Convention Beat – Shore Leave In July

Shore Leave 33 will be held July 8-10, 2011 at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland with Star Trek actors and Trek novelists in attendance.

Hosted by STAT (The Star Trek Association of Towson, Inc.), the fan-run Shore Leave is one of the oldest and largest fan-run science fiction conventions in the country.

“Every year, Shore Leave features 3 full days of workshops, demonstrations, and discussions with authors, scientists, artists, and media personalities. Shore Leave also prides itself on the variety of charitable activities that take place there, including an annual blood drive.

Shore Leave also features guest Q&A and autograph sessions, live performances, a Saturday night dance party, gaming tournaments, a costume contest, an art show and auction, a “Meet the Pros” party with a large number of noted authors [including Star Trek authors], children’s activities, workshops, photo opportunities, memorabilia rooms, science presentations, fan panel discussions, and video presentations of new and classic genre entertainment, including the latest fan film productions.”

This year’s Star Trek actor guests will be: John DeLancie, Sally Kellerman and Gary Lockwood (the latter two from the original series’ Where No Man Has Gone Before). Other guests include Stargate SG-1′s Christopher Judge and Cliff Simon, Battlestar Galactica‘s Tricia Helfer and Emilie Ullerup, and Eddie McLintock (Warehouse 13 and Moonlight).

Source: Shore Leave Press Release

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