2010 Speakers • Speaker's
Changes will be added as confirmed.
are invited to reserve a table for book sales and signing.
The public is also encouraged to attend the remembrance service for President
Kennedy on Sunday, November 14, and Sunday, November 21, at Dealey Plaza, Dallas,
from noon to 12:30 PM. Special music and speakers highlight this moving tribute
to President John F. Kennedy.
JFK Lancer welcomes filmmaker Brian
McKenna as the Keynote Speaker at the November In
Dallas Conference Banquet
Saturday, November 13, 2010. The event will be held Saturday night
at the Adolphus
Hotel in Dallas.
McKenna has won a lifetime Gemini award
the Academy of Canadian Television. Canada's History Society
awarded him its
gold medal for his innovative ways of bringing history to television.
three times been honored as Canada's top documentary filmmaker.
His films are
famous for being provocative, but grounded in profound research.
His film on the
Holocaust is honored with a place at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust
His film on torturers was used by Amnesty International in their campaign against
torture. His film on the CIA brainwashing project MK-Ultra won
Medal for Investigative Journalism at the New York International Film
He is the founding chairman of the Canadian Committee to Protect Journalists.
He is a Penguin Books author. His film on the Second World War bombing
in Germany provoked a $500,000,000 lawsuit which he and his producers successfully
defended against all the way to the Supreme court. McKenna has written and directed
four documentaries on the JFK assassination broadcast in Canada on
top investigative show, The Fifth Estate. The films were
also seen around
the world. Currently he is planning a 26 hour film series
on the 1000
days of the JFK presidency.
Chambers - From his book, "Head
Shot, The Science Behind the JFK Assassination "
Drawing on his fifteen years experience as an
experimental physicist for the US Navy, Chambers demonstrates that
the commonly accepted view of the assassination is fundamentally
flawed from a scientific perspective. The physics behind lone-gunmen
theories is not only wrong, says Chambers, but frankly impossible.
Chris Scally - Z
Film Chronology (*presented by Randy Owen)
worked in the banking industry in London and Dublin
until his retirement in 2003. Scally’s research on the authenticity
of the Dallas Police dictabelts has been published on the Internet,
and his work has also been published in the Dealey Plaza Echo,
the journal of the UK Research Group, Dealey Plaza UK.
He has also made a number of presentations at the Group’s annual
conference, held each spring in Canterbury, England. His research
has been cited by a number of authors, and was also used by NARA
in preparing their case for funding for the Dictabelt Restoration
Project. Now happily retired, Scally lives with his wife in the
southeast corner of Ireland, near the ancestral home of President
Kennedy. His presentation addresses the chronology of the Zapruder
film in the days immediately after the assassination, and is the
first step in a larger project designed to address the question
of Zapruder film authenticity.
Banquet and Dealey Plaza Invocation.
Banquet and Dealey Plaza Invocation. Cochran is
based in Washington State and has been an avid JFK enthusiast all
of his life. An unusual turn of events put Bob in New Orleans,
Louisiana during the JFK assassination and witnessed firsthand
the hate for JFK prevalent in that City. Bob also lived in New
Orleans in the 1970's where he attended Warren Eastin Senior High
School that was the same school Lee Harvey Oswald attended. He
is now a collector of JFK and conspiracy oriented items, especially
first-hand items of JFK, Jack Ruby, and Lee Harvey Oswald.
Jerry Dealey, TSBD
Born and raised in Dallas, as a member of the Dealey
family that Dealey Plaza was named after and that owned the Dallas
Morning News. Was in school in Denver in fall of 1963, but returned
every year in the summer to live with his father. Is a Dallas historian,
writing a book on the history of Dallas, Dealeys, Dallas Morning
News, and Dealey Plaza. Is a Docent at the Old Red Courthouse Museum,
and the Dallas Historical Society "Hall of State" in Fair Park. Also
gives tours of Dallas, and the Assassination related sites. Specializes
in the history and politics of Dallas. An active member and Moderator
of the JFK Lancer Forum, where he tries to assist in local information
as much as possible.
