Frequently Asked Questions

First time at Shore Leave? You may want to check out our Convention 101 page.

Registration Questions

When can I register for the convention?

Right now! Pre-registration opened on October 8!

How can I upgrade my membership from a single day to the full-weekend?

The best approach is to print out a new registration form with the changes, add a note explaining that you wish to upgrade to the full weekend, and include a check for the difference between the two membership prices.

How do I register for Shore Leave?

You can register in advance by using the online registration form or via postal mail by printing a registration form. Advance registration (aka "pre-registration") ends on June 15, after that you'll be able to register at the door. Please note that all convention memberships are "will call", meaning that you'll actually pick up your convention materials when you arrive at the Hunt Valley Inn.

Can I purchase tickets for the autograph line?

No autograph ticket is required. At Shore Leave, your convention membership allows you access to all of our guests' autograph tables. Please note however that our actor guests do charge for their autographs. This transaction is between you and the guest and you pay at the autograph table.

Will you mail my tickets or do I pick them up at the con?

All pre-registration memberships are "Will Call." When you arrive at the Hunt Valley Inn on July 12, you'll need to go to the downstairs portion of the convention area. Pick up your badge, program book, and other membership materials just around the corner from the foot of the escalator.

When will registration open?

Pre-registration opened in October. Advance registration will remain open until June 15, 2019, after which registration will only be available at the door.

Guest Questions

I'd like to suggest a guest. What's the best way to do that?

Drop a line to the Guest Relations team. Along with the name of the guest you'd like to see, be sure to include the name of the TV shows or movies you know them from, just in case it's one we haven't see yet.

Guest suggestions can be a bit tricky though in that we really can't say anything whether we're going to invite a potential guest. Doing so would run the risk of setting incorrect expectations for the fans, the potential guest, or both. Unfortunately, this often means that the only time you're likely to hear anything about a suggested guest is if we happen to book them.

Autograph Questions

Please be sure to also read the Autograph Policy for additional information.

Can I purchase tickets for the autograph line?

No autograph ticket is required. At Shore Leave, your convention membership allows you access to all of our guests' autograph tables, as well as the official autograph session. Please note that many of our actor guests do charge for their autographs, however this transaction is between you and the guest and you pay at the autograph table.

How much will the guests charge for their autograph?

Autograph prices are set by the individual guest. It is our current understanding however that these guests' prices will be as follows (subject to change):

  • Michael Shanks $40
  • Lexa Doig $40
  • Anson Mount: $45
  • Ethan Peck: $45
  • Nichelle Nichols: $60
  • John Glover: $50
  • Erica Durance $40
  • Aaron Ashmore $40
  • Laura Vandervoort $40
  • Alex Mallari, Jr $40

(Please note that autographs are not included in the price of photo op photos.)

Which guests will be participating in the official autograph session?

Erica Durance, Aaron Ashmore, and Laura Vandervoort will each sign one item for no additional charge during the official autograph sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Other than during the official autograph session, they will be charging for their autograph. All other guests will be charging a fee (amount to be determined by the actor) for their autographs, including Photo Ops photos. Please read the Autograph Policy for additional information about the official autograph sessions.

Will Erica Durance, Aaron Ashmore, and Laura Vandervoort be available for autographs outside the official autograph sessions?

Yes! Guests participating in the official autograph sessions are always given the opportunity to have a table outside the official session, and this year, all three have accepted this extra opportunity to meet their fans.

Other Questions

I would like to show my fan film or indie film at Shore Leave! Who who do I talk to about it?

Please drop a line to our Small Budget Film coordinator Tom Donnelly.

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

What do you mean, an African or European Swallow? Numbers for the Arican swallow are still a bit difficult to come by, but for the European swallow, it appears to be around 10 meters per second. (ref: Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow)