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From Kate, here’s your monthly Meetup info:

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 13th February, 11am onwards.

Bad book swap!  Bring a book you don’t like, swap it for one someone else doesn’t like.  Any reason for not liking it is fine, too many/too few vampires for your tastes, or whatever.

This venue is working out really well.

They sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff as well. The excellent food market outside has loads of different food options, which can fit most food requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.
Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Blue Bar (go up in the JCB lift, lift 7, which is bright yellow and quite musical).

Here is the internal map of the Royal Festival Hall: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/sites/default/files/documents/RFH_map.pdf

I will have my Cthulhu with me, which looks like this: http://forbiddenplanet.com/3950-cthulhu-baby-plush/  One time I forgot it but I will do my best this time, however if I forget again I will put up a sign. I have long brown hair and glasses.

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets.  Waterloo tube station has step free access on the Jubilee line but not on the Northern line.

The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/.  There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(March meetup will be on the 12th.)

Cheers,
Kate

From your host, Julia GL:

Hear ye, hear ye! A meetup will occur:
Sunday Jan 31
12pm til about 4pm
East Portland Coffee Roasters at SE 79th and Division.

They have a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, pastries, panini, soups, and ice cream.

There will probably be lots of crafting going on. Coloring books and low-key games may also happen.

Hope to see you there, Awkwardeers!

Have a great time!

From Kate in London:

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 16th January, 11amonwards.

For an awesome new year – please bring anything with you which you think is awesome, from a youtube link to an object of your choice, or a book you want to share.

This venue is working out really well.

PLEASE NOTE – the food market is closed this week, so please bring your own things if needed.

They sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Blue Bar (go up in the JCB lift, lift 7, which is bright yellow and quite musical).

Here is the internal map of the Royal Festival Hall: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/sites/default/files/documents/RFH_map.pdf

I will have my Cthulhu with me, which looks like this: http://forbiddenplanet.com/3950-cthulhu-baby-plush/  One time I forgot it but I will do my best this time, however if I forget again I will put up a sign. I have long brown hair and glasses.

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets.  Waterloo tube station has step free access on the Jubilee line but not on the Northern line.

The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/.  There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(February meetup will be on the 13th.)

Cheers,
Kate

From “peregrinations” in San Francisco:

San Francisco Bay Area Awkwardeer Meetup!

When: Sunday, January 17 at 2 pm

Where: PIQ in Berkeley
91 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 (Google Maps link below)
1.5 blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART station (on Fremont-Richmond and Richmond-Daly City/Millbrae lines)

What: Bay Area Awkwardeer meetup! Feel free to bring knitting, crafts, books, or just yourself

About PIQ: PIQ is a bakery, cafe and pizzeria with a wide range of meat-based, vegetarian, and vegan options, and it looks like they have a couple salads for gluten-free folks as well. They have a big open floor plan with lots of seating, a reasonably quiet atmosphere (good for talking), and are handicap accessible. Bike parking available, street parking for cars.
PIQ’s website: http://www.piqbakery.com/#!berkeley/c19ux
Menu: http://www.piqbakery.com/#!menu/c12bi
Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/piq-bakery-berkeley

How to find us:
I’ll be wearing a bright red and gold Pashmina scarf, and will make a foldover sign saying “CA Meetup” to put on the table. I’ll be seated inside.

For more info:
Feel free to pm me here, or email me at peregrinations74@gmail.com.

Hope to see you next weekend!

Google Maps link:https://www.google.com/maps/place/PIQ+Berkeley/@37.8713581,-122.2680894,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x67bb26f229ac728d?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjttO25i6DKAhUIeD4KHdbWCQUQ_BIIezAK

Have a great time!

 

London is meeting up December 12. The news from Kate:

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 12th December, 11am onwards.

It will be our 3rd anniversary, and 37th meetup, believe it or not.

To celebrate our anniversary / Christmas / winter / festival of your choice, please bring food to share. Bring anything you like, whether Bake-Off standard or a packet of crisps, but please also bring the list of ingredients so that people can avoid foods if they need to.

If you’re bringing something messy please also bring paper plates / napkins!

This venue is working out really well.

They sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff as well. The excellent food market outside has loads of different food options, which can fit most food requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Blue Bar (go up in the JCB lift, lift 7, which is bright yellow and quite musical).

Here is the internal map of the Royal Festival Hall: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/sites/default/files/documents/RFH_map.pdf

I will have my Cthulhu with me, which looks like this: http://forbiddenplanet.com/3950-cthulhu-baby-plush/  One time I forgot it but I will do my best this time, however if I forget again I will put up a sign. I have long brown hair and glasses.

