What we’re about
BSFS is dedicated to promoting sci-fi and fantasy in all its forms. We have our own building at 3310 East Baltimore Street.
We have many events each month, and when an event is scheduled, the building is open to everyone, whether you are a BSFS member or not. Both new people and regulars are encouraged to come to events.
Our other links are here: https://linktr.ee/balticon
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Balticon Planning MeetingBaltimore Science Fiction Society, Baltimore, MD
In person and virtual Planning Meeting from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, for Balticon, the regional Science Fiction convention that we plan and hold each year on Memorial Day weekend. Mostly for Division Heads and Staff, but open to the public. Check www.bsfs.org for details about how to join by Zoom or drop by in-person.
If you have some ideas for Balticon that you want to discuss, in person, before or after the meeting may be the time to do it, or virtually, get some contact info after the meeting to continue the conversation.
- BSFS Business MeetingBaltimore Science Fiction Society, Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Science Fiction Society Business Meeting.
Learn about ongoing projects and share ideas. Watch Robert's Rules of order executed in the unique BSFS style. Check www.bsfs.org for Zoom login details to attend or drop by in person!
Everyone is welcome to come and visit! We start up after the Balticon Meeting is finished, usually about 8:30. Usually people hang out after the meeting, some may play board games, others may just chat. No need to RSVP, feel free to just stop by.
- Writing Circle (Teleconference only)Link visible for attendees
The Speculative Fiction Critique Circle meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. We sit and let people who have brought pieces for critique take turns reading their work aloud. We quietly make notes with any suggestions we have as they're reading. Then afterwards we spend time discussing language, plot, characters, pacing, all that good stuff.
If you're going to present, bring a selection up to 2,500 words. For those with longer works, serialization is common.
We're a friendly, but very focused group of writers who go in-depth to critique the works we bring in. We never get personal, but we will provide deep, honest feedback. We've had many stories workshopped here published professionally, and our goal is to keep that happening by making stories as strong and sharp as they can be.
Of course, anyone who just wants to sit in, not present, and talk writing with us, is more than welcome to come by and do just that.
The zoom link is at http://www.bsfs.org/
For more information contact BSFSEvents @ BSFS.org
- Film Night at BSFS:Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Baltimore, MD
Come to BSFS Film Night! We're presenting films the way they used to back in the day. Ten months of the year (July through April) we'll show a feature film preceded by serial film episodes and indie shorts and followed by animated shorts and discussion.
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at 7:00PM at the BSFS HQ building, we'll be screening SF favorite and cult classic feature films and new Indie Shorts in the SF, Fantasy and Horror genres, as well as web series episodes, and favorites from the Balticon Short Film Festival archives.
Admission is free. Come out and join us!
FYI for those new to BSFS events: The Baltimore Science Fiction Society owns its own building at 3310 East Baltimore Street. When an event is scheduled at BSFS HQ, the building is open to everyone, whether you are a BSFS member or not. Both new people and regulars are encouraged to come to events.