Part 1: Dinner at RigaTony's Italian Restaurant at 6:30 PM
Dinner will be at 6:30 PM at RigaTony's Restaurant, 101 Newark Pompton Turnpike (aka Route 23 South), Little Falls. This is less than a mile from the junction of 23 and 46. Here is their website: http://www.rigatonys.net/
You do not have to come to the dinner to join the later discussion. During dinner we talk about anything except the night's topic. Note: this is a new pre-discussion site for the group and we have no first-hand experience with the food or the service.
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Part 2: Discussion at The Fine Grind Coffee Bar at 8:00 PM
The Fine Grind Coffee Bar is right next door to RigaTony's. You do not have to dine with us. Some people come straight to the discussion. Since the Grind is providing us with meeting space, you should make a purchase to help support the establishment. The cafe's website and menu is here: http://www.thefinegrindcoffeebar.com/
The evening's topic is Man vs Machine. The obvious starting point for the discussion is the Terminator movies. However, there are other aspects to this rivalry than an endless array of they're-out-to-get us flicks. Also think about works in the tradition of the American folk tale of John Henry who manually shovelled coal into his railroad engine.
The topic is not confined to movies. We will discuss the theme as it plays out in the books, movies, TV, comic books, anime, etc of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
This event is sponsored by the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County (www.sfabc.org), so there will be at least a half-dozen non-Meetup folks for the discussion. Some will also be at dinner. Write to me if you have questions at SFABCPhilmu (at) gmail.com