.General Meeting: Speakers & Programs

Last Update:  07/10/14.
 
The General Meeting is the centerpiece of the Association.  These gatherings normally feature a presentation by an expert  in science fiction or a related field.  These events are held in a variety of venues, so you should always check to be sure of the location of the current month's meeting.
 
A list of our past and future meetings' speakers and programs appears below.  Links to each meeting's Page can be accessed through year of the event.  These Pages contain newsletter accounts and other information about the speaker / meeting.  Notes on the early years of the Association are very sparse.
 
 
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.....2018 .....2013 .....2008 .....2003 .....1998 .....1993 .....1988
.....2017 .....2012 .....2007 .....2002 .....1997 .....1992 .....1987
.....2016 .....2011 .....2006 .....2001 .....1996 .....1991 .....1986
.....2015 .....2010 .....2005 .....2000 .....1995 .....1990 .....1985
.....2014 .....2009 .....2004 .....1999 .....1994 .....1989 .....1984
 
.....Past / Future Meetings List
 
 
..........2014
11/08/14 - Randy Gallegos, Fantasy Artist
10/08/14 - Stephen Whitty, Film Critic, Star-Ledger & Record Newspapers
09/13/14 - Sheila Williams, Editor Asimov's Science Fiction
08/09/14 - Michael J Martinez, Steampunk Science Fiction Author
07/12/14 - Christopher Healy, Middle Grade Fantasy Author
06/14/14 - Jonathan Wood, Contemporary Fantasy Author
05/31/14 - Charles E Gannon, Science Fiction Author
05/10/14 - John J Pierce, Science Fiction Author / Critic / Editor
04/12/14 - Phil Lipari / Anime Videos
03/08/14 - Rick Laprade & Kat Green, Independent Film Makers
02/08/14 - Dale Skran, Commmercial Space Industry Expert
01/11/14- Yvette Kisor, Tolkien / Medieval Scholar
 
..........2013
12/14/13 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/09/13 - Michael J Sullivan, Fantasy Author
10/12/13 - David Walton, Science Fiction & Fantasy Author
09/14/13 - Discussion of Current Books, Movies, & Television
08/10/13 - Kate Milford / YA Fantasy Author
07/13/13 - A J Colucci, Science Thriller Author
06/08/13 - Alex Shvartsman, Fantasy Author / Editor
05/11/13 - Michael Underwood, Fantasy Author / Book Marketer
04/13/13 - Michael Tresca, Author / Game Designer
03/09/13 - Laura Venner, NASA Ambassador
02/09/13 - Lizbeth Jimenez, Manga Author / Artist
01/12/13 - Genevieve Valentine, Author / Reviewer
 
..........2012
12/08/12 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/10/12 - Discussions & Videos
10/13/12 - Karen Green, Comics Librarian / Medievalist
09/08/12 - Trica Narwani, Editorial Director / Transmedia Producer
08/11/12 - Edward Lazarelli, Dark Fantasy Author
07/14/12 - Polly Shulman, YA Fantasy Author
06/09/12 - Patrick Thomas, Fantasy Author
05/12/12 - Linda Zimmermann, Science / Horror Writer
04/14/12 - Felix Gilman, Fantasy Author
03/10/12 - David Barr Kirtley, Author / Podcaster
02/11/12 - Alaya Dawn Johnson, Fantasy Author
01/14/12 - David Orange, Actor / Author
 
..........2011
12/2011 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/2011 - Lauren Panepinto, Art Director
10/2011 - Michele Lang, Fantasy Author
09/2011 - Kevin Manning & Helio Takai, Astrophysicists
08/2011 - N K Jemisin, Fantasy Author
07/2011 - Paul Malmont, Science Fiction Author
06/2011 - Dennis McCunny, E Publishing Expert
05/2011 - Barry N Malzberg, Author / Critic
04/2011 - Susan Fichtelberg, Librarian / Writer / Critic
03/2011 - Anime Video Program
02/2011 - John M Cusick, Author / Literary Agent
01/2011 - Video Program
 
