• 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.
  • 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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The Baltimore Science Fiction Society exists to promote the creation and appreciation of science fiction and fantasy cultural arts. Primarily through literary art forms, but also embracing the many related graphical, musical, and theatrical creations inspired by SF. We are all volunteers, no one earns wages from volunteering at BSFS, we do gain the satisfaction of contributing. If you love science fiction and fantasy then BSFS and our projects and programs are a new home for your mind, heart, and soul.

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Special Events at BSFS Building:

Film Night at BSFS: On October 20, 2018 from 6:00-10:30pm. Join us first at 6:00 PM for a free screening of the classic 1956 film Forbidden Planet and then at 8:00 PM another free screening this time of Ant Man and Wasp. All on our 10ft screen in theater sound and air conditioning to boot.

Book Club Meeting at BSFS.Book Discussion Group next meets on October 27, 2018 at 6:30pm Featured Book: The Dracula Tape by Fred Saberhagen. The story of how he was misunderstood and persecuted during his trip to England in the 1890's from Dracula's viewpoint. Great fun and just right for Halloween. Available from kindle at on kindle and also available used. If you have read the original Dracula you can follow along and appreciate the contrast, so come on down. Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org

Digital Gaming Event at BSFS. Play and learn about console and computer games. October 21, 2018 from 2:00 PM till 5:30 PM. For more information contact matthew at bsfs dot org

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS. On October 28, 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

Anime Social at BSFS. Next held on October 27, 2018 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

Alphabet Soup Gaming. Normal monthly schedule resumes on October 28, 2018 at 12:00 Noon and runs that day til 5:00pm. Board gaming using the Hal Haag Memorial game collection. For more info contact artb at bsfs dot org

Kara Sands Baby Shower. October 28, 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Kara is the daughter of Kathy and Leo Sands and grew up in science fiction fandom around Baltimore. Now she is expecting a little fan of her own, so stop on by and wish her and her parents all the best.

NaMoWrMo-logoNational Novel Writer's Month write-ins are scheduled at BSFS on Sundays in November 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 1 PM to 5 PM at the BSFS Building. For more info email maria 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:

World Fantasy Con 2018, November 1-4, 2018

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on November 10, 2018 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. For directions see https://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

The Next Balticon 53 Planning Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on November 10, 2018 inside the BSFS Building. Drop on by and share your ideas about how to improve future Balticons. (or volunteer) For directions see https://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 October 25th and November 8 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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