• 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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Special Events at BSFS Building:

Alphabet Soup. Board Gaming. Next held June 24th, 2019 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.

Film Night at BSFS June 15, 2019 from 7:00-10:30pm. Feature Film Captain Marvel and fun fan films. In HQ on our 10 ft screen and with theater sound.

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. At BSFS PICNIC June 22, 2019. NOT AT BUILDING. SEE BELOW

Tabletop Role-Playing Game Event at BSFS on June 30, 2018 at 1-5pm. We will be rotating through various tabletop Sci Fi RPGs. You are welcome if you love Tabletop RPG's. Premade characters available and we will run as many games as we have players to fill. For more details contact Matthew at bsfs dot org

LARP at BSFS. Live Action Role Playing at BSFS. (On a every other Month schedule, bumped one month due to scheduling conflict this time) July 6, 2019 from 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM. Theme-Modern Urban Fantasy as inspired by The Dresden Files. All experience levels are welcome. Characters will be provided. One-time fee of $5 for materials paid at the first session. For details email kmiden at yahoo dot com

Digital Gaming Event at BSFS next held June 16, 2019. Play and learn about console and computer games. 2:00 PM till 5:30 PM. For more information contact matthew at bsfs dot org

Anime Social at BSFS. Next held on August 24, 2019 (after our Picnic [see below] and Oatakon) 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

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:

BSFS PICNIC BearBSFS PICNIC LABELBSFS Annual Picnic at PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK, June 22, 2019. At the HOLLOFIELD AREA, SHELTER #: 301, 8020 BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE (RT 40 W), ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21043 (NO RAIN DATE) NOON to DUSK ( ~ 9 PM) Pot Luck as we bring soda and snacks and you bring meat for gril and anything you want to share. No charge from BSFS, but park has a per person charge of $3/person, out-of-state residents $5/person. Remember to bring your joy of SF culture!

Book Club Meeting at BSFS. Book Discussion Group next meets on June 22, 2019 at 6:30pm at the BSFS Picnic. NOT AT BSFS BUILDING. Featured Book: The Poppy War by R F Kuang, the 2019 Compton Crook winner. Details contact bookdiscuss at bsfs dot org

Balticon Planning and BSFS Business Meetings:

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society business and discussion meeting will be held at 8:30pm on July 13, 2019 inside the BSFS Building in the Highlandtown section of Baltimore. Before the Balticon meeting which starts at 7:00 PM we need volunteers to help bring everything out of the main room and put back where it all belongs after Balticon. For directions see http://www.bsfs.org/bsfsdrct.htm

The Next Balticon 53 Post Con Balticon 54 Planning Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on July 13, 2019 inside the BSFS Building. Drop on by and share your ideas about how to improve future Balticons. (or volunteer) Before the Balticon meeting which starts at 7:00 PM we need volunteers to help bring everything out of the main room and put back where it all belongs after Balticon. For directions see http://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 June 13th and June 27th, 2019. 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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