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    A NEWSLETTER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION OF BERGEN COUNTY ..........136 MANHATTAN AVENUE * WALDWICK, NEW JERSEY 07463 ...........................PHONE:
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      A NEWSLETTER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION OF BERGEN COUNTY

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

      ...........................MAY MEETING PREVIEW:
      .............................Saturday, May 12, 2012

      .........6:15 PM: Video To Be Announced (Animation Associates)
      ...................6:30 PM: Currently Cool (Ice Nine)
      ..........8:00 PM: Linda Zimmermann, Science / Fantasy Author


      ..........The Science Fiction Association of Bergen County will hold
      its General Meeting on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Saddle River
      Cultural Center, 307 West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River,
      Bergen County, New Jersey 07458. Author Linda Zimmermann will
      be our guest. We hope that you will join us.


      PRE MEETING EVENTS:

      ..........You are invited to come early and attend our pre meeting
      events. Our Animation Associates will present episodes of the anime
      series, THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at 6:15 PM in the Cultural
      Center's basement. Another option is Barry Weinberger's Ice Nine
      Discussion of recent books, comics, movies and television programs
      at 6:30 PM, always a lot of fun.


      LINDA ZIMMERMANN, SCIENCE / HORROR AUTHOR

      ..........Linda Zimmermann is the author of over 20 books on a
      variety of subjects: ghost investigations, history, science fiction
      and more.

      ..........The author will speak about her two most recent books,
      BAD SCIENCE, A Brief History of Bizarre Misconceptions,
      Totally Wrong Conclusions and Totally Stupid Theories, and
      HUDSON VALLEY ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE.

      ..........Because her writing falls into disparate genres, Ms
      Zimmermann maintains three separate websites:

      ..........Bad Science Website:
      http://www.badsciences.com/

      ..........Hudson Valley Zombie Apocalypse Website:
      http://www.hvzombie.com/authors-videos/19-linda-zimmermann-writing-hudson-valley-zombie-apocalypse

      ..........Ghost Investigator (and everything else) Website:
      http://www.ghostinvestigator.com/


      A List of Her Books by Subject Appears Below:

      ..........GHOST INVESTIGATIONS
      Ghost Investigator # 1 - # 10
      Ghosts of Rockland County
      Hudson Valley Haunts Historic Driving Tours

      ..........HISTORY
      Civil War Memories
      Forging a Nation: From Revolution to Civil War
      A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Gettysburg
      Rockland County: A Century of History
      Rockland County Scrapbook

      ..........HORROR
      Hudson Valley Zombie Apocalypse

      ..........SCIENCE
      Bad Science: A Brief History of Bizarre Theories

      ..........SCIENCE FICTION
      Dead Center
      Home Run
      Mind over Matter


      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 experts in the
      science fiction, fantasy, horror and related fields. The Association
      sponsors six Google discussion groups and a number of special interest
      groups devoted to various aspects of science fiction and similar
      matters, including activities devoted to books, movies, television,
      animation, horror and other events. We also produce a monthly
      newsletter listing talks, conventions, discussions groups and other
      activities of interest to people who enjoy science fiction and related
      areas. We invite you to contact us through our website:

      .........................htttp://www.sfabc.org


      ***************************************************************************
      THE STARSHIP LOCAL...Volume 10, Number 5...Copyright 2012
      .........................................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 $ 10.00 for the
      electronic version or $ 14.00 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:

      .............Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
      .................305 West Saddle River Road
      .......................Upper Saddle River
      .............Bergen County, New Jersey 07458


      The Cultural Center looks like a classic little white church, steeple
      and all. The parking lot is not too large, but it's okay to use the
      much bigger lot of the Methodist Church across the street.

      Important note: The Cultural Center 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 puts you onto EAST ALLENDALE ROAD 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 Cultural
      Center is on your 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 the 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 longer than the exit for UPPER
      SADDLE RIVER, but it spares you from 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 just 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 anyone in the area will know, a 7-11
      type store called Elmers. Keep driving west. Do not turn. Turn left
      at the next traffic light onto WEST SADDLE RIVER ROAD. The Cultural
      Center is 1/10 of a mile down the road on your right.


      FROM ROCKLAND COUNTY VIA ROUTE 59:

      ..........Follow ROUTE 59 into Monsey and turn south at the traffic
      light for ROUTE 306 / 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.) 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, is at this corner. Proceed west and turn left at the
      next traffic light onto WEST SADDLE RIVER ROAD. The Cultural Center
      is 1/10 of a mile down the road on your right.

      .......................................-- 2 --


      05/01/12..........Tuesday
      ..........Final Frontier
      ..........Television Discussion Group
      ..........Television Songs, Jingles & Music
      ..........Panera Bread, 8:00 PM
      ..........Ramsey, New Jersey
      ..........Optional Dinner Beforehand
      ..........Grand Buffet, 6:30 PM

      05/03/12..........Thursday
      ..........Infinite Images
      ..........Video Viewing
      ..........H G WELLS' FIRST MEN IN THE MOON
      ..........Webber/De Parto Home, 7:30 PM
      ..........Waldwick, New Jersey

      05/08/12..........Tuesday
      ..........Special Activity
      ..........Panel Discussion
      ..........The Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing
      ..........Free Suffern Library, 7:00 PM
      ..........Suffern, New York
      ...............Participants:
      ...............Bard Bloom. Hank Quense. Linda Zimmermann

      05/09/12..........Wednesday
      ..........Monsters of Horror
      ..........Book Discussion Group
      ..........SANDMAN SLIM
      ..........by Richard Kadrey
      ..........Mystery Site, 8:00 PM
      ..........Contact SFABCPhil

      05/12/12..........Saturday
      ..........Animation Associates, 6:15 PM
      ..........Video: To Be Announced
      ..........Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
      ..........Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

      05/12/12..........Saturday
      ..........Ice Nine, 6:30 PM
      ..........Currently Cool Books, TV, more
      ..........Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
      ..........Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

      05/12/12..........Saturday
      ..........General Meeting, 8:00 PM
      ..........Linda Zimmermann Talk on Bad Science
      ..........Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
      .........Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

      05/15/12..........Tuesday
      ..........Topic Discussion Group
      ..........British Science Fiction
      ..........The Fine Grind Coffee Bar, 8:00 PM
      ..........Little Falls, New Jersey
      ..........Optional Dinner
      ..........Park West Diner, 6:30 PM
      ..........Little Falls, New Jersey

      05/17/12..........Thursday
      ..........YA Fantasy Reads
      ..........HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
      ..........by Dianna Wynne Jones
      ..........Barnes & Noble, 7:30 PM
      ..........Paramus, New Jersey

      05/27/12..........Sunday
      ..........Writers of the Weird
      ..........Author Critique Group
      ..........Webber/De Parto, 4:00 PM
      ..........Waldwick New Jersey

      05/31/12..........Thursday
      ..........Month End Book Discussion
      ..........HUMAN FOR A DAY (Original Anthology)
      ..........edited by Jennifer Brozek & Martin Greenberg
      ..........Mall Food Court, 7:30 PM
      ..........Paramus Park Mall
      ..........Paramus, New Jersey
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