BSFS is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, charitable, literary and educational organization, dedicated to the promotion of and an appreciation for science fiction in all of its many forms. BSFS is run entirely by volunteers. None of the Board of Directors or officers receive any pay for what they do.
Balticon, our annual regional science fiction & fantasy convention, features authors, editors, publishers, artists, filmmakers, and, most importantly, fans. Balticon has speeches by our guests, author readings, panels, slide shows, films, videos, an art show, a dealers room, board gaming, a masquerade (costume contest), science programming, writer's workshop, and much, much more. Balticon is held on Memorial Day weekend.