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 nominees for the Compton Crook Award, presented for the new author for the best novel, have been announced. The winner will be announced at Balticon 43 the weekend of May 22-25. The Compton Crook Award is presented annually by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.
- Into the Storm, by Taylor Anderson
- Black Ships, by Jo Graham
- Singularity’s Ring, by Paul Melko
- The Way of Shadows, by Brent Weeks