Shore Leave 43 July 7 - 9, 2023
Delta Hotels Baltimore in Hunt Valley, Maryland

Registration is now open for Shore Leave 43.

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Ben Browder Farscape's John Crichton
Stargate SG-1's Lt. Col. C. Mitchell
Guardians of the Galaxy's Sovereign Admiral
Peter Macon The Orville's Bortus
Family Guy's Preston Lloyd
Undisclosed role in the upcoming film Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
Penny Johnson Jerald The Orville's Dr. Claire Finn
Castle's Captain Victoria Gates
ST:DS9's Kasidy Yates.
Robert Duncan McNeill ST:Voy's Lt Tom Paris
Director and Producer for Resident Alien and
Chuck
Robert Picardo Stargate's Richard Woolsey
ST:Voy's Holographic Doctor
China Beach's Dr. Dick Richard.
Alaina Huffman Stargate Universe's Lt. Tamara Johansen
Supernatural's Abaddon
Smallville's Dinah Lance/Black Canary
Bonnie Gordon ST:Prodigy's Ship's Computer
Shield of Tomorrow's Ensign Lark Sage
Street Fighter V's Rainbow Mika

Latest News!

January

We're pleased to announce that joining us this summer are actor guests:

  • Robert Duncan McNeill, known for his roles as Star Trek: Voyager's Lt Tom Paris, and the Producer/Director of Resident Alien, and Chuck.
  • Peter Macon, known for his roles as The Orville's Bortus, Family Guy's Preston Lloyd, and an undisclosed part in the upcoming film Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

December

We're pleased to announce that joining us this summer are actor guests:

  • Ben Browder, known for his roles as Farscape's John Crichton, Stargate SG-1's Lt. Col. C. Mitchell, and Guardians of the Galaxy's Sovereign Admiral.
  • Penny Johnson Jerald, known for her roles as The Orville's Dr. Claire Finn, Castle's Captain Victoria Gates, and ST:DS9's Kasidy Yates.
  • Robert Picardo, known for his roles as Stargate's Richard Woolsey, ST:Voy's Holographic Doctor, and China Beach's Dr. Dick Richard.
  • Alaina Huffman, known for her roles as Stargate Universe's Lt. Tamara Johansen, Supernatural's Abaddon, and Smallville's Dinah Lance/Black Canary.
  • Bonnie Gordon, known for her roles as ST:Prodigy's Ship's Computer, Shield of Tomorrow's Ensign Lark Sage, and Street Fighter V's Rainbow Mika.

November

30 Please review our COVID Policy (Updated November 30, 2022)

October

17 Registration is now open for Shore Leave 43.

6 Due to external circumstances, the opening of pre-registration will be delayed until the evening of October 17.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

July

Thank you to everyone who helped make Shore Leave 42 such a success: our celebrity guests, the volunteers, and most especially, everyone who attended. We look forward to seeing you next year.

We have become of aware of several COVID cases which manifested during or after Shore Leave and are maintaining a report of cases as we learn of them.

Shore Leave returns to the Delta Hotels Baltimore, located at 245 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Shore Leave 43 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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In memory: Walter "Chip" Green III

We are saddened by the passing of Shore Leave convention security member Walter "Chip" Green III.

Chip was a long-time Shore Leave attendee and worked on the conventions Security team.

Walter "Chip" Green III passed away on January 20, 2023 at the age of 60. He is survived by his Mother Joyce, Sister Stephanie Hoare, and Brother Stanley. He was predeceased by his son, Dominic in 2020.

In memory: Nichelle Nichols

We are saddened by the passing of Star Trek icon Nichelle Nichols.

In addition to her groundbreaking role as Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek series and films, Nichols was known to fans for a variety of roles over the course of her career. Some of her more noted roles include Diane Maza on Gargoyles, Nana Dawson on Heroes, Miriam on Spider-Man: The Animated Series, plus uncounted cameo appearances as either herself or Uhura.

In 1987, Nichols was a guest at Shore Leave 9, in 2001 at Shore Leave 23, in 2007 at Shore Leave 29, and one last time in 2019 at Shore Leave 41.

Nichelle Nichols passed away on July 30, 2022 at the age of 89. She is survived by her son Kyle.

In memory: Kathy Scrimger

We are saddened by the passing of club, committee, and convention founder Kathy Scrimger.

A lifelong fan, Kathy was part of a group of high school friends who, in 1978, together with the members of the Science Fiction Club of Towson, formed a club called the Star Trek Association of Towson (now STAT Club of Maryland) and in 1979, held the first Shore Leave convention.

Kathy Scrimger passed away on July 26, 2022 and is survived by her husband Weston and children Erin and Sean.