Shore Leave, A fan run Science Fiction Convention
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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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.
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.
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.