Bloggernacle invades Miller-Eccles

An announcement for people who may be in the Southern California area on March 24 or 25: Nate Oman, Caroline Kline, and Kaimi Wenger will be speaking as a panel at the Miller-Eccles group in Southern California, on the topic of LDS blogging. Nate and Kaimi blog here at Times and Seasons. (Hopefully our readers have figured that much out by now!). Caroline writes for the underrated Exponent II blog, and has also guest-posted at Feminist Mormon Housewives.

The topic is broad, and should provide the speakers with a chance to cover a lot of interesting material. The panel will include time for Q&A as well. The meetings typically begin around 7:30 p.m., and run until 9 p.m.

The group will meet in Orange County on Friday the 24th, and in Los Angeles on Saturday the 25th. (A possible added consideration for regular blog readers: The Saturday portion is held at the home of the Frandsen family, parents to T&S permablogger Rosalynde Welch and former T&S guest Naomi Frandsen). A suggested contribution of $10 per attendee helps defray costs.

The Miller-Eccles Group was established in 1980. It typically brings in a different speaker or panel each month to address group members. Recent speakers have included Greg Prince, Richard Bushman, Richard Dutcher, Daniel Peterson, Teryl Givens, Philip Barlow, Todd Compton, and Armand Mauss. More information on the MESG is available at the group’s website, including information for those who would like to be notified of future events.

I hope to see many of you there!

12 comments for “Bloggernacle invades Miller-Eccles

  1. March 2, 2006 at 9:54 pm

    “Underrated”? That’s the best adjective you could come up with? Note even a “Note-worthy newcomer?” Sigh.

    Sounds like a party — any plans to record it and post it as a pod-cast?

  2. Kaimi Wenger
    March 2, 2006 at 10:12 pm


    Well, I considered “dangerous” as the adjective, but decided to go with underrated at the last minute. Alternate choices included “sweet” and “special” . . .

    I’m not sure that recording is allowed, per the Miller-Eccles rules. (What happens at Miller Eccles stays at Miller Eccles, apparently). But I’ll be happy to share a write-up of my own remarks.

  3. Mike Parker
    March 3, 2006 at 12:45 am

    Very cool. I’m at most M/E Orange County meetings. Looking forward to seeing you there!

  4. meems
    March 3, 2006 at 1:02 am

    Oh man! I’m seriously bummed. I won’t be in California until July. Perhaps a “summer re-run” is in order?

  5. March 3, 2006 at 10:11 am

    Where is it in Orange County?

  6. Mike Parker
    March 3, 2006 at 12:23 pm


    It’s held at the home of a private individual, and I don’t know how keen they would be on publishing their address online. My recommendation is that you visit the Miller-Eccles web site and sign up for their email newsletter. They’ll send two or three announcements in the weeks preceding the meeting that include the address.

  7. Aaron Brown
    March 3, 2006 at 1:55 pm

    Kaimi — I assume that at least half your presentation will focus on the poetic wisdom of Prudence McPrude, how she transformed the Bloggernacle with her righteous presence, and how she was rudely and heartlessly banished from the T&S snobs when they could no longer bear the harsh truths she hurled at them. Correct?

    Too bad I moved away from California when I did. I went to Miller-Eccles once, and it was a real treat.

    By the way, Caroline Kline is a blogger? Is this the Caroline Kline from San Marino, California that is the younger sister of Jonathan Kline? Caroline, if you’re reading this, let me know if you are that person.

    Aaron C. Brown
    SMHS, ’90

  8. Kaimi Wenger
    March 3, 2006 at 2:05 pm


    I’m going to respect Mike’s logic and not post the address here. However, the address is available on the Miller-Eccles site — the announcement of the last (February) meeting includes both addresses: .

  9. March 3, 2006 at 7:04 pm

    A city is too much to ask for? :) Looks like it’s close to Irvine.

  10. March 6, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    Hi Aaron,
    Yes, this is the Caroline Kline from S.M. I had seen your name around the bloggernacle and had wondered if you were the Aaron Brown I knew growing up. Too bad you’re no longer in the area. It would have been fun to reconnect.

  11. Rob Briggs
    March 7, 2006 at 5:14 pm

    Kaimi, I think it’s OK to post the address. The OC meeting on Friday nite will be at 7:30 at the Thurstons in Tustin. (The LA meeting is at the Frandsens in La Canada.) For the Friday nite meeting, take any freeway to the 55 and head toward Tustin. Exit at Katella and head east. I’m at work & don’t have the address handy.

    Better yet go to the Miller Eccles web site and contact Russ Frandsen and have him add you to his email list. He sends out periodic notices & reminders with very explicit directions.

    Matt Thurston will be our host (his parents will be away). I think Matt has posted here before. I know he posts on Yahoo Groups Mormon Library.

    We’re interested in spreading the word to all LDS bloggers & lurkers. Like many organizations the median age of the Miller Eccles faithful is somewhere north of 40 (you know, you’re no longer a student, you can afford to go out, & you don’t have to get a sitter). Some of the older group will be in the dark about blogging. So we’re hoping to attract some LDS blog afficionados as new attendees. All are welcome — spread the word!

  12. Rob Briggs
    March 7, 2006 at 5:18 pm

    For those in the So. Cal. area, for the Miller Eccles locations, addresses and directions, go to the web site, then to current newsletter. That will be the newsletter (actually a month old). Scroll down toward the bottom. You’ll find addresses for the Tustin & La Canada locations. With decent directions.

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