Shore Leave Convention Goes Virtual For 2020 Show

Like many conventions, Shore Leave 42 was postponed due to the global pandemic. However, this convention has decided to go virtual for 2020, joining the ranks of conventions such as Wizard World, GalaxyCon and San Diego Comic Con. Starting on the original scheduled weekend of the convention, the show runners of this long running science fiction media convention are happy to present Shore Leave 41.5.

Attendees and panelists will use Zoom to participate in panels. Starting tomorrow, July 10, 2020, the programming (schedule here) begins. Join authors, costumers and industry professionals as they present various topics to a virtual audience.

Pike gets Star Trek Spin-Off
Among the panel topics, the new Star Trek show with the Enterprise under Captain Pike.


While the programming is initially limited to July 10th through 12th, which is when the original convention was to be held, additional programming will be presented in the weeks and months to follow. Other conventions Farpoint and Balticon will also be contributing programming in conjunction with Shore Leave in the weeks to come. Panel subjects released thus far include discussions on the newly announced Star Trek show featuring Christopher Pike and the U.S.S. Enterprise, Doctor Who, Outlander, The Mandalorian and more! There is even a virtual masquerade!

Join the Fun!

Visit for more information about this convention, both in its current, virtual form and the rescheduled physical convention next year.

About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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