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Rod Serling Memorial Foundation
Binghamton, New York, U.S.A.
  "No one could know Serling, or view or read his work, without recognizing his deep affection for humanity ... and his
determination to enlarge our horizons by giving us a better understanding of ourselves."  
Gene Roddenberry

Rod Serling

Narrate Your Own Twilight Zone 2017 winners

The 50+ entries were so good that we had to share all of them!
Read them here.

Speak Your Mind [ ]

  "Everybody has to have a hometown, Binghamton's mine.
When I dig back through memory...  I get one particularly distinctive feeling
...of warmth, comfort and well-being."

Rod Serling Conference at Ithaca College
Proceedings: 2006, 2008, 2009

Podcasts, news and more at Twilight Zone Network

Visit the Twilight Zone Cafe message board

Twilight Zone Alumnae
Gone, but never forgotten...

Earl Hamner, Jr. 19232016
Writer of eight classic Twilight Zone
episodes, including "The Hunt,"
and creator of The Waltons.

 New York Times biography

Earl Hamner, Jr.

George Clayton Johnson, 1929—2015

George Clayton Johnson Twilight Zone writer
Author of early & seminal
Twilight Zone episodes

Member of California Sorcerers
Twilight Zone

Jack Klugman, 1922—2012
NY Times:
Tony Albarella:
Jack Klugman honors Rod Serling in 1988

Richard Matheson, 1926—2013

Richard Matheson and son
Southern California Sorcerers pillar
NPR obit includes videos of movies
and "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"
Matheson discusses his
Twilight Zone scripts on YouTube
 Author and son share a
1980s magazine cover

Don Keefer,
memorable in
 "It's a Good Life,"
dies at 98.
Don Keefer, moments away from the cornfield.

John Tomerlin
John Tomerlin, member of
the California Sorcerers, writer of
"Number 12 Looks Just Like You"
and other TV series episodes
and SF novels, dies at 84.
2003 Filmfax Interview

For Your Library

An Episodic History

is painstakingly researched,
well-written and respectful
of Rod Serling and his legacy.
The first portion is out
as an e-book:
The Bradbury, Kennedy,
Pentagon and WWII stories.

Excellent, inexpensive,
and available at Amazon;
for their Kindle reader,
or for the free
Kindle reader app

on IOS and Android.

Unknow Serling by Amy Boyle Johnston
Radio interview of author Amy Boyle Johnston
Listen: pop-up player of the interview

RSMF board member
and editor
Tony Albarella calls it
his "nightcap to the
As Timeless as Infinity
— and we call
The Best of Rod Serling's
Twilight Zone Scripts
ten masterworks!

Rod Serling's Best Twilight Zone scripts, edited by Tony Albarella

The Loner - Llyod Bridges, Rod Serling
Rod's "existential western" series The Loner  is out on DVD!

RSMF Board member and Loner fan Tony Albarella wrote a review of the release.

At last: episodes with watchable video!

RSMF member Chris Conlon and artist Joe Bucciano honor Night Gallery with an impressive, ongoing collaboration of art and fiction.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone
Cleveland Plain Dealer TV critic Mark Dawidziak shares life lessons in Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone.

Read USA Today review.

Meet the 2016 Winners of The Serling Award,
given by the Foundation to artists honoring Rod's legacy.
The 2016 Serling Award

Congratulations to Emma Scheneman, 2017 winner of the
Rod Serling Memorial Foundation scholarship!
Emma will study at the Ithaca College School of Music.

July 6 & 7 in Binghamton, NY

Forum Theater & Double Tree Hotel

Choose both days or just one...
(To add more tickets: click Continue Shopping or
modify your cart's Quantity column)

Guests include:
Anne Serling • Jodi Serling
Steven Jay Rubin (The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia)
Martin Grams, Jr. (Twilight Zone: Unlocklng the Door)
Amy Boyle Johnston (Unknown Serling)
Tony Albarella (As Timeless As Infinity)
Nicholas Parisi (Rod Serling: His Life, Work and Imagination)
Access to the Twilight Zone Escape Room!
Anniversary screenings: The Time Element, Planet of the Apes, Twilight Zone: The Movie
Discussion panels, TV screenings, raffles,
readings, book signings, games, and still more!

Randy Cepuch wrote an effective advertising campaign for old Twilight Zone episodes by simply listing all the stars who appeared in the Zone before their fame. Cool!

Planet of the Apes graphic novel of Rod Serling's original script
New  graphic novel of Rod Serling's ORIGINAL Planet of the Apes script, featuring
apes living in a modern urban environment, was considered too expensive to film.

Planet of the Apes 50th anniversary
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is now hosting a Planet of the Apes retrospective exhibit and screening series, open to the public until May 13th.
(Rod wrote 1st few screenplay drafts)
Planet of the Apes 50th  Watch USC panel discuss

The 2018 Rod Serling Film Festival is open, for K-12 students. Enter your film until May 25, 2018.

COMING: Twilight Zone Escape Room

Social Justice from the Twilight Zone:
Rod Serling as Human Rights Activist

from Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal
of Popular Culture and Pedagogy

Meet the 2017 Winners of The Serling Award,
given by the Foundation to artists honoring Rod's legacy.
The 2016 Serling Award

Speaking With Serling
Science Fiction Grandmaster James Gunn discusses
his unfinished interview with the creator of The Twilight Zone

WICZ-TV Rod Serling's Binghamton 2017
WICZ-TV series Rod Serling's Binghamton

From the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin:
Rod Serling deserves permanent honor in Binghamton

Hollywood Reporter: New Twilight Zone Play
will premiere in London, December 2017

The Facebook page Dimensions of Imagination has a wonderful timeline full of Serling pictures.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies game shirts      Binghamton Rumble Ponies game shirts
Binghamton's own minor league team The Rumble Ponies, are selling their Twilight Zone themed jerseys—autographed by the team's stars. Buy one for yourself!

The Carousel - a film by Jonathan Napolitano
is now online! Watch it here.
The documentary features Cortlandt Hull's painted
vignettes of Twilight Zone episodes
and was honored at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Cortlandt Hull's Binghamton Carousel Painting


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