Naruto Trek - Major Site Update

Feb 1st 2009

WE HAVE SO MUCH NEWS ABOUT NARUTO TREK 2009, IT'LL BE HARD TO GET IT ALL IN -- BUT HERE GOES!

MAJOR NARUTO GUEST NEWS:

MEET THE VOICES BEHIND NARUTO, SASUKE AND SAKURA!

KATE HIGGINS, the voice of SAKURA, will appear at this year's Naruto Trek!
KATE will join MAILE FLANAGAN ("Naruto") and YURI LOWENTHAL ("Sasuke") for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Naruto's "BIG 3!"

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KATE HIGGINS
Voice actress, singer, and jazz pianist, Kate is best known to us as the voice of Sakura, a girl with only one thing on her mind -- Sasuke! -- as well as voicing Karin Kurosaki in Bleach. Among her other voice credits, Kate has starred in: Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Digimon Savers, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, IGPX Immortal Grand Prix, Marmalade Boy, Mars Daybreak, Samurai Champloo and Zatch Bell

NATALIE WOOD (aka LADY SAIYUKI)
Known as Lady Saiyuki, Natalie hand-crafts an extraordinary line of Asian Styled Ball- Jointed Dolls that can be seen, enjoyed and purchased on her website as well as conventions that she attends. Natalie has also created several Star Trek dolls that will be displayed at Naruto Trek! ^_^

WHAT MAKES NARUTO SO POPULAR?
Naruto fans know the answer, but if you don't know the show, listen up! We received this message from Maile, so pay attention: "Recently on NPR's show "Day-to-Day" they did a piece on my cartoon Naruto! Pretty cool - and includes a couple of audio clips! Give it a listen if you feel like it - it's short!" We agree -- give it a listen. And for you kids out there, have your parents listen to it, too. They might be surprised!

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MAJOR STAR TREK GUEST NEWS:

NEW STAR TREK: PHASE II GUESTS AND EVENTS ANNOUNCED!

CHARLES ROOT
Charles portrays Chief Engineer Commander Montgomery Scott “Scotty” in all the Star Trek New Voyages and Phase II episodes. Charles keeps the sets of the USS Enterprise functioning in top form and is responsible for all the amazing monitor and LED displays on the bridge.

BOBBY RICE
Bobby portrays Peter Kirk in "Blood and Fire" and has also played Ro Nevin in the fan series Star Trek: Hidden Frontier. Bobby has also been cast as Buck Rogers in the new James Cawley web series production of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Bobby, who will continue to play Peter Kirk in future Phase II episodes, says that his Buck will be a "more serious" character than Peter and he does not plan on playing it for camp.

PATRICK BELL
Patrick has been a Senior Production Assistant for New Voyages/Phase II since virtually the beginning of the project. He assists with set building and upkeep, and improvements to the studio. Beginning with "Blood and Fire", Patrick has been portraying the first Paramount "Phase II" character added to the production: Lieutenant Xon, a young full-blood Vulcan.

PLUS: THE CREW OF STAR TREK: PHASE II INVADES NARUTO TREK!
Through the generosity of James Cawley, many of the cast and crew members of the web series will be descending on Naruto Trek! Also appearing from Phase II: Greg Schnitzer, co-executive producer and Star Trek Prop expert; Patty Wright, Associate Producer, writer and costumer; Robert Mauro, lighting designer; Howard Brown, Pyrotechnics Supervisor; Brian Holloway, Special Effects Makeup; and Deniz Cordell, Music Director.

Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet these teriffically talented individuals!

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"BLOOD AND FIRE: PART II" TO PREMIERE AT NARUTO TREK 2009!
James Cawley has graciously agreed to bring an advanced copy of "Blood and Fire: Part II" to screen at Naruto Trek! Part II, starring Denise Crosby and Bobby Rice, is not scheduled for release until later in 2009. Many thanks to both James and Patty Wright for their consideration and making this happen! Come out and be a part of this advanced screening!

"WALTER KOENIG: EXPOSED!", a film by Danielle Koenig
This 40 minute film reveals the truth about who Walter is and what he's been doing for the last 40 years, as told by someone who should know --- his daughter. Narrated by Alan Hunt, you'll be amazed by what you don't know about Walter Koenig! It will be shown with the short "The Tortures of Chekov" by Ralph Miller, and a previously unseen "deleted scene" from "Home Alone".

SEE THE NEW STAR TREK MOVIE TRAILER RELEASE FEB. 1, 2009!
Just go to Naruto Trek's STAR TREK page (http://narutotrek.com/pages/trek.html) and check out the new trailer released during the Super Bowl!

THE RETURN OF "BUCK ROGERS"
James Cawley and Cawley Entertainment Company plan to do with Buck Rogers what he has done for Star Trek, and bring it to the web with a regular series of new episodes. However, this time it will not be another 'fan film,' but a fully licensed show made with professionals, both in front of, and behind the camera. The plan as of now is to start Internet Streaming advertising-supported episodes of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century in the Fall of 2010.

DAVE SCHOOL TO APPEAR AT NARUTO TREK 2009
Dave School (The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School based in Universal Studios, Orlando) will not only be conducting a forum at Naruto Trek, they will be screening advanced visual effects created for the Phase II webisode "Enemy: Starfleet". The Dave School offers intensive career training in Computer Animation for Film, Television and Gaming. Their 1 Year program includes hard surface and organic modeling, character animation, visual effects compositing and more. Many thanks to the ownership of Dave School for joing us!

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NARUTO TREK AND SCOOP PARTNER FOR CONTEST!

If you are planning to attend the Naruto Trek Convention, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The Naruto Trek Convention and Scoop are working together to send you and a guest to the con for free, plus more prizes. We have compiled a list of five questions about Naruto, Star Trek, and specifically the convention. All of the answers can be found on the Naruto Trek website. Click here for contest entry, official rules and prize package. And while you're there, sign up for Scoop, a totally free e-newsletter, produced for the benefit of the friends who share our hobby!

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AND NOW FOR THE BAD NEWS:

DENISE CROSBY: CANCELLED

Unfortunately for us, Denise is undertaking a new project that conflicts with her appearance at Naruto Trek. We wish her much success and hope she can be a guest with us in the future.

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PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

For general admission, vendors and artists, visit www.narutotrek.com for full information! Pre-registration prices for a full 3-Day full Weekend Pass are:

.: $30 if paid before March 21, 2009
.: $35.00 at the door
.: All children under 10 get free admission when accompanied by a paid adult admission.

VENDORS AND ARTISTS: GET STEEP DISCOUNTS ON BOOTHS AND TABLES!

SHARATON SUITES CYPRESS CREEK HOTEL
Reserve your hotel room at discounts up to 50%!

DON'T FORGET TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN OUR MAILING LIST!
Be the first to get updates on guests, events and more!

The convention hours of operation will be:

FRIDAY, MARCH 27: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
SATURDAY, MARCH 28: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
SUNDAY, MARCH 29: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

LOCATION: THE SHERATON SUITES CYPRESS CREEK FT. LAUDERDALE
555 N.W. 62nd Street · Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309. Phone (954) 772-5400.

For a schedule of events and appearances: visit www.narutotrek.com

THE NARUTO STAR TREK CONVENTION IS A MEETING PLACE NOT ONLY FOR NARUTO AND STAR TREK FANS, BUT FOR ALL ANIME, SCI-FI, ANIMATION, COMIC BOOK & MANGA FANS

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