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Friday, June 4
 

12:00pm CDT

Welcome to CC21!
Welcome to CrimeCon Austin!

It's been a very long road to Austin, and a lot has happened in the world of true crime since we last met. Don't miss our opening for the perfect way to launch into CC21 and lots of great information to get the most out of the weekend.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The opening will play in the video screens of all three ballrooms simultaneously. Please select the room that will host the first programming session you plan to attend as that session will begin as soon as the opening ends.


Friday June 4, 2021 12:00pm - 12:05pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

12:00pm CDT

Welcome to CC21!
Welcome to CrimeCon Austin!

It's been a very long road to Austin, and a lot has happened in the world of true crime since we last met. Don't miss our opening for the perfect way to launch into CC21 and lots of great information to get the most out of the weekend.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The opening will play in the video screens of all three ballrooms simultaneously. Please select the room that will host the first programming session you plan to attend as that session will begin as soon as the opening ends.


Friday June 4, 2021 12:00pm - 12:05pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

12:00pm CDT

Welcome to CC21!
Welcome to CrimeCon Austin!

It's been a very long road to Austin, and a lot has happened in the world of true crime since we last met. Don't miss our opening for the perfect way to launch into CC21 and lots of great information to get the most out of the weekend.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The opening will play in the video screens of all three ballrooms simultaneously. Please select the room that will host the first programming session you plan to attend as that session will begin as soon as the opening ends.

Friday June 4, 2021 12:00pm - 12:10pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

12:10pm CDT

How We Helped Find Rebekah Gould’s Killer: A 16-Year Journey to Justice
Rebekah Gould was murdered inside her boyfriend’s home in 2004 but, despite information that could have led authorities to the killer in the days following her death, her case went unsolved for over 16 years.

Sensing an opportunity for justice, investigative journalist George Jared teamed up with Former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Agent-turned-private investigator Jennifer Bucholtz in an effort to find Rebekah’s killer. Over the course of the next two years the duo reignited the investigation utilizing media and crowd-sourcing techniques. The heightened public awareness helped pressure law enforcement into assigning a new investigator to Rebekah’s case.

An arrest was made just months later.

In this session, Bucholtz and Jared will discuss the pitfalls of confirmation bias, the benefits of utilizing a wide variety of resources to solve cold cases, and their incredible direct communications with the man who was ultimately arrested for the murder.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bucholtz

Jennifer Bucholtz

Jennifer Bucholtz is a former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Agent and a decorated veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Master of Science in Forensic Sciences. Jennifer is currently a Professor... Read More →
avatar for George Jared

George Jared

True crime author and award-winning investigative journalist George Jared has covered murder cases and other types of news stories for nearly two decades. He wrote 100 news stories about the infamous West Memphis Three case, which included a Death Row interview with Damien Echols... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 12:10pm - 1:00pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

12:10pm CDT

Entering the Dark: On the Trail of Serial Killers
You can see them, but you look right through them. Some are transparent while they study their victims, learn their habits, and ascertain their vulnerabilities. They are silent predators – until they strike, committing unspeakable acts against their hapless victims. As they find new ways to hunt their prey, law enforcement endeavors to look for new ways to catch them. Have advancements in law enforcement, forensic science, and psychology given us inroads into catching them? How does the identity of an active serial killer come to the attention of the police?

By using case examples, this presentation by CC alumni speaker John White, a psychology professor and former investigator sergeant, will delineate how the most psychopathic criminals among us, both popular as well as more obscure killers, are caught and convicted.

Speakers
avatar for John White

John White

Fmr. Investigative Sergent, Dallas PD
John H. White, Ph.D. is a former investigator sergeant in the Psychological Services Office, the Internal Affairs Division, and Fugitive and Special Investigations Unit of the Dallas Police Department.  He investigated numerous police officer shootings and was assigned to the Psychological... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 12:10pm - 1:00pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

12:10pm CDT

True Crime Binge ft. True Crime Garage
Join Bob Ruff from True Crime Binge as he takes a deep dive with Captain & Nic, hosts of True Crime Garage 


Friday June 4, 2021 12:10pm - 1:00pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

1:20pm CDT

Don’t F**k with Cats: Behind the Search for an Internet Killer
In 2019 Netflix released one of its biggest true crime docu-series in years: Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer. In it, a team of online citizen detectives pushed investigators toward finding and arresting Luka Magnotta, a Montreal man who went from torturing and killing animals to eventually killing and dismembering a man named Jun Lin.

Now attendees will get to hear directly from John Green and Deanna Thompson (aka “Baudi Moovan”), two of the key online sleuths behind the hunt for Magnotta. They’ll talk about what viewers did not see in the doc, as well as just how much work goes into cracking open a case like this. They’ll also touch on the premise behind their overall mission: those who torture animals are very likely to eventually move up to killing humans. (This premise will be explored more deeply in another session: “Animal Beta Project”).

Attendees will have an opportunity for Q&A and to find out how they can participate more actively in future citizen-based investigations.


Friday June 4, 2021 1:20pm - 2:15pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

1:20pm CDT

The Safety Trap
Spencer Coursen’s bio reads like something out of an action movie. He was an Airborne Ranger. He fought in Afghanistan. He worked for the government. He’s conducted more than 300 protective operations in more than 100 countries. He’s protected so many celebrities he could host his own highlight reel on TMZ. And, if all of that doesn’t sound impressive enough, he’s also proficient in “offensive and defensive driving, escape and evasion measures, and surveillance and counter-surveillance operations.”

In other words, Kevin Costner’s character in The Bodyguard was based on him.

(OK, that’s not actually confirmed, but it’s a theory.) In reality, he was the security consultant on the film Zero Dark Thirty and is the author of the best selling book, The Safety Trap.

Sometimes feeling safe is the most dangerous thing we do. This is the paradox of the "Safety Trap." In this session, Coursen will show you how to succeed in staying safe using real world examples from his global experience keeping celebrities, sports stars, models and more out of some of the most dangerous situations you don't want to imagine.

Speakers
avatar for Spencer Coursen

Spencer Coursen

Threat Management Expert, Coursen Security Group
Spencer Coursen is a nationally recognized threat management expert and author of The Safety Trap (St. Martin’s Press, 2021.) He has an exceptional record of success in the assessment, management, and resolution of threats, conflict resolution, employee terminations, physical security assessments, expert witness testimony, policy authorship, protective intelligence, and vulnerab... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 1:20pm - 2:15pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

1:20pm CDT

John White: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for John White

John White

Fmr. Investigative Sergent, Dallas PD
John H. White, Ph.D. is a former investigator sergeant in the Psychological Services Office, the Internal Affairs Division, and Fugitive and Special Investigations Unit of the Dallas Police Department.  He investigated numerous police officer shootings and was assigned to the Psychological... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 1:20pm - 2:15pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

1:20pm CDT

True Crime Binge: Derrick Levasseur & Stephanie Harlowe
Join Bob Ruff from True Crime Binge as he takes a deep dive with Derrick and Stephanie, hosts of Crime Weekly

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur is a decorated police sergeant and the author of the best-selling book, The Undercover Edge. Hired at only twenty years old, he was one of the youngest officers in the department’s history and worked in both the Patrol Division and the Detective Division. He was... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe has been an up and comer in the YouTube community since 2017. After gaining a small but engaged following, she realized she had an amazing opportunity to use her platform to speak about what really mattered and challenge herself, while raising awareness for both... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 1:20pm - 2:15pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

2:30pm CDT

[Virtual Only] John White Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for John White

John White

Fmr. Investigative Sergent, Dallas PD
John H. White, Ph.D. is a former investigator sergeant in the Psychological Services Office, the Internal Affairs Division, and Fugitive and Special Investigations Unit of the Dallas Police Department.  He investigated numerous police officer shootings and was assigned to the Psychological... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Virtual Session

2:35pm CDT

The Austin Serial Bomber: 19 Days of Terror
Over the course of 19 days in March of 2018, the city of Austin was terrorized by a series of cold and calculated bombings that took the lives of two people and injured four others. Some of the bombs were placed at doorsteps, others were shipped, puzzling investigators as they tried to calm a city in panic.

It was only through the incredible work of the police, FBI, and ATF that a suspect was identified, resulting in a Hollywood-like police chase and the eventual arrest of a suspect.

This session will take attendees inside one of the largest investigations and manhunts in the country. Det. David Fugitt of the Austin Police Department will map out the series of bombings, breaking down the clues and evidence that lead to finding the bomber and bringing Austin's month of fear to an end.

Speakers
avatar for David Fugitt

David Fugitt

David Fugitt is a seasoned Homicide Detective at the Austin Police Department, where he has partnered in the investigation of over 600 murders. Preceding his tenure of 18-years in homicide, were assignments in the Missing Persons and Family Violence Units. He graduated from Texas... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 2:35pm - 3:30pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

2:35pm CDT

Investigating Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid: Bringing Historical True Crime to Life
In the midst of the Jazz Age a gang headed by Richard and Margaret Whittemore - AKA Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid - went on a year-long crime spree that netted more than a million dollars in cash and gems and resulted in the death of perhaps a half dozen men. Smarter, better looking, and far more successful than Bonnie and Clyde, Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid were front page news coast to coast, a romantic pairing as well known in the Roaring Twenties as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are today.

Richard was the archetypal tough guy gangster, Margaret his beautiful and devoted, jewel-draped femme fatale. Together, for a brief time, they stole diamonds by day and then lived out their wildest fantasies by night rubbing shoulders with elite society in Manhattan's most-exclusive cabarets and restaurants.

In this CrimeCon exclusive, author Glenn Stout will bring their story to life while also revealing the unique process of researching historical crime, how he re-discovered the Whittemores, and how, despite the lack of police reports, FBI files, and trials transcripts he brought Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid back to life in a book the Wall Street Journal recently called “a hell of a yarn, worthy of an HBO hoodlum epic like Boardwalk Empire.”

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Stout

Glenn Stout

Glenn Stout specializes in sports and popular history. He has written, ghosted or edited more than 100 books and consulted on a variety of editorial projects with hundreds of writers. He is the author of Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid: America's Original Gangster Couple, Young Woman... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 2:35pm - 3:30pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

2:35pm CDT

Justice Through Genomics: Closure for Families by Solving "Unsolvable" Cold Cases
For a long time, it seemed as though decades-old cold cases might go unsolved forever. No justice for families, no punishment for perpetrators.

But the game has changed.

DNA left at crime scenes that was previously thought to be unusable is finding new life thanks to Othram, the first private lab to apply the power of modern parallel sequencing to forensic evidence. The number of cold cases that Othram is playing a part in reopening is astounding. From the 1974 murder of Carla Walker to the 1995 killing of Mary Catherine Edwards, Othram is partnering with law enforcement across the country to work on cases previously thought to be “unsolvable.” As Othram CEO David Mittelman told us recently, “It’s not a great time to be a rapist or murderer.”

This session will be part science and part cold case deep-dive, but all bad news for killers who’ve become accustomed to sleeping well at night. Come hear about the lab that is changing the course of history and learn how YOU can get involved in helping to decide which cases they take on next.

