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

      ..........................JULY MEETING PREVIEW:
      ............................Saturday, July 14, 2012

      ...................7:00 PM: Currently Cool (Ice Nine)
      .............8:00 PM: Polly Shulman, Young Readers Author



      ..........The General Meeting of the Science Fiction Association
      of Bergen County will again be held at Barnes & Noble, 1
      Riverside Square, The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, New
      Jersey 07601 (201) 488 - 8037 on Saturday, July 14, 2012
      at 8:00 PM.

      ..........It's a chance to see your friends or make new ones, to
      meet an interesting author, and it's an air-conditioned bookstore.
      What more could you ask for?

      ..........Parking near the store is a matter of luck, so we recommend
      that you allow extra time to find a space and/or target the more
      distant areas of the parking lot from the outset.


      PRE MEETING ACTIVITY:

      ..........Our Ice Nine discussion of currently cool books, movies,
      television, comics and more will be held before the General Meeting
      and will start at 7:00 PM, a half hour later than usual. This will be
      our only pre meeting event. Our pre meeting videos will resume in
      October.

      POLLY SHULMAN, YOUNG READERS' AUTHOR

      ..........Polly Shulman is the author of a contemporary mainstream
      YA (teen) novel, ENTHUSIASM. She has also written the Middle
      Grade (tween) fantasy book, THE GRIMM LEGACY. A sequel, THE
      WELLS BEQUEST, will be out next year.

      ..........Ms Shulman majored in mathematics at Yale University. She
      is an editor at SCIENCE magazine and has written for THE NEW YORK
      TIMES, DISCOVER, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, ARCHEOLOGY and
      other publications.

      ..........More information can be found at: http://www.pollyshulman.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 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 7...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.


      Directions to Meeting Site:

      Barnes & Noble Booksellers
      1 Riverside Square
      The Shops at Riverside
      Route 4 West at Hackensack Avenue North
      Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
      (201) 488 - 8037


      Barnes & Noble is at the southwest corner of the mall, near the
      crossing of Route 4 with Hackensack Avenue. Parking is very difficult
      to come by near the store. It is instead recommended that you park in
      the parking decks behind the Mall. The Shops at Riverside is 4 miles
      west of the George Washington Bridge and 3.5 miles east of the
      intersection of Routes 4 and 17. Note: The Shops at Riverside was
      formerly known as the Riverside Square Mall.



      FROM ROUTE 17 NORTH/SOUTH:

      Travel Route 17 into Paramus. Follow the signs to Route 4 East / New
      York. Proceed east for 3 miles. Exit at second Hackensack Avenue
      exit, Hackensack Avenue North. Drive over highway overpass and
      immediately get into right lane. Turn right into mall at traffic
      light. Bear right.



      FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTHBOUND:

      Take Exit 161 to Route 4 East. This is the second of two closely
      spaced exits just past the Bergen County toll plaza. Follow
      directions From Route 17.



      FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY SOUTHBOUND:

      Take Exit 163 to Route 17 South. Follow directions From Route 17.



      FROM MANHATTAN VIA BUS FROM PORT AUTHORITY 41ST STREET / 8TH AVENUE:

      NJ Transit Bus # 165 has two routes. Depending on route, either:

      A) Get off at Kinderkamack Road and Main Street in River Edge. Take
      a right onto Main Street and then a right on Hackensack Avenue. Walk
      a few blocks. The Shops at Riverside will be on your left.

      or:

      B) Get off at Route 4 and Hackensack Avenue. Walk to Hackensack
      Avenue, with Riverside on your right. Take a left. You will see The
      Shops at Riverside.



      FROM MANHATTAN VIA THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE BUS TERMINAL:

      Take New Jersey Transit Bus # 171 and get off at Route 4 and
      Hackensack Avenue. Follow (B) directions from Port Authority 41st
      Street.



      FROM MANHATTAN VIA THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE VIA CAR:

      Follow signs for Route 4 West and drive about 4 miles. Take first
      Hackensack Avenue exit (north). There is an entrance to the mall on
      the exit ramp. If you overshoot it, make right into mall at first
      traffic light.



      FROM ROCKLAND COUNTY:

      Follow either Route 17 South or the Garden State Parkway South and
      utilize directions appearing above. Another option is to take the
      Palisades Parkway South, turning off onto Route 9 W South in Fort Lee
      at the last exit in New Jersey. Proceed south until entrance to Route
      4 West. Then follow directions From George Washington Bridge Via Car.



      DATES AT A GLANCE:

      JULY 2012

      07/03/12..........Tuesday
      ..........Final Frontier
      ..........Television Discussion Group
      ..........Villains & Other Ne'er Do Wells
      ..........Panera Bread, 8:00 PM
      ..........Ramsey, New Jersey
      ..........Optional Dinner Beforehand
      ..........Panera Bread, 6:30 PM

      07/05/12..........Thursday
      ..........Infinite Images
      ..........Video Viewing
      ..........THE LATHE OF HEAVEN
      ..........Webber / De Parto Residence, 7:30 PM
      ..........Waldwick, New Jersey

      07/11/12..........Wednesday
      ..........Monsters of Horror
      ..........Book Discussion Group
      ..........CHASING THE MOON
      ..........by A Lee Martinez
      ..........Barnes & Noble Cafe, 8:00 PM
      ..........West Nyack, New York

      07/14/12..........Saturday
      ..........Ice Nine, 7:00 PM
      ..........Currently Cool Books, TV, more
      ..........Barnes & Noble Bookseller
      ..........The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, New Jersey

      07/14/12..........Saturday
      ..........General Meeting, 8:00 PM
      ..........Polly Shulman, YA Fantasy Author
      ..........Barnes & Noble Booksellers
      ..........The Shops at Riversde, Hackensack, New Jersey

      07/17/12..........Tuesday
      ..........Topic Discussion Group
      ..........Dreams & Nightmares
      ..........The Fine Grind Coffee Bar, 8:00 PM
      ..........Little Falls, New Jersey
      ..........Optional Dinner
      ..........Park West Diner, 6:30 PM
      ..........Little Falls, New Jersey

      07/19/12..........Thursday
      ..........YA Fantasy Reads
      ..........THE WEE FREE MEN
      ..........by Terry Pratchett
      ..........Barnes & Noble, 7:30 PM
      ..........Paramus, New Jersey

      07/21/12..........Saturday
      ..........Special Activity
      ..........Video Afternoon
      ..........Before They Were Famous
      ..........Webber / De Parto Residence, 2:00 PM
      ..........Waldwick, New Jersey

      07/29/12..........Sunday
      ..........Writers of the Weird
      ..........Author Critique Group
      ..........Alama / Cunneen Residence, 3:00 PM
      ..........Rutherford, New Jersey

      07/31/12..........Thursday
      ..........Month End Book Discussion
      ..........AWAKENINGS
      ..........by Edward Lazellari
      ..........Mall Food Court, 7:30 PM
      ..........Paramus Park Mall
      ..........Paramus, New Jersey
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