There’s a lot more than speakers and exhibits to enjoy at Balticon! Watch short film finalists and show off your costumery skills, enjoy geeky music and applaud award-winning writers – from the young to the amateur to the debut novelists.
Balticon’s Marty Gear Memorial Masquerade is the opportunity for fans to present their science fiction- and fantasy-related costumes to delight our audience. While some costumers may simply model their costumes on stage, most entries present dramatic or comedic skits. A team of judges reward costume design and workmanship to encourage our costumers’ efforts.
The Baltimore Science Fiction Society will present the Robert A. Heinlein Award during the Opening Ceremonies on Friday, May 27. The Heinlein Award page has the announcement of the 2023 honoree and information about the award itself.
Concerts and Filk
Join our Filk circles in the evening with a different theme each day. See Technical Difficulties 2.0 in concert. Our panels and discussions promise to be interesting, informative, and full of general musical mayhem!
Fandom has a history of giving. At Balticon, you will have opportunities to contribute to several causes.
BSFS Books for Kids
Balticon holds two auctions to raise money for the BSFS Books for Kids program: Saturday evening during the Masquerade intermission and Sunday afternoon after the Art Auction. Funds raised will be used to purchase books for students to keep on their own. BSFS Books for Kids also collects book donations for local school libraries. Items for the auction are donated by individuals and companies and generally have a Science Fiction or Fantasy theme. To donate items for the auction, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.