BSFAN Souvenir Book Advertising Space

Balticon 53 BSFAN cover (dragon, book hoard, tea party with people, tree)

The BSFAN is an award-winning annual publication of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc. (, and it features original art, science fiction and fantasy writing, and highlights the accomplishments of guests and program participants at the annual science fiction convention known as Balticon. Ad space is available for purchase or exchange in the next issue of the BSFAN, the Balticon convention souvenir book. Deadline for receipt of copy is April 30. Fan organizations may purchase ads at a 50% discount, or for like-kind exchange. We can accept electronic files or camera-ready hard copy for scanning.

Circulation: Estimated readership/distribution is app. 1,600-1,900, based on previous conventions.

Advertising Rates (B&W)Size (W x H)Pro RateFan Rate (50% discount)
Full page7.5” x 10”$330.00$165.00
Half page (horizontal)7.5″ x 5″$200.00$100.00
Half page (vertical)3.75″ x 10″$200.00$100.00
Quarter page (horizontal)7.5″ x 2.5″$150.00$75.00
Quarter page (vertical)3.75″ x 5″$150.00$75.00
Business card3.5″ x 2″$80.00$40.00
Full page (inside front or inside back cover)7.5” x 10”$360.00$180.00
Advertising Rates (COLOR)Size (W x H)Pro RateFan Rate (50% discount)
Full page (color insert, center of booklet)7.5″ x 10″$430.00$215.00
Full page (inside front or inside back cover)7.5″ x 10″$450.00$225.00

Legitimate non-profit fan organizations are eligible for a 50% discount off the pro rates. Fan publications wishing to trade ads must request to do so in writing by April 15. Please email your reservation request along with your advertising deadlines and specifications to:

Publication Format for Ads

Two column format, 8.5” x 11″ (W x H). Ads may run either vertically or horizontally. Please allow 1/2” border on all sides (please size ads to the above print specifications). Bleed to edge may be charged extra.

Color Ads

Please make sure electronic files for color printing are saved using the CMYK colorspace.

Acceptable Printing Materials

Please provide camera-ready copy via one of the following methods (please include a SASE with adequate postage if you would like your materials returned; otherwise, they will be discarded after Balticon):

  1. Email attachment (pdf, psd, tiff, jpeg, png, etc.) to (very large files may be sent to or shared via Dropbox or Google Drive; please query for instructions). A minimum of 300 dpi resolution is suggested for electronic files.
  2. CDROM or flash drive (readable on a Windows-based PC) mailed to the address below.
  3. Hardcopy, camera-ready and suitable for scanning, mailed to the address below.

Closing Date

Final camera-ready copy must be received no later than April 30. Please query concerning other arrangements.

Mailing Address

Send all advertising reservations and copy to:

Balticon 54
Attn: Advertising
PO Box 686
Baltimore, MD 21203-0686

Email Address:


An invoice will be automatically emailed unless other arrangements are made.

Please make all monies payable in U.S. currency to: Balticon 54.


If payment is not received by May 1, BSFS and Balticon reserve the right, at our discretion, to remove your ad from publication in the BSFAN, the Balticon souvenir book.


For further information on advertising, contact Patti Kinlock at or (443) 386-3345 (mobile). You may also phone BSFS headquarters at (410) JOE-BSFS (563-2737); however, our building is not regularly staffed, so leave a message and we will return your call at the earliest opportunity.

For more information on Balticon, visit:

BalticonTM is a service mark of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. © 2020 Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc.

Revised 1/17/2020