- DATES: February 12-14, 1971 Washington's Birthday Weekend
- VENUE: Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD
- CHAIR: Ted Pauls, Dave Halterman, & Mark Owings
- Memories From Mark Owings:
"It was late November of 1970 when Ted Pauls decided to try for another
Balticon, and talked to Dave Halterman and I about working on it. He got a
guest of honor, Harry Harrison, contacted the Lord Baltimore Hotel, and
had a flyer out on the third weekend of December, seven weeks before the
The high point, I suppose, of that Balticon was when Harrison and Ted
White, the immediately former and then-current editors of AMAZING and
FANTASTIC, started hurling insults at each other and then escalated the
volume of their voices with each round."
- Balticon 5 Committee & Staff: Unknown, but if you
have any information concerning this convention that you would like to see
included here, please send it to "webmeister at bsfs dot org" and look
for it to be published here!!