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THE STARSHIP LOCAL -- MARCH 2008

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    .................................THE STARSHIP LOCAL A NEWSLETTER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION OF BERGEN COUNTY ............136 MANHATTAN AVENUE *
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 3, 2008
      .................................THE STARSHIP LOCAL


      A NEWSLETTER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION OF BERGEN COUNTY
      ............136 MANHATTAN AVENUE * WALDWICK, NJ 07463
      .....................PHONE: (201) 447 - 3652


      ...............................MARCH MEETING PREVIEW:


      ....................6:15 PM: DEVIL MAY CRY (Animation Associates)
      ...........................6:30 PM: Currently Cool (Ice Nine)

      ........................8:00 PM: AUTHOR GARY WASSNER


      ..........You are invited to join us for an evening of science
      fiction on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at the meeting of the Science
      Fiction Association of Bergen County. The gathering will be held at
      the Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church, 314 West Saddle River
      Road, Upper Saddle River, Bergen County, New Jersey 07458 (201)
      327 - 3960. This is diagonally across the street from our usual
      meeting site, the Saddle River Valley Cultural Center. Directions
      appear on page two.


      PRE MEETING ACTIVITIES:

      ..........Our Animation Associates will show episodes of the anime
      series, DEVIL MAY CRY, before the main meeting. Show up at 6:15 PM
      and enjoy the show.

      ..........If that does not strike your fancy, you can join the
      Currently Cool discussion of Ice Nine at 6:30 PM. Read a good book?
      Seen a fun show? Watch a scary movie? Come and share your thoughts
      at this group! You never can tell where this discussion will go.


      AUTHOR GARY WASSNER:

      ..........Gary Wassner is a writer of adult and children's books, as
      well as poetry and book reviews. His GemQuest fantasy series is
      currently at four books: THE TWINS, THE SHARDS, THE AWAKENING, and
      THE REVENGE OF THE ELVES, with at least one more book in the series
      underway. The series is an epic fantasy dealing with friendship,
      honor, and the choices we make for good or evil. More information
      can be found at his website: http://www.garywassner.com


      ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION:

      The S F A B C meets on the second Saturday of the month and features
      talks, slide shows and other presentations by people in the science
      fiction, fantasy, horror and related fields. The Association
      sponsors a number of special interest groups, focusing on different
      aspects of science fiction and related matters, including activities
      devoted to books, movies, televison, animation, horror and other
      events. We also produce a monthly newsletter listing talks,
      conventions, discussion groups and other activities of interest to
      poeple who enjoy science fiction and related areas. We invite you to
      contact us through our website:

      ......................http://www.sfabc.org


      #################################################################


      THE STARSHIP LOCAL........Volume 6, Number 2.......Copyright 2008
      ..............................................Philip J De Parto


      THE STARSHIP LOCAL is the monthly meeting notice of the Science
      Fiction Association of Bergen County. It is designed 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 monthly newsletter, THE STARSHIP
      EXPRESS, for members of the organization. If you are not a member and
      would like to receive the EXPRESS, mail a check for $ 8.00 for the
      electronic version or $ 12.00 for the print version. Checks should
      be made payable to Philip J De Parto, 136 Manhattan Avenue, Waldwick,
      New Jersey 07463.

      .............................-- 1 --


      Directions to meeting site:



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


      The Methodist Church is across the street from our normal meeting
      site, the Saddle River Valley Cultural Center. 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 right left 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 two landmarks that anyone in the area will know
      about: a 7-11 type store called Elmers and a Texaco 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. A Texaco
      station and Elmers are 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.

      .............................-- 2 –


      ..........Anyone wishing to receive email reminders for any of the
      monthly S F A B C activities listed below should contact Philip De
      Parto at <SFABCPhil@...>.


      ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE:

      ............................MARCH 2008

      03/04/08.....Tuesday....Final Frontier: Crossovers: Real and
      Imagined.
      ........................Borders Books, 8:00 PM.
      ........................Ramsey, New Jersey.
      03/06/08....Thursday....Monsters: DARK DELICASIES edited by Del
      Howison & Jeff Gelb.
      ........................Barnes & Noble, 8:00 PM.
      ........................West Nyack, New York.
      03/08/08....Saturday....Animation Associates: DEVIL MAY CRY.
      ........................Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church,
      6:15 PM.
      ........................Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
      03/08/08....Saturday....Ice Nine: Currently Cool.
      ........................Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church,
      6:30 PM.
      ........................Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
      03/08/08....Saturday....SFABC General Meeting: Author Gary Wassner.
      ........................Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church,
      8:00 PM.
      ........................Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
      03/12/08...Wednesday....That's SF 2!: THE DRESDEN FILES (Episodes).
      ........................Webber/De Parto Residence, 7:30 PM.
      ........................Waldwick, New Jersey.
      03/15/08....Saturday....Special Activity: Lunacon SF Convention.
      ........................Hilton Hotel.
      ........................Rye Brook, New York.
      03/18/08.....Tuesday....Topic Group: Assassins.
      ........................Barnes & Noble, 8:00 PM.
      ........................West Paterson, New Jersey.
      03/30/08......Sunday....Writers of the Weird.
      ........................Webber/De Parto Residence, 4:00 PM.
      ........................Waldwick, New Jersey.
      03/31/08...Wednesday....Month End Book: HEARTWOOD by Barbara
      Campbell.
      ........................Paramus Park Food Court, 7:30 PM.
      ........................Paramus, New Jersey.
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