from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of coffee klatch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A coffee klatch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An afternoon party in Germany at which coffee or tea is drunk; an ‘afternoon tea’ in Germany.
I think this is what they call a kaffeeklatsch in SF conventions, but if so it's the first time I've ever taken part in one.
Now, I didn't get a kaffeeklatsch, which is cool, but I had it in my head that if I did get one, I'd make the mango coconut marscapone muffins and bring fresh Portland coffee and maybe even some of my homemade chutney it would be like a thing.
For those who haven't been to one, a kaffeeklatsch is a small gathering (usually 8 to 15 people) with an author or editor (in this case, me), around a table for a free-ranging discussion of whatever the participants are interested in (usually something to do with the guest and his career).
Attended my first kaffeeklatsch, with Ellen Klages and a handful of other people.
A 50-minute kaffeeklatsch between LibraryThing employees.
Five panels, including their first ever kaffeeklatsch (Apparently, I introduced them to the idea), and the last four panels in a block from Noon to Four PM.
Sunday was more of the same - greeted with coffee, a marvelous kaffeeklatsch (I think those are my favorite programming items always), etc ...
I particularly invite you to sign up for my kaffeeklatsch (2pm Sunday) and come to my reading (3: 30pm Sunday).
(At love; and worse, at sitcoms.) "I've never had a one-night stand," she admits to her regular kaffeeklatsch, a group that includes her pert, snarky sister, Lisa (Kelly Stables), her childhood friend Perry (Kyle Bornheimer, who was in the much better, also doomed "Worst Week") and his roommate Shawn (Josh Lawson).
The hosts of The View, for their part, made health care reform, troop escalation in Afghanistan, and gay marriage regular topics of their morning kaffeeklatsch.
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