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Science Fiction Association of Bergen County

Meeting Programs of the S.F.A.B.C.


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The idea of a monthly meeting with a presentation by someone, usually a professional, in the science fiction, fantasy, horror or related fields, is central to the organization of the Association. A listing of past meeting dates and guest speakers appears below. We list the position that the guest held at the time of the event. Many past speakers, especially editors, are no longer with the same company or in the same position.


Links to meetings for these years:

1998 -- 1997 -- 1996 -- 1995 -- 1994 -- 1993 -- 1992 -- 1991 -- 1990

1989 -- 1988 -- 1987 -- 1986 -- 1985 -- 1984


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 December 12, 1998    Radio host Jim Freund (Hour of the Wolf)



 

 November 11, 1998    Mark & Evelyn Leeper on SF Films

 

 

 October 10, 1998     Worldcon Costuming Slide Show by John Upton

                      Astronomy Talk by Paul Delleciaie

       

       

 September 12, 1998   Author Jeffrey Ford

 

 

 August 8, 1998       Dinner at the Peking Duck House

                      The B Files: Laundry Day



       

 July 11, 1998        Author Susan Garrett

 

 

 June 13, 1998        Author Michael Flynn

 



 May 9, 1998          (guest cancelled due to illness)





 April 11, 1998       Editor Stephen Saffel





 March 14, 1998       Filmmaker/Publisher Ted Bohus





 February 14, 1998    Writer/Publisher Cynthia Soroka





 January 10, 1998     Literary agent Luciene Diver









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 December 13, 1997    Mark Shoulson of the Klingon Language Institute



 

 November 8, 1997     Fantasy Writer Gayle Greeno





 October 11, 1997     Editor John Douglas





 September 13, 1997   Author/Editor Josepha Sherman





 August 9, 1997       Dinner at the Peking Duck House

                      Presentation by Artist Stephen Youll





 July 12, 1997        Fantasy writer Paula Volsky





 June 14, 1997        Mark Smith and Perry Harovas of Digital Drama





 May 10, 1997         Editor/writer/critic Kathryn Cramer





 April 12, 1997       Horror writer Paul Stark





 March 15, 1997       Keith De Candido - Talk by Byron Preiss Editor and

                      Author





 February 8, 1997     Amy Goldschlager - Talk by Avon Books Editorial

                      Assistant





 January 11, 1997     Association Business Meeting -- (Unprogrammed

                      Meeting)

                      Tony Tellado Talk on Sci-Fi Talk Radio Show

                      Linda Zimmermann Talk on Comets









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 December 9, 1996     Holiday Dinner and Party (guest cancelled)





 November 9, 1996     The B-Files



                      Executive Producer and Writer Buddy Scalera,

                      Director Mike Stranieri, Lead Actress Nikki

                      Wooster, Lead Actor and Co-Scriptwriter Mikey

                      Fasolo, and Production Assistant/Stage

                      Manager/Actress Amy So.





 October 12, 1996     Editor/Writer Jeff Gomez and colorist Chrysula

                      Artemis of Acclaim Comics





 September 14, 1996   Anne Lesley Groell -- Talk by Science-Fiction

                      Author & Editor





 August 10, 1996      Dinner at the Peking Duck House



                      Screening: Starship Down, an episode of Star Trek,

                      Deep Space 9



                      Talk by Screenwriters David Mack and John Ordover





 July 13, 1996        Author Al Sarrantonio





 June 8, 1996         Science-Fiction Editor Betsy Mitchell





 May 11, 1996         Author William Mc Cay





 April 13, 1996       Donato Giancola -- Slide Show by Science Fiction

                      Illustrator





 March 9, 1996        Martha Millard -- Talk by SF & Other Literary Agent





 February 10, 1996    Tony Daniel -- Talk by Science Fiction Writer





 January 13, 1996     Association Business Meeting -- (Unprogrammed

                      Meeting)





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  December 9, 1995    Holiday Dinner & Party

                      (Guest Cancelled)





  November 11, 1995   Greg Cox

                      Talk by Tor Books Editor and S F Writer





  October 14, 1995    Charles Pellegrino

                      Talk by Science Fiction / Science Fact Author





  September 9, 1995   Toni Weisskopf

                      Talk & Slide Show by Baen Books Editor





  August 8, 1995      Steve Warnek, Star Trek Scriptwriter

                      Talk & Screening of DS9 Episode: "The Abandoned"





