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Discuss New Jersey as a Setting for Science Fiction

Part 1: Dinner

The January Dinner & Discussion will start with Dinner at the Versailles Diner, 516 Route 46 East, Fairfield 07004 (973) 227 - 0508 at 6:30 PM. Anyone there by 6:30 will be at our table. Anyone arriving late is on their own. At dinner we talk about everything in the world except the evening's topic.

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Part 2: Discussion

The Discussion will be held at 8:00 PM at the same location. You don't have to make the dinner to attend the discussion.

The evening's topic will be New Jersey as a setting for works of science fiction, fantasy and horror. The movie BUCKAROO BANZAI and Orson Wells' radio broadcast of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS are two examples of New Jersey as a setting. The discussion includes books, television, comic books, and other media in addition to cinema.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The topic sounds specific, but the deep knowledge and preparation by the regular attendees from across a variety of media formats (film and books) made it seem less of a problem and more of a fun challenge.

    February 24, 2014

  • Phil De P.

    Overall, things went pretty well. Turnout was a bit smaller than usual (5 for dinner, 9 total). This was our first time for a discussion at the Versailles, and it was great to be able to easily hear each other without lots of background noise. Discussed books, comic books, TV and other SF/Fantasy works set in NJ, from THE TOXIC AVENGER to DOGMA. Management was very accommodating in the setup. Enjoyed meeting Paul who attended for the first time.

    1 · February 19, 2014

    • Jeni

      I agree, it was an enjoyable meeting. Added bonus was the Versailles Diner mgmt providing us with separate checks.

      February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    As someone new to the group, what party do I ask to join when I get to the diner?

    February 18, 2014

    • Phil De P.

      Hi, Paul. I'll have a sign on the table, but it should not be hard to find us. A lot of people are iffy due to the weather. Under normal circumstances, we have 6 - 8 for dinner with more coming for the discussion, but as I said, the weather is pushing a lot of people into wait-and-see mode. The diner is usually pretty empty at 6:30 PM. The couple to times I have been there in the past, they've seated us in the right hand side of the diner as you walk in. I'll be in a white long sleeved sweatshirt. Looking forward to meeting you.

      February 18, 2014

  • Phil De Parto changed the time from 8:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    February 14, 2014

  • Jeni

    Please save a seat for me as I won't be able to get there until 8:30 PM.

    January 29, 2014

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