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Membership in the Science Fiction Society of Northern New Jersey is always free of charge, and there are no dues, duties, or
obligations to our members.  All events are completely free and open to the general public thanks to our relationships with generous
host locations.  Just show up and have a good time.
November Events
(event details listed in alphabetical order, full details on group page)

Where There's Smoke There's Fire
This month's theme is Where There's Smoke There's Fire.  In some cases literally - like with dragons
- in other cases, more of a suggestion of impending trouble brewing.
  • Drawing A Crowd -Meeting postponed for November/next meeting December, Wednesday,
    December 13, 2017, 7pm, Hawthorne Library,  Hawthorne, NJ
  • Face the Fiction - No meeting this month.  Next event is Holiday Dinner/Guest Speaker with
    guest Dr. Mark Vogel, December 9, 2017
  • Films to Come - Movie/TV discussion, Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:30 pm, Panera Paramus,
    770 Rt. 17 North, Paramus, NJ
  • Heroes & Rogues - Dragon Age: Dark Before the Dawn, Saturday, November 25, 2017. Please
    contact Todd @ heroes@sfsnnj.com for location, directions, info
  • Modern Masters -23 Years on Fire by Joel Shepherd *PLEASE note date change due to
    Thanksgiving), Thursday, November 30, 2017, 8pm,  Panera Paramus, 770 Rt.17 North,
    Paramus, NJ
  • Suspense Central - The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen Flynn, Monday, November 13, 2017,
    8pm, Panera, 770 Rt. 17 North, Paramus, NJ 07652
  • TSF! - For the Love of Spock (2016), Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 7pm, Hillsdale Library,
    Hillsdale, NJ **please note date change for November**

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SFSNNJ Themes for 2017

January - Follow Up

February - Changing Channels

March - Big Man on Campus

April - When Nature Calls

May - Dress for Success

June - Ghost in the Machine

July - Life....After Life?

August -  Jokes On You

September - Who You Be?  The
Mysterious Stranger

October - That Old Black Magic

November - Where There's Smoke
There's Fire

December - Friends and Lovers
For a month-at-a-glance
calendar of all SFSNNJ events,
click on the meetup icon below
SFSNNJ Face the Fiction Guests & Events

January - New Year Meet & Greet
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 6:30pm

February - King of Games Day
Fulton-Friendship Lodge #102
Park Ridge, NJ
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 3:30pm

March - Cary Grant Double Feature: Bringing Up
Baby & Arsenic and Old Lace
Hillsdale Library
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1:00pm

April - Special Activity Documentary screening of
American Native
Mahwah Library
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2:00pm

May - Take A Break

June - Murder By Death & The Cheap Detective
double feature
Hillsdale Library
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:00pm

July -  Dinner/MB&G
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Mahwah Bar&Grill, 6:30pm
*Special Activity - BarbeCon 2016*
Wawayanda State Park
7/15/16 - 7/18/16, 12:00pm

August - King of Games Day
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 3:00pm
*Special Activity - AFI Hitchcock Awards*
Oradell Library
Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 7:00pm

September - Masters of Science Fiction
(DVD)/Open Readings
Hillsdale Library
Saturday, September 10, 2016

October - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7pm
Hillsdale Library

November - ToyCon NJ
Saturday, November 12 & Sunday November 13, 2016
11/12 -10:00am-5:00pm
11/13 - 9:00am-3:00pm
P.A.L. Building, Parsippany NJ

December - Holiday Dinner/Guest ML Brennan
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 6:30pm
Community Room at Brookdale
Teaneck, NJ
SFSNNJ Upcoming Themes & Events
SFSNNJ Face the Fiction Events

January - New Year Meet & Greet Dinner
Mahwah Bar & Grill
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 6:30pm

February - King of Games Day
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 3:00pm
Fulton-Friendship Lodge
Park Ridge, NJ

March - Outlander TV series Viewing
Hillsdale Library
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7:00pm
Hillsdale, NJ

April - author Hunter Shea
Brookdale Community Room
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6:30pm
Teaneck, NJ

May - No meeting

June - Special Activity free screening Pee-Wee's
Big Adventure (1985)
Hillsdale Library
Monday, June 26, 2017, 7:00pm
Hillsdale, NJ

July - Dinner Get Together
Mahwah Bar & Grill
Saturday, July 14, 2017, 6:30pm
Mahwah, NJ

August - Special Activity: Jack the Ripper A
Lecture by Dr. Mark R. Vogel
Oradell Library
Monday, August 7, 2017, 7:00pm
Oradell, NJ

September - Special Activity:  showing of La
Grande Illusion
Mahwah Museum
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 2:00pm
Mahwah, NJ

October - Special Spooktacular Games &
Halloween Fun
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 6:00pm
Ramsey, NJ

November -

December - Holiday Dinner/Guest Speaker event
Dr. Mark Vogel
Brookdale Community Room
Teaneck, NJ
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 6:00pm
SFSNNJ Themes for 2018

January -
Don't Judge A Book by It's Movie

February - It's the Journey, not the Destination

March - Race Against the Clock

April - Labor Relations

May - Crime Spree

June - What Makes a Monster


August - Don't Make Me Laugh!

December Face the Fiction
Holiday Dinner/Guest Speaker

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Brookdale Community Room
60 Bergen Avenue
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Begin arriving at 6:00pm so dinner can begin promptly at
6:30pm.  Details will be available in full prior to event.
Join us for an evening of food, fun and guest speaker
Dr. Mark R.Vogel.  Festivities begin at 6:00pm

Dr. Mark Vogel:  
Dr. Mark R. Vogel is a clinical psychologist with thirty years of
experience, including working in the NJ penal system where he
performed parole evaluations on hundreds of inmates. He completed
his BA and MA at Montclair State University in NJ, and his
doctorate degree at Yeshiva University in New York City. A Jack
the Ripper researcher, he has made several trips to London, reviewing
original case files, and visiting all of the murder sites and associated
locations.  In 2003 he graduated from the Institute of Culinary
Education in New York City. For ten years he taught cooking classes
and edited cookbooks. He now gives seminars on wine. Since 2002 he
has published 400 articles on food and wine in his column Food For
Thought. His first novel,  Crestwood Lake, a horror mystery, was
published  in  2013.  His most recent novel The Ripper’s Time, is a
historical fiction story about Jack the Ripper. His website is