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Crimecon '17

June 9 - 11
INDIANAPOLIS, IN

 
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A WEEKEND OF motives, murder & mystery.

 

A celebration of all things true crime, CrimeCon brings the cases you love to life through immersive experiences, incredible guests, and a ton of mystery and intrigue. It was created for those of us who binged on Making a Murderer or who spend more hours watching Dateline marathons than we'd like to admit.

CrimeCon transports fans from the couch to the crime scene and into courtroom. If your idea of the perfect night involves alibis, motives, and a bottle of wine, then this is the event you've been waiting for. Grab a few true crime-obsessed friends and join us in for a an unforgettable weekend. 

 
 
 

CRIMECON GUESTS & PODCASTS

We are pleased to announce that the following guests are scheduled to appear at CC17!

NANCY GRACE

An outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts, Nancy Grace is known as the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated Nancy Grace. She is currently the founder and publisher of CrimeOnline.com.

A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, Nancy has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20,  Dr. Phil and Larry King Live, among others, dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system.

Grace’s first book, Objection!, became an instant New York Times bestseller and was quickly followed on the list by her two subsequent novels, The Eleventh Victim and Death on the D-List. Her latest novel is Murder in the Courthouse.

Grace’s life changed forever when her fiancé, Keith Griffin, was shot and killed. In the aftermath of that crime, she abandoned plans to become an English professor and turned her focus to criminal justice. She served for more than a decade as a special prosecutor of felony cases involving murder, rape, child molestation and arson at the Atlanta Fulton County District Attorney's Office.

Known for her authentic sensibility and for never holding back her opinion on high-profile cases, Nancy was tapped to co-host Court TV’s Cochran and Grace and, later, the live daily trial coverage program, Closing Arguments. She also presided over the daytime hit Swift Justice with Nancy Grace, for which she received an Emmy® Award nomination.

Nancy, her husband, her twins, and their rescue pets reside in Atlanta.

Twitter: @NancyGrace

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KELLY SIEGLER

Kelly Siegler is a veteran prosecutor, known nationwide for her toughness, tenacity and skill in the courtroom.  She stars in real life crime series “Cold Justice,” from Executive Producer Dick Wolf, where Siegler and her team of detectives dig into small town murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice for the victims. Together with local law enforcement from across the country, the Cold Justice team has successfully helped bring about 30 arrests and 15 convictions. New episodes of “Cold Justice” will premiere in July on Oxygen. 

Twitter: @SieglerKelly

F. LEE BAILEY

Legendary defense attorney F. Lee Bailey is one of the best-known and most controversial figures in the practice of law. He has been involved with many of the most high profile trials in America.

In 1971, when F. Lee Bailey represented Captain Ernest Medina in his court-martial for his involvement in the incident at My Lai, he was already a prominent figure in criminal defense. Bailey had achieved fame for his successful defense in the retrial of Dr. Samuel Sheppard (“The Fugitive”) and the trial of the "Boston Strangler." 

After Bailey's successful defense of Captain Medina, he continued to add to his list of celebrated clients which also include SLA kidnapping victim Patty Hearst and O.J. Simpson.

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L. KIRK NURMI

Kirk is most commonly known as the attorney who represented the infamous Jodi Arias, but this is not where his legal career began.  Prior to the Arias trial Kirk had worked as a criminal attorney for over a decade defending the constitutional rights of those accused of major felony offenses, including capital defendants.

After saving the life of his infamous client, cancer forced him to fight to save his own. Since becoming a cancer survivor, Kirk decided that he no longer wished to practice law and considers himself a recovering attorney who is “happily disbarred.”  He now puts what he learned during his legal career into his various professional endeavors, which primarily include speaking and writing. To date, Kirk has published two books on weight loss as well as Trapped with Ms. Arias, a controversial book about the case.

JAMES RENNER

James Renner is the author of several true crime books, including The Serial Killer's Apprentice and the thriller, True Crime Addict, about his search for missing UMass student, Maura Murray. He has also written two novels: The Man from Primrose Lane and The Great Forgetting

BETH KARAS

Beth Karas is Editor-at-Large at LawNewz. During her 19 years at Court TV as a on-air correspondent, Karas covered many of the highest profile cases including Jodi Arias, Casey Anthony, Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky, and Illinois cop Drew Peterson. Karas has evolved into a multi-platform journalist. She has appeared as a legal expert on virtually every cable and network news programs, including Nightline, Dateline, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, CNN’s AC360, HLN, TMZ, Investigation Discovery and Inside Edition. In early 2017, Karas launched a podcast called Karas on Crime where she does long form interviews of players in, and issues about, the justice system.

