CrimeCon - The ultimate immersive true crime weekend partnered by CBS Reality
By James W, Monday 21st February 2022
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CrimeCon, the world's leading true crime event, will be hosted in London 11-12th June. It brings together leading figures from the true crime world, for over 50 hours of talks, live recordings and immersive experiences, making it the ultimate true crime event, offering attendees the chance to interact with one of the world's fastest growing genre through education, advocacy, and discovery.

CrimeCon UK and CBS Reality will bring together leading law enforcement representatives from across the globe, top level documentary makers, investigative journalists, prime podcasters, renowned criminologists, expert pathologists and true crime authors, to create over 50 wide-ranging hours of compelling and informative content through live shows, panels, immersive experiences, and live podcast recordings. The weekend itself is as interactive as possible while remaining Covid-19 safe - CrimeCon UK ticket holders will be invited to join criminologists to get inside the minds of serial-killers and shine a light on their victims, work alongside forensic experts to examine evidence and discover what it’s like to be a real-life CSI. They'll learn interrogation techniques, test their detective skills, meet police K9 counterparts (we have sniffer dogs), deep-dive into unsolved historic cases and, most importantly, meet survivors and victim's families - ensuring that those whose lives have been impacted by crime are never forgotten.

This year's lead speaker will be the globally recognised, retired US Detective Paul Holes, who worked on what's now known as "The Golden State Killer" case. His tireless work ultimately led to the cold case of at least 13 murders, 50 rapes, and 120 burglaries across California between 1974 and 1986 being resolved with Joseph De Angelo (an ex-policeman himself) being charged with the crimes.

Nancy Baughen CrimeCon's UK Event Director says, "There is no other event in the UK that brings fans and followers of this genre closer to leading crime experts".

The last decade has seen an inexorable global rise in true crime fascination, driven by armchair sleuths. Propelled by the popularity of factual entertainment channels such as CBS Reality, true crime programmes have become one of the fastest growing genres in the world of media, recently challenging comedy and sport as the number one podcast subject.

The unprecedented interest in the genre seen throughout Instagram, Facebook and YouTube is immense, and the momentum continues to build with TikTok where viewing figures of true crime influencers hit the hundreds of thousands. A sharp uptake from traditional media including national papers and dedicated publications such as Crime Monthly, as well as shows premiering on CBS Reality, Oxygen, Netflix, BBC, ITV, C4, C5 to Sky Crime has fulfilled the need to better educate and inform the ever-increasing true crime communities.

Confirmed Speakers
Alongside criminal historian, writer and host of CBS Reality original series “Murder by the Sea”, Dr Nell Darby, our confirmed speakers are Paul Holes, Emma Kenny, Colin Sutton, Nazir Afzal, Kerry Daynes, Honor Doro Towsend, Christopher Berry-Dee, Dr Sohom Das, John Sweeney, Mark Williams-Thomas – full listing here.

Confirmed Podcasters
'They Walk Among Us', ‘Mens Rea’, ‘UK True Crime’, ‘Handcuffed’, ‘Crimepedia’, ‘Generation Why’, ‘Once Upon A Crime’ - click here for the full listing.

Confirmed Interactive sessions
Police dog demonstrations, CSI experience, Analyse a crime scene, live podcast studio, interview techniques, identity recall workshop.

For ticket information click here.

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