The event was in its first year. About three thousand attendees had already been registered beforehand. The chairwoman was Sandra Marling, and Molly Carpenter, Rosanna Marcella, Nelson Lenhardt all voluteered there.(reference needed) Horror movies producer and director Darby Crane was a guest of honor. During the event, Clark Pell, Rosanna Marcella, and Miss Becton got injured or killed there. It was later realized that the Phobophage at SplatterCon!!! known as The Reaper, Hammerhands and the Scarecrow were Fetches.
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- Main article: Proven Guilty
Harry bailed Nelson Lenhardt out of jail for attacking Clark Pell at SplatterCon!!! Henry Rawlins stood guard at the scene-of-the-crime restroom and let Harry Dresden investigate from the door. Using Sight, Harry realized that Pell was pounded by sledgehammer fists and that black magic was involved.
Harry and Henry Rawlins stopped the the Reaper who was attacking a darkened room of people watching a horror film in which he was featured. Rosanna Marcella, Molly Carpenter's friend was among the injured in the process. Later, Detective Greene questioned Harry repeatedly, while reports of the killings hit the news, causing attendance to increase. Detective Greene called in the FBI, with Karrin Murphy's ex-husband and current brother-in-law, Rick, among the FBI agents present. Harry and Murphy run into Darby Crane and his lawyer, Lucius Glau in the hallway of the convention hotel—they recognized Harry's name.
Harry sets up a web-like Ward using Play-Doh. Sandra Marling told Harry that Greene was questioning Molly Carpenter. Harry stops it with the help of Lydia Stern, a reporter for the Midwestern Arcane—Greene was interrogating a minor without parental permission. Rick was there and started pressuring Harry when Murphy stepped in ad made him back down. In the elevator, he and Murphy discuss the potential for a relationship.
Harry got a room to do his spell in with Bob's help. Molly shows up wanting to use his bathroom. Harry tried to convince her to talk to her mother to resolve their differences. While Molly took a shower, Murphy shows up and Harry prepares his beacon spell, and they discuss the case. As Murphy is leaving, Charity Carpenter stood at the door—then Molly comes out in a towel. They leave after Charity threatened Harry.
Harry powered up the spell that was supposed to send the phages back onto the sender—then waited. Rawlins arrived, before following Mouse. Nelson Lenhardt calld, scared that something was following him. Harry sent him to Father Forthill. Then the Phages attacked. The spell worked but missed one. The Alien-like phage, part insect and part feline, proceeded to attack the hotel and convention—Harry engaged it with Hellfire. Harry killed it only after it had killed three people. Murphy had Rawlins babysit Harry. In the parking lot, Lucius Glau hits Mouse with a van, Darby Crane abducted both Harry and Henry Rawlins.