Update on Blood Spatter and the trajectory controversy
In 1993 Fiester, a Certified Senior Crime Scene
Investigator and Court recognized expert, begin to apply her professional
expertise to the Kennedy assassination. By using the same Bloodstain
Pattern Analysis and Trajectory Analysis techniques she"s used
in court for over 20 years, Sherry answers basic questions concerning
the Kennedy assassination. The result has been several NID presentations
with new information concerning the fatal headshot, while including
blood spatter and trajectory analysis from previous presentations.
Fiester has testified as an expert in crime scene reconstruction
and bloodstain pattern analysis in over 30 judicial districts in
the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. Her publications
include "Bloodstain Pattern Identification and Documentation:
a Workbook for Analyst," 1990, "Blood Evidence; What Does
the Blood Tell Us?," JFK Lancer Publications, 1997; and "Bloodstain
Pattern Analysis and the Kennedy Assassination, The Echo," England,
2002. In 2003, Fiester was presented with the "Mary Ferrell - JFK
Lancer New Frontier Award" in appreciation for her contributions
of new evidence and furthering the study of the assassination of
President John F. Kennedy.
- Oswald’s Role,
- New Trails in MLK Research,
Security issues on Nov 22
a leading historian-researcher in the JFK assassination.
Co-author with Connie Kritzberg of “November Patriots” and author
of the acclaimed “Someone Would Have Talked.” Hancock recently published
a study of the RFK assassination, “Incomplete Justice ” in conjunction
with the Mary Ferrell Foundation and will be issuing a new edition
of “Someone Would Have Talked” this October, 2010. In 2000, Hancock
received the prestigious "Mary Ferrell New Frontier Award" for the
contribution of new evidence in the Kennedy assassination case. In
2001, he was also awarded the "Mary Ferrell Legacy Award."
Law, ITEOH & RFK
Case Update (On Video)
William Law is the author
of the book, "In the Eye of History," (new edition,
November 2010) that explores the medical evidence through new
witness interviews. He is also currently working new projects,
one with Mark Sobel to produce a documentary on the assassination
of Robert Kennedy.
Owen, Previewing "The Assassination Photo Chronology Website"
was born and raised in Welland, Ontario, Canada
just a short distance across the border from Niagara Falls and Buffalo,
New York. His award-winning broadcasting career began with two consecutive
awards for having the top mark in radio class at college. In 1988,
he became the first person to win both national Canadian country
music awards for on-air personality of the air in the same year.
This year, he became the first recipient of JFK Lancer’s “Researcher
of the Month” award. Owen’s research into the JFK assassination began
at age eleven. In 1970, while researching a school project, he began
reading about the assassination and hasn’t stopped since. His collection
includes over 350 books and unpublished manuscripts, over 500 hours
of video (including live coverage of the assassination), hours of
audio (including Dallas Police and Air Force One radio transmissions),
over 1,000 newspaper and 800 magazine articles. Owen has served as
a consultant to the JFK Assassination Exhibit and Research Centre
in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and been a presenter at the 1993 JFK Assassination
Symposium in Sudbury, Ontario. He’s been on several radio and television
programs including the “Shirley” and “Larry King” talk shows. Owen
has also made written contributions to “The Third Decade” and “The
Fourth Decade” journals and through several posts on the JFK Lancer
Sanders is an award-winning
screenwriter who has spent the last few years researching and
writing about the life of mobster Johnny Rosselli and is currently
writing a book on his new discoveries relating to this mysterious
“emissary to the underworld.” Previously, John has been an
international business systems consultant, an industrial psychologist,
a marketing executive, and directed quality improvement efforts
for the California State University system.
Luellen Smiley is
a creative non-fiction writer and award-winning newspaper columnist
who writes a bi-monthly column “Smiley’s Dice” and is a regular
contributor to MORE Magazine. Her “Growing Up With Gangsters”
stories appeared in the New York Post and in the Del Mar Times.
Luellen is currently writing a memoir based on her life as the
daughter of Hollywood gangster, Allen Smiley, and recently completed
a feature-length screenplay with John Sanders based on her story.
