Balticon 49 Memorial Day Weekend May 22-25, 2015
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Guest of Honor: Jo Walton
Artist Guest of Honor: Ruth Sanderson
Music Guest of Honor: Erica Neely
2014 Compton Crook Award Winner: Dr. Charles E. Gannon
2015 Compton Crook Award Winner: Alexandra Duncan
2015 Heinlein Award Recipient: Jack McDevitt
Special Science Guest: Edie Stern
Ghost of Honor: CJ Henderson (1951 – 2014)
Fan Ghost of Honor: Joe Mayhew (1942-2000)
A Four Day, 24-hours-a-day Extravaganza!
Over 400 Hours of Multi-Track Programming featuring authors, publishers, editors, artists, scientists, musicians and other creative SF luminaries. Join over a thousand SF fans for the area's largest and longest running convention of its kind! Visit our huge art show, dealer's room, concerts, dances, gaming room, computer room and video room. Everything Science Fiction and Fantasy in one huge package.
There will be sign language interpreters at all major events and on call as needed. For details, please speak to the Special Needs Liaison at the Volunteer Desk, located at the bottom of the escalator.
Most areas of the convention will close by 2:00 am each night with the exception of the Anime (Salon E) and Video Rooms (Salon F and overnight in the Belmont Room), and the Con-suite. These will be open 23 hours a day, allowing one hour down time for housekeeping.
|Hours of Operation|
|5 pm - 9 pm||10 am -9 pm||10 am - 1 pm||10 am - 1 pm|
|Sunday 2 pm -- Sales open Sunday 2:15 pm|
Hunt Ballroom Foyer
|Friday 2 pm - Monday 5 pm -- Round the clock|
Lost & found, security issues, late night registration, to locate a specific Balticon staff person, etc.
(Frankie and Vinnie's)
|Friday 4 pm - Monday 1 pm -- Around the clock|
|4 pm - 8 pm||10 am - 6 pm||10:30 am - 5 pm||10 am - 2 pm|
|Hal Haag Memorial Game Room
|5 pm - 2 am||9 am - 2 am||9 am - 2 am||9 am - 5 pm|
|Open Filk||10:00 pm - 4 am
|10:30 pm - 4 am
|10:00 pm - 3 am
|3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(Valley Ballroom Foyer)
|2 pm - 9 pm||8:45 am - 9 pm||8:45 am - 7 pm||10 am - 2 pm|
See the "Who's Coming" page for more information.
A list of potential program ideas will be available soon.
Send your program ideas to email@example.com. Please include a brief descriptive paragraph, format (panel, roundtable, presentation, workshop) and whether you would like to be the presenter, moderator or a panelist for the item. The program coordinators will see that your suggestions get to the right program track coordinators. We welcome program suggestions year round. While those received after Feb. 15, 2015, are not as likely to find a program slot in the 2015 Balticon, they will certainly be included in the ideas considered for the next few years.
BALTICON 49 REGISTRATION:
At-the-door registration rates are:
|Balticon 50 Pre-Reg||$50||$25|
Balticon Podcasts! There will be Podcasting during Balticon 49, if you need some information before arriving at the con, or if you want to listen to our recent podcast interviews, check out our web site: www.balticonpodcast.org.
The Balticon 49 hotel is the Hunt Valley Inn (a Wyndham affiliate), 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031 USA. (Phone: 410-785-7000)
The Balticon Hotel block is open for reservations. The Hotel page has the link to the Wyndham Balticon reservations page.
We have expanded our block for Friday and Saturday nights. Please do not overbook hotel rooms. We have enough capacity for those nights so that we should not have any problems. But if people overbook then other members will be unable to reserve a room, and then when you cancel the extra room(s), you put Balticon in danger of missing our room block commitment.
Hotel PoliciesMaryland law prohibits indoor smoking in the hotel. The hotel has designated a smoking area outside the front entrance under the colonnade. Due to space limitations created by construction at the hotel, this will be the only outdoor space where smoking will be permitted around the hotel. Balticon classifies vaping the same as smoking, and the same restrictions apply within Convention space and public areas of the hotel.
Any alcoholic beverages served in public spaces at the hotel must be served by hotel employees.
Only working service animals are permitted in Convention space.
The hotel does not permit merchandise sales from hotel rooms.
Balticon provides wire grid towers for signs and posters to publicize your event. Please use the wire grid towers and do not post anything on the newly renovated hotel walls or door frames.
If you require special services for ADA or other access from the convention, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferably before May 10, 2015) and we will attempt to accommodate your needs. It is helpful if we know of your need for a Sign Language Interpreter as early as possible.
Costume weapons must be inspected and peace bonded. Taking costume weapons outside the hotel will create conflict; please do not take anything that looks like a weapon outside the hotel.
Harassment Policy:Click here for the Balticon/BSFS Harassment Policy
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