ROBERT KOLKER

Robert Kolker is the New York Times bestselling author of "Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery," the acclaimed narrative-nonfiction chronicle of the Long Island serial-killer case and the age of Internet prostitution that was named one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books and one of Publisher's Weekly’s Top Ten Books of the year. An award-winning investigative journalist, he currently is a Projects & Investigations reporter for Bloomberg News. 

DERRICK LEVASSEUR

Derrick Levasseur is a police sergeant from Central Falls, Rhode Island. He recently starred in Investigation Discovery’s hit docu-series, Is OJ Innocent: The Missing Evidence, and has made appearances on Dr. Oz, offering his professional opinion on high-profile cases.           

Derrick competed on CBS's hit series, "Big Brother", and was eventually crowned the winner of season sixteen. He is regarded as one of the greatest players to have ever played the game and he attributes a lot of his success to his experience in law enforcement.

Levasseur also has his first book, The Undercover Edge, which teaches readers how to incorporate investigative strategies into their personal and professional lives, coming out in January of 2018.

Twitter: @DerrickL

JAMES FITZGERALD

Jim Fitzgerald remains an active criminal profiler and forensic linguist even after retiring in 2007 with 20 years in the FBI as a Supervisory Special Agent, along with 11 years before that as a police officer/detective/sergeant on the Bensalem Twp. (PA) Police Dept. During his law enforcement career he successfully investigated numerous homicides, sexual assaults, and other violent crimes, as well as matters of international notoriety to include the Unabom, Jon Benet Ramsey, Anthrax, and DC Sniper cases as a profiler and/or a forensic linguist.  

Jim is one of two technical advisors for CBS-TV’s Criminal Minds, is co-host and executive producer of A&E’s Killer Profile, and makes frequent appearances on CNN as well as radio programs, television shows, internet programs, and podcasts.

Twitter: @JFitzJourney                          

THOMAS J. FASSBENDER

Special Agent (Ret.) Tom Fassbender is a 30 year veteran of law enforcement in Wisconsin, 25 of which he spent as a Special Agent with the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Tom was assigned to the Special Assignments Bureau about a decade ago and was primarily responsible for death investigations. Tom worked as co-lead investigator on several high profile homicide investigations, to include the Teresa Halbach homicide (Avery) and the Crandon shootings perpetrated by police officer Tyler Peterson.

After his retirement, Tom has worked in the private investigation field and is currently a senior investigator in Appleton. Tom also worked as an investigator for one year at a Las Vegas strip resort/casino, where he had an occasion to work on a death investigation with the Henderson Police.

 

LISA ZAMBETTI

Lisa Zambetti is co-host of the Real Crime Profile podcast. She is best known for her work as a casting director on Criminal Minds (2005), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Battl (2013).

LAURA RICHARDS

Laura Richards is co-host of Real Crime Profile, the podcast from X-G Productions. She has a degree in forensic psychology and trained with New Scotland Yard and the FBI, Behavioral Analysis Units.

She is also the founder and director of Paladin, the world's first dedicated national advocacy service for stalking victims in the UK.

Twitter: @LauraRichards99

 

JOSH Mankiewicz

Josh Mankiewicz is a Dateline NBC correspondent based in Los Angeles.  He began reporting for Dateline in February 1995, and since then, he has contributed a mix of breaking news stories, news analysis, investigative reports and clever features to the broadcast.

Over the last year, Mankiewicz has reported on a variety of stories for the newsmagazine, including updates on both the O.J. Simpson case and Jon Benet Ramsey investigation. Mankiewicz has covered a wide range of stories including Hurricane Katrina, the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns, the terrorist takeover of Japan’s embassy in Lima, Peru, the mysterious mental disorder known as Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy, the story of John Walker Lindh, the American who joined the Taliban, and numerous aspects of airline and airport safety and security.

Twitter: @JoshMankiewicz

CARL MARINO

After attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, Carl Marino served 17 years on the police force as a Deputy Sheriff in New York.  He “fell” into the acting world after later moving to California, making his television debut on the NBC primetime show Trauma.