Jim Marrs – the Roscoe
distinguished journalist and author of the “New
York Times” bestseller, “Crossfire-the Plot to Kill Kennedy” and
of best-selling books such as “Rule by Secrecy” and his 2008 book,
“The Rise of the Fourth Reich.” Mr. Marrs is a fearless and gifted
writer and researcher.
Ph.D – From his book, "Hear
a scientist with the U.S. federal government. He received his doctorate from
the School of Agriculture at the University of Missouri in 1990 and has held
post-doctoral appointments at the University of Arizona and the University
of Nebraska. He is currently President of the Coleopterists Society and a subject
editor for the Annals of the Entomological Society of America.
He has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific publications, including
books and book chapters in the field of entomology. Dr. Thomas garnered international
attention in 2001 for an article published in the British forensic journal
Science & Justice entitled, “Acoustical Evidence in the Kennedy Assassination
- RFK, A Different Trail (presented
by Larry Hancock);
- CIA spy games in Mexico City (presented by Debra Conway
a former Australian Public Servant who worked
in Federal Social Security administration before a stint with the
Northern Territory Health Department's Environmental Health Unit
working on a project looking into remote Indigenous housing needs.
He moved from that into managing an employment agency and currently
runs a small family business in rural New South Wales. Greg has been
researching and writing about the assassination since 2000 and his
work has appeared in books by Joan Mellen, George Michael Evica,
Larry Hancock and Lamar Waldren.
Ben Rogers, Baylor University Special Collections
Director of W. R. Poage Legislative, a research facility that houses
congressional records and personal papers related to political history. The
Library currently features exhibits: JFK50: Primary, Election,
Inauguration and LBJ: Texan, Politician, President. The
library began its JFK Assassination Research Collection in 2004 with
the papers of Penn Jones, Jr. There are now papers from not only
Penn Jones but also Jack White, John Armstrong, Gary Shaw, John Kelin,
Roy Schaeffer, Paul Hoch, Mae Brussells and others. The collection
includes extensive magazines, newspapers and newsletters related to
research since 1963. Most materials are listed online and are
open to researchers. See http://www.baylor.edu/lib/poage/jfk/index.php?id=60997.
Wexler, CIA Penetration of the Cuban embassy; MLK, A Different
by Larry Hancock)
a teacher of World History, AP Government at
Hightstown High School, Hightstown, NJ. He has been a JFK assassination
researcher for about fifteen years where he has focused on the issues
connected to the chemical analysis of the ballistics material since
2000. Wexler has spoken on the subject at JFK Lancer’s NID twice,
at the Wecht conference in 2003, and at the AARC conference in 2004,
three of those times opposite Dr. Kenneth Rahn, NAA advocate, from
the University of Rhode Island. Wexler has collaborated with chemist
Tom Pinkston since approximately 2000 on the same subject matter.
Wexler’s other Kennedy interests focus on Oswald, his background
and associates leading up to November 22nd. Most recently he has
also worked on both the Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Brian Edwards, Minox Mysteries
has been studying the JFK assassination
since 1969 and has read over 300 books on the subject. From 1978-1997,
he worked as a police officer in Kansas. He was assigned to the patrol
division and served eight years on the police department’s tactical
response team. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in
Criminal Justice from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. From
1996 to 2005, served as an adjunct instructor for the criminal justice
department, with Washburn University, and taught a variety of law
enforcement-related courses. Edwards has lectured on the JFK assassination
throughout the Midwest, including the University of Kansas Law School,
Washburn University School of Law, Johnson County Community College,
and the Alf Landon Lecture Series at Kansas State University. He
has served as an adjunct instructor at Friend’s University in Wichita,
Kansas; Ottawa University in Overland Park, Kansas, and Washburn
University in Topeka, Kansas. Edwards is co-director of Project JFK/CSI
Dallas, a student-oriented historical experience. For the past 20
years, Edwards and Casey Quinlan have sponsored student trips to
Dallas to study the assassination. Co-Author of the new book, “Beyond
The Fence Line: The Eyewitness Account of Ed Hoffman and the Murder
of President Kennedy.”
