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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 10, 2017
 
...........6:15 PM:  Writers' Space Salon: Networking / Discussions
.............6:30 PM:  Ice Nine: Coolest Genre News & Happenings

7:30 PM:  COMIC / HORROR / TIE-IN / MYSTERY WRITER JASON STARR


Books, food, air-conditioning and an awesome speaker, how could you possibly find anything better to do the night of Saturday, June 10, 2017?  We'll be at Barnes & Noble, 765 Route 17 South, Paramus, New Jersey  07652  (201)  445 - 4589.  Author Jason Starr, who writes comics, horror, tie-ins and mysteries, will speak and answer questions.  We will also have well as our usual pre meeting activities.  Note that our summer meetings at Barnes & Noble will start and end a half hour earlier than usual.


PRE MEETING EVENTS

The Writers' Space Salon will feature a mixture of discussions, networking, and possibly even some light critiquing. If you are writing in this genre, it's a good place to meet fellow practitioners, swap information, ask advice and make friends.  We're holding this at the store's cafe, so no outside food or drink and you must purchase something from the cafe if you want to be part of the gathering.

The 6:30 PM Ice Nine discussion covers movies, comic books, television, books, and other aspects of the fantasy, science fiction and horror genres. It will be held on the upper level.  Learn the coolest news! Share your knowledge and opinions! This is always a lot of fun.


AUTHOR JASON STARR:

Jason Starr is a force of nature.  He writes books, plays, movies and graphic novels.  He pens mysteries, horror, tie-ins, and comics.  He has written two contemporary werewolf novels, THE PACK and THE CRAVING.  His tie-ins are the prequel, GOTHAM:  DAWN OF DARKNESS and ANTMAN:  NATURAL ENEMY.  He has written for Marvel, DC and done independent work.  He is best known as the author of gritty mysteries.

Speaker Websites:  http://jasonstarr.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 six online Google 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 15, Number  6......Copyright 2017
.........................................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 $ 16.00 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 Young Fantasy Reads 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 The Arena 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

06/02/17..........Friday
..........Final Frontier Television Mini-Binge
..........LOST GIRL, Season 1, Episodes 1 - 4
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 7:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

06/05/17..........Monday
..........Monsters of Horror Book Group
..........BROTHER ODD by Dean Koontz
..........Barnes & Noble Cafe, 8:00 PM
..........Hackensack, New Jersey

06/06/17..........Tuesday
..........Final Frontier Television Discussion
..........BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Revisited
..........Panera Bread, 8:00 PM
..........Ramsey, New Jersey

06/10/17..........Saturday
..........General Meeting / Pre Meeting Activities
...............6:15 PM:  Writers' Space Salon:  Networking & Discussions (Store Cafe)
...............6:30 PM:  Ice Nine:  Coolest Genre News & Happenings
...............7:30 PM:  Comics / Horror / Tie-In / Mystery Writer Jason Starr
..........Barnes & Noble, Second Floor
..........Paramus, New Jersey

06/11/17..........Sunday
..........Special Activity
..........BooksNJ 2017
..........Public Library, 1:00 PM
..........Paramus, New Jersey

06/14/17..........Wednesday
..........Infinite Images Movie Night
..........Video:  Fred Ward & Michael Gross Battle Monsters in Horror Film Sequel
..........Public Library, 6:45 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

06/15/17..........Thursday
..........Young Fantasy Reads Book Group
..........THE WELLS BEQUEST by Polly Shulman
..........Barnes & Noble Cafe, 7:30 PM
..........Paramus, New Jersey

06/20/17..........Tuesday
..........Topic Discussion Group
..........The Work, Influence & Adaptations of Isaac Asimov
..........Versailles Diner, 8:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

06/23/17..........Friday
..........RuneQuest:  Fantasy Role Playing Game (not official club event)
..........The Hook Island Campaign
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 7:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

06/25/17..........Sunday
..........Writers of the Weird
..........Critique Session / Barbecue
..........Gyzander Residence, 4:00 PM / 7:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

06/30/17..........Friday
..........Month End Book Group
..........UPDRAFT by Fran Wilde
..........Paramus Park Mall Food Court, 7:30 PM
..........Paramus, New Jersey

JULY ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

07/03/17..........Monday
..........Monsters of Horror Book Group
..........MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM by Grady Hendrix
..........Barnes & Noble Cafe, 8:00 PM
..........Hackensack, New Jersey

07/04/17..........Tuesday
..........Final Frontier Television Discussion Group
..........Fall 2017 Genre Television Preview
..........Panera Bread, 8:00 PM
..........Ramsey, New Jersey

07/07/17..........Friday
..........Armchair Odyssey TV Mini-Binge
..........GOTHAM, Season 2, Episodes 1 - 3
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 7:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

07/08/17..........Saturday
..........General Meeting / Pre Meeting Activities
...............6:15 PM:  Writers' Space Salon:  Networking & Discussions (Store Cafe)
...............6:30 PM:  Ice Nine:  Coolest Genre News & Happenings
...............7:30 PM:  Fantasy Writer Fran Wilde
..........Barnes & Noble, Second Floor
..........Paramus, New Jersey

07/12/17..........Wednesday
..........Infinite Images Movie Night
..........Acclaimed 2016 Animated Film Features a Frightening Creature Who Repeatedly Visits a Boy
..........Public Library, 6:45 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

07/18/17..........Tuesday
..........Topic Discussion Group
..........Sidekicks & Second Bananas
..........Versailles Diner, 8:00 PM
..........Fairfield, New Jersey

07/28/17..........Friday
..........RuneQuest Fantasy Role-Playing Game (not official club activity)
..........The Hook Island Campaign
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 7:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

07/31/17..........Monday
..........Month End Book Group
..........THE CRAVING by Grady Hendrix
..........Paramus Park Mall Food Court, 7:30 PM
..........Paramus Park, New Jersey
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