• 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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Congratulations to the 2020 Compton Crook Award Nominees: Mike Chen – Here and Now and Then; Alix Harrow – The Ten Thousand Doors of January; Ada Hoffman – The Outside; Arkady Martine – A Memory Called Empire; Sarah Pinsker – A Song for a New Day.

Congratulations to Vernor S. Vinge the winner of the 2020 Robert A. Heinlein Award!

Special Events at BSFS Building:

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. Next held (WILL BE TELECONFERENCE) April 25, 2020 at 6:30pm. Featured Book: Featured Book: Manifold Space by Stephen Baxter. Zoom Meeting details will be posted here closer to event.

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. It is highly likely this month's one will be canceled due to construction at BSFS. Watch this space for details.

Digital Gaming Event at BSFS (CANCELED-SEE ABOVE)next held. Info about teleconference remote play possibilities contact matthew at bsfs dot org

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS on (CANCELED-SEE ABOVE) at 1-5pm. Info about teleconference remote play possibilities contact matthew at bsfs dot org

Anime Social at BSFS. Next held on (CANCELED-SEE ABOVE) 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

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:

None scheduled other than standard fan tables at cons.

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings: These meetings in April may be teleconference events or both live at BSFS and teleconference. Check here for details closer to date.

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on April 11, 2020 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore and mostly virtually, see above. For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

The Balticon 54 Planning Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on April 11, 2020 inside the BSFS Building and mostly virtually, see above. 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 (CANCELED-SEE ABOVE). 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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