Speakers
avatar for David Mittelman

David Mittelman

Othram
David Mittelman is the founder and CEO of Othram Inc, a biometrics company using DNA sequencing and genomics to advance human identification. Mittelman has a well-established background in genomics. He participated in the Human Genome Project while at the University of Texas Southwestern... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 2:35pm - 3:30pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

2:35pm CDT

Don't F**k With Cats: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Deanna Thompson, Muervet Douglas, John Green

Deanna Thompson, Muervet Douglas, John Green

Recently featured in the Netflix Documentary, "Don't F**K with Cats", Deanna Thompson (screen name Baudi Moovan), Muervet Douglas, and John Green joined forces to assist authorities in tracking down murderer Luka Magnotta. Their successful efforts blazed a trail that led to the creation... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 2:35pm - 3:30pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

2:35pm CDT

Spencer Coursen: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Spencer Coursen

Spencer Coursen

Threat Management Expert, Coursen Security Group
Spencer Coursen is a nationally recognized threat management expert and author of The Safety Trap (St. Martin’s Press, 2021.) He has an exceptional record of success in the assessment, management, and resolution of threats, conflict resolution, employee terminations, physical security assessments, expert witness testimony, policy authorship, protective intelligence, and vulnerab... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 2:35pm - 3:30pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

3:45pm CDT

[Virtual Only] Don't F**k with Cats: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe has been an up and comer in the YouTube community since 2017. After gaining a small but engaged following, she realized she had an amazing opportunity to use her platform to speak about what really mattered and challenge herself, while raising awareness for both... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deanna Thompson, Muervet Douglas, John Green

Deanna Thompson, Muervet Douglas, John Green

Recently featured in the Netflix Documentary, "Don't F**K with Cats", Deanna Thompson (screen name Baudi Moovan), Muervet Douglas, and John Green joined forces to assist authorities in tracking down murderer Luka Magnotta. Their successful efforts blazed a trail that led to the creation... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 3:45pm - 4:15pm CDT
Virtual Session

3:50pm CDT

Suicide or Murder: What Really Happened to Libby Caswell in Room 319?
On December 11, 2017, 21 year-old single mother Libby Caswell was found dead in the bathroom of the Sports Stadium Inn in Independence, Missouri. When first responders arrived they found Libby’s body between the bathtub and toilet with a cloth belt around her neck.

But what happened that day in room 319 may not be all that it first seemed.

Libby’s death was ruled a suicide but her mother Cynthia was not buying it for a second. Looking for answers beyond what the system was providing, Cynthia turned to the country’s leading expert on strangulation: Dr. Bill Smock, Police Surgeon for the Louisville Metro Police Department.

In a CrimeCon exclusive, Dr. Smock will give attendees a firsthand look at the case that he calls “a completely staged suicide” and will show the why and, more important, the how, there was no way Libby hung herself. Attendees will also hear from Cynthia directly about the loving daughter and mother Libby was.

If you’ve seen Dr. Smock’s presentations from CrowdSolve Seattle or CrimeCon House Arrest you know you’re in for an intense, educational session from one of the world’s foremost authorities on neck trauma.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Smock

Bill Smock

MD, Police Surgeon, Louisville Metro Police Department
Dr. Bill Smock is the full-time Police Surgeon and directs the Clinical Forensic Medicine Program for the Louisville Metro Police Department in Louisville, Kentucky. Bill graduated from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine in 1990 and completed a residency in emergency... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 3:50pm - 4:45pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

3:50pm CDT

Glenn Stout: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Stout

Glenn Stout

Glenn Stout specializes in sports and popular history. He has written, ghosted or edited more than 100 books and consulted on a variety of editorial projects with hundreds of writers. He is the author of Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid: America's Original Gangster Couple, Young Woman... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 3:50pm - 4:45pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

3:50pm CDT

Meet Mank
While Josh Mankiewicz cannot be with us in person in Austin this year, he would never miss a CrimeCon! Josh will be appearing virtually at this Meet & Greet and is looking forward to speaking with attendees and, yes, even taking photos.


Speakers
avatar for Josh Mankiewicz

Josh Mankiewicz

Correspondent, Dateline NBC


Friday June 4, 2021 3:50pm - 4:45pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

3:50pm CDT

Ethics in True Crime with Sarah Turney
Join Voices for Justice podcast host Sarah Turney for an important discussion around the ethics of true crime reporting, from its impact on families to fans. Sarah will be joined by a great group of guests, each of whom have their own unique encounters with true crime reporting.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe has been an up and comer in the YouTube community since 2017. After gaining a small but engaged following, she realized she had an amazing opportunity to use her platform to speak about what really mattered and challenge herself, while raising awareness for both... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Turney

Sarah Turney

Voices for Justice Podcast
avatar for Kelsi German

Kelsi German

Kelsi German is the 21 year old sister of Liberty German who was brutally murdered four and a half years ago. Liberty, along with her best friend Abigail Williams, were murdered on February 13, 2017 in Delphi Indiana. Their killer is still yet to be found despite a video of their... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 3:50pm - 4:45pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

3:50pm CDT

Practical Tactical: When Trusting Your Instincts Fails [VIP ONLY]
Two of the country's top experts in threat management, safety, and personal defense are joining forces at CC21 for this VIP-only session that just might save your life someday.

Spencer Coursen and Jason Hanson will start with helping attendees assess threats by bringing real-world situations to the stage. How do you react when your gut instincts scream 'run' but social norms dictate you do nothing? From a shady guy jumping in the elevator, to a strange car following on a dark road.

We're told to "follow our instincts" but, in the world of safety, these instincts are often wrong. And seasoned criminals know how to take advantage of them. When you find yourself in a bad spot, it's time to tap Jason's skills as one of the world's experts in self-defense. From how to get out of zip ties and duct tape, to why a tactical pen just might be the single best thing you can own for safety, this is a can’t miss workshop from two of the best in the business.

Be ready to participate, to engage, and to learn--opportunities like this don't come around very often!

[VIP Badges Only. This session runs twice over the weekend. Pre-registration is not required.]

Speakers
avatar for Spencer Coursen

Spencer Coursen

Threat Management Expert, Coursen Security Group
Spencer Coursen is a nationally recognized threat management expert and author of The Safety Trap (St. Martin’s Press, 2021.) He has an exceptional record of success in the assessment, management, and resolution of threats, conflict resolution, employee terminations, physical security assessments, expert witness testimony, policy authorship, protective intelligence, and vulnerab... Read More →
avatar for Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson

Spy Escape and Evasion
Jason R. Hanson is a former CIA Officer and the New York Times bestselling author of Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life. Jason is a frequent media guest and has appeared on The Today Show, Dateline, Rachael Ray, Fox & Friends, Shark Tank and more. Jason runs his Spy Escape & Evasion... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 3:50pm - 4:45pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

3:50pm CDT

Podcast Row: Open Hours
Meet your favorite hosts and discover new titles!

Note: Pod Row open hours are the designated time blocks when we ask our hosts to be at their tables to meet attendees.

Friday June 4, 2021 3:50pm - 6:00pm CDT
Pod Row (5th FL)

4:30pm CDT

[Virtual Only] David Mittelman: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
avatar for Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur is a decorated police sergeant and the author of the best-selling book, The Undercover Edge. Hired at only twenty years old, he was one of the youngest officers in the department’s history and worked in both the Patrol Division and the Detective Division. He was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Mittelman

David Mittelman

Othram
David Mittelman is the founder and CEO of Othram Inc, a biometrics company using DNA sequencing and genomics to advance human identification. Mittelman has a well-established background in genomics. He participated in the Human Genome Project while at the University of Texas Southwestern... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Virtual Session

5:05pm CDT

What Hell is Like: The Untold Story of the Toolbox Killers
Have you ever wondered what it's like to sit across from one of the world's most sadistic serial killers? Or to conduct a full investigation into a case to look for missing victims and buried evidence 40 years later?

Laura Brand, an investigator who became known as the “Siren Of San Quentin,” speaks publicly for the first time on her deep-dive into the infamous Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris, known as the “Toolbox Killers.”

Brand spent five years interviewing Bittaker and Norris, two of the most sadistic serial killers in American history, at San Quentin prision. She ultimately succeeded in getting Bittaker to reveal the locations of missing victims Cindy Schaefer and Andrea Hall, as well as evidence he’d buried in 1979.

In this must-see CrimeCon exclusive, Brand will break down her interviewing techniques and reveal how she conducted a thorough cold case investigation. Dr. Maurice Godwin will join her to deliver a profile of the unknown victims based on the geography of the San Gabriel mountains, the place where the Toolbox Killers brought their victims. Brand will tell the story with never-before-seen photos and maps, as well as previously unreleased audio from Bittaker and witnesses. Attendees will also get an exclusive sneak peek at Brand’s upcoming TV special on the case.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Brand

Laura Brand

Laura Brand is a private investigator, forensic psychology practitioner and CEO of Siren Productions. Brand has interviewed over 50 serial killers nation wide while conducting a collective study for the last 7 years. She has recently partnered with Dr. White to analyze the findings... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Maurice Godwin

Dr. Maurice Godwin

Maurice Godwin, Ph.D., specializes in investigative psychology, crime scene analysis, missing persons, and geographic profiling of abductors and serial murderers. In this capacity, he has aided local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and is a frequent commentator for the... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 5:05pm - 6:00pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

5:05pm CDT

RatSnakes: Inside the Explosive World of ATF's Undercover Agents
Get ready to infiltrate the dangerous, secret world of criminals and cover identities by way of the ATF, where the world’s greatest undercover agents are known as RatSnakes.

RatSnakes are rarely, if ever, visible to the public they move among and risk their lives to protect. In fact, thanks to their cover personas, they’re often assumed to be members of the clandestine criminal world they investigate. Real-life undercover work is a far cry from the sexy, candy-colored world you’ve seen in Hollywood movies. Only those strong and clever enough get inside and survive.

Vincent A. Cefalu would know. During his 30 years as an ATF undercover operative, he served undercover to investigate dangerous groups ranging from the Symbionese Liberation Army to Asian organized crime. He has infiltrated notorious outlaw motorcycle gangs as well as splinter groups of the Ku Klux Klan, and his memoir RatSnakes: Cheating Death by Living a Lie provides a transparent look at the organization and the operatives with whom he risked his life.

Speakers
avatar for Vincent Cefalu

Vincent Cefalu

Vincent A. Cefalu was born and raised just north of San Francisco in Marin County, California. After a troubled youth and lackluster academic performance, he enlisted in the US Marines, where he spent six years in the military police and ultimately served in a classified Special Operations... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 5:05pm - 6:00pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

5:05pm CDT

True Crime Trivia by Yellowtape
Think you know your stuff in the world of true crime? Match wits against your fellow attendees in this game of true crime triva hosted by Yellowtape's Rebekah Sebastian!


Friday June 4, 2021 5:05pm - 6:00pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

5:05pm CDT

Dr. Bill Smock: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Smock

Bill Smock

MD, Police Surgeon, Louisville Metro Police Department
Dr. Bill Smock is the full-time Police Surgeon and directs the Clinical Forensic Medicine Program for the Louisville Metro Police Department in Louisville, Kentucky. Bill graduated from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine in 1990 and completed a residency in emergency... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 5:05pm - 6:00pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

5:05pm CDT

Sarah Turney: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Turney

Sarah Turney

Voices for Justice Podcast


Friday June 4, 2021 5:05pm - 6:00pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

6:00pm CDT

[Virtual Only] Dr. Smock: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
avatar for Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur is a decorated police sergeant and the author of the best-selling book, The Undercover Edge. Hired at only twenty years old, he was one of the youngest officers in the department’s history and worked in both the Patrol Division and the Detective Division. He was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Smock

Bill Smock

MD, Police Surgeon, Louisville Metro Police Department
Dr. Bill Smock is the full-time Police Surgeon and directs the Clinical Forensic Medicine Program for the Louisville Metro Police Department in Louisville, Kentucky. Bill graduated from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine in 1990 and completed a residency in emergency... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 6:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
Virtual Session

6:20pm CDT

Laura Brand & Dr. Godwin: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Brand

Laura Brand

Laura Brand is a private investigator, forensic psychology practitioner and CEO of Siren Productions. Brand has interviewed over 50 serial killers nation wide while conducting a collective study for the last 7 years. She has recently partnered with Dr. White to analyze the findings... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Maurice Godwin

Dr. Maurice Godwin

Maurice Godwin, Ph.D., specializes in investigative psychology, crime scene analysis, missing persons, and geographic profiling of abductors and serial murderers. In this capacity, he has aided local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and is a frequent commentator for the... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 6:20pm - 7:00pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

6:20pm CDT

Vincent Cefalu: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Vincent Cefalu

Vincent Cefalu

Vincent A. Cefalu was born and raised just north of San Francisco in Marin County, California. After a troubled youth and lackluster academic performance, he enlisted in the US Marines, where he spent six years in the military police and ultimately served in a classified Special Operations... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 6:20pm - 7:00pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

6:30pm CDT

[Virtual Only] Sarah Turney: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe has been an up and comer in the YouTube community since 2017. After gaining a small but engaged following, she realized she had an amazing opportunity to use her platform to speak about what really mattered and challenge herself, while raising awareness for both... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Turney

Sarah Turney

Voices for Justice Podcast


Friday June 4, 2021 6:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Virtual Session

7:00pm CDT

Cocktail Hour [VIP - Group A Only]
The first day of programming is done, it's time for drinks! VIPs (in Group A) please join us outdoors (weather permitting) on Floor 7 for cocktails prior to dinner.

