Saturday, March 31, 2007

Ozzy errands

I'm about to go out the door to run a few errands, and it just dawned on me that they're ALL Oz related! That doesn't happen very often. First, I'm going to the Post Office to drop off my registration for this year's Winkie Convention. More by accident than design, this year it's turned into a big party celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the International Wizard of Oz Club, and I was sure hoping not to miss it, as I've been going to these things since 1980. Laura wanted to come to, so we looked at our options and did a little number crunching and figured out how to do it. After the Post Office, I'm heading to McDonald's to get a Happy Meal for lunch, and oh, yeah, I may as well get a Wizard of Oz toy while I'm there — not that I need any more, as Laura has been very persistent (see her reports here, here, here, and here) — and I'm now one character short of two complete sets.

Tomorrow will also be a bit Ozzy, as I'll be going down to the Emerald City Comic Con with Laura (she's there today with her sister). I'm going to try to get some more Oz (and/or Green Lantern) sketches for my sketchbook, and I'll also pop in on the Illusive Arts folks (who publish Dorothy) and my old friends Eric and David at Hungry Tiger Press, where I hope to buy their new edition of Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz. Maybe Eric would also be kind enough to autograph my edition of Adventures in Oz. Laura caught up with them even before the con started this morning, which is good.

More good Oz news to come this weekend, I suspect.

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