Shore Leave Event Information

Be sure to also check out this year's list of workshops and our science track.


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

Welcome to the game of speed and strategy! These are the letters that lead to victory on Blockbusters. This Classic gameshow that tries to prove whether two heads are really better than one is coming to Shore Leave!

Three contestants compete. One is a solo player, represented by red. The other two are a team, represented by white. The contestants face a twenty-hexagon grid. Their goal - to connect their hexagons and go on to the Gold Run!

Seventh Annual Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament

In memory of Robbie Greenberger, we'll be holding our Seventh Annual Texas Hold-Em Tournament on the evening of Saturday, July 16, in Salon A, immediately after the Masquerade. (Read the tournament details and entry requirements.)

Meet the Pros Party

Our annual Meet the Pros author meet-and-greet takes place at 10pm on Friday, July 15. This year's event features the premieres of five new books by our guests.

Mystery Trekkie Theater 3000

There they go again! Join us on Sunday afternoon in the Valley room as the merry band of mischief makers Peter David, Robert Greenberger, and Michael Jan Friedman close out the convention with a new installment of Mystery Trekkie Theater 3000. Which classic Trek episode will fall prey to their humor this year? Come find out, but be prepared to laugh (or at least groan) at the onstage antics of a Shore Leave tradition.

Vic's Place

Do you miss all the fun times at Vic's Place? (Sure, it was just a holosuite, but there was always something going on.) Now you can be part of it all. Sing and dance the night away at Vic's Place in Frankie & Vinnie's on Friday evening.

TARDIS Photo Booth

Ever want to see the sights of the universe? Make all of Time and Space your backyard and come back with the photos to prove it, all courtesy of The TARDIS Photo Booth. (NOTE: When visiting ancient Pompeii, be sure to set your alarm early on Volcano Day. Do not step on the butterfly.)

Game Room

The Shore Leave Game Room offers role playing games, Collector Card Games, and miniature war games - plus whatever YOU decide to bring!

We will have factory representatives from Mantic Games, Final Sword Productions, and we're "hoping" for a few more (more on that later if we succeed). See you in the Game Room! PLAY ON!

There will be an official Magic The Gathering pre-release tournament all weekend long. It has a 36-player limit and a $25 cost of materials (cash only)

The game room opens Friday at noon, Saturday and Sunday at 9 AM, and closes when the staff is too tired to stay awake. Come spend some time with us! If you would like further information, please email Game Room Chair, Jim Kratzer.

Temple of Trek

Join Dr. Trekwell and The Temple of Trek Choir Sunday morning for an old fashion fannish REVIVAL. Hymns, readings from "The Book of Roddenberry" and other fun are sure to dispel the DEMON of 10 Forward and get you going for the rest of the con. The Temple will also raise money for charity.

The goal of the temple is to serve fandom and save them from a MUNDANE existence. By attending, you'll have fun and be able to say. "Yes Mom, l went to services." PRAISE TREK!!

Afternoon Tea

Join us on Friday for an assortment of black and herbal teas, scones, tea cookies and finger sandwiches, as well as some other surprises! Attendance is limited and will cost $25.00.


Ten Forward is our Saturday evening dance, taking place immediately after the Masquerade. Join us as we dance the night away.


As part of our Filk programming, Shore Leave includes both a Filk Concert and Chaos Filk event.