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Friday, June 9


The Steven Avery Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

In this pre-convention 3+ hour limited-seat session former prosecutor Ken Kratz and lead detective Tom Fassbender will take you through the Steven Avery case step by step. For fans of Making a Murderer, this is an opportunity that can't be missed.

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Tom Fassbender

Special Agent (Ret.) Tom Fassbender is a 30 year veteran of law enforcement in Wisconsin, 25 of which he spent as a Special Agent with the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Tom was assigned to the Special Assignments Bureau about a decade ago and was primarily responsible... Read More →
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Leah Kratz

In his 25-year prosecution career, Attorney Ken Kratz handled many complex and high-profile cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, child abuse, and property crimes.  Widely considered one of the state of Wisconsin’s best criminal trial attorneys, Kratz dedicated his career... Read More →

Friday June 9, 2017 9:00am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom 9-10


The Long Island Serial Killer

The Killing Season premiered on A&E in the fall of 2016 and focuses on one of the most haunting and chilling cold cases in America today: the unsolved murders by the “Long Island Serial Killer.” Join award-winning creators and executive producers Rachel Mills and Joshua Zeman along with award winning investigative reporter and author Robert Kolker (The Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Myster) for unparalleled access into one of the most compelling cases of our time. Come inside the case and learn where the investigation has been, is now, and is headed for the future. Be prepared to sleep with the lights on. 

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Ellen Killoran

Editor, Crime Online
Ellen Killoran is an editor and writer for Crime Online. A former entertainment and media business reporter, she dove into crime reporting with an investigation of the Long Island Serial Killer for Rolling Stone, and hasn't looked back. Previously the Senior Editor of Media & Culture... Read More →

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Bob Kolker

Robert Kolker is the New York Times bestselling author of LOST GIRLS, named one of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books and one of Publisher's Weekly's Top Ten Books of 2013.
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Rachel Mills

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

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

Friday June 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6
Saturday, June 10


The Golden State Serial Killer

He’s the most prolific serial rapist and killer in California history – and he’s never been caught. This panel will give you unprecedented insider access to the experts, the case and the victims. Survivors and victim family members reunite to tell their stories and breathe new life into this case. Jane Carson-Sandler (survivor); Michelle Cruz (sister of 12th murder victim); and Debbie Domingo (daughter of 10th murder victim). 

The panel is being moderated by Cathy Scott. 

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Cathy Scott

US Consultant Cathy Scott, a Los Angeles Times bestselling author, is a veteran crime writer and investigative journalist, best known for writing The Killing of Tupac Shakur (Huntington Press) and The Murder of Biggie Smalls (St. Martin’s Press). She has appeared on Dateline... Read More →

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Debbi Domingo

When Debbi Domingo was 15 years old, her mother was brutally murdered by the serial perpetrator known as The Golden State Killer. Now, over 35 years later, Debbi spends much of her time working to raise public awareness about this still unsolved case!

Saturday June 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom 5-6
Sunday, June 11


Missing Maura Murray

The disappearance of Maura Murray is the first great mystery of the social media age. The UMass nursing student vanished the week Facebook launched, in February, 2004. After sending an email to professors claiming there was a family emergency, Murray drove north into the White Mountains where she got into a single-car accident, crashing into a snow bank at night along Rt. 112. In the few minutes between the accident and the arrival of police, she disappeared and has never been seen again.  

Was it an abduction? Did she wander into the woods to die? Or did she walk away from her life to start fresh somewhere new? 

Join author James Renner (True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterous Disappearance of Maura Murray) and Missing Maura Murray podcast producers Lance Reenstierna and Tim Pilleri for a discussion and debate about what might have happened. Q&A to follow.

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James Renner

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

Sunday June 11, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom 5-6


The Tricia Todd Murder

Tricia Todd was reported missing by her brother and sister-in-law when the babysitter called and said her ex-husband had dropped off their daughter because he had not been able to get a hold of Tricia and she did not come to pick up their daughter. Less than a month and a half later, Steven Williams, the ex-husband would admit to killing Tricia, dismembering her body and disposing of her remains by burying buckets containing acid and various body parts.

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Kimberlie Massnick

Assitant Professor of Criminal Justice, Indian River State College
Kimberlie Massnick, PhD is a criminologist who specializes in sexual offenders and serial killers. She is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Indian River State College where she believes that learning needs to get out of the classroom. She stages crime scenes instead of... Read More →

Sunday June 11, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10