Balticon 55

The Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

May 28-31, 2021 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

Guest of Honor:
Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire photo

Artist Guest of Honor:
Alyssa Winans

Alyssa Winans art (tree and white unicorn)

Music Guests of Honor:
Margaret & Kristoph

Margaret and Kristoph (with harp and guitar)

Fan Guests of Honor:
Bruce & Cheryl Evry

Special Guest:
Petra Mayer

Petra Mayer (photo by Allison Shelley)

2019 Compton Crook Award Winner:
R.F. Kuang

RF Kuang author photo

2020 Compton Crook Award Winner:
Arkady Martine

Arkady Martine publicity photo

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Virtual Balticon 54

While Virtual Balticon 54 is over, the VB54 Discord channels are still active on the BSFS Discord Server so you can continue the conversations. The BSFS YouTube channel has videos of many of the panels and presentations. The Virtual Balticon web site is at The GoFundMe campaign is over, but if you would like to donate to BSFS, use the BSFS donation page: or mail a check to: Treasurer, BSFS, Inc., P.O. Box 686, Baltimore, MD 21203-0686