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Balticon 47

The Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, Balticon, is once again happening on Memorial Day weekend.

Guest of Honor is Joe Haldeman, with Nnedi Okorafor as Special Guest. Rick Sternbach is our Artist Guest of Honor, and Ada Palmer is our Musical Guest of Honor.

Sassafrass will be our featured filkers, and 2012 Compton Crook Winner T.C. McCarthy will be present too.

Over 300 Hours of Multi-Track Programming featuring authors, publishers, editors, artists, scientists, musicians and other creative SF luminaries. Join over a thousand SF fans for the area's largest and longest running convention of its kind! Visit our art show, dealer's room, concerts, dances, gaming room,  and video room.

If you need a membership for Balticon 47, online registration is here:

A complete list of who is coming can be found here:

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  • Emil V.

    I'm a fan of Balticon, and this year was as good as ever. I heard Guest of Honor Joe Haldeman speak. It was a delight to hear about his career, his writing process, and his love for fountain pens and his dearly-departed Olivetti Valentine manual typewriter. I bought his autographed poem titled "Forever Peace To Stop War," which I think shows a different creative side to this author. I heard Nnedi Okorafor read in the Garden Room on Saturday. She read from "Lagoon", a story of First Contact where aliens land at Lagos, Nigeria. It's not humans that they contact first, but the fish in Lagos Bay. Her writing was poetic. She was eager to talk about writing, her background as the daughter of Nigerian parents, and how she draws on African culture and current events in her fiction.

    I attended 3 informative panels on social media.

    The Baltimore Coalition of Reason organized a dinner with David Silverman, President of American Atheists, which had 16 attending Saturday night.

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Brian G.

    I'm bringing three others.

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I noticed via the GCOM website that you have in your inventory a copy of the Avalon Hill game "Gunslinger". May I request someone add that to the library in the game room? (I LOVE that game)

    May 6, 2013

  • tiki

    looking forward to it...^.^

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Susan C.

    All 4 of us will be there (MeetUp is pretty lame...)

    April 30, 2013

  • Emil V.

    Two memberships purchased! Looking forward to this!

    1 · April 30, 2013

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