Shore Leave 44 July 26 - 28, 2024
Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center in Lancaster, PA

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Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut Star Trek:Picard's Ensign Sidney La Forge
Gotham's Officer Parks
Homeland's Simone Bah
Todd Stashwick Star Trek:Picard's Captain Liam Shaw
12 Monkey's Deacon
Heroes's Eli
Amanda Tapping Stargate: SG1's Dr Samantha Carter
Sanctuary's Dr Helen Magnus
Supernatural's Naomi
Teryl Rothery Stargate: SG-1's Dr Janet Fraiser
Caprica's Evelyn
Arrow's Jean Loring
Greg Grunberg Star Wars Sequel's Snap Wexley
Heroes's Matt Parkman
Alias's Eric Weiss
Ingvild Deila Rogue One's Princess Leia
Avengers: Age of Ultron's World Hub Tech
Robin Curtis Star Trek: Film's Saavik
Star Trek: TNG's Tallera
Babylon 5's Ambassador Kalika
BarBara Luna Star Trek: TOS's Marlena
Buck Rogers's Koori
Zorro's Theresa Modesto
D.B. Woodside Lucifer's Amenadiel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Principal Robin Wood
24's President Wayne Palmer
Lesley-Ann Brandt Lucifer's Mazikeen
Spartacus's Naevia
The Walking Dead - The Ones Who Live's Thorne
Adele Simmons First Assistant Director on Star Trek Voyager
First Assistant Director on Star Trek: TNG
JG Hertzler Star Trek:DS9's Martok
Zorro's Alcalde Ignacio de Soto
Bioshock's Dr. Grossman

Latest News!


24 We are just two months out from the convention and have a surprise Bonus guest to announce!

  • JG Hertzler, best known as Martok on Star Trek:Deep Space 9. He has played seven different characters in the Star Trek franchise. He was also Alcalde Ignacio de Soto in the Zorro TV series and the voice of Dr. Grossman in the Bioshock video game.


08 Three more guests being announced today! And we have posted information on our first annual Dinner with the guests called Fest with our Guests

  • Todd Stashwick, known for his role as Captain Liam Shaw in Star Trek: Picard. He was on 12 Monkeys, as Deacon, and was Eli on Heroes.
  • Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, best known as Ensign Sidney La Forge on Star Trek: Picard. She also appeared in Gotham as Officer Parks, and on Homeland as Simone Bah.
  • Adele Simmons, was the First Assistant Director on Star Trek Voyager. She was also the First Assistant Director on Star Trek: TNG.

01 Our crack Hotel staff has secured room blocks in two hotels for the upcoming Shore Leave 44 convention. Please see details on the Alternate Hotels page.


14 Our Programming suggestions form is now available for public use. Have an idea for a panel you'd like to put together? Let us know! And please keep in mind, all panels must be submitted through this form, regardless if you have presented the same panel every year in the past. Thanks and we look forward to your suggestions.

09 Two guests from the show Lucifer are now announced for Shore Leave 44:

  • D.B. Woodside, known for his role as Amenadiel in Lucifer. He was on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, as the principal Robin Wood, and was the President of the United States, Wayne Palmer on 24.
  • Lesley-Ann Brandt, best known as the demon with a heart of gold Mazikeen on Lucifer. She also appeared in Spartacus as Naevia, and most recently on The Walking Dead - The Ones Who Live as Thorne.

03 Our Star Trek guests are now announced for Shore Leave 44:

  • Robin Curtis, known for her role as Lt Saavik in Star Trek III and Star Trek IV. In Star Trek TNG, she played Tallera, and she is also known for other properties such as Babylon 5 where she played Ambassador Kalika.
  • BarBara Luna, best known for her character from the Mirror Mirror universe in Star Trek:TOS as Marlena. She also appeared in Buck Rogers as Koori, and on the television series Zorro as Theresa Modesto.


23 Two more guests this week for Shore Leave 44:

  • Ingvild Deila, her smallest, yet most notable role so far was the portrayal of Princess Leia in Rogue One, she also played the World Hub Tech in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • Greg Grunberg, known on the big screen for roles in the Star Wars sequels and in Star Trek Beyond, and on television, as Matt Parkman on Heroes and Eric Weiss on Alias.

16 We're pleased to announce our first two guests for Shore Leave 44, taking place in Lancaster, PA on July 26-28th:

  • Teryl Rothery, best known to us as Dr Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1, Evelyn on the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica, and Jean Loring on Arrow.
  • Amanda Tapping, best known to us as Dr Samantha Carter on the Stargate franchise, Dr Helen Magnus on Sanctuary, and Naomi on Supernatural.


15 And just like that, the Wyndham is sold out. By far, this is the fastest we have every sold out the host hotel. Our hotel staff is working with other hotels to try and get room blocks near by, but please check out our list of Alternate Hotels that are all within easy walking distance of the Wyndham

14 Good News Everyone! Our crack Shore Leave Hotel staff has worked with our new Wyndham location. Details on how to get that rate can be found on our Hotel Location page.

