Obsessed Fest September 30 - October 2, 2022 [Obsessed Network]


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Obsessed Fest
September 30 - October 2, 2022
Columbus, Ohio
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Next month marks the first-ever OBSESSED FEST — the ultimate weekend for fans of all types of true crime podcasts. Hosted by the Obsessed Network (“True Crime Obsessed,” “Obsessed with Disappeared”), this three-day festival will feature everybody who is anybody in the true crime podcast community, with meet & greets, live shows, a drag brunch, karaoke, and more.
  • This is the time to get up close and personal with talent like Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle (“True Crime Obsessed”), Rabia Chaudry (“Serial”), Damien Echols (West Memphis 3 case), Payne Lindsey (“Up and Vanished”), Alaina and Ash (“Morbid”), and more
  • The festival takes place September 30 - October 2, 2022 in Columbus, OH (a central location for true crime fans)
  • Expect true crime focused panels, meet & greets and exhibits, paired with fun interactive activities like an epic drag bingo and sold-out drag brunch

About Obsessed Network
The Obsessed Network, created by Patrick Hinds, comprises a collection of some of the best true crime podcasts on the internet. Podcasts include: “True Crime Obsessed,” “Obsessed With Disappeared,” “Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan,” “Murder in Alliance,” and “Crimes of the Centuries.” Obsessed Network is headquartered in New York City and was officially launched in March 2020. For more information, visit www.obsessednetwork.com.

Obsessed Network, the hit true crime podcast company behind fan-favorite “True Crime Obsessed” today announced the inaugural OBSESSED FEST, the ultimate true crime-filled weekend for fans of the genre. The three-day festival will include some of the biggest names in true crime podcasting and consist of panels, live shows, meet and greets, an epic drag brunch and bingo and interactive exhibits focused around the true crime community. OBSESSED FEST will take place from September 30th - October 2nd at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to bring together our wonderful community of listeners and our fellow podcast creators,” said Patrick Hinds, creator of OBSESSED FEST and founder of The Obsessed Network. “After two very tough years of being unable to interact with each other in real life, I couldn’t think of anything I wanted more than to bring us all together in one place for one epic weekend. We’re building Obsessed Fest to be an experience that none of us will ever forget - one with all of your favorite true crime podcasters in one place for a memorable weekend.”

Daytime programming during OBSESSED FEST will consist of panels, Q&As, games, meet and greets, live podcast tapings and other interactive activities. Talent appearing at the festival will include Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle of “True Crime Obsessed,” Rabia Chaudry of “Serial,” Damien Echols of the West Memphis 3 case, Payne Lindsey of “Up and Vanished,” Alaina and Ash of “Morbid,” Ellyn Marsh and Joey Taranto of “Obsessed With: Disappeared”, Maggie Freleng, Amber Hunt, Daisy Eagan, Brandi Egan, Kristin Caruso, Bob Ruff, Aaron and Justin of “Generation Why,” Rebecca Lavoie, Kevin Flynn, Tim Pilleri, Tim Reenstierna, and Rebekah Sebastian.

During the day, attendees can expect a diverse lineup of content with everything from educational true crime panels to bingo led by drag queens. Highlights include Rabia Chaudry in conversation with Rebecca Lavoie, giving attendees all the latest updates on the Adnan Syed case; live podcast tapings of “RedHanded,” “Strange And Unexplained with Daisy Eagan” and “Let’s Go To Court”; Payne Lindsey in conversation about his meteoric rise to podcast fame and the ethics of true crime podcasting; and sneak peek screenings from Discovery ID.

The event’s sold-out drag brunch is not the only chance for festival goers to have the unique opportunity to interact directly with their favorite podcasters; they can also do so during other activities like karaoke and drag bingo. On Friday and Saturday night, OBSESSED FEST will present separate, live shows of some of the world’s biggest podcasts: Obsessed Network’s “True Crime Obsessed” and “Obsessed With Disappeared” and Wondery’s “Morbid” and “ScamFluencers.” These shows are sold separately from the rest of the festival, available both as an add-on for festival attendees or as single tickets for fans not attending the festival.