Confluence is Pittsburgh’s longest-running (1988) literary conference with a focus on speculative fiction.
The conference offers a wide variety of activities including writing workshops, live music concerts, science programming, author readings, a dealers room, art show & demos, poetry readings, Saturday evening entertainment and panel discussions with award-winning authors, publishers, artist and editors on many different subjects.
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 future of speculative fiction.
Confluence is presented by Parsec, a 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Parsec is to promote awareness of the richness of speculative fiction as literature, art and music; further general education in the sciences and arts, support contribution, both scientific and artistic, to society and to espouse the enjoyment of speculative fiction as literature, art and music with others. https://parsec-sff.org/
Interview with YA author, Tamora Pierce. TAMORA PIERCE is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over eighteen novels set in the fantasy realm of Tortall. Since then, her bestselling and award-winning titles have pushed the boundaries of fantasy and young adult novels to introduce readers to a rich world populated by strong, believable heroines. Pierce lives in Syracuse, New York, and spends her free time herding feral cats. Visit her at Tamora-pierce.net and follow her on Twitter at @TamoraPierce. Visit our website: https://confluence-sff.org