Confluence (convention)

Confluence is an annual science fiction convention that has been occurring in Pittsburgh since 1988.[citation needed]


The ninth annual convention garnered over 400 science fiction fans in 1996.[1][2] The original name was derived from the meaning of Confluence, a gathering, and the fact that Pittsburgh is at the confluence of three rivers.[1] The event has been organized by PARSEC, the Pittsburgh Area Real Time Science Fiction Enthusiasts Club.[3]

2020 saw a virtual convention, called C'monfluence.[4]


Confluence is a convention, focused primarily on the literature and art of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Events include panel discussions, talks, poetry readings, filk concerts, a video room, and more.[1][3]


  1. "A Confluence of Interest in Science Fiction". Pittsburgh Post. Retrieved July 9, 2009. mirror link
  2. Nowlin, Rick (2009-07-16) West Bulletin Board Post Gazette, retrieved 2012-02-18 mirror link
  3. Rubinkowski, Leslie (16 Jul 1993). "Spacing out". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, page 42 at Archived from the original on 2020-07-12. Retrieved 2020-07-12.
  4. "C'monfluence". Parsec, inc. Retrieved May 10, 2021.

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