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Farpoint Convention Hotel Update

11/15/2023 – Our Hotel page is now updated with the room reservation link! Directions for drivers, fliers and pubic transportation are on the Getting There page.

Thank you all so much for your patience as we work through the logistics of transferring Farpoint Convention 2024 to a new venue. To say the Delta closing was a shock is an understatement to us all.

We have signed the contract with the DoubleTree by Hilton Pikesville and are waiting for a copy of the executed version. Hilton seems to be very “corporate” in that they have a procedure for accepting and executing contracts for events with new customers. Turns out we have gotten very spoiled with our easy relationship and quick interactions with the Delta over so many years.

Please be assured that our contract is firm and we are waiting on Hilton to work through their procedures on their side to establish us as an event in the Hilton system. Their corporate procedure steps require that they will not release the room registration information for attendees until they have dotted every “i” and crossed every “t” on their end. This includes verifying contract signatures and processing our request for credit to avoid having to pay the entire hotel bill 30 days up front. Our hotel liaison is pushing hard to make that happen, because we want to get the room reservation information out to attendees ASAP.

Hello and Farewell

HELLO to our new hotel home – the DoubleTree by Hilton in Pikesville, MD! The ink is still drying on the deal and we are putting together the information on our hotel room block for you to make your reservations. The good news? The original dates of February 9-11, 2024 and room rate of $129/night will remain in place! Look for further news here on the website and on our social media with the link to our hotel reservation page when it is established.

And a sad FAREWELL to our beloved Delta Hotel / Hunt Valley Inn. We had a wonderful farewell event on Saturday, October 28, 2023 with lots of friends, fun, laughter, and food, along with some tears. Our founder Steven H. Wilson has shared some thoughts on the weekend on his Facebook page – please enjoy his remembrance of the very long association his family has had with the Delta / HVI both personally and professionally. Thanks to the ShoreLeave Convention team for co-hosting and to our wonderful family from the Delta / HVI for their years of friendship and support. We’ve added a few photos from the event below, and you can see more online on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Please make sure to open each image to see the full detail. Photo credits – Phil Giunta

It’s Memorial Day Weekend 2023! Tickets on Sale Now! See our first Guests!

Tickets for #FarpointConvention 2024 are now on sale through our new Square sales website. Go to our Register page for more information or click here to go straight to Square.

Hotel Reservations can be made through our Hotel page or click here to go straight to Marriott reservations.

Editor’s Note: We have been working on a full website update but domain transfers, etc. have slowed down our plan to have the full refurbishment up by this weekend. It’s still on its way!

And now the big news – our first 2024 celebrity Guests! Please join us in welcoming J LEE (Lt. Commander John LaMarr) from The Orville, CAL DODD (Wolverine/Logan) from X-Men The Animated Series/Disney+ series X-Men ’97 and ERIN MacDONALD (science advisor) from the Star Trek universe. We are in negotiations with another exciting guest to add to our lineup, so don’t forget to check the website and our social media pages for updates.

Farpoint Convention 2024 Dates and On-Sale Information

Farpoint Convention 2024 will take place February 9-11, 2024, once again at the Delta Hotel by Marriott, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD.

Tickets will go on-sale and our first guests will be announced Memorial Day Weekend 2023. In the meantime, we will be working to upgrade and improve our website to make it easier for you to interact with us during the year.

Don’t forget to also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter too!

Farpoint Convention Is This Weekend!

Farpoint Convention starts TODAY! Join our weekend Fan House Party and meet Wilson Cruz, Billy West, Carlos Alazraqui, Rylee Alazraqui and favorite authors, cosplayers, artists, podcasters and more. There will be over 200 hours of activities to choose from during the weekend, including our Game Room, Vendors/Dealers Room, Art Show and Charity Auction.

Tickets will be available at the door and include one complimentary signature from the celebrity guest of your choice on both Saturday and Sunday! (Weekend tickets = 2 complimentary signatures, day tickets = 1 complimentary signature on day of attendance). Don’t forget to use our interactive online app at to keep up to date with our convention programs.

FAQ: How Do I Find Any Schedule Changes?

While we try very hard to not make changes after our program book and paper schedule grid go to print, it’s sometimes unavoidable. We will announce changes at the convention from the main stage and put up appropriate signage, as well announce changes on our social media accounts. Your BEST bet to stay up to date with us is to utilize our interactive online app at It contains all the information included in our program book on our guests and panels and the absolute most up to date room and time information for all convention events, along with information about hotel amenities and even local restaurants. It even allows you to build a personalized schedule for your weekend. It’s free to use from any mobile device.

Eduardo Sanchez Livestream Scheduling UPDATE

We wanted to let everyone know ASAP that the day and time for our livestream with EDUARDO SANCHEZ has been rescheduled to Sunday 2/12/23 at 2:00 pm in the Valley ballroom to accommodate Mr. Sanchez’s work schedule. Please join us and Movers & Shakers Unlimited for this exclusive talk with the director, producer and writer of The Blair Witch Project. Don’t forget to use our interactive schedule app at to make sure you have this and any other event updates – the app even lets you create a personalized schedule for all the activities you want to get to during #FarpointConvention. We’ll see everyone soon!

#FarpointConvention At The Door Pricing and Badge Pickup Locations

We’re so excited to see everyone this weekend! Ticket pricing at the door is shown below; your ticket includes access to over 200 hours of programming for the weekend and a complimentary signature from the celebrity guest of your choice (1 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday with Weekend holders receiving 2 signatures in total).

Badge pickup locations are as follows:

Attendees (Pre-registered and At the door purchases) – Main Registration Desk on the lower level of the hotel convention center (next to escalators).

Guests – (Friday arrivals) Guest Registration Desk on lower level of the hotel convention center (across from escalators) OR (Saturday/Sunday arrivals) Main Registration Desk on the lower level of the hotel convention center (next to escalators).

Committee/Staff/Lifetime Members – Information Desk on the upper level of the hotel convention center (next to escalators).

Vendors/Dealers – The Vendors/Dealers Room Manager will have these badges with her in the Maryland Ballroom on the upper level of the hotel convention center.

Convention Representatives – Main Registration Desk on the lower level of the hotel convention center (next to escalators).

Getting Ready for #FarpointConvention

We’ll be gathering together next week at the Delta Hotel by Marriott Hunt Valley in ONE WEEK for our 2023 Farpoint Fandom Family House Party! Below are answers to the 2 most asked questions that occur this time of year:

Q: Is the weekend schedule available?

A: YES! Your can find it here on our website in downloadable PDF form or through our internet-based app. Planned signing times and costs for our celebrity guests can be found here on our website.

Q: Will tickets be available at the door?

A: YES! All ticket types will be available at the door and will include the perks of one complimentary signature from the celebrity guest of your choice on Saturday and/or Sunday (2 total for weekend members, 1 total on single day of attendance) AND access to over 200 hours of activities throughout the weekend. Ticket pricing is shown below.