Meet in the City of Oaks Ballroom
Red Team - Board Buses
Hotel Parking Lot - Begin boarding buses at 6:45 am. Buses depart promptly at 7:00 am. Expect a 45 to 50 minute trip to Sirchie in Youngsville.
Lunch at hotel - On your own. The Marriott will make available a special lunch menu and in-house location for MurderCon attendees who wish to dine in. Menu and pricing TBA. There are numerous restaurants and pubs across the street at the Crabtree Valley Mall. Sirchie class participants will be served a catered lunch.
Return to Hotel - Begin boarding buses at 4:15 pm. Expect a 45 to 50 minute trip to the Marriott in Raleigh. Dinner is on your own.
Reception, Cash Bar, Silent Auction
Book store opens at 6:00 pm. Reception, Meet and mingle, cash bar, and light hors d'oeuvres. Silent Auction. (Crabtree Ballroom)
Get Your Murder Scene Right
An overview of death investigation procedures with an inside and graphic look at autopsy technique. Dr. Judy Melinek, a board-certified forensic pathologist, and her husband, writer T.J. Mitchell, detail the science of time of death estimation, blunt trauma, sharp trauma, gunshot wounds, asphyxia, and expert testimony. As a bonus, they will also discuss their process of working together to weave science and art into genre fiction. (Salons D&E)
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