• The 2016 BSFS Amateur Writing Contest winners were announced at Capclave 2016 on Saturday, Oct. 8. Pictured from left: 1st place winner Irette Y. Patterson, 2nd place winner J.D. Gordon, and 3rd place winner S.L. Carney.
  • Enter one of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society Writing Contests
  • Pictured from left, Sherin Nicole, Aliza Greenblatt, Day Al-Mohamed, Sarah Pinsker, Jason Harris, and P. Djeli Clark discussed "Diversity in Genre" during a roundtable on August 23.
  • Pictured from left, writer Erica Satifka, editor Jonathan Landen (Daily Science Fiction), moderator Sarah Pinsker, and editors Scott Andrews (Beneath Ceaseless Skies), Neil Clarke (Clarkesworld Magazine), Norm Sherman (Drabblecast), and Bill Campbell (Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism) discussed the current state of short fiction at a roundtable on March 22. Watch video of the panel.

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The Baltimore Science Fiction Society exists to promote the creation and appreciation of science fiction and fantasy cultural arts. Primarily through literary art forms, but also embracing the many related graphical, musical, and theatrical creations inspired by SF. If you love science fiction and fantasy then BSFS and our projects and programs are a new home for your mind, heart, and soul.

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Congratulations to Gregory Benford, Winner of the 2019 Robart A. Heinlein Award. (Attending Balticon 53)

Special Events at BSFS Building:

Book Club Meeting at BSFS.Book Discussion Group next meets on January 26, 2019 at 6:30pm Featured Book: Jade City by Fonda Lee. This book tied for the World Fantasy Award when BSFS was co-running the World Fantasy Convention . Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org

Film Night at BSFS: On January 19, 2019 from 7:00 PM. Star Wars Parody films on our 10ft screen in theater sound. Including Spaceballs with audience participation allowed, Hardware Wars, Thumb Wars and more.

Digital Gaming Event at BSFS. Play and learn about console and computer games. January 20, 2019. 2:00 PM till 5:30 PM. For more information contact matthew at bsfs dot org

Anime Social at BSFS. Next held on January 26, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is a day of anime watching, board gaming, manga reading, and just general hanging out. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS. On January 27, 2018 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup returns! We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs. You are welcome if you love Tabletop RPG's. We will be running for all levels and will have premade characters available. We will run as many games as we have players to fill. For more details contact Matthew at bsfs dot org

Alphabet Soup. Board Gaming January 27, 2019 from 12:00 Noon til 5:00pm. Board gaming using the Hal Haag Memorial game collection. For more info contact artb at bsfs dot org.

LARP at BSFS. Live Action Role Playing at BSFS. Held every other month on first Saturday of the month. Next on 02/02/2019. Theme-Modern Urban Fantasy as inspired by The Dresden Files. All experience levels are welcome. Characters will be provided. One-time fee of $5 for materials paid at the first session. For details email kmiden at yahoo dot com

See our long range events calendar here.

Borrow and bring back books from our 12,000 item free lending library at any event or meeting at the BSFS Building.

Special Events Sponsored By BSFS Outside BSFS Building:

Charm City Spec reading event at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Bird In Hand Cafe, in Charles Village, Baltimore. Readers for the night will be: T.C. Weber reading from THE WRATH OF LEVIATHAN; Ruthanna Emrys reading from her novel WINTER TIDE; Andy Duncan reading from his new collection from Small Beer Press, AN AGENT OF UTOPIA New & Selected Stories. For more information see https://charmcityspec.com/post/180274354466/save-the-date-january-16 It's going to be a really special night. So, if you can, please come join us!

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on February 9, 2019 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

The Next Balticon 53 Planning Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on February 9, 2019 inside the BSFS Building. Drop on by and share your ideas about how to improve future Balticons. (or volunteer) For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm.

Writers Circle at BSFS:
BSFS sponsors a Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm usually meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month inside the BSFS Building. Near term this means January 24, 2019. This is a SF and Fantasy focused writing group. If you write check it out. At least Seven stories work shopped at this writer's circle have been sold to professional markets in the last three years. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org

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