What is Confluence?

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, science programming, art shows, poetry readings, writing workshops, art demos, and Saturday night entertainment.

The History of Confluence

Confluence began as a cooperative effort between the University of Pittsburgh science fiction club and the people of Parsec. It started out as a one-day conference and has grown to the 3-day event it is now. Many people have worked long hours over the years to make Confluence such an outstanding and trend-setting event.

Confluence is a subsidiary of Parsec, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations made to Confluence or Parsec are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Link to Parsec website

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