Shore Leave

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by dansigal, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    YES! Seconded! Call the vote! :D
     
  2. aventinelover

    aventinelover Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    So, what was David Mack's big announcement from Shore Leave...the one that would make Trek fans very happy?? He mentioned it in an interview about the convention.
     
  3. Defcon

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    ^ The convention is next week.
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    Five days and counting . . ..
     
  5. T'Bonz

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    Can't wait to go...less than a week, now.
     
  6. TJ Sinclair

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    Living in the Baltimore suburbs, Shore Leave is and has always been the closest convention to me. But also the most bloody expensive. As much as I'd love to meet you all, I've never been able to afford it, or justify the expense even if I had the money.

    Hope you all have a great time, though. :)
     
  7. YJAGG

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    It is pricey, but it's my only shot to meet Shatner (he is not getting any younger) so it's a Father's Day / Birthday present.

    Do you go to Farpoint or the Baltimore Comicon TJ?
     
  8. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    Looking at the photos in that artical, David Mack, KRAD and Greg Cox all come across like the friendly chaps they do on here.
     
  9. TJ Sinclair

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    Oh, if I hadn't already seen Shatner, I would've sold something to be able to buy a membership for this. But I was lucky that my parents and I got to see him in Valley Forge years ago.

    Glad you're going to get the chance! :)

    I've been to Farpoint several times, though it's been a few years now, and rarely miss Baltimore Comic-Con.
     
  10. Greg Cox

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    Thanks!

    FYI: I see that Shore Leave has posted this year's schedule at its website.
     
  11. Defcon

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  12. Greg Cox

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    Thanks for posting that!
     
  13. Christopher

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  14. ryan123450

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    I'll be checking back all weekend for new book news!
     
  15. Defcon

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    For those interested, I was bored and copied the panels with TrekLit-relevant panelists (bolded) out of the Shore Leave Pocket Program (beyond that I think "some of them have single Q&A sessions, and I know KRAD also does a Karate workshop, but this is what's in their program):

    Friday


    7 PM
    Humor In Sci-Fi - Sometimes Sci-Fi can be downright grim. Sometimes...NOT! A look at the lighter side of S/F -
    Russ Colchamiro, Aaron Rosenberg, Peter David.


    8 PM
    Into Darkness: The Authors’ Panel -
    Russ Colchamiro, A.C. Crispin, James Mascia, Ethan Wilson, Kelly Meding, Susan Olesen, and any other authors who can get away!


    9 PM
    TOR Books: New and Upcoming. -
    Marco Palmieri, Greg Cox, Christopher Bennett


    10 PM
    Meet The Pros -
    Meet all of your favorite authors, buy books, and get autographs


    Saturday

    10 AM
    Warehouse 13: Check Your Artie-tude at the Door - Phil Giunta, Greg Cox, Lorraine Anderson, William Leisner


    The Influence of Soundtracks and Scores on Writing - Jim Johnson, David Mack, Greg Cox, Bob Greenberger, Steve Wilson, Melissa Scott


    11 AM
    The Influence of Fanzines on Fandom - Did fandom create fanzines, or did fanzines create fandom? A love story. Steve Wilson, Martha Bonds, Lorraine Anderson, Phil Giunta, Paul Kupperberg.


    Princess Leia Organa vs. Lt. Nyota Uhura (and some of the great women of Sci Fi!) -
    Rigel Ailur, Amy Sisson, Stephanie Slater, Kirsten Beyer


    Podcasting and Social Media
    - with Justin Timpane, Wayne Hall, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Jay Smith, Steve Wilson


    12 PM
    Crazy 8 and the Terrible Twos? Two years in and this writing team is more dynamic than ever!-
    Peter David, Bob Greenberger, Paul Kupperberg, Russ Colchamiro, Jan Michael Friedman, Steve Wilson, Aaron Rosenberg, Glenn Hauman.


    Plotters vs. Pantsers - Do you like to plan your plot or let it unfold? -
    Phil Giunta, Mary Louise Davie, Jim Johnson, James Mascia, Kelly Meding.


    1 PM
    Superheroes in Film -
    Greg Cox, Dave Galanter, Peter David, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Steve Wilson, Ethan Wilson.


    The Future History of Star Trek’s Past in Prose (try saying that five times fast)! Will our writers continue to write about Classic Trek as we know it, or the new Trek universe?-
    Christopher Bennett, Michael Jan Friedman, David Mack.


