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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.
August Events
(event details listed in alphabetical order, full details on group page)

Jokes On You
This month's theme is Jokes On You.  Sometimes you're aware you're the punchline of the joke and
go along with it...then there's being the punchline of a joke you have no idea is about you.  Smile....
you might be on candid camera
  • Drawing A Crowd -Jokes On You, Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 7pm, Hawthorne Library,  
    Hawthorne, NJ
  • Face the Fiction -Special Activity: Jack the Ripper A Lecture by Dr. Mark R. Vogel, Monday,
    August 7, 2017, 7:00pm, Oradell Library, 375 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ
  • Films to Come - Movie/TV discussion, Friday, August 18, 2017, 7:30 pm, Panera Paramus,
    770 Rt. 17 North, Paramus, NJ
  • Heroes & Rogues - Dragon Age: Dark Before the Dawn, Saturday, August 26, 2017. Please
    contact Todd @ heroes@sfsnnj.com for location, directions, info
  • Modern Masters -The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 8pm,  Panera
    Paramus, 770 Rt.17 North, Paramus, NJ
  • Suspense Central -  The Clown Service by Guy Adams, Monday, August 14, 2017, 8pm,
    Panera, 770 Rt. 17 North, Paramus, NJ 07652
  • TSF! - Batman: the Killing Joke (2016), Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7pm, Hillsdale Library,
    Hillsdale, NJ

Always free!  Always fun!
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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
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 - 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 -

October -

November -

December - Holiday Dinner/Guest Speaker event
August Special Activity

MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017 AT 7 P. M.
Oradell Library
375 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ

The Jack the Ripper Murders by Dr. Mark R. Vogel

Psychologist Dr. Mark R. Vogel is presenting his lecture on the Jack the
Ripper murders form a psychological point of view.

Dr. Mark R. Vogel is a clinical psychologist with thirty years of experience.
He previously worked in the state prison system where he performed
psychological evaluations on hundreds of inmates. Currently he works for
the New Jersey VA Hospital where he treats war veterans suffering from
PTSD.  His second novel, The Ripper’s Time was published in 2017. His first
novel, Crestwood Lake, a horror mystery, was published last year. He also
writes a food and wine column called Food For Thought. His website is

Jack the Ripper: A Mystery of Mysteries Jack the Ripper is one of the most
infamous serial murder cases in the world. Set in the horrendous slums of
eastern London in 1888, five women, possibly more, all impoverished
prostitutes, were viciously slayed. Strangled, slashed, and often
disemboweled, the heinous crimes rocked London to its core. The unknown
assailant, like a phantom in the night, committed his grisly tasks and
vanished without ever being caught. The identity of Jack the Ripper is by far
the most beguiling aspect of the murders. But within this mystery are
countless other mysteries. Was he a doctor? Why did he keep some of the
victim’s organs? Are the famous Ripper letters authentic or a hoax? How
was he able to commit the murders without being caught? Did he have an
accomplice? Why did he stop killing? The entire story will be discussed via a
PowerPoint presentation, with then and now photos, by Dr. Mark R. Vogel, a
clinical psychologist who has studied the case, reviewed original police
files, and visited the murder sites himself.