• 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.
  • 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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Compton Crook Contenders available for review at the Building or if you find your own copy, see list at here.

Special Events at BSFS:

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. December 23, 2017 at 6:30pm at the BSFS Building we will discuss the Featured Book: Tunnel in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein (SF).

Movie Night at BSFS. On December 16, 2017 from 7:00pm. (Building Open at 6:00 PM for early arrivals, film at 7pm) we screen Hogfather the 189 minute epic based on the Terry Pratchett's novel. An alternate reality holiday favorite. Watch the trailer at this y-Tube site.

Alphabet Soup. January 14 2018 at the BSFS Building. Board Gaming 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. On hiatus till January due to Holiday Conflicts. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org.

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS. On hiatus till January due to Holiday Conflicts. Returns January 28, 2018 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM More details contact Matthew at bsfs dot org

Memorial Presentation and then minute of silence for Dr. Yoji Kondo. January 13, 2018 at 8:00pm (between normal Balticon and BSFS Meetings as listed below)

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.

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on January 13, 2018 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. See this years Dalek deccoration for the holidays! For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

The Next Balticon 52 Planning Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on January 13, 2018. 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. Near term this means December 14th and 28th 2017. 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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