Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Still Dreaming Of Jeannie, Witches and Magic!
Saturday, April the 16th to Sunday, April the 17th, 2011
Did you know that the theme songs from “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Bewitched” have lyrics? Did you know that Jeannie, the resident genie from the hit ‘60’s sitcom “I Dream Of Jeannie”, made magic by blinking her eyes? And did you know that Samantha Stephens, the lead character in the 60’s magical hit sitcom “Bewitched” was a squeaky-clean suburban house-witch who tried hard to abstain from twitching her nose and playing her witchy craft in order to please her uptight advertising executive husband, Darrin?
Now there’s a weekend planned for fans of those shows and for everyone who wants to know more about them. The author of the exciting book “The Magic of Bewitched Trivia and More”, Gina Meyers, is organizing a nose twitching, eye blinking, not-to-be-missed event. It’s the “I Dream Of Jeannie and Bewitched Fans Magical Weekend.”
It starts on the 16th at 2:00 p.m. with Barbara Eden’s book signing, at Barnes and Noble at The Grove.
Then the magical action moves to the Cabana at Morel’s Steakhouse and French Bistro, Los Angeles, California (at The Grove). Fans will dine on a four-course meal, and then enjoy the IDOJ pilot episode and the “Bewitched Fanatical” video. Stars from both shows are invited and may mingle with guests at this private event.
On Sunday, April 17 the party starts at 11:00 a.m. on Point Dune State Beach. That’s where Captain Anthony Nelson found the bottle that was the home of the 2000 year-old Genie (Jeannie). Plans are also in the works for a scavenger hunt. Sponsors: this is an excellent opportunity for you to spread your message through prizes placed inside the Genie’s bottle!
At 12:30 participants will lunch at “Moon Shadows”, located in world-famous Malibu, California.
Finally, at 3:00 p.m. the magic moves to Griffith Park Golf Club. This location has ties to both of the famous shows. The “Watch the Birdie” episode from IDOJ was filmed here. The club was also the location of Bewitched episode 114, titled “Birdies, Bogies, and Baxter”.
Bewitched Fanatical:
Gina Meyers is regarded as a top-notch author of unique themed
cookbooks such as the best-selling Love At First Bite, The Unofficial
Twilight Cookbook, The Magic of Bewitched Cookbook, and The Unofficial
Harry Potter Cookbook (Gina writes under the pen name, Gina Ferrari too). She
has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows and in a
multitude magazines as an authority on cooking, television, popular
culture, television trivia, and marketing trends.
Gina has been a consultant for Nickelodeon Network; Nick at Nite,and Columbia Pictures Television. Gina has worked for the Xerox Corporation as well as online giant, Google. Gina is also the owner of Serendipity Media Group, a full-service marketing, promotions, and publishing firm. When she’s not busy writing her next
book, she is generally out on the road promoting herself or a client’s
book. Gina enjoys spending time with her “hot” Swedish, artist/husband,
David (of nearly fifteen years), and their two Swedish-
Italian* meatball offspring, Lauren Rose and Lucas David.
* It's a reference to a Swedish Meatball which is a well-known, Swedish, Midwest, entree like at Smorgasbords