• 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.

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Special Events at BSFS:

Anime Social at BSFS. Will be held August 27th 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 Release Party at BSFS for the novel Sleep State Interrupt by local author T. C. Weber on September 9, 2016 from 7:00pm till 9:00pm. Meet the author and learn about this cyber-thriller set in a near-future dystopian Baltimore. Admission free. Giveaways, readings, snacks and more! Book website at http://savethereefs.wix.com/sleepstateinterrupt

Film Night at BSFS. September 17, 2016 from 7:00-9:30pm. Presenting films the way they used to back in the day - a SF recent or classic feature film (as our license allows), a serial film episode, shorts, cartoons, and discussion.

Book Club Meeting (next one) will be held September 24, 2016 starting at 6:30pm. Featured Book will be On Basilisk Station by David Weber. You can get a free ebook download courtesy of the author and publisher in many formats (including pdf if you lack readers) here. Rip roaring space opera done with a clever modern spin. During and after the book discussion there will be a party with David Weber fan club folks from MD and bordering states. More fun than a treecat sing along!

See our long range events calendar here.

Not at BSFS, but we will have a exhibit at the Baltimore Book Festival September 23, 24 and 25th. For Book Festival news see http://www.baltimorebookfestival.com/

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

Balticon 51 Planning Meeting Returns from Summer hiatus at 7:00pm on September 10, 2016. Come on over and share ideas. Hear the first report from the new program committee. 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 September 10, 2016 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. ELECTION of Officers Meeting. For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

Alphabet Soup Gaming Session at BSFS Building:

Open Gaming with library open. Every Second and Fourth Sunday. This means near term August 28th and September 11th. 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 August 25th and August 8th. 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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