Balticon 51 will be held at The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel,  202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA. Use Google maps to find hotel.

The Balticon Sleeping Room Block Has Now Closed. The Hotel extended the cut off date for one week past the contracted date, but at 14 days out from the convention they closed the block. There are still rooms available at the hotel through various sales channels at a higher rate than the original Balticon block (a little more than our original price for non-refundable pay in advance booking and a lot more for if you want the right to cancel) on standard rooms and of course much higher prices for special luxury rooms and suites.

We may be able to get a few more people into our block as people cancel at the last minute. There is usually someone who needs to cancel due to work or family emergency or something. If you want to be on a waiting list send your name, address, phone number, (of course email) and the dates you want and what type of beds you want (double queen, King, or any) to and we will try, but no promises at all.  If you decide to cancel a room please, if you can send an email with your name and reservation numbers to so we can try to save the room for fandom.

Those already in the Balticon Block can still use the online system to manage their stay through the link For phone changes, please use the following dedicated Group Reservations phone number in order to make sure you are able to remain within the block. Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-212-5752  (Tell them date and hotel info and Group Code is BALTICON 2017).

If you want connecting rooms or to be on the party floor or any other special accommodation and you are inside the Balticon Block, then send your name, registration number and the special request information to hotel liaison and we will ask our contact at the hotel to assist in securing that request.

Let Dale Arnold know if you have problems getting your requests by sending email back to hotel liaison (either before the con, during check-in or whenever you learn –because it cannot be fixed if you wait till after the con).

The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel has an overhead walkway from the hotel to Harborplace, which has a plethora of good eateries. Unfortunately, the overhead walkway is not wheelchair-accessible, but ground level is wheelchair-accessible. There are food vendors ranging from sit-down restaurants to snack bars all around the hotel, so food choices abound. This hotel is at the recreational center of the Baltimore Inner Harbor Destination, so attractions, restaurants and great views are only steps away on every side of the hotel.