• Special Activity: Frankenstein (1931) with special guest Sara Karloff
    Sara Karloff, daughter of Boris Karloff, will be visiting the Montclair Public Library to talk about her father, who starred in the films Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and Son of Frankenstein. MPL will be showing Frankenstein as its Wednesday afternoon movie matinee. Before the feature, she will introduce the film with a special presentation. She will also be hosting a question and answer period after the screening. Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public’s perception of the “monster” from the classic Mary Shelley book, Frankenstein, which turns 200 this year. Registration is recommended but not required. Click on link to register: http://www.montclairlibrary.org/news-events/karloff/ **This is not an SFSNNJ event. It is a Montclair Library event we thought might be of interest**

    Montclair Public library

    50 South Fullerton Ave · Montclair, NJ

  • Modern Masters: Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry
    This group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month to discuss various works of "modern" masters or upcoming talent in SF, fantasy, paranormal, horror and related genres. It also occasionally explores classics and the 'masters' of the classics. A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects. Before he could be buried, the killer wakes up. Hungry. Infected. Contagious. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang…but a bite.

    Panera Restaurant

    770 Rt. 17 North · Paramus, NJ

  • Special Activity: Jack the Ripper: A Mystery of Mysteries w/ Dr. Mark R. Vogel
    This month's Special Activity is an event with January 2018 SFSNNJ guest Dr. Mark R. Vogel. Dr. Vogel will be giving his Jack the Ripper presentation at Mahwah Library. This is not an SFSNNJ event - it is a Mahwah Library event for those who would like to attend. "Jack the Ripper: A Mystery of Mysteries" with Dr. Mark R. Vogel Event date: October 29, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm Presenter: Mark Vogel Age Group: Adults Location: Large Meeting Room Type of event: History & Genealogy Jack the Ripper is one of the most infamous serial murder cases in the world. Set in the horrendous slums of eastern London in 1888, five women, possibly more, all impoverished prostitutes, were viciously slayed. Strangled, slashed, and often disemboweled, the heinous crimes rocked London to its core. The unknown assailant, like a phantom in the night, committed his grisly tasks and vanished without ever being caught. The identity of Jack the Ripper is by far the most beguiling aspect of the murders. But within this mystery are countless other mysteries. Was he a doctor? Why did he keep some of the victim's organs? Are the famous Ripper letters authentic or a hoax? How was he able to commit the murders without being caught? Did he have an accomplice? Why did he stop killing? The entire story will be discussed via a PowerPoint presentation, with then and now photos, by Dr. Mark R. Vogel, a clinical psychologist who has studied the case, reviewed original police files, and visited the murder sites himself. This program is free. No registration is necessary. Seats are on a "first come" basis. Sorry because of the graphic nature of this topic there will be no children allowed.

    Mahwah Library

    100 Ridge Rd · Mahwah, NJ

  • TSF! presents: Wonder Woman (1975-1979)
    This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month to view SF and other genre related films. Dining follows the movie. Superhero Wonder Woman made the leap from DC Comics to the small screen on the 1975 to 1979 series starring Lynda Carter. The Amazon beauty from Paradise Island fights ne'er-do-wells with her exceptional athleticism, not to mention bullet-deflecting bracelets and golden lasso.

    Hillsdale Public Library

    509 Hillsdale Avenue · Hillsdale, NJ

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  • Face The Fiction
    This group meets on the second Saturday of each month and spotlights guest speakers from SF and genre related fields of interest.

    TBA SOON

    TBA · Mahwah, NJ

  • Drawing A Crowd: It Takes A Woman
    This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss all things related to comic books, anime, and manga. Whether its Golden Age, Silver Age, Manga, or Anime, this group tackles the ins and outs of art, story, and the graphic media. Join our moderators as they explore the comic book universe. This month's theme is It Takes A Woman....if you want a job done right...it takes a woman. Let's take a look at our female superheroes!

    Louis Bay 2nd Library

    345 Lafayette Ave · Hawthorne

  • Suspense Central: Blameless by Gail Carriger
    This group meets on the third Thursday of each month to discuss a specific mystery, horror, or intrigue novel. Join Moderator Aurelia Long as we discuss this month's featured selection. Blameless Book 3 in the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger Quitting her husband’s house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Alexia Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season. Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London’s vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead. While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires – and they’re armed with pesto.

    Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace

    10 Triangle Plaza (Rout 17 North) · Ramsey, nj

    Respond by: 11/16/2018
  • Films to Come Movie Discussion Group @ Panera Paramus
    Please note the new location for this meetup group! Films to Come: 4 Star Movie Discussion Group This group discusses the world of cinema and entertainment. Classic, current and upcoming genre and genre-related films, TV, books and media happenings are discussed. If it deals with entertainment, our Master of Entertainment Moderator will cover it. This discussion group, led by a moderator, covers all aspects of entertainment: classic movies, current movies, TV, plays, animation and more.

    Panera Restaurant

    770 Rt. 17 North · Paramus, NJ

  • Modern Masters: The Armored Saint (The Sacred Throne #1) by Myke Cole
    This group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month to discuss various works of "modern" masters or upcoming talent in SF, fantasy, paranormal, horror and related genres. It also occasionally explores classics and the 'masters' of the classics. In a world where any act of magic could open a portal to hell, the Order insures that no wizard will live to summon devils, and will kill as many innocent people as they must to prevent that greater horror. After witnessing a horrendous slaughter, the village girl Heloise opposes the Order, and risks bringing their wrath down on herself, her family, and her village.

    Panera Restaurant

    770 Rt. 17 North · Paramus, NJ

  • TSF! presents: Amends: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Christmas Special (s 3, ep 10)
    This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month to view SF and other genre related films. Dining follows the movie. Buffy hopes for a quiet Christmas, but Angel is troubled by visions of his past and the ghost of Jenny Calendar. In this Christmas episode of a cult classic, we see why the series continues to have a very loyal and passionate fan following,

    Hillsdale Public Library

    509 Hillsdale Avenue · Hillsdale, NJ