• 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!

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 dependent on weather so changes to the schedule may happen fast. Watch this space for updates.

Special Events at BSFS Building:

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. Next held March 28, 2020 at 6:30pm. Featured Book: Tinker by Wen Spencer. Super science meets fantasy and teen action adventure political thriller culture clash in a alternate Pittsburgh cycling through multiple worlds. Read and discuss at the meeting or show up and listen. Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org

Alphabet Soup. Board Gaming event on March 8, 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. March 21, 2020 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 next held March 15, 2020. It is highly likely this month's one will be canceled due to construction at BSFS. Watch this space for details. 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 March 29, 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 March 28, 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

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:

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on March 14, 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 March 14, 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 February 27th and March 12th 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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