You must have a VIP Badge with a WHITE LANYARD in order to access this cocktail hour. 

Friday June 4, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

8:00pm CDT

Ride-Along with Mac & Company: To Catch a Killer [VIP - Group B Only]
Join CrimeCon fan-favorite, CSI Sheryl “Mac” McCollum, retired Homicide Detective Christine Mannina,  Emmy Award Winning Journalist Karyn Greer, and a variety of important special guests for this one-of-a-kind immersive VIP event examining a 25-year cold case that needs your help to catch a killer.

Ride-Along with Mac & Company as they take VIPs with them on a cold case that’s just begging to be solved. Mac will lay the case out as only she can, while Mannina will highlight what needs to be done now to propel things forward. Attendees will also hear about the victim and the family’s heartbreaking quest for justice and be able to engage directly with the DA’s Office as well as Karyn Greer, a reporter who has followed the case for years. (Expect some surprise guests who are critical to solving this case to join as well!)

This workshop represents the best of what CrimeCon is all about: educational, interactive, and victim-focused. We can’t wait to hear what new ideas and perspectives this group of smart, passionate people will come up with—we only ask that you Ride Along with fresh eyes, and an open mind.

You must have a VIP Badge with a Black Lanyard to join this session.

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum

Crime Analyst, Cold Case Investigation Research Institute
Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is the Emmy Award winning co-host of CSI Atlanta, and famed CSI from a metro Atlanta Police Department. Mac started her career at age 18 at the Rape Crisis Center at Grady Memorial Hospital and went on to work for the Department of Corrections, the Secretary... Read More →
avatar for Karyn Greer

Karyn Greer

A long-time Atlanta resident, Karyn is well known in the local television market and has a history of hands-on community involvement. She is the past president of the Atlanta Press Club and currently serves on the Board of Governor's for the National Academy of Television, Arts... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

8:00pm CDT

VIP Dinner [Group A Only]: An Evening with Forensic Artist Gil Zamora
Are you ready to have your perspectives challenged?

After dinner, settle in for a night of fascinating engagement into the art of gathering forensic cognitive evidence. Be a part of the process and delve into the theories behind how eyewitness responses are interpreted. Be a part of the audience as a fictitious sketch is created based on a directed interview technique that is mindful of memory contamination. Experience the art of eyewitness memory manipulation and consider the implications. Guiding you through this night of exploration is nationally acclaimed forensic artist Gil Zamora, where he’ll provide expert analysis on techniques used to gather reliable cognitive evidence to create sketches for criminal investigations. You’ll never experience anything like this again!

You must have a VIP Badge with a white lanyard to access the VIP Dinner. (Group A VIPs with a black lanyard will attend dinner on Saturday night.)

Speakers
avatar for Gil Zamora

Gil Zamora

After 17 years as the forensic artist for the largest agency in Silicon Valley, I became the spokesman for the Dove Real Beauty Sketches campaign.My forensic interview technique makes it easy for me to interview real people about how they see themselves, and how others see them more... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)
 
Saturday, June 5
 

8:30am CDT

Pravin Varughese: A Mother's Fight For Justice
19 year old college student Pravin Varughese goes missing and turns up dead. Local law enforcement immediately writes his death off as a tragic accident, just another college kid drinking too much and freezing to death in the woods. A family fights for justice as they deal with pressure from law enforcement and city officials to just "let it go."

Behind the scenes, the police knew that Pravin had been with a stranger the night of his death, and this stranger had been telling his buddies that he had beat Pravin up that evening, but Pravin's mother Lovely was being told that the bruises on her son's face were post mortem discoloration.

We want to tell you about Pravin, and we want to hear directly from Lovely about the many roadblocks she faced in her over four year fight to get her son's attacker in front of a jury. We also want to discuss how law enforcement can be more compassionate, more communicative, and therefore, more effective. It's time we all work together to make sure every victim receives the respect they deserve, and every case receives the same amount of time and effort to solve. Come find out how, and let's start working together to make things better for everyone.


Speakers
avatar for Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur is a decorated police sergeant and the author of the best-selling book, The Undercover Edge. Hired at only twenty years old, he was one of the youngest officers in the department’s history and worked in both the Patrol Division and the Detective Division. He was... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe has been an up and comer in the YouTube community since 2017. After gaining a small but engaged following, she realized she had an amazing opportunity to use her platform to speak about what really mattered and challenge herself, while raising awareness for both... Read More →
avatar for Lovely Varughese

Lovely Varughese

Lovely Varughese is a wife and mother of three. She resides in Chicago, IL. Lovely is a Registered Nurse by profession. Born and raised in South India, Lovely was born into a very conservative Christian family. She studied Nursing and received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 8:30am - 9:25am CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

8:30am CDT

Victim F: From Crime Victims to Suspects to Survivors
In March 2015, Denise Huskins and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn awoke from a sound sleep right into a nightmare. Armed men bound and drugged them, then abducted Denise.

Warned not to call the police, Aaron agonized about what to do. He finally decided to put his trust in law enforcement and dialed 911. But instead of searching for Denise, the police accused Aaron of her murder. His story, they told him, was just too unbelievable.

When Denise was eventually released alive 48-hours later, the police turned their fire on her, dubbing her the “real-life ‘Gone Girl’” who had faked her own kidnapping.

Moderated by Victim F co-author, Nicki Egan, audiences will be the first in the world to hear from Aaron and Denise firsthand as they recount the horrific ordeal that almost cost them everything.

Denise and Aaron's new book, which will not be released publicly until June 8th, will be available for purchase exclusively for CrimeCon attendees. 

Moderators
avatar for Nicki Egan

Nicki Egan

Nicki Weisensee Egan is an award-winning newspaper and magazine investigative journalist turned author and podcast host. Her first book, CHASING COSBY: The Downfall of America’s Dad, detailed her 13 plus years covering the Bill Cosby drugging and assault case was made into a h... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Denise and Aaron Quinn

Denise and Aaron Quinn

In March 2015, Denise Huskins and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn awoke from a sound sleep into a nightmare. Armed men bound and drugged them, then abducted Denise. Warned not to call the police or Denise would be killed. Aaron agonized about what to do. Finally he put his trust in law... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

8:30am CDT

[PLATINUM VIP ONLY] Breakfast with Beth Holloway: From Victim to Victor
You know the case: Natalee Holloway went missing while on trip to Aruba in 2005. Her body has never been found. Natalee’s mother Beth has begged and pleaded for answers on what happened to her daughter, and where her remains are located--but that resolution has never come for her.

Natalee is not the only victim in this case; it’s also the loved ones left behind who've had to handle the unfathomable burden in the aftermath in the aftermath of her death.

For years, Beth has endured false leads, on-line trolls, hoaxes, ridicule, and those preying on the vulnerability of a victim's grieving family. But that has not stopped her mission to help other families avoid what she's gone through.

In this special breakfast session only for Platinum VIP attendees, you'll hear the trials and tribulations that families must go through when loosing a loved one, and the media exposure that so often brings out the worst in people.

Light breakfast will be served. You must have a Platinum VIP badge to attend this session.

Moderators
avatar for Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum

Crime Analyst, Cold Case Investigation Research Institute
Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is the Emmy Award winning co-host of CSI Atlanta, and famed CSI from a metro Atlanta Police Department. Mac started her career at age 18 at the Rape Crisis Center at Grady Memorial Hospital and went on to work for the Department of Corrections, the Secretary... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holloway

Beth Holloway

Like many people all around the world, you have probably heard about the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba.  She had just graduated from high school and was enjoying her senior trip when something terrible happened to her on the very last night before she was to come home... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

9:15am CDT

[Virtual Only] Laura Brand & Dr. Godwin: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Maurice Godwin

Dr. Maurice Godwin

Maurice Godwin, Ph.D., specializes in investigative psychology, crime scene analysis, missing persons, and geographic profiling of abductors and serial murderers. In this capacity, he has aided local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and is a frequent commentator for the... Read More →
avatar for Laura Brand

Laura Brand

Laura Brand is a private investigator, forensic psychology practitioner and CEO of Siren Productions. Brand has interviewed over 50 serial killers nation wide while conducting a collective study for the last 7 years. She has recently partnered with Dr. White to analyze the findings... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 9:15am - 9:45am CDT
Virtual Session

9:50am CDT

The Animal Beta Project
Featured in Netflix's "Don’t F**K with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer," the Animal Beta Project is a group of online sleuths who’ve joined forces to track down the perpetrators of animal cruelty found on the Internet. Over the past decade the Animal Beta Project has been influential in investigating and reporting on animal cruelty cases that have led to multiple arrests and convictions.

Join John Green, Muervet Douglas, and Deanna Thompson (aka “Baudi Moovan”) for this special session where attendees will be confronted with the truth about animal cruelty and how it can relate to other deviant behavior. The group will be joined by forensic psychologist Dr. Kris Mohandie, who will offer a deeper understanding of the psychology behind these perpetrators and why cruelty to animals can so often be a giant red flag toward future criminal acts.

The Animal Beta Project hopes to help educate attendees about these warning signs while also providing some practical advice about identifying acts we see on the Internet or in our neighborhoods that might not be as harmless as they first appear.

Speakers
avatar for Deanna Thompson, Muervet Douglas, John Green

Deanna Thompson, Muervet Douglas, John Green

Recently featured in the Netflix Documentary, "Don't F**K with Cats", Deanna Thompson (screen name Baudi Moovan), Muervet Douglas, and John Green joined forces to assist authorities in tracking down murderer Luka Magnotta. Their successful efforts blazed a trail that led to the creation... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kris Mohandie

Dr. Kris Mohandie

Dr. Kris Mohandie is a clinical, police, and forensic psychologist with over thirty years of experience in the assessment and management of violent behavior. He has extensive experience in the arena of human and natural trauma. He is licensed as a psychologist in several states including... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 9:50am - 10:45am CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

9:50am CDT

Un-Making a Murderer: A Conversation with Brendan Dassey's Lawyer Laura Nirider
The Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer told the story of 25-year-old Theresa Halbach's 2005 murder and the subsequent police investigation, trials, and appeals. One of those featured in the doc was a 16-year-old special education student named Brendan Dassey. The world watched in shock as Dassey's videotaped interrogation led to his confession of a rape and murder.

Join Dassey's longtime lawyer Laura Nirider, co-director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern Law, and a globally recognized expert in false confessions, for a session that can't be missed by anyone who's watched the Netfix series. Laura will be talking about Brendan's case, what it was like to participate in Making a Murderer, how often wrongful convictions like Brendan's happen, and how you can get involved in the fight for better justice.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Nirider

Laura Nirider

Laura Nirider is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University in Chicago. As a practicing lawyer with expertise in confessions and police interrogations, Nirider has spent her career representing individuals who falsely confessed to crimes they never committed... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 9:50am - 10:45am CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

9:50am CDT

Stephanie Harlow & Derrick Levasseur: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe has been an up and comer in the YouTube community since 2017. After gaining a small but engaged following, she realized she had an amazing opportunity to use her platform to speak about what really mattered and challenge herself, while raising awareness for both... Read More →
avatar for Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur is a decorated police sergeant and the author of the best-selling book, The Undercover Edge. Hired at only twenty years old, he was one of the youngest officers in the department’s history and worked in both the Patrol Division and the Detective Division. He was... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 9:50am - 10:45am CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

9:50am CDT

Victim F: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Nicki Egan

Nicki Egan

Nicki Weisensee Egan is an award-winning newspaper and magazine investigative journalist turned author and podcast host. Her first book, CHASING COSBY: The Downfall of America’s Dad, detailed her 13 plus years covering the Bill Cosby drugging and assault case was made into a h... Read More →
avatar for Denise and Aaron Quinn

Denise and Aaron Quinn

In March 2015, Denise Huskins and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn awoke from a sound sleep into a nightmare. Armed men bound and drugged them, then abducted Denise. Warned not to call the police or Denise would be killed. Aaron agonized about what to do. Finally he put his trust in law... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 9:50am - 10:45am CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

9:50am CDT

Building a Background: Would You Deny Them? [VIP ONLY]
Have you ever wondered what it takes to clear a background for law enforcement or for a security clearance? Do you have what it takes to work as a background investigator? Could you deny someone's opportunity for training or clearance based on the background you build with information provided to you by an applicant?

