Shore Leave 39 July 7 - 9, 2017
Hunt Valley, Maryland

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Kevin Sussman The Big Bang Theory's Stuart Bloom, Weeds' Terry, Ugly Betty's Walter, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence's Supernerd
Marina Sirtis Star Trek: The Next Generation's Counselor Troi, Gargoyles' Demona, NCIS's Oril Elbaz, and Stargate SG-1's Dr. Svetlana Markov
Michael Dorn Star Trek: The Next Generation's Lieutenant Worf, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Captain Mozar, Castle's Dr Burke, and Superman's Kalibak
Michael Hogan Battlestar Galactica's Saul Tigh, Smallville's General Slade / Deathstroke, and Falling Skies' General Donovan and The Man in the High Castle's Hagan
Luciana Carro Battlestar Galactica's Louanne "Kat" Katraine, Caprica's Priya Magnus and Falling Skies' Crazy Lee
Jodelle Ferland Dark Matter's Five, Stargate: Atlantis' Harmony, Supernatural's Melanie Merchant, and Twilight's Bree
Marc Bendavid Dark Matter's One, Bitten's Scott Brandon, Degrassi: The Next Generation's Grant Yates
Mike Dopud Stargate SG-1's Ventrell/Chernovshev, Dark Matter's Arax Nero, Battlestar Galactica's Specialist Gage

Latest News!

June

20 We're delighted to welcome back Gene Haggerty and his scale replica Cylon raider.

On Saturday, July 8, there will be a brief memorial service for the late Richard Hatch.

15 Shore Leave's own Mike Schilling apeared on the G&T Show to talk about this year's convention.

14 Join us in welcoming science guest Larry Krumenaker.

Shore Leave's own Mike Schilling appeared on the Sci-Fi Diner Podcast to talk about The Evolution of Fandom.

12 The last day to pre-register for Shore Leave 39 is June 15. After that, registration will only be available at the door.

7 Advice for Beginning Writers from the Baltimore County Public Library and our friends Robert Greenberger, Mary Fan, Terry Block, and Paula Erdman.

6 There's still time to pre-order your own Shore Leave bunny..

3 Learn to write Historical Fiction with Howard Weinstein, Richard White, and Steve Wilson

2 A new Shore Leave 39 Update was sent out to the Shore Leave Information email list. Have you subscribed?

Keith R.A. DeCandido returns with the Basic Self-Defense workshop.

May

31 Trek Today has a nice write-up about Shore Leave 39.

30 Join us in welcoming author Daniel Patrick Corcoran.

26 We're pleased to offer a number of exciting workshops this year:

21 Let the The TARDIS Photo Booth turn all of time and space into your back yard.

19 Please join us in welcoming authors: TJ Perkins, Amy Imhoff, TA Chafin, and Hildy Silverman and scientist Jerry Feldman.

17 The Eighth Annual Robbie Greenberger Memorial Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament, will take place the evening of Saturday, July 8th.

13 Please join us in welcoming author guest Kelli Fitzpatrick.

12 The annual blood drive takes place on July 9 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

10 Did you know you can Advertise your Etsy shop (or nearly anything else) in the Shore Leave program book? Rates start as low as just $20.

3 We are still accepting applications for the Shore Leave 39 Dealers Room, only a limited number are still available.

April

25 Important Hotel News: The Hunt Valley Inn has been sold and is now a Marriott Delta Hotel. (More Information)

17 Join us on Sunday afternoon in the Valley room as the merry band of mischief makers Peter David, Robert Greenberger, and Michael Jan Friedman close out the convention with the final installment of Mystery Trekkie Theater 3000.

16 Shore Leave is looking for a few good sentients to help out behind the scenes.

14 Check out the second installment of Baltimore County Public Library's "Made in Baltimore County" video series, featuring Shore Leave's own Inge Heyer and Michael Schilling.

5 Limited edition Shore Leave 39 polo shirts are now available for pre-order.

March

26 We are now accepting applications for the Shore Leave 39 Dealers Room.

20 Please join us in welcoming our new guests:

20 Please join us in welcoming actors:

  • Michael Hogan, known for roles including Battlestar Galactica's Saul Tigh, Smallville's General Slade / Deathstroke, and Falling Skies' General Donovan and The Man in the High Castle's Hagan.
  • Luciana Carro, known for Battlestar Galactica's Louanne "Kat" Katraine, Caprica's Priya Magnus and Falling Skies' Crazy Lee.

19 Our room block at the Hunt Valley Inn is sold out. Haven't booked a room yet? Check out our list of other nearby hotels.

6 A Shore Leave 39 Update was sent out to the Shore Leave Information email list. Have you subscribed?

February

24 Please join us in welcoming actors:

  • Marc Bendavid, known for roles including Dark Matter's One, Bitten's Scott Brandon, and Degrassi: The Next Generation's Grant Yates.
  • Mike Dopud, known for Stargate SG-1's Ventrell/Chernovshev, Dark Matter's Arax Nero, Battlestar Galactica's Specialist Gage.

21 Welcome back to returning author guest Melissa Scott.

20 Welcome back to our returning guests, scientists Charles Blue and Lindley Johnson and authors Richard C. White, Glenn Hauman, and Steve Wilson

13 Please join us in welcoming actor guest:

  • Kevin Sussman, known for roles which include The Big Bang Theory's Stuart Bloom, Weeds' Terry, Ugly Betty's Walter, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence's Supernerd

13 Please join us in welcoming two more actor guests:

  • Marina Sirtis, known for roles which include Star Trek: The Next Generation's Counselor Troi, Gargoyles' Demona, NCIS's Oril Elbaz, and Stargate SG-1's Dr. Svetlana Markov.
  • Michael Dorn, known for Star Trek: The Next Generation's Lieutenant Worf, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Captain Mozar, Castle's Dr Burke, and Superman's Kalibak, among others.

12 Please join us in welcoming our first actor guest:

  • Jodelle Ferland, known for roles which include Dark Matter's Five, Stargate: Atlantis' Harmony, Supernatural's Melanie Merchant, and Twilight's Bree.

7 We're pleased to announce our first round of guests for Shore Leave 39.

Authors

Rigel Ailur, Lorraine Anderson, Derek Tyler Attico, Christopher L. Bennett, John Coffren, Russ Colchamiro, Greg Cox, Kathleen David, Peter A. David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Phil Giunta, Robert Greenberger, Stephen Kozeniewski, David Mack, Kelly Meding, Susan Olesen, Scott Pearson, Roberta Rogow, Aaron Rosenberg, Jenifer P Rosenberg, Dayton Ward, and Howard Weinstein

Scientists

Wayne Bird, Michael Salamon, Stephanie J. Slater, Timothy F. Slater, Ray Villard, and C Alex Young

Artist

Todd Brugmans

Performers

The Boogie Knights and Luna-C

January

7 It's not too early to signup for the Masquerade.

December

23 We're now accepting ads for the Shore Leave 39 program book

November

23 Looking for something for that special Stargate fan in your life? We have a limited number of photographs, autographed by Richard Dean Anderson available, on sale now for just $60 apiece (that's 20% off), plus $15 shipping per order.

October

10 Registration is now open for Shore Leave 39.

8 Are you planning to do any of your Halloween shopping online? Did you know you can support Shore Leave by using our Amazon referral link?

July

Thank You!

Thank you to all the Guests, Volunteers, and most particularly, the Attendees, for making ShoreLeave 39 such a wonderful experience. We're looking forward to another great convention next summer and hope you can make it.

Join us in 2017 on July 7-9 for Shore Leave 39.

(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 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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In Memorial: Lawrence Montaigne

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.

In Memorial: Jerry Doyle

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.