• 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 R.F. Kuang, Winner of the 2019 Compton Crook Award for The Poppy War.

Special Events at BSFS Building:

Alphabet Soup. Board Gaming April 28, 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.

Anime Social at BSFS. Next held on April 27, 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

Film Night at BSFS June 20, 2019 from 7:00-10:30pm. Fun fan films and features our license allows. In HQ on our 10 ft screen and with theater sound.

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. Book Discussion Group next meets on April 27, 2019 at 6:30pm Featured Book: Timescape by Gregory Benford. This is a ground breaking, not so much time travel as time change through communication, novel. Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS on April 28, 2018 at 1-5pm. We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs. You are welcome if you love Tabletop RPG's. Premade characters available and we will run as many games as we have players to fill. For more details contact Matthew at bsfs dot org

LARP at BSFS. Live Action Role Playing at BSFS. (On a every other Month schedule, bumped one month due to scheduling conflict this time) July 6, 2019 from 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM. 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

Digital Gaming Event at BSFS next held June 16, 2019. Play and learn about console and computer games. 2:00 PM till 5:30 PM. For more information contact matthew at bsfs dot org

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 Series on April 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Bird In Hand Cafe in Charles Village! Reading will be Sarah Pinsker, Arkady Martine and Justina Ireland. More information about this readinghere.

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on May 11, 2019 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. After the meeting we need volunteers to help bring everything out of storage and down to the main room to prep for Balticon. For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

The Next Balticon 53 Planning Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on May 11, 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 April 25th and May 9th, 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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