Shore Leave 41 July 12 - 14, 2019
Delta Hotels Baltimore in Hunt Valley, Maryland

Registration opens Friday, July 12 at 9:00 am.

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Michael Shanks Stargate's Dr. Daniel Jackson; Smallville's Carter Hall; Saving Hope's Dr. Charlie Harris
Lexa Doig Andromeda's Andromeda Ascendant; Stargate SG-1's Dr. Carolyn Lam; Smallville's Dr. Christina Lamell
Anson Mount Star Trek Discovery's Captain Pike; Inhumans' Black Bolt; Hell on Wheels' Cullen Bohannon Appearing Sat. and Sun July 13-14th Only!
Ethan Peck Star Trek Discovery's Spock; Halo 4 & 5's Gabriel Thorne; 10 Things I Hate About You's Patrick Verona Appearing Sat. and Sun July 13-14th Only!
Nichelle Nichols Star Trek's Cmdr. Nyota Uhura; Heroes' Nana Dawson; Gargoyles' Diane Maza Photo ops and autographs only.
John Glover Shazam!'s Doctor Sivana; Smallville's Lionel Luthor; Batman: The Animated Series' Riddler
Erica Durance Supergirl's Alura Zor-El; Smallville's Lois Lane; Saving Hope's Dr. Alex Reid
Aaron Ashmore Killjoy's John Jaqobis; Smallville's Jimmy Olsen; Warehouse 13's Steve Jinks
Laura Vandervoort Supergirl's Indigo; Smallville's Kara/Supergirl; Bitten's Elena Michaels
Alex Mallari Dark Matter's Four, Insomnia's Ken, and True Justice's Hiro

Latest News!

June

10 Please join us in welcoming author John Jackson Miller.

3 We present the Shore Leave 41 update.

Available for pre-order from the Shore Leave 41 Emporium:

1 Please join us Friday, July 12, for the final Afternoon Tea.

May

20 Please join us in welcoming Shore Leave 41 guest:

  • John Glover, known for his roles as: Shazam!'s Doctor Sivana, Smallville's Lionel Luthor, and Batman: The Animated Series' Riddler

12 Please join us in welcoming author John Coffren.

9 Please join us in welcoming author Steven H. Wilson and Disney Imagineer Mark Sumner.

5 On Saturday, May 11, the Towson Library will be hosting their first ever Sci-Fi Saturday.

Look for writers Howard Weinstein, Richard White, Robert Greenberger, Dave Galanter, and Steven H. Wilson doing a panel at 11AM and other activities throughout the day. The event runs from 10AM to 3:30PM

  • 10:00 AM: Sci-Fi Book Buzz
  • 11:00 AM: A Storied Universe: Science Fiction Author Panel
  • 12:30 PM: Receding Horizons: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope
  • 2:00 PM: Cosplay Culture: A Panel
  • 2:00 PM: Cosplay Workshop for Beginners

Sci-Fi Saturday is co-sponsored by Baltimore County Public Library and the Star Trek Association of Towson (our parent organization).

The Shore Leave Blood Drive is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 from 9 AM to 2:30 PM. To be eligible to donate at Shore Leave, you may not have given blood after May 18.

Garden Room and Hallway tables in the vendors' area are sold out, however other areas are still available. Don't miss out!

1 Please join us in welcoming author Susan Olesen and Scientist David Batchelor.

We regret to announce that John Glover will be unable to join us this summer due to professional commitments.

April

21 The TARDIS Photo Booth will let you make all of Time and Space your backyard and come back with the photos to prove it.

Sing the night away at Vic's Place karaoke.

17 We're pleased to announce that Nichelle Nichols, known for her roles as: Star Trek's Cmdr. Nyota Uhura, Heroes' Nana Dawson, and Gargoyles' Diane Maza will be joining us this summer as part of her Farewell Tour.

16 Hallway tables in the vendors' area are sold out, however other areas are still available. Don't miss out!

March

25 Join us in welcoming Shore Leave 41 guests:

  • John Glover, known for his roles as: Shazam!'s Doctor Sivana, Smallville's Lionel Luthor, and Batman: The Animated Series' Riddler
  • Aaron Ashmore, known for his roles as: Killjoy's John Jaqobis, Smallville's Jimmy Olsen, and Warehouse 13's Steve Jinks
  • Authors

    Andrew Hiller and T.A. Chafin

    Scientist

    Jerry Feldman

We regret to announce that David Palffy will be unable to join us this summer due to professional commitments.

