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

The City has granted the permit for the Front Door of BSFS ADA compliant ramp. Construction in March 2020, which will require closing of the building to public during construction with schedule dependant on weather. Watch this space for updates.

Special Events at BSFS Building:

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. Next held January 25, 2020 at 6:30pm. Featured Book: The Prestige by Christopher Priest. Read and discuss at the meeting or show up and listen. Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org

Alphabet Soup. Board Gaming returns January 26, 2020 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. February 15, 2020 from 7:00pm-11:00 pm. Watch this space for details... Building opens 6:00 PM for early arrivals.

Digital Gaming Event at BSFS next held February 16, 2020. Play and learn about console and computer games. 2:00 PM till 5:30 PM. For more information contact matthew at bsfs dot org

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS on January 26, 2020 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

Anime Social at BSFS. Next held on January 25, 2020 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

LARP at BSFS. Live Action Role Playing at BSFS. (On a every other Month schedule) Next on February 1, 2020 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

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:

The next Charm City Spec reading event is coming soon! Please make your plans to be in the room, 7 p.m. Sunday, January 26th at the Bird In Hand Cafe, in Charles Village, Baltimore. Readers for the night will be: Natasha D. Lane, reading The Pariah Child: Serwa's Descendants; Andrew Hiller, reading A Climbing Stock;Day Al-Mohamed, reading The Labyrinth's Archivist. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/CharmCitySpec/

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

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

The Balticon 54 Planning Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on February 8, 2020 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 23rd and February 13th of 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. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org

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