Confluence!

Confluence is Pittsburgh’s local science fiction convention, so of course I’m going! Here’s my schedule:


Friday, July 24

9pm
Confluence for Introverts
Mars

Convention-going advice – come on, come on, it’s worth a try, right?


11pm
Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading
Armstrong

Readings by members of Broad Universe, a nonprofit international organization of women and men dedicated to celebrating and promoting the work of women writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror. For more information: http://broaduniverse.org .


Saturday, July 25

12pm
Gender in Fantasy
Armstrong

Heroines are certainly a lot more active than they used to be. What assumptions are left for fantasy authors to work with? Is there any structure at all?


3pm
Not Just Anglos
Lawrence

With China and India in space, and others to follow, what might a multicultural solar system look like?


7pm
Reading – Ken Chiaccia and Christie Meierz
Board

Readings by Ken Chiacchia and Christie Meierz.


Sunday, July 26

10am
Agents: To Have, or Have Not?
Mars

Is that fifteen percent or so really worth it?


11am
Creating conflict
Mars

No matter how we try to avoid it, struggles are vital to good stories.


12pm
What comes after humanity?
Lawrence

Trans-humanism, post-humanism, extinction? Homo sapiens in the Big Picture.


It’s not too late to plan on going! Be there or be… not there! 😀

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