The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has an article today about Diane Turnshek: Highland students learn about space
Audio files for the April 11, 2015 Parsec Meeting are available at:
Part 1 – Introduction to the meeting, announcements and business.
Part 2 – Lawrence C. Connolly’s presentation Dreams, Memories and Time Travel.
The Confluence pre-reg list is up. If you think your name should be on the list, please contact Barb (email@example.com).
Larry Ivkovich has sold his fantasy short story, “The Three Stages of Atsushi,” to the new Scottish genre magazine, Shoreline of Infinity. He’s also had his short story, “The Demon on the Mountain,” accepted for the upcoming SF anthology, Beyond the Karman Line from Laurel Highlands Publishing.
The Parsec Short Story Contest is now closed to submissions. We received 189 stories. We’ll be sending the top eight on to the judges for consideration. Prizes are $200, $100 and $50 for the top three stories. Good luck to all submitters!
Mary Soon Lee was the Poet of the Week at Songs of Eretz Poetry Review and they published six of her poems online. One of the poems is from “The Sign of the Dragon,” Mary’s epic fantasy poetry sequence and may be read here. Another poem from that sequence appeared in Uppagus and may be read here: Pigeon. Two other poems from the sequence were printed (actually printed on paper, not online) in Tales of the Talisman. Mary has an antiquated website at http://www.marysoonlee.com.
Parsec member Jamie Lackey had four short stories published in March.
Mary Soon Lee’s fantasy poem “Training: Horse” is online in Mirror Dance. She has also had a third poem nominated for the 2015 Rhysling Award, and has had poems published in the past month in the Cold Mountain Review, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, and Songs of Eretz Poetry Review. She has an antiquated website at http://www.marysoonlee.com.
Yearly Alpha scholarship drive is on now! Tamora Pierce video on YouTube: Tamora Pierce’s video. Alpha works at raising money year-round for deserving students, but today is the last day of the publicized drive. Get in now to help reach the $5,000 goal.
Early registration is now open for our local SF/F/H conference, Confluence, to be held July 24-26, 2015 at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North. This year’s Guest of Honor is Joan Slonczewski and the Featured Filk Guest is Brooke Abbey.