The Baltimore Science Fiction Society will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary at the Baltimore SFS building (3310 E. Baltimore St) on January 12, 2013 at 8:00pm. Founded on January 5, 1963 on a bus ride back to Baltimore from a WSFA meeting, BSFS founded Balticon in 1967. The original BSFS lapsed after 1968, but was reorganized in 1974.
The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York is hosting an exhibit from December 15-March 3, 2013 entitled Spacewar! The exhibit examines the first 50 years of video games, beginning with the release of the first video game, Spacewar! in 1962. The exhibit is interactive and each visitor will receive four arcade tokens. Additional tokens may be purchased in the gallery. The games range from Sapcewar! to Child of Eden, including Galaga, Missile Command, and Vertical Force and are on a range of platforms.