Shore Leave 37 August 7-9, 2015

Registration opens Friday, August 7 at 9:00 am.

View the Guest List!


John Barrowman
Arrow's Malcolm Merlyn; Torchwood and Doctor Who's Captain Jack Harkness

Jaime Murray
Defiance's Stahma Tarr; Warehouse 13's H.G. Wells; and Dexter's Lila Tournay

Tony Curran
Defiance's Datak Tarr; Doctor Who's Vincent van Gogh; and Sons of Anarchy's Gaines

Jesse Rath
Defiance's Alak Tarr; Being Human's Robbie Malik; and Aaron Stone's Ram

Rekha Sharma
Battlestar Galactica's Tory Foster; The 100's Dr Tsing; V's Sarita Malik; Smallville's Dr. Harden; and Dark Angel's Dr Shankar

David Nykl
Stargate Atlantis' Dr Radek Zelenka; Arrow's Anatoly Knyazev; and Supernatural's Lester Morris

Daniel Davis
ST:TNG's Professor Moriarty and The Nanny's Niles

Roger R. Cross
Dark Matter's Six, Arrow 's Det. Lucas Hilton; Continuum's Travis Verta; 24's Curtis Manning; Stargate SG1's Conner; and Eureka's Major William Shaw

Latest News!

August

2 Dear Fellow Fans the August 2, 2015 Shore Leave update.

New for this year, we're offering two "first of their kind" events:
- A Special Effects Makeup Workshop, led by professional makeup artist Raven Stormbringer.
- A Henna and Glitter Body Art Workshop, led by henna artist Shirley Donahue.

July

31 The SciFi Diner talks about Shore Leave.

The Collective's Make It and Take It" Model Building Workshop returns for Shore Leave 37!

New for Shore Leave 37, we've added a Belly Dancing Workshop.

Schedules for the Science, Teen, and Children's programming tracks are now available. The Photo Ops schedule is also available. More to come.

29 Two new events have been added:
Name That Episode - Can you identify classic Trek episodes? and
The Shore Leave Amusement Arcade - your favorite classic amusement park games.

25 We're pleased to announce the 2015 edition of The Shore Leave Alternative Film Festival.

Make all of Time and Space your backyard and come back with the photos to prove it, all courtesy of The TARDIS Photo Booth.

23 During an interview with the Baltimore County Public Library, guest Robert Greenberger had some very kind words to say about Shore Leave.

22 We regret to announce that due to professional commitments, Aaron Ashmore has canceled his appearance at this year's Shore Leave.

Taking his place is Roger R. Cross, known for his roles as Dark Matter's Six, Arrow's Det. Lucas Hilton; Continuum's Travis Verta; 24's Curtis Manning, and many more.

His price for Photo Ops is $45. If you have purchased a photo op single or combination with Aaron Ashmore, you will be contacted in the next several days about an exchange or a refund.

17 Welcome to science guests Charles Blue, Mark "Indy" Kochte, Noam Izenberg, and Carey M Lisse.

We regret to announce that Paul Abell will be unable to attend this year's convention due to a professional scheduling conflict.

You can now make an appointment in advance to donate during the Blood Drive.

11 By popular demand, the Bunny Masquerade returns for another year. And don't forget the Masquerade for Humans too!

The 2015 Charity Auction will benefit the Warrior Dog Foundation, Support Military Working Dogs, Habitat for the Chesapeake, No Kid Hungry, and, in honor of Leonard Nimoy, the COPD Foundation.

10 Early Registration ends on July 15!

3 Trek Today has a nice write-up on this year's convention.

2 Anyone care for a nice spot of tea?

June

30 Science guest Larry Hubble is joining this summer's line-up.

29 Are you a prospective writer age 12-19? Do we have a workshop for you! The Crazy 8 Team have developed a series of short (1-hour) writing workshops just for you! (details)

26 Author Stephen Kozeniewski is joining this summer's guest line-up.

Don't miss out on this summer's selection of interesting workshops.

Meet the Pros is now up to thirteen book premieres!

24 Did you know that we also offer a Science Programming track?

We regret to announce that due to professional commitments, Andrew McDonald has had to cancel his Shore Leave 37 appearance.

18 Save the Date! Shore Leave 38 will be July 15 - 17, 2016.

17 Authors Susanna Reilly and Michael Critzer are the newest additions to the #ShoreLeave37 guest line up.

We're quite excited that this year's Meet the Pros event will include eight book launches.

8 Don't miss out on the chance to have a professional photo taken with your favorite stars, including a newly available combo with Jamie Murray and Aaron Ashmore.

