Narnia series sails back into popularity, With Help of Beatwax

Having taken part in this promotion, I can tell you that it was unlike anything that I have ever done before, or been a part of. I am still in touch with many of the people that both put this on, and went on the voyage. To be able to do something like this was a unique opportunity that I will always remember very fondly, and am proud to say that I was there. To be ungrateful for this trip, would be shoving it in the face of all those that wanted to be there, but could not. I still wear my crew jacket and vest with pride, and I always tell people that, yes, I have sailed around Cornwall on The Dawn Treader. Here’s a report of the campaign.

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The Matthew of Bristol becomes The Dawn Treader again for London Promo

Last year, I had the opportunity of sailing around Cornwall on board The Matthew of Bristol, which they had turned into a copy of The Dawn Treader.  They had used the actual film blueprints to recreate the dragon’s head and tail for the ship (although smaller versions to fit the ship).

I received word about a month or two ago that they were planning on turning the Matthew into The Dawn Treader once again, and bringing it up to London.

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Dawn Treader Press Junket Scheduled in London

Press junkets are fun.  I sat in the front row at the Prince Caspian press junket in 2008, and it was a blast interacting with all of the stars, the producer, the writers and the director as they entered and left the room that my group was in.

I’ve known for some time that the junket for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was going to be in London, but who is scheduled to be in attendance is the shocking part to me.

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Narnia themed Christmas Lights on Regent Street, London to be switched on

Return to Narnia this Christmas as Regent Street’s festive activities celebrate the cinema release of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. World famous shopping destination Regent Street, London, W1 is pleased to announce this year’s Christmas lights will have a Narnian-theme to celebrate the eagerly anticipated release of the 3-D family blockbluster.

On Tuesday 9 November 2010 from 5pm there will be fun and entertainment for all the family, culminating with the countdown to the all-important switch-on moment when the skies will be lit to herald the start of the Christmas season.

Hosted by Jamie Theakston & Harriet Scott from London’s Heart 106.2, the full line-up of stars attending the event will be announced shortly. If you go there, take some pictures for us!

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Royalty to attend Dawn Treader’s Royal Premiere

The Cinema and Television Benevolence Fund have updated their listing for the world premiere of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. At the top of the story it says “In the presence of HM (Her Majesty) The Queen of England and HRH (His Royal Highness) The Duke of Edinburgh.” This was to be expected, though, as it is the Royal Premiere.

The Royal World Premiere will be held in two locations in London, England on November 30.

Educators: Win a Trip to the World Premiere from Walden Media

Free Tickets for Two to THE WORLD PREMIERE of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader on November 30, 2010 in London, England OR a free advance screening of the film at a theater near you!

Imagine attending the World Premiere of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader or hosting a free screening of the film in a theater near you! Walden Media is offering a chance for this once-in-a-lifetime experience to any member of walden.com who is a United States resident and a fulltime teacher, librarian, principal, educational paraprofessional, district professional, after school leader or registered home school parent.

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Scholastic and Focus on the Family offer Sweepstakes to win Dawn Treader Premiere Tickets

There are two great contests to win tickets to the World Premiere of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in London, England! We’ve mentioned the Scholastic contest before, but the Focus on the Family contest is new!

Scholastic‘s contest is open to children in grades 4-6 from the United States. To enter, you need to print this entry form (.pdf), fill it out, and mail it in by Oct 29.

More information: The Official Site, The Official Rules.

Focus on the Family‘s contest is open to those 18 years and older, and also in the United States. To enter, you must write in 200 words or less who your favorite character is from The Chronicles of Narnia, and why you’d like to attend the London premiere.

More information: The Official Site, The Official Rules.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader London Premiere Live

Live feed in Leicester Square for the London Premiere of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Live at the London Odeon Cinema on 30 November 2010.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be adapted as the third film in Walden Media’s The Chronicles of Narnia film series. Michael Apted takes over as director from Andrew Adamson, who opted to produce with Mark Johnson, Perry Moore and Douglas Gresham. Will Poulter joins the cast as Eustace Scrubb, while Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Peter Dinklage (typo from the press release), and Liam Neeson are all returning.

This live web camera feed is on the red carpet at the London Odeon for the premiere:

http://www.myworldwebcams.com/movies/chronicles_narnia.html

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NarniaFans in London #2: It’s actually Falmouth, Cornwall

We’ve landed and we’re now at the hotel in Falmouth, in Cornwall. I was unclear about the final destination until now, and we had a four and a half hour drive from Heathrow in London. It’s been terrific so far. Our driver, Christian, is a really nice guy and very helpful. We have had a blast so far.

We had free time after we got to the Hotel, so we went for a walk and what did we find in the harbor? The ship!

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NarniaFans in London #1: Only the Beginning of the Adventure…

Here we go! This is the first post in what will be a series surrounding my adventures with Courtney as we venture off to London to board the magical ship: the Dawn Treader, aka The Matthew of Bristol. We get married tomorrow, and then we’re off on a whirlwind trip around the world.

Keep an eye on NarniaFans.com as well as our facebook page, as we’ve got our writers working on stories with the latest news, and I’ll be posting video blogs and more as we head out on this grand adventure.

You’ll learn a lot about me and this Dawn Treader adventure as the days go on! I hope that you have fun with it. I still have no idea how this is going to go, as I’m never really one for the front of the camera.

Keep us in your prayers this weekend and all next week!
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