Parsec is a 501c3 non-profit organization promoting science fiction, fantasy and horror in literature, media and music for over 25 years.

Meeting Location & Time

Parsec meets the second Saturday of the month, currently at the Squirrel Hill Public Library at 1:30 pm (except for months when we have the picnic and the holiday party). Meetings are free and open to the public.


Parsec is the Pittsburgh area’s premier organization “to promote awareness of the richness of speculative fiction as literature, art and music; further general education in the sciences and arts, support contribution, both scientific and artistic, to society and to espouse the enjoyment of speculative fiction as literature, art and music with others.”


Joe Coluccio (President)
Kira Heston (Vice President)
William Hall (Secretary)
Sarah-Wade Smith (Treasurer)
Kevin M. Hayes (Commentator)
Francis Graham (SIGMA Editor)

PARSEC Board of Directors

Diane Turnshek (President and Head of the Alpha standing committee)
Joe Coluccio (Vice President and Head of the Programming standing committee)
Lara VanWinkle (Secretary, Treasurer and Head of the Confluence standing committee)
Barbara Carlson (Head of the PARSEC INK standing committee)
David Brody (Member at Large)
Chris Rickert (Member at Large)
Bonnie Bogovich (Member at Large)

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