The Shore Leave Blood Drive will take place on Sunday, August 9 from 10:30am to 4:00pm. To be eligible to donate, you must not have given blood after June 14.

Author guest Susan Olesen is returning for Shore Leave 37.

The dealers room is sold out for additional dealers tables, but be sure to check out who's coming and all the wonderments they're bringing.

4 Our room block at the Hunt Valley Inn is sold out (just the room block, not the convention). Please view our list of alternate hotels for a list of other accommodations in the area.

Bring your fabric, trim and other fannish stuff to the Fannish Flea Market. (additional details)

May

31 Joining this summer's science line-up is: Jerry Feldman. Also joining us are authors: Melissa Scott, Mary Louise Davie, Bob Jones, Jim Johnson, Leona Wisoker, Kelly Meding, Richard C. White, Daniel Patrick Corcoran, Charles E. Gannon, Darla Vasilas, Steve Vasilas, Martin Berman-Gorvine, Mary Fan, and TJ Perkins.

20 Joining us this summer for Shore Leave 37 is media guest Rekha Sharma.

April

25 We're pleased to announce three new additions to our guest line up. Joining us this summer are Jaime Murray, Tony Curran, and Jesse Rath.

We regret to announce that Shawn Ashmore has canceled his appearance at this summer's convention due to professional commitements.

23 Attention Dealers: Garden Room tables are sold out, a limited number of tables are still available in other locations.

13 We're pleased to announce additional actor guests David Nykl and Daniel Davis.

March

29 Welcome back to returning guests Rigel Ailur, Lorraine Anderson, Joseph F. Berenato, Diana Botsford, TA Chafin, Amy Griswold, Andrew McDonald, and Scott Pearson; and hello to first-time Shore Leave guest Donna Frelick.

February

27 We're excited to announce that Pangaea will premiere during our Meet the Pros event. The anthology includes cotributions by Michael Burstein, Adam-Troy Castro, Russ Colchamiro, Peter A. David, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Paul Kupperberg, Kelly Meding, Aaron Rosenberg, Lawrence M. Schoen, Geoffrey Thorne, Dayton Ward, and Kevin Dilmore.

24 The Shore Leave committee is thrilled to announce our first actor guests for Shore Leave 37. Joining us this summer will be John Barrowman and brothers Shawn Ashmore and Aaron Ashmore. More actor guests will be announced as they are confirmed.

13 Joining us this summer:

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

4 Dealer's Room tables are available.

November

4 Registration for Shore Leave 37 is now open.

August

31Presenting the winners of the Shore Leave 36 Bunny Masquerade.

4 Thank you to all the guests, participants, volunteers, and attendees who helped make Shore Leave 36 a success. We're looking forward to another great convention next August and hope you can make it.

Also joining us this year are: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Rigel Ailur, Lorraine Anderson, Christopher L. Bennett, Joseph F Berenato, Martin Berman-Gorvine, Kirsten Beyer, Wayne Bird, Charles Blue, T.A. Chafin, Russ Colchamiro, Daniel Patrick Corcoran, Michael Critzer, Kathleen David, Peter A. David, Mary Louise Davie, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Kevin Dilmore, Mary Fan, Kelly Fast, Jerry Feldman, Donna Frelick, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Charles E Gannon, Phil Giunta, Robert Greenberger, Amy Griswold, Glenn Hauman, Larry Hubble, Noam Izenberg, Jim Johnson, Lindley Johnson, Bob Jones, The Boogie Knights, Mark Indy Kochte, Stephen Kozeniewski, Rob Landis, Carey M Lisse, Luna-C, David Mack, Amy Mainzer, Mike McPhail, Kelly Meding, John Jackson Miller, Susan Olesen, Joshua Palmatier, Marco Palmieri, Scott Pearson, TJ Perkins, Susanna Reilly, Aaron Rosenberg, Melissa Scott, Darla Vasilas, Steve Vasilas, Dayton Ward, Howard Weinstein, Richard C. White, Steven H. Wilson and Leona Wisoker

In Memoriam: Leonard Nimoy

We are saddened by the passing of Leonard Nimoy. Although he was perhaps best known for the role of "Mister Spock" throughout Star Trek's various incarnations, his acting credits included more than 130 movie and television roles, in addition to directing, writing and producing. He was also an accomplished photographer, author, poet and singer. He was a guest last year at Shore Leave 36.

Leonard Nimoy passed away on February 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife Susan as well as his children and grandchildren.

Thank you sir, for helping to show us a bright future.