Shore Leave, A fan run Science Fiction Convention
Shore Leave takes place every summer at the Delta Hotels Baltimore, located at 245 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Shore Leave 42 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.
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We are saddened to share news of the passing of Jessica Headlee, a long-time member of the Shore Leave family following a battle with cancer.
Jessica worked at a number of Baltimore-area conventions, starting off calling numbers for the autograph line and doing whatever else was needed. For several years, she cosplayed as the Shore Leave Bunny, assisting in presenting bunnies to guests on Sunday.
Our hearts are breaking for Jessica's husband Ethan, her entire family, and her friends.
Jessica Headlee passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021. She was 25.
We wish to extend our sympathies to the family of Sandy Zier-Teitler and to our friends at Farpoint Convention on Sandy's passing.
A legend in Baltimore-area fandom, Sandy was involved with ClipperCon, OktoberTrek and Farpoint. Sandy was one of a kind and shall be missed.
Sandy Zier-Teitler passed away on June 2, 2021.
We regret to share news of the passing of Don Sakers, a long-time member of the Shore Leave family.
A fixture at many Baltimore-area conventions, Don was a constant, behind-the scenes presence, working to support costuming programming, participating in the writing track, and contributing to other areas as well.
Don Sakers passed away on May 17, 2021. He is survived by his husband, Thomas Atkinson.
We are saddened by the passing of Cliff Simon. Simon was known to his fans for many roles over his 30-year career, including appearances on NCIS, Castle, 24, and, of course, Ba'al in Stargate SG-1. In 2011, he was a guest at Shore Leave 33.
Cliff Simon passed away on March 9, 2021 at the age of 58.
We are saddened to share news of the passing of Richard Arnold. A Star Trek "super fan," Arnold was Gene Roddenberry's assistant, the president of Grace Lee Whitney's fan club, and is credited as a research consultant on Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 1987 he was a guest at Shore Leave 9 and again in 1999 for Shore Leave 21.
Richard Arnold passed away on January 26, 2021 at the age of 66.
We are saddened by the passing of long time Shore Leave participant Bob Ahrens.
Bob was part of Shore Leave from the early days, a founding member of the Boogie Knights, a participant in the Shore Leave Showcase, a member of the tech crew, and a valued behind-the-scenes volunteer.
Bob Ahrens passed away on December 31, 2020. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
We are saddened by the passing of long time Shore Leave guest Dave Galanter.
A fixture at Baltimore-area cons, Dave is remembered not only for his writing, but also as a friend, who no matter how busy he might be, always had time to chat with friends and fans alike.
Dave was also a fan; if not on a panel, he could often be found in the audience, enjoying the event with everyone else.
Dave Galanter passed away on December 12, 2020 at the age of 51. He is survived by his wife and family.
We are saddened by the passing of Richard Herd. A prolific actor, Herd's numerous credits include both Star Trek the Next Generation's Klingon L'Kor and ST:Voyager's Admiral Paris, V's Supreme Commander, and Seinfeld's Mr. Wilhelm among others. He was a guest at Shore Leave 22 in 2000 and again at Shore Leave 24 in 2002.
Richard Herd passed away on May 26, 2020 at the age of 87.
We're saddened by the passing of René Auberjoinois. Auberjoinois was a prolific actor with more than 200 credits to his name, but was perhaps best known as Benson's Clayton Endicott III and Deep Space Nine's Constable Odo. In 1993 he was a guest at Shore Leave 15 and again in 1996 at Shore Leave 18.
René Auberjoinois passed away on December 8 at the age of 79.
We are saddened by the passing of actor Aron Eisenberg. Eisenberg was known to his fans for roles in The Liars' Club, Playroom, appearances on The Secret World of Alex Mack, Wonder Years, and of course, as Nog from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. In 2018, he was a guest at Shore Leave 40.
Aron Eisenberg passed away on September 21, 2019 at the age of 50.
We are saddened by the passing of actress Barbara March. March was best known by her fans for her portrayal of Lursa in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and the movie Generations. In 1999, she was a guest at Shore Leave 21.
Barbara March passed away on August 11, 2019 at the age of 65.