Bill Simpich, Oswald and
Intelligence; Angleton’s Cover-up
Bill Simpich is a civil rights attorney and an antiwar
activist in the San
Francisco Bay Area. The main areas of his law practice are government
misconduct and toxic tort violations. He also writes for publications
as Truthout, Counterpunch and OpedNews.
Bill considers the assassination cases to be a poorly understood
of civil rights violations. To preserve cold cases, he is preparing
JFK Preservation of Evidence Act that would be applicable in both
of the law and administered by a citizen panel similar to the ARRB.
the JFK case focuses on the documentary evidence, rather than
firearms, acoustics, and other forensic evidence. His current focus
and the counterintelligence aspects of the JFK case.
Jim DiEugenio – Kennedy
Assassination Research and Criticism
has written two books on the Kennedy assassination. Destiny
Betrayed (1992) was the first positive reconsideration of the Jim
Garrison investigation in a generation. The Assassinations
(2003, co-edited with Lisa Pease) analyzed the murders of RFK,
MLK, and Malcolm X, but devoted most its pages to the newly released
ARRB documents in the JFK case. He and Lisa also edited the
journal Probe (1993-2000) which focused on the releases
of the ARRB and new developments in the King and RFK cases. Jim
has an MA in Contemporary American History from California State
University Northridge. He was asked by Oliver Stone to do
a commentary track on the expanded DVD version of his film “JFK”.
Casey Quinlan – The North
was born and raised in Kansas City and has been
a high school teacher for over 32 years in Kansas. Quinlan served
in the United States Army with the 9th Infantry as a medical corpsman
during the Vietnam War. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education
and a Master’s degree in American History from Emporia State University
in Emporia, Kansas. He is co-director of Project JFK/CSI Dallas,
a student-oriented historical experience for high school and college
students. Quinlan has been the featured speaker at many colleges
throughout the Midwest, including the Alf Landon Lecture Series at
Kansas State University; the William Allen White School of Journalism
at the University of Kansas; and the Johnson County Community College
in Overland Park, Kansas. Quinlan has served as a guest historian
for the A&E network, the History Channel, and for Oliver Stone’s
movie, JFK. In 1995, Quinlan was named the Outstanding Educator of
the Year by JFK Lancer. From 1997, Quinlan has served as an adjunct
instructor at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas; Ottawa University
in Overland Park, Kansas and Washburn University’s Criminal Justice
Department in Topeka, Kansas. Today, Quinlan teaches American History
at Basehor-Linwood High School in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Co-Author
of the new book, "Beyond The Fence Line: The Eyewitness Account
of Ed Hoffman and the Murder of President Kennedy."
Zavada - The Zapruder Film, Understanding
the Tools Available for Authentication
retired, as a Standards Director for Imaging Technologies,
from Eastman Kodak in March 1990. His background included
product engineer development responsibilities to introduce KODACHROME
II films, Chairman of the Society of Motion Picture and television
Engineers (SMPTE) 16&8 Standards Committee during the transition
from 16 to 18 fps velocity for silent movie films and four terms
as SMPTE Engineering Vice President. A Fellow of four technical
societies, Mr. Zavada received many awards for his technical achievements
including being elected as a Life member of the Foundation of Motion
Picture Pioneers Inc. Author of the Kodak report to the ARRB.
Synopsis: This presentation will provide a review
of the basic technology of Motion Picture image capture, film materials,
processing and laboratory reproduction techniques to easily comprehend
the physical characteristics related to the Zapruder 8mm film. Combined
with the evidence of custody and time-line, any researcher should
be able to confirm the film’s authenticity.
Waldron - JFK, King and Watergate: Files still withheld or destroyed
Lamar Waldron highlights new developments about
important files the FBI,
CIA, and other US agencies are still withholding from Congress,
press, and the public about the assassinations of John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr., along with related files from the Watergate
scandal. His talk updates information from the trade paperback
his 2009 book "Legacy of Secrecy" and from his article
on the Mary
Ferrell web site, "Even more US government files about JFK
assassinations are still secret." He'll discuss how to stop
destruction of some King assassination files, and possible ways
all the JFK and King assassination files released before 2017 and
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