• 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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The Baltimore Science Fiction Society exists to promote the creation and appreciation of science fiction and fantasy cultural arts. Primarily through literary art forms, but also embracing the many related graphical, musical, and theatrical creations inspired by SF. If you love science fiction and fantasy then BSFS and our projects and programs are a new home for your mind, heart, and soul.

The Latest Word - as of 10/23/2017:

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

Special Events at BSFS:

Memorial for local SF fan Keith Marshall at BSFS. 12:00 NOON - 1:30 PM on October 28, 2017. (Pot Luck)

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. October 28, 2017 at 6:30pm at the BSFS Building we will discuss the Featured Book: The Phoenix Guards by Steven Brust (fantasy). (also discuss any Steven Brust stories/news from his attending Balticon last year)

Movie Night at BSFS. On November 18, 2017 from 7:00pm. I intend to stream a feature assuming I can get details to work, so watch this site for details, All free and all joyfully presented on our 10 ft screen.

Alphabet Soup. On Hiatis till November. For more info contact artb at bsfs dot org

Anime Social at BSFS. The next Anime Social at BSFS will be October 28, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org.

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS. October 29, 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 this means October 26th and November 9th. 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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