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Parsec is back to in person monthly program meetings!

PARSEC, Pittsburgh’s premier Science Fiction & Fantasy Organization is returning to in-person meetings starting May 21, 2022. Parsec meetings will now be held in person at the Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library in meeting room B. We will have the room from 12:30-3:30pm (ET). See below for Zoom option.

Program Change:

Due to Unforeseen Circumstances, our guests The Dome and Commander Cam from SciFi Saturday Night  will not be able to join us.

Instead, our co-chair, Scot Noel of DreamForge Magazine will talk about Short Story Plotting using “The Plotting Game,” a 9-step exercise to develop a workable story plot that, with practice, can be done in 30 minutes.
Theory and explanations only go so far. Every writer needs a way to exercise their brain in some basic story patterns, so DreamForge created “The Plotting Game.” It can be done as a solo exercise, but is also designed to be played against an opponent or (most fun of all) in team play where players can argue for the points they feel their side deserves. And what do you win? A well-crafted story plot! This exercise is designed to strengthen creative thinking and replace some of the mystery of plotting with the fun of spontaneous imaginative performance.

If you would like to attend by Zoom, register for the May 21st Parsec meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The library meeting room now has a 60” wall TV with an HDMI connection.  Scot Noel set up his computer and did a test ZOOM meeting.  It worked great!

Every month Parsec invites new guest speakers for informative, lively discussions on everything science fiction, fantasy, horror, writing, publishing, podcasts, speculative fiction and more! Meetings are free to attend and open to the public!

Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library Address: 5801 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Library masking rules: masks are optional for fully vaccinated visitors. Masks are recommended for unvaccinated visitors.

If you decide to drive, there is usually parking available on Marlborough Ave, the street that runs behind the library. The quickest entrance to reach the meeting room is located on Marlborough. The meeting room is wheelchair accessible.

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