Nancy Springer headshot

Author Guest of Honor: Nancy Springer

Jen Midkiff behind harp strings

Music Guest of Honor: Jen Midkiff

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What is Balticon?

A four day celebration of Science Fiction and Fantasy!

Join over fifteen hundred fans of all backgrounds as we gather to celebrate Science Fiction and Fantasy with more than 300 hours of diverse programming, from award winning authors and publishers to twitch live-streamers, from cosplay experts to renowned scientists and tech innovators. Sing along with our filkers, soak in our stunning Art Show and Masquerade, laugh and cry at our Film Festival. We’ve got something for everyone.


05/19/22 – Balticon will provide ASL interpreters for some program items. See the schedule here. Our Virtual and Broadcast events will use the native Zoom closed-captioning.

05/14/22 – A preliminary Program Schedule is now available.

04/12/22 – The Baltimore Science Fiction Society announced that A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark has won the 2022 Compton Crook Award for best first SF/Fantasy/horror novel. P. Djèlí Clark is the 40th winner of the award.

03/20/22 – We are pleased to announce the addition of special guests: Kevin Roche – a costumer, conrunner, and quantum scientist and his husband, Andy Trembley – a filker, costumer, and conrunner.

03/20/22 – Virtual pricing for the whole weekend is $30 for adults and $20 for young adults. Virtual membership is automatically included with any in-person membership purchase. Visit the Prices and Information page.

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The Maryland State Arts Council has provided a grant to support BSFS activities including Balticon. To discover more about the Maryland State Arts Council and how they impact Maryland, visit