Baltimore Science Fiction Society

The BSFS was founded on January 5, 1963 on the back of a Trailways bus by people returning from a meeting of WSFA. It began running Balticon in 1967 but the club died on October 12, 1968.

Balticon continued, and after Balticon 8, Sue Wheeler, Martin Deutsch and others re-founded BSFS in 1974 with mostly new members. It was incorporated in Maryland and granted tax-exempt status and thereafter ran Balticon.

Starting in ???, the club acquired the BSFS Clubhouse.

There was a previous club in the Baltimore area in the early 50s was the Baltimore Science Fiction Forum, and there was also the Baltimore SFL in the area in the 30s which lasted into the early 40s.

Its website is at

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