I just fished these out of my inbox. Neat. Unfortunately, I will not (seriously) be checking email until after Nov. 7, so hold off on scheduling meetups until after then, or use Twitter, or semaphore.
This is infrequent commenter / regular lurker Manuscriptgeek. Two other readers and I would like to announce an Awkward Philadelphia Meetup. We’ll meet for delicious gelato on Monday, October 29, at 7 PM, at the 13th St. Capogiro (http://capogirogelato.com/flavors.php?c=n), 119 S. 13th Street (and Sansom), Philadelphia, PA. It’s about four blocks away from Market East Station (depending on what exit you take from the station) so is easily reachable by public transit. On the other hand, parking spaces are rather harder to find.
I’m 5’2″, have brown hair and glasses, and can be reached at my pseudonymous email account rymenhild at yah00. (Without zeros, of course.) I’ll bring a beanbag Super Grover to identify the table, and whatever random nerdy group entertainment/simple craft project I can find in my basement. More entertainment ideas, and conversation cards, are always welcome. If you can get to downtown Philly, we’d love to see you. Hurrah for awkwardness!
And here’s Western Mass:
Dear Captain Awkward -
I’ve been so delighted to read of the various meet-ups of the Awkward Army that I’d like to try one in Western Massachusetts.
We are a smallish state, but the divide between Boston and here is … large. So! In Northampton, at Woodstar Cafe, on Saturday November 10, around 2:30 – I shall be inhabiting a table with a coloring book, and a sign. I hope there are some of the Awkward Army local or willing to travel. I very much look forward to an afternoon in Woodstar, regardless. The Cafe is accessible, there are many coffee things, tasty sandwiches, some salad, and a plethora of truly fabulous baked goods. If the weather is smiling upon us, we can be outside, otherwise we’ll be cozy inside.
Lee AT dancingcrowdesigns DOT com