For those of you unable to join us during this past weekend’s Shore Leave 41.6 Convention, you probably know the whole thing was conducted virtually. One of the upsides of this online undertaking is that all of the panels were recorded, which makes them available for future viewing long after the con itself is over and we each meander back to our regular lives.
The fine folks involved with supporting the con this past weekend have done a whole truckload of extra good deeds by uploading videos from the various panels to the Shore Leave YouTube page. That’s right, folks! Come see what all we talked about. And there’s also bonus content with each video in the form of awkward pauses, scratched noses, extreme closeups of beverage consumption, wandering eyes as attentions are distracted by other screens, phones, pets, or family members moseying past cameras, and whatever else happens when you do these things live and leave everything to chance.
And although I suspect at least some of the various panelists participated in their respective discussions while not wearing pants, I was not one of them. Or, was I?
Speaking of my panels, here are links to each of the four discussions in which I took part:
“The New Age of Star Trek“ – Moderated by Keith R.A. DeCandido, and featuring fellow authors Derek Tyler Attico, Kirsten Beyer, Kelli Fitzpatrick, and David Mack.
“40+ Years Later: Is Star Trek: The Motion Picture Better Than We Recall?” – Moderated by Howard Weinstein, and featuring Derek Tyler Attico, T.A. Chafin, Kevin Dilmore, and David Mack.
“Star Trek Adventures Roleplaying Game Update” – Moderated by Jim Johnson, and featuring fellow STA contributors Derek Tyler Attico, Christopher L. Bennett, Kelli Fitzpatrick, and Scott Pearson.
“What’s New In Star Trek Literature” – Moderated by Scott Pearson, and featuring Christopher L. Bennett, Kirsten Beyer, David Mack, John Jackson Miller, and James Swallow.
And of course there are so many other awesome panels featuring these amazing friends of mine along with so many other wonderful people I wish I’d gotten to see at some point over the weekend. Be sure to check out the Shore Leave YouTube page for all of those.
I can’t say it enough, but I offer my sincere thanks and appreciation to Aaron Rosenberg, who helped wrangle me and other writer guests into little herds for our panels, Inge Heyer for doing her usual bout of heavy lifting to make sure we all got where we needed to be, and to the rest of the Shore Leave technical support team and other volunteers for all of their tremendous hard work over the weekend.
Here’s hoping we all get to gather next July in Hunt Valley and make up for all of this lost time!