In this session, VIP attendees will learn how to determine if information is inaccurate, misleading, exaggerated or accurate and honest. During an interactive experience of Building a Background, YOU will make a determination on an applicant’s future.

You'll start your role as a new background investigator by digging through an applicant's life. You will decide if your applicant lying, hiding something or being truthful. You can rely on the information and data in front of you or use your gut instinct to decide. Either way, the question you'll need to answer by the end is: would you allow them to clear the background, or deny them the opportunity to move forward? The decision will be yours, but there is a twist: The applicants you'll be assessing are real and, by the end of the session, you'll know if you made the right choice.

This session is VIP-Only and will run twice back-to-back. VIPs are free to choose either running of this session to attend. Pre-registration is not required.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kimberlie Massnick

Dr. Kimberlie Massnick

Dr. Kimberlie A. Massnick started her professional career as a criminologist focusing on serial crime, specializing in serial killers, predominantly sexual sadists. After years of research and lectures Dr. Massnick realized that what she felt was lacking in every aspect of criminology... Read More →
avatar for Pierre Pacheco

Pierre Pacheco

Pierre Pacheco is a background investigator and instructor for the law enforcement academy at Indian River State College. He has a Master’s degree in Homeland Security with a concentration in terrorism. His career in background investigations began after 4 years in the United States... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 9:50am - 10:45am CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

11:00am CDT

[Virtual Only] Victim F: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe has been an up and comer in the YouTube community since 2017. After gaining a small but engaged following, she realized she had an amazing opportunity to use her platform to speak about what really mattered and challenge herself, while raising awareness for both... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Denise and Aaron Quinn

Denise and Aaron Quinn

In March 2015, Denise Huskins and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn awoke from a sound sleep into a nightmare. Armed men bound and drugged them, then abducted Denise. Warned not to call the police or Denise would be killed. Aaron agonized about what to do. Finally he put his trust in law... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am CDT
Virtual Session

11:05am CDT

Why Take the Kids?: A Closer Look at the Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell and the Murder of Her Two Sons
This session will focus on Josh Powell, the disappearance of his wife Susan, and the murder of his two sons, Charlie and Braden. Anne Bremner represented the family in a suit against Washington state that resulted in a $98 million verdict for the estates of the children and will address the killer's upbringing and events that lead to these horrific actions as well as Washington State’s involvement in the care and custody of Charlie and Braden Powell.



Speakers
avatar for Anne Bremner

Anne Bremner

Anne is a trial attorney, and one of the nation’s most recognized legal analysts. Her practice emphasizes civil rights, catastrophic loss, defense, and criminal law. In her 35 years of practice, she has been lead counsel for many highly-publicized court cases. Anne is a regular... Read More →
avatar for Evan Bariault

Evan Bariault

Evan Bariault is a trial lawyer based in Seattle, WA. Evan has spent the last several years representing crime victims and individuals harmed by corporate and government negligence. His cases are often newsworthy, and Evan has been featured numerous times in local and national media... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 11:05am - 12:00pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

11:05am CDT

Beyond The Night Stalker: The Incredible Career of Gil Carrillo
He captured the nightmares of audiences around the world in the hit Netflix docu-series Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer. 

Now, in a CC21 original, former LA County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau Detective Gil Carrillo takes a look back at how he got into law enforcement and his illustrious 38 year career investigating over 700 homicides in the city of Angels.

From his early days as a patrol officer, to a Rookie with a ‘hunch’ that lead to the arrest of Richard Ramirez, to being promoted to Lieutenant Detective (making him the first Latino reach that rank), Carrillo is often considered to be one of the best homicide detectives in the country.

Speakers
avatar for Gil Carrillo

Gil Carrillo

Detective Gil Carrillo was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in 1971, started the first plain clothes gang unit in East Los Angeles, and continued working gangs for several years. Detective Carrillo worked as a Homicide Investigator for 21 years where he was called upon to investigate... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 11:05am - 12:00pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

11:05am CDT

Dr. Phil McGraw: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Phil McGraw

Dr. Phil McGraw

Dr. Phil McGraw, one of the most well-known and trusted mental health professionals in the world, is the host of TV’s #1 daytime talk show, DR. PHIL. Now in its 19th season, this trailblazing and award-winning show continues to provide the most comprehensive forum on mental health... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 11:05am - 12:00pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

11:05am CDT

Jason Hanson: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson

Spy Escape and Evasion
Jason R. Hanson is a former CIA Officer and the New York Times bestselling author of Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life. Jason is a frequent media guest and has appeared on The Today Show, Dateline, Rachael Ray, Fox & Friends, Shark Tank and more. Jason runs his Spy Escape & Evasion... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 11:05am - 12:00pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

11:05am CDT

Building a Background: Would You Deny Them? [VIP ONLY]
Have you ever wondered what it takes to clear a background for law enforcement or for a security clearance? Do you have what it takes to work as a background investigator? Could you deny someone's opportunity for training or clearance based on the background you build with information provided to you by an applicant?

In this session, VIP attendees will learn how to determine if information is inaccurate, misleading, exaggerated or accurate and honest. During an interactive experience of Building a Background, YOU will make a determination on an applicant’s future.

You'll start your role as a new background investigator by digging through an applicant's life. You will decide if your applicant lying, hiding something or being truthful. You can rely on the information and data in front of you or use your gut instinct to decide. Either way, the question you'll need to answer by the end is: would you allow them to clear the background, or deny them the opportunity to move forward? The decision will be yours, but there is a twist: The applicants you'll be assessing are real and, by the end of the session, you'll know if you made the right choice.

This session is VIP-Only and will run twice back-to-back. VIPs are free to choose either running of this session to attend. Pre-registration is not required.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kimberlie Massnick

Dr. Kimberlie Massnick

Dr. Kimberlie A. Massnick started her professional career as a criminologist focusing on serial crime, specializing in serial killers, predominantly sexual sadists. After years of research and lectures Dr. Massnick realized that what she felt was lacking in every aspect of criminology... Read More →
avatar for Pierre Pacheco

Pierre Pacheco

Pierre Pacheco is a background investigator and instructor for the law enforcement academy at Indian River State College. He has a Master’s degree in Homeland Security with a concentration in terrorism. His career in background investigations began after 4 years in the United States... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 11:05am - 12:00pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

11:05am CDT

Podcast Row: Open Hours
Meet your favorite hosts and discover new titles!

Note: Pod Row open hours are the designated time blocks when we ask our hosts to be at their tables to meet attendees.

Saturday June 5, 2021 11:05am - 1:15pm CDT
Pod Row (5th FL)

12:00pm CDT

[Virtual Only] Laura Nirider: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Laura Nirider

Laura Nirider

Laura Nirider is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University in Chicago. As a practicing lawyer with expertise in confessions and police interrogations, Nirider has spent her career representing individuals who falsely confessed to crimes they never committed... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Virtual Session

12:20pm CDT

The Trial of Joe Exotic: Rightfully Convicted or Wrongfully Conspired?
In March 2020, just as the pandemic was shutting down the world, Netflix viewers were captivated by the incredible rise and fall of Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as “Joe Exotic.” If you watched Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness and found yourself wondering if the allegations and charges brought against Maldonado-Passage fit the evidence presented at trial, you are not alone.

Lead by Jim Rathmann, a former Secret Service agent and lead investigator for Investigation Discovery’s limited series, Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-up, attendees will participate in a deep exploration of the actual trial transcripts and will go through the scientific evidence and data presented to the jury.

According to Rathmann, there were significant gaps, inconsistencies, and contradictions present throughout the duration of Maldonado-Passage’s trial. Was Joe Exotic rightfully convicted…or was he wrongfully conspired against?

Come with an open mind and you just might be surprised by what you discover.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Rathmann

Jim Rathmann

Former investigator and decorated Army Veteran, Jim Rathmann, took on the role as lead investigator and talent for Investigation Discovery's, Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Cover-up. Jim lead the investigation surrounding the disappearance of Don Lewis, a wealthy real-estate entrepreneur... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 12:20pm - 1:15pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

12:20pm CDT

The Psychology of Evil
Are humans inherently capable of evil? What circumstances make evil appear? In this session, Dr. Phil takes you on a deep dive about the evolution of evil, explaining the difference between irresistible impulse and an impulse not resisted. From first-hand interactions with families of the most famous convicted killers, including Chris Watts’ in-laws, and the killers themselves, Steven Avery and Gypsy Rose, Dr. Phil shares valuable insights for understanding the nature of evil to answer the most prevalent question: Is evil within all of us?

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Phil McGraw

Dr. Phil McGraw

Dr. Phil McGraw, one of the most well-known and trusted mental health professionals in the world, is the host of TV’s #1 daytime talk show, DR. PHIL. Now in its 19th season, this trailblazing and award-winning show continues to provide the most comprehensive forum on mental health... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 12:20pm - 1:15pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

12:20pm CDT

Anne Bremner: Meet & Greet
WIN A FREE COPY OF ANNE'S UPCOMING BOOK! Anne's new book, Amanda Knox and Justice in the Age of Judgment, will be out this October. All those who attend Anne's Meet & Greet will have the opportunity to enter to win a free copy!

Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Bremner

Anne Bremner

Anne is a trial attorney, and one of the nation’s most recognized legal analysts. Her practice emphasizes civil rights, catastrophic loss, defense, and criminal law. In her 35 years of practice, she has been lead counsel for many highly-publicized court cases. Anne is a regular... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 12:20pm - 1:15pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

12:20pm CDT

Det. Gil Carrillo: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Gil Carrillo

Gil Carrillo

Detective Gil Carrillo was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in 1971, started the first plain clothes gang unit in East Los Angeles, and continued working gangs for several years. Detective Carrillo worked as a Homicide Investigator for 21 years where he was called upon to investigate... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 12:20pm - 1:15pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

12:20pm CDT

Practical Tactical: When Trusting Your Instincts Fails [VIP ONLY]
Two of the country's top experts in threat management, safety, and personal defense are joining forces at CC21 for this VIP-only session that just might save your life someday.

Spencer Coursen and Jason Hanson will start with helping attendees assess threats by bringing real-world situations to the stage. How do you react when your gut instincts scream 'run' but social norms dictate you do nothing? From a shady guy jumping in the elevator, to a strange car following on a dark road.

We're told to "follow our instincts" but, in the world of safety, these instincts are often wrong. And seasoned criminals know how to take advantage of them. When you find yourself in a bad spot, it's time to tap Jason's skills as one of the world's experts in self-defense. From how to get out of zip ties and duct tape, to why a tactical pen just might be the single best thing you can own for safety, this is a can’t miss workshop from two of the best in the business.

Be ready to participate, to engage, and to learn--opportunities like this don't come around very often!

[VIP Badges Only. This session runs twice over the weekend. Pre-registration is not required.]

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson

Spy Escape and Evasion
Jason R. Hanson is a former CIA Officer and the New York Times bestselling author of Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life. Jason is a frequent media guest and has appeared on The Today Show, Dateline, Rachael Ray, Fox & Friends, Shark Tank and more. Jason runs his Spy Escape & Evasion... Read More →
avatar for Spencer Coursen

Spencer Coursen

Threat Management Expert, Coursen Security Group
Spencer Coursen is a nationally recognized threat management expert and author of The Safety Trap (St. Martin’s Press, 2021.) He has an exceptional record of success in the assessment, management, and resolution of threats, conflict resolution, employee terminations, physical security assessments, expert witness testimony, policy authorship, protective intelligence, and vulnerab... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 12:20pm - 1:15pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

1:15pm CDT

Lunch Break
Everything stops for lunch so go fuel up and rest assured you're not missing a thing!

THE HOTEL IS SETTING UP AN EASY "GRAB AND GO" FOR ATTENDEES ON THE 4TH FLOOR. MEETING ROOMS WILL ALSO BE OPEN AND AVAILABLE ON FLOOR 4 TO SIT AND EAT.

