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From Vicki:

Seattle meet-up, last-minute annoucement. (Zee organized this over on the Friends forums, and I noticed there was nothing posted here, so asked if I should let you know.)

People (Zee at least, and almost certainly Vicki) will be gathering at Bauhaus, 414 E. Pine Street (on Pine Street between Crawford Pl and Summit) in Capitol HIll tomorrow, Saturday, August 9, starting around 3:00. Bauhaus serves coffee, tea, other beverages, and light snacks. Look for the big stuffed pony. Zee says “If you’re familiar with the Wells Fargo ponies you’ll recognize it right away, but it’s just a big tan colored stuffed pony.”

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K. proposes a D.C. summertime outdoor meetup! Details from her:
Noon on Saturday, August 16, 2014
Dupont Circle Park (that’s the park with a big fountain inside the traffic circle)
Let’s do a picnic-style meetup in the park! Bring something to sit on — I’ll have a picnic blanket, but it’s not super big — and optionally food to share or just for yourself. I’ll have bubble-blowing paraphernalia, and you’re welcome to bring your own stuff to do or share. To find us, look for the red balloon. E-mail bokunenjin@gmail.com with any questions, including day-of guidance if the weather looks iffy, or if you just want to say you’re excited to come!
Getting there: Besides being a stop on Metrorail’s red line and the site of two bikeshare stations, Dupont Circle is a bus stop for many lines including the Circulator and the Mount Pleasant Line. Car parking is not cheap or plentiful here, but there are some options at http://tinyurl.com/ojb5r3h.
I (the Captain) used to live at 1512 Corcoran Street, a short walk from there, if anyone is feeling curious and wants to tell me if the creepy church sign is still in the downstairs window of the creepy caretaker’s apartment.

From organizer Mercy:

Outdoor Munich meetup!

Summer being summer, and Munich being Munich, we thought we’d meet up at a Biergarten, weather permitting.

Meetup day: Friday, August 8
Meetup time: 6pm

As long as it’s not raining, we’re meeting up at the Michaeligarten Biergarten, in Ostpark. The U-Bahn stop is Michaelibad (U5). To get to the biergarten, you walk past the Freibad and enter the park, going along the north side of the lake. First, you’ll reach the Michaeligarten restaurant, and the Biergarten is around the restaurant, on the lake-shore.

Because it’s a Biergarten, you can buy food there or bring your own (you just have to buy your drinks there).

The stuffed frog will make an appearance on the table so we can find each other. We don’t have a planned activity (yet), but feel free to suggest something.

If you need to contact the organizers, the email is still munich-awkwardeers@rauschpfeife.net

Have the best time.

Here’s the news from Kate T. from London:

August London meetup is upon us!

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 2nd August, 11am onwards.

This time it’s puzzles! Please bring a jigsaw or a crossword or a puzzle toy or anything along those lines, preferably something which can be done by more than one person together. Or bring your best brainage to solve other people’s puzzles.

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).  If you have been to a meetup previously on the second floor, we are now in the equivalent place horizontally, but two floors up vertically, if that makes sense?

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/ I have long brown hair and glasses.

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets.

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

(September meetup will be on the 13th.)



And here is Kate G. from Bristol:

Hi Captain!  We’re meeting up.  A shout-out would be very much appreciated, as is your continuing general awesomeness.  Thanks!

It’s meetup time again in Bristol UK! At the August meet, we shall be playing board games, as well as our usual feast of talking about all things Awkward.

If that sounds like fun to you, please do come on down to The Canteen on Stokes Croft from 11am on Saturday 16th August, where I will be on hand with a Superman snakes-and-ladders/ludo set, as well as a bit of leftover colouring-in from a previous meetup.

Here’s the full address:

Hamilton House 80 Stokes Croft Bristol BS1 3QY  http://www.canteenbristol.co.uk/

There is a car park at the back of the building that does one hour for free or all day for £5. For more ‘how to find it’ info you can click here: http://www.hamiltonhouse.org/getting-here/

The Canteen is on the ground floor and accessible by ramp, and has a disabled access bathroom. It also has a take-a-book-leave-a-book library corner and serves reasonably priced organic meals (think pub-grub prices), as well as cheese boards, bread-and-olives, and a selection of cakes. The bar serves hot and cold drinks including alcoholic beverages.

I will be sitting at a table from 11 ó clock wearing a green t-shirt with ‘#Anniesmove’ printed across the front. I have short dark hair and glasses. Hope to see you there!

Thank you, Kates!

From your host, Julia/Sunflower:

Portland, Oregon meetup first weekend in August!
When: Saturday, August 2nd, from 2:00 to 5:00-or-whenever
Where: Tiny’s Coffee Southeast, 1412 SE 12th Ave
What: Crafts and/or games; I’m bringing Imaginiff and some yarn and crochet hooks.

I (Sunflower on the comments and forums, Julia in meatspace) will be wearing a bright red bandanna on my head or neck. If you’d like to rsvp or suggest activities, or have more questions, feel free to email me at jaybird at rattlebrain dot com

Have a great time!

Event details, from Liam:


This is really short notice and might not work but hey it’s worth a try.

Do you like Captain Awkward? Do you like LEGO? Do you also like low key no obligation to talk social events?

Come along to the free LEGO exhibition at the Uni of York. The cafe *should* be open and getting there is easy – get a number 44 bus from the station (return ticket should be £2) and get off when you see a big sort of bronze building with “Ron Cooke Hub” written on it and a lake next to it. Cafe, lego exhibition and accessible bathrooms all on the ground floor of that building.

I’ll figure out someway of identifying “our” table(s) in the cafe and post info in the comments here, on the forum and on the facebook event page. I’ll also tell the Porters at the reception desk to direct people to me if they’re looking for the “Awkward Meeting”

York and Yorkshire in general people are very welcome to join us, as indeed are any Awkwardeers who happen to be visiting York at the time.

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/521513847978233/

I’m Liam Smith on the Facebook event and YetAnotherLefty on both the forum and twitter if you’ve any questions.

Your Sunday earworm, from me.

Hello, nice people, Digital Tart has arranged another outing for you:

Date: Sunday, 7/20/2014

Time: 4:00pm

Location: The Chicago Cultural Center Lobby (1st floor), 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602.

Transportation: By CTA, a whole slew of busses and trains. By Metra/Electric District/South Shore Line, Millenium Station. By car not recommended due to obscenely high cost of parking.

How to Find Me: I’ll have a big sign saying ‘The Awkward Table’. And have name tags this time.  They are dorky but so useful.

How to Get in Touch Before the Meetup:  I will be reading and replying to comments as ‘DigitalTart’ both on this post on the CA main page, and the thread in the forums at http://friendsofcaptainawkward.com.  Any suggestions about improvements to or new activities for Chicago meetups are encouraged.

Thank you!

Have a lovely time!


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