Sunday, March 6, 2011

Illustrator joins Author's Alley Line up!

Oz-stravaganza! 2011 is shaping up to be the best festival ever! Their has never been an opportunity to meet such a wide array of Oz universe guests, from writers and family of L. Frank Baum, to current illustrators, and even original actors and actresses from the 1939 movie- the Oz universe will certainly come alive this year.

The latest addition to the talented line up in the Author's Alley is Gwendolyn Tennille Adams. Gwen is an illustrator, and she will be joining the co-authors of the new Oz/wonderland crossover book "Of Cabbages, Kings, & Even (Odd) Queens of Wonderland and Oz" which she is illustrating.

This will mark the first time that a new Oz book will debut at the Oz-Stravaganza! festival and that the authors and illustrators will all be in attendance to autograph your copy. Add in the fact that Oz-Stravaganza! is held in Chittenango, N.Y., (the birthplace of L. Frank Baum), and you have an unmissable opportunity.

We hope you will all come and meet Gwen and all of the other guests at this years Oz-Stravaganza! June 3-5 in Chittenango, NY.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ron Baxley Jr. Comes to Oz-Stravaganza! 2011

Ron Baxley Jr. will be making his first appearance in Chittenango this year at the Oz-Stravaganza! Author's Alley.

Ron will be available to meet fans and sign his books while taking in the atmosphere at the birthplace of L.Frank Baum and the center of the Oz Universe.

The author of the "Talking City of Oz" is currently working on co-writing his second Oz universe book with James C Wallace II. It is said to be an Oz/wonderland crossover book, which could bring a whole new look at the Emerald City and what is down the rabbit hole.

The Oz-riffic duo will debut their new Oz tale, "Of Cabbages, Kings & Even (odd) Queens", (described as a gothic young adult crossover novel), at this year's Oz-Stravaganza! Author's Alley.

James C. Wallace II Returns to Author's Alley!

Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma Returns to Chittenango!

James C. Wallace II Is returning to the Land of Oz- Chittenango, NY.

An Oz author and so much more, James is the self proclaimed Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma, Sovereign Ruler of Oz. He endeavors to fulfill her royal command to tell the tale of her newest Royal Magician to the children of the Great Outside.

His books include "Magician of Oz", Family of Oz", and "Shadow Demon of Oz", as well as a new work currently being finished.

James was a part of the first Author's Alley in 2010. He will be returning to autograph copies of his books, and to unveil the new Oz/Wonderland crossover book co-written with fellow Oz-Stravaganza! Author's Alley guest- Ron Baxley, Jr.

Roger Baum author of "Dorothy of Oz" comes to Chittenango for Oz-Stravaganza! 2011

This year Oz-Stravaganza! and it's Author's Alley is delighted to welcome Roger Baum to the event.

Roger is a bestselling children's book author and the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum, creator of the original Oz book series. He is the author of "Dorothy of Oz", "The Green Star of Oz", and "Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage".

Roger says he is delighted to meet fans old and new at the longest running Oz festival in the nation, held in his Great Grandfather's birthplace, Chittenango, NY.

This will be Roger's first time attending the Author's Alley, and the timing couldn't be more perfect as his book, "Dorothy of Oz" is being made into an animated feature film staring the voice talents of Lea Michele (Glee), Kelsey Grammer (Frazier), Patrick Stewart (Star Trek NG), Dan Ackroyd and Martin Short. The film version of the book is scheduled for realease next year.

Author's Alley Guest List Expands!

Dennis Anfuso meets with some fans at the 2010 Oz-Stravaganza! Author's Alley!

Oz-stravaganza! 2011 is proud to announce that Dennis Anfuso will be returning to Author's Alley at Oz-Stravaganza! 2011 June 3-5 in the birthplace of L. Frank Baum, chittenango, NY.

Dennis will be on hand to meet fans and sign copies of his books and illustrations. Dennis is widely know for his Oz works "A Promise Kept in Oz" and "The astonishing Tale of the Gump of Oz".

Dennis was on hand last year for the 1st annual Author's Alley, and we are looking forward to his return.

Author's Alley is a part of Oz-Stravaganza! that allows the public to meet the people behind the books in the Oz universe.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Silver Shoes" Author's Alley Update!

It brings me great joy to be able to relate to you, our readers, that Paul Miles Schneider will be attending the 2011 Oz-Stravaganza! Author's Alley.

Mr. Schneider is the author of "Silver Shoes", a novel sure to please oz-fans the world over.

Paul Miles Schneider was born in New York City and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. At various times he has been an actor, writer, composer, singer, and arranger. He recently relocated to the Midwest from Los Angeles, where he spent the last ten years producing and designing DVD/Blu-ray menus and interactive content for Hollywood films and television shows.

"Silver Shoes" is his first novel, and it was selected as a 2010 Kansas Notable Book by the Kansas Center for the Book at the State Library of Kansas.