Shore Leave News and Updates

July

12 Due to a canceled flight, we regret to announce that Alex Mallari, Jr. will only be appearing on Saturday and Sunday.

11 Need help finding your way to the next programming room? We've updated our Hotel Floor Plan page to make it a bit easier.

Imorptant: If your plans for travelling to Shore Leave this weekend include travel by light rail, please be aware that a sinkhole in downtown Baltimore has closed portions of the light rail system.

There is a shuttle running from Camden Yards to the North Avenue station where you can take light rail to Hunt Valley, but please allow extra travel time.

9 Details of our Small Budget Film and Science programming are available.

7 The Shore Leave 41 schedule is now available.

We're thrilled to announce these additional book premieres:

  • Fandom 50: Fandom in Maryland (Firebringer Press)
  • Mermaid Precinct
  • Eternal Wanderings: The Continuing Journey of Kara O'Keefe
  • Chasing Danger: The Case Files of Theron Chase
  • Aftermath (Sorcery & Steel)

4 We're thrilled to announce the following book premieres taking place at Shore Leave 41 during our annual Meet the Pros party.

  • Thrilling Adventure Yarns
  • Footprints in the Stars
  • In Harm's Way: Defending the Future (Book 8)
  • Brave New Girls: Adventures of Gals and Gizmos
  • Star Trek Discovery: The Enterprise War
  • Arachne's Crime
  • Temporally Deactivated
  • Alternate Peace
  • Portals
  • Trails of Bone

The schedule for the official autograph session, filk concerts and other scheduling notes are now available.

In memory of the late Lee Warren, for this year, the "Vic's Place" karaoke has been renamed to "Lee's Place."

2 The Game Room and Photos Ops schedules are now available.

June

23 Please join us in welcoming author Allyn Gibson

21 Please join us in welcoming author Scott Pearson and science guest Stephen Lesnik.

10 Please join us in welcoming author John Jackson Miller.

3 We present the Shore Leave 41 update.

Available for pre-order from the Shore Leave 41 Emporium:

1 Please join us Friday, July 12, for the final Afternoon Tea.

May

20 Please join us in welcoming Shore Leave 41 guest:

  • John Glover, known for his roles as: Shazam!'s Doctor Sivana, Smallville's Lionel Luthor, and Batman: The Animated Series' Riddler

12 Please join us in welcoming author John Coffren.

9 Please join us in welcoming author Steven H. Wilson and Disney Imagineer Mark Sumner.

5 On Saturday, May 11, the Towson Library will be hosting their first ever Sci-Fi Saturday.

Look for writers Howard Weinstein, Richard White, Robert Greenberger, Dave Galanter, and Steven H. Wilson doing a panel at 11AM and other activities throughout the day. The event runs from 10AM to 3:30PM

  • 10:00 AM: Sci-Fi Book Buzz
  • 11:00 AM: A Storied Universe: Science Fiction Author Panel
  • 12:30 PM: Receding Horizons: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope
  • 2:00 PM: Cosplay Culture: A Panel
  • 2:00 PM: Cosplay Workshop for Beginners

Sci-Fi Saturday is co-sponsored by Baltimore County Public Library and the Star Trek Association of Towson (our parent organization).

The Shore Leave Blood Drive is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 from 9 AM to 2:30 PM. To be eligible to donate at Shore Leave, you may not have given blood after May 18.

Garden Room and Hallway tables in the vendors' area are sold out, however other areas are still available. Don't miss out!

1 Please join us in welcoming author Susan Olesen and Scientist David Batchelor.

We regret to announce that John Glover will be unable to join us this summer due to professional commitments.

April

21 The TARDIS Photo Booth will let you make all of Time and Space your backyard and come back with the photos to prove it.

Sing the night away at Vic's Place karaoke.

17 We're pleased to announce that Nichelle Nichols, known for her roles as: Star Trek's Cmdr. Nyota Uhura, Heroes' Nana Dawson, and Gargoyles' Diane Maza will be joining us this summer as part of her Farewell Tour.

16 Hallway tables in the vendors' area are sold out, however other areas are still available. Don't miss out!

March

25 Join us in welcoming Shore Leave 41 guests:

  • John Glover, known for his roles as: Shazam!'s Doctor Sivana, Smallville's Lionel Luthor, and Batman: The Animated Series' Riddler
  • Aaron Ashmore, known for his roles as: Killjoy's John Jaqobis, Smallville's Jimmy Olsen, and Warehouse 13's Steve Jinks
  • Authors

    Andrew Hiller and T.A. Chafin

    Scientist

    Jerry Feldman

We regret to announce that David Palffy will be unable to join us this summer due to professional commitments.

9 Join us in welcoming Shore Leave 41 guests:

5 Join us in welcoming Shore Leave 41 guests:

  • Michael Shanks, known for his roles as: Stargate's Dr. Daniel Jackson, Smallville's Carter Hall, and Saving Hope's Dr. Charlie Harris.
  • Lexa Doig, known for her roles as: Andromeda's Andromeda Ascendant, Stargate SG-1's Dr. Carolyn Lam, and Smallville's Dr. Christina Lamell.
  • Anson Mount, known for his roles as: Star Trek Discovery's Captain Pike, Inhumans' Black Bolt, and Hell on Wheels' Cullen Bohannon.

February

13 We are now accepting applications for the Shore Leave 41 Vendors Room.

8 We're excited to announce our first actor guests for Shore Leave 41:

  • Ethan Peck, known for his roles as: Star Trek Discovery's Spock; Halo 4 & 5's Gabriel Thorne; and 10 Things I Hate About You's Patrick Verona.
  • Erica Durance, known for her roles as: Supergirl's Alura Zor-El; Smallville's Lois Lane; and Saving Hope's Dr. Alex Reid.
  • David Palffy, known for his roles as: Stargate SG-1's Anubis; Andromeda's Ler-Near; and The X-Files' Dark Man.
  • Alex Mallari, known for his roles as: Dark Matter's Four, Insomnia's Ken, and True Justice's Hiro.

4 Please join us in welcoming:

3 We are now accepting vendor applications for Shore Leave 41.

January

29 Please join us in welcoming:

Authors

Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Rigel Ailur, Lorraine Anderson, Derek Tyler Attico, Diane Lee Baron, Russ Colchamiro, Greg Cox, Kathleen David, Peter A. David, Mary Fan, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Phil Giunta, Robert Greenberger, David Mack, Mike McPhail, TJ Perkins, Roberta Rogow, Aaron Rosenberg, and Jenifer P Rosenberg.

Scientists

Kenneth G. Carpenter, Stephanie J. Slater, Timothy F. Slater, and Ray Villard.

November

21 Check out our latest news notes.

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October

8 Preregistration for Shore Leave 41 is now open.

We are now accepting advertisements for the Shore Leave 41 program book.

July

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped make #ShoreLeave40 such a wonderful weekend - the guests, the volunteers, and most particularly, our attendees.

We should do this again next year!

(Learn more about the Star Trek Association of Towson)