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Viewing posts from May, 2014
Beginning in 1904 L. Frank Baum, the creator of Oz, and his wife Maud came to Coronado, California, for half of each year to escape the harsh winters of the Midwest. The sun and beauty of Coronado inspired Baum to create tales whose impact on the world has lasted till today. He is credited with giving Coronado its popular nicknames, the Enchanted Island and the Emerald City. Legend has it that he even designed the chandeliers in the Crown Room of the Hotel Del Coronado! Baum spun his magic and his tales while enjoying Coronado's sunshine and wide beaches.Read more›
Read about the latest Tom Clancy's Op-Center: out of Ashes by local author George Galdorisi. Galdorisi teams ups with author Dick Couch to resurrect the Op-Center franchise. The book was released May 20, 2014 and is avaiable at Bay Books in Coronado!Read more›
L. Frank Baum, born on May 15, 1986 wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1899 and it was first published in 1900 and quickly was a runaway hit. Baum and his wife Maud, first traveled to California in in 1903 where they discovered Coronado. In an interview with a journalist Baum said "those who do not find Coronado a paridise would render heaven unpleasant." He called Coronado "The Queen of Fairyland" in the following poem written in 1905. This August, Coronado will Celebrate OZ! and pay homage to the man who created America's first modern fairy tale. Explore the many events of Oz Con International a 10 day Festival starting in Coronado on August 1-7 and then crossing the bridge to San Diego for Winkie Con 50 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. For more information and a complete listing of the events both in Coronado and San Diego visit www.ozconinternational.com.Read more›