allowed to have a small number of us tour the Castle grounds. We also visited the Yacht Club where Baum was a member, had lunch on the grounds of Point West that includes the site of the Sign of the Goose, and took a cruise out on the Lake. It was a marvelous time. Now that the Oz Project is installed, I suspect we’ll want to return to see the park.

    With the proliferation of “free” public Oz festivals that are subsidized by their communities throughout the midwest and east, it became difficult to consistently attract a large enough crowd for our conventions to pay for themselves. We opted to chose sites around the country of interest to Oz fans and make each year a new destination. Our next convention will be in East Aurora, NY, where Oz illustrator WW Denslow was a member of the Roycroft Arts & Crafts community.

    Jane

  22. Hello: I renewed my IWOC membership and also purchased a copy of The Wicked Witch of Oz on april 4th, 2021. My invoice number for the book was WC-5870. I received my spring 2021 issue today, but i never received the book. Can you research and notify me? Thank you.

  23. In Baum’s books, he wrote about the back stories of Ozma, the Tin Woodman, the Scare Crow, and the Cowardly Lion – but not Dorothy. He started with Dorothy as an orphan. I wrote a book that answers the question, “What happened to Dorothy’s parents?”

    Want a complimentary copy?

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