11 Shore Leave is proud to announce our new hotel for the 2024 convention. We are invading the past by moving to Amish country - Lancaster, PA. Set your Flux Capacitor to the Wyndham Lancaster Resort & Convention Center on July 26-28, 2024. More details can be found on our Location page. Also, Pre-Registration for the convention is now available at our Online Store!


6 It is with a sad heart that we have to inform everyone that the Delta Hunt Valley Marriott is closing on Oct 31, 2023. This hotel, affectionately known as Hunt Valley Inn, has been home to Shore Leave for several decades.
Shore Leave staff are currently searching for a new venue and we will keep you apprised when anything is discovered.


14 The Shore Leave family would like to thank all the Celebrity Guests, Authors, Scientists, and Attendees that made Shore Leave 43 one of our best conventions ever!
With over 1400 attendees we had a near sold out show. But as always, keeping the convention to a smaller size allows a more intiment atmosphere and everyone loves that!
We raised some good funds for our charities as well, with the charity auction bringing in some fabulous bids!
World Central Kitchen: $1,621
St Judes: $1,621
Julien Fleming Memorial Fund: $4507.88

We can't wait to do it all again next year!

8 Delta Hotel reservations are now open for Shore Leave 44 - July 12-14, 2024


2 We're pleased to present the Shore Leave 43 Schedule!


28 The Photo Ops schedule is now online.

25 We're pleased to announce the return of the annual Robbie Greenberger Memorial Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament, benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

23 The Small Budget Films schedule is now online.

19 Be sure to check out the books premiering at Shore Leave.


2 Please join us in welcoming:


10 We're pleased to announce that joining us this summer our actor guests:

  • Claudia Black, known for her roles as Farscape's Aeryn Sun, Stargate SG-1's Vala Mal Doran, and Final Space's Sheryl Goodspeed.
  • Grace Park, known for her roles as Battlestar Galactica's Lt Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii, Hawaii Five-0's Kono Kalakaua, and A Million Little Thing's Katherine Saville.
  • Aaron Douglas, known for his roles as Battlestar Galactica's Chief Tyrol, Motherland Fort Salem's Colonel Jarrett, and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency's Gordon Rimmer.

5 Please join us in welcoming:


19 We're pleased to announce that joining us this summer are actor guests:

  • Robert Duncan McNeill, known for his roles as Star Trek: Voyager's Lt Tom Paris, and the Producer/Director of Resident Alien, and Chuck.
  • Peter Macon, known for his roles as The Orville's Bortus, Family Guy's Preston Lloyd, and an undisclosed part in the upcoming film Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.


We're pleased to announce that joining us this summer are actor guests:

  • Ben Browder, known for his roles as Farscape's John Crichton, Stargate SG-1's Lt. Col. C. Mitchell, and Guardians of the Galaxy's Sovereign Admiral.
  • Penny Johnson Jerald, known for her roles as The Orville's Dr. Claire Finn, Castle's Captain Victoria Gates, and ST:DS9's Kasidy Yates.
  • Robert Picardo, known for his roles as Stargate's Richard Woolsey, ST:Voy's Holographic Doctor, and China Beach's Dr. Dick Richard.
  • Alaina Huffman, known for her roles as Stargate Universe's Lt. Tamara Johansen, Supernatural's Abaddon, and Smallville's Dinah Lance/Black Canary.
  • Bonnie Gordon, known for her roles as ST:Prodigy's Ship's Computer, Shield of Tomorrow's Ensign Lark Sage, and Street Fighter V's Rainbow Mika.


30 Please review our COVID Policy (Updated November 30, 2022)


17 Registration is now open for Shore Leave 43.

6 Due to external circumstances, the opening of pre-registration will be delayed until the evening of October 17.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Thank you to everyone who helped make Shore Leave 42 such a success: our celebrity guests, the volunteers, and most especially, everyone who attended. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Shore Leave makes its grand entrance to the Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center, located at 2300 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602

Shore Leave 44 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 memory: T.A. Chafin

T.A. Chafin

We are saddened to share news of the passing of our friend, long time Shore Leave guest, and super fan, T.A. Chafin.

Chafin was well known for his deep knowledge of Star Wars trivia, but was truly a fan of all aspects of science fiction pop culture and a relentless researcher. Endlessly cheerful, Chafin was always eager to make his friends smile whether with a story or by participating in a silly comedy sketch.

Surrounded by loved ones, T.A. Chafin passed away on June 26, 2024. He will be missed.

In memory: Robert "Rob" Williams

Rob Williams

We are saddened by the passing of Shore Leave convention photographer, Rob Williams.

Rob was a long-time Shore Leave attendee and worked as the official photographer for the convention.

Robert "Rob" Williams passed away on January 25, 2024 at the age of 45. He is survived by his Sister, Angela Williams. Rob was well known in the convention circuit as a photographer and also through the Battlestar Galactica fan group "13th Fleet" where he was known by his callsign, "Ripoff".