The Wizard News
June 13, 2007
Happy Father's Day!!
We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the Simon's in our lives. Birth fathers, adopted fathers, foster fathers, surrogate fathers, grandfathers, uncles, neighbors, friends, heroes. Men, related or not, who have had a positive influence on your life no matter how great or small. This is a great day to take a moment & celebrate them all.
The Petition List Update
. . . and then there were 22!!! Only 1,978 to go to reach the minimum.
Thank you, Amanda, for signing the Petition List. It's great to have you on board!!!
Amanda also honored us by leaving a lovely message in the Guestbook/Memory Page. Her memory is spot-on. The one & only episode she saw & remembers is Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves. She may not have remembered the episode title (who among us remembers the titles above the content), but she did a great job of remembering one of the most pivotal moments in the show. I added a note to the Memory Page to let future readers know which episode it was, how envious I am of her wonderful memory, & a bit of the synopsis.
Please don't forget that EVERYONE is invited & encouraged to add their name to the Petition List. Just email The MGT. to have your name added.
My sincerest thanks, as always, to everyone who has already signed the petition & left a message in the Guestbook/Memory Page.
Visitor Counter & Log
As of the uploading of this newsletter, the Home Page Visitor Counter has reach 162 new & returning visitors. That's over 150 fans searching for information on the show over the past 2 months.
The Visitor Location Log also has been buzzing with activity over the past couple of days. Israel & Venezuela are our newest global visitors. There were also new visitors from Ohio, Utah, New York, California, Washington State, Washington DC, Georgia, Nebraska, Maryland, North Carolina & Virginia, USA. In fact, there have been so many visitors over the past few days that I've had to start a new page for the log.
If you haven't checked out the list, I hope you take the chance soon. It's really amazing & exciting to see just how many people are in search of information for a show they still hold dear.
Search Engine Keywords & Phrases
I have been so amazed at the different search engine queries bringing fans to the site that I thought I'd share them with you. You might just be amazed at some of them. You might even recognized the one you used. Most were used more than once by different visitors.
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I must keep you thinking about the 21st Anniversary Party in September. Send me an email if you are interested in attending or have any questions. We are currently trying to think of something to do for all those who wish to attend, but won't be able to make it. Something to connect us all on the day in question. Please also let me know if you have any ideas on this front, as well.
We are also working on starting a fund with The Starlight Foundation in honor of the show. We would like to have a raffle for some great Wizardly prizes (i.e. a gift certificate to Converse.com to get your own pair of All Stars) with all of the proceeds going directly to The Starlight Foundation. Those of us putting the party together will not have our names in the drawing, but we will be adding to the donation & personally purchasing most of the prizes.
The Michael Berk Collection
There will never be any way to thank Mr. Berk enough for his generosity in sharing ALL of his memorabilia from the show. Yes, there are times when being a sentimental pack rat is a good thing & this is something I am very proud to have in common with him.
At the moment Mr. Berk & I are working on getting his memorabilia from him to me & then I will be charged with the task of getting it on the fansite for everyone to share & enjoy. My goal is to find some way to include everything, whether via scans or transcription. I have always wanted this site to include as much information as possible & Mr. Berk is going to be the main contributor in making our dreams come true.
I also always wanted to be a part of this show & this will be as close as I'm ever likely to get & closer than I ever imagined possible. Simply ineffable & surreal.
Announcements on what has been added & where it's located on the site will be listed in these newsletters. It will definitely be worth checking the newsletters once the memorabilia starts appearing. Everything, whether a scan or transcription, will be tagged as 'The Michael Berk Collection'. I will make a tag like that for every piece contributed by any member of the cast & crew.
ROCK ON WIZ KIDZ!!!
Jessica Markoff Chaney - The MGT.