• 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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Special Events at BSFS Building:

Film Night at BSFS November 16, 2019 from 4:00pm-10:30 pm. Good Omens the 6 hour BBC Mini-series with story by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. It is divided into 6 one hour segments, so showing late will still be fun as we run up to the apocalypse! Free showing of Blue-ray source on our 10 ft screen.

Digital Gaming Event at BSFS next held November 17, 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

Traditional Social Meeting at BSFS. On November 23, 2019 at 8:00+ come on down to BSFS. No Chessie Con this year so stop by BSFS instead and talk, play games and while the night away. TONIGHT DECORATE THE DALEK for the holidays at 8:30 PM.

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. Next held November 23, 2019 at 6:30pm. Featured Book: N.K Jemsin's The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. Read and discuss at the meeting or show up and listen. Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS on November 24, 2019 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 November 23, 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

Thanksgiving Pot-Luck and Board Gaming at BSFS: November 28, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm All welcome to participate. Gaming may continue past 9 PM. Please NO SHELLFISH or PORK. Your dishes should list ALL ingredients due to food allergies and whether meat, dairy, vegetarian or vegan to respect personal preferences. RSVP to Miriam@bsfs.org

LARP at BSFS. Live Action Role Playing at BSFS. (On a every other Month schedule) Next on December 7, 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

Alphabet Soup. Board Gaming returns November 24th and December 8th, 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

   
NanoNaNoWriMo writing Events at BSFS. Join our writing sessions at the BSFS Building for National Novel Writing Month. Every Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00 PM. See this schedule on our calendar here


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:

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on December 14, 2019 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. See the decorated holiday Dalek. (Dalek decorated at 11/23/19 meeting, see above) For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

The Balticon 54 Planning Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on December 14, 2019, 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 November 14th and December 12th of 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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