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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The Disney-Oz Connection! As Presented by Eric Shanower at OzCon 2015
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Topic: Other Cons
                                        


 
 
 
The Disney-Oz Connection
As Presented by Eric Shanower At The 2015 Winkie Con / OzCon
 
 
  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4043 -   Yesterday I blogged about my thoughts on the  2015 Winkie Con, (newly renamed to OzCon), which ran this past weekend, July 31st thru August 2nd.  (In blog #4042.)

In the addendum to that blog post, I mentioned I would additionally be blogging about certain panels / programs that I found to be interesting to me, and possibly to readers of this Blog.

The first program I want to blog about is the one on Sunday, presented by Eric Shaower, titled 'The Disney-Oz Connection'.

I saw the Disney film 'Return To Oz' this past weekend at Winkie Con.  Twice.  Once on Friday and then again on Sunday morning with three persons that had been in the film or produced it.  Emma Ridley who played Ozma, Justin Case who played the Scarecrow, and Paul Maslansky who was the producer of the film.

Other than that, I was not aware of any Disney-Oz connections.

Well... Eric's program showed what there was of that connection!  The connection goes way back!

The program ran for about an hour.  I videotaped the first half hour of the talk w/slide show presentation. That video can been seen at this link on my YouTube channel.  My camera ran out of battery power at that point and I decided to not video tape the rest of the presentation.  Photos of the rest of the presentation can be seen in my Sunday photo album from Winkie Con, at this link

Eric did a great job in researching this topic and his verbal talk along with the slide show was very interesting, even to someone like myself who is somewhat of a 'newbie' to Oz history.  I did not know of all the history between Disney & the World of Oz, so this was a great presentation for me on Sunday.

My thanks to Eric Shanower for his presentation!

BTW, here are other links from this year's con:

My photos from Friday

My photos from Saturday

My photos from Sunday

Winkie Con / Oz Con Facebook Fan Page

The Winkie Con / Oz Con web site

Oz Con schedule all three days

Here are links to the photo pages from last year's Winkie Con (2014) that I shot:

Days 1 & 2

Days 2 & 3

And again, here is the link to the half hour video on Eric's presentation on my YouTube channel.  

 

~ Michael

 

 



 

NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
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In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Monday, August 3, 2015
My Take On... The 51st Annual Winkie Con (Oz Con)
Mood:  rushed
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On...
 
The 51st Winkie Con / Oz Con!
 
 
  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4042 -   I am back from the 2015 Winkie Con (newly renamed to OzCon), which ran this past weekend, July 31st thru August 2nd!

As mentioned in blog #4041, I attended the 50th Winkie Con last year, and blogged about it at this link, (blog #4012). I also blogged about Batton Lash interviewing the Wicked Witch, (blog #4013), which features a pretty darn funny video!

So this year was the second year I've attended this convention.  As per last year, registration at the con was smooth. Thanks to Jack Plummer and others who ran this department! 

I've attended other cons at this location, as it is quite popular with the smaller conventions. (Town & Country Resort.) Also it is all centrally located at the East side of the resort, which is by the rooms that Resort rents out to con attendees.

The nice thing about this con is that there is a Meet n Greet at 9:30 am the first day, and then a 'welcome' program in the main hall before attendees go to the individual track programs.  That is very good.  There was a mention at the Con Wrap Up program that they are thinking about having a 'First-Timer' program to assist those attending the first time at this con.  That would be helpful!

There were enough program tracks to keep me busy Friday and Saturday.  However, there was, (in my opinion), too much time allowed inbetween attending different programs. Ten minutes would be enough since the con rooms are quite close together.  Having 40 minutes between programs was a bit too much.

There were a few programs on the 40th Anniversary of The Wiz, and the 30th Anniversary of 'Return To Oz'.  I've not seen either before this con, and took in Return to Oz on Friday, and then followed it up by viewing it again with several stars of the film on Sunday in the 'Live' program. 

Once again I was fascinated by the programs / panels that I attended.  I read most of the L Frank Baum books when I was in high school, but none by the other Oz authors.  I've only seen the 1939 MGM Wizard of Oz film, so I'm not totally a 'newbie' to Oz, but also not a fanatic.   This year's convention, as well as last year's, kept my attention for the most part with entertaining programs / panels / dealers room / Oz book room / Oz research room.  

There was a few mentions of 'communal meals' again at the Con Wrap Up.  The old timers to this con missed the fellowship of eating meals together.   You see, the attendees of the earlier cons were at locations that had this feature.   The only two meals together were the cookout on Friday night, and the Banquet on Saturday.  For me, that was enough.  Still, this was only my second year attending this con which has been running for 51 straight years.  I can see the old timers point, but I would rather have more panels / programs instead.

Other than a few programs starting later than listed, the con ran pretty smoothly.  I had a good time although like I said, I'm not an Oz Fanatic.  I'm sure that you would enjoy attending this con if you only had a passing interest in Oz. 

Next year's con will be in Portland, Oregon.   The first time in 52 years that the con has moved outside of California!

Here are links from this year's con:

My photos from Friday

My photos from Saturday

My photos from Sunday

Winkie Con / Oz Con Facebook Fan Page

The Winkie Con / Oz Con web site

Oz Con schedule all three days

Here are links to the photo pages from last year's Winkie Con (2014) that I shot:

Days 1 & 2

Days 2 & 3

So... That's My Take on this year's Winkie Con / Oz Con!   For those of you in the Pacific Northwest, I'd suggest taking a look at next year's con schedule / event page.   With the con being in Portland, Oregon next year you can take advantage of it being closer to you.  Oh, and this year's con had attendees from as far away as Australia and the East Coast of the USA, so all Oz fans are welcome to attend! 