  July 8, 1995        Lonny Buinis, Talk & Space FX Video

                      Richard Factor, Talk:  The S.E.T.I. League

                      Linda Zimmermann, Talk:  Bad Astronomy





  June 10, 1995       John Del Gaizo

                      Talk by Tor Books Advertising/Promotions Manager





  May 13, 1995        Tricia Sullivan

                      Talk by Science Fiction Author





  April 8, 1995       Doris Vallejo

                      Talk & Reading by Fantasy Writer





  March 11, 1995      Ted Bohus, Horror Movie Producer & Director

                      Talk/Screening:  Vampire Vixens from Venus





  February 11, 1995   Jeffrey Dunn

                      Talk by Science Fiction Writer





  January 14, 1995    Leora Baeder, Castles of England Slide Show

                      Amazing Science Fiction & Horror Trivia Game







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  December 10, 1994   Holiday Dinner & Party

                      Talk by Folklorist Jack Rushings





  November 12, 1994   Michael O'Hare

                      Talk by Babylon 5 Actor





  October 8, 1994     David Stevenson

                      Talk & Slide Show by Del Rey Books Art Director





  September 10, 1994  Susan Wright

                      Talk by Star Trek Book Author





  August 13, 1994     Anthony Tellado:  Sci-Fi Talk

                      Readings by Club Members

                      (Guest Cancelled)





  July 9, 1994        Bruce Jensen

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator

                      John Upton

                      Slide Show by Convention Costume Photographer





  June 11, 1994       Laura Anne Gilman

                      Talk by Ace Books Editor





  May 14, 1994        Peter Rubie

                      Talk by Literary Agent and Writer





  April 9, 1994       Gerard Case



                      Talk by Amateur Paleontologist





  March 12, 1994      Elisa DeCarlo

                      Talk & Reading by Fantasy Writer





  February 12, 1994   MEETING CANCELLED

                      (Inclement Weather)





  January 8, 1994     Ten Year Anniversary of S F A B C !

                      David Mattingley

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator







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  December 11, 1993   Holiday Dinner & Party

                      Talk by Inventor Philip Anderson





  November 13, 1993   Steve Hickman

                      Slide Show & Talk by Science Fiction Illustrator





  October 9, 1993     Star Trek Panel

                      John Betancourt, Star Trek Book Writer

                      Margaret Bonanno, Star Trek Book Writer

                      William McCay, Star Trek Book Writer

                      Screening:  Star Wreck, Commotion Picture





  September 11, 1993  Ric Meyers

                      Talk by Horror Writer / Film Reviewer





  August 14, 1993     Andrew Porter

                      Talk by Science Fiction Chronicle Editor





  July 10, 1993       Peter Scanlon

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  June 12, 1993       James Mac Donald

                      Talk by Science Fiction Writer





  May 8, 1993         Rolfe Kanefsky, Horror Movie Producer



                      Talk & Screening:  There's Nothing Out There





  April 10, 1993      Nancy Collins

                      Talk & Reading by Horror Writer





  March 13, 1993      MEETING CANCELLED

                      (Inclement Weather)





  February 13, 1993   John Ordover

                      Talk by Pocket Books Star Trek Editor





  January 9, 1993      Celia S Friedman

                       Talk by Science Fiction Writer







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  December 12, 1992   MEETING CANCELLED

                      Inclement Weather





  November 14, 1992   Thomas Kidd

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  October 10, 1992    Jeanne Cavelos

                      Talk by Dell Abyss Horror Editor





  September 12, 1992  Michael Kandel

                      Talk by Science Fiction Writer/Editor





  August 8, 1992      Astronomy Programs in Lyndhurst, New Jersey

                      Lonny Buinis (Trailside Planetarium)

                      Kevin Conad (Newark Planetarium)





  July 11, 1992       Nicholas Jainschigg

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  June 13, 1992       Space Program Presentations

                      William Engfer, Space Frontier Society

                      Bobbie Smith, NASA Librarian





  May 9, 1992         Barbara Hare

                      Talk & Demo by Medievalist/Game Master





  April 11, 1992      Bryn Barnard

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  March 14, 1992      Susan Palwick

                      Talk & Reading by Science Fiction Writer





  February 8, 1992    Ginjer Buchanan

                      Talk by Ace Books Editor





  January 11, 1992    Katina Strauch

                      Talk by Horror Writer







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  December 7, 1991    Denise Little

                      Talk by Barnes & Noble Science Fiction Buyer





  November 9, 1991    Lissanne Lake

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Artist





  October 12, 1991    Shelly Shapiro

                      Talk by Del Rey Books Editor





  September 14, 1991  Bruce Coville

                      Talk & Storytelling by Young Adult Author





  August 10, 1991     MEETING CANCELLED

                      Informal Dinner at Bambei Restaurant





  July 13, 1991       Romas Kukalis

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  June 8, 1991        MEETING CANCELLED

