• 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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Special Events at BSFS Building:

Film Night at BSFS: On December 15, 2018 from 7:00 PM Usually Fun Movies and Fan Films. This month a tour of SF&F Holiday TV Shows including: Warehouse 13, The Greatest Gift; Roswell, A Christmas Carol; The Librarians, The Christmas Thief; Eureka, O Little Town. All on our 10ft screen and theater sound.

Holiday Party at BSFS. December 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM drop on by for Pot Luck Social. See the decorated Holiday Dalek.

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. Book Discussion Group next meets on December 22, 2019 at 6:30pm Featured Book: Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan. (This was made into a tv series on Netflix) Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org

Digital Gaming Event at BSFS. Play and learn about console and computer games. December 16, 2018 from 2:00 PM till 5:30 PM. For more information contact matthew at bsfs dot org

Anime Social at BSFS. Next held on January 26, 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

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS. On January 27, 2019 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

Live Action Role Playing at BSFS. Every-other Saturday from 12-9pm, Next held on February 2, 2019. Theme-Modern Urban Fantasy as inspired by The Dresden Files. All experience levels are welcome. Characters will be provided. We ask for a one-time fee of $5 for materials, to be paid at the first session. For info email kmiden@yahoo.com

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 January 12, 2018 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. See the Dalek decorated for the holidays. This is the 56th Anniversary Meeting of BSFS. For directions see https://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

The Next Balticon 53 Planning Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on January 12, 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 December 13 and 27th 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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