August 13th, 2009

APB - NCIS Fan Fest 2009 - Guest Confirmations!

The clock is ticking; the NCIS Fan Fest is only six weeks away! We are working hard to make this the best NCIS Fan Fest ever! Don't be the one saying, I wish I had gone!

We are excited to announce the following confirmed guests:

Muse Watson, who plays Gibbs mentor Mike Franks, will be joining us and will visit with fans and sign autographs.

Craig Harvey, Chief Coroner Investigator and Chief of Operations Los Angles Coroners Office, technical advisor to NCIS will join us this year. Those of you who have attended a prior NCIS Fan Fest will remember Craig's great presentations and all the questions Craig answered.

The "real" NCIS will again this year send a panel of local NCIS Special Agents to share information about their jobs and answer your questions.

Mike Hire, Director of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society at Camp Pendleton will be spending the weekend with us. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is very generously donating the lanyards for your NCIS Fan Fest badges.

Charlie Othold, Roberta & Bill Van Trump and Robert Bender will again be with us over the weekend to accept your donations to Operation Gratitude. Please visit our Operation Support Team area of the 2009 Info Section for the items on Operation Gratitude's wish list.

HarrietNCIS, Harriet Margulies, the wonderful Audience Liaison who answers your questions on the NCIS-CBS and NCIS: Los Angeles Yahoo Groups lists will be also be with us over the weekend.

We are hoping for several other guest confirmations to firm up and will announce those when we are able. All guest appearances are subject to professional or personal commitments that may arise prior to the NCIS Fan Fest.

Some areas of the schedule are still fluid right now. Look for the schedule to be posted the beginning of September on our website. We do want to bring one schedule change to your attention now. We will begin our guest seminars at 10:00 am on Friday, earlier than we ever have done at past NCIS Fan Fests. Adjust your site-seeing plans accordingly so you don't miss any of the action!

Registration and the ability to make reservations at the Beverly Garland close August 31st. Don't miss this NCIS Fan Fest! Get those registrations in the mail and grab those last few rooms available at the special NCIS Fan Fest rate. All reservations placed after August 31st will only be taken at the current Beverly Garland rate, not the special NCIS Fan Fest rate. If you encounter a problem or need assistance making a reservation please contact us at

If you have any questions please contact us at

NCIS Fan Fest 2009 Planning Committee