• 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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Special Events at BSFS:

Film Night at BSFS. January 17, 2015 from 7:00-9:30pm. Film lineup includes: Before the Night a Horror, Music Video; The Astronomer, SF; Hoverboard, SF; Flower in the Bottle, Fantasy; Memory Sculptor, SF; Culling, SF Post apocalyptic; Castidermia, Excellent horror; Cuando Nieva Sobre El Hielo De Infiernp [when it snows on the ice of hell], Space - survival; Horizonte, Post apocalyptic. This is about 2.5 hours with an intermission. (This is a free screening)

BSFS Book Discussion Group will be held on January 24, 2015 at 6:30pm inside the BSFS Building. Featured Book: Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

Anime Social at BSFS on January 24, 2015 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 .

Blacks in Sci-Fi and Fantasy: A Lecture by Phenderson Djeli Clark is an event sponsored by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Black Writers' Guild of Maryland, and the Black Science Fiction Society. This event will be held on February 7, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. inside the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1531 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217. Published writer and PhD candidate Phenderson Djeli Clark will present a lecture about blacks in speculative fiction from a historical, cultural, and personal perspective. Mr. Phenderson's stories have been published in such venues as Daily Science Fiction, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, and Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology. He has also contributed essays on race and diversity to magazines such as Colorlines and Media Diversified. For more information about Mr.Phenderson see https://pdjeliclark.wordpress.com/ and for Pratt Library info including directions see http://www.prattlibrary.org/locations/pennave/

Dangerous Voices Variety Hour at BSFS. A live Game Show Format with author readings and prizes. Featured Author Andy Duncan. February 21, 2015. Starts 7:00pm. Library Open. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org

State of Short Fiction Panel at BSFS. with Sheila Williams editor of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine; Neil Clarke of Clarksworld Magazine; Scott Andrews, author; Sunny Moraine, author; Lesley Conner of Apex Publications; moderated by author Day Al-Mohamed. February 21, 2015. starts at 8:30pm. Library Open. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Balticon 49 Planning Meeting on February 14, 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 February 14, 2015 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. This is the 52nd Anniversary Meeting of the Founding of BSFS. See the Holiday Dalek before the decorations return to storage. See past efforts Here. For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

Alphabet Soup Gaming Session at BSFS Building:

Open Gaming with library open. January 25th and February 8 of 2015. 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 January 22nd and February 12th. 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. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org

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