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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

 

....................AUGUST MEETING PREVIEW:
.......................Saturday, August 12, 2017
 
......6:00 PM:  Writers' Space Salon: Dinner / Networking / Discussions
.............6:30 PM:  Ice Nine: Coolest Genre News & Happenings

........7:30 PM:  GOERGE MUSSER, SCIENCE AUTHOR / EDITOR


It may be hot outside, but you'll be plenty cool at the meeting of the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County the night of Saturday, August 12, 2017.  We'll be at Barnes & Noble, 765 Route 17 South, Paramus, New Jersey  07652  (201)  445 - 4589.  Science writer and editor George Musser will speak and answer questions.  Note that our summer meetings at Barnes & Noble will start and end a half hour earlier than usual.


PRE MEETING EVENTS

This month's Writers' Space Salon will be held at 6:00 PM in the cafe of Barnes & Noble. The discussion topic will be Research. Those attending must support our host with the purchase of something from the Barnes & Noble cafe. Do not bring food or drink from elsewhere into the store.

The 6:30 PM Ice Nine discussion will cover 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 / EDITOR GEORGE MUSSER

George Musser is an award-winning author, editor and journalist.  He is a Contributing Editor to SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN and to NAUTILUS and is the author of SPOOKY ACTION AT A DISTANCE about quantum entanglement and THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO STRING THEORY. Links to Interviews, Social Media, etc, are here:  https://sites.google.com/site/sfassnofbergencounty/general-meeting-directions/2017/2017---08-2017-meeting



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  8......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 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."
 
 


AUGUST ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

08/01/17..........Tuesday
..........Final Frontier Television Discussion
..........Fall 2017 Genre Season Preview, Part 2
..........Panera Bread, 8:00 PM
..........Ramsey, New Jersey

08/04/17..........Friday
..........Armchair Odyssey TV Mini-Binge
..........PENNY DREADFUL, Season 3, Episodes 1 - 3
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 7:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

08/07/17..........Monday
..........Monsters of Horror Book Group
..........HAPPY HOUR IN HELL by Tad Williams
..........Barnes & Noble Cafe, 8:00 PM
..........Hackensack, New Jersey

08/09/17..........Wednesday
..........Infinite Images Movie Night
..........Chris Pratt & Jennifer Lawrence Awaken from Cold Sleep on Generation Ship
..........Public Library, 6:45 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

08/12/17..........Saturday
..........General Meeting / Guest Speaker / Pre Meeting Events
...............6:00 PM.....Writers' Space Salon Networking Session
...............6:30 PM.....Ice Nine:  Coolest News Discussion
...............7:30 PM.....Talk / Sign / Q & A:  Science Author George Musser
..........Barnes & Noble
..........Paramus, New Jersey

08/15/17..........Tuesday
..........Topic Discussion Group
..........The Mysterious East
..........Versailles Diner, 8:00 PM
..........Fairfield, New Jersey
....................Optional Dinner:  Jose Tejas Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 PM

08/17/17..........Thursday
..........Young Fantasy Reads Book Group
..........DOVE EXILED by Karen Bao
..........Barnes & Noble Cafe, 7:30 PM
..........Paramus, New Jersey

08/22/17..........Tuesday
..........Special Activity
..........Board Games with Bergen County Geeks
..........Jim Dandy's Restaurant, 7:00 PM
..........Rutherford, New Jersey

08/25/17..........Friday
..........RuneQuest Fantasy Role-Playing Game (Unofficial Club Event)
..........The Hook Island Campaign
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 7:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

08/27/17..........Sunday
..........Writers of the Weird
..........Critique Session
..........Versailles Diner, 3:00 PM
..........Fairfield, New Jersey

08/31/17..........Thursday
..........Month End Book Group
..........THE FERRYMAN INSTITUTE by Colin Gigl
..........Paramus Park Mall Food Court, 7:30 PM
..........Paramus, New Jersey
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