..........2010
12/2010 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/2010 - Brad Abraham, Scriptwriter
10/2010 - Daniel Grotta, Biographer / Journalist
09/2010 - Leanna Renee Heiber, Author / Actress
08/2010 - Robyn Schneider (Violet Haberdasher), Author
07/2010 - Terence Taylor, Author
06/2010 - Gary Frank, Author
05/2010 - Eddie Schneider, Literary Agent
04/2010 - Buddy Scalera, Comic Book Writer
03/2010 - Neil Clarke, Editor / Publisher
02/2010 - Video Program:  The Man from Earth
01/2010 - Scott Michael Wilson, Author
..........2009
12/2009 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/2009 - Elizabeth Bear, Author
10/2009 - Bard Bloom, Author / Game Designer
09/2009 - Paul Chau, Independent Film Maker
08/2009 - Katherine Marsh, Author
07/2009 - Joshua Palmatier, Author
06/2009 - Aaron Rosenberg, Author
05/2009 - Liz Gorinsky, Editor
04/2009 - Thomas Wm Hamilton, Author / Astronomer
03/2009 - Robin Wasserman, Author
02/2009 - Video Program
01/2009 - Latricia Markle, Librarian
..........2008
12/2008 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/2008 - Ted Bohus & David Baumuller, Independent Film Makers
10/2008 - Ken Kelly, Artist
09/2008 - Peter Gutierrez, Film / Media Critic
08/2008 - S C Butler, Author
07/2008 - David Keck, Author
06/2008 - Anton Strout, Author
05/2008 - James Broderick, Author / Journalist
04/2008 - Arlen Schumer, Author
03/2008 - Video Program
02/2008 - John Joseph Adams, Editor / Reviewer
01/2008 - Jeff Somers, Author
..........2007
12/2007 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/2007 - J T Petty, Author / Independent Film Maker
10/2007 - Mary SanGiovanni, Author
09/2007 - Barbara Campbell, Author
08/2007 - Dennis Seuling, Film Reviewer
07/2007 - Mike Gallagher & David Manak, Comic Books / Web Comics
06/2007 - Sarah Micklem, Author
05/2007 - Joe Lennox, Space Expert
04/2007 - Video Program
03/2007 - William O' Connor, Artist
02/2007 - Video Program:  British Television
01/2007 - Paul Witcover, Author
..........2006
12/2006 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner / Videos
11/2006 - Marleen Barr, Author / Critic
10/2006 - Tom Kidd, Artist
09/2006 - Sarah Langan, Author
08/2006 - James Potter, Self Publisher
07/2006 - Ed Hulse, Editor / Publisher
06/2006 - Linda Zimmermann / Ghost Investigator
05/2006 - Judith Berman, Author
04/2006 - Joshua Bilmes, Literary Agent
03/2006 - Ty Drago, Author / Publisher
02/2006 - Video Program
01/2006 - Robert Bly, Author
..........2005
12/2005 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner / Video
11/2005 - Darrell Schweitzer, Author / Editor
10/2005 - Ken Kelly, Artist
09/2005 - David Mack, Author
08/2005 - Sean Fodera, Literary Rights Agent
07/2005 - Member Program.  Video Program.
06/2005 - Joe Nazzaro, Author
05/2005 - C J Henderson, Author
04/2005 - Clint Smith, Author
03/2005 - Robert Thurston, Author
02/2005 - Dennis Doros, Video Producer.  Videos.
01/2005 - Russel Like, Author
..........2004
12/2004 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner / Video
11/2004 - Anna Genoese, Editor
10/2004 - Jonathan Maberry, Author
09/2004 - Alan Pollack, Artist
08/2004 - Ed Hulse, Editor / Publisher
07/2004 - Multi Part Member Program
06/2004 - Member Program.  Video Program.
05/2004 - Gregory Frost, Author
04/2004 - Linda Zimmermann, Ghost Investigator
03/2004 - Joel Greengrass, Independent Film Maker.  Video.
02/2004 - Peter Apruzzese, Theater Film Programmer