CHICKEN CEASAR SALAD | Grilled Chicken Breast, Romaine, Croutons, Parmesan, Caesar Dressing @ $9.00
MIXED GREENS SALAD | Tomato, Shaved Carrots, Cucumbers | Choice of Balsamic, Italian or Ranch @ $10.00
TURKEY WRAP | Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Bacon, Green Leaf Lettuce, Cheddar Cheese, Chipotle Mayonnaise @ $15.00
PASTRAMI on Rye | Smoked Gouda, Green Leaf Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Herb Aioli @ $16.00


PLUS chips, granola bars, soda, coffee, water, and tea.  

Saturday June 5, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

1:15pm CDT

Lunch Break
Everything stops for lunch so go fuel up and rest assured you're not missing a thing!

THE HOTEL IS SETTING UP AN EASY "GRAB AND GO" FOR ATTENDEES ON THE 4TH FLOOR. MEETING ROOMS WILL ALSO BE OPEN AND AVAILABLE ON FLOOR 4 TO SIT AND EAT.

CHICKEN CEASAR SALAD | Grilled Chicken Breast, Romaine, Croutons, Parmesan, Caesar Dressing @ $9.00
MIXED GREENS SALAD | Tomato, Shaved Carrots, Cucumbers | Choice of Balsamic, Italian or Ranch @ $10.00
TURKEY WRAP | Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Bacon, Green Leaf Lettuce, Cheddar Cheese, Chipotle Mayonnaise @ $15.00
PASTRAMI on Rye | Smoked Gouda, Green Leaf Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Herb Aioli @ $16.00


PLUS chips, granola bars, soda, coffee, water, and tea.  

Saturday June 5, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

1:15pm CDT

Lunch Break
Everything stops for lunch so go fuel up and rest assured you're not missing a thing!

THE HOTEL IS SETTING UP AN EASY "GRAB AND GO" FOR ATTENDEES ON THE 4TH FLOOR. MEETING ROOMS WILL ALSO BE OPEN AND AVAILABLE ON FLOOR 4 TO SIT AND EAT.

CHICKEN CEASAR SALAD | Grilled Chicken Breast, Romaine, Croutons, Parmesan, Caesar Dressing @ $9.00
MIXED GREENS SALAD | Tomato, Shaved Carrots, Cucumbers | Choice of Balsamic, Italian or Ranch @ $10.00
TURKEY WRAP | Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Bacon, Green Leaf Lettuce, Cheddar Cheese, Chipotle Mayonnaise @ $15.00
PASTRAMI on Rye | Smoked Gouda, Green Leaf Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Herb Aioli @ $16.00


PLUS chips, granola bars, soda, coffee, water, and tea.  

Saturday June 5, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

1:30pm CDT

[Virtual Only] Det. Gil Carrillo: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
avatar for Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur is a decorated police sergeant and the author of the best-selling book, The Undercover Edge. Hired at only twenty years old, he was one of the youngest officers in the department’s history and worked in both the Patrol Division and the Detective Division. He was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gil Carrillo

Gil Carrillo

Detective Gil Carrillo was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in 1971, started the first plain clothes gang unit in East Los Angeles, and continued working gangs for several years. Detective Carrillo worked as a Homicide Investigator for 21 years where he was called upon to investigate... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 1:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Virtual Session

2:00pm CDT

DeOrr Kunz Jr.: The crimeHQ Cold Case Club
On July 10, 2015 a two-year-old boy named DeOrr Kunz Jr. went missing from a remote campground in Idaho. There has been no sign of him since, and no suspects have ever been charged in connection with the case despite intense public and private investigations.

Now, nearly six years later, crimeHQ has partnered with Nate Eaton, News Director and Reporter from East Idaho News who has covered the story from the beginning, to make the Kunz case the first "featured case" in its new online Cold Case Club.

In this session, Nate will take attendees through the facts of the Kunz case, from the initial 9-1-1 call to where things stand today. He'll tell you how you can get involved with him and crimeHQ to meet with key figures in the case and help put some fresh eyes on the evidence.

Speakers
avatar for Nate Eaton

Nate Eaton

Nate Eaton has wanted to be a journalist since he was a child. He grew up watching the news, pretended to be a weatherman in his garage and made neighborhood video reports using a borrowed camcorder.After graduating from BYU-Idaho, he started his journalism career at KIDK in Idaho... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

2:00pm CDT

Evil At Our Elbows: Monsters Blending In
How do monsters blend in among us unnoticed? Ghislaine Maxwell, shrouded by wealth. The Turpin family, what great neighbors. BTK Dennis Rader, a church deacon, dog catcher and family man. Lori Vallow, the perfect mom and church goer.

All of them...monsters among us.

Nancy Grace dives into these notorious crimes and more while bringing her fight for justice and victims' rights to CrimeCon 2021.


Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace is an outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts. Nancy, a former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, she is a frequent expert contributor on The View, Today, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil among others... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

2:00pm CDT

Jim Rathmann: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Rathmann

Jim Rathmann

Former investigator and decorated Army Veteran, Jim Rathmann, took on the role as lead investigator and talent for Investigation Discovery's, Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Cover-up. Jim lead the investigation surrounding the disappearance of Don Lewis, a wealthy real-estate entrepreneur... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

2:00pm CDT

Laura Nirider: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Nirider

Laura Nirider

Laura Nirider is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University in Chicago. As a practicing lawyer with expertise in confessions and police interrogations, Nirider has spent her career representing individuals who falsely confessed to crimes they never committed... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

2:00pm CDT

How To Heat Up a Cold Case
Take a deep-dive into the wild world of cold case investigations with licensed PI and host of the hit iHeart Media podcast Hell and Gone Catherine Townsend.

From the 2004 murder of college student Rebekah Gould to the mysterious death of 24-year-old Mitrice Richardson in Malibu, Catherine has gone around the country helping families pursue justice. In this session she will reveal the realities of covering cold cases and the lessons she has learned: The good, the bad, and the truly terrifying.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Townsend

Catherine Townsend

Now in its third season, Hell And Gone is a podcast from iHeartRadio and School of Humans that follows writer and private investigator Catherine Townsend as she investigates unsolved deaths. This season, she investigates the death of Mitrice Richardson in Malibu, California.On September... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

2:15pm CDT

[Virtual Only] Anne Bremner: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe has been an up and comer in the YouTube community since 2017. After gaining a small but engaged following, she realized she had an amazing opportunity to use her platform to speak about what really mattered and challenge herself, while raising awareness for both... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Evan Bariault

Evan Bariault

Evan Bariault is a trial lawyer based in Seattle, WA. Evan has spent the last several years representing crime victims and individuals harmed by corporate and government negligence. His cases are often newsworthy, and Evan has been featured numerous times in local and national media... Read More →
avatar for Anne Bremner

Anne Bremner

Anne is a trial attorney, and one of the nation’s most recognized legal analysts. Her practice emphasizes civil rights, catastrophic loss, defense, and criminal law. In her 35 years of practice, she has been lead counsel for many highly-publicized court cases. Anne is a regular... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 2:15pm - 2:45pm CDT
Virtual Session

3:00pm CDT

[Virtual Only] Jim Rathmann: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
avatar for Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur is a decorated police sergeant and the author of the best-selling book, The Undercover Edge. Hired at only twenty years old, he was one of the youngest officers in the department’s history and worked in both the Patrol Division and the Detective Division. He was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jim Rathmann

Jim Rathmann

Former investigator and decorated Army Veteran, Jim Rathmann, took on the role as lead investigator and talent for Investigation Discovery's, Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Cover-up. Jim lead the investigation surrounding the disappearance of Don Lewis, a wealthy real-estate entrepreneur... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Virtual Session

3:15pm CDT

Surviving Castro: How a Lost Decade Created a Fierce Advocate
Gina DeJesus was kidnapped and held against her will by Ariel Castro for nine grueling years. But her story is not about being a victim, it’s about being a survivor who ensures other families do not endure what hers did.

Eight years ago the world witnessed a miracle when Gina was freed along with Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight. Just five years later Gina, along with her cousin Sylvia Colon, founded the Cleveland Center for Missing, Abducted and Exploited Children and Adults. Their goal is to establish a place for families and survivors to come for support and resources and to provide prevention training to communities around the country.

In this CrimeCon exclusive session, Gina and Sylvia will be joined by Newburgh Heights Police Chief and board director John Majoy for an educational and emotional hour showcasing what their organization is doing for victims and their families. But Gina’s story, and the cause she now champions, is not just about Ohio—it’s about spreading awareness and resources nationwide so that no family ever has to go through the most traumatic time of their lives alone.

Speakers
avatar for Chief John Majoy

Chief John Majoy

Chief of Police, Newburgh Heights
Chief John Majoy serves as the Chief of Police in the Village of Newburgh Heights, located just outside of the City of Cleveland. Chief Majoy has been in law enforcement since 1990. He is the Chair of the Northeast Ohio Amber Alert Committee. Chief Majoy holds a Master's Degree in... Read More →
avatar for Gina DeJesus

Gina DeJesus

Cleveland Missing is a volunteer-led organization co-founded by Gina DeJesus and Sylvia Colon.In 2004, while walking home from school in her Cleveland neighborhood at age 14, Gina was abducted. She was held against her will for nine years before escaping with two other women on May 6, 2013. Her st... Read More →
avatar for Sylvia Colon

Sylvia Colon

Cleveland Missing is a volunteer-led organization co-founded by Gina DeJesus and Sylvia Colon.In 2004, while walking home from school in her Cleveland neighborhood at age 14, Gina was abducted. She was held against her will for nine years before escaping with two other women on May 6, 2013. Her st... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 3:15pm - 4:10pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

3:15pm CDT

The Murder Room: On the Hunt For a Black Widow
Renowned forensic criminologist and licensed private investigator Dr. Laura Pettler invites CrimeCon attendees into the Murder Room, a ground-breaking method for examining evidence that boasts a 98% solve rate.

In this session Dr. Pettler will break down the steps she applied to her work on the mysterious deaths of one woman’s FIVE different husbands. Is Dr. Pettler on the heels of a new black widow?

Enter the Murder Room and find out.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Laura Pettler

Dr. Laura Pettler

Renowned forensic criminologist named one of the world’s most influential women in forensics in 2019, Dr. Laura Pettler is in her 20th year in homicide and is CEO of Laura Pettler & Associates (LPA) Death Investigations voted #1 in the world three years running. Dr. Pettler is a... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 3:15pm - 4:10pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

3:15pm CDT

Composing Crime TV: An Audio Assault on Your Senses
Have you ever watched your favorite crime show with the volume turned off? Or a heart-pounding true crime documentary on mute? Give it a try… Not quite the same, huh?

In this session, Emmy Award-Winner and Founder of CrimeSonics Dan Brown Jr, will give attendees a sneak peak into the sound design process behind your favorite shows. He'll give examples of various “sub-genres” of crime music, create a “crimey” underscore/texture live on stage, and share how he turned
his troubled youth experience into a multiple Emmy-Award winning business.

If you're looking for a new and fresh take on true crime, this session should be educational, interactive, and a ton of fun. 

Speakers
avatar for Dan Brown Jr.

Dan Brown Jr.

CrimeSonics
Dan Brown Jr is a Mark Award-Winning, 5x Telly Award-Winning, 4x Hermes Award-Winning, 5x dotCOMM Award-Winning, and 5x Emmy Award-Winning professional [across multiple disciplines] composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Based in Los Angeles, CA., he started his career in... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 3:15pm - 4:10pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

3:15pm CDT

Catherine Townsend: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Townsend

Catherine Townsend

Now in its third season, Hell And Gone is a podcast from iHeartRadio and School of Humans that follows writer and private investigator Catherine Townsend as she investigates unsolved deaths. This season, she investigates the death of Mitrice Richardson in Malibu, California.On September... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 3:15pm - 4:10pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

3:15pm CDT

Nancy Grace: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace is an outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts. Nancy, a former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, she is a frequent expert contributor on The View, Today, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil among others... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 3:15pm - 4:10pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

4:30pm CDT

[Virtual Only] Nancy Grace: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe has been an up and comer in the YouTube community since 2017. After gaining a small but engaged following, she realized she had an amazing opportunity to use her platform to speak about what really mattered and challenge herself, while raising awareness for both... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace is an outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts. Nancy, a former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, she is a frequent expert contributor on The View, Today, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil among others... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Virtual Session

4:30pm CDT

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: How to Know When Someone is Lying
Mark McClish, a retired Deputy U.S. Marshal, knows you're lying…and there are no good liars.

