Shore Leave Event Information

Events will be announced as they are confirmed. Be sure to also check out this year's list of workshops and our science track.

Afternoon Tea

Join us in the Concierge Lounge from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. 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 to the first 60 registrants, and will cost $20.00.

Of course you have to dress properly for a Tea, so join us in Frankie & Vinnie's from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. on Friday for a craft activity making mini top hats!! This activity is free for Tea registrants; those who just want to do the craft will be charged $5.00.

You may Register online or by mail.

Meet the Pros Party

Our annual Meet the Pros author meet-and-greet returns at 10pm on Friday, August 2 with all your favorite authors.


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


Filk, the music of the science fiction, fantasy and related genres, is part of the Shore Leave experience.

Filk Concert

On Friday night in Salon A, filkers perform in designated time slots, giving mini-concerts of their songs. Come and listen and maybe sing along to songs about sf, fantasy, tv shows, or anything our filkers come up with. If you are interested in performing a filk or two (or three or four), please contact Filk Chair Melissa James for a performance slot.

Chaos Filk

Chaos filk is a time for filkers to get together and share their songs in no strict order. At Shore Leave, chaos filk occurs late night Friday and Saturday. Everyone is welcome to come and participate. Check the Pocket Program for time and place.

Gaming Room

The Shore Leave Game Room offers role playing games, Collector Card Games , miniature war games, and "Clicky Base" Games. 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 the Gaming Room Chair, Joe Dorffner.