Welcome! Below you will find a plethora of information about the 15th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Simply click on an image to be taken to a page that will provide additional detail and ways to take necessary action.
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If you have questions that are not addressed in the sections below, please CONTACT the Conference Team.
The GCLS’s annual conference is the premier lesbian literary event for both authors and readers. The event brings together readers, fans, writers, editors and publishers to celebrate lesbian-themed literature.
Register for the Conference
We want you to join us at our conference in Pittsburgh, PA! Come meet your favorite authors, hob-knob and network with readers, editors, and publishers. Meet up with long-time friends and make new friends.
Book Your Room
The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown will serve as the host hotel for the Con this year. Click for info about the hotel and instructions for reserving your room at the GCLS group rate.
Advertise at the Conference
Get your business or new book in front of approximately 350 conference attendees! We offer multiple ways to advertise - print, digital, and promotional items.
It is through the generosity of our Sponsors that we are able to offer so many excellent conference experiences. We have sponsorships available for almost every budget.
Meet Our Sponsors
Here are the organizations and individuals who have already stepped up to sponsor our 2019 Conference. Be sure to thank them.
Master Classes, Panels, Presentations, Awards, Karaoke, Movies, Author Readings, Games, Speakers. So much to do, so little time!
GCLS has partnered with Fangirl Shirts to bring you an expanded selection of apparel styles and colors. Order soon so can show off your GCLS pride in Pittsburgh.
Event Mobile App
The Con at your fingertips! Create a personal schedule, communicate, network, interact, get educated, give feedback and so much more.
We're excited to welcome Keynote Speaker Malinda Lo and Special Speaker Cindy Rizzo to our 15th Annual Conference. Click on the image above to read more about these fantastic women.
Silent and Live Auctions
Each year, we accept donations for our auctions. The Silent Auction will run Wednesday - Saturday. The Live Auction will happen at a designated time (look for it on the Con Schedule). Proceeds benefit our Scholarship fund.
Here you’ll see a list of the folks who have already registered and will be attending the Con in Pittsburgh. Is your favorite author on the list? Be sure to check so you know what books to bring for autographs!
Driving to the Con? Hotel parking is very expensive and very limited. Instead, drop your stuff at the hotel and park at a nearby parking garage.
Airport to Hotel...And Back
Flying to the Con? Unfortunately, the hotel does not have a shuttle to and from the airport. So we've collected some options for you - from shuttles to taxis to ride-shares.
We have space in the Vendor Room! Have books to sell? Want to promote your small business and sell your products? No problem. Click for more information.