Almost everybody has a favorite program participant or two that they'd like to meet up-close-and-personally. Noreascon 4 has several different ways you can meet with your favorite authors, editors, and other program particpants: over pen-and-paper, with coffee, or with beer.

We'll post schedules for autographing sessions, kaffeeklatches, and literary beers later in August.


Autographing will take place in the Hynes Convention Center, in the second floor Boylston Hallway, near room 200 (Maps and diagrams coming soon!)

We currently expect that autographing will take place during the following hours:

Thursday noon – 6 pm
Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Monday 10 am – 3 pm

Rules for Autographing


Kaffeeklatsches are an opportunity for fans to relax and drink coffee (or tea) with their favorite SF personality. Spend an hour with your favorite author or artist…we don't promise that everybody will start off awake, but we'll supply the caffeine to get you going!

Kaffeeklatsches will take place in the ConSuite, and are by advance sign-up only. They'll run through the middle of the afternoon each day of the con.


We will post information as soon as a kaffeeklatsch is full. Kaffeeklatsches are very popular—we know it's often hard to get a spot at a klatsch with your favorite author. Take a chance…you might meet a new favorite author!

Literary Beers

Allergic to caffeine? Your brain doesn't actually connect with your mouth til later in the day?

Literary beers may be a better social opportunity for you. Hang out with authors, editors, and other program participants over a beer in a bar—you buy your own, sorry!

Literary Beers will take place in the "Mended Drum" Noreascon Four's homage to Discworld in the ConCourse (and possibly in the Sheraton Bar). Sign-up will be handled the same way as Kaffeeklatsches: