Confluence: July 24-26, 2015 -- Doubletree by Hilton Cranberry Pgh


“As a panelist, I was (as always) impressed by the interest and knowledge of the audience, or should I call them fellow participants. If only my students had been as involved when I was a college teacher.” ~Via anonymous contact form


“My Dealers’ Room and Panel experiences were great in every way. Met a lot of interesting people and had a really good time.” ~Via anonymous contact form

Total fun

“As always, total fun. I wish I’d gotten to more panels, but everything I went to was awesome. Great concerts, great panels, great parties!” ~Via anonymous contact form


“I enjoyed myself thoroughly, in large part because of the welcome nature of most everyone in general and Karen, Kevin, and Lara in particular.” ~ Via anonymous contact form


“I am amazed at the high quality of Confluence! The two cons I know through personal experience are World Fantasy and Confluence. Although World Fantasy is larger, the difference is only one of physical size; it’s clear to me that the same kind of care, thought, planning, energy, and love...

Busy & fun

“Confluence was busy, busy, busy, and as fun as always.”  ~Brea Ludwigson


” . . . an aspect that impressed me about Confluence was the overall friendliness and organization. On Friday afternoon, after I had settled in my hotel room and went downstairs to the main floor, I met Kevin, who recognized me on sight and gave me a fast tour of the...
Located at the birthplace of the Ohio River, Confluence is Pittsburgh's longest-running literary conference with a strong focus on science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Award-winning authors, editors, artists and song-writers gather for three full days, holding panel discussions, concerts and talks that will broaden and deepen your appreciation of your favorite genres. Welcoming and personal, Confluence gives the attendees a unique opportunity to meet and chat with the writers and artists who create the SF/F/H culture today, and are shaping the movement of science fiction and fantasy in the future.

When you need to get up and explore, we also offer a wide variety of activities including musical filk concerts, an exciting dealers room, morning-to-night video track, science programming, art shows, poetry readings, writing workshops, art demos, and Saturday night entertainment.

We look forward to seeing you there!
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