This year marks my seventh time attending the Shore Leave convention as an author guest. I’ll be plenty busy at this year’s con, being held July 9–11 at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in Timonium, Md., so if you’re looking for me, here’s where I’ll be.
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Friday, July 9
Before 7pm — running around like a madman getting ready for the Roast
7pm–9pm — The 2nd Annual Shore Leave Comedy Roast: Funeral for the Career of Michael Jan Friedman (VALLEY ROOM)
Featuring roastmaster Bob Greenberger, David Mack, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Ilsa J. Bick, Marco Palmieri, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, special guest Peter David, and cameo appearances by several notable Star Trek writers, and pre-recorded celebrity video clips by actress Felicia Day and lead vocalist Eric Bloom of Blue Öyster Cult.
10pm–Midnight — Meet the Pros (HUNT-VALLEY FOYER)
Come and meet the convention’s author guests, buy the latest releases, and get them autographed!
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Saturday, July 10
3pm — Star Trek Vanguard (DERBY)
Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, Marco Palmieri, and David Mack discuss the series to date and what’s coming up in future tales of the Taurus Reach.
4pm — Star Trek: Typhon Pact (DERBY)
David Mack, Dayton Ward, Marco Palmieri, Keith R.A. DeCandido talk about the upcoming post-Destiny miniseries and the Federation’s newest 24th-century rival power.
5pm — LOST: The Authors’ Forum (HUNT)
Hear what a bunch of writers who never worked on the show think of it and its finale. Featuring Marco Palmieri, Bob Greenberger, Howard Weinstein, Ann Crispin, and Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Sunday, July 11 (updated 7.5.10)
10am — Time Travel Gives Me a Headache: Time Travel in Star Trek (CHASE)
Christopher L. Bennett, Greg Cox, Ann Crispin, Howard Weinstein, David Mack
11am — The 4400: Finishing the Series in Books (SALON F)
Greg Cox, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, David Mack
Noon — You’ve Seen the Show, Now Read the Comic (SALON E)
Glenn Hauman, David Mack, Dave Galanter, Keith R. A. DeCandido
2pm — Prose and Cons: Star Trek Novel Series (SALON E)
Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, David Mack, Kirsten Beyer
3pm — I Can Explain That! (SALON A)
Glenn Hauman, Aaron Rosenberg, and I (among others) demonstrate our boundless capacity for spinning bullshit.
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Plus, there is a very high likelihood that I will be sticking around to the con’s bittersweet end to enjoy the comedic stylings of Mystery Trekkie Theater at 5pm on Sunday.
I’ll be bringing for sale a few complete sets of my hard-to-find Star Trek comic-book miniseries Divided We Fall, so if you’re missing this gem from your collection, this is your chance to get it! Also, I’ll be bringing copies of my new SCORPIUS comics from BOOM! Studios, for the curious…
If you’re attending Shore Leave, I look forward to seeing you there!