Also joining us this year are: David Mark Weber, Paul Abell, Rigel Ailur, Lucy Albert, Lorraine Anderson, David Batchelor, Christopher L. Bennett, Wayne Bird, Kirk Borne, Tye Bourdony, T.A. Chafin, The Chromatics, Russ Colchamiro, Caroline Cox, Greg Cox, Ann C. Crispin, Kathleen David, Peter A. David, Mary Louise Davie, Dwayne Day, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Jerry Feldman, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Donna Galanti, Allyn Gibson, Phil Giunta, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Larry Hubble, Jim Johnson, The Boogie Knights, Yoji Kondo, William Leisner, Luna-C, David Mack, James Mascia, Kelly Meding, Susan Olesen, Marco Palmieri, Scott Pearson, Aaron Rosenberg, Lawrence M. Schoen, Eric Schulman, Melissa Scott, Amy Sisson, Stephanie J. Slater, Timothy F. Slater, Ray Villard, Peter Wacks, Howard Weinstein, Richard C. White and Steven H. Wilson
Memberships to Shore Leave 35 are now available. Visit the Registration page for full details.
The Hunt Valley Inn has begun accepting reservations. Please check the Hotel page for details.
Shore Leave 35 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.
If you would like to be on our mailing list (specify email, snail mail or both), please contact us.
The Shore Leave Committee and the Star Trek Association of Towson are saddened by the passing of our friend and fellow club member, Steph Syslo. Steph was a member of the Star Trek Association of Towson beginning in the late 1980s and was part of the Shore Leave committee for many of those years. She chaired the Blood Drive through Shore Leave 27 and was the Art Show co-chair for Shore Leave 28 to 34. She was slated to chair the Art Show again for Shore Leave 35.
Stephanie Syslo passed away on March 31, 2013 at the age of 59.
The Shore Leave Committee and the Star Trek Association of Towson are saddened by the passing of Star Trek actor Malachi Throne. Mr. Throne was known to many of his fans as Commodore Mendez in the TOS pilot "The Menagerie," Senator Pardek in TNG episode "Unifcation", and as Korogh in the Star Trek Phase II fan film "In Harm's Way." In addition to Star Trek, Mr. Throme made more than one hundreds film and television appearances, including roles in "Lost in Space", the 1968-1969 series "It Takes a Thief" and the 2002 film "Catch Me If You Can." He was a guest at Shore Leave 27 in 2005.
Malachi Throne passed away on March 13, 2013 at the age of 84.
The Shore Leave Committee and the Star Trek Association of Towson are saddened by the passing of space scientist Jesco Von Puttkamer. Jesco spent his career working for NASA, starting in 1962 as part of Wernher von Braun's rocket team and later went on to work on the Apollo program and later the International Space Station program. He was responsible for the German translation of Gene Roddenberry's ST:TMP novel and was a guest at Shore Leaves 2 (1980), 3 (1981) and 20 (1998). He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Jesco Von Puttkamer passed away on December 28, 2012, at the age of 79.
The Shore Leave Committee and the Star Trek Association of Towson are saddened by the passing of author Josepha Sherman. Josepha was a folklorist, anthologist and SF and Fantasy author, winning the Compton Crook award in 1990 for the novel The Shining Falcon. In addition to folklore, anthologies, educational, and original fiction works, Josepha wrote many tie-in novels of interest to our fans, in the Star Trek, Buffy, Andromeda, Xena, and Highlander worlds. One of her last books published (together with Susan M. Shwartz) was Vulcan's Soul, Book Three: Epiphany in 2007. She was a very lively guest at Shore Leaves 26 (2004) and 28 (2006), always brimming with new ideas for stories and books. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and fans.
Josepha Sherman passed away on August 23, 2012, at the age of 65.
The Shore Leave Committee and the Star Trek Association of Towson are saddened by the passage of Star Trek actor William Windom. Mr. Windom was known to many of his fans as Commodore Matt Decker in the TOS episode "The Doomsday Machine," a role which he later reprised in the New Voyages episode, "In Harms Way." In addition to Star Trek, Mr. Windom made hundreds of film and television appearances, including an Emmy-winning lead role in the 1969-70 comedy series My World and Welcome To It. He was a guest at Shore Leave 27 in 2005.
William Windom passed away on August 19, 2012 at the age of 88. He is survived by his wife Patricia and four children.