S F A B C Online

Page Created:  06/30/12.  Last Updated:  01/12/14.
 
S F A B C Online 
 
The Association maintains a number of Google Groups for discussions and infromation.  These are organized by topic - Books; Comics; Movies; Science; Television; Writing; and others.  Some are Public (non members can view but not participate), others are Private (hidden from non members).  The club also maintains four active websites (and also preserves information from our site's previous incarnations).
 
DISCUSSION GROUPS:

These groups allow members to share interests and information.

SFABC (nj) BOOK & AUTHOR GROUP

This group focuses on science fiction, fantasy and horror books and stories and the people who write them.  News, reviews, commentary and other information appear as DISCUSSIONS.  The address is: SFABC Books.  A list of books discussed at Association Book Groups appears on this site here:  Books Read and Discussed.

SFABC (nj) MOVIE GROUP

This group is dedicated to genre movies.  The PAGES list movies with a connection to the Association.  The DISCUSSIONS post news and opinions about new and classic films.  The address is:  SFABC Movies.  A list of movies viewed at Association events appears on this site here:  Movies.

SFABC (nj) SCIENCE & SCIENCE FICTION GROUP

This group is concerned with science, technology, and science/tech oriented science fiction.  The DISCUSSIONS post links to articles and stories members find of interest.  The address is:  SFABC Science & Science Fiction.   The link to the website's Space / Science Page is here:  Space / Science & Technology.

SFABC (nj) TELEVISION GROUP

This group discusses current and classic genre television series.  DISCUSSIONS post news, reviews, and other information about shows.  The address is:  SFABC Television.  Our website lists television series, particularly those which bear a connection to the Association (such as novels about the show written by past guest speakers, book store events which focused on the series, or episodes screened at an official S F A B C function)  here:  Television.

OTHER GROUPS:

The Association also maintains Private Groups which cannot be accessed by non members:
 
PERSONALS is for club business, sensitive information, and anything which does not fit into one of the other groups.
WEIRD NOVELS is for critique of novels and other longish works by members of our writers group.
WRITERS OF THE WEIRD allows our writers to share information and post shorter works for critique.
 
Information Groups:
 
These groups provide information about aspects of the Association.
 
SFABC (nj) MEETING NOTICE
 
This group distributes the Association's monthly Meeting Notice, THE STARSHIP LOCAL.  Request a group invitation or simply book mark it for reference.  The address is:  Meeting Notice.
 
SFABC (nj) PROGRAMS & SPEAKERS GROUP
 
This group provides updates about the activities of past Association Guest Speakers.   The address is:  Programs & Speakers.

SFABC (nj) BOOKSTORE EVENTS

This group sends reminders about the Association's smaller, more focused monthly events like book discussions, video gatherings and the like.  Many are held at area bookstores or members' homes.   The address is:  Bookstore Events.

 

WEB SITES:

The Association currently maintains four active websites:  two are of a general nature and the other two serve our largest specialized activity, the Writers of the Weird.

SFABC OFFICIAL SITE (http://www.sfabc.org)

That's this site.  It has information about the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County, it's history and activities, and lots of information about areas of interest to people who enjoy science fiction, fantasy, horror and related areas.  Poke around! There is information about books, movies, television, science, conventions and more.

SFABC PRIVATE SITE

This is a members only site.  It has additional information about area events, directions to the homes of members who host events, and other items we wish to keep on a restricted basis.

 WRITERS OF THE WEIRD PUBLIC SITE  (https://sites.google.com/site/thewritersoftheweird/)

This has detailed information about the Association's writing group and its members, biographical information about them and links to their fiction.  There is also a great wealth of information about the craft and business of writing.

WRITERS OF THE WEIRD PRIVATE SITE 

Members of WOTW post works-in-progress, revisions, similar works on this site critique and commentary.

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