TWO SEPARATE ITEMS IN THIS POST
- TWO SEPARATE ITEMS IN THIS POST
ITEM NUMBER ONE IS FROM THE SFABC:
THE STARSHIP LOCAL
A NEWSLETTER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION OF BERGEN COUNTY
136 MANHATTAN AVENUE WALDWICK, NJ 07463
PHONE: (201) 447 - 3652
SPECIAL NOTE: MEETING SITE HAS CHANGED
DECEMBER MEETING PREVIEW:
6:00 PM: Holiday Party / Pot Luck Dinner Set Up
7:15 PM: Dinner Served (Hopefully!)
9:00 PM: Video: THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA
You are invited for an evening of good cheer, food and conversation
at the meeting of the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County
on Saturday, December 9, 2006. The event will be held at the United
Methodist Church of Waldwick, 25 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, Bergen
County, New Jersey. This is where we held last year's Holiday Party
and is not our usual meeting site. Directions appear on page two.
HOLIDAY PARTY / POT LUCK DINNER
A minimum of four volunteers are needed at the Church at 6:00 PM to
assist with the set up for the pot luck dinner. For those of you
who are new to the group and unfamiliar with pot luck dinners, the
affair works in this manner: everyone prepares a dish and everyone
shares from the common pot. We hope to have dinner ready for 7:15
PM. Please note that the kitchen facilities are off limits except
for the refrigerator. We will bring a microwave/toaster oven for
We will need main dishes (stews, soups, roasts, pastas, casseroles),
appetizers, side dishes, desserts, beverages, condiments, paper
products, serving utensils, and so on. To avoid duplications,
please advise Phil De Parto of what you intend to bring in advance.
Anyone bringing food is asked to display an index card with the
following information beside their food: your name, the name of the
dish, and a list of ingredients used in preparing the food. This
will allow people with dietary restrictions of a medical or
religious nature to be sure that they can enjoy the fare without any
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 STAR TREK group, four book related discussion groups (one
on a horror monster book, one on a topic, one on a science fiction
classic and one on the entire body of work by a specific author), an
art group, a movie viewing group, a movie discussion group, a group
devoted to ANIME, a writers' critique group for aspiring authors, a
fantasy role-playing game, a special activities group, and other
events. We also produce this newsletter and invite you to visit our
website and our yahoo chat room at:
THE STARSHIP LOCAL Volume 4, Number 12
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.
Directions to Meeting Site:
United Methodist Church of Waldwick
25 Franklin Turnpike
Waldwick, New Jersey 07463
(Entrance in rear of building)
The United Methodist Church of Waldwick is the smaller of two
churches on the Franklin Turnpike in Waldwick, New Jersey near the
Ho-Ho-Kus border. Among the nearby landmarks are Saint Luke's
Catholic Church and Nellie's Place Restaurant on the northbound side
of the Turnpike and Matthews' Diner and the historic Hermitage on
the southbound side. All of these are a little to the south of the
Slightly to the North of the Church are the traffic lights marking
the intersections of Franklin Turnpike and Wyckoff Avenue, and
Franklin Turnpike and Prospect Street. Home Hardware is adjacent to
the Church, and Burger King is a few doors over.
FROM ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND:
Exit ROUTE 17 NORTH at HOLLYWOOD AVENUE, HO-HO-KUS. (This is the
exit after RACE TRACK ROAD). Bear left and drive over the highway.
Continue West on Hollywood Avenue for four blocks until you come to
the traffic light at the junction of HOLLYWOOD and SHERIDAN
AVENUES. Continue west uphill for another two blocks until you come
to a blinking traffic light. Turn right onto Franklin Turnpike
(Route 507). Pass Saint Luke's Church and Nellie's Place on your
right and the Hermitage and Matthews' Diner on your left. The
driveway for the United Methodist Church of Waldwick is just before
the traffic light for Wyckoff Avenue.
FROM ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND:
Exit ROUTE 17 SOUTH at SHERIDAN AVENUE, WALDWICK - HO-HO-KUS. Bear
right (which is Prospect Street) and follow Prospect to the west for
about four blocks to the traffic light. This is the Franklin
Turnpike. There is a gas station, a pharmacy and a restaurant at
this intersection. Turn left onto FRANKLIN TURNPIKE. Drive south
for one block. Continue through the light for WYCKOFF AVENUE,
turning left into second driveway after the light.
