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  1. #31
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    Mar 2018
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    Hi, newbie here looking for guidance about whether or not to go. I live on Maui (I know, poor me) and am trying to figure out if I can justify the trip to the convention. Can anyone share their experiences about past conventions, as well as any guidance? For context, I used to attend the annual mystery writers convention named after my grandfather, (Bouchercon) so I have ample experience with these types of gatherings. Just wondering if the panels and other activities are good enough to travel 1,000s of miles. Thanks in advance.

  2. #32
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    Have you had an opportunity to review the CrimeCon website or the Facebook page? If not, you should - you can see the full schedule from last year to get an idea of what it's like.
    Quote Originally Posted by MultitaskingMom View Post
    Hi, newbie here looking for guidance about whether or not to go. I live on Maui (I know, poor me) and am trying to figure out if I can justify the trip to the convention. Can anyone share their experiences about past conventions, as well as any guidance? For context, I used to attend the annual mystery writers convention named after my grandfather, (Bouchercon) so I have ample experience with these types of gatherings. Just wondering if the panels and other activities are good enough to travel 1,000s of miles. Thanks in advance.

  3. #33
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    Jun 2011
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    Nashville, TN
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    I'm not flush with cash ATM and probably won't get to come, but I'll try to remember to check this thread - I'm a local and can give 2 cents on where to stay, go, etc.

    Nashville is humid and can be miserable in the summertime. May will be awesome! BUT we do sometimes have violent storms that time of year, make sure you have a weather app on your phone that will alert for tornado warnings.

    Also, on the subject of parking... if you're not staying at Opryland (which is expensive), be aware parking is $24 per day. You may wish to carpool.
    Tabitha Tuders ☮ Holly Bobo ☮ David Riemens
    Gone but not forgotten.

  4. #34
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    Jun 2014
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    Midwest
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnhybrid View Post
    I'm not flush with cash ATM and probably won't get to come, but I'll try to remember to check this thread - I'm a local and can give 2 cents on where to stay, go, etc.

    Nashville is humid and can be miserable in the summertime. May will be awesome! BUT we do sometimes have violent storms that time of year, make sure you have a weather app on your phone that will alert for tornado warnings.

    Also, on the subject of parking... if you're not staying at Opryland (which is expensive), be aware parking is $24 per day. You may wish to carpool.
    Yes apparently even when you actually stay there, parking is additional!! It's annoying, but the discount CrimeCon got on rooms was a lot so that helps.

    Thanks for the heads up on the weather, I'm in KS so used to it here but wasn't sure what to expect there. My teenage daughters will be with me at the hotel but not attending CrimeCon, so I'll make sure their phones are set for Nashville weather alerts.

    I'm planning to arrive on the 3rd and stay a day or two after CrimeCon as well.

  5. #35
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    Jun 2004
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    They just released the 2018 schedule over the weekend.
    My sister and I are going. We both like True Crime, and we're also just doing it as a sister weekend, LOL.
    Love you, Littlest Little!


  6. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEPUTYDAWG View Post
    They just released the 2018 schedule over the weekend.
    My sister and I are going. We both like True Crime, and we're also just doing it as a sister weekend, LOL.
    My sister and my middle daughter are doing it as a sister+ neice weekwend ! We are super excited. My daughters favorite true crime you tuber is going to be there so she is exicited about that and my sister likes Podcast so that is her thing . I want to see the midwest search and rescue , .Get Fassenbender to sign my 15 year old book. Talk to Bill Thomas and hear what updates he has to offer on his sisters case. . Sideways stare at Bill Jenson HAHA , wtf... Is there a websleuth meet up this year?
    MzOpinion8d ??

  7. #37
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    May 2010
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    Going, so going .. meeting up with a few friends from the board I've only known virtually so am very excited! I hope there will be a websleuths meet somewhere!
    RIP Mrs G Norris, best kitty evah! Sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

  8. #38
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    Feb 2017
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    Gateway to the West
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    In case those not registered do not know, it has been announced this week that the Grandparents of Liberty German and the Mother of Abigail Williams will be attending crime con for a special panel discussion on the case of these two beautiful baby girls. I was already registered after attending last year's event (would not miss it) but being able to attend this one panel discussion alone is worth the price of admission to me. Ashleigh Banfield will be moderating the discussion. I want nothing more than justice for those two girls. Please come join us at CrimeCon, if you can. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

  9. #39
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    Dec 2011
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    Thank you. We are really excited about our panel on the Colonial Parkway Murders and being at CrimeCon this year to talk about the case.

    BIll Thomas,
    Brother of Cathy Thomas,
    Colonial Parkway MurdersColonialParkwayMurdersMap.jpg

  10. #40
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    Dec 2011
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    Los Angeles, CA
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    We are really looking forward to CrimeCon, May 4-6, 2018 in Nashville. We will be hosting an expert panel on the unsolved Colonial Parkway Murders. So far, we have booked Cathy Thomas' brother Bill Thomas, true crime author Blaine Pardoe, and former FBI Special Agent Maureen O'Connell to discuss the Colonial Parkway Murders.

    Here is the CrimeCon 2018 schedule:

    https://www.crimecon.com/guests/

    Bill Thomas
    Brother of Cathleen Thomas
    Colonial Parkway Murders

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  11. #41
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    Feb 2017
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    I will be attending this panel as well. So much to do this year.

  12. #42
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    Oct 2011
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    I am going with my daughter - do I need to sign up for certain events? I thought it was first come, first served for the ones included with a regular ticket?

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