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.