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July 16, 2022 Parsec Meeting

Join us on Saturday July 16th 2022 at the Squirrel Hill Carnegie LibraryRoom B12:30-3:30pm (ET).

Feel free to take a peek at our website to get a better idea of the shenanigans we’re bringing about to the world!

Our guest this month is Brian Koscienski of The Novel Guys, which is comprised of Brian, Chris Pisano, and Jeff Young.
We’re just three guys trying to make the voices in our heads pay rent.” Brian and Chris are the founders of Fortress Publishing, Inc., an independent micro-press publisher of speculative fiction.

Sometime in 2021, the three us decided to brand ourselves as The Novel Guys and start writing together using four different pen names, depending on the project. These include:
 Viktor Bloodstone  —  Horror, Suspense, Gothic
 Apollo Harrison  —  Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk 
 Jordan Corvis  —  Young Adult, Fantasy Romance
 The DCM  —  Comedy, Lunacy, Shenanigans 

Brian will also talk about their newest property, a semi-annual magazine called “Mendie, the Post-Apocalyptic Flower Scout.”

A Zoom option is available for those unable to attend in person.

Library masking rules: Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated: Wear a Mask. Fully Vaccinated: Masking is Optional. Masks required at all times in Children’s Area.


The Parsec Picnic will be held on Saturday August 20, 2022
Location: Dormont Park large pavillion, 1801 Dormont Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Time: Noon to Dusk

This is a potluck event. It is suggested that everyone bring a dish to share: salad, side dish or dessert. Parsec will supply the meats (burgers & hot dogs) buns, condiments, ice and some beverages.

The pavillion is wheelchair accessible and will allow space for those that wish to social distance.
As this is an outdoor event, masking will not be required. Hand Sanitizer will be available on site.

Let us know you will be attending so we know how many to plan for (how much meat to buy), and what you will be bringing.