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July

29 We regret to announce that author guest Jim Johnson has canceled his appearance at this year's Shore Leave.

27 To assist masquerade participants displaced from the hotel, a dressing room will be made available on Saturday afternoon.

26 Photo Op sessions begin at 10:00 am on August 2nd.

The American Astronomical Society will be raffling a galileoscope on Saturday. (see more details)

20 Did you know Shore Leave has Filk programming?

19 Our 2014 Charity Auction will benefit: Military Working Dogs, The COPD Foundation, House of Ruth and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

18 The Shore Leave Emporium opens on Friday, August 1.

The Bunny Masquerade returns for another year. Don't let your bunny miss the fun!

The FAQ has been updated with the latest hotel shuttle schedule.

We regret to announce that author guests Diane Carey and Greg Brodeur have canceled their appearance at this year's convetion due to professional commitments.

15 The new book Stargate Atlantis: Unascended by Jo Graham and Amy Griswold is the newest premiere for the August 1st Meet the Pros party.

13 Returning for their 30th year, join Dr. Trekwell and The Temple of Trek Choir on Sunday morning for Temple of Trek.

7 A reminder: If you plan to cancel a hotel reservation at the Hunt Valley Inn, you must do so by July 11 in order to avoid paying any penalties.

3 Planning to donate at the Blood Drive this year? The Red Cross is now accepting appointments online.

June

27 We regret to announce that author Joshua Palmatier has had to cancel his appearance at Shore Leave 36.

24 Congratulations to guest Michael Welch who will be appearing this fall in the new SyFy Channel series "Z Nation".

Our Information Table Volunteers will once again be accepting donations for the Maryland Food Bank.

23 Get the latest about Shore Leave tonight on Trek Radio at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific.

19 The June 19, 2014 Shore Leave 36 update is now online.

10 The new anthology Tales from the Crimson Keep with contributions by Michael Jan Friedman, Peter David, Russ Colchamiro, Paul Kuperberg, Aaron Rosenberg, Glenn Hauman, Robert Greenberger, and Kevin Dilmore is the latest book to premiere at the Meet the Pros party.

3 As you may have heard, guest-room renovations at the Hunt Valley Inn are taking longer than expected and will still be going on during Shore Leave. (Full Announcement)

May

26 Returning for its sixth year is the Annual Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament.

Make all of Time and Space your backyard and come back with the photos to prove it, courtesy of The TARDIS Photo Booth.

23 We're pleased to announce that joining our guest list for this summer are Artists Mike McPhail and Tye Bourdony Scientist Emmett Plant and Authors Amy Griswold, Daniel Patrick Corcoran, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, David Niall Wilson, Jo Graham, Joseph F Berenato, Lance Woods, Leona Wisoker, Patricia Lee Macomber, T Eric Bakutis, Aaron Rosenberg, Ari McKay, Glenn Hauman, Jim Johnson, Mary Louise Davie, Melissa Scott, Russ Colchamiro, Susan Olesen, William Leisner, and Jon Gibbs.

22 During your visit to Balticon this weekend, be sure to stop by and say "Hi!" at our table.

19 We're thrilled to announce that for this summer's convention, Leonard Nimoy will be joining us via Skype and Teryl Rothery will be joining us in-person. (Please read the Full Announcement of Mr. Nimoy's appearance for important details.)

Mr. Nimoy has agreed to make autographed photos available by pre-order.

6 We're excited to announce that this year's Meet the Pros event will include three book premieres!

April

16 The Hunt Valley Inn is sold out for Shore Leave 36. A list of alternate hotels is available. The Hotel is sold out, not the convention.

14 We're pleased to announce that joining us this summer will be media guest Eve Myles.

Anyone fancy a nice cup of tea?

We regret to announce that science guest David Batchelor has had to cancel his Shore Leave 36 appearance.

March

25 The book New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics with contributions by Keith R.A. DeCandido, Kevin Dilmore, Robert Greenberger, and Dayton Ward will premiere this summer at Shore Leave.

16 This summer's lineup includes returning science guest, David Batchelor.

14 The new series Star Trek: Seekers, created by Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, David Mack, and Rob Caswell will premiere this summer at Shore Leave.

12 Also joining us ths summer are science guest Andrew McDonald and author guests Amanda Headlee, Diana Botsford, Jeffrey Lang, Sally Malcolm, Stuart S. Roth, and Susanna Reilly.

8 We're pleased to announce the return of author guests Joshua Palmatier, Kelly Meding, Kevin Summers, and Lorraine Anderson, Richard C. White, Rigel Ailur. Also joining us this summer is artist Rob Caswell.

Somewhere in the Middle of Eternity, edited by Phil Giunta, will be launched at this summer's convention.

4 Our Volunteer Forces are looking for a few good sentients.

3 The 32nd annual Blood Drive will take place on Saturday, August 2nd from 9:00am to 2:30pm and Sunday, August 3rd from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

February

23 We're pleased to announce two additional media guests. Joining us this summer are Silas Weir Mitchell and returning guest Michael Welch.

Also returning this summer are Shore Leave favorites The Boogie Knights and Luna-C.

15 Stop by and visit our table this weekend at Farpoint!

2 What does Shore Leave 36 have in common with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Duct Tape, and Stargate Command? If your answer is "Richard Dean Anderson," then you're right!

The Shore Leave committee is thrilled to announce our first guests for Shore Leave 36. Joining us this summer will be will be actor guests Richard Dean Anderson and Robert Picardo. (Read the full announcement.)

Also joining us this summer are author guests: Christopher L. Bennett, Kirsten Beyer, Greg Brodeur, Diane Carey, T.A. Chafin, Greg Cox, Kathleen David, Peter A. David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Kevin Dilmore, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Phil Giunta, Robert Greenberger, David Mack, Marco Palmieri, Dayton Ward, Howard Weinstein, and Steven H. Wilson. And our science guests: Wayne Bird, Charles Blue, Kirk Borne, Jerry Feldman, Yoji Kondo, Stephanie J. Slater, Timothy F. Slater and Margaret A. Weitekamp.

December

5 Dealer's Room tables are available.

October

14 Registration for Shore Leave 36 is now open.

August

5 Thank you to all the guests, participants, volunteers, and attendees who helped make Shore Leave 35 a success. We're looking forward to another great convention next August and hope you can make it.