A new convention created with the hopes of capitalizing on the popularity of true crime entertainment like Netflix's "Making a Murderer" and the podcast "Serial" has chosen Indianapolis for its first year.
CrimeCon, scheduled for June 9-11 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, will feature a number of prominent speakers in the field, including former HLN host Nancy Grace, crime show host Aphrodite Jones, renowned defense attorney F. Lee Bailey and Ken Kratz, the prosecutor involved in the "Making a Murderer" case, said Kevin Balfe, a partner at Red Seat Ventures, the agency producing the convention.
"People are fascinated by the stories that make up true crime," Balfe said, pointing to "Cops" as one of the longest-running TV shows in history. "I think I was astounded to learn that this (convention) didn’t exist already."
A convention exists for just about everything, he said, but not for those who enjoy learning about real-life crimes and all the players involved.