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                      THE STARSHIP LOCAL
 
A NEWSLETTER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION OF BERGEN COUNTY

..........136 MANHATTAN AVENUE * WALDWICK, NEW JERSEY  07463
...........................PHONE:  (201) 447 - 3652

 

..............................JUNE MEETING PREVIEW:
.................................Saturday, June 8, 2019
 
5:30 PM:  Writers' Space Salon:  Dinner with Author Sarah Beth Durst
..................6:30 PM:  Ice Nine Discussion: Coolest News and Events

......................7:30 PM:  SARAH BETH DURST, Fantasy Author


Come join us for an evening of fantastic fun at the General Meeting of the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County on Saturday, June 8, 2019. This  is the first of three Saturday summer meetings hosted by Barnes & Noble, 765 Route 17 South, Paramus, New Jersey 07652  (201) 445 - 4589. Note that summer meetings start and conclude 30 minutes earlier than our normal meetings. Fantasy author Sarah Beth Durst will speak and answer questions.


PRE MEETING EVENTS

The Writers' Space Salon will dine with speaker Sarah Beth Durst at 5:30 PM.  Please RSVP if you are in our writers' group.  Dinner will be at Panera Bread, 770 Route 17 North, Paramus, New Jersey  07652  (201)  389 - 0503.  Note that there are three Paneras in Paramus and GPS has been known to get confused.  This is on north side or Route 17, first driveway after the Ridgewood Avenue overpass.

The 6:30 PM Ice Nine gathering will be a general discussion of movies, television, books, comics and other aspects of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Come down and share your thoughts.


SARAH BETH DURST, FANTASY WRITER

Sarah Beth Durst is the author of nearly 20 fantasy children's, middle grade, young adult and adult fantasy novels. Her books have been issued by Harper Voyager, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Bloomsbury, Harlequin and other publishers. Ms Durst is a past winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and nominated for other awards. She is a graduate of Princeton University.

Our speaker's website is http://www.sarahbethdurst.com/.



ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION:

Meetings of the Association are held on second Saturday of the month and feature talks, slide shows and other presentations by experts in science fiction, fantasy, horror and related fields.  The Association sponsors online Google and FaceBook discussion groups and a number of in-person activities devoted to various aspects of science fiction and similar matters, including events focused on books, movies, television, animation, horror and similar areas of interest.  We also produce a monthly newsletter listing talks, conventions, discussion groups and other activities pertaining to science fiction and kindred genres.  We invite you to contact us through our website:

.........................https://sites.google.com/site/sfassnofbergencounty/

 
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THE STARSHIP LOCAL.....Volume 18, Number  6......Copyright 2019
.........................................Philip J De Parto

THE STARSHIP LOCAL is the monthly meeting notice of the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County.  Its purpose is to communicate basic information about the activities of the organization to devotees of fantasy, horror and science fiction.  All Material by Philip J De Parto unless otherwise acknowledged.

We also publish a more extensive newsletter, THE STARSHIP EXPRESS, for the members of our organization.  If you are not a member and would like to receive the EXPRESS, mail a check for $ 17.00 made payable to Philip J De Parto, 136 Manhattan Avenue, Waldwick, New Jersey  07463.


Directions to Meeting Site:

 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
765 Route 17 South
Paramus, New Jersey  07652
(201)  445 - 4589
 
This is the big, two floor store on Route 17 South in Paramus.  Notable features include a used book annex, a large cafe, a large music and video area, and a special events room.
 
The Fantastic World Book Group meets in the first floor cafe.  Our General Meetings are normally held on the second floor, either in or just outside the event room.
 
Directions:
 
FROM ROUTE 17 SOUTH:
 
Barnes & Noble is a little to the south of the Linwood Avenue overpass on Route 17.  Another landmark that you are close to your destination is a strip mall housing K-Mart at its southern end.  If you hit the Ridgewood Avenue overpass, you have overshot your mark.
 
 
FROM ROUTE 17 NORTH:
 
Barnes & Noble is a couple of miles to the north of the intersection of Route 4 and Route 17, one of the most busiest interchanges in the state of New Jersey.  Proceed north on 17.  You will drive under the overpasses for Century Road, the Garden State Parkway and the Paramus Park Mall.  The Ridgewood Avenue overpass is your landmark that you are approaching your destination.
 
