Our annual Holiday Dinner and guest Panel.

We'll begin the evening with food @ 6:30pm.  At 8:00pm our featured
guests, Paul Castiglia & Robert Schneck, will take the stage.  Following
the panel, we'll take a dessert/coffee break and resume with a Q & A
session.  We will have our member favorite - the Swap Table - so bring
any DVDs, books, etc. you no longer want and hope they find a new

*  Please try to let me know what food/beverage item you will be bringing, so I have
an idea of what's needed.  You can either tell me in person at a meeting, or email me
at ambrcs@sfsnnj.com*

From Mr. Castiglia's blog spot: " Paul Castiglia is a veteran comic book creator,
having written and edited several comic books as well as compiling trade
paperback collections. He has also written pop culture articles and essays for
magazine and book publications, and done research for special projects related
to vintage entertainment."  

We welcome the return of guest Robert Schneck to round out the panel.  
Conceived the day Kennedy was assassinated, and born on the anniversary of
Lizzie Borden (allegedly) taking a hatchet to her parents, Paramus native
Robert Damon Schneck spends his life in pursuit of oddities. Whether meeting
victims of alien abduction, spending the night in a haunted cave under a
haunted Civil War battlefield, or stumbling through a rural cemetery in search
of a necrophile’s grave, this natural inclination towards the bizarre, combined
with love of history, has produced a peculiar specialization; the exploration of
strange, mostly forgotten, aspects of American history. His work has appeared in
magazines ranging from Swank to Boy’s Life, he is a regular contributor to the
Fortean Times and other books include The President’s Vampire (Anomalist
2005) and Are You Psychic?(Sterling 2007). Mrs. Wakeman vs. the Antichrist
(Penguin Tarcher, 2014) is his fourth title.

We'll take a coffee/dessert break and resume with a Q & A session with our

When:  Saturday, December 13, 2014

Where:  Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
55 Wyckoff Ave
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Time:  6:30 - 11:00pm
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December - Holiday Fun
This month we enjoy the holidays! We review the year in themes, remember the
antics and look forward to a great year ahead.
  • That's Science Fiction! -  Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (TV movie 1962),
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7pm, Hillsdale Library, Hillsdale, NJ
  • Face the Fiction - Holiday Dinner/Panel w/ Paul Castiglia, Robert
    Schneck, Saturday, December 13, 2014, 6:30pm, Lutheran Church of
    the Redeemer, Ramsey, NJ
  • Suspense Central - NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, Monday, December 8, 2014,
    8pm, Whole Foods Food Court, 300 Bergen Town Center, Paramus, NJ
  • Drawing A Crowd -   Holiday round-up, Wednesday, December 10,
    2014, 7pm, Hawthorne Library, Hawthorne, NJ
  • Films to Come - Movie/TV discussion, Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:30
    pm, Kingsbridge Diner, Mahwah, NJ *PLEASE NOTE
    TIME/DAY/LOCATION CHANGE* We're hoping for an atmosphere
    more conducive for discussion; please pardon location changes while
    we search for a new home for this meeting.
  • Modern Masters -Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes, Friday, DECEMBER
    5, 2014, 8:00pm, Panera, Ramsey, NJ *optional pre-meeting dinner
    from 7-8pm *PLEASE NOTE:  pushed back one week from November*
  • Heroes & Rogues - New journey starting soon, contact Todd at
    heroes@sfsnnj.com for location details/directions
  • Themes of the Fantastic -  will not meet this month due to the holidays

Always free!  Always fun!
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SFSNNJ Official Calendar
SFSNNJ Themes for 2014

January - Death of A Franchise

February - It Came From Hollywood

March - Sophomore Blues?

April - Blood:  Living or Otherwise

May - Shhhh, Who's That Calling My Name?

June - Angel Baby

July - Jurassic Attack!

August - Ciao Italia!

September - What Lurks Beneath

October - When You Have Eliminated the

November - London Calling

December - Uplifting Holiday Treats
SFSNNJ 2014 Face the Fiction Guests & Events

Each month Face the Fiction spotlights a guest
or hosts a special event like Mahwah Bar & Grill
New Year Dinner Meet & Greet and King of
Games Day.  We like to keep thing interesting,
fresh, new and entertaining.

Here is a look at some upcoming Face the Fiction
events, with more to follow soon (waiting on a
few month selections from contacted guests):

January 11, 2014 - Mahwah Bar & Grill New Year

February 8, 2014 - King of Games/Movie
William B Mawhinney Memorial Ambulance Corp.
970 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ
4:00pm - Games
7:30pm - Movie Screening

March 8, 2014 - Panel with Francisco Branco &  
Joshua Palmatier
Well Read Bookstore, Hawthorne, NJ

April 12, 2014 - author Gary Bloom
Well Read Bookstore

May 10, 2014 - Face the Fiction/Medium Screen
Hillsdale Library

June 13, 2014 - Campfire Tales
Well Read Bookstore, Hawthorne, NJ

July 12, 2014 - Special Activity Dinner
Mahwah Bar & Grill, Mahwah, NJ

August  9, 2014 - King of Games Day VI
William B Mawhinney Memorial Ambulance Corp.  
Hawthorne, NJ

September 12, 2014 - Arthur Vincie
September 19, 2014 - Hunter Shea

October 28, 2014 - Robert Schneck
Well Read Bookstore, Hawthorne, NJ

November 14, 2014 - London Calling Readings
Well read Bookstore, Hawthorne, NJ

December 13, 2014 - Holiday Dinner/Guest Panel
with Paul Castiglia & Robert D. Schneck
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Ramsey
SFSNNJ Themes for 2015

January - NY State of Mind

February - The Gunpowder Plot

- Devil Inside

April - They're Baaaack!  The 80's

May - It Came From the Dirt!

June - Revenge

July - Famous People and Their Children

August - Body Counts

September - Superheroes

October - Nightmare Under My Bed

November - Super Science/Mad Scientists

December - Holidays
SFSNNJ Themes for 2016

- Hugo Award Winners

February - Failure to Launch:  Romantic Misfires

March - Spells and Chrome