• 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.
  • Pictured from left, author Rahul Kanakia, hosts Sarah Pinsker and Michael Underwood, and author Myke Cole at the Dangerous Voices Variety Hour on Feb. 2, 2014. Click here for more information on the event.

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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:

Round Table Panel at BSFS. August 23, 2014 at 8:00PM, "Diversity in the Genre," a discussion of ethnic, racial, cultural and disability diversity in the genre. Day al-Mohamed will moderate, with Sarah Pinsker, Phenderson Clark, and Sherin Nicole

Film Night at BSFS. August 16 from 7:00-9:30pm. Selection of films sent to us by film makers for review for showing at Balticon, fun fan films and other movies our license allows.

Anime/Manga Event at BSFS. August 23, 2014 from 2pm-6pm. Selected Anime Screening and Manga Exhibit. Library Open. Contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org for details.

Book Discussion Group at BSFS Building on August 23, 2014 at 6:30pm. Featured Book: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie.. For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm.

Doctor Who Fans Meetup on September 7, 2014 3:00pm-5:00pm. Library Open. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Balticon 49 Planning Meeting on September 13, 2014 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 September 13, 2014 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

Alphabet Soup Gaming Session at BSFS Building:

Open Gaming with library open. August 10th and 24th. September 14, 2014. 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 14th and 28th. This is a SF focused writing group. If you write check it out. At least Six stories work shopped at this writer's circle have been sold to pro markets. For more info contact BSFSEvents at BSFS dot org

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