Shore Leave 40 July 6 - 8, 2018
Delta Hotels Baltimore in Hunt Valley, Maryland

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William Shatner Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk, TJ Hooker; and Boston Legal's Denny Crane Appearing Sat. July 7th Only!
Ming-Na Wen Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Melinda May, Eureka's Senator Michaela Wen, and ER's Jing-Mei Chen Appearing Sat. July 7th Only!
Shawn Ashmore X-Men's Bobby Drake, Fringe's Joshua Rose and The Following's Agent Mike Weston.
Allison Scagliotti Warehouse 13's Claudia Donovan, Smallville's Jayna, The Vampire Diaries's Georgie Dowling
Alex Mallari Jr. Dark Matter's Four, Insomnia's Ken, and True Justice's Hiro
Melissa O'Neil Dark Matter's Two, Lost Generation's Tasha, and Rogue's Jennifer
Aron Eisenberg Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Nog, Blade of Honor's Raejin T, and Renegades' Fnaxnor
Chase Masterson Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Leeta, The Flash's Sherry, and General Hospital's Ivy Lief

Latest News!

February

9 We're pleased to announce these additional actor guests will be joining us in 2018 for Shore Leave 40:

  • Ming-Na Wen, known for her roles as: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Melinda May, Eureka's Senator Michaela Wen, and ER's Jing-Mei Chen
  • Shawn Ashmore, known for his roles as: X-Men's Bobby Drake, Fringe's Joshua Rose and The Following's Agent Mike Weston. Fnaxnor
  • Allison Scagliotti, known for her roles as: Warehouse 13's Claudia Donovan, Smallville's Jayna, The Vampire Diaries's Georgie Dowling

8 Join us in welcoming authors Susan Olesen, John Coffren, Diane Lee Baron, TA Chafin, TJ Perkins, Roberta Rogow, Laura Ware, and scientist Wayne Bird,

5 We are now accepting applications for the vendors room.

4 The Hunt Valley Inn is sold out. Please visit our hotel page for details on the waiting list and a list of other nearby hotels.

January

29 Join us in welcoming author guests Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda, and Amy Imhoff

25 Join us in welcoming author guests Kelli Fitzpatrick and Jim Johnson

4 Also joining us this summer are authors Heather E. Hutsell and Scott Pearson and scientist C. Alex Young.

1 We're pleased to announce two additional actor guests will be joining us in 2018 for Shore Leave 40:

  • Chase Masterson, known for her roles as: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Leeta, Live Shot's Sheila Rydell, and General Hospital's Ivy Lief
  • Aron Eisenberg, known for his roles as: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Nog, Blade of Honor's Raejin T, and Renegades' Fnaxnor

Also appearing this summer are:

Authors

Rigel Ailur, Lorraine Anderson, Derek Tyler Attico, Russ Colchamiro, Greg Cox, Kathleen David, Peter A. David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Mary Fan, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Phil Giunta, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, David Mack, Joshua Palmatier, Aaron Rosenberg, Jenifer P Rosenberg, Dayton Ward Howard Weinstein, and Steven H. Wilson

Scientists

Stephanie J. Slater, Timothy F. Slater, Ray Villard, and

Performers

The Boogie Knights and Luna-C

December

1 By popular demand, we're excited to announce our first guests for Shore Leave 40.

  • William Shatner, known for his roles as: Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk, TJ Hooker; and Boston Legal's Denny Crane. Note: William Shatner will be appearing on Saturday, July 7, only.
  • Melissa O'Neil, known for her roles as: Dark Matter's Two, Lost Generation's Tasha, and Rogue's Jennifer.
  • Alex Mallari Jr., known for his roles as: Dark Matter's Four, Insomnia's Ken, and True Justice's Hiro.

November

20 Coming December 1. Watch this space for an important Shore Leave 40 guest announcement.

13 We are now accepting ads for the Shore Leave 40 Program Book.

October

9 Pre-registration for Shore Leave 40 is now open

July

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped make #ShoreLeave39 such a wonderful weekend - the guests, the volunteers, and most particularly, our attendees.

We should do this again next year!

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Shore Leave takes place every summer at the Hunt Valley Inn, located at 245 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Shore Leave 40 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 Memorial: Yoji Kondo

We are saddened by the passing of frequent Shore Leave guest Yoji Kondo. Aside from countless professional and personal accomplishments, Yoji was an integral part of Farpoint and Shore Leave's science programming for decades. He will be greatly missed.

Yoji Kondo passed away on October 9, 2017 at the age of 84.

In Memorial: Sandra Bruckner

We are saddened by the passing of long-time Shore Leave programming participant Sandra Bruckner. Sandy was a force in Babylon 5 fandom and was known for her work on the "Zocolo Today" newsletter and her contributions to the ISN News web site.

Sandra Bruckner passed away on September 6, 2017 at the age of 67.