    Podcasting and Social Media
    - with Justin Timpane, Wayne Hall, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Jay Smith, Steve Wilson


    2 PM
    Podcasting and Social Media
    - with Justin Timpane, Wayne Hall, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Jay Smith, Steve Wilson


    From Tie-in to Original -
    Christopher Bennett, Ann C. Crispin, Peter David, Jo Wyrnick, Keith R.A. DeCandido


    Time Management for Writers -
    Phil Giunta, Aaron Rosenberg, Jim Johnson, Bob Greenberger, Russ Colchamiro, James Mascia


    3PM
    Did Man of Steel Tarnish Superman? -
    David Mack, Christopher Bennett


    Orphan Black: Klone Klatch -
    Marco Palmieri, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Jen Rosenberg


    4 PM
    The Legend of Korra: Let’s Review -
    Marco Palmieri, Christopher Bennett


    Leverage: The Book of Jobs -
    Keith R. A. DeCandido, Greg Cox


    5 PM
    Writing Alien Aliens! -
    Rigel Ailur, Mary Louise Davie, Christopher Bennett


    6 PM
    Deep Space Nine: Still Defiant After All These Years -
    Wayne Hall, Randy Hall, Lorenzo Heard, Andrew Kelley, Phil Margolies, Marco Palmieri


    From Big Screen to Page: Movie Novelizations -
    Greg Cox, Ann C. Crispin, Peter David, Bob Greenberger, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Michael Jan Friedman


    7 PM
    The Women of Galactica - Old and New - Amy Sisson


    Sunday


    10 AM
    Writing in Collaboration. Are two pens better than one? -
    Melissa Scott, Aaron Rosenberg, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Bob Greenberger, Michael Jan Friedman


    11 AM
    The New Frontier: Self- and E-Publishing -
    Jim Johnson, Aaron Rosenberg, Melissa Scott, Russ Colchamiro, Glenn Hauman, James Mascia, Steve Wilson


    12PM
    Janeway is Back! In the Novels - Kirsten Beyer


    Amazon Kindle Worlds - Does this hurt writers or help them? -
    Marco Palmieri, Jim Johnson, William Leisner


    1 PM
    Science Fiction of Asteroids - FINALLY! Our scientists and our authors meet! -
    Scientist Paul Abell and authors, Christopher Bennett and Melissa Scott discuss bringing scientific realism to science fiction.


    2 PM
    ReDeus Anthology: The stories and their authors. -
    Aaron Rosenberg, Paul Kupperberg, Bob Greenberger, William Leisner, Kelly Meding, Steve Wilson, Dave Galanter, Phil Giunta, Allyn Gibson, Lorraine Anderson


    Writing Prequels and Sequels -
    Michael Jan Friedman, Russ Colchamiro, Phil Giunta, Joshua Palmatier


    ST:TOS: Where Hundreds of Writers Have Gone Before -
    Keith R. A. DeCandido, Greg Cox, David Mack,
     
  16. Greg Cox

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    Wow, that was above and beyond the call of duty! Thanks.

    A couple of personal notes:

    I see that I'm scheduled for two panels at 10 am Saturday. Sadly, I'll probably have to skip the movie soundtrack panel to do the WH13 panel.

    Also, there's some uncertainty about that 2 pm TOS panel on Sunday. It's listed on the Pocket Program but not on the main Sunday grid, so it may be a glitch.
     
  17. KRAD

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    I like the way the people doing the program think I can be in two places at once. *sigh* Also it's unclear when the podcasting panel is exactly.

    Anyhow, I'm going to be doing the Boogie Knights concert at 11am on Saturday, and I'm doing the self-defense workshop Saturday at 6pm (sign up at registration! limited to 20 people! it'll be awesome!), and those both supersede anything I might be listed as being on.

    Also I'm participating in the "Sci-Fi Squares" riff on Hollywood Squares Friday evening.
     
  18. Jim Johnson

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    Thanks for that list, Defcon! Looking forward to catching up with folks at Shore Leave once again.
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    A well-timed transporter accident can take care of that problem . . . :)
     
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  20. Defcon

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    They probably expect that you and Greg know how to create a transporter double/clone/holographic representation simply because you write Star Trek/SciFi. :lol:


    I was wondering about that. Seemed strange to have the same panel three times within such a short time.