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[03/24/09 - 03:58 PM]
No Superhero Costume Required Here: First Annual Catchcon Takes Fans by Storm
Sig Hansen, Phil Harris, Johnathan & Andy Hillstrand, and Keith Colburn will drop anchor in downtown Seattle for the first ever CatchCon fan fest on Saturday, April 25.

[via press release from Discovery]

NO SUPERHERO COSTUME REQUIRED HERE: FIRST ANNUAL CATCHCON TAKES FANS BY STORM

Captains from Discovery Channel's Hit Show DEADLIEST CATCH Dock in Seattle for the Ultimate Fan Fest on Saturday, April 25

(Silver Spring, MD)- The coordinates are set for 47�36'35?N Seattle, Washington.

Discovery Channel's DEADLIEST CATCH Captains Sig Hansen, Phil Harris, Johnathan & Andy Hillstrand, and Keith Colburn will drop anchor in downtown Seattle for the first ever CatchCon fan fest on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Fans will have the chance to meet the Captains, go behind-the-scenes into the extreme lives of these Alaskan crab fishermen and check out exclusive scenes from the fifth season of the hit series, which premieres Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 9PM ET/PT.

Highlights of the day-long event include the Captain's behind-the-scenes panel discussion, complete with sneak peeks and never-before-seen footage from the fifth season. Fans will also have the opportunity to shop the DEADLIEST CATCH mall for exclusive merchandise. Tickets are free but registration is required and space it limited. Go to: discovery.com/catch for event details.

"DEADLIEST CATCH has become part of the American culture - there's something fascinating, yet relatable, to the fishermen that risk their lives to do this job," said John Ford, president and general manager of Discovery Channel. "CatchCon is an opportunity for the series' wide fan-base to take a step into the lives of the fisherman for a day."

In addition to the announcement of CatchCon, 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, exclusive access to sneak peek footage and special discounts on DEADLIEST CATCH gear.

About DEADLIEST CATCH

The seas are rougher, the stakes are higher and the intensity has never been stronger, as the original, ultimate tough guys of television return Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 9 PM ET/PT for the fifth season of Discovery Channel's Emmy�-winning DEADLIEST CATCH. Viewers can get ready for the new season with the two-hour BEST OF SEASON FOUR recap special on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 from 9 � 11 PM ET/PT.

DEADLIEST CATCH is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions. Thom Beers and Jeff Conroy are executive producers, Matt Renner is series producer and Lisa Tanzer is supervising producer. For Discovery Channel, Paul Gasek and Tracy Rudolph are executive producers.

About Discovery Channel

DISCOVERY CHANNEL (DSC) 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 reaches 98.1 million viewers in the US, can be seen in over 170 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 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, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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