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Welcome to Balticon 57!

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society is hosting Balticon 57 as a hybrid in-person/virtual convention over Memorial Day weekend, May 26 — 29, 2023.

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Floor 5
Dealer Room, Artists' Alley, Main Tent, Art Show, Con Ops, Fan Tables, Gaming, Restaurant, Autographs, Science, Artist Alley, Con Suite
Floor 6
Quiet Lounge, Medical, Video, Music, Readings
Floors 7 & 12
Children's, Makers, Costuming, Workshops
Turn right after exiting elevator lobby to find program rooms.

Quick Reference

All times are listed in EDT.

Accessibility: Floor 5, Lobby
Fri1 PM—10 PM
Sat10 AM—7 PM
Sun10 AM—5 PM
Mon10 AM—1:30 PM
Art Show: Floor 5, Maryland A/B
Fri5 PM—7 PM & 8 PM—9 PM
Sat10 AM—8 PM
Sun10 AM—1 PM & 2 PM—5 PM
Mon11 AM—2 PM
Artist Alley: Floor 5, Lobby
Fri2 PM—7 PM
Sat & Sun10 AM—7 PM
Mon10 AM—2 PM
Table hours may vary for participation in panels, workshops, or other events.
Con Ops: Floor 5, Fells Point (past elevators)
Friday 2 PM through Monday 5 PM
Phone: 410-986-4827
Con Suite: Floor 5, Baltimore A
Fri4 PM—2 AM
Sat & Sun8 AM—2 AM
Mon8 AM—2 PM
Food service ends by Monday 1 PM.
Dealer Room: Floor 5, Baltimore B & Maryland E/F
Fri2 PM—7 PM
Sat & Sun10 AM—7 PM
Mon10 AM—2 PM
Gaming: Floor 5, Watertable
Hal Haag Memorial Game Room
A: Role Playing Games
B: Tabletop Games
C: Video Games
Fri6 PM—2 AM
Sat & Sun10 AM—2 AM
Mon10 AM—4 PM
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Info Desk: Floor 5, Lobby
Same hours as Registration; after hours see Con Ops.
Registration: Floor 5, Lobby
Fri 4 PM—7 PM & Sat 10 AM—Noon
Green Room: Federal Hill
Sat 6 PM — end of Masquerade
Fan Photography: Guilford
opens 9 PM
Workmanship Judging: Guilford
opens 6:30 PM
Return of judged materials: Guilford
Sunday 11:30 AM (@Show and Tell)
Medical: Floor 6, Room 6017
Fri1 PM—3 AM
Sat & Sun9 AM—3 AM
Mon10 AM—2 PM
Open Filk: Floor 6, Kent
Fri10 PM—2 AM
Sat & Sun10 PM—2 AM
Mon2:30 PM—7 PM
Registration: Floor 5, Lobby
Please have your ID ready to be verified at badge pickup.
Fri1 PM—10 PM
Sat8:45 AM—7 PM
Sun8:45 AM—5 PM
Mon10 AM—1:30 PM
Reporting: All reports can be made anonymously.
Code of Conduct violations and harassment can be reported
  • with Con Ops in Fells Point,
  • by email to,
  • or by phone, using the number posted at Ops.
COVID-19 exposure:
  • If you develop symptoms of COVID or test positive within 10 days of the con, please report it to to facilitate contact tracing.
Sales Table: Floor 5, outside Federal Hill
Fri2 PM—6:30 PM
Sat & Sun10:30 AM—7:30 PM
Mon10:30 AM—3 PM
Smoking Area: Floor 7, Fresh Air Patio
7 AM — 10 PM daily
Volunteer Desk: Floor 5, Lobby (with Sales)
Same as Sales.
Watertable Restaurant and Bar: Floor 5
WiFi: all areas
Network: Renaissance_CONF
Password: Balticon

Invited Participants Only:

Program Ops: Floor 5, Fells Point (past elevators)
Please check in when you arrive.
FriNoon—9 PM
Sat9 AM—9 PM
Sun9 AM—2 PM
After hours see Con Ops.
Green Room: Floor 12, Presidential Suite
Fri3 PM—8:30 PM
Sat9:30 AM—8 PM
Sun9:30 AM—8:30 PM
Mon9:30 AM—3 PM

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