Shore Leave, A fan run Science Fiction Convention
Shore Leave takes place every summer at the Hunt Valley Inn, located at 245 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Shore Leave 39 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 actor Lawrence Montaigne. Montaigne was known to Star Trek fans as both the Romulan Decius in "Balance of Terror" and the Vulcan Stonn in "The Amok Time" but also had more than 60 other credits including Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, and The Great Escape. In 2000, he was a guest at Shore Leave 22, his first-ever convention appearance and the inspiration for many more.
Lawrence Montaigne passed away on March 17, 2017 at the age of 86.
We are saddened by the passing of actor and radio host Jerry Doyle. Doyle was best known to his fans as Michael Garabaldi, the security chief on "Babylon 5" and its spinoffs. His acting career spanned 29 years. More recently, he was host of several nationally-syndicated radio programs. In 1997, he was a guest at Shore Leave 19 and again in 2001 at Shore Leave 23.
Jerry Doyle passed away on July 27, 2016 at the age of 60.