Virtual Balticon 54 has ended. Go to balticon.org for information about the next Balticon.
The Virtual Balticon channels on the BSFS Inc Discord Server are still active and recordings of the panels are being captioned and added to the BSFS YouTube channel.
Welcome to Virtual Balticon 54
The Maryland Regional
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
May 22-25, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) has canceled Balticon 54. In its place, BSFS is pleased to present a free Virtual Balticon over Memorial Day weekend. The virtual convention will kick off Friday night May 22nd, 2020 and run until Monday afternoon.
Our GoFundMe campaign is ending soon, but you may still donate to enable BSFS to continue our work developing new writers and fostering literacy among Baltimore City’s disadvantaged youth. You may use PayPal or mail a check:
BSFS donation page:
Mail a check to:
P.O. Box 686
Baltimore, MD 21203-0686
How to Participate
To participate in Balticon panels, presentations, or events, see the schedules under the Programming menu. Be sure to check the Platforms page for general information about the platforms we are using, e.g., Zoom, Discord, etc. Here is a non-inclusive list of the activities in store:
- Panels, Presentations, and Readings hosted as webinars (Program Schedule)
- Music concerts streamed live (Program Schedule)
- Open Filking hosted through an online platform (Program Schedule)
- Social distant dance workshop and live dance on Sunday (Program Schedule)
- Watch parties of past presentations at Balticon, along with discussions featuring the presenters on the BSFS Discord Server
- Watch parties of TV shows, movies, and anime through streaming services, along with discussions on the BSFS Discord Server (Watch Party Schedule)
- Virtual Short Film Festival on Sunday with a reprise showing on Monday. (Watch Party Schedule)
- Online tabletop RPGs and board games (Gaming Schedule)
- A collection of links to the online stores of our dealers and artists (Artist Alley)
- Open conversation on the BSFS Discord Server and in a Balticon Second Life Region