01/2004 - Ann Tonsor Zeddies (Toni Anzetti), Author
..........2003
12/2003 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner / Video
11/2003 - Walter Hunt, Author
10/2003 - Multi Part Member & Video Program
09/2003 - Beverly Penberthy, Independent Film Maker / Actress.  Video.
08/2003 - Jim Minz, Editor
07/2003 - Tee Morris, Author.  Tony Ruggiero, Author.
06/2003 - Samuel Florman, Author
05/2003 - John Douglas, Editor
04/2003 - Matthew Schwartz, On Line Bookseller
03/2003 - Multi Part Member & Video Program
02/2003 - Terry McGarry, Author
01/2003 - Tony DiGerolamo, Comic Book Writer / Chris Moreno, Comic Book Artist
..........2002
12/2002 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/2002 - Ann Lewis, Author
10/2002 - Sharyn November, Editor
09/2002 - Multi Event Member Program
08/2002 - Pauline Alama, Author
07/2002 - Glenn Hauman, Author
06/2002 - Greg Hildebrandt & Tim Hildebrandt, Artists
05/2002 - Gary Lovisi, Editor / Publisher
04/2002 - Denny O'Neil, Comic Book Editor / Author
03/2002 - Larry Weiner, Radio Drama Producer
02/2002 - Kay Fowler, Teacher.  Paul Levinson, Author.
01/2002 - Creepy Tales Video with Cast
..........2001
12/2001 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner / Video
11/2001 - Robert Katz, Author
10/2001 - Dale Kagan, Author
09/2001 - Felicia Sinusas, Book Publicist.  Video.
08/2001 - Daniel Hood, Author
07/2001 - Rowena Morrill, Artist.  Doris Vallejo, Author.
06/2001 - Terry Bisson, Author
05/2001 - Barry Hoffman, Author
04/2001 - Greg Feeley, Author
03/2001 - Linda Zimmermann, Ghost Investigator
02/2001 - Multi Part Member & Video Program
01/2001 - Video Program
..........2000
12/2009 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner / Videos
11/2009 - Tamora Pierce, Author
10/2009 - Jack Ketchum, Author
09/2009 - Robert Price, Editor / Author
08/2009 - Charles L Grant, Author / Editor
07/2009 - Vides:  The Front Row Cable Show with Cast & Crew
06/2009 - Greg Costikyan, Author
05/2009 - John Betancourt, Author / Editor
04/2009 - Paul Nash, Paleoentomologist
03/2009 - Shane Tourtellotte, Author.  Video.
02/2009 - John Grant (Paul Barnett), Author / Editor
01/2009 - Paul Levinson, Author
..........1999
12/1999 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/1999 - Adam Schrager, Author
10/1999 - James Morrow, Author
09/1999 - John Alexander, Paleontologist
08/1999 - Madeline Robins, Author
07/1999 - Rosemary Edghill (Eluki bes Shahar), Author
06/1999 - Member Panel Discussions
05/1999 - Patrick Neilsen Hayden, Editor
04/1999 - Gordon Linzner, Editor / Publisher
03/1999 - Jael, Artist
02/1999 - Scott Westerfeld, Author
01/1999 - Stefan Dziemianowicz, Editor
..........1998
12/1998 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner / Jim Freund, Radio Host
11/1998 - Evelyn Leeper & Mark Leeper, Reviewers.  Video.
10/1998 - Multi Part Member Program
09/1998 - Jeffrey Ford, Author
08/1998 - Video:  The B Files.  Reading.
07/1998 - Susan Garrett, Author
06/1998 - Michael Flynn, Author
05/1998 - Ernest Lilley, Webzine Editor.  Video Program.
04/1998 - Stephen Saffel, Editor
03/1998 - Ted Bohus, Independent Film Maker
02/1998 - Cynthia Soroka, Author
01/1998 - Lucienne Diver, Literary Agent
..........1997
12/1997 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner / Mark Shoulson, Klingon Linguist
11/1997 - Gayle Greeno, Author
10/1997 - John Douglas, Editor
09/1997 - Josepha Sherman, Author / Folklurist
