• 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.
  • Happy Otakon 2014! Congrats to Nanyamka, our Otakon Matsuri contest winner who won a free copy of Avatar: The Promise!
  • Balticon 48 May 23-26, 2014
  • 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 2015 Compton Crook Award Finalists: A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias; Salvage by Alexandra Duncan; Copper Magic by Julia Mary Gibson; Memory of Water, A Novel by Emmi Itaranta; The Bees by Laline Paull; Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell; Darkwalker: A Nicholas Lenoir novel by E. L. Tettensor.

Special Events at BSFS:

Balticon, The Maryland Regional Science Fiction Convention will be taking up a lot of room at our building in May, so the schedule of events at BSFS during May will be reduced. BSFS runs the entire convention so the building gets pretty full of stuff before the convention. The good news is we can see you all at Balticon May 22-25, 2015 at the Hunt Valley Inn. Details at http://www.balticon.org

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Balticon 49 Planning Meeting on May 9, 2015 at 7:00pm will be held inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. Drop on by to volunteer and contribute ideas. For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on May 9, 2015 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

Alphabet Soup Gaming Session at BSFS Building:

Open Gaming with library open. Off till after Balticon. 12noon-6pm at BSFS. Contact donna at bsfs dot org for details.

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 May 13th and then off till June 11th after Balticon. This is a SF 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. One of the stories workshopped at this writer's circle has been nominated for a 2014 Nebula Award. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org

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