Confluence: July 29-31, 2016

Had a blast

Thank you so much for having me! I had a blast and met some really awesome people! Here’s the set list I played if anybody is interested! Stay shiny! –Sean Faust

Helpful people

Helpful people on the Reg desk. great panel moderators like Mary Turzillo. Many thanks to Jeff and the other Mary who helped get me registered every step of the way, got my name in the program, got me on a panel, made copies for me to pass out at my...


“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...

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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!