08/1997 - Stephen Youll, Artist
07/1997 - Paula Volsky, Author
06/1997 - Perry Harovas & Mark Smith, SFX Artists
05/1997 - Kathryn Cramer, Author / Critic
04/1997 - Paul Stark, Author
03/1997 - Keith De Candido, Author / Editor
02/1997 - Amy Golschlager, Editor
01/1997 - Tony Tellado, Radio Host / Linda Zimmermann, Ghost Investigator
..........1996
12/1996 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/1996 - Amateur Video:  The B Files
10/1996 - Chrysoula Artemis, Comic Book Artist / Jeff Gomez, Comic Book Writer
09/1996 - Anne Lesel Groell, Author / Editor
08/1996 - David Mack & John Ordover, Scriptwriters
07/1996 - Al Sarrantonio, Author
06/1996 - Betsy Mitchell, Editor
05/1996 - William Mc Cay, Author
04/1996 - Donato Giancola, Artist
03/1996 - Martha Millard, Literary Agent
02/1996 - Tony Daniel, Author
01/1996 - Unprogrammed Business Meeting
..........1995
12/1995 - Holiday Party / Discussion of The Lion King
11/1995 - Greg Cox, Author / Editor
10/1995 - Charles Pellegrino, Author
09/1995 - Toni Weisskopf, Editor
08/1995 - Steve Warnek, Scriptwriter
07/1995 - Multi Part Member Program
06/1995 - John Del Gaizo, Advertising / Promotions Director
05/1995 - Tricia Sullivan, Author
04/1995 - Doris Vallejo, Author
03/1995 - Ted Bohus, Independent Film Maker
02/1995 - Jeffrey Dunn, Author
01/1995 - Castle Slide Show / Amazing SF Trivia Game
..........1994
12/1994 - Holiday Party / Jack Rushing, Folklurist
11/1994 - Michael O' Hare, Actor
10/1994 - David Stevenson, Art Director
09/1994 - Susan Wright, Author
08/1994 - Discussion:  Favorite Science Fiction Scenes
07/1994 - Bruce Jensen, Artist
06/1994 - Laura Anne Gilman, Author / Editor
05/1994 - Peter Rubie, Literary Agent
04/1994 - Gerald Case, Amateur Paleontologist
03/1994 - Elisa De Carlo, Author
02/1994 - Meeting Canceled
01/1994 - David Mattingly, Artist
..........1993
12/1993 - Holiday Party / Philip Anderson, Inventor
11/1993 - Steve Hickman, Artist / Author
10/1993 - Panel:  Writing Star Trek Books
09/1993 - Ric Meyers, Author
08/1993 - Andrew Porter, Editor / Publisher
07/1993 - Peter Scanlan, Artist
06/1993 - James Mac Donald, Author
05/1993 - Rolfe Kanefsky, Independent Film Maker
04/1993 - Nancy Collins, Author
03/1993 - Meeting Canceled
02/1993 - John Ordover, Editor / Scriptwriter
01/1993 - C S Friedman, Author
..........1992
12/1992 - Meeting Canceled
11/1992 - Tom Kidd, Artist
10/1992 - Jeanne Cavelos, Author / Editor
09/1992 - Michael Kandel, Author / Translator
08/1992 - Lonny Buinis & Kevin Conad, Planetariumists
07/1992 - Nicholas Jainschigg, Artist
06/1992 - Bobbie Smith & William Engfer, Space Buffs
05/1992 - Barbara Hare, Medievalist
04/1992 - Bryn Barnard, Artist
03/1992 - Susan Palwick, Author
02/1992 - Ginjer Buchanan, Editor
01/1992 -Katina Alexis, Author
..........1991
12/1991 - Holiday Party / Denise Little, B & N Corporate Buyer
11/1991 - Lissanne Lake, Artist
10/1991 - Shelly Shapiro, Editor
09/1991 - Bruce Coville, Author
08/1991 - Meeting Canceled.  Diner & Museum Trip.
07/1991 - Romas, Artist
06/1991 - Meeting Canceled.  Trip to NYC Stores.
05/1991 - P M Griffin, Author
04/1991 - Carol Chase, Author
03/1991 - Mary Elizabeth Allen, Editor / William Engfer, Space Buff
02/1991 - Panel on Science Fiction Television
01/1991 - Lawrence Schwinger, Artist
..........1990
12/1990 - Holiday Party / Donald Maass, Literary Agent
11/1990 - Constance Ash, Author
10/1990 - Janna Silverstein, Editor
