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

When Nature Calls
When nature calls.  Druids share a belief in the fundamentally spiritual nature of life.  Native American
religion tends to focus around nature:  landscape, animals, plants, and other environmental elements
play a major role.  In some stories nature literally calls - i.e. the full moon calls to the werewolf.  Hunger
calls to the Wendigo.  Nature and weather.  Nature and its impact literally, figuratively and in genre.
  • Drawing A Crowd -Nature in comics, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 7pm, Hawthorne Library,  
    Hawthorne, NJ
  • Face the Fiction - Author Hunter Shea, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6:30pm, Brookdale Community
    Room, Teaneck, NJ
  • Films to Come - Movie/TV discussion, Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 pm, Panera Paramus, 770 Rt.
    17 North, Paramus, NJ
  • Heroes & Rogues - Dragon Age: Dark Before the Dawn, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Please contact
    Todd @ heroes@sfsnnj.com for location, directions, info
  • Modern Masters -  Fifth Season by NK Jemison, Thursday, April 27, 2017, 8pm,  Panera Paramus,
    770 Rt.17 North, Paramus, NJ
  • Suspense Central -  Hounded by Kevin Hearner, Monday, April 10, 2017, 8pm, Panera, 770 Rt. 17
    North, Paramus, NJ 07652
  • Themes of the Fantastic - No meeting this month due to library event (returns May 23)
  • TSF! - Gorgo (1961) - MST3000 version, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7pm, Hillsdale Library, Hillsdale, NJ



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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
2016

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
1:00pm-4:00pm


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 -

July - Dinner Get Together

August - Games, Games, Games

September -

October -

November -

December - Holiday Dinner/Guest Speaker event
Face the Fiction....
Author Hunter Shea


"Hunter Shea is the product of a misspent childhood watching scary movies, reading
forbidden books and wishing Bigfoot would walk past his house. He doesn’t just write about
the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and
experiences them for himself. Hunter’s novels can even be found on display at the
International Cryptozoology Museum. His video podcast, Monster Men, is one of the most
watched horror podcasts in the world. He’s a bestselling author of over 13 (lucky number!)
books, all of them written with the express desire to quicken heartbeats and make spines
tingle. Living with his wonderful family and two cats, he’s happy to be close enough to New
York City to gobble down Gray’s Papaya hotdogs when the craving hits."

Join us for a fun and entertaining night with author Hunter Shea.  Hunter will discuss his
books The Jersey Devil and We Are Always Watching, discuss his podcast and more.  Get
ready for a unique experience.

When:  Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time:  6:30pm
Where:  Brookdale Community room, 60 Bergen Ave., Teaneck, NJ 07666

We Are Always Watching:  They’ve watched over the house for generations…
Grandpa Abraham is a drunk bastard and the living embodiment of the long neglected farmhouse. He claims the place
is haunted. Ghosts roam the hall at night and their muffled cries fill the silence of warm, summer nights.
Dark secrets are buried deep, and there are Guardians who want to keep it that way...they are always watching.

The Jersey Devil:  Everyone knows the legend of the Jersey Devil. Some believe it is an abomination of nature, a
hybrid winged beast from hell that stalks the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey searching for prey. Others believe it
is a hoax, a campfire story designed to scare children. But one man knows the truth . . .
THE DEVIL AWAKES