Shore Leave Update, June 2, 2017

Dear Fellow Fans,

We would like to provide an update on Shore Leave 39, our guests, planned programming, and other topics of interest.

When:   7-9 July 2017
Where:  Hunt Valley Inn Marriott Delta, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Actor Guests

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, among others.

Michael Hogan
Battlestar Galactica's Saul Tigh, Smallville's General Slade / Deathstroke, 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, and 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


All photo-ops will be done on Saturday. The following photo-ops are available:

Single Actor Photo-Ops Prices

Combo Photo-Ops Prices

(All prices are per print. Multiple people may appear in a single photo, however there will only be one print per photo-op ticket.)


Kevin Sussman, Marina Sirtis, and Michael Dorn will each sign one item for no additional charge during the Official Autograph Sessions on Saturday and Sunday. One Photo Ops photo may count as your free item. Additional items to be signed, in addition to photo op pictures, will be priced at the guest's listed autograph price.

Everyone else will be at their tables signing autographs during the weekend for a fee determined by the actor. Please read the Autograph Policy on our web site for full details on the official autograph sessions and autograph line.

Writer Guests

RigelAilur, Lorraine Anderson, Derek Tyler Attico, Diane Lee Baron, Christopher L.Bennett, T.A. Chafin John Coffren, Russ Colchamiro, Daniel Patrick Corcoran, Greg Cox, Michael Critzer, Kathleen David, Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Mary Fan, Kelli Fitzpatrick, Michael JanFriedman, Dave Galanter, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, AndrewHiller, Heather Hutsell, Amy Imhoff, Bob Jones, Stephen Kozeniewski, David Mack, Kelly Meding, Susan Olesen, Scott Pearson, TJ Perkins, Roberta Rogow, Aaron Rosenberg, Jenifer Rosenberg, Melissa Scott, Hildy Silverman, DaytonWard, Laura Ware, Howard Weinstein, Richard C. White, and Steve Wilson.

All writer guests, including any science writers, will be at the Meet-the-Pros Party on Friday night from 10pm to midnight.


Wayne Bird, Charles Blue, Padi Boyd, Jerry Feldman, Lindley Johnson, Rachael Livermore, Jordan Raddick, Michael Salamon, Stephanie Slater, Timothy Slater, Alan Smale, Ray Villard, C. Alex Young, and the Loyola University Physics Club.

Science programming will take place as always Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning and early afternoon.

Artist Guest

Todd Brugmans (program book cover artist).

Performing Guests

The Boogie Knights, Luna-C, and The Chromatics.

Other Program Participants

The TARDIS Photo-Booth, Vic's Place, Temple of Trek, and many more.


We have a sold-out dealers room with a wide variety of goods. Many of our dealers are participating in programming, such as workshops and demonstrations involving belly dancing, make-up, henna and glitter applications, sewing, juggling, jewelry and costuming, fine metalwork, and much more. Please read the dealer page on our website for all the details.


The deadline for advance registration is June 15, 2017. At-the-door registration will be available at the convention. Registration is available both via the web and via snail mail. Registration forms are available on the website.

Registration hours are Friday 9am-8:30pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, and Sunday 9am-3pm.


We will have our usual full tracks of programming, the masquerade, the art show, the blood drive, the food drive, charity auction, a fan film track, science programming, children's and teen programming tracks, Trek Iron Chef, and other special events. Please go to our volunteer page if you'd like to volunteer at the convention.

Mystery Trekkie Theater 3000 - Series Finale

For twenty five years, Mystery Trekkie Theater 3000 has always said that if they ever did "Spock's Brain," they'd subsequently fold their tent because it couldn't be beaten. True to their word, having done the Brain last year, this year will be the very last MTT3K. For a quarter of a century they filled the gap that was created when MTT3K went off the air. But now with the return of the original on YouTube or Netflix or wherever the hell it's showing up, Mike, Bob and Peter have decided to retire their annual parody of Star Trek. You absolutely must not miss this hilarious farewell performance, featuring a video overview of the best of the opening sketches (assuming they can find any that were actually good) and a final one hour (well, 47 minute) parody of something or other.

Shore Leave 39 Free Workshops

(please check the website for details)

with Howard Weinstein, Bob Greenberger, Dave Galanter, Bob Jones & Kelly Meding

Basic Self Defense Workshop
with Keith R. A. DeCandido<

Doggie Parenting
with Howard Weinstein

Writing Workshop for Young Adults
with the Crazy 8 Press Team (Robert Greenberger, Aaron Rosenberg, Peter David , Russ Colchamiro, Michael Jan Friedman, Glenn Hauman)

Shore Leave Game Room

The Shore Leave Game Room will be open for FUN! We have Board Games, Tabletop Miniatures at various skill levels, assorted card games, and we're still looking for a good dungeon master for D&D or Pathfinder. We will have experts from Mantic Games, Final Sword Productions, and we're "hoping" for a few more (more on that later if we succeed). Check the website for more news on game hours - see you in the Game Room! PLAY ON!

Richard Hatch Memorial

Directly after the Masquerade on Saturday night we will be holding a short memorial for the late Richard Hatch. Richard Hatch was known for many roles but to us fans he will always be Apollo from the Original Battlestar Galactica TV Show. The Memorial will be held in front of the Hotel where Richard's Cylon Raider will be parked. Please consult the website for details.

Blood Drive

The Shore Leave Blood Drive will take place on Sunday, 9 July from 9:00am to 2:30pm. To be eligible to donate, you must not have given blood after May 22.

Other Information

Our room block at the Hunt Valley Inn is sold out (just the room block, not the convention). Please view the list of alternate hotels on our website for other accommodations in the area.

If you have any questions about the convention, please email the Shore Leave Information address.

Keep checking for updates. You can also find us on Twitter, on Facebook and on Google+! See the web site for full details.

You can help us spread the word by sharing our tweets and Facebook posts with your friends.

We hope to see you all this July!


Your Shore Leave 39 Con Committee

PS. Do you want to be part of the action? Join our parent organization, The StarTrek Association of Towson, and become part of the Shore Leave team. Check out on the web, and email the Membership Committee for more information.

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