Events & Exhibits

In addition to programming, Balticon has several events and exhibits going on throughout the weekend. The exhibits include Art Show, Dealer Room, and Artist Alley. The events include opening ceremonies, closing ceremonies, masquerade, art auction, film festival, Heinlein Society Blood Drive, Live Action Role Playing (LARP), and others. These will be added to this page as details are completed.

The Compton Crook Award page honors the winner of the 2021 Compton Crook Award presented by Baltimore Science Fiction Society to the best first novel in the genre as select by its members.

Compton Crook Award

Books, jewelry, costumes and other fannish desires will be for sale in the on-line Dealer Room. The Dealer Room encompass this web site, Discord, and Gather. See the Dealer Room page for details on how to visit.

Dealer Room

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society will present the Robert A. Heinlein Award during the Opening Ceremonies on Friday, May 28. The Heinlein Award page has the announcement of the 2021 honoree and information about the award itself.

Heinlein Award

The Balticon Masquerade is one of the premier costuming events on the East Coast. Fans have the opportunity to share their creative science fiction- and fantasy-related costumes with other fans. The Masquerade page contains an overview of the Balticon Virtual Masquerade event and how to enter.

Masquerade

The Balticon Sunday Short Film Festival presents live action and animated films submitted by independent filmmakers. The audience votes for awards. The Short Film Festival page describes the festival and how to submit a film for consideration.

Sunday Film Festival