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.
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.