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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

 

.....................SEPTEMBER MEETING PREVIEW:
..........................Saturday, September 8, 2018
 
6:00 PM:  Writers' Space Salon:  World Building with Climate, Seasons & Weather
..............6:30 PM:  Ice Nine: Coolest Genre News

.....8:00 PM:  JG FAHERTY, HORROR / DARK FANTASY AUTHOR


Bang the drums!  Sound the trumpets!  The Science Fiction Association of Bergen County returns home to the Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church, 318 West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River, Bergen County, New Jersey 07463 on Saturday, September 8, 2018!  Note that we return to our normal 8:00 PM start time of the General Meeting.  Our speaker is horror author JG Faherty.  Join us for an evening of genre thrills and chills with this long-time horror writer. 


PRE MEETING EVENTS:

The Writers' Space Salon will discuss using Weather, Seasons and Climate as World Building Tools at 6:15 PM.  Our Ice Nine Coolest Media News discussion will meet in the store at 6:30 PM to share the latest news and happenings in genre books, comics, movies, television and more. 


JG FAHERTY. HORROR / DARK FANTASY AUTHOR

JG Faherty is the author of numerous short works, as well as the novels THE CURE, THE BURNING STONE, CEMETERY CLUB, GHOSTS OF CORONADO BAY and CARNIVAL OF FEAR.  Mr Faherty writes in many sub genres of horror:  traditional supernatural (ghosts and vampires), Lovecraftian (Cthulhu Mythos) and slasher. He also has a smattering of works in science fiction, fantasy and other genres.

Our speaker's website is:  https://www.jgfaherty.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 17, Number  9.....Copyright 2018
.........................................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:

 
Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church
318 West Saddle River 
Upper Saddle River 
Bergen County, New Jersey  07458
(201)  327 - 3960

The Methodist Church is across the street from our former meeting site.  Additional parking can be found on the sides and back of the Church.

Important Note:  The Methodist Church is on WEST Saddle River Road.  One block further over is EAST Saddle River Road.  Unlike streets in New York, East does not turn into West.  The roads are on opposite banks of the Saddle River which is nothing more than a stream at this point.

  

FROM ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND:

Exit ROUTE 17 NORTH at the sign which reads SADDLE RIVER / WOODCLIFF LAKE.  (This is the exit after Sheridan Avenue, Ho Ho Kus.)  This exit puts you onto EAST ALLENDALE AVENUE heading East.  Stay on road for about 1/2 mile and turn left at the first traffic light onto WEST SADDLE RIVER ROAD.  Drive north for 1-3/4 miles.  Shortly after passing a brick Catholic Church, the Church of the Presentation, on your left hand side you cross into Upper Saddle River.  The Methodist Church is on your right hand side.  If you come to a traffic light you have slightly overshot and hit LAKE STREET.

Note:  You will see a sign marked WEST SADDLE RIVER ROAD on Route 17 northbound well to the south of where you have been told to leave 17.  If you take this exit, you will eventually get where you want to be, but it will take you a lot longer to get there.


 FROM ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND:

Exit ROUTE 17 SOUTH at SADDLE RIVER / WOODCLIFF LAKE exit.  This puts you onto EAST ALLENDALE ROAD heading East.  You drive under the highway.  Then follow the directions from Route 17 Northbound.

Note:  This way takes you a little bit longer than the exit for UPPER SADDLE RIVER, but it spares you making hairpin turns on steep hills at night in bad weather on an unfamiliar road.

 

FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTHBOUND:

Take Exit 172, GRAND AVENUE, MONTVALE.  (This is the last exit in New Jersey and is just past the Montvale Service Area).  Turn left at the exit ramp and head west on GRAND AVENUE.  There are a lot of small towns in this area, and the road that you're on will keep changing its name.  At different points it is called GRAND AVENUE, MONTVALE ROAD, RAMSEY ROAD and LAKE STREET.  At the second traffic light you will be at the intersection of LAKE STREET and EAST SADDLE RIVER ROAD.  It has a landmark that anyone in the area will know about:  a 7-11 type store called Elmers which has an attached Lukoil gas station.  Keep driving west.  Do not turn. Turn left at the next traffic light onto WEST SADDLE RIVER ROAD.  The Methodist Church is 1/10 of a mile down the road on your left.

 

FROM ROCKLAND COUNTY VIA ROUTE 59:

Follow ROUTE 59 until you come to Norris Pontiac in Monsey and turn south at the  traffic light unto ROUTE 306.   This road is also called EAST SADDLE RIVER ROAD.  Head south towards New Jersey.  (Note:  Although the maps show this road as Route 306, and that's what everyone calls it, after you make the turn, the sign reads ROUTE 73.  Don't ask me to explain it.)  Stay on ROUTE 306 for 2.3 miles Note that there is a long stretch between the first and second traffic lights.

Turn right at the second traffic light which is the intersection of EAST SADDLE RIVER ROAD and LAKE STREET.  Elmers, a 7-11 type store with an attached Lukoil gas station, is at this corner.  Proceed west and turn left at the next traffic light onto WEST SADDLE RIVER ROAD.  The Methodist Church is 1/10 of a mile down the road on your left.



