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Science Fiction Association of Bergen County
March 2003: No, this website is not abandoned! An important announcement about the SFABC
Starship Web Express.....
Science Fiction & Related Clubs in the New York / New Jersey Area
The Science Fiction Association of Bergen County is only one of a
number of groups in the New York Metropolitan Area concerned with one
or more aspects of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and related
fields. A number of our members also belong to other groups,
especially the New Jersey Science Fiction Society, The New York
Science Fiction Society (The Lunarians, Inc.) and the Prydonians of
Information about some of the other groups out there is presented in
the two formats appearing below. If you would like to suggest other
groups for the listing, please forward all pertinent information to
You can contact James LaBarre at
The Science Fiction Association of Bergen County (S.F.A.B.C. )
Hey, it's our webpage; no sense in not plugging ourselves. The S F A B
C has aspects of literary, media, and social fan organizations. As a
literary group, it presents monthly meetings with talks by science
fiction authors, editors, agents and the like; conducts author, book,
and topic discussion groups; and also runs a writers' critique group
for aspiring science fiction writers. As a media group, it runs two
branches of a Star Trek club, The Final Frontier; an
anime group; and a classic video group. As a social group, it runs
a Dungeons & Dragons Game, a monthly special activity outing, and
food and gab diner runs after almost every activity. The monthly
newsletter, The Starship Express, ties everything together.
Contact the Association c/o Philip J. De Parto, 136 Manhattan Avenue,
Waldwick, NJ 07463 (201) 447-3652.
Science Fiction Society -
New Jersey Science Fiction Society, Post Office Box 65, Paramus, NJ
PaulD60258@aol.com. Meets 3rd Saturday of month in Belleville, New
Jersey. Monthly Newsletter, The Intergalactic Reporter. Runs
Barbecon, annual camp out/cook out.
Prynceton - http://members.aol.com/prydonians/home.html
Prydonians of Prynceton, Post Office Box 3194, Princeton, NJ
firstname.lastname@example.org. Meets 1st Saturday of month (usually) in
Public Library of Plainsboro, NJ. Monthly newsletter, The Prydonian
Renegade (12 - 18 pages). Media oriented club.
The Lunarians (The New York Science Fiction Society)
The Lunarians, Inc., Post Office Box 3566, New York, NY 10008-3566.
E-Mail: c/o Robert Rosenberg: HAL-9001
(GEnie) or 73766,267 (CompuServe).
Meets 3rd weekend of month (usually). Runs annual Lunacon
(http://www.lunacon.org/lunacon/) Science Fiction Convention, Donald
A. Wollheim writing scholarship, and Isaac Asimov science award.
The following groups are listed according to their area of interest.
The Jersey Association of Gamers, Post Office Box 167,
Waldwick, New Jersey 07643. Phone: (201) 427 - 8340. Meets twice a
month, once on Saturday, once on Sunday, in Park Ridge, Bergen
County. Emphasis is more on military and board games than on
fantasy role-playing games.
The Garden State Horror
Writers, Post Office Box 178, Beverly, New Jersey 08010.
Phone: (609) 778 - 2159. Website: http://www.para-net.com/~GSHW.
Normally meets on second Saturday of the month in Public Library,
Manalapan, New Jersey. Monthly newsletter, The New Jersey
Graveline. Most meetings have speakers. Organization of aspiring
writers, but not just horror writers..
Science Fiction Conspiracy, c/o Dan Kachoogian, E-Mail: GSSFC@aol.com. Website:
http://members.aol.com/gssfc/club.html. Details about their
meeting place change frequently, so ceck their web page, or call
Dan Kachoogian at (732) 650-1676 for more information.
NYUSFS (New York U Science Fiction Society), c/o Marc
Glasser, Post Office Box 1252, Bowling Green Station, New York
City, 10274. E-Mail:
email@example.com. Long established, large, chaotic assemblege
science fiction fans meets weekly in Manhattan. The "U" stands for
something different each month.
Society for Creative Anachronism (Kingdom of the East), c/o
Susan Gibbons, 1910 Holland Avenue, Utica, NY 13501. Phone: (315)
735 - 2195. The largest and best-known medieval recreationist group
with numerous chapters in the area.
Space Frontier Society of New York, Post Office Box 1985,
Grand Central Station, New York, New York 10163. Phone: (212) 726 -
8000. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly meetings normally held at restaurants in New York on
Sundays often feature guest speakers. Local chapter of national
(Star Fleet): U S S Justice, c/ Edward Tunis III, 31 Keyes
Street, Florham Park, New Jersey 07932. There are lots of Star
Fleet ships in the area. Additional ones will be listed in the
(Terran Empire): I S S Phoenix, c/o Nikki Fury, Post Office
Box 819, New Hampton, New York 10958. Telephone: (914) 355 - 7614;
Meets on second Sunday and fourth Saturday of month.
(Independent): U S S Northstar, c/o Mike Figuroa, Building
295, Jackson Street, Apartment # 1 C, Brooklyn, NY 11211-1637.
There are many ships not aligned with Starfleet which are organized
in the same general manner. Additional ones will be listed in the
(S F A B C) The Final Frontier, c/o The Science Fiction
Association of Bergen County (see S F A B C information above). The
Association organized the Frontier as a different approach to Trek
fandom. There are no military ranks, no officers except a
moderator, no rules and regulations, no one wears uniforms,
salutes, files paperwork (except attendence), there is no
"mission." We simply get together to talk about Star Trek.
The Bergen County Chapter
meets on the second Saturday of the month at 6:00 PM and discusses
some aspect of Trek for an hour and then watches the broadcast
episode of Star Trek: Deep Space 9. The Livingston Chapter meets at
Barnes & Noble on Route 10 West at 7:30 PM on the second Friday
of the month and is spends more time on Babylon 5 and other
science fiction shows.
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