Kaffeeklatsches and Literary Beers

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

Kaffeeklatsches will take place in the Riverview Room in the Mariott Riverwalk. Literary Beers will be held in a specifically designated area in the Exhibit Hall.

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). Provide the badge name and number. 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 in the program. Any alterations will be announced in the daily newsletter.

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