Theater

Metal, sci-fi and ringin' bells — the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week

Metal, sci-fi and ringin' bells — the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week

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Nebula Award-winner Catherine Asaro (“The Quantum Rose” and “The Spacetime Pool”) is the guest of honor at this year’s annual gathering of area sci-fi fans, offering a chance to catch up on the latest trends, enjoy a dealers’ room with all the books, costumes, models and other paraphernalia you could want, and otherwise geek-out until the dimensions shift. Includes gaming, an art show, short films and Saturday night’s Masquerade, where you never know whom (or what) you’ll encounter. Runs May 25-28 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 E. Pratt St. $10-$49 daily, $37-$75 for the weekend; free for kids under 6 with paying adult....

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