The popular fan-run convention “Shore Leave” kicks off today, July 8th, and runs through Sunday at Marriot’s Hunt Valley Inn in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tickets are still available at-the-door. Pricing packages include $85 for the weekend, $30 for Friday only, $60 for Saturday only, and $40 for Sunday only.
Representing Star Trek among the plethora of science fiction franchises will be John de Lancie, The opnipitant character Q from The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Gary Lockwood (TOS’s Lt. Cmdr. Gary Mitchell) and Sally Kellerman (TOS’s Dr. Elizabeth Dehner), both of whom were featured in the series’ second pilot episode “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. Fans may catch them together at 10:30pm to 11:00pm Friday night for a 30 minute Q&A panel followed by a screening of the aforementioned episode. They will also be present for photo ops on Saturday for $35 individually or $55 together.
Star Trek panels include Friday’s “Classic Trek: Where No Show Has Gone Before”, Saturday’s “ST: Still Boldly Going After 45 Years”, and Sunday’s “Mystery Trekkie Theater 3000”.
Some of the non-Trek guests include Tricia Helfer from Battlestar Galactica, Christopher Judge from Stargate SG1, Eddie McClintock from Warehouse 13, and Emilie Ullerup from Sanctuary.
Full ticket and schedule information is available at the Shore Leave website.
Alex is a writer, actor, and improv comedian living in Southern California. Among his harem of rather unhealthy obsessions are comics, cartoons, video games, Star Trek, Star Wars, horror films, Daleks, and David Bowie. When not desperately attempting to make people laugh, he travels through time with his girlfriend and overweight tabby cats playing practical jokes on influential historical figures and collecting NES cartridges.