Monthly Archives: March 2012

Brad Linaweaver at L.A. KHC

March 19, 2012

from email notice eMinder

Brad Linaweaver Sounds of Liberty radio show, Mondo Cult 3 magazine, the BSL scripted and co-produced (with JKH) Silicon Assassin film project in progress, et al.”

[Award Night: The SEK3 Memorial Chauntecleer]

Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela Avenue) in West Los Angeles (310) 645-0456. The club meets in the separate meeting room behind the main dining area.

SCHEDULE Monday, March 19, 2012

7:00 p.m. Gathering Time [Dinner stipulations: $10.00 order minimum plus $3.00 Club Cover Charge]

8:00 p.m. Dinner (Order from the regular menu)

8:30 p.m. Announcements including Chauntecleer award ceremony N.B. Early start this month.

9:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Brad Linaweaver

10:00 p.m. Q & A

10:30 p.m. Adjournment from Dinah’s (Please depart premises promptly)

11:00 p.m. Afters: Mixing and Mingling Lounge- Doubletree Hotel 1616 West Centinela Avenue Culver City

For information on the Karl Hess Club:


We will start early this month to accommodate the Chauntecleer award presentation, have our usual round of brief announcements, and then proceed to the main program for the evening. Brad Linaweaver will again grace our dais to bring us the latest developments on projects close to his heart, to wit: The Sounds of Liberty, Mondo Cult 3, and Silicon Assassin, representing the media of radio, print and cinema respectively.

Copies of MC3, the latest issue of what is considered to be the premier special interest magazine devoted to popular culture, will be on hand for sale. Brad will entertain you as well as entertain your questions related to these and his other projects among his wide-ranging endeavors. Please join us!


Brad is the distinguished author of the novel Moon of Ice, among his many works of long and short fiction, and commentary, and is the co-author, along with fellow KHC co-Founder J. Kent Hastings, of the Spanish Civil War set alternate history novel Anarquia. To learn more about Brad’s many interests, activities and accomplishments, visit his website:


Upcoming Programs Scheduled:

214 April 16, 2012 [8th Samuel Edward Konkin III Memorial Lecture] Paul Gibbons and Bob Weber “The Myth of the Rule of Law”

215 May 21, 2012 Terry Brussel and Paul Gibbons on “Reflections of TMIAHM”

216 June 18, 2012 PROGRAM TBD



Our regular venue is Dinah’s Family Restaurant in West Los Angeles. The address is: 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela) (310) 645-0456. The nearest corner is W. Centinela Avenue.

The time for dinner is anytime between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. You may be seated in the meeting room at that time. Other restaurant patrons may be there as well until 8 p.m. The club will have exclusive use of the room between 8 and 10:30 p.m. The program will be from 8:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (the restaurant’s doors close at 11 p.m. sharp). Please exit promptly after 10:30 p.m.

Dinah’s minimum for our diner/attendees is $10.00. There is a $3.00 cover to the club (which, with notice, may vary upward by program but will be at least $3.00). Order off the regular menu. Individual cheques. Pay your own tab. The club dues will be collected from you. Please note that KHC attendees must observe the minimum restaurant order.

Thank you to our loyal members for your continued support.



Please join us for the Aftermeeting in the lounge at the Doubletree Hotel Culver City. When we adjourn Dinah’s at 10:30 p.m., proceed to the Doubletree and we’ll reconvene for an informal gathering by 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The Doubletree is at 6161 West Centinela Avenue at Arizona in Culver City 90230-6306 (one block West of Sepulveda Boulevard). It is possible to walk from Dinah’s in about two minutes or repark your car on Arizona one minute away, but it is recommended to park in the hotel lot. N.B.: the available hotel parking is a pay lot, however the bar will validate your parking with any purchase. The lounge is immediately inside the hotel lobby adjacent to the desk.

It is not permitted to make a left turn onto Centinela from Arizona, so a good way is to turn right and go to the intersection with Sepulveda, make a U-turn and drive back to the hotel, which will be on the right hand side.

Doubletree Telephone: (310) 649-1776 For More Hotel Info, see: Doubletree Website:


Random End Notes:


We are very sad to report that Steve Reed passed away on Saturday February 4, 2012. According to his brother Tim, Steve passed away in his sleep that day, apparently due to complications of Diabetes. Steve was a libertarian, a Karl Hess Club member, and a club patron. He was among a select group of sponsors of the 100th meeting of the KHC that was the occasion of Karl Hess IV’s first visit to the club. He was also instrumental in the inception of the KHC website.

Last year, in lieu of the scheduled speaker who was not able to attend, Steve participated in an impromptu dramatization wherein he interpreted the role of Professor De La Paz, a character created by Robert A. Heinlein in his novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Steve was also a fan of the television show “My So-Called Life” and its star Claire Danes, to cite just one of our several points of mutual interest.

He was a caring and devoted friend, a Brother in Liberty, and a staunch and steady supporter of the Karl Hess Club. He is very much missed and we extend our deepest condolence to Steve’s brother Tim, his cousin Debbie, and all his family and many friends.

A memorial celebration of Steve’s life is being planned and details will be available as soon as they are finalized.


Another update on Nancy Shiffrin’s activities:

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