Program - Kaffeeklatsches and Literary Beers

Kaffeeklatsches and Literary Beers are small group discussions with authors, artists, and other interesting personalities (referred to as "hosts").

  • Kaffeeklatsches will take place in the Registration Hall near the Information Desk

  • Literary Beers will be held in the Drawing of the Dark Bar in Hall 2.

Individual host sessions are strictly limited to the host and nine attendees. Many hosts will be quite popular, so you must sign up in advance. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Information Desk in the Registration Hall in half-day increments. (So, for example, you can sign up for a Thursday afternoon kaffeeklatsch on Thursday morning, or for a Friday morning kaffeeklatsch on Thursday afternoon.)

Each person in line may sign up for only one kaffeeklatsch per session, and only one person per kaffeeklatsch (although you may sign up for someone else rather than yourself). You will need to provide your badge name and number to sign up. Three reserve places will be available in case an attendee cancels a booking or does not turn up.

Attendees who have not turned up by the start of the session will have their place assigned to a reserve. In order to be fair to those on reserve lists, private substitutions are not allowed - the person on the list must be the person who attends and you cannot trade your place. You may join a session as it starts if there are free slots available and no reserves, but for more popular hosts, this scenario is very unlikely.

Note that these sessions are 50 minutes long. Please help the next session start on time and do not delay the hosts at the end of the item.

Kaffeeklatsch and Literary Beer sessions are listed on pages 27-29 the Pocket Program. Any alterations will be announced in the newsletter. The following changes are already known about:

  • Tim Powers Kaffeeklatsch - was Sunday 10 a.m., now Thursday 10 a.m.
  • Melinda M. Snodgrass's Literary Beer - was Saturday 4 p.m., now Thursday 3 p.m.

Note: Please bring your own beverage with you. Only the host will be provided with a beverage by the convention.

Literary Beer Times Kaffleklatsch Times Sign-Up Sheets Available at Information
Wed 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. N/A Wed 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
N/A Thu 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wed 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Thu 3 p.m. - 11 p.m. Thu 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Thu 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
N/A Fri 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Thu 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Fri 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Fri 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
N/A Sat 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Fri 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sat 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sat 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
N/A Sun 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sat 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.