Con Review: Shore Leave 24

by Catherine E. Twohill


Shore Leave 24
July 12-14, 2002
Hunt Valley, Maryland

The premier east-coast convention for Star Trek fans (Trekkers, please, not Trekkies), Shore Leave celebrated its 24th year in Hunt Valley, MD the weekend of July 12-14. Organizers chose to limit ticket sales to 1,750 per day. Those arriving on Saturday afternoon were disappointed as the Con sold out for the day before 1:00 pm. While Star Trek is the general theme (Klingons hold their family reunion and Vulcan ear points are de rigueur), this planet held species from many different worlds: fairies, devils, long-robed Deaths, Storm Troopers, and Darth Vader as well as Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans—the appearance of James Marsters brought out the swooning females of that particular species. Next year will mark Shore Leave’s quarter century. Shore Leave 25 will be held July 11-13, 2003.


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