• 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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Congratulations to Jack McDevitt on winning the 2015 Robert A. Heinlein Award

Special Events at BSFS:

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. (NOT AT BSFS BUILDING) 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

BSFS Book Discussion Group will be held on February 28, 2015 at 6:30pm inside the BSFS Building. Featured Book: "Among Others" by Jo Walton.

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. February 8th and 22nd 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 February 12th and 26th. 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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