The Countdown to July Officially Begins
The preliminary list of author guests for Shore Leave #33 has been posted, and I’m on it!
Shore Leave is a fan-run science fiction convention held every July at Marriott’s Hunt Valley Inn, just outside Baltimore. This year the con runs over the weekend of July 8-10.
I always have a great time at Shore Leave, and I’m looking forward to this one in particular because it’ll be my first as an author. The convention coincides roughly with the publication of Star Trek Vanguard: Declassified, the book in which my novella, The Ruins of Noble Men, will appear. My hope, of course, is that the convention will have a bookvendor on hand with copies to sell. Historically that vendor is a team from a local chapter of Borders, but with the company having just filed for Chapter 11 and currently expected to close around 200 or more of its branches, it remains to be seen how that will affect their presence at Shore Leave, and what other arrangements the con can make, if it proves necessary. Hopefully it won’t be. The Borders people who come to Shore Leave are a great group, and I really hope they can weather the current storm.
Whatever happens, I still look forward to the annual round up of all the usual suspects, which this year will include my friend Paul from across the Pond, who is attending Shore Leave for the first time.