• 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 the Baltimore Science Fiction Society Amateur Writing Contest Opens April 2, 2018.
  • 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 this years Compton Crook Award Nominees: Nicky Drayden for The Prey of Gods, Elan Mastai for All Our Wrong Todays, Robyn Bennis for The Guns Above: A Signal Airship Novel, Karin Tidbeck for Amatka, Vic James for Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts), Theodora Goss for The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, Cat Sparks for Lotus Blue.

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

Special Events at BSFS Building:

Impromptu Social for Universal Fan Con Folks: On Friday, April 27, 2018 from 6:00pm till 9:00pm (or when folks want to leave) the BSFS Building will be open for a social meeting for any people who are in Baltimore for the recently suspended Universal Fan Con. Play games from our collection, discuss anime, we can put on a video etc... this is a pot luck event thrown together as a total fan action. Directions to BSFS at http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. At the BSFS Building on April 28, 2018 at the special time of 7:30pm. we will discuss the featured book Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon. Come on down and join the idea spinning.

Alphabet Soup. On April 22nd, 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

Film Night at BSFS: On April 21, 2018 from 7:00-10:30pm. We will show the fan film Star Wars Down Under which features a unique Australian cultural view of the Star Wars universe and then The Last Jedi in in HQ video on our 10 ft screen.

Anime Social at BSFS. April 28, 2018 at BSFS from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Special Earlier Time) 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. April 29, 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

Special Events Outside of BSFS Building:

Charm City Spec’s next reading event features Leah Cypess, Fran Wilde, and A.C. Wise! Please join us on April 25, 2018 at 7:00pm at Bird in Hand Cafe in Charles Village. Details here. Charm City Spec is a committee of BSFS.

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.

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on May 12, 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 May 12, 2018 inside the BSFS Building. 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 inside the BSFS Building. Near term this means April 26th and May 10th 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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