Shore Leave 36: August 1-3, 2014

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Richard Dean Anderson
Richard Dean Anderson
Stargate's Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill; MacGyver's Angus MacGyver; Legend's Ernest Pratt / Nicodemus Legend; Emerald Point N.A.S.'s Lieutenant Simon Adams; General Hospital's Dr. Jeff Webber
Silas Weir Mitchell
Silas Weir Mitchell
Grimm's Monroe; Prison Break's's Charles 'Haywire' Patoshik; 24's Eli Stram
Eve Myles
Eve Myles
Torchwood's Gwen Cooper; Doctor Who's Gwyneth
Robert Picardo
Robert Picardo
Stargate's Richard Woolsey; Star Trek: Voyager's The Doctor / Dr. Lewis Zimmerman / Equinox EMH / EMH Mark I; Star Trek: First Contact's Holographic Doctor; China Beach's Dr. Dick Richard
Michael Welch
Michael Welch
The Twilight series' Mike Newton; SG1's Clone O'Neill; ST:Insurrection's Artim; Joan of Arcadia's Luke Girardi

Latest News!


16 The Hunt Valley Inn is sold out for Shore Leave 36. A list of alternate hotels is available. The Hotel is sold out, not the convention.

14 We're pleased to announce that joining us this summer will be media guest Eve Myles.

Anyone fancy a nice cup of tea?

We regret to announce that science guest David Batchelor has had to cancel his Shore Leave 36 appearance.


25 The book New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics with contributions by Keith R.A. DeCandido, Kevin Dilmore, Robert Greenberger, and Dayton Ward will premier this summer at Shore Leave.

16 This summer's lineup includes returning science guest, David Batchelor.

14 The new series Star Trek: Seekers, created by Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, David Mack, and Rob Caswell will premier this summer at Shore Leave.

12 Also joining us ths summer are science guest Andrew McDonald and author guests Amanda Headlee, Diana Botsford, Jeffrey Lang, Sally Malcolm, Stuart S. Roth, and Susanna Reilly.

8 We're pleased to announce the return of author guests Joshua Palmatier, Kelly Meding, Kevin Summers, and Lorraine Anderson, Richard C. White, Rigel Ailur. Also joining us this summer is artist Rob Caswell.

Somewhere in the Middle of Eternity, edited by Phil Giunta, will be launched at this summer's convention.

4 Our Volunteer Forces are looking for a few good sentients.

3 The 32nd annual Blood Drive will take place on Saturday, August 2nd from 9:00am to 2:30pm and Sunday, August 3rd from 11:00am to 4:00pm.


23 We're pleased to announce two additional media guests. Joining us this summer are Silas Weir Mitchell and returning guest Michael Welch.

Also returning this summer are Shore Leave favorites The Boogie Knights and Luna-C.

15 Stop by and visit our table this weekend at Farpoint!

2 What does Shore Leave 36 have in common with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Duct Tape, and Stargate Command? If your answer is "Richard Dean Anderson," then you're right!

The Shore Leave committee is thrilled to announce our first guests for Shore Leave 36. Joining us this summer will be will be actor guests Richard Dean Anderson and Robert Picardo.. (Read the full announcement.)

Also joining us this summer are author guests: Christopher L. Bennett, Kirsten Beyer, Greg Brodeur, Diane Carey, T.A. Chafin, Greg Cox, Kathleen David, Peter A. David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Kevin Dilmore, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Phil Giunta, Robert Greenberger, David Mack, Marco Palmieri, Dayton Ward, Howard Weinstein, and Steven H. Wilson. And our science guests: Wayne Bird, Charles Blue, Kirk Borne, Jerry Feldman, Yoji Kondo, Stephanie J. Slater, Timothy F. Slater and Margaret A. Weitekamp.


5 Dealer's Room tables are available.


14 Registration for Shore Leave 36 is now open.


5 Thank you to all the guests, participants, volunteers, and attendees who helped make Shore Leave 35 a success. We're looking forward to another great convention next August and hope you can make it.

Visit the News Page for all Shore Leave announcements.

