October 21st, 2009

NCIS Fan Fest 2009 - Thank You To So Many!

First, thank you to everyone at NCIS Productions who generously provided us with donations, assisted with planning or very generously
shared their time off to be with us. Too many to list here, however, you all went above and beyond to ensure that the fans NCIS had a great

Some special thanks to: Donald P. Bellisario for creating the wonderful show we enjoy so much. Executive Producer Chas. Floyd Johnson thank you so much for the amazing program you prepared for us and took part in Saturday afternoon! Charles always goes above and beyond for the fans and this year was exceptional! Thanks also to Shane Brennan for giving all NCIS fans a new outlet to show our appreciation for all things NCIS by creating NCIS: Los Angeles. To Erin Broadhurst, who coordinated the NCIS: Los Angeles involvement thank you.

To our awesome Honored Guests who visited with us on Friday and took part in our seminars, thank you! Craig Harvey, Chief Coroner Investigator and Chief of Operations Los Angles Coroners Office, technical advisor to NCIS; Special Agent Mike Devine, Special Agent Joe "Probie" Escalante and Regina Borjas from the real NCIS; Doug Reilly and Melissa Adlof, who shared the amazing NCIS props.

Saturday afternoon was an experience none of us will ever forget! Chas. Floyd Johnson out did himself this year, thank you so much! Thank you to Katie Barker, NCIS publicist, and NCIS: Los Angeles cast members Daniela Ruah and Barrett Foa who gave us a peek into NCIS: Los Angeles. The wonderful panelists that very generously visited with us, on their day off, to tell us about what their jobs entail: Avery Drewe, Leon Carroll, Jr., Diamond Farnsworth, Susan Hollander, Robb Bacon, Jason Kennedy and Reed Steiner. Our mystery guests, Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette, who answered questions from the fans.

Thank you to Muse Watson and Rudolf Martin who made Saturday evening memorable signing autographs and taking photos with fans.

Thanks also to Harriet Margulies, the wonderful Audience Liaison who spent the weekend us. Also Erica McIntosh who helped coordinate NCIS involvement and all the Production Assistants who helped make the weekend memorable.

Special thanks to NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Rachel Good, Pauley Perrette, Cote de Pablo, Doug Reilly and Josh Rexon for donations to the Live Auction.

Many thanks to our Honored Guests, the representatives of our charities; The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, Mike Hire and Cissie Sexton, and Operation Gratitude, Charlie Othold, Bill Van Trump, Roberta Van Trump, Carolyn Blashek, who joined us over the weekend. We
enjoyed so much partnering with you to support your wonderful causes. Thanks also to NMCRS for the donation ID badge lanyards and Mike Hire and Cissie Sexton for the thank you gum packs in the Welcome Bags.

Thanks to those businesses who donated time, services and goods to ensure quality to our event - StreepWear and Joleen from A Sweet Design.

We can't thank enough the fan groups who donated time and energy putting together the wonderful fan booths set up during the NCIS Fan
Fest 2009 at their own expense. You all did an amazing job!

Finally, to the wonderful fans of NCIS, that traveled from all parts of the world to join us over the weekend, thank you. We missed those
of you that were unable to attend due to the economy and the
illness. Without all of you the NCIS Fan Fest would not exist.
Thank you for opening your hearts and donating $11,651.00 to our two
very deserving charities.

NCIS Fan Fest 2009 is now a wonderful memory. We appreciate all that
everyone did to make NCIS Fan Fest 2009 a wonderful weekend, what an
awesome team effort that benefited two wonderful charities.

Again, thanks so much to everyone involved.

The NCIS Fan Fest 2009 Planning Committee