Balticon 48

Balticon 48, Maryland’s oldest regional science fiction convention, will take place at the Hunt Valley Inn 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley MD.

Brandon Sanderson: Author GOH

Kenneth Anders: Music GOH

Halo Jankowki: Artist GOH

Full 24 hour multi-track program of authors, publishers, artists, scientists, musicians, masquerade, original movies, live theater, chicledren’s programming, steampunk dance, concerts, writers’ workshop, poetry and short story contest, ETC.

Rabbi Larry Pinsker will present on Monday

10 AM “A Time Traveler’s Guide to Talmud The 63 volume Babylonian Talmud discourses compiled a millennium & a half ago are records of a people exiled from their devastated homeland. Their leaders attempted to preserve their ancient way of life using techniques that  reflect how the World Wide Web works. Rabbinic conversations use classical Greek rhetoric, language games (incl. outrageous puns), & self-aware fantasy to extract  wisdom & spiritual strength from encounters with an invisible God. Let’s explore  Talmudic time-travel narratives + major fantasy quests of  “spiritual” reality & social construction. All welcome incl. Atheists & Aliens .