Edward Jay Epstein announces "Annals of Unsolved Crime: The Ultimate Online Q&A," an online interactive series to be powered by Shindig
NEW YORK, April 8, 2013 -- Prize-winning investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein will speak to true crime fans and conspiracy enthusiasts around the globe through a series of interactive online video chats discussing some of history's most intriguing unsolved crimes, which are the topic of his recent book, The Annals of Unsolved Crime.
The series will comprise an initial six online chats on Tuesdays at 5pm EDT and will be powered by Shindig.com, an interactive platform for large scale video chat events, allowing attendees to enjoy a live talk by a notable personality, share the stage to ask them questions face-to-face or to privately video chat with other participants in the event. "Shindig provides an extraordinary interactive means of directly answering questions provoked by the cases in my book," Epstein said. The discussions will be free, but are limited to the first 800 RSVPs who sign up at: www.mhpbooks.com/unsolvedcrime
"The renowned Epstein now adds to his innumerable credits 'internet pioneer' as he leads the way in a whole new manner for authors to engage with their most passionate fans online," notes Steve Gottlieb , founder and CEO of Shindig.
Those who RSVP for a talk will receive a free downloadable "briefing" on the case being discussed, excerpted from Epstein's book. In each talk, Epstein will explain the evidence, the status of the case, and review his own conclusions.
Schedule for the series:
Tuesday, April 16 - The Lincoln Assassination
History remembers John Wilkes Booth as a lone assassin, but an 1865 military commission indicted 8 people in a conspiracy plot to kill Lincoln and leave the U.S. government "entirely without a head." On the 148th anniversary of the Lincoln assassination, Epstein will discuss the Military Commission's conspiracy charges and why history has preferred a simple narrative of the case.