The Emerald City of Oz, originally known as the Wonderful Land of Oz, was originally launched in 1994 on my private space
on AOL. It was later moved Geocities (before you had to put ads all over your page), and then to several other ISPs for
short periods of time. In 1996 I also launched the Oz Webring to connect Oz sites around the Web. The webring also underwent
several transformations as Webring.org was bought, destroyed by Yahoo, and finally resurrected again. In 1999, after five years
of moving the site around, I finally got my own domain and moved the site to http://www.emeraldcityofoz.com/. I was now able
to easily change hosts without having to worry about changing addresses.
I had originally started the site when I was about ten years old (I'm not sure if anyone knew this at the time). Ten years
is a long time for anyone, and by around 2001 I was not as interested in Oz as I once was. I continued to maintain the site
mostly because the ad revenue and book sales paid for web hosting. Eventually, these revenue sources died out, and I had to
pay hosting costs. Due to this, and due to the pressures of high school and (now) college, I did not have enough time to work
on the site. Thus, I closed it down in September 2003 with the intention to relaunch as soon as possible. I am now starting
As I stated in the previous section, this is a relaunch of the Emerald City of Oz after having been shut down for about 10 months.
I doubt I will have much time to work on this site, but I will try. In any case, as of right now, only the library section is
online, and I will slowly try to get the rest of the material added. After, I may try to add more material, depending on the popularity
of the site and how much time I have to devote to such things.
On the original site, I had my e-mail address in many places. This was a big mistake. I'm now receiving quite a bit of spam to
my original address. Thus, I am not looking at any e-mail sent to an address at emeraldcityofoz.com. Please use the contact
link on every page to send me an e-mail. I am sorry if this is inconvenient, however, I receive too much spam as it is, and
I cannot deal with more.