As the man who literally wrote the book on lying, the renowned Statement Analysis expert will arm CC21 attendees with the tools they need to find the fibbers in their own lives.

McClish has analyzed statements from almost every high-profile case imaginable (rabbit hole warning!)—from Bill Clinton to Chris Watts. Attendees will learn the most important parts of deception detection and the keywords that almost always indicate a lie. McClish will break it all down for attendees, providing practical tips to use at home. (Your kids are going to HATE this session!)

In addition to the tips and techniques, attendees will also hear about McClish’s analysis of a case in which a man was convicted of killing his wife and two young daughters in 1979 yet still maintains his innocence. Does this convicted killer’s statements provide further evidence of his guilt, or do they make McClish want to look more deeply into the evidence against him?

If you’re looking for a session with practical application to your everyday life, this is one you won’t want to miss!

Speakers
avatar for Mark McClish

Mark McClish

Mark McClish is a retired Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal. He spent nine years teaching interviewing techniques at Marshals Service Training Academy. During this time, he developed the Statement Analysis® techniques to detect deception in a verbal and written statement.Mark... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 4:30pm - 5:25pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

4:30pm CDT

Q&A with Carl Marino
Come meet Carl Marino, the actor who played young Joe Kenda on ID's Homicide Hunter, and get all your behind-the-scenes questions answered! Carl has not only been a huge CrimeCon supporter from year one (and an all-around great guy), but he's also a big true crime fan!

If you've spent more hours than you care to admit engrossed in Homicide Hunter, this is your chance to get Carl to spill the beans on all of the production secrets. What's Joe Kenda realllllly like? Come to this Q&A and find out.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Marino

Carl Marino

Former Deputy Sheriff, Actor, Homicide Hunter
Carl Marino, from San Francisco, grew up in Hornell, New York. Carl attended the United States Military Academy at West Point for two years. Following West Point, He became a deputy sheriff in Monroe County, New York, and served for 17 years on the force.Carl started acting 10 years... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 4:30pm - 5:25pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

4:30pm CDT

The Cutting Edge: True Crime Journalism in the Digital Age
Veteran true crime journalist Chris Hansen will give audiences an in-depth look at the nuances of crime reporting in the ever-evolving world of digital and social media as well as traditional platforms.  Hansen will peel back the curtain with behind-the-scenes stories and videos that will show audiences what he does and why, and maybe even offer some tips to the budding true crime citizen journalists in attendance. This is your chance to learn from one of the best in the business.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen

For nearly four decades Chris Hansen has been on the front lines of crime, enterprise reporting and breaking news all over the world. Most recently Hansen was an executive producer and reporter for the “Onision in Real Life” and “Unseamly...The Peter Nygard Investigation... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 4:30pm - 5:25pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

4:30pm CDT

Dr. Pettler: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Laura Pettler

Dr. Laura Pettler

Renowned forensic criminologist named one of the world’s most influential women in forensics in 2019, Dr. Laura Pettler is in her 20th year in homicide and is CEO of Laura Pettler & Associates (LPA) Death Investigations voted #1 in the world three years running. Dr. Pettler is a... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 4:30pm - 5:25pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

4:30pm CDT

Gina, Sylvia, & Chief Majoy: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.


Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Colon

Sylvia Colon

Cleveland Missing is a volunteer-led organization co-founded by Gina DeJesus and Sylvia Colon.In 2004, while walking home from school in her Cleveland neighborhood at age 14, Gina was abducted. She was held against her will for nine years before escaping with two other women on May 6, 2013. Her st... Read More →
avatar for Gina DeJesus

Gina DeJesus

Cleveland Missing is a volunteer-led organization co-founded by Gina DeJesus and Sylvia Colon.In 2004, while walking home from school in her Cleveland neighborhood at age 14, Gina was abducted. She was held against her will for nine years before escaping with two other women on May 6, 2013. Her st... Read More →
avatar for Chief John Majoy

Chief John Majoy

Chief of Police, Newburgh Heights
Chief John Majoy serves as the Chief of Police in the Village of Newburgh Heights, located just outside of the City of Cleveland. Chief Majoy has been in law enforcement since 1990. He is the Chair of the Northeast Ohio Amber Alert Committee. Chief Majoy holds a Master's Degree in... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 4:30pm - 5:25pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

5:45pm CDT

Confronting OJ Simpson: A Candid Conversation with Kim Goldman
In her first-ever CrimeCon appearance, join Kim Goldman for a candid, insightful, and emotion-filled conversation about the murders of her brother Ron and Nicole Brown Simpson.

While looking back at the infamous "Trial of the Century" Kim will openly discuss her firsthand account of the case that is still a subject of fascination nearly 27 years later. She'll talk about what she has learned through her podcast Confronting: OJ Simpson and will reveal her thoughts on everything from the state of victims' rights and advocacy to grieving in the public eye, to the role of the media in covering high-profile cases.

Kim has explained that she speaks from the heart and that no two times she talks are ever quite the same. So come prepared with great questions, an open mind, and maybe a pack of tissues. This should be a session that'll resonate for a very long time. 

Speakers
avatar for Kim Goldman

Kim Goldman

Known nationwide as a victims’ rights advocate after her brother’s murder in the infamous O. J. Simpson murder trial, Kim Goldman spent the last 15 years as the Executive Director of The Youth Project, a non-profit organization that provides free counseling, support groups, crisis... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 5:45pm - 6:40pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

5:45pm CDT

Delphi Murders: Who Killed Abby and Libby?
“What keeps me going is thinking about the last hour...half hour of the girls life, everyday, someone knows something.” -Libby's grandfather Mike Patty at CrimeCon 2019

On February 13, 2017 Abigail Williams and Liberty German were brutally murdered in the middle of a day off from school. Libby’s sister Kelsi had dropped the girls off at the trails near the Monon High Bridge in Delphi, Indiana and never saw them again.

Since then, Kelsi has dedicated her life to seeking justice for Abby and Libby and helping other families who are going through this unthinkable heartache and devastation.

CrimeCon has followed this case since its first event in nearby Indianapolis the year the girls were killed and we will not give up until justice has been served. This year please join family members Kelsi German and Becky Patty along with HLN’s Susan Hendricks to go inside this unsolved double murder. They'll talk about the latest information in the case, including a recent, anonymous $100,000 donation that brings the total reward to $325,000. You will see the video from Libby's cell phone and hear his voice. Authorities say this is the monster who brutally murdered the 13 and 14 year old girls. Look close. Do you know him? The families need your help.

Join CrimeCon, HLN, and the family as their relentless and unwavering fight for justice continues.

Will this finally be the year?

Moderators
avatar for Susan Hendricks

Susan Hendricks

Journalist, HLN
Veteran HLN journalist Susan Hendricks became anchor of the network’s live news program Weekend Express, in March 2019.Among her many assignments at HLN, Hendricks is a lead reporter on the Delphi, Indiana murder case involving the homicides of teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kelsi German

Kelsi German

Kelsi German is the 21 year old sister of Liberty German who was brutally murdered four and a half years ago. Liberty, along with her best friend Abigail Williams, were murdered on February 13, 2017 in Delphi Indiana. Their killer is still yet to be found despite a video of their... Read More →
avatar for Becky Patty

Becky Patty

Becky Patty is a grandmother trying to find a killer. Her 14 year-old granddaughter Liberty German, and her friend 13 year-old Abigail Williams, were murdered in Delphi, Indiana in February of 2017. Ever since Becky and her family have been on a mission to spread awareness of Libby’s... Read More →
avatar for Tara German

Tara German

Tara German is the aunt of Liberty German, who was murdered along with her friend Abigail Williams in Delphi Indiana four years ago. Moments after Libby’s dad Derrick, Tara’s brother, arrived at the Delphi Historic Trails to pick the girls up from a hike, he knew something was... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 5:45pm - 6:40pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

5:45pm CDT

Chris Hansen: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen

For nearly four decades Chris Hansen has been on the front lines of crime, enterprise reporting and breaking news all over the world. Most recently Hansen was an executive producer and reporter for the “Onision in Real Life” and “Unseamly...The Peter Nygard Investigation... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 5:45pm - 6:40pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

5:45pm CDT

Mark McClish: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Mark McClish

Mark McClish

Mark McClish is a retired Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal. He spent nine years teaching interviewing techniques at Marshals Service Training Academy. During this time, he developed the Statement Analysis® techniques to detect deception in a verbal and written statement.Mark... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 5:45pm - 6:40pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

5:45pm CDT

Nancy Grace Live Podcast Taping
Join Nancy for a live taping of her hit podcast Crime Stories with Nancy Grace!

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace is an outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts. Nancy, a former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, she is a frequent expert contributor on The View, Today, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil among others... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 5:45pm - 6:40pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

7:00pm CDT

Kim Goldman: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Goldman

Kim Goldman

Known nationwide as a victims’ rights advocate after her brother’s murder in the infamous O. J. Simpson murder trial, Kim Goldman spent the last 15 years as the Executive Director of The Youth Project, a non-profit organization that provides free counseling, support groups, crisis... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 7:00pm - 7:55pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

7:00pm CDT

Cocktail Hour [VIP - Group B Only]
The first day of programming is done, it's time for drinks! VIPs (in Group B) please join us outdoors (weather permitting) on Floor 7 for cocktails prior to dinner.

You must have a VIP Badge with a BLACK LANYARD in order to access this cocktail hour.

Saturday June 5, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

8:00pm CDT

VIP Dinner [Group B Only]: An Evening with Forensic Artist Gil Zamora
Are you ready to have your perspectives challenged?

After dinner, settle in for a night of fascinating engagement into the art of gathering forensic cognitive evidence. Be a part of the process and delve into the theories behind how eyewitness responses are interpreted. Be a part of the audience as a fictitious sketch is created based on a directed interview technique that is mindful of memory contamination. Experience the art of eyewitness memory manipulation and consider the implications. Guiding you through this night of exploration is nationally acclaimed forensic artist Gil Zamora, where he’ll provide expert analysis on techniques used to gather reliable cognitive evidence to create sketches for criminal investigations. You’ll never experience anything like this again!

You must have a VIP Badge with a black lanyard to access this VIP Dinner. (Group A VIPs with a white lanyard will attend dinner on Friday night.) 

Saturday June 5, 2021 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

8:15pm CDT

Ride-Along with Mac & Company: To Catch a Killer [VIP - Group A Only]
Join CrimeCon fan-favorite, CSI Sheryl “Mac” McCollum, retired Homicide Detective Christine Mannina,  Emmy Award Winning Journalist Karyn Greer, and a variety of important special guests for this one-of-a-kind immersive VIP event examining a 25-year cold case that needs your help to catch a killer.

Ride-Along with Mac & Company as they take VIPs with them on a cold case that’s just begging to be solved. Mac will lay the case out as only she can, while Mannina will highlight what needs to be done now to propel things forward. Attendees will also hear about the victim and the family’s heartbreaking quest for justice and be able to engage directly with the DA’s Office as well as Karyn Greer, a reporter who has followed the case for years. (Expect some surprise guests who are critical to solving this case to join as well!)

This workshop represents the best of what CrimeCon is all about: educational, interactive, and victim-focused. We can’t wait to hear what new ideas and perspectives this group of smart, passionate people will come up with—we only ask that you Ride Along with fresh eyes, and an open mind.

You must have a VIP Badge with a White Lanyard to join this session.

