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May 26
May 29, 2023
2:00 pm
4:00 pm

Balticon 57

Balticon is a four-day celebration of Science Fiction and Fantasy!

Join over fifteen hundred fans of all backgrounds as we gather to celebrate Science Fiction and Fantasy with more than 300 hours of diverse programming, from award-winning authors and publishers to twitch live-streamers, from cosplay experts to renowned scientists and tech innovators. Sing along with our filkers, soak in our stunning Art Show and Masquerade, laugh and cry at our Film Festival. We’ve got something for everyone.

Our Guests of Honor this year are as follows:

Author Guest of Honor: Jane Yolen
Artist Guest of Honor: Ariel Burgess
Music Guests of Honor: Technical Difficulties 2.0
Ghost of Honor: Daphne Eftychia Arthur

With Special Guests:
2023 Heinlein Award Winner: John Scalzi
2023 Compton Crook Winner: TBD
Former Compton Crook Winners: P. Djèlí Clark and Micaiah Johnson

Check out for more information.

The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

$68-95 for Adults, $34-48 for Young Adults (12-25), FREE for Kids <12 Register early! Rates go up Feb 28, Apr 15, and May 15th

P.O. Box 686
Baltimore, 21203-0686

Visit Baltimore Merch

Show off your Baltimore pride in style with t-shirts, hats and hoodies featuring the Visit Baltimore logo. Plus get your hands on our one-of-a-kind posters.