• CrimeCon: On the Run

    Thalia Hall

    We will meet somewhere around Thalia Hall at 6pm to get a bite to eat before the show. TBD where. -------------------- OTR will take fans through the entire arc of a case, from hidden clues at the crime scene, to the investigation, suspect interrogation and deception detection techniques, to the unfortunate times when a cold case unit must take over and reinvigorate an old file with new life. https://www.crimecon.com/otr-chicago Use this code to get $10 off ticket price: CCNOLA2019!

  • Sketch Show: Bitches Love Murder

    Judy's Beat Lounge

    https://www.secondcity.com/shows/chicago/bitches-love-murder/ Ride or Die is back and morbid as ever! Serial killers are running free, terrible curses are influencing plane crashes, and Xu has to plan 2 weddings! Check out a take on true crime as darkly funny as only a sketch show produced exclusively by women can provide. XOXO bitches love murder!!! Featuring: Sara Costello, Libby Marshall, special VO appearance by Xu Director: Elisabeth Del Toro Music Director: Corson Barnard

  • Sketch Show: Bitches Love Murder

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    https://www.secondcity.com/shows/chicago/bitches-love-murder/ Ride or Die is back and morbid as ever! Serial killers are running free, terrible curses are influencing plane crashes, and Xu has to plan 2 weddings! Check out a take on true crime as darkly funny as only a sketch show produced exclusively by women can provide. XOXO bitches love murder!!! Featuring: Sara Costello, Libby Marshall, special VO appearance by Xu Director: Elisabeth Del Toro Music Director: Corson Barnard

  • True Crimes: improv comedy inspired by true stories of murder and mayhem

    Afterwards, we can go out for food and/or drinks if there is enough interest. ---------- Tickets and more information: https://theannoyance.com/events/event/true-crimes-2/ What makes serial killers kill? What makes cult leaders lead cults? Why are so many conspiracies theorized? True Crimes answers these questions in the dumbest way possible: through improv. Utilizing a morbid audience member and The Wheel of Misfortune, each week the cast randomly selects a true-crime sub-genre and uses it to inspire silly scenes. Whether you’re a casual podcast listener or an impassioned collector of John Wayne Gacy portraits, True Crimes will tap into your most macabre interests and yet somehow leave you laughing.

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  • Inside Making a Murderer Part 2

    House of Blues

    Making a Murderer Part 2 is out now on Netflix. Very interesting to see the follow-up from Part 1. Let's hear Brendan's lawyers and what they have to say. Tickets and more information: http://www.houseofblues.com/chicago/EventDetail?tmeventid=0400556647C26B2A&offerid=93151&fbclid=IwAR2TXBo6gPPJNgoMFhQ1J7m03Rb8FxEJURKpzy2FMNjn9rIR0CtTB_cSQbg This is a seated event so we probably can't sit near each other, but we can get something to eat and/or drink after this an discuss it.

  • Movie: "White Boy Rick"

    AMC River East 21

    We can see this true crime movie when it is released on September 14, 2018. The exact time and theater will be decided when times and locations are released. We'll grab a bite to eat near the theater before the movie. It's a fascinating story and I'm looking forward to seeing it on the big screen. Description of the movie: The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4537896/

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  • Longform article: "The Trials of White Boy Rick" by Evan Hughes

    Let's get together to discuss the longform article the movie that we will be seeing the following week is based on. You can read it for free here: https://magazine.atavist.com/white-boy-rick Or purchase it from Amazon for $2.99 here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O1HU23I/?coliid=I2CIYCS02YKPAL&colid=25MYMFMQCBIRE&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

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  • Discussion: Let's Talk About Criminal Broads

    Bucket O' Blood Books

    Note: You need to go to the store to pick up your free ticket for this event! ----------------------------------- Lady grifters. Evil queens. Murderesses. Women who commit crimes are a fascinating subculture—statistically rare, frequently forgotten, but then when things get really gory, they’re suddenly turned into legends (Lizzie Borden, anyone?). Why are we drawn to female criminals? What can lead a woman to kill? How does gender play out in the world of true crime? And which female criminals are you obsessed with? To celebrate the launch of Tori Telfer’s podcast CRIMINAL BROADS, let’s talk females in crime! Bring a bottle of wine and a friend and join this fascinating discussion. The talk will be led by a panel of true crime experts, but we’ll be turning a lot of the questions over to the audience. True crime fans, you don’t want to miss this. Snacks and drinks will be provided, but BYOB! SPACE IS LIMITED!! You must have a physical ticket to attend—this is a FREE event, just come into the store and pick up your ticket, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. We will post if/when we have reached capacity. PANELISTS: THE CRIMINOLOGIST: Dr. Joanna Thompson, a mixed-race (half Black/half Latina) and queer female, is the Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for the Anti-Violence Project at Center on Halsted. She recently recited her PhD from the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Joanna has lived in Chicago since Summer 2010, promoting intersectional community organizing across multiple social identities. Her experiences, both personal and academic, have led her to become a voice for the Chicagoland community on both a grassroots and systems-based level. THE TRUE CRIME WRITER: Tori Telfer is the author of LADY KILLERS: DEADLY WOMEN THROUGHOUT HISTORY (a book about old-school female serial killers), and the host of the podcast CRIMINAL BROADS. She’s obsessed with all things true crime and history, and knows way too much about arsenic. THE DIE-HARD MURDERINO: Andy Herren has studied improv and performed at such Chicago institutions as The Annoyance, The Second City, iO, Stage 773, and the MCL. He also used his improv skills to win the 15th season of CBS’s Big Brother, in which he holds the distinction of being the only openly gay winner in the show’s history. THE PROBATION OFFICER: Laura Gialanella is a Chicago probation officer originally from Michigan. She has a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her background includes working with the chronically mentally ill, individuals struggling with substance abuse, sex offenders, and everything in between. She has a passion for advocating and helping those without a voice. Her obsession with true crime can be directly attributed to (or blamed on) her mom letting her watch Silence of the Lambs at 12 years old.

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  • HH Holmes: The Devil Downtown walking tour

    GrowthPlay

    Let's take a true crime walking tour of buildings and places that HH Holmes' occupied. I've been on Adam Selzer's walking tours before and he is both funny and knowledgeable. So this should be quite interesting and good. DESCRIPTION Though HH Holmes, the "Devil in the White City," is best known for his activities in Englewood, far south of downtown, the vast majority of locations to which he can be traced are in and around the loop. Adam Selzer, author of HH HOLMES: THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE WHITE CITY DEVIL, illuminates Holmes' Chicago career though a walking tour of downtown locations, including a number of still-standing buildings to which Holmes can be traced. The most informative, in-depth, accurate and stunning Holmes tour available! Cost: $20 Purchase ticket and more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hh-holmes-the-devil-downtown-walking-tour-july-11-tickets-45435562992

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  • Podcast: "In the Dark" season 2

    Argo Tea

    We can discuss season 2 of "In the Dark". This brilliant Peabody winning podcast is out with a riveting second season. Description of this season: Curtis Flowers has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He's won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. What does the evidence reveal? And how can the justice system ignore the prosecutor's record and keep Flowers on death row? New York Times columnist recently had a piece about the person the podcast is based on: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/20/opinion/mississippi-curtis-flowers-trial.html

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  • CRIMECON 2018

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