via press release:
LIKE A KID ON A CRAB BOAT!
ULTIMATE FANS DIVE INTO DEADLIEST CATCH NIRVANA
CatchCon 2011 Docks in Seattle, Saturday, April 9
(Silver Spring, MD) – CatchCon, the ultimate DEADLIEST CATCH fan festival drops anchor Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Bell Harbor Conference Center from 12noon – 6pm. Fans will have the chance to meet the captains, tour the actual boats that brave the frigid Bering Sea, go behind-the-scenes into the extreme lives of Alaskan crab fishermen and catch an advanced preview of the new season of DEADLIEST CATCH premiering Tuesday, April 12 at 9pm e/p on Discovery Channel. This is the first time CatchCon falls before the premiere of the new season, giving the event added exclusivity for fans attending. CatchCon 2011 also marks the public debut of the series’ newest captains: Scott Campbell Jr (F/V Seabrooke) and Elliot Neese (F/V Ramblin’ Rose.
CatchCon is FREE and open to media. Fans can register to attend now at: www.discovery.com/catchcon
In addition to the announcement of CatchCon 2011, beginning today, fans can sign up for Discovery Channel’s official fan club — Deadliest Crew. Membership will have its privileges, including e-newsletters, text alerts, and exclusive access to sneak peek footage and special discounts on DEADLIEST CATCH gear.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.4 million U.S. homes, can be seen in over 180 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISAD, DISBD, DISCK) is the world’s number one nonfiction media company, reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of