If you’ve ever wondered why the fan-run Shore Leave convention held each summer outside Baltimore has become a favorite annual mecca for Star Trek authors, wonder no more. Read the TrekCore.com Shore Leave 35 preview, which contains lengthy quotes from yours truly, as well as fellow scribes Keith R.A. DeCandido, Greg Cox, Christopher L. Bennett, and editor-author Marco Palmieri.
An excerpt from my praises for my favorite convention:
“There is a camaraderie and a team spirit that arises from [Shore Leave’s] nature as a volunteer show, and I think it makes it feel more like a weekend spent with friends than one spent with mercenaries. I think one can feel the difference when attending a convention that’s being produced out of love and passion for the genre and respect for those who help create it, as opposed to a convention being run to fill a cash register.”
Click forth, ye scoundrels, and read it all!