Shore Leave 38 July 15 - 17, 2016

The Shore Leave 38 Schedule is now available.

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Karen Gillan Doctor Who's Amy Pond; Guardians of the Galaxy's Nebula; and Selfie's Eliza Dooley
John Noble Fringe's Dr Walter Bishop; Elementary's Morland Holmes; LOTR: The Return of the King's Denethor; Sleepy Hollow's Henry Parrish; Stargate SG1's Meurik
Anthony Montgomery Enterprise's Ensign Travis Mayweather; General Hospital's Andrew Maddox; and Popular's George Austin.
Michael Trucco Battlestar Galactica's Ens Samuel Anders; Big Bang Theory's Dr David Underhill; The Librarians' Sam Denning; How I Met Your Mother's Nick Petteruti; Castle's Det Tom Demming;
Zoie Palmer Dark Matter's Android; Lost Girl's Dr. Lauren Lewis; Patch Town's Bethany
Anthony Lemke Dark Matter's Three; Lost Girl's Ryan Lambert; The Good Witch's Ryan Elliott; The Listener's Brian Becker; White House Down's Capt Hutton; Witches of East End's Harrison Welles
Barbara Bouchet Star Trek: TOS's Kelinda; Casino Royale (67)'s Moneypenny; The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s Narcissus Darling; Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea's Tippy Penfield
Michael Forest Star Trek: TOS & Star Trek Continues' Apollo; Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue's Olympus; Street Fight II:V's Captain Dorai; King Kong Lives' Vance

Latest News!


21 Thank you to all the guests, program participants, helpers, and most particularly the attendees who helped make Shore Leave 38 such a wonderful experience.

Join us in 2017 on July 7-9 for Shore Leave 39.

17 Schedule updated overnight.

16 Missed Karen Gillan? She'll be signing autographs again tomorrow from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM.

Schedule updated at 11:20 AM.

15 An audio version of the Shore Leave 38 program book and pocket program has been made available, courtesy of Bill Hensel.

14 Mobile-friendly versions of the schedule are avaialble for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

13 The Shore Leave 38 Schedule is now available online.

12 Raven Stormbringer returns for a second year with his Special Effects Makeup Class.

Also returning this year is the Henna and Glitter Body Art Workshop, led by henna artist Shirley Donahue.

Sci-Fi Games debuts a new games this year: "Blockbusters."

11 This is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. To celebrate in its own way, the Shore Leave Small Budget Film Track is showing all the quality Trek fan films it can get its hands on. You may never see this many in one place again! Besides the best-known and top-line fan films from Star Trek Continues, Star Trek New Voyages and Starship Farragut, we are showing episodes and features from less well known groups such as Star Trek: Dark Armada, Star Trek: Horizon, and Star Trek: Saladin. (Read More)

9 We're pleased to announce that actor Michael Trucco will be joining us next weekend for Shore Leave 38. Michael is replacing Robbie Amell who has canceled his appearance at this year's convention due to a new movie role.

8 We're pleased to announce that guest Karen Gillan has been firming up her travel schedule and will be available for additional signing for some time on Sunday, in addition to her Saturday appearance.

5 Trek Today has a nice article about Shore Leave 38 and our guests.

4 The Shore Leave Charity Auction has many unique items and the proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Welcome to author guest Derek Tyler Attico.

Details of the Shore Leave 38 polo shirt are now available. Shirts are a limited run and sold on a first come basis.

1 We're pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Robbie Greenberger Memorial Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament.


29 We have lots of workshops to tell you about. There's something for everyone.

27 Are you planning to give blood at this year's Shore Leave? You can make an appointment now.

23 Part of the under-20 crowd? Check out our Teen Programming Track. Got kids? Then check out Children's Programming.

21 The Baltimore County Public Library presents some more rasons to attend Shore Leave.

20 The G&T Show recently talked to Mike Schilling about what to expect at Shore Leave 38.

18 As always, our Meet the Pros event will take place on Friday evening. This year's event includes the premiere of five new books by our guests.

Our own Michael Schilling recently appeared on the Sci Fi Diner Podcast, talking about the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.

