• 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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Special Events at BSFS:

BSFS Anuual Picnic at Shelter 301 inside Patapsico State Park. (Not in our building) Pot luck, bring your own meat. BSFS has charcoal fire and ice and soda. See for directions with map and parking information here. Start June 24, 2017 at 1:00pm and end near dusk that day.

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. June 24, 2017 at 5:00pm at the BSFS Picnic we will discuss Barsk by Lawrence M. Schoen (2015) SF. A story with post human uplifted bears.

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS. June 25 1-5pm. Our first Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs, starting this month with Shadowrun Second Edition. Future events will include the Dr Who RPG, Firefly RPG, Stargate RPG, Star Wars RPG, and many others. Never played an RPG before? You are most welcome, As long as Tabletop RPG's you are welcome, we will be running for all levels, we have a few experiance GMs, but are always looking for more. Premade characters will be available, we will run as many games as we have people for. For more details contact Matthew at bsfs dot org

Alphabet Soup. Board Gaming restarts on June 25 from 12:00 Noon til 5:00pm. Board gaming using the Hal Haag Memorial game collection.

Anime Social at BSFS. The next Anime Social at BSFS will be July 22, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Off in June for picnic) For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org.

See our long range events calendar here.

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on July 8, 2017 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

The Next Balticon 52 Planning Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on August 12, 2017. 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 June 22nd. 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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