The Wizard News
April 29, 2007
In Memoriam ~ David Rappaport
Wednesday, May 2nd, will mark the 17th anniversary of David Rappaport's passing. Everyone associated with this website sends our love & warmest regards to all of David's family & friends, most especially his son, Joe.
We hope that the continued celebration of David's life & work in this site, The David Rappaport Pages site & the Simon's Workshop fan club, will hearten all of you in the knowledge that he is still lovingly remembered & cherished by the fans, who have never ceased holding him near & dear in our hearts.
One of the most exciting discoveries is finding fans of The Wizard from around the world. Apparently, 20th Century Fox sent Simon, Alex, Tillie, et. al., on a world tour in 1988. For North American fans, this is quite a surprise. Very few were aware that Le Magicien was aired in France. No one but the studio, it seems, was aware that El Hechicero also aired in Columbia, South America.
What isn't at all surprising is finding evidence of The Wizard's universal & eternal appeal. No matter the country, no matter the language, the show left a positive & lasting impression wherever it aired. An absolute testament to the love, imagination & creativity that each & every member of the cast & crew put into those 19 episodes.
We will do our best to find ways to include all of the fans in this website whatever language they speak. Every fan is welcome here.
Visitor Counter & Location Log Update
Seeing the location of each visitor logged into StatCounter has been so much fun that I just couldn't keep it to myself. To that end, & since many fans may not be comfortable filling out the Guestbook/Memory Page, I decided to start a Visitor Location Log. This log will only list the city, state & country of each visitor as it is listed on StatCounter. The goal of this list is to give everyone an idea of just how many fans are really out there. It is also a great way to help us discover where in the world the show aired.
We hope that everyone feels free to visit the site again & again to your heart's content.
There were 19 new & returning visitors to the site this week, as recorded by the counter on the home page. Welcome one & all!!
The Petition List
Although there were no new requests to sign the petition list this week, we are certainly not giving up. Everyone is welcome & encouraged to sign the petition. This includes Wizard fans from around the world. If we can get the show released in the US, we can get it released worldwide.
My sincerest thanks, as always, to everyone who has already signed the petition.
We are all still excited about the 21st Anniversary Party in September. Send me an email if you are interested in attending or have any questions.
ROCK ON WIZ KIDZ!!!
Jessica Markoff Chaney - The MGT.