Confluence 2013
The 25th Annual Literary Sci-Fi Convention in Pittsburgh
July 19th - 21st, 2013
Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport

Main Menu
-- About Confluence
-- Hotel and Directions
-- Guests
-- Writing Contest
-- Alpha: Teen Writing Workshop
-- Art Show
-- Video Room
-- Dealers
-- Workshops and Programming
-- Membership Info


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What is Confluence?

Confluence is:
  • A small, friendly conference focused on the literature and art of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
  • Many award-winning authors and editors who enjoy meeting and talking with Confluence members.
  • Panel discussions and talks that will broaden and deepen your appreciation of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
  • Poetry readings, filk concerts, a video room and other entertaining fare.
  • A taste-testing consuite, a terrific art show, and a book-crammed dealers room.

Confluence is about programming that lets fans of science fiction and fantasy hear about the views and visions of some of the leading authors, editors, and critics in the genre.

To complement the panel discussions, Confluence also has a full slate of art demos by several very accomplished artists, and entertainment items that span the spectrum from poetry readings to filk concerts to the annual farce presented by the Parallax Second Players. Never a dull moment, but if you need a break you can't go wrong by spending some time in our well-provisioned consuite chatting with guests and other members.

  • Address questions to PARSEC at .

Adult memberships Pre-Reg for the full weekend (Friday through Sunday) are just $40 ($50 at the door). Children's memberships (ages 6 - 12) are $25. Children 5 and under may attend free provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Mail-in Pre-Reg Deadline is July 5th 2013. Online registration closes July 14th. Registration Hours
Friday: 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 - 6:00 pm
Registration will re-open at 7:30 pm for non members that want to attend the Play.
Sunday: 8:30-noon

Membership prices for just part of the weekend are as follows:
Days Adult (Adult Pre-reg) Child (Child Pre-reg)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Friday, Saturday
Saturday, Sunday
Friday only
Saturday only
Sunday only

Pre-register Online!

Inquiries about Dealers' Tables should be addressed to Mary Tabasko at: .

To Register, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and all the appropriate personal information to:

P.O. Box 3681
Pittsburgh, PA 15230-3681
phone: 412-344-0456

  • Make all checks payable to "Confluence".

  • Click Here for a printable Registration Form (txt)

    In the meantime, check out some of the websites for past Confluences.

    Confluence 2012
    Confluence 2011
    Confluence 2010
    Confluence 2009
    Confluence 2008
    Confluence 2007
    Confluence 2006
    Confluence 2005
    Confluence 2004
    Confluence 2003
    Confluence 2002
    Confluence 2001
    Confluence 2001 Photo Album
    Henry's Confluence 2001 Photo Album
    Confluence 2000
    Confluence 1998
    Confluence 1997
    Confluence 1996

  • Presented by PARSEC, Pittsburgh's Premiere Science-Fiction Organization

    Conference security provided by The Dorsai Irregulars

    Direct questions concerning Confluence to . -- Revised: 9 February 2013
    Copyright © 2004-2013 Kevin A. Geiselman