I’m heading back to Pittsburgh for the second time this summer, this time in celebration of science fiction and fantasy! It’s been a minute since I’ve attended this particular convention, so I was pleased that the stars aligned for me to return this weekend.

Confluence 2023
July 21-23, 2023
Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I’m driving in Friday morning and heading home Sunday evening. In between, there are a ton of ways for you to see me! The rest of the time, I’m always open for a drink, a meal, or just a chat.


11 AM: Disability in SF and Fantasy (panel)
How has SF handled issues of disability over the years? What are good (and bad) examples?
–> With Rigel Ailur and Brandon Ketchum

1 PM: The Future of Medicine and Public Health (panel)
–> With Bernadette Harris and Marianne Porter (I’m moderating!)

5 PM: Autograph Session

7 PM: Fantasy in Your Neighborhood: Urban Fantasy (panel)
Urban fantasy has been very popular for several decades. What defines the genre? What are the key works, and who are the best characters? What tropes do you like, and which are you tired of?
–> With Donald Firesmith and Amaya Tenshi

9 PM: What We’re Streaming Now (panel)
The Mandalorian? Wednesday? Andor? What shows are you streaming? What are some good ones many are missing?
–> With Kevin Hayes


12 PM: Kaffeeklatsch
Sign up at Registration on Saturday to join me for caffeine and literally whatever you want to chat with me about.

1:30 PM: Author Reading

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