                      Informal Dinner at Khan's Mongolian Barbecue





  May 11, 1991        P M Griffin

                      Talk by Science Fiction Writer





  April 15, 1991      Carol Chase

                      Talk by Fantasy Writer





  March 23, 1991      Mary Elizabeth Allen

                      Talk by Fantasy Writer/Editor







  February 9, 1991    Margaret Bonanno

                      Talk by Science Fiction & Star Trek Book Writer





  January 12, 1991    Lawrence Schwinger

                      Talk by Science Fiction Illustrator







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  December 8, 1990    Holiday Dinner & Party

                      Talk by Literary Agent Donald Maass





  November 10, 1990   Constance Ash

                      Talk by Fantasy Writer





  October 13, 1990    Janna Silverstein

                      Talk by Bantam Spectra Editor





  September 8, 1990   Patricia Morrissey

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  August 11, 1990     Indoor Picnic (due to rain), Upper Saddle River

                      Talk & Reading by Fantasy Writer Esther Friesner





  July 14, 1990       Claudia Peck

                      Talk & Reading by Fantasy Writer





  June 9, 1990        MEETING CANCELLED





  May 12, 1990        Joseph De Vito

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  April 14, 1990      Brendan & Robin Faulkner, Horror Movie Makers

                      Screening & Talk:  The Killer Dead





  March 10, 1990      Terry Bisson

                      Talk by Science Fiction Writer





  February 10, 1990   Robin Hardy, Talk by Cloverdale Press Packager

                      Ellen Steiber, Talk by Cloverdale Press Packager





  January 13, 1990    Vickie Poyser

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator







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  December 9, 1989    Holiday Dinner & Party

                      Talk by Video Dealer Joe & Su Braviak





  November 11, 1989   Talk by Comic Writer Louise Simonson

                      Talk by Comic Artist/Writer Walter Simonson





  October 14, 1989    Panel:  "Humorous Fantasy:



                      Peter David, Fantasy Writer

                      Marvin Kaye, Fantasy Writer





  September 9, 1989   A C Farley

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  August 12, 1989     Indoor Picnic (due to rain), Upper Saddle River

                      Baen Books Talk

                      Jim Baen, Baen Books Editor

                      Toni Weisskopf, Baen Books Editor





  July 8, 1989        Dinner at Stanton's Steak House

                      Talk by Douglas Murray, Writer & Collector

                      Talk by Pamela Murray, Artist





  June 10, 1989       Picnic in Dunkerhook Park, Paramus, New Jersey

                      (Unprogrammed Event)





  May 13, 1989        Panel:  "Favorite Scenes in Science Fiction"

                      Ginjer Buchanan, Ace Books Editor

                      Sharon Green, Science Fiction Writer

                      David Nighbert, Science Fiction Writer

                      James Warhola, Science Fiction Artist





  April 8, 1989       Sharon Jarvis

                      Talk by Science Fiction Literary Agent





  March 11, 1989      Doris Egan

                      Talk by Science Fiction Writer





  February 11, 1989   Matthew Costello

                      Talk by Horror Writer / Game Reviewer





  January 14, 1989    Marcia Marshall

                      Talk by Atheneum Books Editor







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  December 10, 1988   Holiday Dinner & Party

                      (Guest Cancelled)





  November 12, 1988   Jody Lee

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  October 8, 1988     Roger MacBride Allen, Science Fiction Author

                      Taylor Blanchard, Science Fiction Illustrator





  September 10, 1988  Christopher Rowley

                      Talk by Science Fiction Writer





  August 13, 1988     Picnic in Dunderhook Park, Paramus, New Jersey

                      Talks by Davis Publications Personnel:

                      William Battista (Publisher)

                      Lisa Freerick (Advertising Director)

                      Anju Khubchandani (Editorial Asst.)





  July 9, 1988        E T Steadman

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  June 11, 1988       Picnic in Dunkerhook Park, Paramus, New Jersey

                      (Guest Cancelled)





  May 14, 1988        Mike Sergent



                      Talk & Cassette Playback by SF Radio Producer





  April 9, 1988       Jamie Warren

                      Talk by Bantam Spectra Art Director





  March 10, 1988      Hal Clement

                      Talk by Science Fiction Writer





  February 13, 1988   Peter David

                      Author of Star Trek books & Humorous Fantasy





  January 9, 1988     Favorite Passages from Bad Books

                      (Guest Cancelled, Member Generated Program)









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  December 12, 1987   Skits from The Ground Zero Comedy Radio Club

                      Holiday Dinner & Party





  November 14, 1987   Video:  The Avengers:  "A Touch of Brimstone"



                      (Guest Cancelled)





