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.
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.
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
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".
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
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
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.