INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY ANNOUNCES 2017 IDCON - SECOND ANNUAL ID FAN CONVENTION COMING TO NYC ON MAY 20
-- Tickets for #IDCon2017 Go on Sale Friday, April 7 at 9am With All Proceeds Donated to the Silver Shield Foundation -
(Silver Spring, Md.) - The ultimate Investigation Discovery fan experience is back! Promising to be an event to-die-for for true crime fanatics everywhere, IDCON is taking fans behind the yellow tape of their favorite network. With access to ID's beloved on-air personalities, sneak peeks of upcoming programming, an insider view into well-known crimes and a chance to show-off their investigative skills and true crime knowledge, this is a can't-miss event for ID's loyal viewers. The second annual IDCON returns to New York City on Saturday, May 20 from 10am-5pm at the Altman Building - an iconic space in Chelsea which will be transformed into the ultimate mystery and suspense experience for IDCON 2017: NOTORIOUS HEADLINES.
"IDCON was created as a thank you to our passionate fans, and our inaugural IDCON last year just 'killed,' selling out in less than eight hours with more than 7,000 people on the waitlist!" said Henry Schleiff, Group President Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. "Our self-proclaimed 'ID Addicts' have now made ID the #1 network for women, so we are particularly excited this year to deliver these superfans this unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet their favorite ID stars."
Once again, fans will have exclusive access to intimate discussions and Q&A with their favorite ID personalities, hearing from distinguished journalists such as ON THE CASE's Paula Zahn, KILLER INSTINCT's Chris Hansen, SCENE OF THE CRIME's Tony Harris, Maria Elena Salinas from the upcoming series REAL STORY as well as the editorial team from PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES. Fans will also have access to the network's most popular homicide detectives - HOMICIDE HUNTER Joe Kenda, I AM HOMICIDE's Garry McFadden and MURDER CHOSE ME's Rod Demery. Additional featured talent and panel information for IDCON to be released at a later date.
All proceeds for IDCON will be donated to New York's Silver Shield Foundation, an organization which provides educational support to families of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty. Registration opens on Friday, April 7 at 9am via EventBrite, with fan capacity limited. Each $40 ticket buys one person an all-access pass at the IDCON 2017: NOTORIOUS HEADLINES event, including panel discussions, immersive experiences, meet and greet autograph sessions, ID GO lounge access, sneak peeks, as well as lunch, snacks and beverages. In addition, ID will launch a nationwide sweepstakes for one lucky fan to win a trip for two to IDCON, beginning April 10 at www.investigationdiscovery.com/fan. ID Addicts unable to make the trip to New York will be able to watch select panels via the network's Facebook Live streams, and follow the network's social handles at Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat for more behind-the-scenes coverage from #IDCon2017.
About Silver Shield Foundation
Silver Shield Foundation was established in 1982 by New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and his close friend U.S. Olympic medalist James Fuchs. They set aside an educational fund for each surviving child of police officers and firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty, to assist with tuition payments for preparatory / private high school; college / university undergraduate / graduate school; vocational / technical school and tutoring services. Currently over 850 children are under their caring wing. For more information, please visit www.silvershieldfoundation.org or call (212) 832-1100.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these "real people, real stories," the always revealing network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to approximately 85 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.