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    Now There’s CrimeCon for Felony Fanatics

    Crime pays. The organizers of CrimeCon, billed as America’s first “true-crime theme park,” found that attendees at the inaugural Indianapolis event last month were willing to pay $199 to $699 for passes to what they hope will become the South by Southwest of the true crime craze. Hosts of investigative podcasts, crime-solving classes and crime-themed escape rooms all made appearances at the event, which sought to educate (and titillate) amateur sleuths. Even as some question the ethics of interactive fun based on violent crime, tickets for 2018 are already selling like contraband.

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