Extra tickets to 'Making a Murderer' talk at Sisyphus Brewing sell out in minutes


"Making a Murderer" fans had another chance to attend a Minneapolis forum featuring Dean Strang, one of Steven Avery’s defense attorneys.

Tickets to watch a live feed of Wednesday's event at Sisyphus Brewing in Minneapolis went sale at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

And ny 11:26 a.m. the website said they were sold out.


Those who bought tickets to watch the live feed on the taproom side of the brewery will get the chance to ask Strang questions at the end of the forum, the brewery said on Facebook.

Sisyphus Brewing announced the event earlier this month, and tickets sold out within hours, which prompted the brewery to find a way for more people to participate.


If you weren't lucky enough to get tickets to the event, you can watch a live feed on Periscope here (or use the Periscope app on your phone and search for SisyphusBrewing). The video will be available for 24 hours, the brewery says.

MPR will also be broadcasting a recording of the forum next week. The brewery didn't say when it will air, however.

Money from ticket sales will be donated to the Wisconsin Innocence Project, the brewery’s website notes. In addition to Strang, Twin Cities lawyers Joe Friedberg and Ron Rosenbaum will participate in the forum.

Curious how Sisyphus Brewing "snagged" Strang for the forum? MinnPost explains it here.

Another 'Making a Murderer' event planned

The University of St. Thomas School of Law is holding a discussion with the attorney for Avery's nephew, Brendan Dassey, on Feb. 22, according to the University of St. Thomas.

Laura Nirider, who is the project director at the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, will discuss Dassey's interrogation.

She'll be joined by other legal and law enforcement professionals to also discuss juvenile false confessions, police interrogations and juvenile justice.

Tickets are $15 and you can buy them online here.

More on ‘Making a Murderer’

(Note: If you haven’t watched the series yet, this section may contain a few spoilers.)

“Making a Murderer” – a 10-episode Netflix documentary series that was filmed over a decade – follows the case of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2005 murder of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach.

The series goes over Avery’s 2007 trial and questions the circumstances that led to his arrest and conviction. It suggests Avery was framed by law enforcement in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, and that Dassey – who was also convicted in connection with the crime – was manipulated by his defense team into confessing.

Avery’s case garnered a lot of attention when he was arrested for Halbach’s murder – he had recently filed a $36 million civil lawsuit against Manitowoc County for wrongful conviction. In 2003, Avery was exonerated after spending 18 years behind bars for a sexual assault he didn’t commit, according to the Innocence Project, which worked on Avery’s previous case.

That case led Wisconsin state legislators to pass the Avery Bill to prevent wrongful convictions. It was signed into law days before Avery was arrested for Halbach’s murder. (The bill was renamed out of respect for Halbach’s family.)

The Netflix series has gotten a lot of reaction from people across the country. Read more about it here.

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