09/1990 - Patricia Morrissey, Artist
08/1990 - Esther Friesner, Author
07/1990 - Claudia Peck, Author
06/1990 - Meeting Canceled
05/1990 - Joseph De Vito, Artist
04/1990 - Video:  The Killer Dead
03/1990 - Terry Bisson, Author
02/1990 - Ellen Steiver & Robin Hardy, Book Packagers
01/1990 - Victoria Poyser Lisi, Artist
..........1989
12/1989 - Joe & Su Braviak, Video Dealers
11/1989 - Louise Simonson / Walter Simonson, Comic Books Writers
10/1989 - Panel:  Humorous Fantasy
09/1989 - A C Farley, Artist
08/1989 -  Jim Baen / Toni Weisskopf / Editors
07/1989 - Doug Murray, Author / Pamela Murray, Collector
06/1989 - Picnic / Barbecue
05/1889 - Panel:  Favorite Scens in Science Fiction
04/1989 - Sharon Jarvis, Literary Agent
03/1989 - Doris Egan, Author
02/1989 - Matthew Costello, Author
01/1989 - Marsha Marshall, Editor
..........1988
12/1988 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/1988 - Jody Lee, Artist
10/1988 - Roger Mac Bride Allen, Author / Taylor Blanchard, Artist
09/1988 - Christopher Rowley, Author
08/1988 - Picnic in Park / Davis Magazines Staff
07/1988 - E T Steadman, Artist
06/1988 - Picnic in Park
05/1888 - Mike Sargent, Radio Drama Producer
04/1988 - Jamie Warren, Art Director
03/1988 - Hal Clement, Author
02/1988 - Peter David, Author
01/1988 - Unprogrammed Meetin
..........1987
12/1987 - Holiday Part / Ground Zero Comedy Troupe
11/1987 - Video Program
10/1987 - Multi Program Meeting
09/1987 - Darrell K Sweet, Artist
08/1987 - Douglas Overtoom, Actor
07/1987 - Troll Books Presentation
06/1987 - Picnic in Park
05/1887 - Space Race Update:  Alex Kharkovsky & Brian Wilkes, Journalists
04/1987 - Ron Walotsky, Artist
03/1987 - Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Author
02/1987 - Jim Freund, Radio Host
01/1987 - Videos & Custome Slide Show
..........1986
12/1986 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/1986 - Panel:  It Was a Dark & Stormy Planet - Bad Writing in Science Fiction
10/1986 - Kevin Eugene Johnson, Artist
09/1986 - Ted Bohus, Independent Film Maker
08/1986 - Astronomical Art / Star Trek Talk
07/1986 - Alan Gutierrez, Artist
06/1986 - Picnic in Park
05/1886 - Jim Shooter, Comic Book Writer / Editor
04/1986 - Brian Daley, Author
03/1986 - Rowena Morrill, Artist
02/1986 - Anime & Amateur Films
01/1986 - Amateur Film Festival
..........1985
12/1985 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/1985 - Tom Doherty, Publisher / Lynne Stephens, Amateur Film Maker
10/1985 - James Gurney, Artist
09/1985 - Panel:  Improvisational Story Telling
08/1985 - Brian Wilkes, Space Journalist
07/1985 - James Warhola, Artist
06/1985 - Picnic in Park
05/1885 - Anime & Amateur Films
04/1985 - Shawna Mc Carthy, Editor
03/1985 - Richard Curtis, Literary Agent
02/1985 - Richard Pini / Wendy Pini, Elfquest Creators
01/1985 - Mark Stadler, Bookstore Buyer
..........1984
12/1984 - Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner
11/1984 - Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Author
10/1984 - Lin Carter, Author / Editor
09/1984 - Amateur Film Festival
08/1984 - Barclay Shaw, Artist
07/1984 - Ellen Asher, Editor
06/1984 - Panel Discussion:  John Silbersack / Robert Thurston
05/1884 - Jill Bauman, Artist
04/1984 - John Mullen, Amateur Film Maker
03/1984 - Patrick Lo Brutto, Editor
02/1984 - Robert Thruston, Author
01/1984 - David Mattingley, Artist
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