• The 2016 BSFS Amateur Writing Contest winners were announced at Capclave 2016 on Saturday, Oct. 8. Pictured from left: 1st place winner Irette Y. Patterson, 2nd place winner J.D. Gordon, and 3rd place winner S.L. Carney.
  • Enter one of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society Writing Contests
  • 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. We are all volunteers, no one earns wages from volunteering at BSFS, we do gain the satisfaction of contributing. If you love science fiction and fantasy then BSFS and our projects and programs are a new home for your mind, heart, and soul.

The Latest Word - as of 11/15/2018:

Special Events at BSFS Building:

Film Night at BSFS: On November 17, 2018 from 6:00 PM [sharp on the hour start] (Special Time to Allow Double Feature) The Incredibles and The Incredibles 2. All on our 10ft screen in Blue Ray Hi Def and theater sound.

Book Club Meeting at BSFS.Book Discussion Group next meets on November 24, 2018 at 6:30pm Featured Book: The Fifth Season by NK Jemsin. This book won the Hugo (as did books two and three in this series which is the first time a trilogy won in each year each of its books were released) Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org

Digital Gaming Event at BSFS. Play and learn about console and computer games. November 18, 2018 from 2:00 PM till 5:30 PM. For more information contact matthew at bsfs dot org

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS. On November 25, 2018 1-5pm. Our Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) meetup returns! 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

Live Action Role Playing at BSFS. Every-other Saturday from 12-9pm, starting December 1st. Theme-Modern Urban Fantasy as inspired by The Dresden Files. All experience levels are welcome. Characters will be provided. We ask for a one-time fee of $5 for materials, to be paid at the first session. For info email kmiden@yahoo.com

Alphabet Soup Gaming. On December 9, 2018 at 12:00 Noon and runs that day til 5:00pm. Board gaming using the Hal Haag Memorial game collection. For more info contact artb at bsfs dot org

Anime Social at BSFS. Next held on January 26, 2019 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

NaMoWrMo-logoNational Novel Writer's Month write-ins are scheduled at BSFS on Sundays in November with November 18 and 25 from 1 PM to 5 PM at the BSFS Building yet to go. For more info email maria at bsfs dot org

See our long range events calendar here.

Borrow and bring back books from our 12,000 item free lending library at any event or meeting at the BSFS Building.

Special Events Sponsored By BSFS Outside BSFS Building:

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on December 8, 2018 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. Help decorate the Dalek for the holidays. For directions see https://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

The Next Balticon 53 Planning Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on December 8, 2018 inside the BSFS Building. Drop on by and share your ideas about how to improve future Balticons. (or volunteer) For directions see https://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm.

Writers Circle at BSFS:
BSFS sponsors a Writing Circle 6:30-8:30pm usually meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month inside the BSFS Building. Near term this means December 13 of 2018. 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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