GENERAL FAQs for the True Crime & Paranormal Podcast Festival can be found below. If your question wasn’t answered, please feel free to submit a question using the form below. The list will be updated periodically.
Q: What is Ethical True Crime?
A: What do we mean when we say ‘The Ethical Consumption of True Crime’? Well, we mean that we take a look at the creators behind the content. Are they glorifying the perpetrator at the expense of the victim? Are they sharing information that is helpful or are they sharing information that is harmful? Ultimately, at TCPF we put victims first. They will always be given a safe environment here. If that isn’t for you, we understand.
Q: Do you offer refunds?
A: No cash refunds are permitted under any circumstance, but if you can no longer attend there are two options: a) A ticket transfer to another person or b) Receive a coupon code for 100% of the amount paid, which can be used against any future TCPF event.
Q: Do I have to stay at the festival hotel?
A: Nope! We make every effort to find affordable accommodations but, we understand the need for other options. You won’t miss too much fun.
Q: Can we volunteer?
A: Absolutely, please fill out the contact form below to let us know you’re interested in volunteering. We offer a special discounted rate for our volunteers. Don’t worry if you already bought a ticket, if selected we will reimburse you OR you can donate the difference to the cost of travel for a family advocate.
Q: My favorite content creator isn’t listed. What should I do?
A: Let them know you’d love to see them at TCPF! We are focused on the ethical consumption of true crime and really want creators who align with those values to join us!
Q: I have a great panel/topic that I would like to see covered, how can I let you know?
A: Simply fill out the contact form below and let us know what you would like to see at TCPF! We are always happy to hear from our attendees!
Q: I’m a new podcaster, can I still attend?
A: YES! Everyone who comes to TCPF as a creator starts on an even playing field. We want to help you succeed and oftentimes, this is how listeners find new podcasts!
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