April 26, 2021
by Carla Hay
After being cancelled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, CrimeCon is back. It’s the largest annual gathering in the United States of true crime entertainment fans. The fourth annual edition of CrimeCon is set to take place at the Fairmont Hotel Austin in Austin, Texas, from June 4 to June 6, 2021.
The guest speakers include:
- Nancy Grace: Oxygen host; founder of Crime Online; former prosecutor; author; former HLN and Court TV host
- Dr. Phil McGraw: host of “Dr. Phil”
- Josh Mankiewicz: correspondent for “Dateline NBC”
- Chris Hansen: investigative journalist; former host of “Crime Watch Daily” and Investigation Discovery shows; former “Dateline NBC” correspondent
- Kim Goldman: sister of murder victim Ron Goldman
- Anne Bremner: attorney
- Evan Bariault: attorney
- Deanna Thompson (also known as Baudi Moovan): Internet sleuth and star of Netflix’s “Don’t F**k With Cats: Behind the Hunt for an Internet Killer”
- John Green: Internet sleuth and star of Netflix’s “Don’t F**k With Cats: Behind the Hunt for an Internet Killer”
- Gina DeJesus: survivor of serial kidnapper/rapist Ariel Castro; co-founder of the Cleveland Family Center for Missing Children and Adults
- Sylvia Colon: Gina DeJesus’ cousin and co-founder of the Cleveland Family Center for Missing Children and Adults
- Gil Carillo, former Los Angeles Police Department cop involved in the Night Stalker investigation.
- Kelsi German, Tara German and Becky Patty: family members of Delphi murder victims Liberty German and Abigail Williams
- Susan Hendricks: correspondent for HLN
- Derrick Levasseur: private investigator; former host of Investigation Discovery’s “Breaking Homicide”
- Beth Holloway: mother of suspected murder victim Natalee Holloway
Several of the guest speakers will be doing meet-and-greet sessions with CrimeCon attendees. Due to the pandemic, some of the guests will not appear in person but will appear remotely via videoconference. There will also be panels about famous crime cases.
CrimeCon is produced by Red Seat Ventures. True-crime network Oxygen (which is owned by NBCUniversal) is the event’s presenting sponsor. Click here for a complete schedule of events.