In 2010, Carl was cast for the lead/title character in the Investigation Discovery show Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda.  Carl portrays Lt. Joe Kenda in all episodes. Homicide Hunter is currently filming it's sixth season and is the highest rated show on Investigation Discovery. 

Carl is also an avid runner and raises money for charities by running marathons all over the world. In the past three years, he and his wife have run 60 half and full marathons, including the last three Boston Marathons, raising over $100,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project and Massachusetts General Hospital.  Carl currently resides in San Francisco.

Twitter: @CarlMarino1

JON RONSON

Fascinated by madness, strange behavior and the human mind, Jon Ronson has spent his life exploring mysterious events and meeting extraordinary people. In his bestselling book The Psychopath Test he explores the concept of psychopathy and how we define sanity, insanity and eccentricity in our society and in ourselves. 

Twitter: @JonRonson

DR. LAURA PETTLER

Forensic Criminologist and author Dr. Laura Pettler is one of the world's foremost experts in crime scene staging and intimate partner homicide. Host of new WebTV Series Notorious: True Crime Stories with Laura Pettler, she is also Vice President of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases. Laura invented the world-renowned Kaleidoscope Crime Scene Reconstruction System that is carried by 11 distinguished forensic product distributors and sold in more than 30 countries worldwide. 

TIM CLEMENTE

Tim Clemente is a counter-terrorism/tactical operations expert who has worked and trained with the most renowned military and law enforcement organizations in the world. He is also a writer, instructor, consultant, and technical adviser.

As an FBI Special Agent he conducted terrorism and counter-narcotics investigations all over the world. Previously. Tim was a Police Officer for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and a Counter Improvised Explosive Device Adviser/Investigator with the US Army in Iraq from 2007-2008.

The holder of Top Secret security clearance, Tim has been a security and counter-terrorism consultant for professional sports franchises, Las Vegas casinos, and foreign heads of state.

 

ELLEN KILLORAN

Ellen Killoran is an editor and writer for Crime Online. A former entertainment and media business reporter, she dove into crime reporting with an investigation of the Long Island Serial Killer for Rolling Stone, and hasn't looked back. Previously the Senior Editor of Media & Culture at IBTimes, her work has appeared in Forbes, Maxim, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Indiewire, Belt Magazine, Bitch, Brooklyn Magazine, and more. She's also worked in documentary film, as co-producer of the HBO documentary Youth Knows No Pain.

BOBBY CHACON

In 1999 Bobby Chacon, an FBI Agent in New York City, was tasked by the FBI Laboratory in Quantico to establish the FBI’s Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team (USERT) Program. Bobby was already the first full time FBI diver in the Bureau’s history, but he then spent several years setting up four regional FBI underwater forensic teams. Along with forensic experts at the FBI Lab, Bobby set up the Programs' protocols and Standard Operating Procedures. He then hand-selected every member of each of the four teams and remained the Senior Team Leader of the FBI’s New York City USERT. He later became the Senior Team Leader for the FBI’s Los Angeles USERT. 

Until his retirement in 2014, Bobby Chacon had trained every single forensic diver in the FBI and even trained members of the US Navy in underwater evidence collection, as well as police departments around the world.

BILLY JENSEN

Billy Jensen is a true crime journalist focused squarely on unsolved murders and missing persons. In 2016, he had gotten so sick and tired of writing stories with no endings that he decided to try and solve the murders himself. In the last 6 months he has solved or helped solve four murders and found one missing woman, merging the skills he has honed in his day job as a digital executive and strategist with his 17 years of experience reporting crime. He is currently working with law enforcement to integrate his strategies into investigations as part of a larger program to help solve colder cases using civilians.

 

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CHRISTINA MANNINA

With over 21 years of law enforcement experience, Christine Mannina served for nine years as one of the most successful homicide detectives for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Her 95-percent solve and arrest rate garnered her the 2005 Detective of the Year Award. She has investigated over 700 cases including homicides, death investigations, aggravated assaults, domestic violence, and robbery. She has spectacular skills in interview and interrogations, court testimony, and firearms. 

Twitter: @TheManninaFiles

JOSHUA ZEMAN

Joshua Zeman has been at the forefront of the true crime genre for the past decade. His critically-acclaimed horror documentary CROPSEY, a critic’s pick with The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Roger Ebert, was called “one of the year’s best documentaries” and “one of the scariest films of the year” upon its release.

