If you’ve already missed out on a few of the conventions this year, don’t worry because there are still plenty more to come! And if you’re in the Washington, DC area and are interested in a more local, less hectic kind of convention then look no further than Shore Leave 37.

Much more intimate than the San Diego Comic Con, Shore Leave 37 (named after a quote from an episode of Star Trek) takes place at The Hunt Valley Inn, which is about 15-20 minutes or so right outside of Baltimore, MD. Taking place August 7-9, 2015, Shore Leave is pulling out all the stops this year.

Guests will include John Barrowman (Doctor WhoArrow), Jaime Murray, Tony Curran, and Jesse Rath from Defiance, and Daniel Davis (Star Trek: The Next Generation), among several others. There will be autograph and photo opportunities, writing workshops, fan panels, stargazing (which sounds pretty cool!), a game room, and a Meet the Pros area where authors will reveal their latest book releases within the science fiction genre.

Many fans will come dressed up in their favorite character costumes for cosplay and in addition, there will also be a masquerade ball held Saturday night. For more information, head over to the official site: www.shore-leave.com. I’ll be covering the con so stay tuned for more coverage!

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Mae is a Washington, DC-based film critic, entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. A member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), she's a geek who loves discussing movies and TV. She is also a voting member of the Black Reel Awards. If she's not at the movies, she's catching up on her superhero TV-watching, usually with a glass of wine in hand.

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