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets.  Waterloo tube station has step free access on the Jubilee line but not on the Northern line.

The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/.  There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(January meetup will be on the 16th.)

Cheers,
Kate

Can’t believe it’s been three years!

Northern Virginia Awkward folks are also meeting up, 12/15. Your host, Creative Cat, has this to say:

Dear Captain & Awkward Army,

I’m hosting an Awkwardeers meet-up in Northern Virginia. I realize it’s the holiday season and thus super busy, but I’m hoping other people want a break from faaaaamily or obligatory seasonal parties as well.

Time is crunched for everyone, so I’m picking what works for me. However I’m planning to do this again, so don’t worry if you can’t make it this time.

When: Tuesday, December 15 from 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Breeze Bakery and Cafe, Annandale, VA
RSVP: none required, but if you have questions you can reach me via @untonuggan on Twitter

We’ll be on the ground floor. Look for the person with knitting (or spinning or piles of yarn) and the sign that says “Awkwardeers Meet-up.” I will bring some coloring supplies. You are welcome to participate in coloring or whatnot, or do something more introverted like polishing up your NaNo draft.

Accessibility (for those who need to plan):

– the ground floor is wheelchair accessible via the parking lot (which has just added more space), and the bathroom I’ve been in was *clean* and also relatively accessible (it’s a small single-stall bathroom, and I don’t know why they didn’t just omit the stall doors and make life easier for everyone.)
– you can reach Breeze via I-495 if you travel from DC/MD by car; there are also certain 29 Metro Buses (Hummer/Heritage and Little River Turnpike Stop). It’s also super close to NVCC Annandale campus, and not far from GMU-Fairfax.
– some baked goods can be purchased for about $2, and they have gelato and sandwiches and coffee. Purchases under $5 require cash. If you have allergies, you may need to watch out for things like butter, nuts and gluten. There are some pre-packaged items, though, like San Pelligrino.
– if you bring electronics, be aware that there are NO plugs to charge them

Hope to see you there!

Have the best time!

A meetup is brewing:

Hi Awkward Army!
I’m startledoctopus, hosting a meetup in Portland, OR on Sunday December 6th. I’ll be at East Portland Coffee Roasters on SE Division and 79th at 2pm. The shop is mobility-device accessible, with a parking lot that has reserved accessible parking. Drinks are fairly inexpensive, about $2-5. Look for me in the florescent orange and green Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hat. There will be playing cards, coloring books, and possibly other boardgames. If you have any questions/comments/concerns, feel free to email me at whisperedoracle at yahoo dot com. See you there!
Recap:
Date – Sunday December 6th
Time – 2 o’clock in the afternoon
Place – East Portland Coffee Roasters 2404 SE 79th Ave, Portland OR
Look for – Michaelangelo the Ninja Turtle
Contact – startledoctopus (whisperedoracle at yahoo dot com)

The news from Shannon:

Hi Captain and Co!

We in the rainy city are looking to have a meetup on 11/14 from 11am-1pm at Cafe Mox in Ballard. The menu has many options, including vegetarian and vegan, it’s accessible, and it has a bunch of board games and fun things!

Website: http://www.moxboardinghouse.com/ballard/#restaurant

I will aim to either arrive at the cafe early to get some spots or, depending on the interest, call ahead and reserve some space. I’ll also have neon green signs on the table saying “Capt. Awkward Meetup” and I’ll get sticker nametags for people to use if they wish.

I know this is a bit last minute, but I’d love to have this featured on the main Capt. Awkward blog, and it’s also been discussed at the Capt. Awkward forums.

Best wishes,

Shannon from Seattle

Have a good time.

The news is in from Kate:

Apologies, I said the 15th last time when I meant the 14th…. November London meetup as follows:

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 14th November, 11am onwards.

Colouring in! Please bring pens, paper, anything copyright-free for us to colour! Or just come and chat. :)
This venue is working out really well.

They sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff as well. The excellent food market outside has loads of different food options, which can fit most food requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.
Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Blue Bar (go up in the JCB lift, lift 7, which is bright yellow and quite musical).

Here is the internal map of the Royal Festival Hall: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/sites/default/files/documents/RFH_map.pdf

I will have my Cthulhu with me, which looks like this: http://forbiddenplanet.com/3950-cthulhu-baby-plush/ One time I forgot it but I will do my best this time, however if I forget again I will put up a sign. I have long brown hair and glasses.

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets. Waterloo tube station has step free access on the Jubilee line but not on the Northern line.

The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/. There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(December meetup will be on the 12th, and will be our third anniversary.)

Cheers,
Kate

Enjoy the day!

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