Across the Multiverse

Page Created:  12/23/17.  Last Updated:  05/27/18.

Next Session:  Wednesday, June  27, 2018 at 7:30 PM.


Across the Multiverse is a general science fiction / fantasy / horror teleconference discussion group.  The discussion will cover anime, books, comics, film, and television.  It is conducted via Google Hangouts, which is Google's counterpart to Skype.  Hangouts are limited to ten people, so pre registration for a session is required.  Members who are on FaceBook are asked to click GOING on the FaceBook event if they plan to attend.

The first session was held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM.  The first couple of gatherings will be held on weeknights.  We hope to add a second monthly session held at 12:30 PM on a weekend before too long.  The weekend gathering would permit our out-of-the-area members to participate.

If you are have never participated in Google Hangouts, here is what to expect:

Note:  Consider having two devices at hand.  If you are having problems interfacing by phone, you can switch to your laptop, etc.  This has worked for a couple of people in the group.

1..........Use Chrome as the Browser if possible, although Safari and other Browsers have worked so far.

2..........Use a gmail account if possible.  Some features may not work for other systems.

3..........There is a limit of 10 people, including the moderator, for a session.

4..........Upcoming sessions will be posted in the Events area of the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County's FaceBook Group, as well as the Websites of the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County.  The FaceBook Group's Event list is here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1115586675167882/events/

5..........Attendees should indicate that they plan to attend via FaceBook or email.

6..........Anyone attending the session will receive an email with a link to the Hangout shortly (15 minutes, approximately) before the start of the session.

7..........Each session will have a Moderator who will create the session, maintain order during the discussion, and troubleshoot any technical problems a member discovers.

8..........Across the Multiverse was used as a song title by independent artist Dent May in August 2017.  We chose the title unaware of the artist's creation.  Song titles are not copyright protected.  While there is no legal obligation to do so, we are giving a nod by Dent May by providing a link to the YouTube video of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyCvttxTrkI

9..........Notes for Organizers about Creating a Google Hangout and Creating a YouTube Recording of the Hangout appear at bottom.

Past Sessions (MODERATORS):

..........Wednesday, 06/27/18 @ 7:30 PM
VINCENT CARLUCCI1.  Karen Cavalli2.  Stephen Rubin3.  Deborah Grushkin4.  

..........Wednesday, 05/23/18 @ 7:30 PM
VINCENT CARLUCCI.  Karen Cavalli.  Lakshit Jain.  Alan Polyniak.  Stephen Rubin.

..........Wednesday, 04/25/18 @ 7:30 PM
VINCENT CARLUCCI.  Karen Cavalli. Alan Polyniak.  James Sullivan.

..........Wednesday, 03/21/17 @ 7:30 PM
KAREN CAVALLI.  Vincent Carlucci.  James Sullian.

..........Wednesday, 02/21/17 @ 7:30 PM
KAREN CAVALLI.  Vincent Carlucci.  Milind Padki.  Steve Rubin.

..........Wednesday, 01/17/17 @ 7:30 PM
KAREN CAVALLI.  Vincent Carlucci.


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Notes for Organizers

1..........The simplest way is to use the hangout link:  https://hangouts.google.com/call/tfutp5grqjaerlg6yqjawbuv7au

Click on the link and you go to a hangout page.  Click on "start a hangout” and you’ll see another button that says, “invite people”. put the email addys in the block and watch the magic happen. 

2..........Recording a YouTube Event

Click on the Word Document below (WOTW-YouTube(1).doc) for instructions on creating a Video Recording of the Session.  Our thanks to Hank Quense for creating this document.