Saturday, September 23, 2017!
Our annual BIG EVENT!
OK, if you missed this on the home page then you shan’t be blamed (we’ve been experiencing some website thingies since switching over to the new format and our site became . . . ah . . . infected). Nothing you need worry about, but a big pain in the butt for us. So we’ve been letting things sit and cool out until we were sure the fire was extinguished, and now we’re testing out the new wheels (baby steps) with the most pressing update to REMIND YOU OF OUR BIG EVENT ON 9/23/17!
Our speakers for the all-day extravaganza are as follows:
Andrew Welsh Huggins (Keynote Speaker): AP reporter, local author of the Andy Hayes mystery series, and all-around terrific person (not to mention a popular past speaker for SICCO), Andrew will discuss his research methods for how he nails the details on his now 4-book series with Ohio University Press.
Peter Tobin (U.S. Marshal for the Ohio Southern District): holy cow, is this someone not to miss. Former Chief of Police for Powell and London (Ohio), SWAT commander, Narcotics Division Chief for BCI, and now Superintendent of BCI/US Marshal. If you’re looking for info on how to catch bad guys or just a lot of wicked, big-time anecdotal stories, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Gary Wilgus (Supervisor for the Ohio BCI Forensic Underwater Dive Team): we’re still scratching our heads how we were able to get this guy. If you’ve ever wondered how they find the people with ice water in their veins to strap on SCUBA gear in the middle of a freezing January night to search for a drowning victim, this is your chance. A definite must-see.
Mitchell Seckman (Detective with Columbus PD/member of the FBI Columbus Violent Criminal Task Force): there’s not enough room to include this officer’s bona fides. Part of the Columbus Police gang unit and a popular SICCO past speaker, Mitchell is the quintessential cop’s cop. With a wealth of experience for anyone interested in police procedurals, cozies, mysteries, thrillers or anything in between.
So for anyone interested in reading or writing about criminal activities, this is for you. Whether an author looking for technical details or a reader simply wondering ‘how the hell do they do that?’, this is a perfect way to spend a central-Ohio autumn day. The time is 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Blacklick Woods Metro Park/Beech-Maple Lodge. Cost is $60 for SICCO members, $70 for non-members (lunch and breakfast goodies included). Visit the SICCO Facebook page and click on the EVENTBRITE.COM link to sign up (parking is available, but space may be limited). And please contact us at our Facebook site with any questions!