9 Join us in welcoming Shore Leave 41 guests:

5 Join us in welcoming Shore Leave 41 guests:

  • Michael Shanks, known for his roles as: Stargate's Dr. Daniel Jackson, Smallville's Carter Hall, and Saving Hope's Dr. Charlie Harris.
  • Lexa Doig, known for her roles as: Andromeda's Andromeda Ascendant, Stargate SG-1's Dr. Carolyn Lam, and Smallville's Dr. Christina Lamell.
  • Anson Mount, known for his roles as: Star Trek Discovery's Captain Pike, Inhumans' Black Bolt, and Hell on Wheels' Cullen Bohannon.

February

13 We are now accepting applications for the Shore Leave 41 Vendors Room.

8 We're excited to announce our first actor guests for Shore Leave 41:

  • Ethan Peck, known for his roles as: Star Trek Discovery's Spock; Halo 4 & 5's Gabriel Thorne; and 10 Things I Hate About You's Patrick Verona.
  • Erica Durance, known for her roles as: Supergirl's Alura Zor-El; Smallville's Lois Lane; and Saving Hope's Dr. Alex Reid.
  • David Palffy, known for his roles as: Stargate SG-1's Anubis; Andromeda's Ler-Near; and The X-Files' Dark Man.
  • Alex Mallari, known for his roles as: Dark Matter's Four, Insomnia's Ken, and True Justice's Hiro.

4 Please join us in welcoming:

3 We are now accepting vendor applications for Shore Leave 41.

January

29 Please join us in welcoming:

Authors

Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Rigel Ailur, Lorraine Anderson, Derek Tyler Attico, Diane Lee Baron, Russ Colchamiro, Greg Cox, Kathleen David, Peter A. David, Mary Fan, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Phil Giunta, Robert Greenberger, David Mack, Mike McPhail, TJ Perkins, Roberta Rogow, Aaron Rosenberg, and Jenifer P Rosenberg.

Scientists

Kenneth G. Carpenter, Stephanie J. Slater, Timothy F. Slater, and Ray Villard.

November

21 Check out our latest news notes.

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October

8 Preregistration for Shore Leave 41 is now open.

We are now accepting advertisements for the Shore Leave 41 program book.

July

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped make #ShoreLeave40 such a wonderful weekend - the guests, the volunteers, and most particularly, our attendees.

We should do this again next year!

(Learn more about the Star Trek Association of Towson)

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

Shore Leave 41 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.

We now have an announcements e-mail list for all the latest news. Instructions on how to subscribe and unsubscribe are only a click away!

If you would like to be on our mailing list (specify email, snail mail or both), please contact us.

In Memory: Loretta Shaneybrook

We are saddened by the passing of our friend and long-time committee member, Loretta Shaneybrook. Loretta was a constant presence at Shore Leave, working behind the scenes for decades. If you ever volunteered at the convention, you likely remember Loretta as the lady on the scooter, bringing snacks and water to the people working at the event. She is survived by her husband, Randy Bruner.

Loretta Shaneybrook passed away on June 12, 2019.

In Memory: Keith Birdsong

We are saddened by the passing of artist Keith Birdsong. Birdsong made a name for himself with his photo-realistic paintings, many of which graced the covers of Star Trek novels. In 1992, he was a guest at Shore Leave 14 and again in 1996 at Shore Leave 18.

Keith Birdsong passed away on June 4, 2019 at the age of 59.

In Memory: Carmen Argenziano

We are saddened by the passing of of actor Carmen Argenziano. Argenziano was known to his fans for a variety of roles ranging from The Godfather: Part II, to Don Quixote, to appearances on Castle, and of course, Jacob Carter on Stargate SG1. In 2006, he was a guest at Shore Leave 28.

Carmen Argenziano passed away on February 10, 2019 at the age of 75.

In Memory: W. Morgan Sheppard

We are saddened by the passing of of actor W. Morgan Sheppard. Sheppard was known to his fans for his numerous credits including Max Headroom's Blank Reg, Seaquest's Professor, and numerous appearances in Star Trek. In 2008 he was a guest at Shore Leave 30.

W. Morgan Sheppard passed away on January 6, 2019 at the age of 86.

In Memory: Celeste Yarnall

We are saddened to note the passing of Celeste Yarnall. She was known to her fans for roles in Land of the Giants, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Wild Wild West, and, of course, Yeoman Martha Landon in the classic Star Trek episode, "The Apple." In 2001, Celeste Yarnall was a guest at Shore Leave 21.

Celeste Yarnall passed away on October 7, 2018 at the age of 74.

In Memory: Richard Searfoss

We are saddened by the passing of astronaut Richard Searfoss. He was a crewmember on Space Shuttle flights STS-58 (1993), STS-76 (1996) and STS-90 (1998), spending 39 days, 3 hours and 18 minutes in space. In 2002, Richard Searfoss was a guest at Shore Leave 24.

Richard Searfoss passed away on September 29, 2018 at the age of 62.