Sunday, July 13, 2014

There are two upcoming JFK assassination conferences coming up in Sept

These conferences are scheduled to occur around the 50th anniversary of the Warren Commission Report being presented to Lyndon Baines Johnson.

One of them is by this new group calling itself "JFK Historical Group." Their conference will be the weekend starting Sept 26, 2014, a Friday, and it will conclude on Sunday the 28th.  It will be held at the Crown Plaza East Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia.  The guest list looks good

1.) Ed Tatro
2.) Doug Horne
3.) Phil Nelson
4.) Russ Baker
5.) Gary Powers, Jr, son of Gary Powers who was shot down while flying a U-2.
6.) James Wagenvoord, a former LIFE magazine editor
7.) Rick Russo, a Nigel Turner consultant
8.) Gerald McKnight -

Dr. Cyril Wecht will be the keynote speaker.

Costs - $115 if paid before August 1st.  The banquet dinner and keynote speech seems to be an extra cost of $53 dollars.

Hotel - $119 a night for single, $120 for double.

A registration form should be send along with a check or money order to

David Denton, JFK Historical Group
1305 Hall Street
Olney, Illinois 62450

More information at -

The other one is from the AARC, the Assassination Archive and Research Center.

It will be held at the Bethesda Hyatt in northwest Washington. Yes, at the same time as the one above. This one is being organized by Jerry Policoff. The guest list for this looks good too

1.) Jim Lesar
2.) Gary Aguilar
3.) Marie Fonzi, Gaeton Fonzi's widow
4.) Dan Hardway, who was a major contributor to what became known as The Lopez Report
5.) Joan Mellon
6.) Jefferson Morley
7.) John Newman
8.) Andrew Kreig, author of "Presidential Puppetry" who will talk about Operation Nothwoods
9.) Dr. Randy Robertson
10.) David Wrone
11.) Dr. Ernest Titovets

Other possible speakers are Josiah Thompson, Peter Dale Scott, Bill Simpich, Larry Hancock, Robert Groden.  I think Bill Kelly is promising too much but he thinks Sylvia Odio and Antonio Vecciana, Jim DiEugenio, Lisa Pease, Ed ASner, Oliver Stone, Jane Rusconi, Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell, Dan Alcorn, Pamela Brown, Walt Brown, Barry Earnest, Sherry Feister, Larry Happenen, Gail Nix Jackson, David Kaiser, Ed Lopez, Ben Rodgers from the Baylor Univ JFK collection, and others.

Dr. Grover Proctor who researched the phone call Oswald tried to make to a guy, John David Hurt in Raliegh, North Carolina who was a Counterintelligence Special Agent.  

Also invited Nina Rhodes-Hughes, a witness to the RFK assassination. 

Unbelievably, they are inviting John McAdams and Max Holland, and possibly Judge John Griffen who was an assistant counsel to the Warren Commission to present the other side.  

What a pathetic waste of time inviting these three.  And I'm not too sure folks have their priorities right.  Why pay any attention to the anniversary of the Warren Commission? This is the first time such a thing has ever been done.  Why do this? Why limit the discussion to the Warren Commission when there are millions of documents awaiting our attention at Archives II? 

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