Topic: Other Cons
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:
Here are links to the photo pages from last year's Winkie Con (2014) that I shot:
And again, here is the link to the half hour video on Eric's presentation on my YouTube channel.
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