Monday, November 16, 2009
Oz-Stravaganza! 2010 Theme
The theme for 2010 is "The Emerald City of Oz", by L. Frank Baum. The book was published in 1910, which will make it one hundred years old this year. "The Emerald City of Oz" was the sixth book in the thirteen book series by Baum. In this book, the Emerald City is said to have 9654 buildings and 57,318 citizens, at the time of the telling of Baum's tale.
This holiday season, the Oz-Stravaganza! Committee is asking businesses that will be hanging holiday lights to hang strings of green lights to help approximate a feeling of Emerald City in the village of Chittenango, where L. Frank Baum was born. Hopefully, in June, when the Oz-Stravaganza! 2010 event happens, businesses will re-light their green lights to help promote the Emerald City theme for the actual event.
This year's theme-logo was designed with the assistance of the entire Oz-Stravaganza! Committee with special thanks going to Mark Sample and Bridget Walling. Bridget, a professional graphic artist at Edge-On Graphics, created the theme-logo in Adobe Illustrator software. She will also be the lead designer for the new Oz-Stravaganza.com website.
Edge-On Graphics is the Cyberspace Development Division of CyberCede Corporation.