SEPTEMBER EVENTS AT A GLANCE

09/03/18..........Monday
..........Monsters of Horror Book Group
..........MIDNIGHT TAXI TANGO by Daniel Jose Older
..........Barnes & Noble Cafe, 8:00 PM
..........Hackensack, New Jersey

09/04/18..........Tuesday
..........Final Frontier Genre Television Discussion
..........Fall 2018 Genre Television Season Preview
..........Panera Bread, 8:00 PM
..........Ramsey, New Jersey

09/07/18..........Friday
..........Armchair Odyssey Genre Television Mini-Binge
..........ORPHAN BLACK, Season 5, Episodes 1 - 4
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 7:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

09/08/18..........Saturday
..........Writers' Space Salon Discussion
..........World Building with Climate, Seasons & Weather
..........Bergen Highland United Methodist Church, 6:15 PM
..........Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

09/08/18..........Saturday
..........Ice Nine Multi-Media Genre Discussion
..........Coolest News & Happenings
..........Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church, 6:30 PM
..........Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

09/08/18..........Saturday
..........SFABC General Meeting
..........JG Faherty, Horror Writer
..........Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church, 8:00 PM
..........Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

09/11/18..........Tuesday
..........Writers' Space Saloon Teleconference
..........All About Broad Universe with April Grey
..........Google Hangouts, 7:30 PM
..........Your Desktop / Laptop / Tablet / Smart Phone

09/12/18..........Wednesday
..........Infinite Images Movie Night
..........Robot Cowboy Theme Park
..........Public Library, 6:45 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

09/16/18..........Sunday
..........Writers' Space Saloon Teleconference
..........Communication Across Cultures
..........Google Hangouts, 12:30 PM
..........Your Desktop / Laptop / Tablet / Smart Phone

09/18/18..........Tuesday
..........Topic Discussion Group
..........Enduring Appeal of Cinderella
..........The Fine Grind Coffee Bar, 8:00 PM
..........Little Falls, New Jersey

09/19/18..........Wednesday
..........Across the MultiVerse Teleconference
..........MultiMedia Genre Discussion
..........Google Hangouts, 7:30 PM
..........Your Desktop / Laptop / Tablet / Smart Phone

09/20/18..........Thursday
..........Fantastic Worlds Book Group
..........FURIES OF CALDERON by Jim Butcher
..........Barnes & Noble Cafe, 7:30 PM
..........Paramus, New Jersey

09/21/18..........Friday
..........Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (Unofficial Club Event)
..........The Lion Castle Colony Campaign
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 7:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

09/23/18..........Sunday
..........Writers of the Weird
..........Critique Session followed by Barbecue
..........Member (Carol G) Home
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

09/28/18..........Friday
..........Double Star Genre Film Discussion
..........WESTWORLD and JURASSIC PARK.
..........Paramus Park Mall Food Court, 7:30 PM
..........Paramus, New Jersey

09/30/18..........Sunday
..........Special Activity
..........Bonus Writers of the Weird Critique Session
..........Office Evolution, 4:00 PM
..........Pearl River, New York

OCTOBER EVENTS AT A GLANCE

10/01/18..........Monday
..........Monsters of Horror Book Group
..........THE DEAD ZONE by Stephen King
..........Barnes & Noble Cafe, 8:00 PM
..........Hackensack, New Jersey

10/02/18..........Tuesday
..........Final Frontier Genre Television Discussion
..........Fall 2018 Genre TV Season Preview, Part 2
..........Panera Bread, 8:00 PM
..........Ramsey, New Jersey

10/05/18..........Friday
..........Armchair Odyssey Television Mini-Binge
..........THE NEIGHBORS, Season 1, Selected Episodes
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 7:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

10/09/18..........Tuesday
..........Writers' Space Saloon Teleconference
..........OnLine Classes & Workshops
..........Google Hangouts, 8:00 PM
..........Your Desktop / Laptop / Tablet / Smart Phone

10/10/18..........Wednesday
..........Infinite Images Movie Night
..........Animated Sequel on Island of Animated Food
..........Public Library, 6:45 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

10/13/18..........Saturday
..........Writers' Space Salon
..........World Building:  Domestic Animals
..........Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church, 6:15 PM
..........Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

10/13/18..........Saturday
..........Ice Nine Discussion
..........Coolest News & Happenings
..........Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church, 6:30 PM
..........Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

10/13/18..........Saturday
..........SFABC General Meeting
..........Paul Leggett, Author / Academic / Film Historian
..........Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church, 8:00 PM
..........Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

10/18/18..........Thursday
..........Fantastic Worlds Book Group
..........DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY by Douglas Adams
..........Barnes & Noble Food Court, 7:30 PM
..........Paramus, New Jersey

10/20/18..........Saturday
..........Special Activity
..........Halloween Party (No Alcohol)
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 7:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey

10/21/18..........Sunday
..........Writers' Space Saloon Teleconference
..........Public Reading 101
..........Google Hangouts, 12:30 PM
..........Your Desktop / Laptop / Tablet / Smart Phone

10/24/18..........Wednesday
..........Across the MultiVerse Teleconference
..........Multi Media Genre Discussion
..........Google Hangouts, 7:30 PM
..........Your Desktop / Laptop / Tablet / Smart Phone

10/28/18..........Sunday
..........Writers of the Weird
..........Critique Session
..........De Parto / Webber Residence, 4:00 PM
..........Waldwick, New Jersey
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