As you may have heard, ‘Deadliest Catch’ fans from all over–who were lucky enough to register through Discovery– are gathering today from noon to 6pm in Seattle, Washington to attend the First ever official ‘Deadliest Catch’ Convention. So move over trekkies, there’s a new game in town! Like many, Deadliest Reports is not able to attend but what we can do, is bring CatchCon to you thanks to the generosity of Discovery! First of all, check out the images posted here. They’re CatchCon wallpaper offered freely for downloading on Discovery. Pop on over there and see.
How did this come about? Discovery says this:
Something special happens when a television series stops just being words and pictures on a screen and becomes a community…so it is with Deadliest Catch. You have embraced the captains and crews as if they were your closest buddies.
To show our gratitude for your support, Discovery Channel has created this unique one day fan experience.
On Saturday, April 25 from 12:00 – 6:00 pm, we will bring together all the captains including Sig Hansen, Keith Colburn, Phil Harris and Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand. Also on hand will be crew members and production staff. Those in attendance will get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of your favorite show, the opportunity to get a captain’s autograph and much, much more.
Throughout the day, Discovery will be uploading information and pictures on to their ‘Deadliest Catch’ Wiki and you can keep up with Catchcon by tapping into all that! And for those of you who prefer to tweet, CatchCon is also on twitter as are a few of the featured skippers from the show.
For fans in Seattle–Have a great ‘deadliest’ day! For fans at home–Use the links and follow along. This could be you next year! Yes, word on the dock is that CatchCon 2010 is already being talked about!