Most recently Zeman co-executive produced and directed THE KILLING SEASON for A&E, an unscripted docu-series that follows Zeman and filmmaker Rachel Mills as they delve into the terrifying connections between the unsolved Long Island Serial Killer Case and four other unsolved serial murders, all involving sex workers.

RACHEL MILLS

Rachel co-created and co-executive produced The Killing Season (A&E) with her partner Joshua Zeman. The show follows them as they uncover terrifying connections between serial murder cases across the country. Season two of the series is currently in development.

Rachel also partnered with Zeman to produce and co-star in Killer Legends, a documentary investigating true crimes that have inspired our scariest urban legends.

Rachel continues to develop and produce docu-series and feature documentaries for television and the big screen.

EAST AREA RAPIST/GOLDEN STATE KILLER (EAR/GSK): SURVIVORS & FAMILY MEMBERS

JANE CARSON-SANDLER

JANE CARSON-SANDLER

He killed 12, raped 45, burglarized over 120 homes...and he's never been caught. Survivors and victim family members reunite to tell their stories and breathe new life into this case. Jane Carson-Sandler (survivor); Michelle Cruz (sister of 12th murder victim); and Debbie Domingo (daughter of 10th murder victim).

DEBBIE DOMINGO

DEBBIE DOMINGO

MICHELLE CRUZ

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APHRODITE JONES

Aphrodite Jones is a national television host and bestselling true crime author whose expertise in the courtroom, as a public speaker, and in the media, is world-renowned. 

Jones has hosted and produced shows for Investigation Discovery (True Crime with Aphrodite Jones) and USA (The Justice Hunters) and was a crime reporter for FOX News, covering the trials of Scott Peterson, Michael Jackson, and Dennis Rader (aka the “BTK Killer”) for The O'Reilly Factor and Geraldo At Large.

Jones has written eight bestselling true crime books (including The FBI Killer, which was made into a movie, as well as All She Wanted, which was later transformed into the Oscar-winning film Boys Don’t Cry, starring Hilary Swank). She has appeared as a crime expert on The Today Show, NBC Dateline, CBS Early Morning, Dr. Oz, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, The O'Reilly Factor, Geraldo at Large, The FOX Report, Nancy Grace, The Forensic Files, E! and more.

JIM CLEMENTE

Jim Clemente is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and former New York City Prosecutor. During his 22-year career with the FBI, he has investigated cases from Bank Robberies to Serial Killers. He is now a Writer/Co-Producer for Criminal Minds, as well as a Technical Advisor on Quantico, Blind Spot, Secrets & Lies, and Sleepy Hollow. He Exec. Produces and is On-Air Talent for several Documentary Television Series productions including: The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey on CBS, Killer Profile on LMN, Missing Dial, on NatGeo, and Finding Benjamin.  Clemente authored his first novel, WITHOUT CONSENT based on his true story about tracking down and locking up the Coach/Camp Director who victimized him as a teen. Jim is also the host of the successful podcast: Real Crime Profile as well as the new podcasts:  Locked Up Abroad and Best Case/Worst Case. 

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ERIN MORIARTY

A CBS News journalist for three decades, Erin has been correspondent on 48 HOURS since 1990. In addition to reporting for 48 HOURS, Moriarty’s work is featured on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.

At CBS News, Moriarty has covered some of the biggest crime and justice stories of our time, including the wrongful conviction of Ryan Ferguson, the death of JonBenet Ramsey and the ongoing story of millionaire Robert Durst.

Twitter: @EFMoriarty

KEN KRATZ

Avery: The Case Against Steven Avery and What "Making a Murderer" Gets Wrong

In his 25-year prosecution career, Attorney Ken Kratz handled many complex and high-profile cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, child abuse, and property crimes.  Widely considered one of the state of Wisconsin’s best criminal trial attorneys, Kratz dedicated his career to advancing the rights of crime victims, serving as Chairman of Wisconsin’s Crime Victims’ Rights Board from its creation in 1997 until 2009.

For his work on the Teresa Halbach homicide case, Kratz has been asked to lecture throughout the country, and was named “Prosecutor of the Year” by the Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators in 2008.  Leaving the area of criminal litigation at the end of 2016, Kratz now enjoys his new career as true crime author, consultant, and speaker.

HAROLD SCHECHTER

Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature and culture. Renowned for his true-crime writing, he is the author of the nonfiction books The Mad Sculptor, Man-Eater as well as Fatal, Fiend, Bestial, Deviant, Deranged, Depraved, and The Serial Killer Files. He lives in New York State.

