• 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.
  • Tour of the Space Telescope Science Institute
  • 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 Latest Word - as of 11/30/2020:

ALL PUBLIC FUNCTIONS INSIDE BSFS BUILDING ARE CANCELED FOR NOW TO AVOID POSSIBLE SPREAD OF COVID-19 VIRUS. WE WILL REVIEW RESUMING PUBLIC EVENTS AT BSFS AS WE GO ALONG. SOME BALTICON AND BSFS MEETINGS ARE TELECONFERENCE SEE DETAILS BELOW.

Special Events at BSFS Building: (Or Online during Virus Times)

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. Next held December 26, 2020 at 6:30 PM as ZOOM Teleconference. Featured Book: Into the Black by Evan Curie a roaring space opera with modern bent. By Teleconference as Zoom Meeting. Join Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/95611943503?pwd=NFpaNm16Smp1TEIzSWJpQmFUcEwzQT09
Meeting ID: 956 1194 3503 Passcode: +B@5?r
One tap mobile +13017158592,,95611943503# US (Germantown) +19292056099,,95611943503# US (New York)
To dial by your location find your local number at https://zoom.us/u/adaWOJoNt4 and use Meeting ID: 956 1194 3503

Alphabet Soup. Board Gaming event on (CANCELED-SEE ABOVE) 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

Film Night at BSFS. (CANCELED-SEE ABOVE) from 7:00pm-10:00 pm.

Digital Gaming Event at BSFS. On December 20, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM will meeting on the Discord server at https://discord.gg/VGHpxwu You do need to register for Discord if you have never done so before, but the process is fairly easy. For more info before the event contact matthew at bsfs dot org

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS. December 27, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM will meeting on the Discord server at https://discord.gg/VGHpxwu You do need to register for Discord if you have never done so before, but the process is fairly easy. For more info before the event contact matthew at bsfs dot org

Anime Social at BSFS. Next held on November 28, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is a day of anime watching and just general hanging out normally, but due to the virus this will be a watch party on the discord server. In order to chill out and relax from all the stress life seems to be piling on these days; we’ll be watching Anime. Come join us! Go to the Discord Server at https://discord.gg/VGHpxwu and select from the available channels #wach-parties. You do need to register for Discord if you have never done so before, but the process is fairly easy. For more info or suggest titles for the future contact anime 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. (when we are back open post virus)

Special Events Sponsored By BSFS Outside BSFS Building:

None scheduled due to virus distancing.

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

These meetings in December are to be teleconference only events. To join using your computer use link https://zoom.us/j/580063103?pwd=ZzBtd3NEWHlpQ3VDcXdRSytsV3pUZz09
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +19292056099,,580063103# or +13126266799,,580063103#
Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782. Webinar ID: 580 063 103. International numbers available from https://zoom.us/u/ac8akhx8mH

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on December 12, 2020 as a teleconference only event, see above.

The Balticon 55 Planning Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on December 12, 2020 as a teleconference only event, see above. Drop in and share your ideas about how to improve future Balticons. (or volunteer)

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, however, near term this means teleconference only by zoom on 12/10/2020 . 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. This is a recurring meeting so any Writer's Circle meeting use: Join Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/468885815?pwd=Z3orQ3lobVpOTms3eENoelRnNnZBZz09
Meeting ID: 468 885 815 Password: 560092
One tap mobile +13017158592,,468885815# US (Germantown) +19292056099,,468885815# US (New York)
Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) ; +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) ; +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) ; +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) ; +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) ; +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 468 885 815 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abWVtZvs5J
For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org

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