AUSTIN, Texas — CrimeCon held its fifth convention last weekend with hundreds of true crime fans gathering in Austin.
Crime survivors, investigators, prosecutors, reporters, defense attorneys, advocates and others met for the annual event that explores everything true crime. I presented about DeOrr Kunz, an Idaho Falls toddler missing since 2015.
CrimeCon is owned and produced by Red Seat Ventures, a digital media company based out of New York City. Brother Christopher and Kevin Balfe are the founders of Red Seat Ventures and have decades of media experience.
I sat down with Kevin Balfe to talk about how the duo came up with the CrimeCon idea, what attracts so many people to it and how the brothers hope to make it grow (did you know there’s a CrimeCruise and CrimeCon UK?).
Watch our video with Balfe in the player above.
You can find out more information about CrimeCon here and catch our past and upcoming interviews below:
WATCH: Tamara Green, Bill Cosby rape survivor
WATCH: Dr. Phil explains why true crime is so fascinating and the psychology of evil
WATCH:Meet the woman behind the largest online missing persons cold case database
WATCH:Chris Hansen shares what he’s learned doing ‘To Catch a Predator’ and other crime stories
WATCH: Nancy Grace explains why she’s passionate about crime stories and what she has learned over her career
Sunday: Jim Rathmann – Lead investigator of Investigation Discovery’s “Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Cover-up”
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