SHERYL MCCOLLUM

Sheryl McCollum is a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department as well as the Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together to advance techniques in solving cold cases. Some of the high-profile crimes Sheryl and her students have worked on include: Tu Pac Shakur, Chandra Levy, Natalee Holloway and The Boston Strangler.

TRICIA GRIFFITH

Websleuths is the premiere digital crime-solving community in the world.

STEVE JEFFERSON

Crime reporter Steve Jefferson joined WTHR NBC Indianapolis in June 2002.  He has served as a reporter and anchor for television and radio stations in Ohio, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi and Oregon. He was won numerous professional awards including two Emmy's, an Edward R. Murrow, Best Newscast from the Associated Press and various community service awards. He's reported on major events including the Atlanta bombings, The 100 Million Man March, the Georgia floods and Hurricanes George and Katrina.

ALICE de STURLER

Alice is a Dutch non-practicing lawyer/human rights defender who works on unsolved homicides and wrongful convictions. Her professional blog, Defrosting Cold Cases, won in the American Bar Association’s Top 100 “Blawgs” in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

MIDWEST SEARCH DOGS

Dedicated to training highly qualified K9s for Search and Rescue of lost or missing persons. Midwest Search Dogs provides several search disciplines, free of charge, to assist Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, EMA, and Government Agencies in their community. 

ANDREA MOREHEAD

Four-time Emmy Award-winning television broadcaster Andrea Morehead anchors the weekday 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts for WTHR NBC 13 in Indianapolis, Indiana.She has been with Channel 13 since 1999 and has field-anchored major events including the 2000 NBA Championships; 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia; 2002 Final Four in Atlanta, Georgia; 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah; and 2009 Presidential Inauguration. She is also an Edward R. Murrow award recipient.

FRANCEY HAKES

Francey Hakes was the country’s first National Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, a post appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. Prior to this appointment, Hakes was a prosecutor for more than 15 years, serving first as an Assistant District Attorney specializing in crimes against children and then as an Assistant U.S. Attorney specializing in technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation.

Twitter: @FranceyHakes

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BETHANY JONES

Bethany has produced hours of true crime TV for networks like Oxygen, A&E, LMN, CNN and Discovery. She has interviewed leading government officials, federal agents, US Attorneys and law enforcement officers across the country, and has established relationships with the Department of Homeland Security, ICE, FBI, as well as local, state and international law enforcement. She was selected by the FBI director in Los Angeles to be one of the few to take part in the FBI Citizens Academy.

KIMBERLIE MASSNICK

Kimberlie Massnick, PhD is a criminologist who specializes in sexual offenders and serial killers. She is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Indian River State College where she believes that learning needs to get out of the classroom. She stages crime scenes instead of giving traditional exams, takes her students out to assist law enforcement with searches and participates in countless opportunities with the homeless, addicted and juveniles in need. Dr. Massnick believes that to be a great professor one needs to be a lifelong learner.

ADRIANA PADILLA

A producer with almost a decade working in documentary production and development, Adriana has worked for networks such as HBO, CNN, PBS, TLC, Travel Channel, Oxygen and Discovery ID. As the former Director of Production at Peter Greenberg Worldwide, Adriana produced and oversaw the development of two 1-hr documentaries, a 14-episode new magazine show, a 19-episode web series, and a 5-episode celebrity travel series. 

CATHY SCOTT

US Consultant Cathy Scott, a Los Angeles Times bestselling author, is a veteran crime writer and investigative journalist, best known for writing The Killing of Tupac Shakur (Huntington Press) and The Murder of Biggie Smalls (St. Martin’s Press). She has appeared on Dateline NBC and the Today show. Cathy lives in the mountains of San Diego County, California, with three rescue dogs. 

PODCASTS

We are excited to provide a home for some of the biggest and best true crime podcasters in the world. You'll meet your favorite hosts and probably discover a whole bunch of new titles to binge on.

GENERATION WHY Two friends, Aaron and Justin, discuss theories and share their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries, conspiracies, & true crime.

GENERATION WHY

Two friends, Aaron and Justin, discuss theories and share their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries, conspiracies, & true crime.

IN SIGHT Ali and Charlie take a new look at true crime, mysteries, and forgotten history.

IN SIGHT

Ali and Charlie take a new look at true crime, mysteries, and forgotten history.