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum

Crime Analyst, Cold Case Investigation Research Institute
Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is the Emmy Award winning co-host of CSI Atlanta, and famed CSI from a metro Atlanta Police Department. Mac started her career at age 18 at the Rape Crisis Center at Grady Memorial Hospital and went on to work for the Department of Corrections, the Secretary... Read More →
avatar for Karyn Greer

Karyn Greer

A long-time Atlanta resident, Karyn is well known in the local television market and has a history of hands-on community involvement. She is the past president of the Atlanta Press Club and currently serves on the Board of Governor's for the National Academy of Television, Arts... Read More →


Saturday June 5, 2021 8:15pm - 10:00pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)
 
Sunday, June 6
 

9:00am CDT

The Face Behind the Charley Project
Many people have heard of the Charley Project, the internet's largest and most detailed privately run database of "cold case" missing persons. The Charley Project has almost 15,000 cases listed and is a major resource for law enforcement, journalists, podcasters and net detectives. What most people don't realize, however, is that it's run entirely by one person, an Indiana woman named Meaghan Good.

In this session attendees will meet Meaghan, the woman behind the Charley Project, and learn about her motivation, the site's purpose, and how it has helped solve multiple missing persons cases since its inception in 2004.


Speakers
avatar for Meaghan Good

Meaghan Good

Meaghan Good was born on October 5, 1985, in a tiny Ohio town eleven miles from the nearest traffic light. She has no personal experience with having a missing loved one, but became interested in missing people in 1998 or thereabouts through a chain of events she cannot quite remember... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 9:00am - 9:55am CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

9:00am CDT

To Catch a Predator: Stories, Stings & Safety in the Age of Social Media
While one pandemic fades, another is still raging: sexual exploitation of children on the Internet. There has been a 40% increase in Internet crimes against children in just the last year.

Do you know what YOUR kids are doing on the Internet?

In this CrimeCon exclusive, legendary child-predator hunter and award-winning journalist Chris Hansen teams up with David Frattare, Commander of the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, to bring you a session that you cannot afford to miss.

Hansen and Frattare will take you behind the scenes of some of the nation’s biggest child-predator stings and busts while revealing potentially life-saving tips every parent needs to keep their child safe in the constantly-connected world of 2021.

Chat rooms, social media and mobile apps are a virtual playground that allows individuals to hide their true identity while gaining access to personal information. In the wrong hands, this information can be used to harass, threaten, or intimidate children, further putting them at risk.

Hansen and Frattare have seen it all so that you don’t have to. You’ll hear the stats, see the sting op videos, and, most importantly, get invaluable, practical tips from the two of the most relentless child predator hunters around.

You’re gonna wanna ‘take a seat” for this session…

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen

For nearly four decades Chris Hansen has been on the front lines of crime, enterprise reporting and breaking news all over the world. Most recently Hansen was an executive producer and reporter for the “Onision in Real Life” and “Unseamly...The Peter Nygard Investigation... Read More →
avatar for David Frattare

David Frattare

David Frattare currently serves as the Director of State Investigations and the Statewide Commander for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Commander Frattare is responsible for the investigation, coordination and supervision... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 9:00am - 9:55am CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

9:00am CDT

Delphi Family: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Kelsi German

Kelsi German

Kelsi German is the 21 year old sister of Liberty German who was brutally murdered four and a half years ago. Liberty, along with her best friend Abigail Williams, were murdered on February 13, 2017 in Delphi Indiana. Their killer is still yet to be found despite a video of their... Read More →
avatar for Becky Patty

Becky Patty

Becky Patty is a grandmother trying to find a killer. Her 14 year-old granddaughter Liberty German, and her friend 13 year-old Abigail Williams, were murdered in Delphi, Indiana in February of 2017. Ever since Becky and her family have been on a mission to spread awareness of Libby’s... Read More →
avatar for Tara German

Tara German

Tara German is the aunt of Liberty German, who was murdered along with her friend Abigail Williams in Delphi Indiana four years ago. Moments after Libby’s dad Derrick, Tara’s brother, arrived at the Delphi Historic Trails to pick the girls up from a hike, he knew something was... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 9:00am - 9:55am CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

9:30am CDT

[Virtual Only] Kim Goldman: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kim Goldman

Kim Goldman

Known nationwide as a victims’ rights advocate after her brother’s murder in the infamous O. J. Simpson murder trial, Kim Goldman spent the last 15 years as the Executive Director of The Youth Project, a non-profit organization that provides free counseling, support groups, crisis... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am CDT
Virtual Session

10:00am CDT

[Virtual Only] Chris Hansen: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen

For nearly four decades Chris Hansen has been on the front lines of crime, enterprise reporting and breaking news all over the world. Most recently Hansen was an executive producer and reporter for the “Onision in Real Life” and “Unseamly...The Peter Nygard Investigation... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Virtual Session

10:15am CDT

CHASING COSBY: The Downfall of America’s Dad
How did Bill Cosby go from being America’s Dad to serving three to ten years in prison after being convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, and accused of doing the same to more than 60 other women over the course of half a century?

Nicki Egan was the first reporter in the world to dig into the allegations against Cosby in 2005, when other reporters shied away, and will explain why it took another nine years for the allegations to take hold, who the enablers were that allowed him to get away with his crimes for so long and dispel the various rape myths this case highlights.

Cosby survivors Tamara Green and Therese Serignese, two of 13 other women who came forward with allegations of their own in 2005, will explain what prompted them to break their silence, the reaction they got and the impact coming forward had on them.

Speakers
avatar for Nicki Egan

Nicki Egan

Nicki Weisensee Egan is an award-winning newspaper and magazine investigative journalist turned author and podcast host. Her first book, CHASING COSBY: The Downfall of America’s Dad, detailed her 13 plus years covering the Bill Cosby drugging and assault case was made into a h... Read More →
avatar for Therese Serignese

Therese Serignese

Therese Serignese was Jane Doe #10 in the Constand vs. Cosby civil case, with Bill Cosby mentioning her by name in his deposition. She ended up filing a defamation lawsuit against Cosby, which was settled in 2019. Therese is a loving mom of three and a retired registered nurse living... Read More →
avatar for Tamara Green

Tamara Green

Tamara Green was the second woman to tell authorities she’d been drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby in January 2005. She gave an exclusive interview to Nicki Egan at the Philadelphia Daily News and then proceeded to go on a media blitz, which not only included a now-infamous... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 10:15am - 11:10am CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

10:15am CDT

Red Flags: The Pulse Nightclub Shooting
For RED flags to work someone first has to raise them.

Dr. Massnick and Pierre Pacheco will walk attendees down the path of Omar Mateen, the Pulse nightclub shooter, who, for sixteen months, was the most prolific mass shooter in United States history. Sadly, this shooting will have its five year memorial the weekend following CrimeCon.

Dr. Massnick will take attendees through Mateen's early years and how he exhibited many of the red flags exhibited by other mass shooters. Those flags, however, did NOT go unnoticed or unreported. Attendees will see video from Mateen while he was a college student and will see firsthand the change in his behavior.

Finally, Pacheco will explain how he interviewed Mateen personally and will reveal some of the reasons as to why he alerted others to Mateen's behavior as well as denied him entrance into the police academy, which prevented him from becoming a law enforcement officer. Pacheco, along with three FBI agents, are the only people who have access to truly know and understand who the Pulse nightclub shooter really was.



Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kimberlie Massnick

Dr. Kimberlie Massnick

Dr. Kimberlie A. Massnick started her professional career as a criminologist focusing on serial crime, specializing in serial killers, predominantly sexual sadists. After years of research and lectures Dr. Massnick realized that what she felt was lacking in every aspect of criminology... Read More →
avatar for Pierre Pacheco

Pierre Pacheco

Pierre Pacheco is a background investigator and instructor for the law enforcement academy at Indian River State College. He has a Master’s degree in Homeland Security with a concentration in terrorism. His career in background investigations began after 4 years in the United States... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 10:15am - 11:10am CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

10:15am CDT

Lover's Lane Panel: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas

William F. "Bill" Thomas is a podcaster, consulting producer, writer, and executive in entertainment, communications, and victim advocacy. Based in Norfolk, CT, Bill has been an artist representative for 30 years, is past chair of film and television organization FilmLA, Director... Read More →
avatar for David Karabinas

David Karabinas

An Emmy and NAACP Image Award winning producer, David has managed, overseen, budgeted, produced, or directed literally thousands of television productions around the globe and is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Texas Crew Productions.Under his stewardship, TCP has grown... Read More →
avatar for Loni Coombs

Loni Coombs

For eighteen years Loni worked as a criminal trial attorney, prosecuting cases all over Los Angeles County. She prosecuted over fifty trials, ranging from murders and gang cases to sex crimes and DUIs.For three years Loni worked in the Crimes Against Police Officers Special Unit... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 10:15am - 11:10am CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

10:15am CDT

Meaghan Good/Charley Project: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Meaghan Good

Meaghan Good

Meaghan Good was born on October 5, 1985, in a tiny Ohio town eleven miles from the nearest traffic light. She has no personal experience with having a missing loved one, but became interested in missing people in 1998 or thereabouts through a chain of events she cannot quite remember... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 10:15am - 11:10am CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

10:15am CDT

Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color Live Podcast Taping
Catch a live taping of Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color!


Sunday June 6, 2021 10:15am - 11:10am CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

10:45am CDT

[Virtual Only] Delphi Family: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
avatar for Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur is a decorated police sergeant and the author of the best-selling book, The Undercover Edge. Hired at only twenty years old, he was one of the youngest officers in the department’s history and worked in both the Patrol Division and the Detective Division. He was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kelsi German

Kelsi German

Kelsi German is the 21 year old sister of Liberty German who was brutally murdered four and a half years ago. Liberty, along with her best friend Abigail Williams, were murdered on February 13, 2017 in Delphi Indiana. Their killer is still yet to be found despite a video of their... Read More →
avatar for Tara German

Tara German

Tara German is the aunt of Liberty German, who was murdered along with her friend Abigail Williams in Delphi Indiana four years ago. Moments after Libby’s dad Derrick, Tara’s brother, arrived at the Delphi Historic Trails to pick the girls up from a hike, he knew something was... Read More →
avatar for Susan Hendricks

Susan Hendricks

Journalist, HLN
Veteran HLN journalist Susan Hendricks became anchor of the network’s live news program Weekend Express, in March 2019.Among her many assignments at HLN, Hendricks is a lead reporter on the Delphi, Indiana murder case involving the homicides of teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty... Read More →
avatar for Becky Patty

Becky Patty

Becky Patty is a grandmother trying to find a killer. Her 14 year-old granddaughter Liberty German, and her friend 13 year-old Abigail Williams, were murdered in Delphi, Indiana in February of 2017. Ever since Becky and her family have been on a mission to spread awareness of Libby’s... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am CDT
Virtual Session

11:30am CDT

BTK’s Daughter: A Conversation with Kerri Rawson
Kerri Rawson’s all-American life was shattered 16 years ago when the FBI arrested her father, Dennis Rader, and accused him of being BTK, the elusive “Bind, Torture, Kill” serial killer.

Rader, who’d been taunting law enforcement since killing four members of the Otero family in 1974, had been living a double-life: charming, churchgoing husband and father on the one hand, and sadistic serial killer when no one was watching.

The incomprehensible realization that someone you love and trust could be this violent person (Rader told investigators: “I’ve raised kids, I had a wife, [was] president of the church, been in Scouts. But, yeah, I have a mean streak in me…it occasionally flares up, takes control”) would be too much for most people to take, but Kerri has fought her way back—writing books, speaking, and becoming a mother herself.

Now, in this emotional session, HLN’s Susan Hendricks will take attendees up close and personal with Rawson as she shares how she picked up the pieces after the FBI knocked on her door that day, and how she is now making a difference for good—including helping to advance knowledge in the fields of victimology and criminology.

Moderators
avatar for Susan Hendricks

Susan Hendricks

Journalist, HLN
Veteran HLN journalist Susan Hendricks became anchor of the network’s live news program Weekend Express, in March 2019.Among her many assignments at HLN, Hendricks is a lead reporter on the Delphi, Indiana murder case involving the homicides of teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kerri Rawson

Kerri Rawson

Kerri Rawson is the New York Times bestselling author of “A Serial Killer’s Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming.” A memoir based on her life as the daughter of Dennis Rader, better known to the world as the serial killer BTK. Since her father’s arrest, Kerri has been advocating for victims of abuse, crime, and trauma, sharing her journey of hope, healing, faith, and forgiveness. She liv... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 11:30am - 12:25pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

11:30am CDT

Detecting Lies: The Truth About Lie Detectors
Polygraph machines (a/k/a “lie detectors”) have become nearly ubiquitous in crime dramas and movies. But how much of what you see is fact and how much is Hollywood fiction?

