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imagination lives!  Always free, always fun!
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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.
    September Events (event details listed in alphabetical order, full details on group page)

This month's theme is Revisit.  We revisit the authors, movies, TV series, and other topics that we've
enjoyed in the past and look at what's going on with them now.  Updates, cancellations, additions...
should be fun.

  • Drawing A Crowd - Revisit favorites, Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 7pm, Hawthorne
    Library,  Hawthorne, NJ  
  • Face the Fiction -Masters of Science Fiction (DVD) & Open Readings, Saturday, September 10,
    2016, 1:00pm,Hillsdale Library, Hillsdale, NJ
  • Films to Come - Movie/TV discussion, Friday, September 16, 2016, 7:30 pm, Panera Paramus,  
    Paramus, NJ
  • Heroes & Rogues -    Dragon Age: Dark Before the Dawn, Saturday, September 24, 2016.
    Please contact Todd @ heroes@sfsnnj.com for location, directions, info
  • Modern Masters -   The Cinder Spires:  The Aeronauts Windlass by Jim Butcher, Thursday,
    September 22, 2016, 8pm,  Panera Paramus, 770 Rt.17 North, Paramus, NJ *NOTE LOCATION
  • Suspense Central -   Uprooted by Naomi Novik, Monday, September 12, 2016, 8pm, Panera, 770
    Rt. 17 North, Paramus, NJ 07652
  • Themes of the Fantastic - Revisit genre favorites, Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:00pm, Wayne
    Library, Wayne, NJ
  • TSF! -  Sharknado 3 (2015), Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:00pm, Hillsdale Library, Hillsdale, NJ

Always free!  Always fun!
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*To see full details about the events below,
click on the meetup box to the right*
SFSNNJ Themes for 2016

- Hugo Award Winners

February - Failure to Launch:  Romantic Misfires

March - Spells and Chrome

April - What If?

May - Anonymous

June - Mystery/Who Dunnit

July - Gone But Not Forgotten

August -  Asia

September - Revisit

October - Halloween

November - Heaven & Earth

December - Holidays
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
Mahwah Bar & Grill
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 -

November -

December - Holiday Dinner/Guest
SFSNNJ Upcoming Themes & Events
Our next Face the Fiction....
Masters of Science Fiction (DVD) and Readings

Join us for a fun event and favorite - Open Readings - with a DVD viewing of Masters of Science
Fiction to start things off.

We will begin the afternoon with Masters of Science Fiction (DVD).  Hosted by Professor Stephen
Hawking, Masters of Science Fiction contains celebrated short stories from the world's most highly
regarded science fiction writers.

"From the very beginning, we have struggled to understand time, matter and the infinite universe; who we are,
where we are headed, and if we are alone. Great minds — and some of the genre’s most legendary writers and
directors — have now imagined the most wonderful and terrifying answers to these questions. Join host Professor
Stephen Hawking for these six expeditions into the outer realms of scientific imagination, starring such award-
winning actors as Sam Waterston, Judy Davis, Anne Heche, Malcolm McDowell, Clifton Collins Jr., Terry O’Quinn,
Elisabeth Röhm, John Hurt, Sean Astin, James Denton, Brian Dennehy, James Cromwell and more.This collection
features all six episodes of the acclaimed series, including the two ‘lost’ episodes — Little Brother and Watchbird
— never broadcast during its original network run."

The afternoon will begin with a viewing of episodes Masters of Science Fiction, a series adapting
science-fiction stories by well-known authors into 60 minute episodes, introduced by renowned
physicist Stephen Hawking. Stories filmed included those of science fiction authors Robert
Heinlein & Robert Sheckley, historical novelist Howard Fast and mystery novelist Walter Mosley,
and starring some genre favorites.

We will view:  Season 1, Episode 4: The Discarded
Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Based on a short story by seven-time Hugo Award winner, three-time Nebula Award winner and
Science Fiction Grand Master Laureate Harlan Ellison ("A Boy and His Dog," "Star Trek"). Story of
despised minorities forever adrift in the darkness of outer space. As a last resort born out of their
loneliness and despair they are forced to make an ominous pact with those responsible for their
plight, in the hope that they will finally be offered refuge at home on Earth.

*Next episode will be viewer’s choice.
*  Following the viewing, we will have readings performed
by group members.  The selection is reader’s choice and can be a quote, short story, paragraph
or original work.  If you prefer not to read, you can enjoy the selections.  

Dining will follow the event.

When:  Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time:  1-4pm
Where:  Hillsdale Library (downstairs viewing room)