SUSPECT CONVICTIONS The burning corpse of a 9-year old girl was found on a school playground in Davenport, Iowa, September 17, 1990. Within days of the discovery of Jennifer Lewis’ charred body, police arrested Stanley Liggins, an African American who had just been released from prison. An Iowa jury convicted him and, after 26-years behind bars, an appellate court has granted him a new trial. And once again, the question will be asked: Who killed Jennifer Lewis? Veteran journalist Scott Reeder, who was at the crime scene the night Jennifer was killed, has conducted a massive investigation examining evidence in the case, interviewing witnesses and exploring the lives of both the victim and the accused. Troubling new developments have been uncovered. Reeder teamed with the NPR affiliate, WVIK, to produce this podcast.

SUSPECT CONVICTIONS

The burning corpse of a 9-year old girl was found on a school playground in Davenport, Iowa, September 17, 1990. Within days of the discovery of Jennifer Lewis’ charred body, police arrested Stanley Liggins, an African American who had just been released from prison. An Iowa jury convicted him and, after 26-years behind bars, an appellate court has granted him a new trial. And once again, the question will be asked: Who killed Jennifer Lewis? Veteran journalist Scott Reeder, who was at the crime scene the night Jennifer was killed, has conducted a massive investigation examining evidence in the case, interviewing witnesses and exploring the lives of both the victim and the accused. Troubling new developments have been uncovered. Reeder teamed with the NPR affiliate, WVIK, to produce this podcast.

MISSING MAURA MURRAY Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna discuss the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray.

MISSING MAURA MURRAY

Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna discuss the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray.

ONCE UPON A CRIME THE podcast for the true crime addict. Stories are told chapter by chapter--kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime, and more.

ONCE UPON A CRIME

THE podcast for the true crime addict. Stories are told chapter by chapter--kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime, and more.

ACTUAL INNOCENCE Telling the stories of people who served time for crimes they did not commit. Each episode introduces an exonerated person and the story of how the criminal justice system failed them. 

ACTUAL INNOCENCE

Telling the stories of people who served time for crimes they did not commit. Each episode introduces an exonerated person and the story of how the criminal justice system failed them. 

AMERICAN CRIMECAST Private Investigator Shane L. Waters and his team help the families of unsolved murder and missing person victims by creating a true crime documentary podcast advocating a voice for their lost loved ones. 

AMERICAN CRIMECAST

Private Investigator Shane L. Waters and his team help the families of unsolved murder and missing person victims by creating a true crime documentary podcast advocating a voice for their lost loved ones. 

THIN AIR An independently produced true-crime podcast dedicated to investigating unsolved missing persons cases from around the world. Each episode explores a different cold case and includes interviews with those directly involved.

THIN AIR

An independently produced true-crime podcast dedicated to investigating unsolved missing persons cases from around the world. Each episode explores a different cold case and includes interviews with those directly involved.

TWISTED PHILLY Stories about true crime, haunted history, cool and creepy places to visit, and Philly legends.

TWISTED PHILLY

Stories about true crime, haunted history, cool and creepy places to visit, and Philly legends.

CRIME STORIES WITH NANCY GRACE Nancy dives deep into the day’s most shocking crimes and asks the tough questions.

CRIME STORIES WITH NANCY GRACE

Nancy dives deep into the day’s most shocking crimes and asks the tough questions.

TRUE CRIME GARAGE Each week Nic & The Captain get in the garage and talk true crime and drink beer. 

TRUE CRIME GARAGE

Each week Nic & The Captain get in the garage and talk true crime and drink beer. 

UP AND VANISHED An ongoing audio podcast series that documents Payne Lindsey’s investigation of the unsolved disappearance of Tara Grinstead.

UP AND VANISHED

An ongoing audio podcast series that documents Payne Lindsey’s investigation of the unsolved disappearance of Tara Grinstead.

MARTINIS & MURDER From serial killers to mysterious disappearances and infamous cases, John Thrasher and Daryn Carp break down a murder over an episode or two, making heavy topics a bit more palatable with freshly shaken martinis, and a splash of humor.  John and Daryn tell the narrative of each murder while delving into compelling and little-known facts about the lives of each killer and their victim/s. What was the motivation? Was the killer a psychopath or a seemingly normal person who just snapped? What was the impact on the victim’s family, friends and community?  

