Shore Leave News and Updates


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.