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!

March

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.

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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 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.