1 Don't forget, advance registration ends June 15!


29 One of our author guests, Kirsten Beyer, has to cancel her attendance at Shore Leave 38 for an admittedly very cool reason. Kirsten is one of the writers for the new Star Trek series. Her work load and commitment to the new series make it impossible to attend Shore Leave this year. She is looking forward to coming back to Shore Leave next year to share the excitement of her new job. Shore Leave extends congratulations to Kirsten for this amazing achievement and opportunity.

27 Be sure to stop by and visit our table this weekend at Balticon 50!

25 Read the May 25, Shore Leave 38 Update.

23 Join us in welcoming media guest Anthony Montgomery to this summer's guest lineup.

22 Make all of time and space your backyard when The TARDIS Photo Booth rematerializes at this summer's convention.

21 Joining us this summer are science guests Jerry Feldman, Kelly Fast, Rob Landis, Dalton Spatz, and Tanner Robinson as well as authors Bob Jones, John Coffren, Jenifer P. Rosenberg, David H Watson, Melissa Scott, Kyle Williamson, and Joshua Palmatier.

4 Join us on May 7 for a night of baseball as the Bowie Baysox celebrate Star Trek.

3 The Shore Leave Game Room returns for another fun year.

1 We're pleased to announce the return of the Shore Leave Alternative Film Festival


23 The Shore Leave Blood Drive will take place on Sunday, July 17.

The Hunt Valley Inn is Sold Out for Shore Leave 38. Please view our list of alternate hotels for a list of other accommodations in the area. (Our room block is sold out, not the convention.)

Dealers Tables are going fast, apply for your space while they last.

11 We're pleased to announce that joining this summer's guest line-up are author Larry Nemecek and scientists Massimo Stiavelli and Michael Salamon.

8 Welcome to returning author guest Jeffrey Lang and science guest Eric Smith.


27 Welcome back to author guest Susan Olesen.

23 It's never too early to start planning your costume for the Masquerade.

17 Please join us in welcoming media guest Anthony Lemke to this summer's Shore Leave guest lineup.

15 Welcome back to performing guests, Luna-C.

We're now accepting ads for the Shore Leave 38 program book

Got Art? Check out the Art Show.

5 Do you enjoy star gazing (and not just the celebrity kind)? Then be sure to check out the Stargazing workshop on Friday and Saturday evening during Shore Leave.


29 Along with our Science guests, be sure to check out our Science programming.

28 Please welcome science guest Ariel O'Connor and author guest Andrew Hiller.

27 Please welcome returning authors guests Christopher L Bennett, Mary Fan, and Stephen Kozeniewski.

23 Please join us in welcoming media guest Robbie Amell to the Shore Leave guest lineup.

17 We're Looking for a Few Good Sentients.

16 Got questions? Please be sure to check out our FAQ. First time at Shore Leave? The Convention 101 page may come in handy.

12 Please join us in welcoming media guest Karen Gillan to this summer's lineup.

11 Please join us in welcoming media guest Zoie Palmer.

Stop by and visit our table this weekend during Farpoint.

10 Welcome back to our returning guests, authors Kirsten Beyer, T. Alan Chafin, Daniel Patrick "Renfield" Corcoran, Michael Critzer, Jo Graham, Jim Johnson, Kelly Meding, Marco Palmieri, Scott Pearson, Susanna Reilly, Stuart S. Roth, Richard C. White, Leona Wisoker, and Lance Woods.

Welcome also to our new guests, scientist Charles L. Adler and author Jennifer Gunnels.

9 The Shore Leave 38 program book cover will be part of a triptych, featuring conventions from the Baltimore area.

8 Join us in welcoming media guest Barbara Bouchet to this summer's guest lineup.

5 Welcome back to our Science Guests Wayne Bird, Charles Bird, Kirk Borne, Lindley Johnson, Stephanie Slater, Timothy F. Slater, Ray Villard, and Margaret A. Weitekamp.

4 We're excited to announce our first media guests for Shore Leave 38, actors John Noble and Michael Forest.

3 We're pleased to announce the return of Shore Leave favorites The Boogie Knights.


26 We are now accepting applications for the Shore Leave 38 Dealers Room.


29 We're pleased to welcome three more guests to the Shore Leave 38 lineup: artist Todd Brugmans and authors Lorraine Anderson and Phil Giunta.

