• 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 the Baltimore Science Fiction Society Amateur Writing Contest Opens April 2, 2018.
  • 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 Building:

Book Club Meeting at BSFS.(at Picnic this month) Book Discussion Group next meets on June 23, 2018 at 6:30pm at the BSFS Anual Picnic, see below Featured Book To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer (Note: the version that's in print is "Riverworld: Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat"). Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org

Alphabet Soup. On June 24th, 2018 at the BSFS Building. Board Gaming 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

Anime Social at BSFS. Next held on July 28, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Due to the Picnic, on the normal June date, see Picnic Details Below)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

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS. On June 29, 2018 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup returns! We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs. You are welcome if you love Tabletop RPG's. We will be running for all levels and will have premade characters available. We will run as many games as we have players to fill. For more details contact Matthew at bsfs dot org

Film Night at BSFS: On July 21, 2018 Come on down to the BSFS Building to see the Best of the 2018 Balticon Short film Festival will be screened. On our 10ft screen in theater sound.

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 Outside of BSFS Building:

BSFS Anual Picnic on June 23, 2018 at PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK HOLLOFIELD AREA SHELTER 301 (like last year) at 8020 BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE (RT 40 W) ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21043. Park entry fee is $3 per person in-state Maryland Citizen, $5 per person out-of-state. (they seem to check vehicle tag) Playground for kids, trees and shade and a solid roof if rain. BSFS Brings ice, charcoal, snacks foods, sodas, otherwise pot luck. Map to picnic with useful information provided by the park here. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on July 14, 2018 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 July 14, 2018 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 June 26th and July 12th of 2018. 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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