To help raise funds for the Club convention and keep the registration fee at $230, we are offering our supporters collectible incentives at a variety of donation levels. Donations to the International Wizard of Oz Club are tax deductible, but most of these items do have retail value and production costs. You'll see the amount you can claim as a deduction at the end of each item's description. Domestic shipping is included; overseas shipments will incur additional shipping costs.
For the Denslow at the Fair booklet, and the "It's beautiful, isn't it? Just like I knew it would be!" print, please order directly using the Oz Club shopping cart on our registration page (links in descriptions below).
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Oz, the National Convention! Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
This 16-page booklet reproduces more than 50 illustrations of the World's Columbian Exposition by W.W. Denslow for the Chicago Herald in 1893. This long-lost artwork will be the focus of a presentation at the convention by co-chairman Scott Cummings. This booklet will be printed only for donors and will not otherwise be available for sale. Donors can pick up your copy at the convention or have it shipped to you within 2 weeks after the convention.
$24 tax deductible.
"It's beautiful, isn't it? Just like I knew it would be" print ($35 Donation, 50 available)
The splendor of the White City at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair has long been cited as the inspiration of Baum's Emerald City. Joe Shipbaugh celebrates the story in this limited edition 11x17-inch print suitable for framing. Hand signed, numbered and limited to 50 copies, the print ships rolled and is ready to ship now.
$25 tax deductible.
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Experience preferred seating at the convention ($100 donation, 5 available 2 remaining)
For a $100 donation you and your plus-one will have preferred and reserved seating at both the Friday and Saturday evening programs. Five available.
$100 tax deductible.
"Beautiful Wickedness" canvas print ($250 Donation, 5 available 2 remaining)
Artist Kurt Raymond captures the spirit of the Wicked Witch of the West from MGM’s Wizard of Oz in this limited-edition 16x20-inch canvas print. Each will have hand-embellished details and be signed by the artist. Only five are available. This unframed canvas will be shipped rolled; Kurt will enhance each piece only after it's been claimed.
Expect shipment two weeks after payment is received.
$150 tax deductible.
"Assembling the Scarecrow" 1903 Wizard of Oz shadow box ($600 Donation, 1 available)
This one-of-kind shadow box based on the 1903 Wizard of Oz Broadway musical extravaganza was created for us by Bill Campbell. Set and character artwork has been hand colored and layered to present a three-dimensional interpretation of an original scene. Ready to ship. 9 3/8 x 11 1/8 x 2 3/8 inches.
$375 tax deductible.
Wondering how your donation will be spent? Our program includes:
- A fantastic Oz collectors' auction to benefit the IWOC;
- A professional theater company recreating the 1950 Lux Radio Theater of The Wizard of Oz, introduced by John Fricke;
- Special guest Emma Ridley, Princess Ozma from Disney’s Return to Oz Thursday and Friday evenings;
- A "Kansas farm" themed lunch with Nome King activities, crafts and tornadoes - and a Professor Marvel if we can fund it;
- The premiere of Anthony Whitaker's new play Scraps;
- An afternoon of animated Oz films with demonstrations and speakers including Rankin Bass historian Rick Goldschmidt;
- A Friday fashion show of famous Dorothy costumes replicas;
- A dozen presenters with topics ranging from "Jewels in Oz" and recorded interviews with the cast of NBC's "Emerald City," to Chicago's many Oz connections (see the People section of our website for details);
- Tickets to the Midwest Oz Fest in nearby Tinley Park;
- An evening of live musical performances under the stars of a rooftop stage (see our Get Involved section to sing or play on the program);
- Sunday's private wrap party in Hyde Park with outgoing IWOC President Carrie Hedges.
- A Thursday night Taste of Chicago VIP party at the home of Oz collector Walter Krueger;
- An expert's research into the Selig Polyscope Company inlcuding a screening of the 1910 silent film of The Wizard of Oz with live musical accompaniment.