NEW ORLEANS (press release) – True crime enthusiasts from around the world will gather for CrimeCon June 7-9 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Presented by Oxygen, the true network for crime, the event combines a weekend of internationally known true-crime personalities and educators with interactiveexperiences and guests from the most popular documentaries, television series and podcasts. With participation from media companies including Oxygen (“Cold Justice”), NBC (“Dateline NBC”), CBS (“48 Hours”), ABC (“20/20”) and HLN (“Death Row Stories”), this will be the largest CrimeCon to date.
Marking the 25th anniversary of O.J. Simpson’s trial for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, prosecutorChristopher Darden takes the stage for a firsthand glimpse into the “trial of the century.” In addition, retired Los Angeles Police detective Tom Lange – who served as lead investigator in the case – will discuss the FX miniseries, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
The convention will be kicked off by Oxygen’s Paul Holes, the retired cold case investigator who helped bring the Golden State Killer to justice, and the weekend will close with a moving message from author and speaker Crystal Miller, a survivor of the Columbine High School shootings, as she commemorates the 20-year anniversary of the tragedy.
Former prosecutor Nancy Grace makes her third straight CrimeCon appearance. The nationally renowned victims’ rights advocate, founder of CrimeOnline.com, host of a SiriusXM program and the upcoming TV series for Oxygen, “Injustice with Nancy Grace,” has a special presentation on some of the most intricate and emotional cases she’s investigated.
NBC’s “Dateline” will also take the stage with award-winning broadcast correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy, as well as executive producer Liz Cole. Now in its 27th season, “Dateline” is the longest-running primetime series in the network’s history.
Presenters from several recent high-profile films, podcasts and TV series include:
- David Rudolf, who served as Michael Peterson’s defense attorney and was spotlighted in the Netflix miniseries “The Staircase.”
- Rabia and Saad Chaudry of the HBO docuseries “The Case Against Adnan Syed” and the “Undisclosed” podcast.
- An audience Q&A session with Jan Broberg, whose kidnapping was profiled in the Netflix film “Abducted in Plain Sight,” along withdirector Skye Borgman.
- Debra and Terra Newell, who join award-winning criminal behavioral analyst Laura Richards, to talk about “Dirty John,” the story that captivated the nation from the L.A. Times articles and breakout true crime podcast, the Bravo scripted series and Oxygen documentary, “Dirty John, The Dirty Truth.”
CrimeCon’s Podcast Row provides guests an opportunity to meet leading true-crime podcasters, including the hosts of Oxygen’s “Martinis & Murder,” along with “Crime Junkie,” “Someone Knows Something,” “True Crime Obsessed,” “True Crime Garage,” “Generation Why,” “Criminology,” “Trace Evidence” and over 30 more.
Internationally recognized forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee discusses some of his most prominent work in cases spanning five decades, as well as the newest forensic techniques that are helping solve new and cold cases. Genetic genealogist CeCe Moore will talk about how familial DNA is changing the face of criminal investigations. Professional K9 Solutions will host demonstrations throughout the weekend by dogs highly trained in protection, narcotics and explosive detection, apprehension and search-and-rescue.
The complete weekend schedule is available here.
Single-day passes are available for $129 on Friday, $169 on Saturday and $99 for Sunday. There are also a limited number of three-day all-access passes, including the Standard pass for $379 and the Gold VIP badge for $799. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit CrimeCon.com.