May 26-29, 2023 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

Guests of Honor

Jane Yolen headshot
Author Guest of Honor: Jane Yolen
Ariel Burgess headshot
Artist Guest of Honor: Ariel Burgess
Three happy musicians in red shirts with guitars
Music Guest of Honor: Technical Difficulties 2.0
Bryan Jordan head shot
Fan Guest of Honor: Bryan "Bellz" Jordan
John Scalzi headshot
2023 Heinlein Award: John Scalzi

Compton Crook Award Winners

P. Djèlí Clark signing autograph
P. Djèlí Clark, 2022 Compton Crook Award
Micaiah Johnson headshot
Micaiah Johnson, 2021 Compton Crook Award

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01/30/23 – We are pleased to announce that Technical Difficulties 2.0 will be our Music Guest of Honor.

01/24/23 – John Scalzi, novelist and internet personality, is the 2023 winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award! He will be attending Balticon 57, to accept his award.

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11/22/22 – Reserve your hotel room at a special rate.  See the Hotel page.

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