Continue north on Route 17 and make a U-Turn at Linwood Avenue.  This egress is a trifle confusing as there are two street exits from Route 17 immediately before the overpass.  Make sure you use the Linwood Avenue / U-Turn exit.  Follow road to Route 17 South.  Then see above directions "From Route 17 South."
 
 
FROM GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTH:
 
Take Exit 163 from the Garden State Parkway.  This is a few miles north of the Bergen County tollbooths.  Note that this exit has been reconfigured and is now from the right hand lane (it was formerly a left hand lane exit).
 
Proceed north on Route 17.  The Ridgewood Avenue overpass is your landmark that you are approaching your destination.
 
Continue north on Route 17 and make a U-Turn at Linwood Avenue.  This egress is a trifle confusing as there are two street exits from Route 17 immediately before the overpass.  Make sure you use the Linwood Avenue / U-Turn exit.  Follow road to Route 17 South.  Then see above directions "From Route 17 South."
 
 
 




JUNE EVENTS AT A GLANCE

06/03/19..........Monday
..........Monsters of Horror Book Group
..........THE BAD PLACE by Dean Koontz
..........Barnes & Noble Cafe, 8:00 PM
..........Hackensack, New Jersey

06/04/19..........Tuesday
..........Final Frontier Television Discussion
..........Fall 2018 Genre Television Season Update, Part Twp
..........Panera Bread, 8:00 PM
..........Ramsey, New Jersey

06/07/19..........Friday
..........Armchair Odyssey Television Mini-Binge
..........THE MAGICIANS, Season 2, Episodes 1 - 4
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 7:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

06/08/19..........Saturday
..........Writers' Space Salon
..........Dinner with Fantasy Author Sarah Beth Durst
..........Panera Bread, 770 Rte 17 North, 5:30 PM
..........Paramus, New Jersey

06/08/19..........Saturday
..........Ice Nine Discussion
..........Coolest Genre News & Happenings
..........Barnes & Noble, 6:30 PM
..........Paramus, New Jersey

06/08/19..........Saturday
..........SFABC General Meeting
..........Sarah Beth Durst, Fantasy Author, Talk and Q & A
..........Barnes & Noble, 7:30 PM
..........Paramus, New Jersey

06/11/19..........Tuesday
..........Writers' Space Saloon
..........Writers' Retreats & Workshops
..........Zoom Video Conference, 8:00 PM
..........Your Internet Device

06/12/19..........Wednesday
..........Infinite Images Video Night
..........Kooky, Spooky Kin Group Based on New Yorker Cartoons
..........Public Library, 6:45 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

06/18/19..........Tuesday
..........Topic Discussion
..........Writers' as Heroes
..........Barnes & Noble Cafe, 8:00 PM
..........Woodland Park, New Jersey
...............Optional 6:30 PM Dinner @ Park West Diner, Little Falls

06/19/19..........Wednesday
..........Across the MultiVerse Video Conference
..........Genre Television, Movie, Book Discussion
..........Zoom Video
..........Your Internet Device

06/20/19..........Thursday
..........Fantastic Worlds Book Group
..........THE ILLEARTH WAR by Stephen Donaldson
..........Barnes & Noble Cafe, 7:30 PM
..........Paramus, New Jersey

06/21/19..........Friday
..........Dungeons & Dragons (Unofficial Club Event)
..........The Lion Castle Colony Campaign
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 7:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

06/23/19..........Sunday
..........Special Activity
..........Film:  THE FAIRY / Dinner (Take Out) / Film:  ONDINE
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 3:00 PM / 5:00 PM / 7:30 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

06/28/19..........Friday
..........Double Star Film Discussion
..........THEY LIVE / UNDER THE SKIN
..........Paramus Park Mall Food Court, 7:30 PM
..........Paramus, New Jersey

06/30/19..........Sunday
..........Writers of the Weird
..........Critique Session / Barbecue
..........Carol G's House, 3:00 PM / 6:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey
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