FROM GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTHBOUND:
Take exit 163 to ROUTE 17 NORTH, Paramus. This is the third exit
after the Bergen County tolls. Note that the exit is from the left
hand lane. Merge with ROUTE 17. Then follow directions From Route
FROM ROCKLAND COUNTY VIA LOCAL ROADS:
Take Route 59 to its western terminus in Suffern, New York. Turn
left and proceed south along Orange Avenue which becomes the
Franklin Turnpike when it crosses into Mahwah, New Jersey. Continue
south, crossing Route 17 in Ramsey, New Jersey. There is a traffic
light to enter the Interstate Shopping Center just to the south of
the overpass. Continue south, passing three regular and one
blinking traffic light. The next traffic light is Prospect Street
in Waldwick, New Jersey. There is an Eckard Drugs, a Gulf Station,
and a restaurant at three corners of this intersection. Go south to
the next traffic light, Wyckoff Avenue. The church is the next two
driveways after this light on your left.
FROM THE SADDLE RIVER VALLEY CULTURAL CENTER:
Turn right after leaving the driveway and proceed south along East
Saddle River Road. Turn right, heading west on East Allendale
Road. Bear left at the fork in the road and drive under the
highway. Turn left at the next light onto Franklin Turnpike
southbound. Pass one blinking and two regular traffic lights. The
church is just past the second (Wyckoff Avenue) traffic light. Turn
DECEMBER MEETING PREVIEW
Although we much prefer everyone to bring a dish, we know that there
will always be someone who decides to attend at the last minute or
who was unable to prepare something for the meal. These people may
donate $ 5.00 in lieu of food. This is to cover the cost of food
and is separate from the Attendance or Annual Membership fees that
may be due. Note: everyone is expected to contribute food or
equivalent. This includes first time attendees.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ARRIVE AT THE CHURCH WITH YOUR FOOD AT OR
NEAR 7:15 PM. WHEN FOOD ARRIVES HOURS LATE IT SIMPLY GETS DISCARDED!
This is a standard meeting of the Association with the usual
membership, etc. fee structure in place. We require these fees in
addition of the food or money we collect for dinner because the
church and the post office charge us rent, postage, and so on. Call
ahead of time if you need to discuss anything.
Although there will not be a formal program for the evening, we will
offer a mixture of cartoons and a movie in a side room. At 9:00 PM,
we will screen THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA.
The party is being held at the Waldwick Church instead of Upper
Saddle River because the set up of the Pot Luck Dinner is most
easily done at this facility. It is also on a more heavily traveled
road, a consideration for the winter months. Finally, it is only a
couple of blocks from a Stop and Shop which can replenish any
holiday supplies we require at the last minute.
ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE:
Please note that we maintain separate email reminder lists for all
of the monthly activities of the Association. If you would like to
be added to any or all of these lists, please contact the
12/07/06 Thursday Monsters: MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (Film).
Webber/De Parto Residence, 8:00 PM.
Waldwick, New Jersey.
12/09/06 Saturday SFABC General Meeting: Holiday Party.
Doors Open/Food Preparation, 6:00 PM.
Pot Luck Eating, 7:15 PM.
THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA, 9:00 PM.
Waldwick, New Jersey.
12/10/06 Sunday Electronic Writers Workshop.
Herr Residence, 4:00 PM.
Caldwell, New Jersey.
12/13/06 Wednesday That's SF, Part 2!: HERCULES.
Webber/De Parto Residence, 7:30 PM.
Waldwick, New Jersey.
12/25/06 Monday Special Activity: Holiday Hang Out.
Webber/De Parto Residence, 3:00 PM.
Waldwick, New Jersey.
12/29/06 Friday Month End Book: ASYLUM by Paul Witcover.
Paramus Park Food Court, 7:30 PM.
Paramus, New Jersey.
12/31/06 Sunday Writers' Critique Group.
Webber/De Parto Residence, 4:00 PM.
Waldwick, New Jersey.
END OF ITEM FROM SFABC
OUR GROUP, NEW_JERSEY_SCIENCE_FICTION_FANS IS DESCRIBED BELOW:
NEW_JERSEY_SCIENCE_FICTION_FANS is for everyone 21 or older.
Younger fans should find another club.
