Membership is $15 annually and begins the month you pay. Additional family members living at the same address can be added for $3 each. To join, please click here to pay via PayPal or credit card (you do not need a PayPal account) or send a check with your name, address, email and Sigma newsletter preference to:

PARSEC Membership
P.O. Box 3681
Pittsburgh, PA 15230-3681

Membership Benefits


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. Note: This program or event is neither sponsored or endorsed by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Check out our calendar and This Month @ Parsec Page for meeting dates and times.


A subscription in electronic or printed form to the Parsec newsletter, Sigma.  Sigma contains book reviews, movie reviews, the minutes of Parsec’s monthly meeting, announcements, and more.  Sigma is open for submissions to all Parsec members.


  • Members and interested parties can join the Parsec-talk Yahoo discussion group. To join, send a message to Parsec-talk.
  • The link to join Parsec-announce, a low-volume, moderated list of events and news of interest to SF/F/H fans in Pittsburgh is: Parsec-announce.

Parsec Library

  • Did you know Parsec has a library? Did you know that you are free to borrow books from the Library? Want to know what books are available?

    Now the Parsec library catalog is available online. Browse through the stacks and then contact Greg Armstrong to make arrangements to check out your selection.


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