Poetry reading at the monthly PARSEC meeting
Saturday, February 11, 2006. Diane read "Rules for Robots."
"Astronomy in Science Fiction"
Friday, February 17, 2006, 7:00pm.
Talk at Allegheny Observatory as part of the Public Lecture Series.
Nebula Awards Weekend
Tempe Arizona, May 4 - 7, 2006
July 6 - 9, 2006 Lawrence, Kansas
Alpha, the SF/F/H Workshop for Young Writers
University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg Campus, July 19 - 28, 2006
July 28 - 30, 2006 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Friday 7:00pm Alpha Report: News from the Annual Speculative Writers Workshop for Young People
Hear from the workshop's creator and some of the staff about how the week went. Tobias Buckell, Ann Cecil, David Barr Kirtley, Thomas Seay, Diane Turnshek (m)
Friday 9:00pm Friday Night Interviews
Join the performers from Ookla the Mok as they interview Confluence guests Geoffrey Landis, Lawrence Dean and a number of our program participants. Joe Pepper and Wolfram Neff will also be performing. Rand Bellavia & Adam English (m), Geoffrey Landis, Lawrence Dean, Mary Turzillo, William H. Keith, Fruma Klass, William Tenn, James Morrow, Diane Turnshek, Ginjer Buchanan, Michail Velichansky
Saturday 12:00 noon The Nature of Time (one hour solo science talk)
Speculation about the fabric of spacetime and the fact-fiction interface: loop quantum gravity, the twin paradox, spin networks, chronology protection, relativity theory, the grandfather paradox, wormhole time machines using an infusion of negative energy via the Casimir Effect, cosmic strings, atomic horology, parallel timestreams.
Saturday 1:00pm Kaffee Klatsch, Charles Oberndorf, Diane Turnshek
Sunday 9:00am Writing Exercises
Sunday 12:00 noon Turning Science into SF
How to twist a solid piece of science into speculative fiction. Tobias Buckell, William H. Keith, Geoffrey Landis, Diane Turnshek (m)
October 20 - 22, 2006. Washington, DC.
November 17 - 19, 2006. Philadelphia, PA.
SFWA New York Publishers Reception
November 20, 2006 (private function)
Society of Illustrators
New York, NY
December 1 - 3, 2006. Kansas City, MO.