NEW_JERSEY_SCIENCE_FICTION_FANS Wants you! Please introduce yourself
when you join and periodically as new members keep joining. We plan
to get together at restaurants and to go to movies. All of the
restaurants we want to go to will be non-smoking restaurants in New
Jersey. All of the movies we want to see will be Science Fiction
movies. We will see them in movie theaters and if people are kind
enough, on people's home VCRs, or DVD players, for the
technologically advanced among us. We will NEVER charge money for
any of our events. Everything will be strictly Dutch Treat. Buy your
own movie tickets. Buy your own meals at Restaurants. Hopefully a
typical event would involve going to a Science Fiction Movie and
then to a Restaurant to discuss the movie we just saw. We also hope
to go individually or as a group to any other worthwhile events
people may know of in New Jersey. If we go to someone's home, bring
your own potluck yummies to munch on. No money changes hands. Please
do post your ideas for club events. Email attachments are not
permitted Please feel free to discuss science fiction books and
stories you have read, or written, your favorite authors, favorite
science fiction movies or TV shows, etc. in person and via email or
at the web site Please do come to events. Escape From Your Computer!
All of our events will be both Smoke-Free and Feline-Free for the
cat allergy victims amongst us. So if you let us use your home for
an event make sure it is both Smoke-Free and Feline Free. No drugs
or booze will be allowed at any of our club events. Why should you
join an organization that would have someone like you as a member?
Well, half of success in life is just showing up on time. Show up
here at the web site, or via email, and especially, in person, in
real life, at our events, and find out.. This club is for everyone
21 or older. Younger fans should find another club.
Please also be sure to join BOTH of the two lively science fiction
listed immediately below, BOTH of which regularly have real life
science fiction events.
THE SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION OF BERGEN COUNTY
136 MANHATTAN AVENUE WALDWICK, NEW JERSEY 07463
PHONE: (201) 447 3652
Science Fiction Society of Northern NJ
Please be sure to join our group
NEW_JERSEY_SCIENCE_ FICTION_FANS- subscribe@ yahoogroups. com
We will be discussing Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Jewish
Fantasy and Science Fiction
by Jack Dann
Wandering Stars ed. Jack M. Dann (Harper & Row, 1974, hc)
Why Me? Isaac Asimov in
On Venus, Have We Got a Rabbi William Tenn nv *
The Golem Avram Davidson ss F&SF Mar `55
Unto the Fourth Generation Isaac Asimov ss F&SF Apr `59
Look, You Think You've Got Troubles Carol Carr ss Orbit 5, ed.
Damon Knight, G.P. Putnam's, 1969
Goslin Day Avram Davidson ss Orbit 6, ed. Damon Knight, G.P.
The Dybbuk of Mazel Tov IV Robert Silverberg ss *
Trouble with Water Horace L. Gold ss Unknown Mar `39
Gather Blue Roses Pamela Sargent ss F&SF Feb `72
The Jewbird Bernard Malamud ss The Reporter Apr 11 `63
Paradise Last George Alec Effinger nv *
Street of Dreams, Feet of Clay Robert Sheckley nv Galaxy
Jachid and Jechidah Isaac Bashevis Singer ss, 1961
I'm Looking for Kadak Harlan Ellison nv *
Ellison's Grammatical Guide and Glossary for Goyim Harlan
Evise, the Zsouchmoid Tim Kirk il
More Wandering Stars ed. Jack M. Dann (Doubleday, 1981, hc); An
Anthology of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction
Introduction: The Hebrew Source Isaac Asimov in
Tauf Aleph Phyllis Gotlieb nv *
Leviticus: In the Ark Barry N. Malzberg ss Epoch, ed. Roger
Elwood & Robert Silverberg, Berkley, 1975
Warm, Dark Places Horace L. Gold ss Unknown Oct `40
A Lamed Wufnik Mel Gilden ss F&SF Dec `75
Isaiah Barry N. Malzberg ss Fantastic Sep `73
Dress Rehearsal Harvey Jacobs ss F&SF Jul `74
Forcing the End Hugh Nissenson ss In the Reign of Peace, 1969
The Last Demon Isaac Bashevis Singer; trans. by Martha Glicklich
& Cecil Hemley ss Short Friday, 1964
The Mazel Tov Revolution Joe W. Haldeman ss Analog Sep `74
The Scrolls Woody Allen ss The New Republic
The Pagan Rabbi Cynthia Ozick nv The Hudson Review, 1966
The Celestial Orchestra Howard Schwartz ss, 1980
Camps Jack M. Dann nv F&SF May `79
Mom Harlan Ellison nv Silver Foxes Aug `76
Disciples Gardner R. Dozois ss Penthouse Dec `81
at some upcoming
events Stay tuned for details of when and where these discussions