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MST3k alumni & Plan 9 at Alzheimer's fundraiser

I hope you can all join me for the fourth annual “Laughter is the Best Medicine” event on March 8th, 2013 at the Bagdad Theater in SE Portland. Doors open at 6pm, show begins at 7pm.

I am so thrilled to have the support and participation of some truly amazing, funny people this year and also to be able to include a terrible movie in the mix!

The night of comedy will be hosted by Ron Lynch (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Bob’s Burgers), and will feature stand-up performances by Dana Gould (The Simpsons) and Mystery Science Theater 3000 alumni Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinstein, and Frank Conniff. The second half of the evening will feature a live riff on Ed Wood’s classic, Plan 9 from Outer Space.

In addition to these amazing live performances, we will once again be featuring some local residents in our “Senior Schtick” segment.

Attendees can participate in the return of the Belt or Bust raffle for fabulous prizes. All proceeds from the event, organized by the Vital Life Foundation, will go to benefit the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. This event is for those 21 and older with tickets available through the Bagdad Theater online, by phone, or at the box office.

Tickets: http://www.mcmenamins.com/events/111949-Laughter-is-the-Best-Medicine

Any questions, please feel free to contact me (Jessica) directly ([masked] or[masked]).

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  • Mr S.

    Awesome event! Great to see all of the MST3K folks again, Dana Gould was hilarious, and the PLAN 9 riffing was top notch. Jessica, thanks a million for organizing these events, and PLEASE let us know if you need any volunteers for the one!

    1 · March 10, 2013

    • Jessica L.

      Thank you SO much for all of your support and for being there! Happy you had fun. It was a great night.

      March 10, 2013

  • Mike S

    Fantastic

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Valeriana

    Great night! Saw the group at the end of the raffle table but was too shy to introduce myself. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the event especially the movie! Look forward to future meetups and I promise to say hello next time. :-)

    1 · March 9, 2013

    • Sarah L.

      You did better than me, I never found the group! I also got there 20 minutes before the show started and was desperate to find seating so that took up most of my effort. Maybe it'll work out better next time.

      March 9, 2013

  • Garry

    The show was a blast!I haven't laughed that much in a long time :-)

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • Jeremy

    I'm standing at the far end of the raffle tables and know where the Meetup folks are in the theater. Look for the big guy with very short hair wearing a blue sweatshirt. ;)

    March 8, 2013

  • Mr S.

    Folks, if you feel like connecting with the other Meetup folks, meet at the back of the Baghdad at 6:30 after the doors open! And if anybody would like to get together BEFORE the show, please post in the event page with where you'll be. See you tomorrow!

    March 7, 2013

    • Sarah L.

      Sounds sketchy...I like it!I don't know anyone in this group yet. Who do I look for? Identifying characteristics?

      March 8, 2013

  • Jessica L.

    Thank you all for the support! So excited for tomorrow. Please come up and say hello if you get the chance! I'll be on and off stage and floating around before/after. Huzzah!

    March 7, 2013

  • Sean M.

    Any tips on where to (or not to) park near the Bagdad?

    March 7, 2013

  • Sean M.

    Can't wait. I'm a huge fan of Dana Gould (try is podcast "The Dana Gould Hour" Delightful!), plus the High Panjandrums of the Church of
    MST3K. And us! Maybe I'll wear a Meetup nametag. I'll be easy to recognize...I'll be the idiot wearing the Meetup nametag.

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Garry

    This should be fun !

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where are we to meet for us first timers?

    March 6, 2013

    • Mr S.

      Chris, we're trying to put something together, so stay tuned!

      March 6, 2013

  • Oktay Ege K.

    Hi, I RSVP'd yes. Do you meet anywhere beforehand or somewhere inside?

    March 5, 2013

    • Mr S.

      Oktay, we're trying to work something out for the Meetup folks... please stay tuned!

      March 6, 2013

  • Garry

    Do you guys meet there as a group? Or just show up on your own?

    March 5, 2013

    • Mr S.

      Hey Garry, we're trying to work something out for the Meetup folks... stay tuned!

      March 6, 2013

  • Jessica L.

    Check out this new interview with Frank Conniff on the fundraiser and movie-riffing in general for Portland Monthly: http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/arts-and-entertainment/culturephile-portland-arts/articles/q-and-a-with-frank-conniff-march-2013-march-2013

    March 4, 2013

  • Mike S

    me +3

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Jessica L.

    We're only a week away from the MSTie event of the year! We're going to have some amazing raffle prizes this year, including an iPad mini, HP laptop, Kindle Fire, Wii U game console, shopping spree gift package, and more.

    Spread the word and grab your tickets! Excited to see you all there!

    March 1, 2013

  • Garry

    Went last year and it was a blast. But this year there is no premium tickets with the bag of swag?

    February 21, 2013

    • Jessica L.

      So glad you'll be back this year! I changed things up this year so instead of the schwag bag there will be some new merch (custom posters) and more options for raffle prizes. Just different ways to show support so folks don't end up with duplicate goodies if they've attended in years past. :)

      February 25, 2013

  • Daniel G.

    We went last year and had a great time.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Mike S

    I'll be there. Can't wait!

    1 · February 8, 2013

  • Mr S.

    CAN'T WAIT. It's the event of the year!

    1 · February 7, 2013

    • Jessica L.

      So excited to have you there!

      February 7, 2013

  • Valeriana

    Ehrmagerd! Ehresome!

    February 5, 2013

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