Shore Leave 42 July 9 - 11, 2021
Delta Hotels Baltimore in Hunt Valley, Maryland
Looking for Shore Leave 41.5? The Virtual Experience continues....
8 Due to a scheduling conflict, the Shore Leave 41.5
"Critical Heal: Tabletop Role-Playing Games as Therapy"
presentation with Ariel Vitali has been moved to Saturday, December 5 at 2:30 PM Eastern.
12 Registration for Shore Leave 42 is now open.
29 We're excited to announce the Virtual Masquerade, Part 2: The Halloween Edition,
online on Saturday, October 24 at 1:00 PM.
Entries are due by Monday, October 12, 2020. See the masquerade page for details.
2 The Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley is
now taking reservations for Shore Leave 42
in July of 2021.
5 The schedule is now available.
10 A statement on Black Lives Matter.
15 We're pleased to announce that all guests who had previously confirmed for Shore Leave 42
have agreed to reschedule their appearances to 2021.
25 Pre-registration for Shore Leave 42 is closed and will re-open in October. Anyone who
has already registered for Shore Leave 42 will have the option to transfer their registration to 2021 or
request a refund. All current registration holders will receive an email within the next week with
instructions on how to request a refund.
11 Don't miss out on the Shore Leave Art Show.
14 Please read this important
update regarding the corona virus pandemic. (The convention is still on.)
21 We're excited to announce Shore Leave 42 actor guests:
- Brandon Routh,
known for his roles as Superman Return's Clark Kent,
Arrow's Ray Palmer/The Atom, and Chuck's Daniel Shaw.
- BarBara Luna,
known for her roles as Star Trek's Marlena,
Buck Rogers' Koori, and Zorro's Theresa Modesto.
- Eddie McClintock,
known for his roles as Warehouse 13's Pete Lattimer,
Supergirl's Col. James Harper, and Agents of SHIELD's Vin-Tak.
19 Please join us in welcoming:
18 We are now accepting ads for the Shore Leave 42 program book.
Don't miss out on the chance to promote your organization.
17 Ante up for the Eleventh Annual Robbie Greenberger Memorial Texas
Hold-em Poker Tournament by making a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
(see page for details.)
16 We are now accepting vendor room applications.
15 Please join us in welcoming:
9 Please join us in welcoming:
Derek Tyler Attico,
Diane Lee Baron,
Peter A. David,
Michael Jan Friedman,
Heather E. Hutsell,
Jenifer P Rosenberg,
Laura Ware, and
Kenneth G. Carpenter,
Timothy C. Miller,
Stephanie J. Slater,
Timothy F. Slater, and
The Boogie Knights
15 We're excited to announce Shore Leave 42 actor guest:
- Brent Spiner,
known for his roles as ST:TNG's Lt. Cmdr Data,
Warehouse 13's Brother Adrian, and Threshold's Dr. Nigel Fenway.
Gates McFadden and Brent Spiner will each sign one item for no additional charge during the official autograph
sessions on Saturday and Sunday.
5 Our hotel is sold out. (Only the hotel, not the convention.)
A waiting list is available.
In the meantime, you may wish to make arrangements to stay at one of the other
hotels in the area.
18 We're excited to announce Shore Leave 42 actor guests:
- Alex Kingston,
known for her roles as Doctor Who's River Song,
Arrow's Dinah Lance, and Discovery of Witches' Sarah Bishop.
- Gates McFadden,
known for her roles as Star Trek: TNG's Dr. Beverly Crusher,
Marker's Kimba, and Hunt for Red October's Caroline Ryan.
- Robert Duncan McNeill,
known for his roles as Star Trek: Voyager's Lt. Tom Paris,
Chuck's Operative, and 24's FBI Agent.
14 You'll likely want to watch this spot in case of
upcoming guest announcements....
26 We're excited to announce Shore Leave 42 actor guests:
- Jewel Staite,
known for her roles as Firefly's Kaylee Frye,
Stargate: Atlantis' Dr. Jennifer Keller, and The L.A. Complex's Raquel Westbrook.
- Adam Baldwin,
known for his roles as Firefly's Jayne Cobb,
Chuck's John Casey, and The Last Ship's XO Mike Slattery.
7 We're excited to announce our first actor guest for Shore Leave 42:
- Denis Lawson,
known for his roles as Star Wars' Wedge Antilles, Bleak House's John Jarndyce,
and New Trick's Steve McAndrew.
14 Preregistration is now open.
1 Registration opens Columbus Day, October 14, 2019.
Thank you to everyone who helped make 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 Delta Hotels Baltimore,
located at 245 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Shore Leave 42 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
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: Bob Ahrens
We are saddened by the passing of long time Shore Leave participant Bob Ahrens.
Bob was part of Shore Leave from the early days, a founding member of the Boogie Knights,
a participant in the Shore Leave Showcase, a member of the tech crew, and a valued
Bob Ahrens passed away on December 31, 2020. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
In memory: Dave Galanter
We are saddened by the passing of long time Shore Leave guest Dave Galanter.
A fixture at Baltimore-area cons, Dave is remembered not only for his writing, but also as a friend,
who no matter how busy he might be, always had time to chat with friends and fans alike.
Dave was also a fan; if not on a panel, he could often be found in the audience, enjoying the
event with everyone else.
Dave Galanter passed away on December 12, 2020 at the age of 51. He is survived by his wife and family.
In memory: Richard Herd
We are saddened by the passing of Richard Herd. A prolific actor, Herd's numerous credits include both
Star Trek the Next Generation's Klingon L'Kor and ST:Voyager's Admiral Paris, V's Supreme Commander,
and Seinfeld's Mr. Wilhelm among others. He was a guest at Shore Leave 22 in 2000 and again at
Shore Leave 24 in 2002.
Richard Herd passed away on May 26, 2020 at the age of 87.
In memory: René Auberjoinois
We're saddened by the passing of René Auberjoinois. Auberjoinois was a prolific actor with more than 200
credits to his name, but was perhaps best known as Benson's Clayton Endicott III and Deep Space Nine's
Constable Odo. In 1993 he was a guest at Shore Leave 15 and again in 1996 at Shore Leave 18.
René Auberjoinois passed away on December 8 at the age of 79.
In Memory: Aron Eisenberg
We are saddened by the passing of actor Aron Eisenberg. Eisenberg was known to
his fans for roles in The Liars' Club, Playroom, appearances on
The Secret World of Alex Mack, Wonder Years, and of course, as
Nog from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. In 2018, he was a guest at
Shore Leave 40.
Aron Eisenberg passed away on September 21, 2019 at the age of 50.
In Memory: Barbara March
We are saddened by the passing of actress Barbara March. March was best known by her fans for
her portrayal of Lursa in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and the movie
Generations. In 1999, she was a guest at Shore Leave 21.
Barbara March passed away on August 11, 2019 at the age of 65.