Cat is GOH at Confluence 2018 this Weekend!

Confluence 2018 is this weekend in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cat is the con’s Guest of Honor! She’s appearing alongside close friend and Featured Music Guest SJ Tucker, and she can’t wait to dig into the con and interact with all of you. Get the details of her schedule below:

6PM • Commonwealth West • It’s a Monster Mash: Rock’n’Roll & SF
S. J. Sooj Tucker (moderator), Larry Ivkovich, Lawrence C. Connolly, Catherynne M. Valente, Marilyn “Mattie” Brahen
How has rock influenced SF? Has SF influenced rock (beyond some very science fictional album covers back in the vinyl days)? What about the influence of music within fandom on fiction and conventions?

8PM • Ballroom 1 • Welcome to Confluence
Kevin Hayes (moderator), Laurie Mann, Randy Hoffman, Jim Mann, Heidi Pilewski, Catherynne M. Valente, David D. Levine, Karen Yun-Lutz, Judi Miller, S. J. Sooj Tucker, Susan Urban, Phil Cooper, Scott Helland, Samantha Stephenson
A quick overview about what to expect during the con. Stop by to ask a question, meet our guest of honor and other special guests and find out about what we’ll be doing this weekend. February Sky will sing us out with a rousing rendition of “Three Days Away from the Ratrace.”

10AM • Room 225 • Kaffeeklatsch: Catherynne M. Valente
Catherynne M. Valente
Join in a discussion with Catherynne M. Valente and other fans. Advance sign up at Registration; limited to 10.

1PM • Ballroom 1 • Dynamic Duo
Catherynne M. Valente, S. J. Sooj Tucker
Our Guest of Honor and Featured Music Guest will take to the stage and surprise you!

3PM • Ballroom 1 • Guest of Honor Presentation
Catherynne M. Valente
Our Guest of Honor will read from her new novel Space Opera and will have a Q&A session following the reading.

4PM • Commonwealth East • Frivolous Poetry
Herb Kauderer (moderator), Mary Soon Lee, Mary Turzillo, Catherynne M. Valente
Panelists read humorous science fiction and fantasy poetry.

11AM • Registration Area • Autographing: Valente, Thorne
R. K. Thorne, Catherynne M. Valente

If you’ll be at Confluence, come say hi – and enjoy the con!

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