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Science/Fiction: CSI

It's like CSI meets Mystery Science Theater 3000!

Crime scene TV shows like CSI and Bones have helped spawn a fascination for all things forensic, but the science those shows depict is sometimes shockingly inaccurate. Find out what it's REALLY like to be a forensic scientist, and watch and learn as they pick apart some clips from those shows and debunk some of the "science" they portray.

We'll be joined by:
- Dan Alessio, Forensic Scientist, Firearms, Oregon State Police Crime Lab
- Gretchen Anderson, Forensic Scientist, Latent Prints, Oregon State Police Crime Lab
- Eric Tonsfeldt, Medicolegal Death Investigator, Clackamas County Medical Examiner’s Office
- Dr. Nici Vance, State Forensic Anthropologist, State Medical Examiner’s Office


$8.00 suggested cover at the door, online tickets are available here

Ages 21 and over only.

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  • Joshua S.

    Did anyone else expect more science/nerdiness and less idle banter and chitchat?

    3 · November 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I enjoyed it for what it was, like overhearing a conversation of coworkers at a bar. Their presentation matched the description of the event which promised more humor than detail. Let the talk stir your interest in pursuing more information on your own! :-) Here's a start: http://en.wikipedia.o...­

      2 · November 19, 2013

    • Nancy

      I couldn't agree more, Tony. I had a great time, and considered it a look at the real people who do forensics for a living. I didn't want it to end, and I'd go again in a heartbeat.

      November 19, 2013

  • alex

    Like everyone else I was expecting more information and less banter between the panel. I am a bit disappointed.

    November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes - I'm all for fun and laughs, but I wasn't very entertained myself, and left after an hour. I too was expecting more information about what they actually do and how they do it.

    2 · November 19, 2013

  • Dan W.

    Lots of fun. Got to meet (and hear) some smart, clever people. The event went a bit long and we cut out before it was done, but definitely worthwhile.

    November 18, 2013

  • Katie

    Hi everyone! Just curious who/how many people will be there early and about what time. Looking forward to meeting new folks!

    November 17, 2013

    • Amanda T.

      Hi Katie, glad you're coming! The doors open at 6pm and the event starts at 7pm, and I expect a good-sized crowd. I'll have a couple of tables near-ish the front set with Meetup signs, and all of you are welcome to sit there and chat with each other. I'll come by and say hi at some point too. You're also welcome to sit wherever you'd like in the theater if you find a better spot elsewhere. Hope you have a good time! - Amanda

      November 18, 2013

    • Katie

      Sounds great - thank you!

      November 18, 2013

  • Dan W.

    My first group meetup ... is there a protocol for everyone meeting up and saying hello before the event or somesuch? Would like to be able to introduce ourselves (wife + me) to at least a few of you fine folks.

    November 17, 2013

    • Bill D.

      It's a big theater turn into a pup. Best protocol for nerd to nerd cont is quietly say hi while each states at others shoes

      November 17, 2013

    • Amanda T.

      Hello, glad you're coming! We'll have a couple of tables near the front marked with Meetup signs and you're welcome to come sit there and chat with others. We encourage mingling! I'll have my name tag on and will stop by at some point to say hello. There will also be a lot of non-meetup people there, and you're welcome to sit wherever else you'd like in the theater as well. - Amanda

      November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming with a friend! I can't wait for this one and have been telling all my friends about it!

    November 17, 2013

  • Melissa

    Is this event 21 and over?

    November 12, 2013

    • Amanda T.

      Hi Melissa, yep, this is 21 and over. I figured it was best because of the subject matter.

      November 13, 2013

    • Amanda T.

      P.S. I just changed the text to say it was 21+.

      November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance this is going to be sold out?

    November 4, 2013

    • Amanda T.

      Hey there Ilana, I'm sorry it's taken a couple of days to get back to you! I don't know if it will sell out, but I've just confirmed that tickets are available for advance purchase online here: http://www.etix.com/t...­

      November 7, 2013

    • Amanda T.

      Oops, meant to write more. Anyway, we did this event back in May without a chance for much publicity, and the theater was about half full. We've had much more time this time around, and I'm expecting (hoping) we'll have a big crowd.

      It was seriously the most fun I've ever had on stage, and I've been running events for a long time!

      November 7, 2013

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