MARTINIS & MURDER

From serial killers to mysterious disappearances and infamous cases, John Thrasher and Daryn Carp break down a murder over an episode or two, making heavy topics a bit more palatable with freshly shaken martinis, and a splash of humor.  John and Daryn tell the narrative of each murder while delving into compelling and little-known facts about the lives of each killer and their victim/s. What was the motivation? Was the killer a psychopath or a seemingly normal person who just snapped? What was the impact on the victim’s family, friends and community?  

THE VANISHED Marissa Jones explores the stories of those who have gone missing, often interviewing the loved ones who are still searching for answers. 

THE VANISHED

Marissa Jones explores the stories of those who have gone missing, often interviewing the loved ones who are still searching for answers. 

BEYOND THE BLOOD Exploring  the motives behind the darkest crimes in history. From little known murderers to bizarre disappearances.

BEYOND THE BLOOD

Exploring  the motives behind the darkest crimes in history. From little known murderers to bizarre disappearances.

TRUE CRIME ALL THE TIME A podcast about all things true crime hosted by Mike Ferguson.

TRUE CRIME ALL THE TIME

A podcast about all things true crime hosted by Mike Ferguson.

UNSOLVED Featuring stories of unsolved crimes from around the US and hosted by a crime analyst and former police officer, this show offers an informed perspective on each case.

UNSOLVED

Featuring stories of unsolved crimes from around the US and hosted by a crime analyst and former police officer, this show offers an informed perspective on each case.

THINKING SIDEWAYS Devin, Joe and Steve sit down every week to discuss unsolved mysteries of all kinds.

THINKING SIDEWAYS

Devin, Joe and Steve sit down every week to discuss unsolved mysteries of all kinds.

REAL CRIME PROFILE Join real criminal profilers Jim Clemente (retired FBI profiler) and Laura Richards (former NSY criminal behavioral analyst & advocate) profiling real cases with Lisa Zambetti (Casting Director of Criminal Minds), with the victim's voice uniquely at the centre of the discussion.

REAL CRIME PROFILE

Join real criminal profilers Jim Clemente (retired FBI profiler) and Laura Richards (former NSY criminal behavioral analyst & advocate) profiling real cases with Lisa Zambetti (Casting Director of Criminal Minds), with the victim's voice uniquely at the centre of the discussion.

ALREADY GONE Sharing stories of the missing, the lost, the mysterious, and the murdered. 

ALREADY GONE

Sharing stories of the missing, the lost, the mysterious, and the murdered. 

CURIOSITY KILLS Lindsay and Haley discuss, in their signature dry and sarcastic style, various true crime topics. Research will be done, topics will be covered, and insensitive jokes will be made.

CURIOSITY KILLS

Lindsay and Haley discuss, in their signature dry and sarcastic style, various true crime topics. Research will be done, topics will be covered, and insensitive jokes will be made.

TRUE CRIME FAN CLUB A podcast for the ultimate true crime enthusiast. A glimpse into the life and crimes of some of the most demented minds.

TRUE CRIME FAN CLUB

A podcast for the ultimate true crime enthusiast. A glimpse into the life and crimes of some of the most demented minds.

PLEASING TERRORS Storyteller Mike Brown takes listeners on a tour through the shadows of history. The Pleasing Terrors Podcast features stories about haunted places, creepy history, true crime, and forgotten folklore.

PLEASING TERRORS

Storyteller Mike Brown takes listeners on a tour through the shadows of history. The Pleasing Terrors Podcast features stories about haunted places, creepy history, true crime, and forgotten folklore.

JUDGE AND JURY Judge and Jury focuses on one true crime case per season and lets the audience decide.

JUDGE AND JURY

Judge and Jury focuses on one true crime case per season and lets the audience decide.

THE TRAIL WENT COLD Writer Robin Warder (of Cracked and Listverse) examines unsolved mysteries and cold cases, and offers his own analysis and theories about what really happened.

THE TRAIL WENT COLD

Writer Robin Warder (of Cracked and Listverse) examines unsolved mysteries and cold cases, and offers his own analysis and theories about what really happened.

THE LAST PODCAST ON THE LEFT A comedy podcast that covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and aliens to cults and serial killers. Each week three comedians investigate spooky and violent events in history using gallows humor and detailed research and prove that the true crime community isn't just for "doctors" with "expertise" in their "field". The Last Podcast is guaranteed to satisfy your blood lust and make you laugh at things you will probably feel guilty about later. 

