Dorothy Is Hispanic, Toto Is a German Shepherd, and the Wizard of Oz…

…is from New York. Yes, my Wicked Luvs, the wonderful Vincent D’Onofrio is the Wizard of Oz… And Dorothy speaks Spanish… And the Munchkins are huge! And I’m completely in love with the Witch of the East’s red and black dress. I really enjoyed the screening of the series, can you tell? I haven’t watched anything in real time for quite some time, but January shall find me watching this one on TV. I suspect this might be one of my favorite retellings of L. Frank Baum’s story.

NYCC was magnificent this year. We had a bit of a false start—information about schedules and locations was a bit… unclear—but all was well after I devoured an enormous guava (the brilliant panels and the abundance of swag might’ve helped too *cackles-infused giggles*).

I only attended two panels this year: the screening of Emerald City (as you might have figured out by the abundance of Oz squealing filling the 1st paragraph) and the Scream Queens: Female Horror/Thriller Writers panel. The 1st promised a yummy TV series and the 2nd added at least 13 more books to my to-be-read pile.

On the health front, I was nervous about attending Comic Con this year… I was concern about bathroom availability (Crohn’s Diseases and other tummy inconveniences make access to clean bathrooms a bit of a big deal). But I managed just fine—the lines were long, but the stalls were clean and plentiful.

Also, while at Comic Con (not in the bathroom *cough, cough*), I learned that a friend who has been out of publishing commission for 4 years or so (due to chronic illness) is back at it again. She just signed a contract for 3 books, and I will probably be blabbering about her fantastic tales as soon as she tells me that it’s all right to do so. Her recovery makes me super happy and gives me all kinds of hope for my own situation.

I didn’t take as many pictures as I’ve taken in the past, but you can click here and here to see two of my favorites on Facebook. I must show you the swag though… which I, of course, will share with you… some during Witches in Fiction 2016: Spelling Healing into a Rotting World (have you joined yet?), and I will offer more in giveaways as I finish reading them.
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Oh, and yes, I predict some serious cosplay in the future…
the black and the red (and the expression on East’s face) make cosplaying inevitable.
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23 thoughts on “Dorothy Is Hispanic, Toto Is a German Shepherd, and the Wizard of Oz…

  1. Thanks for prefacing w/ your cough…. yep, my mind went there… then u knew it would!…lol
    Love the updated casting to the Wizard… bet the munchkins are adorable!. Wait who plays the wicked witch??? that’s my fave..

    • A wee cough placed in the proper spot can be quite helpful, methinks. *giggles*

      The Wicked Witch of the West (named simply West in the show) is played by Ana Ularu. And I should say that she has a very healthy set of lungs… and is a rather good kicker, too.

  2. Oh you have made my morning. I am so glad that you were able to “enjoy” the event on all levels. Yay for you.
    Oz, did you say Oz? Oh my. I can guarantee that our Ozing will be on again this spring. I’m so much better physically, emotionally, mentally, that I can hardly wait to play again and this post has just jump started my excitement.
    Thanks darling girl. xoxo Oma Linda

    • My sweet Oma, I thought of you every minute during the screening. I wonder if your ears were ringing, since I mentioned you to a few people there–telling them that I just knew you would love the show.

      I am sooo happy that we’ll be Ozing in the spring!

  3. I can only say that I love anything Guava. You should come here some time to Ybor City to Guavaween. Its a fun thing. Well, last time I went it was. Long time ago. When they had a parade and mariachi bands, etc. etc. Now its ticketed. 🙁

    • Oh my dear goodness, now I must visit Tampa one October. I just looked at some pictures and they look like a blast!

      About the ticketing bit, it seems everything is getting more expensive these days *sigh*. The prize of Comic Con has doubled. And a lot of signing events, which used to be free, are now ticketed too.

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