• 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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Compton Crook Contenders available for review at the Building or if you find your own copy, see list at here.

Special Events at BSFS:

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. November 25, 2017 at 6:30pm at the BSFS Building we will discuss the Featured Book: Slan by A.E. Van Vogt (SF). Text of novel here.

Movie Night at BSFS. On November 18, 2017 from 7:00pm. Shorts followed by Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets in HQ streamed onto our 10 ft screen. Mundane press hated it so it went out of the theaters fast, but SF Movie reviewers liked it. The visuals are stunning with interesting juxtaposition of ideas leading to a fun ride. See Locus review here.

National Novel Writing Month working session at BSFS from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on 11/12/17, 11/19/17, 11/26/17. Drop on by and write together.

Alphabet Soup. November 12 & 26, 2017 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 For more info contact artb at bsfs dot org

Anime Social at BSFS. On hiatus till January due to Holiday Conflicts. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org.

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS. [date change from normal weekend] November 19, 2017 from 1-5pm. A Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs. Newcomers welcome as we will be running for all levels, we have experianced GMs, but more welcome. Premade characters will be available, we will run as many games as we have people for. For 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 November 11, 2017 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 November 11, 2017. 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, because of Thanksgiving Holiday this means a special one on November 30th. 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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