Confluence (convention)

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Confluence is an annual science fiction convention that has been occurring in Pittsburgh for several years since 1996. Confluence 2009 was held in the Doubletree Hotel from July 24–26, 2009.[1]


Confluence has been in existence for many years. The ninth annual convention garnered over 400 science fiction fans in 1996.[2][3] The original name was derived from the meaning of Confluence, a gathering, and the fact that Pittsburgh is at the confluence of three rivers.[2]


Confluence is a smaller convention, focused primarily on the literature and art of science fiction. Events include panel discussions, talks, poetry readings, filk concerts, a video room, and more.[4]


  1. ^ "Confluence 2009". Upcoming Cons. Retrieved July 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "A Confluence of Interest in Science Fiction". Pittsburgh Post. Retrieved July 9, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ Nowlin, Rick (2009-07-16) West Bulletin Board Post Gazette, retrieved February 18, 2012
  4. ^ Suity, Morgan (2009-06-13). "Science Fiction and Fantasy Conference to Be Held in Pittsburgh in July". The Examiner. Retrieved July 9, 2009. 

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