Kaffeeklatsches & Literary Beers


You can be part of a small, informal chat with a program participant - an author, artist, musician or fan - by signing up for one of our Kaffeeklatches or Literary Beers. Kaffeeklatches are “over coffee” and take place in the Convention Center. We don’t supply you with coffee, but there will be a vendor who will sell you coffee that you can bring with you to the designated table in the Exhibit Hall. Literary Beers take place at a nearby bar two blocks away, where you can buy a beer or other drink while gathered around a table. The Literary Beers will usually take place in the evening.


Signups in person at the convention in advance are required because the number of participants at each individual gathering is limited.  The signup process is designed to give many people a chance to participate in at least one of the sessions. Signups will open approximately a half day or so before the actual event. Signups for Thursday evening sessions will be available on Thursday morning, Friday morning sessions will be available on Thursday afternoon  and so on. We may limit the number of sessions which any one member may join and reserve the right to decline to accept signups.


You cannot signup or join a Kaffeeklatche or Literary Beer just by going to the session - you must sign up in advance. Tickets will be required.


The exact location of the signup table will be posted later, but it will be in the exhibits hall.  


This is the tentative schedule:


Klatsch/Beer Time

Signups Available

Thursday 4pm or later

Thursday when doors open (noon or so)

Friday 10a-2p

Thursday at 4pm

Friday 2p-8p

Friday at 10am

Saturday 10a-2p

Friday at 4pm

Saturday 2p-8p

Saturday at 10am

Sunday 10a-2p

Saturday at 4pm

Sunday 2p-8p

Sunday at 10am

Monday 10a-2p

Sunday at 4pm