Join polygraph examiner Lisa Ribacoff for a crash course and interactive experience focused on the myths vs. realities of the lie detector. What actually happens when someone is in the hot seat? Can someone ‘cheat’ on the exam? Does being willing to take a polygraph exam imply that person is innocent or truthful?

Lisa will be discussing the reasons why polygraph tests are administered in the first place and will show attendees the important differences between a “made-for-TV” exam and one that is performed in the course of a real investigation.

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the lie detector and its role in the criminal justice system this is a session you won’t want to miss.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Ribacoff

Lisa Ribacoff

Lisa Ribacoff is the Manager of International Investigative Group, Ltd., Credibility Assessment Division with offices in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Beverly Hills, Boca Raton, FL, and London. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Polygraph Association... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 11:30am - 12:25pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

11:30am CDT

Inside Siege-Crisis & Hostage Negotiation Incidents, From O.J. Onward
Dr. Mohandie shares his field experiences from his past work as a psychologist consultant to LAPD’s elite crisis and hostage negotiation team. He has responded to some infamous crisis negotiation incidents, including the O.J. incident. He will discuss the O.J. crisis negotiation at the conclusion of the now infamous slow-speed chase, as well as several other high profile hostage-taking incidents.  Attendees will be taken inside the siege to the inner workings of the world of crisis/hostage negotiation, the motivation of barricaded suspects, and the life and death decisions made to protect the innocent and save lives.



Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kris Mohandie

Dr. Kris Mohandie

Dr. Kris Mohandie is a clinical, police, and forensic psychologist with over thirty years of experience in the assessment and management of violent behavior. He has extensive experience in the arena of human and natural trauma. He is licensed as a psychologist in several states including... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 11:30am - 12:25pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

11:30am CDT

Chasing Cosby Panel: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Nicki Egan

Nicki Egan

Nicki Weisensee Egan is an award-winning newspaper and magazine investigative journalist turned author and podcast host. Her first book, CHASING COSBY: The Downfall of America’s Dad, detailed her 13 plus years covering the Bill Cosby drugging and assault case was made into a h... Read More →
avatar for Tamara Green

Tamara Green

Tamara Green was the second woman to tell authorities she’d been drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby in January 2005. She gave an exclusive interview to Nicki Egan at the Philadelphia Daily News and then proceeded to go on a media blitz, which not only included a now-infamous... Read More →
avatar for Therese Serignese

Therese Serignese

Therese Serignese was Jane Doe #10 in the Constand vs. Cosby civil case, with Bill Cosby mentioning her by name in his deposition. She ended up filing a defamation lawsuit against Cosby, which was settled in 2019. Therese is a loving mom of three and a retired registered nurse living... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 11:30am - 12:25pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

11:30am CDT

Dr. Massnick & Pierre Pacheco: Meet & Greet
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kimberlie Massnick

Dr. Kimberlie Massnick

Dr. Kimberlie A. Massnick started her professional career as a criminologist focusing on serial crime, specializing in serial killers, predominantly sexual sadists. After years of research and lectures Dr. Massnick realized that what she felt was lacking in every aspect of criminology... Read More →
avatar for Pierre Pacheco

Pierre Pacheco

Pierre Pacheco is a background investigator and instructor for the law enforcement academy at Indian River State College. He has a Master’s degree in Homeland Security with a concentration in terrorism. His career in background investigations began after 4 years in the United States... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 11:30am - 12:25pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

11:30am CDT

Podcast Row: Open Hours
Meet your favorite hosts and discover new titles!

Note: Pod Row open hours are the designated time blocks when we ask our hosts to be at their tables to meet attendees.

Sunday June 6, 2021 11:30am - 12:25pm CDT
Pod Row (5th FL)

12:30pm CDT

[Virtual Only] Chasing Cosby: Q&A
CC21 Virtual Attendees, this is your chance for a dedicated speaker Q&A. Show our guests why this is the smartest audience in true crime by bringing your best questions to the chat so we can get them answered live!

Note: These Q&A sessions will stream into the virtual platform (Hopin) directly. Please look for the link in the schedule posted inside the platform them to access the room. These links may not appear until 5 minutes prior to each session's start time.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Nicki Egan

Nicki Egan

Nicki Weisensee Egan is an award-winning newspaper and magazine investigative journalist turned author and podcast host. Her first book, CHASING COSBY: The Downfall of America’s Dad, detailed her 13 plus years covering the Bill Cosby drugging and assault case was made into a h... Read More →
avatar for Therese Serignese

Therese Serignese

Therese Serignese was Jane Doe #10 in the Constand vs. Cosby civil case, with Bill Cosby mentioning her by name in his deposition. She ended up filing a defamation lawsuit against Cosby, which was settled in 2019. Therese is a loving mom of three and a retired registered nurse living... Read More →
avatar for Tamara Green

Tamara Green

Tamara Green was the second woman to tell authorities she’d been drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby in January 2005. She gave an exclusive interview to Nicki Egan at the Philadelphia Daily News and then proceeded to go on a media blitz, which not only included a now-infamous... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Virtual Session

12:45pm CDT

The Colonial Parkway Murders: The Case for and Against a Single Killer
We go behind the scenes of Oxygen’s Lover’s Lane Murders with Bill Thomas, whose sister Cathy was one of the first victims in the case, Loni Coombs who investigated the case for Oxygen, and the show’s executive producer, David Karabinas on what they learned during their investigation, the case for and against the murders being the work of a single killer, and why they believe the case remains unsolved.



Speakers
avatar for Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas

William F. "Bill" Thomas is a podcaster, consulting producer, writer, and executive in entertainment, communications, and victim advocacy. Based in Norfolk, CT, Bill has been an artist representative for 30 years, is past chair of film and television organization FilmLA, Director... Read More →
avatar for David Karabinas

David Karabinas

An Emmy and NAACP Image Award winning producer, David has managed, overseen, budgeted, produced, or directed literally thousands of television productions around the globe and is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Texas Crew Productions.Under his stewardship, TCP has grown... Read More →
avatar for Loni Coombs

Loni Coombs

For eighteen years Loni worked as a criminal trial attorney, prosecuting cases all over Los Angeles County. She prosecuted over fifty trials, ranging from murders and gang cases to sex crimes and DUIs.For three years Loni worked in the Crimes Against Police Officers Special Unit... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 12:45pm - 1:40pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

12:45pm CDT

Murderabilia
"Murderabilia" is a burgeoning industry that's thriving on the Internet. It is designed to sell tangible goods produced by serial killers, mass murderers, school shooters and other high-profile criminals.

In this session you'll learn the history of murderabilia, the challenges in getting it stopped, and the progress that Crime Stoppers of Houston Director of Victim Services, Andy Kahan has made over the past 20+ years in bringing awareness to this industry as he seeks justice and peace for victims.
 

Speakers
avatar for Andy Kahan

Andy Kahan

Andy Kahan served as the Victim Advocate for the Mayor’s Office and Houston Police Department for 26 years before retiring and joining Crime-Stoppers of Houston to resume his career as the Director of Victim Services and Victim AdvocacyAndy Kahan received his Bachelor of Science... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 12:45pm - 1:40pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

12:45pm CDT

Dr. Kris Mohandie: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kris Mohandie

Dr. Kris Mohandie

Dr. Kris Mohandie is a clinical, police, and forensic psychologist with over thirty years of experience in the assessment and management of violent behavior. He has extensive experience in the arena of human and natural trauma. He is licensed as a psychologist in several states including... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 12:45pm - 1:40pm CDT
M&G 2 (Palm Court - FL 7)

12:45pm CDT

Kerri Rawson: Meet & Greet/Signing
Due to COVID protocols our speaker meet & greets will work differently this year.

Meet & Greet 1 (Palm Park) is set up as a photo activation. Attendees will get to be on “Zoom call” with their favorite speaker and obtain a digital photo (complimentary). If a speaker has a book that we've stocked these will also be available for purchase and signing if the author agrees.

Meet & Greet 2 (Palm Court) is outdoors and will be weather permitting. This is setup as a more standard signing/photo location with a CrimeCon backdrop. Speakers will solely determine their comfort level meeting with attendees and/or signing books.

PLEASE NOTE: Speakers may not stay for the full allotted time if they are able to get through the line. We urge you to report to the Meet & Greet at the beginning of the time period indicated.

PLATINUM VIPs: Please look for the “Fast Track” signs for your entry into Meet & Greet 1.

Speakers
avatar for Kerri Rawson

Kerri Rawson

Kerri Rawson is the New York Times bestselling author of “A Serial Killer’s Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming.” A memoir based on her life as the daughter of Dennis Rader, better known to the world as the serial killer BTK. Since her father’s arrest, Kerri has been advocating for victims of abuse, crime, and trauma, sharing her journey of hope, healing, faith, and forgiveness. She liv... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 12:45pm - 1:40pm CDT
M&G 1 (Palm Park - FL 7)

12:45pm CDT

Crime Weekly with Stephanie Harlowe & Derrick Levasseur
Watch a live taping of Stephanie and Derrick's hit pod as they discuss: “Who Killed My Son?: Pravin Varughese.”


Speakers
avatar for Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur is a decorated police sergeant and the author of the best-selling book, The Undercover Edge. Hired at only twenty years old, he was one of the youngest officers in the department’s history and worked in both the Patrol Division and the Detective Division. He was... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe

Stephanie Harlowe has been an up and comer in the YouTube community since 2017. After gaining a small but engaged following, she realized she had an amazing opportunity to use her platform to speak about what really mattered and challenge herself, while raising awareness for both... Read More →


Sunday June 6, 2021 12:45pm - 1:40pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

1:40pm CDT

CC21 Closing
If you haven't yet seen a CrimeCon closing video you are really missing out. Filled with the highs, lows, laughs, cries, and everything in between, there is no better way to look back on the weekend while shifting to look forward to CC22.

The closing video will be shown in each ballroom following the conclusion of the final session. Please stay seated once the final session ends.


Sunday June 6, 2021 1:40pm - 1:50pm CDT
Ballroom (Congressional - 3rd FL)

1:40pm CDT

CC21 Closing
If you haven't yet seen a CrimeCon closing video you are really missing out. Filled with the highs, lows, laughs, cries, and everything in between, there is no better way to look back on the weekend while shifting to look forward to CC22.

The closing video will be shown in each ballroom following the conclusion of the final session. Please stay seated once the final session ends.


Sunday June 6, 2021 1:40pm - 1:50pm CDT
Breakout 1 (Manchester - 5th FL)

1:40pm CDT

CC21 Closing
If you haven't yet seen a CrimeCon closing video you are really missing out. Filled with the highs, lows, laughs, cries, and everything in between, there is no better way to look back on the weekend while shifting to look forward to CC22.

The closing video will be shown in each ballroom following the conclusion of the final session. Please stay seated once the final session ends.


Sunday June 6, 2021 1:40pm - 1:50pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)

2:00pm CDT

crimeHQ Presents Gil Carrillo: My Hunt for the Night Stalker [cHQ Members Only]
*You must be an active crimeHQ member to attend this session. Be sure you have the red crimeHQ pin on your lanyard (available from the CHQ booth on the 5th Floor) in order to gain access.*

So, you think you know everything there is to know about the Night Stalker case? Well, think again! In a session only for crimeHQ members, retired LA County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Detective Gil Carrillo will offer up an inside look into his hunt for Richard Ramirez and answer your questions about the man that terrorized a community.

If you have not already watched the recent Netlfix docu-series Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer, we highly recommend it as prerequisite for this session!

Not a crimeHQ member yet? Join us now! You'll get all CrimeCon sessions on demand (Austin plus all prior years), plus access to our Cold Case Club, Book Club, CrimeConversation series of live events, and plenty of other perks (like access to this exclusive session in Austin!).

Speakers
avatar for Gil Carrillo

Gil Carrillo

Detective Gil Carrillo was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in 1971, started the first plain clothes gang unit in East Los Angeles, and continued working gangs for several years. Detective Carrillo worked as a Homicide Investigator for 21 years where he was called upon to investigate... Read More →



Sunday June 6, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Breakout 2 (Manchester 5th FL)