Confluence: August 4-6, 2017

Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel

NEW! Cosplay/Costume Contest

Cosplay and costuming are coming back to Confluence! We have four judges and will be offering prizes. There will be pre-judging Saturday and a masquerade Saturday evening at 8pm.

Our Judges

Brigitte Byrne of Blue Nova Cosplay
Tom Higgs of Cosplay Kitchen
Karen Schnaubelt founder of Costume-Con and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient from the International Costumers Guild
Lisa Ashton founded Miss Lizzy's Traveling Historical Fashion Show
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.

Friends of Confluence

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The Hollywood Theater

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