 

~ Michael

Addendum:  I'll be blogging and uploading videos from certain panels / programs from this Winkie Con in the days / weeks to follow.  Just read this blog and see my Facebook Fan Page as items are posted.

 

 

 



 

NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Monday, August 3, 2015 10:22 AM PDT
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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Next Weekend... The 51st Winkie Con / Oz Con - Which is in San Diego!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Other Cons
                                        


 
 
 
Next Weekend Is The 51st Winkie Con / Oz Con!
 
 
  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4041 -   I've been so busy celebrating my Birthday that I almost forgot to blog about the upcoming Winkie Con / Oz Con that is taking place in San Diego next weekend, July 31st thru August 2nd!

I attended the 50th Winkie Con last year, and blogged about it at this link, (blog #4012). I also blogged about Batton Lash interviewing the Wicked Witch, (blog #4013), which features a pretty darn funny video!

So yes, I'm familiar with Winkie Con, which is changing its name to Oz Con this year.

I'm attempting to attend most of the three days the convention is running, and suggest you take in at least one day if you are in Southern California.  One day tickets will be sold at the door, or multiple day tickets.  The online purchasing availability is already closed.

Here are a few links to help you decide to come down to Oz Con:

Winkie Con / Oz Con Facebook Fan Page

The Winkie Con / Oz Con web site

Registration Page for this year's con - Tickets will be sold at the door

Oz Con schedule all three days

Here are links to the photo pages from last year's Winkie Con that I shot:

Days 1 & 2

Days 2 & 3

So... I'm letting you know that you don't have to be a Wizard of Oz fanatic to enjoy going to this convention.  Last year was the first Winkie Con I ever attended!   As a kid I had watched the Wizard of Oz film with Judy Garland several times on TV, and had actually read many of the Oz books by L. Frank Baum.  But a fanatic about Oz? No, and I still had loads of fun at the 2014 Winkie Con.  I'm sure you would enjoy at least a day at this con at the centrally located Town & Country Resort in the Mission Valley area of San Diego!

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see YOU there! 

 

~ Michael

 

 

 



 

NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:16 AM PDT
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Monday, February 2, 2015
This Past Weekend... Toys For Tech Charity Event
Mood:  a-ok
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On The First Toys For Tech Charity Event In Lemon Grove, California...
 

  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4021 -    This past weekend was of course Super Bowl Weekend!

But on Saturday, after posing as money taker for our Park's Saturday Breakfast, I drove to Lemon Grove to check out the First Toys For Tech Charity Event.

I found this event on Facebook.  It was being hosted by MJK Toys.  There was just minimal info on it on the Facebook event page, Toys For Tech.

I arrived there about 11 AM.  As seen by the photos in the album at my Facebook Page, the event was on the small side in size.  However, there was a Food Truck there also as advertised.

I got out and took a look at the covered tables.  There was enough toys for sale that the average toy fan would enjoy coming to this show.   The cost to get in was 'Free'.  Not Bad!

I found a toy that made it worth driving to the show.  See the last photo in the photo album!

The photo shown above is of the promoter of the show, Mike Kyser of Mike's toys, (MJK Toys).  I had a good conversation with him on what he wants to do with this brand new show.  Most of the other dealers at this show were members of the United Toy Collectors of San Diego.  They have a 'closed' group on Facebook.  Mike has had an eBay store, and has sold at other shows in the past.

I found this show to be a good one for a brand new show.  The Church received a couple of hundred dollars from the charity event.  The parking lot was on Church grounds.

Keep an eye out for upcoming shows.  I'll be posting on any upcoming shows at my Facebook Fan Page, Michael D Hamersky On Comics

~Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Sunday, January 18, 2015
I'm Henry the VIII I am... Henry the VIII I am, I am!
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On...
 
The Herman's Hermits Concert At Sycuan Casino Featuring Peter Noone!
 

  
  



TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4018 -    I left Sycuan Casino's Live & Up Close concert hall last night, singing that song, as well as many others that were in attendance there!   As that was the closing song in a 65 minute concert presented by Peter Noone, lead singer of the British Invasion Rock Group, Herman's Hermits!

Yeah, I'm old enough to remember them in their heyday, from 1962 - 1970, (see their Wikipedia entry for the group's history.)

There are actually two groups touring right now, presenting themselves as Herman's Hermits.  As Peter Noone was the lead singer of the group, I decided to check them out when they came to El Cajon, California.

Peter sang other period pieces, interspersed between his group's hits.  Matter of fact, he imitated Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones with a song from that group, as well as Davy Jones of the Monkees singing 'Daydream Believer'.

Peter really put on a performance, but also hi-lighted his band members. 

This was really a very good concert, although it was only 65 minutes in length.  If this group visits your town, and you like 1960s oldies songs, I would recommend seeing them!

And if you are wondering what this concert review is doing in a comic book blog... Would you believe that Herman's Hermits were featured inside several comic books, as well as on the covers?

Here are the links to just a few:

Go-Go #1 from Charlton Comics in 1966

Career Girl Romances #32 from Charlton Comics in 1966

Tippy Teen #3 from Tower Comics in 1966

Josie #28 from Archie Comics .in 1967

Tippy Teen #20 from Tower Comics in 1968

I'm sure there are more comics that Herman's Hermits are featured in... But that is enough for now.

Oh, and I have photos from the concert at my Facebook Fan Page:

Herman's Hermits Concert

My thanks to Sycuan for sponsoring this concert & to Peter Noone & the band for a great concert!

~Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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