• 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.
  • 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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Congratulations to Neal Stephenson, the 2018 Winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award.

Special Events at BSFS:

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. February 24, 2018 at 6:30pm at the BSFS Building we will discuss the Featured Book Schismatrix Plus by Bruce Sterling.(SF).

Movie Night at BSFS. On March 17, 2018 from 7:00pm. The Alien Factor (the 1978 Baltimore Epic now with a new film to Blue-Ray Transfer which blows away the old transfer for enhanced quality) Some of the original cast/crew will be in attendance. Come see what set local fandom aflame before smart phones and camcorders, when films were shot on real film and local fans worked with the great Don Dohler to made this historic film. This is a free showing. See old news report about this film here.

The Alien Factor Movie

Alphabet Soup. February 25th 2018 and March 11, 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. February 24, 2018 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.

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS. February 25, 2018 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs, this meeting running 3 games, a Pathfinder game, a Dr Who Game, and a Serenity Game. Run for all levels and premade characters will be available. More details contact Matthew 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.

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on March 10, 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 March 10, 2018. 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. Near term this means February 22nd and March 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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