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BSFS MEETINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS

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January 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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New Year's Day
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• Memorial Presentation on the life of Dr. Yoji Kondo 8:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm

55th Anniversary BSFS Founding
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•  Alphabet Soup. 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
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martinlutherking
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Charm City Spec Reading Event
A reading at 7:00 PM by Tom Doyle, Malka Older, Ariel S. Winter held at the Bird in Hand in Charles Village - Baltimore, MD

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• Film Night at BSFS 6:00-10:30pm.{special start time} (Building opens at 5:00pm) Guardians of the Galaxy Parts 1 and 2
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Anime Social at BSFS 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

• Book Discussion Group 6:30pm. Featured Book: Blood Ties by Pamela Freeman. Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org


• BSFS Social Meeting 8:00pm
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•  Alphabet Soup. 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

•   Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event. 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs, starting in January we will be running 3 games, a Pathfinder game, a Dr Who Game, and a Serenity Game. Future events will include Shadowrun, Stargate RPG, Star Wars RPG, and many others. Never played an RPG before? You are most welcome, As long as Tabletop RPG's you are welcome, we will be running for all levels, we have a few experiance GMs, but are always looking for more. 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
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February 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Groundhog's Day
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• World Fantasy Convention in Baltimore Organizational Meeting. 2:00pm
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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Farpoint
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm
Farpoint
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• Alphabet Soup. 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


Farpoint
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Valentine Day
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• Film Night at BSFS 6:00-10:30pm. SPECIAL TIME (Building Open at 5:00 PM for early arrivals, film at 6pm) Double Feature of the recent Wonder Woman movie and Professor Marston & the Wonder Women the life story of the creator of the Wonder Woman comics character including his real life, for the time, unconventional relationships. See trailer at View Trailer.
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President's Day
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Anime Social at BSFS 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

• Book Discussion Group 6:30pm. Featured Book Schismatrix Plus by Bruce Sterling. Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org


• BSFS Social Meeting 8:00pm
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•   Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event. 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs, continuing this month we will be running 3 games, a Pathfinder game, a Dr Who Game, and a Serenity Game for 3-4 sessions, and then switch to others. Future events will include Shadowrun, Stargate RPG, Star Wars RPG, and many others. Never played an RPG before? You are most welcome, As long as Tabletop RPG's you are welcome, we will be running for all levels, we have a few experiance GMs, but are always looking for more. 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



• Alphabet Soup. 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
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March 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Read Across America Day
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm
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•  Alphabet Soup. 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
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• Film Night at BSFS 7:00-10:30pm. The Alien Factor (the 1978 Baltimore Epic now with a new film to Blue-Ray Transfer which blows away the old transfer for enhanced quality) Some of the original cast/crew will be in attendance. Come see what set local fandom aflame before smart phones and camcorders, when films were shot on real film and local fans worked with the great Don Dohler to made this historic film. This is a free showing. See old news report about this film here.



Saint Patrick's Day
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Equinox
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Anime Social at BSFS 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

• Book Discussion Group 6:30pm. Featured Book: Undercity by Catherine Asaro. Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org


• BSFS Social Meeting 8:00pm
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•  Alphabet Soup. 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

•   Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event. 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs, starting this month with Shadowrun Second Edition. Future events will include the Dr Who RPG, Firefly RPG, Stargate RPG, Star Wars RPG, and many others. Never played an RPG before? You are most welcome, As long as Tabletop RPG's you are welcome, we will be running for all levels, we have a few experiance GMs, but are always looking for more. 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


Maryland Day
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Maryland Day


Maryland Day Observed
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Passover
Passover (first day)


April 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Easter
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Johncon
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Johncon
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•  Alphabet Soup. 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


Johncon
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Library Workers Day
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm
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• Film Night at BSFS 7:00-10:30pm. Fun fan films and items our video  license allows us to show.
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•  Alphabet Soup. 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

•   Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event. 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs, starting this month with Shadowrun Second Edition. Future events will include the Dr Who RPG, Firefly RPG, Stargate RPG, Star Wars RPG, and many others. Never played an RPG before? You are most welcome, As long as Tabletop RPG's you are welcome, we will be running for all levels, we have a few experiance GMs, but are always looking for more. 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
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Anime Social at BSFS 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

• Book Discussion Group 6:30pm. Featured Book: Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon. Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org
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May 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm
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•  Alphabet Soup. 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

Mother's Day
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Load and Pack for Balticon
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Truck Loading at BSFS - 12:00 Noon till leave for Hotel.
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Unloading Truck at BSFS.
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June 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm



• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm
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• Alphabet Soup. 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
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org


Flag Day
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• Film Night at BSFS 7:00-10:30pm. Riverworld (the good 2010 version and not the earlier one) Based on the novels of Philip Jose Farmer
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Father's Day
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Solstice
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• BSFS Anual Picnic at PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK HOLLOFIELD AREA SHELTER 301 (like last year) 8020 BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE (RT 40 W) ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21043. Park entry fee per vehicle. Otherwise pot luck. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org



• Book Discussion Group 6:30pm. at the Picnic Featured Book To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer (Note: the version that's in print is "Riverworld: Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat"). Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org




• BSFS Social Meeting 8:00pm
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•   Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event. 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs. You are welcome if you love Tabletop RPG's. We will be running for all levels and will have premade characters available. We will run as many games as we have players to fill. For more details contact Matthew at bsfs dot org


• Alphabet Soup. 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
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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July 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Independance Day
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Shoreleave Con
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Shoreleave Con
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• Alphabet Soup. 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


Shoreleave Con
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm
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• Film Night at BSFS 7:00-10:30pm. Fun fan films and items our video license allows us to show.
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• Alphabet Soup. 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

•   Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event. 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs. You are welcome if you love Tabletop RPG's. We will be running for all levels and will have premade characters available. We will run as many games as we have players to fill. For more details contact Matthew at bsfs dot org
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Anime Social at BSFS 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

• Book Discussion Group 6:30pm. Featured Book TBD. Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org

• BSFS Social Meeting 8:00pm
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August 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Balticon Planning Meeting 7:00pm

• BSFS Business Meeting 8:30pm
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• Alphabet Soup. 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
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• Film Night at BSFS 7:00-10:30pm. Fun fan films and items our video??license allows us to show.
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• Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm. SF Focused Writing Group. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org
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• Anime Social at BSFS 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

• Book Discussion Group 6:30pm. Featured Book TBD. Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org


• BSFS Social Meeting 8:00pm
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•   Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event. 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup! We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs. You are welcome if you love Tabletop RPG's. We will be running for all levels and will have premade characters available. We will run as many games as we have players to fill. For more details contact Matthew at bsfs dot org

• Alphabet Soup. 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
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