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A day with federal forensic investigator Geoff Symon

Where: Boston College High School
When: 02/10 , 9AM-3PM
The New England chapter of Sisters in Crime invites you to come warm up on a winter's day by talking about forensics - whether to improve your writing or to hang with really cool people, the event is open to members and non-members and includes lunch.
9AM -- Room opens, come grab your seat, some coffee and nibbles, and chat with attendees

9:30AM - Morning session - Scene of the Crime: When writing crime scenes, what is the balance between accuracy and overkill? Geoff Symon shares his experience as a 20-year forensic investigator with authors of every popular genre. We'll visit the most common forensic flubs and fallacies while discussing true primary forensic methods and fundamental terminology to bring authenticity to the scene of your crime.

11:45AM - Q&A lunch with Geoff

1PM - Afternoon session - Breaking News: Ever want to go deeper than the byline? From OJ to JonBenet to Casey Anthony, together we'll choose a well-known case and discuss the investigative concepts and techniques in the stories behind the actual headlines. Using the good and bad of the notorious case as a starting point, we'll provide a gritty realism you can apply to your own stories.

Bio: Geoff Symon is a Federal Forensic Investigator, Polygraph Examiner, teacher and consultant. His participation in high-profile cases includes the attacks on September 11, 2001, the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion, the Chandra Levy investigation, among countless others over his 20-year career. He has specified and certified training in the collection and preservation of evidence, blood-spatter analysis, autopsies and laboratory techniques. For the past several years, he has shared his expertise by teaching authors about real-life forensics through lectures, online courses, and his "Forensics For Fiction" series of books.


Registration is required, as space is limited.

Fee: $20 current members of New England chapter of Sisters in Crime; $50 everyone else.
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 9AM-3PM
Location: Boston College High School, 150 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA

Click here for the registration form.