THE LAST PODCAST ON THE LEFT

A comedy podcast that covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and aliens to cults and serial killers. Each week three comedians investigate spooky and violent events in history using gallows humor and detailed research and prove that the true crime community isn't just for "doctors" with "expertise" in their "field". The Last Podcast is guaranteed to satisfy your blood lust and make you laugh at things you will probably feel guilty about later. 

ACCUSED When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was the right guy charged, or did a killer walk free?

ACCUSED

When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was the right guy charged, or did a killer walk free?

MOST NOTORIOUS Host Erik Rivenes interviews authors, documentarians and historians about crimes, criminals and tragedies throughout history. 

MOST NOTORIOUS

Host Erik Rivenes interviews authors, documentarians and historians about crimes, criminals and tragedies throughout history. 

TRUE CRIME HISTORIAN Stories of America's scandals, scoundrels, and scourges--from historic newspapers in the golden era of yellow journalism.  

TRUE CRIME HISTORIAN

Stories of America's scandals, scoundrels, and scourges--from historic newspapers in the golden era of yellow journalism.
 

THE UNRESOLVED PODCAST The Unresolved Podcast is a storytelling endeavor aimed at bringing to light stories that are, you guessed it, unresolved. Each episode follows the facts to its natural conclusion, proposes a few questions, and then lets you make up your mind on what the truth may be.

THE UNRESOLVED PODCAST

The Unresolved Podcast is a storytelling endeavor aimed at bringing to light stories that are, you guessed it, unresolved. Each episode follows the facts to its natural conclusion, proposes a few questions, and then lets you make up your mind on what the truth may be.

WHITE WINE TRUE CRIME Female comedians from LA who sit around and drink white wine while commenting on true crime shows and going on tangents. Let yourself be wined and crimed! 

WHITE WINE TRUE CRIME

Female comedians from LA who sit around and drink white wine while commenting on true crime shows and going on tangents. Let yourself be wined and crimed! 

TRUE CRIME ALL THE TIME: UNSOLVED True Crime All The Time's podcast to showcase unsolved cases.

TRUE CRIME ALL THE TIME: UNSOLVED

True Crime All The Time's podcast to showcase unsolved cases.

 

Note: All guests, sessions, and experiences are subject to change.

The SCHEDULE

NOTE: ALL NON-VIP SESSIONS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED AND NO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Exceptions: Escape Rooms (registered guests will receive email instructions) & The Steven Avery Experience (VIPs will book first and will open to all if room). GOLD VIP registrants will receive separate communications about reserving their Murder Mystery Dinner, Wine & Crime, Self Defense class, etc.

PRICING & REGISTration

Ready to join us? There are three registration options available: Standard, VIP and GOLD VIP.

  • STANDARD includes full-access to all sessions and experiences on all three days.
  • VIP and GOLD VIP include everything in STANDARD, plus additional perks that are described on our VIP PACKAGE page.

SINGLE DAY PASSES

Single day tickets are now available. Note that single day passes allow for access to all events excluding VIP/GOLD VIP sessions as well as the following experiences: "Crime Scene"  (Fri), "The Jury" (Sat), "Interrogation Experience" (Sun), and Escape Rooms (all weekend).

FRIDAY..........$110
SATURDAY ...$175

SUNDAY .......$95

Single day passes can be purchased on our REGISTRATION PAGE.

DISCOUNTS

WE OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT/MILITARY/STUDENTS AND GROUPS OF 5+ PEOPLE. CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR DISCOUNTS PAGE TO LEARN MORE. 

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Indianapolis: Half a day's drive from half the U.S. population.

We chose the JW Marriott in Indy to host CrimeCon because it's the perfect hotel in a city with an incredible history of true-crime characters and cases.

Those who stay with us at the JW will experience everything that CrimeCon weekend has to offer. Be sure to use the link below to receive the special group rate of $165/night plus tax (king or double), or call 1-866-704-6162 to reserve by phone.

THE CRIMECON GROUP RATE EXPIRES ON MAY 25, 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT HOTELS:

The CrimeCon experience includes a weekend-long true crime mystery game. Only those who stay at the JW Indy (or who live within 50 miles of the event) will be eligible to participate in the game as it involves clues distributed via your hotel room at the JW. Please support CrimeCon by staying at our official hotel.

The JW Indy is one of the nicest hotels I have stayed at...period.”
— TripAdvisor reviewer
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