We are now accepting advertising for the Shore Leave 38 program book.


30 We're delighted to announce the return of guests: Howard Weinstein, Joseph Berenato, Roberta Rogow, Steve Wilson, Russ Colchamiro, Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Rigel Ailur.

Looking for Workshops? Shore Leave 38 workshops so far include: Writing Workshops for Young Adults, The Annual Shore Leave All-Kinds-of-Writing Workshop, Writing Historical Fiction, Doggie Parenting, and Basic Self-Defense Workshop.

10 We're delighted to announce the return of guests: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Greg Cox, Kathleen David, Peter A. David, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, David Mack, Mike McPhail, Aaron Rosenberg, and Dayton Ward.


26 We're delighted to announce our first guests for Shore Leave 38: authors Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann have had long careers in film and television, Paula in licensing and Terry in publicity. Both have been working for decades on Star Trek projects and have written extensively about the finer details of this 50-year old phenomenon. Their latest works are "Star Trek Costumes: Five Decades of Fashion from the Final Frontier" and "Star Trek Pop-Ups".

9 Shore Leave 38 Registration is now open.


Thank You!

Thank you to all the Guests, Volunteers, and most particularly, the Attendees, for making ShoreLeave 37 such a wonderful experience.

Also joining us this year are: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Charles L Adler, Rigel Ailur, Lorraine Anderson, Derek Tyler Attico, Christopher L. Bennett, Wayne Bird, Paula M Block, Charles Blue, Kirk Borne, Todd Brugmans, T.A. Chafin, John Coffren, Russ Colchamiro, Daniel Patrick Corcoran, Greg Cox, Michael Critzer, Kathleen David, Peter A. David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Terry J Erdmann, Mary Fan, Kelly Fast, Jerry Feldman, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Phil Giunta, Jo Graham, Robert Greenberger, Jennifer Gunnels, Glenn Hauman, Andrew Hiller, Jim Johnson, Lindley Johnson, Bob Jones, The Boogie Knights, Stephen Kozeniewski, Rob Landis, Jeffrey Lang, Luna-C, David Mack, Mike McPhail, Kelly Meding, Larry Nemecek, Ariel O'Connor, Susan Olesen, Joshua Palmatier, Marco Palmieri, Scott Pearson, Susanna Reilly, Tanner Robinson, Roberta Rogow, Aaron Rosenberg, Jenifer P Rosenberg, Stuart S. Roth, Michael Salamon, Melissa Scott, Stephanie J. Slater, Timothy F. Slater, Eric Smith, Dalton Spatz, Massimo Stiavelli, Ray Villard, Dayton Ward, David H Watson, Howard Weinstein, Margaret A Weitekamp, Richard C. White, Kyle Williamson, Steven H. Wilson and Lance Woods

In Memorial: Anton Yelchin

Our sympathies go out to the family and loved ones of Anton Yelchin. Yelchin was best known to his fans as Ensign Pavel Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek moview. Though he was only 27, his acting career included 65 credits including Terminator: Salvation, ER, and many more.

Anton Yelchin passed away on June 19, 2016 at the age of 27.

In Memorial: William Schallert

We are saddened by the passing of actor William Schallert. Schallert was best known to his fans as Martin Lane, the father on "The Patty Duke Show" and also as Nilz Baris on the TOS episode "The Trouble with Tribbles." In all, his acting career spanned 67 years and more than 370 TV series and movies. From 1979 to 1981, he was president of the Screen Actors Guild. In 2006, he was a guest at Shore Leave 28.

William Schallert passed away on May 8, 2016. He is survived by his wife Leah Waggner and their four children.

In Memorial: Bruce Hyde

We are saddened by the passing of actor Bruce Hyde. Hyde was best known to fans as Lieutenant Kevin Riley in The Original Series episodes "The Conscience of the King" and "The Naked Time." In addition to acting on TV and the stage, he was professor emeritus of communication studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, teaching both acting and communications. In 1987 he was a guest at Shore Leave 9.

Bruce Hyde passed away on October 13, 2015. He is survived by his wife Dr. Susan M. Saetre.

Shore Leave 38 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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