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BSFS MEETINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Events in black text are inside the BSFS Building unless specifically noted as off site. Color logos mean outside our building and link to more info. Items in [ ] are not open to general public or need pre-register. For BSFS building directions click here.

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January 2019

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New Year's Day
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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Animore Anime Convention
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm. 56th Anniversary Meeting


Founding Of BSFS Anniversary
Anniversary of the Founding of BSFS


[BOD Meeting 3:00 PM]

Animore Anime Convention
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• Alphabet Soup. 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

Animore Anime Convention
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Charm City Spec Reading Event

7:00 PM at the Bird In Hand Cafe, in Charles Village, Baltimore. Readers for the night will be: T.C. Weber reading from THE WRATH OF LEVIATHAN; Ruthanna Emrys reading from her novel WINTER TIDE; Andy Duncan reading from his new collection from Small Beer Press, AN AGENT OF UTOPIA New & Selected Stories. For more information see https://charmcityspec.com/post/180274354466/save-the-date-january-16
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• Film Night at BSFS 8:00-10:30pm. Fun fan films and items our video license allows us to show.  
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• Digital Gaming Event at BSFS. Play and learn about console and computer games. 2:00 PM till 5:30 PM. For more information contact matthew at bsfs dot org
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martinlutherking
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Anime Social at BSFS 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

• Book Discussion Group 6:30pm. Featured Book: Jade City by Fonda Lee. This book tied for the World Fantasy Award when BSFS was co-running the World Fantasy Convention Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org

BSFS Social Meeting 8:00pm+
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• Alphabet Soup. 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



•   Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event. 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! 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
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February 2019

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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• LARP at BSFS. 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM Theme-Modern Urban Fantasy as inspired by The Dresden Files. All experience levels are welcome. Characters will be provided. One-time fee of $5 for materials paid at the first session. For details email kmiden at yahoo dot com

Groundhog's Day
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm




Farpoint
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• Alphabet Soup. 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


Farpoint
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org


Valentine Day
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Katsucon
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• Film Night at BSFS 8:00-10:30pm. Fun fan films and items our video license allows us to show.

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

Katsucon
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President's Day
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• Anime Social at BSFS 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

• Book Discussion Group 6:30pm. Featured Book: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear. This is a steampunk adventure by one of the 2019 Balticon Guests of Honor. Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org


• BSFS Social Meeting 8:00pm
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• Alphabet Soup. 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



•   Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event. 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! 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
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org


March 2019

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Read Across America Day
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm
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• Alphabet Soup. 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
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. event at BSFS. 7:00 PM Book Discussion of Slaughterhouse-Five 50th anniversary of publication) with members of the Baltimore Kurt Vonnegut Society followed at 8:00 PM by the screening of the 1972 Slaughterhouse-Five Movie (Warning R rating for violence and nudity) on our 10 ft screen.
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• Digital Gaming Event at BSFS. Play and learn about console and computer games. 2:00 PM till 5:30 PM. For more information contact matthew at bsfs dot org

Saint Patrick's Day
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Equinox
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Purim
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• Anime Social at BSFS 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

• Book Discussion Group 6:30pm. Featured Book: Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. This is the start to the Gentleman Bastards fantasy series by the other 2019 Balticon Guests of Honor

• BSFS Social Meeting 8:00pm
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• Alphabet Soup. 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



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Maryland Day
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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Regeneration Who
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Regeneration Who
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•   Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event. 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! 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

Regeneration Who


April 2019

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• LARP at BSFS. 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm
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• Alphabet Soup. 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
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Passover
Passover Sedar at BSFS. 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. To confirm details email pkellyjr@aol.com
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• Film Night at BSFS 8:00-10:30pm. Fun fan films and items our video license allows us to show.


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Easter
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Anime Social at BSFS 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

• Book Discussion Group 6:30pm. Featured Book: To be decided. Have a favorite book? Send suggestion to dale@bsfs.org

• BSFS Social Meeting 8:00pm
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•   Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event. 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! 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

• Alphabet Soup. 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
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May 2019

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Corflu Fanzine Con
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Corflu Fanzine Con
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Corflu Fanzine Con
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Corflu Fanzine Con
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm

After Business Meeting help bring all the stuff we need for Balticon out of storage with rest of volunteers.
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Mother's Day
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No Movie Night as building is full of stuff to run Balticon.

BSFS Building Open 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM for Balticon Prep.

Preakness
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Volunteers load Balticon truck at BSFS Noon to 5:00 PM.
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Memorial Day
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Volunteers unload Balticon truck at BSFS Noon-5:00 PM..
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June 2019

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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• LARP at BSFS. 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm
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• Alphabet Soup. 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
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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Flag Day
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• Film Night at BSFS 8:00-10:30pm. Fun fan films and items our video license allows us to show.
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• Digital Gaming Event at BSFS. Play and learn about console and computer games. 2:00 PM till 5:30 PM. For more information contact matthew at bsfs dot org



Father's Day
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BSFS PICNIC Bear
BSFS PICNIC LABEL

at PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK, HOLLOFIELD AREA, SHELTER #: 301, 8020 BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE (RT 40 W), ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21043 (NO RAIN DATE) NOON to DUSK ( ~ 9 PM) Pot Luck.

• Book Discussion Group 6:30pm. (HELD AT PICNIC NOT BSFS BUILDING) Featured Book: To be decided. Have a favorite book? Send suggestion to dale@bsfs.org
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• Alphabet Soup. 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
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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PrattCon
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•   Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event. 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! 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


July 2019

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Independance Day
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm. 56th Anniversary Meeting



Shoreleave Con
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• Alphabet Soup. 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



Shoreleave Con
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• Film Night at BSFS 8:00-10:30pm. Fun fan films and items our video license allows us to show.  
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• Digital Gaming Event at BSFS. Play and learn about console and computer games. 2:00 PM till 5:30 PM. For more information contact matthew at bsfs dot org
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Anime Social at BSFS 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

• Book Discussion Group 6:30pm. Featured Book:  TBD   Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org

BSFS Social Meeting 8:00pm+
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• Alphabet Soup. 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


•   Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event. 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! 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
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