The best fans in fantasy and sci-fi gather together for an extended weekend of fan forums, autograph sessions, buying and selling, movie watching, costume wearing and just generally geeking out — a Baltimore tradition that goes back more than half a century. Special guests include Steven Brust (of Dragaera fame) and S.M. Stirling (the “Emberverse” series). Gets underway at 1 p.m. Friday (with opening ceremonies scheduled for 8 p.m.), then runs through 6 p.m. next Monday at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 E. Pratt St. $37-$75. balticon.org.
Brew at the Zoo
Drinking beer and staring at...