  October 10, 1987    Fantasy Sculptures by artist Sheila O. Barrera

                      Sky Legends of the Indians by Lonny Buinis

                      Convention Costume Retrospective by John Upton

                      (Guest Cancelled)





  September 12, 1987  Darrell K. Sweet

                      Talk by Science Fiction Illustrator





  August 8, 1987      Douglas Overtoom Talk and Performance

                      Off Off Broadway Actor/Director





  July 11, 1987       Dinner at Stanton's Steak House

                      Troll Products Display & Talk

                      Bruce Silverman (Outside Sales Manager)



                      Diane Silverman (Inside Sales Manager)





  June 13, 1987       Picnic at Dunkerhook Park, Paramus, New Jersey

                      Unprogrammed Event





  May 9, 1987         Alex Kharkovski, Reporter on USSR Space Program

                      Brian Wilkes, Reporter on USA Space Program





  April 11, 1987      Ron Walotsky

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  March 14, 1987      Jacqueline Lichtenberg

                      Talk by Science Fiction Writer





  February 14, 1987   Jim Freund

                      Talk by Science Fiction Radio Show Host





  January 10, 1987    Convention Costuming Slide Show by John Upton

                      Amateur Science Fiction Videos (various)







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  December 13, 1986   Holiday Dinner & Party





  November 8, 1986    Panel:  "'Twas a Dark & Stormy Planet:"

                      Ginjer Buchanon, Ace Books Editor

                      Ellen Datlow, Omni Magazine Editor

                      John Douglas, Avon Books Editor

                      Shawna McCarthy, Asimov's Magazine Editor





  October 11, 1986    Kevin Eugene Johnson

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  September 13, 1986  Ted Bohus

                      Talk & Video by Horror Film Producer





  August 8, 1986      Lonny Buinis Astronomical Artwork Slide Show

                      Star Trek Revisited by Fan Roberta Rogow





  July 12, 1986       Allen Guteriez

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  June 14, 1986       Picnic at Dunkerhook Park, Paramus, New Jersey

                      Unprogrammed Event





  May 10, 1986        Jim Shooter

                      Talk by Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief





  April 12, 1986      Brian Daley

                      Talk by Science Fiction & Star Wars Book Author





  March 8, 1986       Rowena Morrill

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  February 8, 1986    Anime Talk & Screening by Patricia Malone

                      The Hell with Helicals Amateur sf/spy film





  January 11, 1986    Amateur Films by John Mullen

                      Amateur Films by John Payne







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  December 14, 1985   Holiday Dinner & Party



                      Unprogrammed Event





  November 9, 1985    Thomas Doherty, Tor Books Publisher

                      Star Wreck, Commotion Picture, Amateur Film





  October 12, 1985    James Gurney

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  September 14, 1985  Panel:  "Improvisational Storytelling"

                      Ellen Kushner, Writer & Editor

                      Christopher Stasheff, SF Writer

                      Robert Thurston, SF Writer





  August 10, 1985     Brian Wilkes

                      Slide Show by Space Reporter and Writer





  July 13, 1985       James Warhola

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  June 8, 1985        Picnic at Dunkerhook Park, Paramus,  New Jersey

                      Unprogrammed Event





  May 11, 1985        Anime Videos with Patricia Malone

                      Amateur Films by John Mullen





  April 13, 1985      Shawna McCarthy

                      Talk by Editor of Isaac Asimov's Magazine





  March 9, 1985       Richard Pini, Elfquest Writer

                      Wendy Pini, Elfquest Writer & Illustrator





  February 9. 1985    Richard Curtis

                      Talk by Literary Agent





  January 12, 1985    Mark Stadler

                      Talk by Bookstore Science Fiction Buyer









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  December 8, 1984    Holiday Dinner & Party

                      Unprogrammed Event





  November 10, 1984   Jacqueline Lichtenberg

                      Talk by Science Fiction Writer





  October 13, 1984    Lin Carter

                      Talk by Fantasy Writer & Editor





  September 8, 1984   Amateur Films by John Mullen

                      Amateur Films by Al Ziegerson





  August 11, 1984     Barclay Shaw

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  July 14, 1984       Ellen Asher

                      Talk by Science Fiction Book Club Editor





  June 9, 1984        "Two Views of Science Fiction"

                      Robert Thurston, Science Fiction Writer

                      John Silbersack, SF Writer & Editor





  May 12, 1984        Jill Bauman

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





  April 14, 1984      John Mullen

                      Screening of Amateur Videos





  March 10, 1984      Patrick Lo Brutto

                      Talk by Doubleday Books Editor





  February 11, 1984   Robert Thurston

                      Talk by SF & Battlestar Galactica Book Writer





  January 7, 1984     David Mattingley

                      Slide Show by Science Fiction Illustrator





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