Also joining us this year are: Rigel Ailur, Lorraine Anderson, Christopher L. Bennett, Kirsten Beyer, Wayne Bird, Charles Blue, Kirk Borne, Diana Botsford, Greg Brodeur, Diane Carey, Rob Caswell, T.A. Chafin, Greg Cox, Kathleen David, Peter A. David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Kevin Dilmore, Jerry Feldman, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Phil Giunta, Robert Greenberger, Amanda Headlee, The Boogie Knights, Yoji Kondo, Jeffrey Lang, Luna-C, David Mack, Sally Malcolm, Andrew McDonald, Kelly Meding, Joshua Palmatier, Marco Palmieri, Susanna Reilly, Stuart S. Roth, Stephanie J. Slater, Timothy F. Slater, Kevin Summers, Dayton Ward, Howard Weinstein, Margaret A Weitekamp, Richard C. White and Steven H. Wilson

Shore Leave 36 will include:

Writing Workshops: Learn how to improve your writing from some of your favorite writers. Past panels have included writing about the non-fictional part of Trek; How to express point of view in your story; The trials and tribulations of being a writer and more.

Stargazing: View the planets, stars and galaxies that are visible from the Baltimore area.

Meet the Pros Party: Join our author guests for Shore Leave's autograph party. Be sure to meet the authors of the latest Pocket Book Trek or SF release.

Game Room: The Shore Leave game room offers many actitivies including Role Playing Games, Collectible Card Games, Miniature War Games, and more!

Photo Ops: Get your photo taken with your favorite stars and get the photos back in time to get them signed without the need to leave the hotel!

Fan Panels: We're always looking for ideas for fan-led panels and people to lead them. If you have suggestions for a panel, please Let us Know.

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In Memoriam: Mary K. Satterthwaite

Mary K. SatterthwaiteThe Shore Leave Committee and the Star Trek Association of Towson are saddened by the passing of our friend and fellow club member, Mary K. Satterthwaite.

In the mid 1980s Mary K found herself in line at Shore Leave next to Cullen Satterthwaite. Not only did they both love Shore Leave but over time they discovered that they also loved each other. They married in 1991 and always held Shore Leave in their hearts because it had literally changed the course of both of their lives.

Over time they volunteered to work Guest Relations at Shore Leave, which they did for more than ten years. In 2010 Mary K became Co-Chair of Guest Relations for Shore Leave 32, a position that she held through Shore Leave 35. Mary K had a way of making people feel comfortable in her company and many of the actors that she worked with over the years wrote back afterwards to thank us for letting them work with her because she made their time so enjoyable.

Mary K lost her battle with cancer on October 30, 2013. She is survived by her husband Cullen and their two children, Samuel and Leira Satterthwaite. Her friends here at Shore Leave will miss her smile, laugh, and her warmth. It won't be the same without her.

In Memoriam: Ann C. Crispin

Ann C. CrispinThe Shore Leave Committee and the Star Trek Association of Towson are saddened by the passing of author Ann C. Crispin. Ann was a guest at Shore Leave for decades, and her workshops and contributions to panels were always well attended and greatly appreciated. She has been a valuable mentor to writers at all levels and was a co-founder of Writer Beware.

Ann C. Crispin passed away on September 6, 2013 at the age of 63.

In Memoriam: Page Lewis

Page LewisThe Shore Leave Committee and the Star Trek Association of Towson are saddened by the passing of our friend, Page Lewis.

Page Eileen Lewis passed away on March 1, 2014. She was one of Shore Leave's first supporters, and she continued to attend Shore Leave, even after events took her away from her home base in Wilmington, DE, to Atlanta, GA. She was an ardent Star Trek fan, a collector of memorabilia and autographs, and she ran the George Takei and Grace Lee Whitney fan clubs through the 1970s and '80s. Page edited and published fanzines, attended Star Trek conventions all over the US and the UK, and she was a constant presence at Shore Leave and Farpoint. She never let her limitations prevent her from doing anything she wanted to do. She will be missed. (Roberta Rogow, March 2014)